Greenlight season also means rejection season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has passed over several pilots, including a comedy from Amy Poehler.
Earlier, we reported NBC picked up several series for the 2016-17 season, including the time-travel drama Timeless and Tina Fey’s new comedy Great News.
NBC’s passed-over pilots include the Time Crunch, a comedy pilot starring Craig Ferguson as the “volatile host” of a game show. Andrea Anders, Kyle Howard, and Kellee Stewart also starred.
Also on the rejection list is Amy Poehler’s new project, Dumb Prince, a pilot from Charlie Grandy about a “black sheep” son who returns to win the family throne. Nico Evers-Swindell, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Baltz starred.
NBC passed on four other comedies—the ensemble comedy Good Fortune, comedian Sebastian Maniscalo’s sitcom, Sebastian, Vladimir Caamano’s father-son pilot A Bronx Life, and Matt Hubbard’s in-law comedy Grand Junction.
What do you think? Do you watch NBC? Do any of the passed-over pilots interest you?
That is exactly why I wont watch NBC at all. I am sick of realty fake shows. Sebastian is the best comedian. You should have signed him. NBC, you might as well shut your doors and go home. Netflix has won. See ya.
The fact they couldn’t see Sebastian would have been a hit is exactly why I no longer watch ANYTHING on NBC, including sports. I’ll watch the NFL package or MLB extra innings. They started putting crap on and not picking up good ideas so I’m done with them.
Sebastion would be a huge hit show!!!!!!
Was looking forward to laughs with TD and Sabastian
I saw the pilot for Sebastian and laughed my butt off. Great characters. Great fun. They missed the boat on this one. Coulda bin a contenda.
Was so looking forward to Sebastian and Tony!
I meant SHAME ON NBC. Maybe CBS will pick up the Sebastian sitcom so they could have another “Big Bang”!!!
Shame on CBS for passing on Maniscalco’s sitcom. His standup is funnier than Seinfeld and Raymond put together. With the right supporting cast it could have been just as successful! Hope CBS reconsiders in the near future when their other choices fail to catch on.
What is wrong with NBC? Sebastian & Danza together would be fantastic! TV is getting so boring, no good comedy shows! With all the depressing things going on in the world/news, give us some pleasure/laughter! Bigggg mistake NBC – try polling your viewers!
I can not believe that NBC would pass on Sebastian!!! He is one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. I think this network made a HUGE mistake. Hopefully another network will pick it up so viewers can just laugh for 30 minutes. Such a shame, with how complicated life is now it was refreshing to see a show that could be another Friends or Seinfeld. Shows like these just make you happy!! BIG MISTAKE NBC!!!
I can’t believe NBC would pass on Sebastian Says featuring one if the hottest comics on the circuit today. This guy is too talented and way too funny to be passed on. Get your act together NBC !
Is there any update on the status of Me & Mean Margaret? NBC already release their schedule but never gave an official pass over to the pilot. Is it going to be produced at some point?
Haven’t heard that it’s dead but it hasn’t been ordered to series either.