NBC explores cutting primetime by an hour from 22.00

US broadcast network NBC is considering cutting its primetime programming from 22.00, according to US reports. Execs have had early discussions around the potential shift, according to the Wall Street Journal, which could see local broadcasters picking up the hour of programming from 22.00-23.00. NBC’s 22.00 slot currently houses shows such as the reboot of […]

‘Days Of Our Lives’ moves to Peacock after six decades on NBC

Peacock is to become the exclusive home of daytime drama Days Of Our Lives, with the show moving across to the streamer after almost six decades on NBC. The show, which has aired on NBC since 1965, making it one of the longest-running scripted TV series in the world, will move to Peacock on 12 […]

NBC teams with ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ creators for mass extinction docuseries

US network NBC has ordered a new prehistoric docuseries, Surviving Earth, which uses new digital technology to recreate critical mass extinction events. A co-production between Universal Television Alternative Studio and UK indie Loud Minds, which was behind Walking With Dinosaurs and Primeval, the 8 x 60-minute series will first debut on NBC before being made […]

NBC alum Paul Telegdy & ex-BBCS exec link for Falklands War drama

Former NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy has unveiled the first project to emerge from his nascent production firm, with the show set to explore the Falklands/Malvinas War of 1982. Telegdy set up his label, The Whole Spiel, with cousin Stefan Telegdy late last year and it is now working on The Islands, which is being […]

News round-up: NBC & Peacock prep duo; E! expands scripted offer; BlackBox and EO Media team up

NBC & Peacock prep duo NBC has taken comedy Lopez vs Lopez to series, while sibling streamer Peacock has ordered a show from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’s Jason Woliner. Lopez vs Lopez is from the company’s Universal Television division, alongside Mohawk Productions, Travieso Productions, Mi Vida Loba and 3 Arts. The family comedy explores dysfunction, reconnection “and all the pain […]

NBC orders US version of Talpa reality format ‘Million Dollar Island’

US network NBC has ordered a local version of Talpa’s new reality adventure format Million Dollar Island. All3Media-backed Studio Lambert will produce this adaptation of the Dutch series, after partnering with Jon De Mol’s Talpa in January to take the format into both the US and the UK. Million Dollar Island is a high-stakes social […]

Keshet Studios hires NBC, Warner Bros. alum as EVP of television

La Brea and The Missing producer Keshet Studios has appointed NBC’s SVP of drama development to work across its TV slate. Lisa Roos becomes EVP of television at Keshet Studios, which is US-based production arm of producer & distributor Keshet International. She will focus on developing original IP across both limited and returning series, reporting into Keshet […]

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