Wow. They are SO desperate!
For the past seven years NBC has done two things well: Make critically acclaimed low-rated sitcoms, and decently rated, not-so-much acclaimed reality shows. The fourth network recently made it clear which type of programing they prefer.
Wednesday, the network struck a HUGE development deal with the industry's top reality producers.
Producers from The Bachelor, The Voice, The Biggest Loser and Fear Factor have joined the team of previously signed NBC producers, including Howie Mandel.
The guy in charge of Paul NBC's alternative programming said:
"These progressive development deals allow us to partner with an array of stellar producers, such as Jason Ehrlich, David Hurwitz, Alex Katz and Lee Metzger."
Hurwitz is executive producing the network's Stars Earn Strips with Mark Burnett and Dick Wolf. Ehrlich and Katz will be the ep of NBC's upcoming relationship show Ready for Love, with executive producer Eva Longoria.
As for NBC's comedies… we hear that, if they're renewed, the network plans to cut their seasons short :(
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