New slate includes 'Rewind,' Hayes' 'underExposed'
“Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes has come out of the TV producing closet.Hayes has developed and produced the series pilot “underExposed” for NBC-owned cabler Bravo. Project pits aspiring filmmakers against each other as they race to shoot a four-minute short from the same script. Each filmmaker will receive a $10,000 budget to shoot their films in small towns. “underExposed” was one in a slew of new projects announced Tuesday at Bravo’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour. The cabler says it intends to dramatically increase its original programming output. “Our new pilots push the concept that we’re willing to be independent and experimental, to challenge and entertain our viewers,” said Jeff Gaspin, who oversees the network for NBC. Other projects include:
- “But I Played One on TV,” which will feature real actors performing the job their characters did on television.
- A twist on the traditional celeb biography, “Rewind,” which will profile a celeb per episode in reverse chronological order.
- And nearly completed, net’s second gameshow, “Ready, Set, Van Gogh!” which is “an extreme arts” competition featuring chainsaw tree-carving and beach sand sculpture.
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