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[01/06/13 - 11:15 AM]
NBC at TCA: Greenblatt Outlines Latest Plans for Midseason, Summer and Fall
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, fresh off the network's best fall performance in nine years, had plenty to crow about during the Peacock's executive session at the TCA Winter Press Tour.

Among its ratings highlights: finishing #1 or tied for #1 in adults 18-49 for 12 of the 14 weeks thus far this season, not to mention being the only broadcast network up year-to-year in said demo.

Today however was about looking ahead as Greenblatt gave some broad strokes beyond its previously announced plans (read the story):

"Hannibal" and "Save Me" might hit the schedule before the season is over. Greenblatt wouldn't give specifics as said plans are still being discussed. He went on to add that the first table read for Michael J. Fox's new comedy is in two weeks while the Jonathan Rhys Meyers-led "Dracula" will go into production in a couple of months, both of which will be ready for the fall. Also set to begin filming soon: Neil Cross's pirate drama "Crossbones," however no target date was given.

"American Ninja Warrior" will return this summer. Greenblatt affirmed season five is on tap alongside the previously announced eighth season of "America's Got Talent" as well as the just announced original drama "Camp" (read the story).

The new season of "The Voice" will run through June. Season four - with Shakira and Usher spelling regular judges Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera - returns Monday, March 25 and will potentially run for 14 weeks, on par with season three (15 weeks).

"Surprise With Jenny McCarthy" won't be moving forward. Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, confirmed said development following the panel. The pilot - in which McCarthy helped give people surprises of a lifetime, from "dramatic reunions to surprise announcements to good-natured pranks with fantastic feel-good twists" - was announced at NBC's upfront last year. A. Smith & Co. and ITV Studios co-produced the project.





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· AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· CAMP (NBC)
· CROSSBONES (NBC)
· DRACULA (NBC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· MICHAEL J FOX SHOW, THE (NBC)
· SAVE ME (NBC)
· SURPRISE WITH JENNY MCCARTHY (NBC)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)











[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.