NBC Pickuppalooza: Find Out the Fates of PARENTHOOD, WONDER WOMAN, THE PLAYBOY CLUB & More! [Updated]

Mere days before NBC gets set to unveil their complete 2011-12 lineup in New York City, the Peacock Network revealed that joining the just-renewed trifecta of PARENTHOOD, HARRY’S LAW and CHUCK will be a flurry of freshman dramas, including: A 60’s period drama chronicling the ups and downs of a handful of Playboy bunnies (Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan) and the men who love them (Eddie Cibrian) appropriately titled THE PLAYBOY CLUB; AWAKE which is being billed as a small screen version of Inception starring Jason Isaacs as a police detective who can’t let go of his deceased family after a car crash; GRIMM featuring a police detective (David Giuntoli) who must face off against criminals inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales; Chelsea Handler’s semi-autobiographical laugher ARE YOU THERE VODKA? IT’S ME CHELSEA starring THAT 70’s SHOW Laura Prepon; A single-camera comedy centering around two quirky co-workers who call in love entitled FREE AGENTS based on the popular UK series of the same name; An Amanda Peet vehicle that mines laughs from a recently divorced mom called BENT; And BFF, a single-camera comedy centered on a woman (Jessica St. Clair) and her live-in boyfriend.


Not so lucky was David E. Kelley’s WONDER WOMAN reboot starring Adrianne Palicki which reportedly suffered from negative test screenings coupled with fiercely negative online reaction; A MANN’s WORLD revolving around a celebrity hairstylist (Don Johnson) by SEX AND THE CITY’s Michael Patrick King; A Civil War drama entitled RECONSTRUCTION; The Jimmy Smits drama METRO; And most disappointing of all, 17 PRECINCT which not only featured an all-star cast of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA alum including Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer and James Callis, but took place in a town ruled by magic.

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  • Nick

    Wonder Woman…”fiercely negative online reaction.”  So now the nets are basing decisions on the vocal minority of negative comments.  Wow. 

    Still, the producers’ first mistake was not taking this project directly to The CW as a replacement for Smallville.  CW fans are “used” to superhero series, while the other four networks just don’t do them justice.  

  • Nick

    Wonder Woman…”fiercely negative online reaction.”  So now the nets are basing decisions on the vocal minority of negative comments.  Wow. 

    Still, the producers’ first mistake was not taking this project directly to The CW as a replacement for Smallville.  CW fans are “used” to superhero series, while the other four networks just don’t do them justice.  

  • That’s a very good point. WONDER WOMAN would have made a nice SMALLVILLE replacement and fit in nicely with CW’s girl-power-esque theme.

  • Abby

    That’s really disappointing about 17 Precinct.  I didn’t realize that one was NBC – thought it was cable.  Some of the ones they picked up sound very generic.  Looking forward to Awake and Grimm though.

  • Abby

    That’s really disappointing about 17 Precinct.  I didn’t realize that one was NBC – thought it was cable.  Some of the ones they picked up sound very generic.  Looking forward to Awake and Grimm though.