Per Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, NBC is looking to make the most of its Summer Olympics coverage by looking to launch new Matthew Perry comedy series “Go On”, as well as the already ordered second season of “Grimm” right after – in August.
NBC is looking to profit from the huge platform the Olympics provide, as well as giving the shows a less competitive start to gain some ratings advantage.
To reach that goal, both series are expected to begin production earlier than usual, with the “Grimm” writers already working on the second season, and the writing staff for “Go On” coming together next week.
“The Voice” is another show that’s looked at for an early launch, as well as midseason entry “Smash”. Both shows are now eyed for a fall launch.
What do you think? Will NBC benefit from launching its new season early, or is it just too early to ask people back to their TVs, Olympics or not?