Thursday, January 12, 2023

NBC Delays 'Found' Premiere to Fall 2023; Slots Return Date for 'Grand Crew'

NBC has today announced that the launch of its upcoming original drama series Found will be delayed from midseason to fall 2023. Furthermore, the broadcast network is ordering additional scripts of the drama in a move of support for its storytelling.

"After watching the first few episodes of Found, it quickly became clear that our love for this show has continued to grow and grow with each step of the process," said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "Our goal is always to find the absolute best home for all our series, and it's particularly the case with one as important as this. By moving it to fall, we're able to better leverage our resources, including lead-in and marketing muscle, enabling us to launch Found to the largest possible audience across all our platforms.

Found stars Shanola Hampton, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kelli Williams, Brett Dalton, Gabrielle Walsh, Arlen Escarpeta and Karan Oberoi.

Nkechi Okoro Carroll created the drama, with Sonay Hoffman serving as showrunner. They executive produce with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman and Linsday Dunn. Warner Bros. Television, Universal Television, Berlanti Productions and Rock My Soul Productions produce.

Found was originally set to premiere its first season on Sunday, February 19. Now, the broadcast network will air back-to-back episodes of Magnum P.I. starting at 9/8c. on the night. That drama is making its new network debut for its 20-episode fifth season, which is being split into two parts. Furthermore, the tenth season of The Blacklist is moving to a new time slot when it premieres on Sunday, February 26. It will now air at 10/9c. following new episodes of Magnum P.I.

Additionally, the broadcast network today announced that the upcoming second season of its original comedy series Grand Crew will premiere on Friday, March 3 at 8:30/7:30c.

The comedy stars Echo Kellum, Nicole Byer, Aaron Jennings, Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart and Grasie Mercedes.

Phil Augusta Jackson created the comedy. He executive produces with Dan Goor. Universal Television produces.