The part of former President Bill Clinton has yet to be cast. Lane’s credits include the feature films “Unfaithful” and “Under the Tuscan Sun” and the TV movie “Cinema Verite.”
Other networks seeking to stem audience erosion are jumping on the event bandwagon, especially in light of the success of another King adaptation, CBS’ summer series “Under the Dome.” Announced plans include a Fox’s remake of the “Shogun” miniseries based on James Clavell’s novel.
Greenblatt argued that NBC, which finished the last September-to-May season in fourth place in total viewers, is in better shape when the entire year is taken into account, especially among advertiser-favored young adult viewers.
He credited the popular talent contests “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent,” as well as dramas “Grimm” and “Hannibal.”
NBC has high hopes for the fall sitcom that brings Michael J. Fox back to TV but is prepared for a big tune-in for the debut episode that might not be sustainable, Greenblatt said.