A couple months ago, it seemed like NBC was having its doubts about one of its midseason series, Day One. At the Television Critics Association press tour, NBC’s president of prime time entertainment, Angela Bromstad, said, “We’ve always looked at Day One as a big event for us and not necessarily a show that would be an ongoing, returning show for a second season.” That statement didn’t exactly seem like a vote of confidence. Now, the network seems to have scaled back their expectations once again.
Day One deals with the aftermath of a mysterious global disaster and its effects on the residents of a Los Angeles apartment building. It stars Julie Gonzalo, Derek Mio, Addison Timlin, Adam Campbell, Catherine Dent, David Lyons, Carly Pope, Thekla Reuten, and Xander Berkeley.
NBC has announced that they’re scaling back Day One, from a TV series to a four hour mini-series. The network has cut back the initial order by 70% — from 13 episodes to a two-hour pilot and a pair of one-hour episodes.