New Peacock script for summer lineup
NBC is rejiggering its summer sked barely a month after it was first announced.
Premiere dates for almost all of the Peacock’s new unscripted skeins have changed, with one — “The Biggest Loser 2” — essentially being pushed to an early fall launch.
“Loser,” which was to get off the ground in August (Daily Variety, April 28), will now be held until Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will still have a 90-minute premiere.
In another significant shift, NBC has moved its new David E. Kelley-produced reality skein from Wednesday nights to Thursdays at 9, starting July 28. It will stay in that timeslot until “The Apprentice” returns in the fall.
“Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back” will now premiere Tuesday, June 21, at 8 p.m., a week earlier than planned. It will still serve as a lead-in to “I Want to Be a Hilton,” which keeps its June 21 premiere date.
With “Biggest Loser” delayed until fall, NBC is shifting new reality skein “Meet Mister Mom” to Tuesdays at 8, premiering the show on Aug. 2.
“Tommy Lee Goes to College” remains Tuesdays at 9 p.m. but will now premiere Aug. 16, a week later than planned.
NBC still plans to premiere the music-based “Hit Me Baby One More Time” Thursday at 8 p.m. Net hasn’t officially announced performers, but on-air ads at the net’s Web site are already promoting appearances by Tiffany, Arrested Development, Vanilla Ice, Wang Chung, the Motels, Air Supply, A Flock of Seagulls and Loverboy.
Performers will sing a classic song and cover a newer hit as part of a multiweek competition.