NBC’s Next Musical: ‘Peter Pan’
Jan19

NBC’s Next Musical: ‘Peter Pan’

NBC will follow its successful live 2013 version of “The Sound of Music” with “Peter Pan,” using the same producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It will air Dec. 4. “Peter Pan” has not yet been cast. USA Today reports that “in contrast to many productions, the title role will likely be played by a male actor.” Sorry,...

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Zoe Saldana Gets Lead In NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries
Jan09

Zoe Saldana Gets Lead In NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries

It was Mia Farrow in the original 1968 film. Now it’s Zoe Saldana’s turn to play the pregnant woman who becomes convinced that she is becoming targeted for Satanic sacrifice in NBC’s miniseries remake of “Rosemary’s Baby.” Saldana, 35, is a busy and versatile actress… “Star Trek” and “Avatar”, the forthcoming Nina Simone biopic “Nina” and Marvel epic...

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‘Sound of Music LIVE!': NBC’s Big, Bold, Exciting Gamble
Dec05

‘Sound of Music LIVE!': NBC’s Big, Bold, Exciting Gamble

We’re all rooting for NBC and its live production of “The Sound of Music” on Thursday night. A successful show could mean more live TV musicals.¬†NBC likes to take chances. “Saturday Night Live” is a signature show and the network has¬†experimented with other live, scripted television — real-time broadcasts of “E.R.,” “Will & Grace,” “The West Wing” and...

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‘Sean Saves The World': Good Show, Bad Network
Oct30

‘Sean Saves The World': Good Show, Bad Network

We like “Sean Saves The World,” Sean Hayes’ new comedy about a divorced, gay father raising his 14-year-old daughter. Hayes leads an excellent cast — that includes Linda Lavin (Sean’s mother), Samantha Isler (the kid), “Smash’s” Megan Hilty (co-worker) and Thomas Lennon (his boss) — in a funny show that makes us laugh out loud. “Sean Saves The World” is much better than...

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NBC Bets Big On ‘Million Second Quiz’
Sep09

NBC Bets Big On ‘Million Second Quiz’

Give NBC credit. “The Million Second Quiz,” which debuts Monday night, is a bold experiment to win more viewers. Seems like people watch NBC for Sunday Night Football and little else. So the network has created a compelling new $10 million, 12-day live quiz show — hosted by Ryan Seacrest — it hopes will turn into a national event and help launch its promising fall schedule. The network need risky shows like...

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