Dashed ‘Dreams’ for NBC as skein dies on the vine

WBTV is still high on developing new skein with Smits

NBC has given up on its high-profile Jimmy Smits skein “City of Dreams.”

“Dreams,” from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. TV, was one of NBC’s first major drama pickups for next season, snagging a major commitment from the net back in October.

Six weeks ago, net pushed the project to midseason, saying it wanted to give scribe David Mills (“Kingpin”) a chance to rework the script, which had ex-“NYPD Blue” star Smits playing a private eye (Daily Variety, March 1).

But now insiders at NBC and WBTV confirm “Dreams” is dead. Peacock will roll its pilot commitment to WBTV and Bruckheimer, applying it to a future project.

WBTV is still high on developing a new skein with Smits. Studio is in talks with the thesp about reupping his talent hold/development pact at the studio, though other outlets might obviously be interested as well.

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