NBC’s newsmagazine "Rock Center with Brian Williams" will debut on Halloween at 10 p.m., with the first episode looking at antigovernment activists in Syria and the one place in the U.S. with a negative unemployment rate, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Another piece will report on efforts by Chinese women to gain U.S. citizenship, the report says.
"Rock Center" will have a hard-news edge, the story says. NBC realizes the show may take time to get established, the piece adds.
"We’re not doing this as a ratings play. We’re not kidding ourselves, we know it’s going to take some time to get established," NBC News President Steve Capus said earlier this week, according to the article.
"Rock Center" replaces "The Playboy Club," which was canceled after three episodes.