May 10, 2012

THE SKED: NBC’s Not Done

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Some more pre-Upfront pick-ups and renewals from the Peacock.  This time the happy newcomers are 2 1-hours:

DO NO HARM is a modern day Jekyll & Hyde thriller about a neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale from Rescue Me) who has a dangerous alter-ego.  Hopefully it’ll play better than NBC’s last alter-ego thriller, the flop My Own Worst Enemy. The show, from Universal Television, is written by David Schulner, whose recent rrack record isn’t exactly dotted with smash NBC hits–Kings, Trauma, The Event–but again, let’s hope for the best.


INFAMOUS is a soap that sounds a little Revenge-y:  the daughter of a wealthy family’s maid has grown up to become a homicide detective (Meagan Good, recently on Californication and in Think Like A Man), and she has to go undercover to solve the murder of their daughter, who’d been her best friend.  Also an in-house Universal Television production, the show features Tate Donovan and Victor Garber, and it’s written by Liz Heldens, another veteran of NBC’s hard times with Mercy, Love Bites and Prime Suspect among her credits.

NBC also renewed PARENTHOOD and 30 ROCK, both as expected, with the rumor confirmed that this will officially be a 13-episode victory lap final turn for 30 Rock.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."