‘Heroes Reborn’ at TIFF, New Tina Fey Series, and More at NBC’s TCA Panel

     August 13, 2015


Today’s NBC TCA panel already brought news that NBC head Robert Greenblatt is “open” to conversations about an intended Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot produced by Will Smith, but that was hardly the only bits of information that came out of the panel. Among the other tidbits was the announcement that Heroes Reborn, the anticipated reboot of Tim Kring‘s landmark Heroes series, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), among other series on the Primetime slate, which is comprised of television projects being shown on the big screen. Other projects in the line-up include Casual, a Hulu comedy series partially helmed by Jason Reitman; the first two episodes of France’s The Returned Season 2; Morgan Neville‘s documentary Keith Richards: Under the Influence, which is set to premiere on Netflix; and Trapped, a noir-tinged thriller series from Everest director Baltasar Kormákur.


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On top of this, the channel announced that they are moving forward with a new mother-daughter comedy series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the team behind 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Written by Tracey Wigfield, who produces and writes for The Mindy Project, the series centers on a nosey New Jersey mother who takes an internship at the same cable news network where her daughter works. Lastly, a new project from Michael Schur is being developed and produced by NBC, who ordered the series into production after hearing Schur’s pitch. The plot of the series is not yet known but NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said its about “a woman wrestling with what it means to be good.” Schur, as you may know, was one of the chief creative forces behind NBC’s Parks and Recreation, as well as Fox’s underrate Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won Andy Samberg a Golden Globe, a sentence I never thought I’d write in my life when Samberg was on Saturday Night Live.


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