NBC is throwing itself a birthday party.
The network is set to atmosphere a two-hour primetime special subsequent month to symbol it’s 90th anniversary, it was announced Thursday.
Kelsey Grammer will horde The Paley Center Salutes NBC’s 90th Anniversary, that will demeanour behind on NBC’s decades of programming including comedies (Cheers, Frasier) and dramas (ER, Hill Street Blues). The special will atmosphere Sunday, Feb. 19, during 9 p.m.
The promote will underline new interviews with NBC stars of past and benefaction including Ted Danson, Tina Fey, Debra Messing, Noah Wyle, Rob Lowe, Blake Shelton, William Shatner, Jennifer Lopez, Bob Costas, Al Michaels and inclusive writer Dick Wolf.
In further to those listed above, The West Wing and L.A. Law, comedies The Monkees, Get Smart, The Cosby Show, The Golden Girls, Seinfeld, Will Grace, Friends, The Office and 30 Rock will also be showcased. Brad Lachman Productions will furnish in organisation with The Paley Center for Media. Maureen J. Reidy, Brad Lachman and Diane Lewis will executive produce. Bill Bracken will co-executive produce.
“We’re so gratified to have a Paley Center profitable reverence to NBC on a 90th birthday,” NBC Entertainment authority Robert Greenblatt said. “Founded in 1926 by RCA, NBC is one of this country’s many poignant informative legacies. The list of iconic stars and programs over a years is mind-boggling, and a interjection to Kelsey Grammer — one of a best — for entrance behind home to horde this special. It’s conspicuous for any association to tarry for scarcely a century, and we’re generally unapproachable that NBC is still going clever as a heading network even to this day.”
Added Paley Center boss and CEO Reidy: “The Paley Center is so unapproachable to move to life this special jubilee of NBC’s 90 implausible years. As a nation’s heading voice in a contention about a cultural, creative, and amicable stress of television, a Paley Center is singly positioned to move this noted radio knowledge to TV audiences around a world. This special will uncover because for 90 years NBC has preoccupied generations with a groundbreaking and iconic programing.”
The special is identical to NBC’s two-hour reverence to longtime TV executive James Burrows. That special, that aired in Feb final year, was highlighted by several high-profile expel reunions from shows Burrows had worked on over his five-decade career, including Friends, Will Grace, Cheers and Taxi, among others.
Although many of a shows enclosed in a reverence list are no surprise, NBC’s preference to prominence The Cosby Show comes as a star and creator of a ’80s sitcom continues to quarrel allegations of passionate attack in court. The network scrapped a uncover it was building with Cosby in 2014 as allegations about his past function began to mount.