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NBC is making another change in the Tuesday air pattern for new variety show Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, which will now spend the bulk of its eight-episode run at 8 Pm. The show was originally slated to air entirely in the Tuesday 10 Pm slot, behind The Voice and new drama Heartbreaker. NBC was forced to change its Tuesday lineup by the pregnancy of Heartbreaker star Melissa George, which was not revealed until after the upfronts. Now Best Time will get just… »
The actor will play a resident at the hospital (and a Windy City native) who found his calling in medicine after several years as an Army medic. He joins a cast that includes Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Oliver Platt (Fargo), Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty), Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) and Colin Donnell (Arrow).
Fun fact: Tee appeared in an »
Leslie Mann and Anthony Lapaglia were originally slated to star in the project adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, alongside Jacki Weaver, Melissa George, Gia Carides and Josh Lucas.
Lotito, a Us-based Aussie who made his feature directing debut on the Us comedy Good Ol. Boy, came on board after Fred Schepisi opted to step down as the director; he is still involved as an executive producer.
Weaver is still attached and will be joined by Rachael Taylor, Megan Gale and Lotito. Other key roles still to be filled include the lead, Adrienne Bennett, a successful businesswoman whose life unravels when her business fails. She.s forced to move from her New York apartment to a small rural community in Australia, where she inherited a »
- Don Groves
Welcome to the sixth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the sixth episode, “Pax Soprana," coming up just as soon as I’m living next door to Gunga Din… “I love you. I’m in love with you. I’m sorry. It’s just the way it is.” -Tony One of the things I've most loved about covering »
- Alan Sepinwall
NBC is the latest network — following CBS and ABC — to unveil its fall premiere-date game plan, and, following Sunday Night Football’s kickoff, Nph will lead the charge.
RelatedFall TV Grid 2015: What’s on When? And Versus What?
The multi-talented multi-hyphenate’s variety show, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, will make its bow on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10/9c (before moving to its regular 8 o’clock slot two weeks later).
RelatedNBC Fall Update: Chicago Med Premiere Moved Up, Heartbreaker‘s Pregnant Pause
Other moves of note from the Peacock: Chicago Med won’t premiere until early November, possibly »
NBC has assembled an eclectic group for it's newest series. Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye will headline the adventure series Better Late Than Never, the network announced Tuesday. The alternative comedy project will see the five men travel together to Asia in search of intimate, life-changing experiences. The one-hour series will begin production in August and travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai. Read More NBC Shifts 'Heartbreaker' to Midseason to Accommodate Melissa George Pregnancy With no assistants and no limos, the quintet must deal with all the
- Kate Stanhope
And another baby makes four! Melissa George and partner Jean-David Blanc are expecting their second child together. The 38-year-old Australian actress is set to star in NBC's forthcoming series, Heartbreakers, that was set to premiere this fall. E! News has learned that the start date has been pushed back to midseason as a result of her pregnancy. Instead, Dick Wolf's Chicago Fire spinoff, Chicago Med, will take its place for the fall debut. Hearbreakers is "based on the real life achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, and follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (George), an outspoken, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon," according to Entertainment Weekly. George and Blanc already share one »
NBC is switching doctors. The network will be premiering Chicago Med this fall after all, as the newest Chicago spin-off (following Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.) will air on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on the Peacock, replacing NBC’s other new medical drama, Heartbreaker. Instead of making its debut this fall, Heartbreaker will now most likely be held off to midseason. According to NBC, series star Melissa George’s real-life pregnancy has led to a “revised” production schedule, which will prevent the series from premiering when previously expected and delay it until sometime at midseason. NBC’s Tuesday night schedule will now feature The Voice at 8 p.m., followed by Chicago Med at nine o’clock, and then end with Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris at 10 p.m. Starting in November, Chicago Fire will return to its original timeslot and take over for Best Time Ever. Chicago Med stars Yaya DaCosta, »
- Chris King
Of all the new series previewed at the broadcast network upfronts last month, none inspired quite as much mocking as the trailer for "Heartbreaker," an NBC medical drama starring Melissa George as a surgeon who — stop me if you've heard this before — can heal other people's hearts but can't mend her own. Critics who were busy sharpening their knives to review that one will have a longer wait, though, as NBC announced today that "Heartbreaker" will be held for mid-season, replaced Tuesdays at 9 on the fall schedule by "Chicago Med." That's not because of the reaction to the trailer (some critics have also seen the pilot; I haven't had time for it yet), but because Melissa George is pregnant, and the show will only be able to film a few episodes before going on production hiatus until after she gives birth. There wouldn't be enough episodes ready for a fall launch, »
- Alan Sepinwall
The third installment in Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise takes the place of the soapy medical drama, which was planned to air Tuesday nights on the fall schedule, but has been pushed back due to Melissa George’s pregnancy.
It is understood that news of George’s pregnancy was a surprise to NBC execs after the upfront when the first trailer of the series was shown. Production on the show is being revised to accommodate the star’s pregnancy, as “Heartbreaker” remains a promising series at NBC.
Inspired by Dr. Kathy Magliato, George plays Dr. Alex Panttiere, an outspoken world-renowned stubborn and fearless heart-transplant surgeon in the male-dominated field, based on the real-life doctor. Alex’s personal life packs as much drama as her career. Dave Annable (“Brothers & Sisters”) plays her love interest. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
NBC’s fall schedule will get a healthy dose of Chicago Med after all.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
Originally held for midseason, Dick Wolf’s latest Windy City-set spinoff will now air this fall on Tuesdays at 9/8c — the slot previously earmarked for the new Melissa George hospital drama Heartbreaker.
