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Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
NBC boss on Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "It was great to know the fans were outraged, but we were too"
“Brooklyn is a show our company produces for Fox, so it’s a show that’s very close to us,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said of rescuing Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a conference call this morning, according to EW. “I’ve been saying to certain people in the press that if we knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast in that show, we never would have sold it to Fox. We’ve been watching it closely ever since. … We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox’s brand of comedy. It feels like it goes along shows like A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Superstore, and The Good Place. … It’s also one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust international number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don’t have anymore.” Greenblatt added that he loved that the fans were so vocal. "We were right there with them," he said. "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter, but we hope that transfers and they watch the show.”
- NBC unveils its fall schedule: All three Chicago shows will air on Wednesdays, Law & Order: SVU moves to Thursdays
- Watch trailers for new NBC fall shows Manifest, New Amsterdam and I Feel Bad
- The Blacklist renewed for Season 6
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist will return in 2019
- Midnight, Texas and World of Dance are moving from summer to in-season
- NBC will wait to decide the fates of Timeless and Champions: "I’m nervous. Could go either way," tweets Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke
- Greenblatt cited an "embarrassment of riches" and lack of fit for rejecting Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest pilot
- NBC is done "treading water while The Voice is off," Greenblatt says of America's Got Talent winter edition
- Greenblatt mum on rumored The Office revival
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Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
NBC picks up Lost-like drama Manifest, starring Josh Dallas
The Once Upon a Time alum will star on the Robert Zemeckis-produced show described as "Lost in reverse." According to the logline, “when Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on."
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas lands the male lead on NBC's Manifest
The mystery thriller pilot about a disappearing plane has also tapped Valor's Melissa Roxburgh as the female lead.
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
NBC orders pilot for Manifest, a missing plane thriller that sounds like “Lost meets Resurrection”
The logline for the potential series reads: “A plane disappears from radar and returns years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane, but for their loved ones at home, many years have gone by." The Mysteries of Laura creator Jeff Rake is behind the project. ALSO: NBC orders four multicamera comedy pilots following the success of the Will & Grace revival.
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
What if a missing plane returned 5 years after its disappearance?
NBC will explore such a scenario in Manifest, from Robert Zemeckis, which may have been inspired by the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.