NBC has busted out its weapon of choice.
The network announced that it has cast Oscar winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in its live musical production of Peter Pan, which will air Dec. 4. "Funny, right?" NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. "He's one of the most unique actors... but he's just really a song and dance man at heart... It'll be the first tap-dancing Captain Hook you've ever seen."
Audiences changed the way they consumed television — as well as what they watched — last year, making binge-watching a phenomenon and breathing new life into the TV movie and miniseries genres. What's in store for this year? Here are a few hot topics.
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The Sound of Music Live
The hills are alive ... with the sound of another live musical coming to a TV screen near you!
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The New York Times that there are plans to do another live musical special next...
Jay Leno will say his second goodbye to The Tonight Show this February, Deadline.com reports.
Leno's final Tonight Show is scheduled to air on...
Francois Arnaud, Jeremy Irons and Holliday Grainger
Showtime is ending The Borgias earlier than anticipated.
Dunder Mifflin won't officially close its doors until May, but the beginning of the end of The Office is already ramping up.
"I don't think we're planning on packing everything into the last episode. I would encourage people, if you are waiting for the end of The Office to re-tune in, I would start doing it right away," series showrunner Greg Daniels told reporters during a set visit Wednesday. "[The Jan. 24 episode] is really what I would say is the beginning of the end where we really start to break down what's going on with this documentary and see behind the scenes, who's involved and...
"What a difference a year makes," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said during his opening remarks at the Television Critics Association winter previews Sunday.
Of course, he was referring to NBC's huge comeback this fall. On the strength of Sunday Night Football, a fall cycle of The Voice and new drama hit Revolution, NBC ended the fall as the No. 1 broadcast network. In fact, Greenblatt said the network was up 24 percent in the adults-18-to-49 demographic and 19 percent in total viewers; NBC was also the only network to improve in both measures this fall.
The Sound of Music
NBC is alive with The Sound of Music.
The network is teaming with Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to present a live broadcast of The Sound of Music, based on the original Broadway musical, the network announced Friday.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is joining Smash for a multi-episode arc, NBC announced Friday.
Hudson, 30, will play a Tony-winning Broadway star who has a...
Bob Greenblatt, NBC
If this year was the warm up, next season will be the true test of NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt's command at the troubled network. Greenblatt and his key lieutenant, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Nicholson Salke, have ordered a whopping seven new comedies and five dramas.