NBC goes on BBC’s ‘Road Trip’

Network nabs travelogue-reality show hybrid

LONDON — NBC has ordered a full series of the travelogue-reality show hybrid “Great American Road Trip” from BBC Worldwide.

The eight-part skein, developed by Worldwide’s teams in Los Angeles, New York and London, and produced in L.A., will bow on the Peacock July 1.

The U.S. version will be the first in the format although versions for other territories are in discussion.

Show follows several families as they embark on road trip across the U.S. while competing in a series of challenges during their 6,000-mile journey.

The winning family will return home with “a life-changing prize.”

Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Prods.’ newly installed executive VP of programming and production, said: ” ‘Road Trip’ is the quintessential American family vacation.

“We are happy to be working with NBC to bring this fun and refreshing show to the air. There will be lots of laughs as viewers follow contestants on incredible journeys through this country’s beautiful and iconic regions.” 

BBC Worldwide Prods. is now in production on the eighth season of “Dancing With the Stars” for ABC, “Real Estate Road Test” and “Moving Up” for TLC, a pilot for a U.S. version of iconic British comedy “Absolutely Fabulous” for Fox, a pilot of “The Week the Women Went” for Lifetime, plus several unscripted pilots for various cable stations.

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