“NBC’s in-house production company Peacock Productions has abruptly pulled the plug on a one-hour special on the breakup of Brangelina, Page Six has exclusively learned,” The New York Post’s Page Six reports.
The report adds that the reason for the decision does not appear to be the one that was widely rumored — that NBC News wanted to avoid taking itself out of the running for a much sought-after sitdown with Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt.
“Sources close to the production said it was actually commissioned by Lifetime — which pulled the plug at the eleventh hour,” the story reports. “A source told Page Six, ‘It was Lifetime’s vice president of nonfiction programming who pulled it,’ and that they greenlighted the show, then quickly decided not to pursue it.”
The report quotes a source saying: “The special was canceled at the last minute — the show had already booked talking heads, hair and makeup, B-roll … Staffers were working to slam it all together. Now they’re all like, ‘F - - k! We just did all this work for nothing?’”