New Shows and Returning Hits Heat Up Summer on NBC
Building on its season-ending momentum, NBC turns the calendar with a full slate of new and original programming, in addition to the return of the hit talent competition America’s Got Talent, which premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 9 p.m.
Heidi Klum, international fashion and media mogul, along with Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B of the Spice Girls, will be joining existing judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, along with host Nick Cannon, for the highly anticipated eighth season of America's Got Talent.
The hit talent competition was last summer’s #1 series among adults 18-49, and total viewers, which marked the seventh straight year the show ranked as the #1 summer series in total viewers. For the first time, the program’s live episode will air from Radio City Music Hall in New York this summer. America’s Got Talent is produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Sam Donnelly, Trish Kinane and Rob Wade are the executive producers.
America's Got Talent highlights another packed summer lineup for NBC filled will new and original programming. The gripping reality competition series Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls will make its debut Monday, July 8 (9-10 p.m. ET). The larger-than-life series will feature world-renowned survivalist, Grylls, as he leads 10 teams of two on a non-stop extreme survival journey. Contestants will be tested beyond their wildest imaginations as they venture into the unforgiving and dramatic landscape of New Zealand’s South Island.
Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls is co-produced by Bear Grylls Ventures and Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio, Electus. Grylls, Silverman, Chris Grant, Laura Caraccioli and Doug McCallie serve as executive producers.
Camp, which stars Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) as a divorced camp director looking for a fresh start, will launch Wednesday, July 10 (10-11 p.m. ET). The series explores the campers and counselors at Little Otter Family Camp, where summer memories are made. Liz Heldens (Friday Night Lights) and Peter Elkoff (Gossip Girl) are the creators of Camp. They serve as executive producers with Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. The program is produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun.
On Monday, July 1 (8-10 p.m. ET), the summer favorite American Ninja Warrior returns to the NBC lineup with a two-hour special. The series, with hosts Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila, will return to its regularly scheduled one-hour timeslot Monday, July 8 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Meanwhile, Anne Heche stars in the comedy Save Me, which debuted Thursday, May 23 (8 and 8:30 p.m. ET) with two back-to-back episodes. Heche portrays a Midwestern mom and wife who undergoes a spiritual awakening after suffering a near-death experience. From Sony Pictures Television and Original Film, Save Me was created by John Scott Shepherd, who executive produces with director Scott Winant (Breaking Bad, True Blood), Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Alexa Junge.