NBC leads Primal Media & Group M’s reality format ‘The Underdog’ into the US

NBC in the US is developing STV Studios’ reality format The Underdog, following a deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU). The show, which was created by STV-owned Primal Media and is co-owned by GroupM Motion Entertainment, sees a cast of conventionally popular contestants competing in a popularity contest. However, in amongst the group is an underdog that […]

NBC reboots ‘Got Talent’ in US with ‘AGT: Fantasy League’

NBC in the US is spinning off another version of Fremantle and Syco Entertainment’s Got Talent format, this time with AGT: Fantasy League. The show is described as being similar to a fantasy sports draft, with judges choosing a roster of acts picked from 40 winners, finalists, viral stars and fan favourites from America’s Got […]

NBC to end ‘Magnum P.I.’, with axe falling once again on former CBS show

Magnum P.I. has been cancelled by NBC, marking a short-lived reprieve for the series, which had been dropped by original network CBS last year. The upcoming batch 10 episodes that will form the second half of the current fifth season are set to be the show’s last, with the axe falling on the show after […]

‘The Wheel’ stops spinning at NBC after one season

NBC has cancelled its US remake of UK gameshow The Wheel after just one season. The format was created and hosted by British comedian Michael McIntyre, who also hosted the UK version for the BBC, with the 10-part US edition created by his Hungry McBear label in collaboration with Warner Horizon. Airing over two weeks […]

News round-up: Nat Geo boards Mayan doc, NBC orders ‘Non-Evil Twin’ pilot

Nat Geo boards Mayan doc National Geographic, ZDFinfo and TV5 Quebec have boarded Pernel Media’s documentary series Rise and Fall of the Mayas. They will broadcast the 4 x 60-minute series worldwide apart from in the US, German-speaking Europe and French Canada respectively. Originally commissioned by RMC Decouverte and pre-bought by Histoire TV for the French market, the series features access to […]

NBC orders Oliver Sacks-inspired drama ‘Wolf’ to pilot

NBC has ordered a pilot for Wolf, a new one-hour drama based on the life and works of famed British neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, from Andy Serkis and Greg Berlanti. Written by Michael Grassi and directed by Lee Toland Krieger, the show is inspired by Sacks’ books The Man Who Mistook His Wife For […]

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