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L.A. Screenings: New from NBCUniversal International TV Distribution


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Among the new series being presented for buyers at the L.A. Screenings by NBCUniversal International Television Distribution is Will & Grace, which is returning a decade after its original eight-season run.

The comedic foursome of Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally is back in the exclusive 12-episode Will & Grace event.

NBCU’s screenings will also include A.P. Bio. When a philosophy scholar loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher, he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.

In the drama The Brave, D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from Washington, D.C., while Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists use their unbreakable bond and commitment to freedom to save the lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

Champions centers on Vince, a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya, one of his old high school flings.

There’s also the new Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

The new thriller Reverie follows Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.

Another highlight is Rise. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story.

For the full list of NBCU’s shows that have been scheduled for the U.S. network 2017-18 season, click here.

Want a full overview of the network schedules? Check out World Screen’s U.S. Fall Season Grid here.



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