NBC's summer success pushes skein back
NBC has boarded up its “Love Shack” until midseason.
The reality skein was originally set to bow on Aug. 26, but with other summer entries such as “Dog Eat Dog” performing better than expected, Peacock execs decided they could wait on “Shack.”
NBC has ordered six episodes of “Shack,” which was set to air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting with its second episode. Reruns of “The Rerun Show” will air there instead.
“We’ve had a lot of success this summer, and frankly, don’t need it,” said Jeff Gaspin, exec VP of alternative series, specials, longform and program strategy.
Gaspin said promo time that had been set aside for “Shack” will now be used to supplement the Peacock’s fall schedule push.
“We want to start concentrating on promoting our fall shows,” he said. “Promoting a show so close to the fall season would have been tough.”
“Shack,” hosted by “Big Brother 2” winner Will Kirby, follows a single man and single woman who compete against each other for a shot at winning a one-year lease on a California beach house.
Skein is produced by Lighthearted Entertainment; Howard Schultz is exec producer.
Meanwhile, on another reality front, ABC Family announced plans to repeat last spring’s hit Alphabet web skein “The Bachelor.”
ABC Family will air all six segs of the show from Aug. 11 to 16 at 9 p.m. The telecast, dubbed “The Bachelor: Special Edition,” will feature new interview segments featuring bachelor Alex Michel, who comments on the show’s proceedings.
(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)