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[05/19/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Glen Mazzara brings "Damien" to Lifetime; Lisa Cholodenko to helm NBC's "The Slap"; and ABC Family's "Stitchers" casts pair of newcomers.

[01/19/14 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Greenlights Drama Series "Emerald City" and Miniseries "The Slap"
Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman are behind the former while Jon Robin Baitz is spearheading the latter.

[01/19/14 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Greenlights Drama Series "Emerald City" and Miniseries "The Slap"
Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman are behind the former while Jon Robin Baitz is spearheading the latter.

[10/05/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 5
Updates include: CBS eyes "Bad Teacher" TV series; NBC to import Australian drama "The Slap"; and ABC orders diving competition "Celebrity Splash."







SLAP, THE (NBC)
Premieres in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, January 2014) NBC is also ordering eight episodes of the miniseries "The Slap," based on the critically-acclaimed Australian project of the same name that aired in 2011. Written by Jon Robin Baitz ("The West Wing," "Brothers & Sisters") and also produced by Universal Television, "The Slap" is a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it. Baitz, who was a Pulitzer finalist for his semi-autobiographical play "A Fair Country," will write all episodes and executive produce with Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold and Tony Ayres.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jon Robin Baitz as CRTR/EP
· Laurie MacDonald as EP
· Lisa Cholodenko as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ted Gold as EP
· Tony Ayres as EP
· Walter Parkes as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Parkes-MacDonald Productions
· Universal Television