Do you smell the crisp cool air of fall? Probably not, but that's not stopping networks from rolling our their fall promotional campaigns already.
Kicking things off this year is NBC, which has released the pilot for its new comedy A to Z six weeks before the show's official premiere on Thursday, Oct. 2.
NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt did everything but launch into a chorus of "I've Gotta Crow" — a song from Peter Pan, the next live musical on the network's slate (on Dec. 4) — as he bullishly opened the network portion of the TCA summer press tour on Sunday. (One of his buzzier announcements involved naming Christopher Walken as that show's Captain Hook.)
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."
Mark your calendars: NBC has announced the fall premiere dates for its new and returning shows.
NBC has unveiled its new fall schedule, which will cut its Thursday night comedy block in half and eventually make room for its biggest freshman hit of this season, The Blacklist.
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Although The Blacklist will keep its post-The Voice slot in the fall, it will eventually be replaced ...