I see Black People (on TV)... on a Major Network (not cable)! Pinch Me.

Fresh off a whole lotta FAIL, NBC tries to regain a li'l sumthin' sumthin' by putting some black folks in the fall line-up. I already know not to fall in love with anything… networks have a nasty habit of giving up on a series in no time flat. Maybe next fall they'll just cut broadcast midway through the pilot and show the peacock with it's nose in the air with the print reading "Sorry, I'm not Feeling It." Or maybe just something like this:

Moving on. (I might be a little bitter)

First up is Undercovers (get it – undercover and under the covers? Le Sigh with rolling eyes), starring Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as married former CIA agents called back into action. Peep the clip:

Produced and written by JJ Abrams (Lost and Fringe), I'm certain this clip doesn't showcase all the sizzly banter and heart-pounding drama we're supposed to witness. I'll just have to give it a shot and see.

Next is The Event. Blair Underwood is The President (yes, of the United States of these here Americas). "The Event" is a thriller chronicled from multiple points of view that centers on Sean (Jason Ritter), a regular man fighting his way through the mysterious circumstances of a conspiracy to assassinate the U.S. president. This show is being described as the new "24" – let's take a look, shall we?

Well now, that's a whole lot going on right there. Again, I'll just have to see. This one is put together by different folks behind Eureka and Medium so I'm sure we can expect a little bit of "supernatural woo-woo." <~~technical writing term.

In additional news, Shonda Rhimes' new medical drama Off the Map has been picked up by ABC for the fall. It centers on a team of medical professionals who flee the U.S. to work at a clinic on a tropical island and will star Jason George (current love interest of Miranda Bailey on Grey's Anatomy... we can assume that romance is not going to turn out so well).

At any rate, hip-hop hurray for employed black actors. (even if it's only temporarily)

SO... what do you think? Are you going to watch any of these?