NBC is desperate for a hit. It’s no secret, but on Friday the refreshingly candid Robert Greenblatt laid the cards on the table at a press event. “We had a really bad fall,” he said. “Worse than I had hoped for, but actually about what I expected.”
It’s clear, though, that the Peacock has high hopes for its midseason block to begin the slow process of turning things around with the return of
godsend Idol-rival The Voice, a flashy, much-buzzed musical drama, Smash, and book-to-screen-to-screen thriller, The Firm.
Based on the best-selling book by John Grisham, NBC’s The Firm arrived yesterday in the form of a two-hour premiere that reintroduced us to young (still?) lawyer Mitch McDeere, who 10 years after he blew the whistle on his corrupt firm has — like The Hangover Part II — found himself in essentially the same situation all over again. READ FULL STORY