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NBC Pulls a Netflix: Network Is Going to Release the Complete Season of a Series on One Day

Apr 30, 2015  •  Post A Comment

“NBC is taking a page out of Netflix’s playbook, adopting the all-at-once model for one of its new summer series,” reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog. “The same night of [the] ‘Aquarius’ two-hour premiere [on May 28th], all 13 episodes of the drama will also be released on NBC.com, the NBC app and VOD.”

Reports Deadline, “With ‘Aquarius’ we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before,” NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said. “We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we’re excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen.”

Notes THR’s Live Feed blog, “‘Aquarius’ will still air as planned. New one-hour episode will continue to premiere, each week in the 9 p.m. Thursday time slot…The episodes will only be available for the first four weeks of the run. And it makes sense considering producers have cut two versions of the series. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that one will be more broadcast friendly with the other intended to push the envelope on streaming.”

According to the New York Daily News, “Aquarius“ is “A new scripted drama with David Duchovny as an L.A. cop who, in the summer of 1967, catches a seemingly routine missing persons case that leads him to one Charles Manson. This 13-episode ‘limited series’ is NBC’s marquee production for the summer.”


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