June 6, 2023

NBC’s fully scripted original photo won’t be on screen until next week’s preliminary presentations to ad buyers on Madison Avenue.

The network revealed its fall schedule on Friday and announced it has revamped George Lopez’s father-daughter rookie comedy Lopez vs. Lopez for a second season. But what was missing from the schedule was news of the network’s three remaining bubble comedies Big Crew, Young Rock And American car. Also remains to be determined the fate of four pilots – comedies Not bad twins And St Denis Medical and dramas Murder by the book And Wolf.

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Sources say the network won’t decide the fate of the three bubble comedies or pilots until after next week’s presentations to ad buyers, as NBC continues to switch to year-round programming and weighs the impact of the Writers Guild of America strike against the Alliance of Film and Television Producers, which represents the studios, on issues such as streaming residues and AI.

Season two of Lopez vs Lopez will return to NBC mid-season, when it is added to the schedule alongside recurring scripted shows Law & Order: Organized Crime, La Brea And Magnum PI

Lopez, a multi-camera comedy self-produced by Universal Television has the highest concentration of English-dominant Hispanic houses of any primetime series broadcast, NBC says. The series also has the largest number of long-tail viewers when taking into account 35 days of delayed viewing on Peacock, where the family comedy is streamed. George Lopez stars alongside his daughter, Mayan Lopez, with Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, Matt Shively and Al Madrigal. Creator Debby Wolfe serves as showrunner and exec produces alongside Bruce Helford (The Connors), George Lopez, Michael Rotenberg and Katie Newman.

The longer the writers’ strike lasts, the more likely it is to have a direct impact on scripted broadcasts’ ability to return in September. NBC, like CBS, has not accounted for the strike in its fall schedule, as that includes 10 new and returning scripted originals. (Click here to learn more about NBC’s fall 2023-24 schedule.)

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