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NBC & BBC Studios Team for Nature Series The New World


NBC’s latest programming announcements include an epic global event series, The New World, from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, as well as a three-season renewal for its hit medical drama New Amsterdam and more.

New Amsterdam has been renewed for three years, through the 2022-23 season. So far this season, New Amsterdam is averaging a 1.7 rating in adults 18 to 49 and 9.8 million viewers overall in Live+7 Nielsen figures. It stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, with Tyler Labine and Anupam Kher.

NBC has also has renewed its highly successful first-ever holiday special event series Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways for a new season. The crafts-making series Making It, hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, is returning for a third season.

In new orders, NBC has revealed the ten-part The New World, from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, that is set to air in 2024. For the first time ever, The New World will scale across North America, Central America and South America to explore the vast landscapes, remote wilderness and mysterious creatures that inhabit the region. Mike Gunton (Life, Planet Earth II, Dynasties) is executive producing.

From Nahnatchka Khan and Dwayne Johnson, NBC has given an 11-episode series order to Young Rock, a single-cam comedy inspired by Johnson himself. Johnson will appear in each episode as the focus and inspiration of the series will be about his formative years.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon is set to host That’s My Jam, a new comedy variety event series inspired by the popular, celebrity-fueled musical segments made famous on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It will premiere out of the Tokyo Olympics and mark Fallon’s first venture in prime time.

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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