Thanks to a schedule full of America-centric titles, NBC is dubbing its off-season an "All-American Summer,"
Variety reports. The network is getting behind the return of
American Gladiators and
America's Got Talent as a patriotic buildup to the Olympics in August.
Although the network is waving the red, white and blue, the Peacock's true colors this summer will be reality television. In addition to nonscripted shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the network is devoting an entire Monday-night block to reality shows, including the newly relocated Nashville Star.
NBC does, however, have plans for a few scripted shows, including its recently announced horror anthology series Fear Itself. But if for some reason those shows don't make it, NBC could just air a waving American flag for 22 minutes. - Adam Bryant
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