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NBC Picks Up "About A Boy," Gillian Anderson Returns with a New Series

By Dustin Rowles | TV Reviews | May 9, 2013 | Comments ()


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NBC, which still hasn't revealed the fate of either "Community" or "Parks and Recreation," has nevertheless announced three drama orders. The first is About a Boy with David Weston (Jess' doctor boyfriend on "New Girl") and Minnie Driver, and before you get your neck in a crick, you should also know that it comes from Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood"), so you can already trust that it will be the best new drama on NBC's fall slate, even if the ratings never really soar.

Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson's return as a series regular is official now, as NBC also picked up "Crisis," with Anderson and Dermot Mulroney (another ex-boyfriend on "New Girl"). Here's the "Crisis" logline, via EW: " When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear. Forced together by dire circumstances these power brokers, the FBI and a rookie secret service agent must unravel the mystery to take back control of their lives.

The other new drama comes from JJ Abrams, who also had a drama picked up by Fox last night. Believe is about "an unlikely relationship develops between a young girl with a gift and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power." Delroy Lindo will star.



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  • Fabius_Maximus

    Here's hoping "Believe" is set in the Dresden Files universe.

  • Sara Habein

    GILLIAN I LOVE YOU. *ahem* I mean... I hope this show is good.

    Also, I heart About a Boy, both the book and the film, so I hope the show doesn't suck.

  • toblerone

    Will Freeman has always kinda been my cinematic hero (Sterling Archer for Television) which gives me nothing but hate for the idea of an About A Boy TV series.

  • Damn Scully is a smokeshow in that picture. Well done.

  • googergieger

    I'm still waiting for Abrams to do something good, so I can stop insulting all of his stupid fans. No offense.

  • This post just reminded me of the time I mistakenly called Delroy Lindo "Leroy Delroy" and how it sort of stuck and became an in-joke between my ex and I and then nostalgia...

  • Jess' doctor boyfriend is David WALton, not Weston.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Best adjectives used to describe the rookie secret service agent, GO!

  • Bert_McGurt

    Precocious, adversarial, impertinent....maybe enticing?

  • VonnegutSlut

    Upstart, bumptious, unconventional, preternaturally talented, highly intuitive, slightly wounded with a mysterious past (not all strictly adjectives, I know...)
    Did I miss any of the usual suspects?

  • lowercase_ryan

    unconventional is a classic

  • lowercase_ryan

    I'll start: savvy

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    Am I crazy or is Gillian Anderson getting hotter as she ages. I mean, seriously. I look at her now and I'm waaay more attracted to her than I was in the Scully years.

  • She keeps dressing like she does in that header picture, she can star in anything she likes.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I'm not entirely sure about hotter, but she's certainly maintaining the stratoshperic levels she reached back in the day.

    The 90's Scully suits did very little to flatter her loveliness.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    Well, at the risk of sounding crude, I'd say "sexier" instead.

  • kasper

    Could it be a good sign that no announcement has been made on Community? Couldn't they get bigger ratings for a series finally?

  • ceebee_eebee

    RENEW HANNIBAL ALREADY, NBC. God damn it with this never ending stress.

  • Ignatz

    Cannot up-vote this enough!

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    *agreement via stress eating related pun*

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