In Chase, NBC will be delivering a new Jerry Bruckheimer produced drama. Along with what is sure to be some flashy editing, viewers will get to watch Kelli Giddish star as U.S. Marshal from Texas who wears cowboy boots. She, along with her team (Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Rose Rollins, and Jesse Metcalfe), tracks down violent criminals. With any luck she'll be discussing a hard target search of every residence, gas station, farmhouse, henhouse, doghouse, and outhouse in the area on a regular basis.
Wednesday evening's will be opening with J.J. Abrams' new series, Undercovers. Starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a married couple who pretend to be mild-mannered folks, but secretly retired from the spy game when the met five years back. Their old boss (Gerald McRaney) convinces them to get back in the game though when their spy-friend goes missing. One assumes that even if they rescue their friend in the pilot they'll maintain their spying ways in the episodes to come.
Though the original Law & Order won't be returning in the fall, the franchise will feature a new entry – Law & Order: Los Angeles. It will focus itself on the Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD (which was depicted on the short-lived 2002 CBS show, Robbery Homicide Division). With New York City having played such a huge role in every other Law & Order entry, it is unclear whether viewers will take a shine to such a massive location change for this new series. Additionally, with the original entry gone, and the last successful Law & Order series, Criminal Intent, having launched in 2001 it will be interesting to see whether the title Law & Order will be enough to convince audiences to tune in.
The last new drama on the network's fall schedule is Outlaw and features Jimmy Smits' return to NBC after starring in the CBS drama Cane in the fall of 2007 (and appearing on one season of Showtime's Dexter). Smits plays Cyrus Garza a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who resigns from the court and opts to return to private practice to help the "little guy." And, just for good measure, Garza is a playboy and a gambler who has had a "strict interpretation" of the law.