Per NBC, George’s real-life pregnancy has led to a “revised” production schedule, one that precludes it from debuting this fall.
RelatedFall TV Grid 2015: What’s on When? And Versus What?
Chicago Med — which leads into Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (and then, »
A stork just changed up the peacock’s fall schedule. NBC has tagged in “Chicago Med” for “Heartbreaker” on its fall schedule due to that latter series’ star Melissa George’s pregnancy, the network said on Friday. Both shows will begin production in mid-summer, but now it’s the newest Dick Wolf procedural that will air Tuesday nights come fall. “Heartbreaker,” based on the real-life achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, is a character-driven medical drama that follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (George), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms, »
- Tony Maglio
The tinkering continues. The latest post-upfronts scheduling change to the fall lineup is at NBC, where actress Melissa George's pregnancy has prompted the network to shift the medical drama to midseason. Heartbreaker one of the network's enviable post-Voice time slots on the original fall schedule, planned for Tuesdays at 8 p.m. That slot now goes to another doctor drama, Dick Wolf's Chicago Med. Come November, that means Chicago Med will be partnered with 10 p.m. parent series Chicago Fire. (The first two months of the season see Neil Patrick Harris variety show Best Time Ever in
- Michael O'Connell
Shades of Blue
NBC has yet to release a cast photo of its upcoming mid-season cop drama "Shades Of Blue" starring Jennifer Lopez. To remedy this, the actress posted a photo of herself and her fellow major cast members via social media last night. Check out the shot at the link. [Source: Facebook]
Actress Melissa George's pregnancy has prompted NBC to shift its new medical drama from this Fall to midseason. "Heartbreaker" was scheduled for Tuesdays at 8pm with that slot now going to the "Chicago Med" spin-off.
ABC plans to retool its Biblical epic series "Of Kings and Prophets", including casting changes, which has resulted in the show cutting back its episode order to ten. The better received "Quantico" has seen a timeslot change, moving from a Tuesday 10pm to a Sunday 10pm timeslot. [Source: The Live Feed]
FX has posted a first look at the second season of "The Strain, »
- Garth Franklin
Paging Melissa George fans — the actress is pregnant! NBC confirmed on Friday, June 5, that the Alias alum is expecting her second child. Due to her pregnancy, the network revealed that the premiere of George's new medical drama, Heartbreaker, will now be pushed back. Dick Wolf's highly anticipated Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. spinoff, Chicago Med, will take its place for a fall debut. The Australian actress, 38, previously played Rosie on the TV mini-series The Slap. She also guest starred on The Good Wife from 2013 [...] »
NBC has revealed trailers for a few of its fall series, including Blindspot, People Are Talking, The Player and Heartbreaker – and the result is an expectedly mixed bag. My first impressions of the trailers, below:
Out of everything that’s coming to the major networks this fall, Blindspot seems like one of the most promising. It boasts a highly capable cast in Jaime Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, and the story is basically a TV blend of Memento and The Bourne Identity, which I’m entirely on board with. Unless the story is mind-numbingly stupid (of which there’s a disconcertingly high possibility), Blindspot could be the rare NBC thriller that actually draws eyeballs.
Unfortunately, I can’t say that I feel anything apart from irritation toward People Are Talking, simply because even though the trailer, true to this comedy’s title, features a lot of people talking (about sex, sex »
- Isaac Feldberg
It's Upfronts Week, which means networks are unveiling teasers and trailers for their new 2015–16 TV shows. Here, an extremely preliminary set of immediate reactions to NBC's new series.Blindspot A naked, heavily tattooed woman wakes up in a duffel bag in Times Square. She has no memories! Some kind of government conspiracies, etc. First impressions: I'd be more intrigued if I hadn't been burned by elaborate high-concept shows in the past. (I remember you, Prison Break.) This already looks difficult to care about. The Player Vegas! Security firm! A dead wife! Etc.! Also, Wesley Snipes. First impressions: "From the executive producer of The Blacklist"? You don't say! Also reminiscent of Person of Interest. Falls under "slick bad-boy action procedural" umbrella. Heartbreaker Melissa George is a heart-transplant surgeon. But she's also a woman???? First impressions: She spits on people? Is that supposed to be okay? We've all done that by accident, »
- Margaret Lyons,Gazelle Emami
NBC has unveiled new trailers for its 2015 fall season, including peeks at the new Wesley Snipes action series The Player, Greg Berlanti’s identity mystery Blindspot, and the new Mark-Paul Gosselaar comedy People Are Talking. Here’s a peek at all the new trailers.
A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. “Jane,” Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.
- A.R. Wilson
As it closes in on its second consecutive season-long victory in the key adult 18-49 demographic, NBC unveils a new 2015-16 primetime schedule that combines popular returning series, edge-of-your-seat new dramas, inventive new comedies and season nine of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series The Voice. NBC is on track to win the traditional September-to-May primetime season in adults 18-49 for the second year in a row after having gone the prior 10 years without an 18-49 win. Through 32 completed weeks of the season, NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults and men 18-34 and men and women 18-49.
In total viewers, NBC is running #2 for the season and within 7% of its year-ago Olympics-boosted average (8.8 million vs. 9.5 million), making this season and last NBC's two top-scoring seasons in total viewers since 2006-07. NBC has won the last three November sweeps in adults 18-49, as well as »
NBC has released some information, images, and a video preview of their upcoming primetime dramatic series, Heartbreaker. The hour-long series will debut this fall and air on Tuesday nights at 9pm -- following The Voice.
Here's the information:
Based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this unique character-driven medical drama follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, "The Slap"), an outspoken, world-renowned heart transplant surgeon, one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that's a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights. »
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