By David Bianculli

Once again this year, TVWW offers quick, bite-sized video samples of the new fall TV offerings, along with our own very first impressions. We start with NBC…

This year, as in 2012, the new NBC fall schedule makes room for six new series, all scripted – with a lot more shows reserved for midseason. For fall 2013, there are three new dramas, and three new comedies. Based on first impressions, NBC is batting a very high (especially for NBC) .500 – with three shows offering extended trailers intriguing enough to want to see more.

Of the returning part of the schedule, the biggest and best news is the vote of confidence, or at least show of respect, given to Parenthood, which will move to the Thursday 10 p.m. ET slot, one the dramatic anchor of the network’s Must-See TV night. But the way things at NBC have been going lately, Thursday nights are more like Please-Watch TV – and this fall, it’s the network’s most-revamped evening, with only one show, Parks & Recreation, returning from last season.

Also returning from last season, as part of the fall schedule, are two shows that premiered last year: Revolution (moved to Wednesdays) and Chicago Fire.

Head over to for details on NBC’s new shows, including sneak-peek clips.