The president has booked an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and has done an interview with Telemundo — two of the three networks that will simulcast next week’s first debate among Democratic presidential contenders. (The other is MSNBC.)
NBC executives had been preparing to handle 20 presidential candidates over two nights of debate when the current occupant of the Oval Office introduced a new twist by threatening to live-tweet next week’s Democratic face-off.
NBC is only adding three new shows to its schedule this fall, and the network has announced that all three are set to premiere the week of Sept. 23.
On Mondays, the Jimmy Smits-led courtroom drama Bluff City Law will follow The Voice, while on Thursdays, Bradley Whitford starrer Perfect Harmony and Kal Penn comedy Sunnyside join Superstore, The Good Place and Law & Order: SVU. Other dates to keep in the diary include Sept. 23 for the season 4 premiere of This Is Us, and Sept. 26 for the final season premiere of The Good Place.
Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the Law & Order franchise, is eyeing a cross-network crossover between his CBS freshman procedural FBI or its in-the-works spinoff FBI: Most Wanted and one of his NBC shows, such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit or Chicago P.D.
Well, fork a dork: The Good Place’s upcoming fourth season will be its last. The NBC series creator Michael Schur made the announcement Friday night at an Emmy buzz-generating panel discussion in support of the show in Los Angeles.
ABC and Fox chiefs share fatigue with the early May crunch, while CBS and NBC execs seem more wed to the upfront schedule.
Abby’s, The Enemy Within and The Village have all been canceled after only a single season on the network.
Two new programs seek to boost inclusion among production coordinators and production assistants.
Series creator Mike O’Brien shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing that “This has been my favorite project of my life.”
The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a lengthy Instagram post Friday, saying the NBC Emmy-winning show “went on to be a life shaping experience that will be close to my heart forever.”