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NBC To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special!

ELVIS: ’68 COMEBACK SPECIAL — Pictured: Elvis Presley during his ’68 Comeback Special on NBC — (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC)

It’s been fifty years since NBC shook the world with the Elvis Pressley Comeback Special.

To celebrate the special’s fiftieth anniversary, NBC will bring together a host of musical superstars to recreate ‘the 1968 TV spectacular.

The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special will air in 2019.

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NBC’S HIGH-CONCEPT DRAMA REVERIE PREMIERES IN MAY; MARLON RETURNS IN JUNE!

REVERIE – Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) and Charlie Ventana (Dennis Haysbert) – Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/Courtesy of NBC.

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).

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Returned Will & Grace Gets Third Season!

WILL & GRACE — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker — (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)

NBC has ordered an 18-episode third season of the Will & Grace continuation.

The network has also increased its for season two to 18 episodes.

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NBC’s Making Crafts It July Debut!

MAKING IT – Nick Offerman, Amy Poehler – Photo by Chris Haston/Courtesy of NBC.

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.

Making It will premiere on July 31 (10/9C).

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50 High Schools Awarded NBC’s R.I.S.E. America Grants!

RISE – (l-r) Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne, Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe — (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/Courtesy of NBC).

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.

A list for the winning schools follows.

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Award Winner Kristen Chenoweth Stars In Trial & Error Season Two!

Kristin Chenoweth – she of powerful performances in shows ranging from Pushing Daisies to American gods – has signed on to play Lavinia Peck-Foster in season two of NBC’s Trial & Error.

Lavinia Peck-Foster is first lady of East Peck and a larger-than-life grand dame — at least in her own mind. She’s also accused of killing her husband and trying to dispose of him in a suitcase.

The premiere for the second season of “Trial & Error” will be announced at a later date.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert Finds Its Judas in Hamilton Alum!

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT — Pictured: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” logo — (Photo by: NBC)

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.

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NBC Renews Devilish Summer Series Midnight, Texas!

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS – Manfred (Francois Arnaud) – Photo courtesy of NBC.

NBC has ordered a second season of Midnight, Texas – its adaptation of the novels by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood).

In Midnight, Texas, being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. It’s a mysterious safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.

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