Question: I was wondering if NBC was going to bring back Identity. I was a huge fan of the show. I know it was only supposed to run a week, but Deal or No Deal was also only supposed to run a week. Do you think we will see it again?
Answer: Haven't heard anything. Maybe NBC will address the matter when it holds its TCA press sessions next Wednesday, Jan. 17. Identity didn't explode out of the gate the way Deal or No Deal did during its tryout run the year before, but given NBC's stated intention of filling the early hours of prime time with inexpensive reality and game franchises, the network might need it. Personally, I find all of this a very depressing development. I'm hardly a fan of Deal, but compared to the truly insipid Identity (I could barely last through a single episode of it, it was so mindless), Deal is a masterpiece.