Wednesday, April 2, 2008

NBC to set family, blockbuster, adult hours

Cross-post from The World...IMHO

A warning for parents, or anyone who monitors childrens' television viewing.

NBC announced a 52-week primetime schedule at its early "in-front" presentation to advertisers Wednesday that included themed primetime hours.

Starting next season, 8 p.m. will be "family hour," 9 p.m. is "blockbuster hour" and 10 p.m. is the "adult themes" hour, said network co-chair Ben Silverman.

The move steps away from network's previous pledge to only schedule unscripted shows in the 8 p.m. hour, while reserving 10 p.m. for more grown-up fare.

The schedule includes long-rumored additions such as a series remake of "Knight Rider" and a spin-off of "The Office," as well as new titles like the Christian Slater spy series "My Own Worst Enemy" and the King David retelling "Kings" starring "Deadwood" star Ian McShane.

story (and full schedule) here

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