NBC announces its Fall schedule on Monday. And it looks like The Donald returning to the peacock network is anything but a sure thing.
From TDB media writer Jace Lacob, the latest on the network upfronts. Peep NBC’s definites, nos and maybes:
NBC Renewed: 30 Rock, Football Night in America, Community, Parks and Recreation, Sunday Night Football, The Biggest Loser, The Office, The Sing-Off, Who Do You Think You Are?
NBC Canceled/Ending: Friday Night Lights, Outlaw, The Cape, The Paul Reiser Show, School Pride, Undercovers
NBC Likely to Be Renewed: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Saturday Night Live,The Voice
NBC On the Bubble/In Limbo: America’s Next Great Restaurant, Chase, Chuck, Dateline NBC, Harry’s Law, Law & Order: Los Angeles, Minute to Win It, Outsourced,Parenthood, Perfect Couples, The Apprentice, The Event
NBC is under pressure regarding Trump’s show because of his racist/birther outbursts last month, with groups like Color of Change not only calling on the network to drop “The Apprentice”/”Celebrity Apprentice,” but also pushing the current African-American contestants, including Nene and Lil’ John, to speak out against Trump. A separate online movement is targeting “Apprentice” advertisers, calling on them to pull their spots from the show.
Related: Dear NBC: Are you really going to renew race-baiter Donald Trump’s show?
Even noted historian Douglas Brinkley has called on the network to put an end to its relationship with The Donald, as has MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, for whom broadsides against Trump’s thinly veiled racism against President Barack Obama, and demands for accountability by NBC Entertainment executives, became an almost nightly staple.