NBC’s intriguing new series, Reverie – about a woman who is enlisted to save people from being stuck in virtual reality – will premiere on Wednesday, May 30 (10/9C). Full series description follows below.
Last summer’s top-rated scripted series, Marlon, will return on Thursday, June 14th with two new episodes (9/8C).
NBC’s Making It is a crafts-based competition series that brings together eight of the country’s most talented Makers to tackle a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing series creators/hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman as well as judges Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York, and Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert.
NBC has awarded fifty $10,000 R.I.S.E. America grants to high schools that had ‘an existing theatre program or a champion of theatre arts in their teaching staff in cases where a school’s theatre program was cut because of budget constraints.’
The program was inspired by the network’s upcoming drama, Rise.
NBC has announced that Brandon Victor Dixon – Tony Award-winning producer, Hamilton alum and Power co-star – will essay the role of Judas Iscariot in the network’s live Easter event, Jesus Crist Superstar Live In Concert!
Dixon joins a cast with Tony nominees Ben Daniels and Norm Lewis, Broadway Veteran Jason Tam, “M. Butterfly” Star Jin Ha and Swedish Rocker Erik Gronwall – who round out a cast headed by John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, will air Easter Sunday, April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
NBC is setting out to create strong family-friendly viewing on Sundays – beginning with the annual three-hour American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World special on March 11th (7/6C).
Family viewing continues Sunday, March 18 with the second-season premiere of the hit alternative series “Little Big Shots,” hosted by Steve Harvey, and the debut of the Neil Patrick Harris-led gameshow “Genius Junior.” That will be followed by the second season premiere (by popular demand) of “Timeless,” whose 10-episode season will air each week at 10 p.m. Sundays.