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Sean Hayes, 2012

NBC released a fall schedule on Sunday that features new shows starring Michael J. Fox and James Spader, as well as a "Dracula" drama, and new time slots for several of its returning favorites.

The shows moving include "Revolution," which will shift to Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and "Chicago Fire," which will air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays after "The Voice." Also moving is "Parenthood," which jumps to 10 p.m. Thursdays.

Also of note: "Parks and Recreation" shifts to 8 p.m. on Thursday, where it will lead into three new comedies -- Mike O'Malley's "Welcome to the Family," Sean Hayes' "Sean Saves the World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show."

Michael J. Fox, 2006
Michael J. Fox, 2006 (AP)

The latter series marks the anticipated return of Fox to series television. The show will have some biographical overtones to it as Fox plays a news anchor who put his career on hold to focus on his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Now, he's returning to work.

Spader, who starred for one season on "The Office," returns to NBC in "The Blacklist." It's an action drama that has him playing a highly sought fugitive who, after decades in hiding, suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch master criminals.

"Dracula" is a fresh take on the iconic bloodsucker, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the title role. It will be paired with "Grimm" on Fridays to form a one-two horror punch.


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The new fall lineup also includes a remake of "Ironside," starring Blair Underwood as the detective who doesn't let a wheelchair keep him from catching bad guys.

In other NBC developments, the network announced that Seth Meyers, as expected, will take over as host of "Late Night" when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" next year.

To make room for its new inventory, NBC canceled a slew of shows, including "Smash" and "The New Normal." Also axed were "Go On," "Up All Night," "Whitney, "Deception," "Guys With Kids" and "1600 Penn."

Surviving the cut was perennial "bubble" show "Community," but the offbeat comedy will be saved for midseason.

NBC said renewal decisions on "Celebrity Apprentice" and "Hannibal" will be made in the next few weeks.

Also coming at midseason are J.J. Abrams' "Believe," political thriller "Crisis," a pirate drama with John Malkovich called "Crossbones" and a "Chicago Fire" spin off called "Chicago PD." Other new midseason series include the comedies "About a Boy" (based on Nick Hornby's best-seller), "The Family Guide" and "Undateable," medical drama "The Night Shift," and two reality series: "Food Fighters" and "The Million Second Quiz."

Here's a look at NBC's fall schedule (New shows uppercase):

MONDAY

8 p.m. -- "The Voice"

10 p.m. -- "THE BLACKLIST"

TUESDAY

8 p.m. -- "The Biggest Loser"

9 p.m. -- "The Voice"

10-11 p.m. -- "Chicago Fire"

WEDNESDAY

8 p.m. -- "Revolution" (New Day and Time)

9 p.m. -- "Law & Order: SVU"

10-11 p.m. -- "IRONSIDE"

THURSDAY

8 p.m. -- "Parks and Recreation"

8:30 p.m. -- "WELCOME TO THE FAMILY"

9 p.m. -- "SEAN SAVES THE WORLD"

9:30 p.m. — "THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW"

10 p.m. — "Parenthood"

FRIDAY

8 p.m. -- "Dateline NBC"

9 p.m. -- "Grimm"

10 p.m. -- "DRACULA"

SATURDAY

Encore programming

SUNDAY

7 p.m. -- "Football Night in America"

8:15 p.m. -- "NBC Sunday Night Football"