NBC Summer series announced

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  1. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

    Jul 15, 2000

    "NBC revealed its ambitious Summer 2006 programming lineup that features the original drama series Windfall, the bold alternative series Treasure Hunters and the return of the standup comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. The announcement was made today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

    "We want people to know that NBC is not taking the summer off, and in fact, we are offering an engaging new drama in 'Windfall,' a riveting new competition series in 'Treasure Hunters' and the return of the audience favorite 'Last Comic Standing,'" said Reilly.

    Premiere dates and times for the programs will be announced later.

    Money changes everything for a group of 20 young adult friends who serendipitously pool their cash at a neighborhood party to buy and win a record $386 million lottery jackpot in the fresh new drama series Windfall. Unfortunately, their initial ecstasy is tempered by the romantic, social and family complications caused by instant wealth.

    The ensemble cast includes Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210), Jason Gedrick (Boomtown), Lana Parrilla (Boomtown), Sarah Wynter (24), D.J. Cotrona (Skin), Jon Foster (The Door in the Floor), Alice Greczyn (The Dukes of Hazzard) and Jaclyn DeSantis (Road Trip). Each winner will react differently to their good fortune, some will find freedom and good deeds while others only unexpected ethical, legal, criminal and martial problems. Windfall is a production of Regency Television. Laurie McCarthy (Felicity, CSI: Miami) is the executive producer of the series.

    Treasure Hunters -- from Imagine Television and the producers of Project Greenlight, Project Runway and Last Comic Standing -- is a fast-paced, adventure-reality series. In Treasure Hunters, multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they face intellectual and physical challenges in their quest of a promised hidden treasure. The teams must avoid elimination as they travel to historically significant locations where the must decipher cryptic codes and puzzles, each with a clue leading them closer to solving the ultimate puzzle and obtaining the coveted grand prize.

    Laird Macintosh (The Great Raid) hosts the series that is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Magical Elves Productions, Imagine Television and Madison Road Entertainment. Dan Cutforth (Project Greenlight, Last Comic Standing) and Jane Lipsitz (Project Greenlight, Last Comic Standing) of Magical Elves Productions, along with Brian Grazer and David Nevins of Imagine Television, and Tom Mazza, Danica Krislovich and Jak Severson of Madison Road Entertainment, serve as executive producers.

    The Emmy-nominated series Last Comic Standing will return to NBC in search of the funniest comedian in America. In its first two seasons, the show garnered critical and popular acclaim as it traveled the country looking for the best stand-up comedian, and rewarded him or her with an exclusive talent deal with the network. As with previous seasons, talent scouts will travel to major cities nationwide to see performances from thousands of aspiring and professional comedians. In addition, through an online component, aspiring participants can submit their tape to nbc.com, where online voters will determine one comedian to join those found on the nationwide search."
  2. TheDewAddict

    TheDewAddict tciddAweDehT

    Aug 21, 2002
    So in other words, it's a rip-off of The Amazing Race on CBS?
  3. Dmon4u

    Dmon4u Unresponsive User

    Jul 15, 2000
    Say it ain't so...

    Are you saying that it's possible that they're starting to make derivative reality shows ?

    Geez, that makes me glad that I've never watched even one of these things !
  4. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I bet the Treasure is....$1,000,000.00
  5. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    What's next, The DaVinci Code: The Game Show?

    Though, come to think of it, that could be fun.....
  6. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    If memory serves, didn't the last season of Last Comic Standing tank so badly in the ratings that they pulled it without showing the final showdown? That's quite a miraculous recovery, to come back for a new season after having something like that happen.
  7. SparkleMotion

    SparkleMotion New Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Alive at...
  8. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    Sep 17, 2001
    That's how I remember it. Or maybe they showed the final showdown but not the results show. Or they bumped it to the Comedy Channel. Something like that. Whatever it was, I remember feeling burned as a viewer.
  9. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Now that I'm thinking more about it, I think what they did was pulled the final episode and instead aired three back-to-back episodes of their new smash hit animated series "Father of the Pride," in its place, and there was an extended commercial or something of the sort, within or between episodes of Father of the Pride, where they revealed the winner.

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