NBC will explore The InBetween starting later this spring, it was announced on Monday. Premiering Wednesday, May 29, at 10 p.m., The InBetween stars Harriet Dyer (No Activity) as Cassie Bedford, a young woman who has visions. NBC also set the following summertime premiere dates: Dateline, June 10 at 10 p.m.; The Wall, June 20 at 8; and Hollywood Game Night, July 11 at 9.
The syndicated version of Dateline is currently in its second season airing on Fox Television Stations as well as leading station groups across the country and has been renewed for season three on Sinclair, Hearst, Tribune, Nexstar, Graham Media, Gray, Cox Media Group, Tegna, Scripps, Sunbeam, Weigel, Block, Hubbard and more.
The syndicated version of Dateline has improved both primetime and early fringe time periods by 10% for stations in November 2017 compared to a year ago.
The award-winning true crime series has been sold in more than 80% of the U.S. Double runs of Dateline will also be offered to stations to air as a two-hour true crime block.
Wills and Kate apparently trump chills and monster-bait. NBC on Monday preempted the regularly scheduled episode of Siberia for A Little Prince, a Dateline special about the newest member of England’s royal family.
Now in it’s 20th season, the NBC News show is launching “Dateline Chatline,” a major social TV initiative aimed at merging “all viewer discussion surrounding Dateline into one easy-to-access, user-friendly online site.”
For several months, Dateline personnel have studied the behavior and postings of the show’s fans on Facebook and other social media milieu, allowing them to create an ad campaign that speaks to the way viewers interact with the program, not its smiling personalities or lurid headlines.
Cable and broadcast network audiences can’t seem to get enough of true crime all the time. For programmers, crime pays like no other genre; they are offering more homicides than ever — real murders, not those conjured by Hollywood scriptwriters. The documentary accounts of husbands slaying wives, strangers killing for sex or money, and people on drugs committing murder for more drugs have become a staple of weekly network television through series like 48 Hours Mysteries on CBS on Saturday nights and Dateline on NBC on Friday nights.