NBC has delayed the premiere of its new drama “Parenthood” to midseason due to an illness affecting show star Maura Tierney that has delayed production by eight weeks, the Hollywood Reporter says.
Filming was scheduled to begin July 27 for a fall premiere.
The network will now move midseason series “Mercy” to begin in the fall. The cast and crew of the show have been called to begin work.
NBC did not release information about Tierney’s condition.
This marks the second time “Parenthood” has faced production delays. Pilot production was shut down for two days after the unexpected death of NBC vice president of drama Nora O’Brien.