Cheryl’s Take: new NBC dramas to watch this season!

Let’s be honest. I’m more a fan of drama than comedy. That being said, it’s time I checked to see what the networks have planned for us, the unsuspecting viewers, for the upcoming 2017-18 season. I want to look at some of these shows in a short series of articles.

Here’s a quick look at what new dramas NBC has lined up.

“The Brave” (Mondays at 10/9c) follows undercover military personnel in both their technology surveillance office in Washington, D.C. and on the field with a Special Ops squad of soldiers that participate in dangerous missions all over the world. The series comes from Alex Gansa (think TV giants “Homeland” and “24”). Series stars are Anne Heche, Mike Vogel, Sofia Pernas, Tate Ellington, Natacha Karam, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, and Hadi Tabbal.

Jenna Bans (“Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) brings “Good Girls” to the table at NBC. The premise of “Good Girls” has three moms, tired of their mundane lives, plan and rob a supermarket with a toy gun. Unfortunately, their game becomes much too serious when they make off with a boatload of cash and one of them is recognized. So, the hunt begins for their arrest, and they go on the lam. Series stars are Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Izzy Stannard, and Matthew Lillard.

In true “Law & Order” fashion, the series “Law and Order True Crirme: The Menendez Murders” focuses for eight weeks on the case that mesmerized America. The series takes an in-depth look into behind-the-scenes drama of the trial as well as the investigation. The series stars Edie Falco.

RISE — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

Micky Fisher, “Extant” creator, brings “Reverie” to NBC. This series follows a former hostage negotiator in her work as a college professor who finds a way to make her dreams come true through virtual reality. Series stars are Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Kathryn Morris.

Based on a true story, “Rise,” from the Executive Producer of “Parenthood,” tells the story of how an ordinary teacher of theatre manages to use his shows to change an entire town. Interesting premise – and possibly very inspiring. Series stars are Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk.

Keep on the lookout for unannounced airdates of some of these new dramas on NBC.

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