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NBC at TCA: Executive Session Live-Blog

January 19, 2014 by  

NBC is having their Press Tour exec session, and Robert Greenblatt, Jennifer Salke, and Paul Telegdy are here to talk to reporters about the state of the network. Follow along for the latest!

9:24 AM: December 4, 2014, NBC will produce a live production of PETER PAN.

9:25 AM: Greenblatt announces it has ordered 10 episodes of EMERALD CITY, which focus on a 20-year-old Dorothy.

9:26 AM: Also picked up is an eight-hour miniseries, THE SLAP, about what happens when a child gets hit by a family member at a BBQ.

9:27 AM: NBC has also picked up pilots for a new Katherine Heigl show, plus a comedy from EP Amy Poehler. (Poehler also has inked a three-year producing deal with NBC.)

9:33 AM: The last Jay Leno guest? Billy Crystal. (With musical guest, Garth Brooks.) Crystal was also Leno’s first guest ever when he took over THE TONIGHT SHOW.

9:35 AM: “I think people will choose to watch or not watch regardless of the [over] promotion,” Greenblatt says of the danger of overpromoting things during the Olympics.

9:37 AM: CELEBRITY APPRENTICE update: “We haven’t shot the latest cycle, but we’re casting it now,” Greenblatt says.

9:38 AM: The execs are feeling good about GRIMM’s future, and Salke notes that genre fans are passionate.

9:40 AM: Greenblatt says that while Thursday’s comedy block has been a tradition, they’re not set in stone with keeping things the way they are. But they are determined to grow good comedies.

9:42 AM: Greenblatt says THE SLAP will, for sure, be done when the episodes are done. He points out UNDER THE DOME can’t be really dubbed a more limited series since it’s coming back. They’re not sure what EMERALD CITY will be yet.

9:45 AM: “It’s a show we’ve evolved in many ways,” Telegdy says of THE VOICE. He says they’ll be live in slightly fewer weeks next season.

9:47 AM: “All of us are grappling with how many episodes to put on demand and how many episodes to put on Hulu…I hope at some point, this will all be decided,” Greenblatt says of things not being legally available to watch online.

9:49 AM: “No comment” on whether NBC has put in a bid for NFL Thursday night games, Greenblatt says.

9:53 AM: “You will see the wires…I think it’s part of the charm of the show,” Greenblatt says of PETER PAN.

9:56 AM: “We’re obviously not happy about a 0.6 for any show…we like that show and the Sean Hayes show a lot,” Greenblatt says of THE MICHAEL J. FOX show. He admits it’s a real uphill battle.

9:57 AM: “I think both of those shows are strong possibility for returns,” Greenblatt says re: PARKS AND REC & COMMUNITY. He says they’re feeling “bullish” on P&R returning for season 7. (He then says he’d bet the show does return when pressed further.)

10:00 AM: “I’d love to find a way to bring it back,” Greenblatt says of MICHAEL J. FOX show. They’re considering moving it around, but they absolutely wish it was doing more.

10:02 AM: “It’s a show we love, it’s doing really well…it’s actually done better on Thursday at 10 than several things we’ve had there in the past year or year and a half,” Greenblatt says of PARENTHOOD. He notes they’re hopeful about another season of that, too.

10:03 AM: “THE BLACKLIST would never have seen the air if it didn’t have a pilot,” Greenblatt says on why he’s pro-pilot season. He points out the show came from a relative new writer, and getting that solid pilot made its case.

And we’re done!


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