NBC Ordering Three Dramas With Unusual Premises

May 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Three dramas with unusual premises are receiving series orders from NBC, as the network seeks to revamp its prime-time lineup, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.

"Playboy" is an hour-long show that tracks the lives of workers and patrons at a Playboy club in 1960s Chicago, during a period considered the heyday of the clubs. The show has been compared to “Mad Men.”

"Grimm" is a cop show with a science-fiction edge, as the detective finds out he’s a "grimm," or someone who can see evil-doers with strange, alternate faces.

"Awake" is about a police officer who lives in two realities: one in which his wife has died and another in which his son has died.

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