NBC Orders AMERICAN AUTO, GRAND CREW, and LA BREA to Series - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


January 12, 2021 by  

American Auto on NBC

AMERICAN AUTO — “Pilot” — Pictured:(l-r) Michael Benjamin Washington as Cyrus, Ana Gasteyer as Katherine, Humphrey Ker as Elliot, Harriet Dyer as Sadie, Tye White as Jack — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

NBC has ordered new shows for the 2021-2022 season: comedies GRAND CREW and AMERICAN AUTO, as well as drama LA BREA.

“Our driving force has always been to seek out talented storytellers who have a strong point of view,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, said in a statement. “While these shows are very different thematically , what they have in common is a unique voice, excellent world building, and compelling storytelling. We can’t wait to share them with TV fans everywhere.”  

Here’s what to expect from the series…


Genre: Comedy (single-cam)

Studio: Universal Television

Production companies: Spitzer Holding Company, Kapital Entertainment

Writer/EP: Justin Spitzer (“Superstore”)

Director/EP: Jeff Blitz (pilot)

EP: Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor

Cast: Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo

Logline: Set at the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit where a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amidst a rapidly changing industry.


Genre: Comedy (single-cam)

Studio: Universal Television

Writer/EP: Phil Augusta Jackson (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

EP: Dan Goor

Director/Co-EP: Mo Marable (pilot)

Cast: Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings and Nicole Byer

Logline: A group of Black friends unpack the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar.


Genre: Drama

Studio: Universal Television

Production company: Keshet Studios

Writer/EP: David Applebaum (“NCIS: New Orleans”)

EP’s: Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Ken Woodruff

Cast: Natalie Zea, Zyra Gorecki and Chiké Okonkwo. Additional cast will be announced shortly.

Logline: When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.

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