NBC Orders Show From Former ABC Boss Deadline
NBC has ordered a series from the man who once ran rival network ABC. Deadline.com reports that NBC ordered six episodes of an hourlong clip program in the vein of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from producers Stephen McPherson and Bruce Gersh.
McPherson was president of ABC Entertainment from 2004 to 2010.
With the tentative title “NBC’s Epic Funnies,” the series is focused on showing “epic fails” and other funny moments, the story notes. McPherson and Gersh, who worked together at ABC when McPherson was president, have recently started a new venture, Hollywoodland Studio. “Epic Funnies” is the venture’s first project, the piece notes.
“The show is envisioned as being global, featuring original clips from around the world. Former ABC President McPherson returned to TV this season as a scripted producer with first-look deals at Fox and Lionsgate TV,” the story adds.