Red Right Hand: NBC 2010-11
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

NBC 2010-11

Upfronts were today, and here are my favorites from the Peacock network, who look to be capitalizing on the post-primetime-Leno opportunity to rebrand themselves some. Monday action night anyone?

THE CAPE



Screw Edna Mode. Best use of a cape since the guy with the pointy ears and the serious psychological issues. This was one of my favorite reads from pilot season and Keith David, though an unexpected casting decision is decidedly owning the role of Max Malini, mentor to The Cape. I have high hopes for this one.

THE EVENT



At first, it appears to be the heir-apparent to 24, but skewing more liberal, but there's a twist when you watch the pilot that will hopefully stay secret-ish. This looks like it's solid.

UNDERCOVERS



Spies and J.J. Abrams. A proven thing. And this looks likely it delightfully mixes in a little of the classic eighties crime and romance formula (a la Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Scarecrow & Mrs. King). Hoping it stays fairly grounded, as opposed to Alias.
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