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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006

    illness pulls Parenthood from Fall Schedule


    (EDIT - Parenthood was also set to air on Citytv Wednesdays at 8:00PM in Simulcast, Citytv also owns the rights to Mercy)

    NBC's new fall drama series "Parenthood" has been pushed to midseason because of an illness of one of the stars, Maura Tierney.

    The series, a contemporary reimagining of the 1989 feature, had been scheduled to begin filming July 27. The production start of the Universal Media Studios/Imagine TV-produced show is now tentatively scheduled for late September.

    "Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement. "The top priority for NBC, Universal Media Studios and Imagine Television is the well-being of Ms. Tierney. We are unable to release further details and ask that you respect her privacy at this time."

    "Parenthood" revolves around four siblings (Peter Krause, Tierney, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard) and their parents (Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson).

    As a result of the delay, NBC is making a change on its fall schedule.

    "Parenthood" had been slated to premiere Sept. 23 and run in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour.

    With "Parenthood" pushed, new drama "Mercy," which was to take over the Wednesday 8 p.m. slot in midseason, will launch in the fall. The cast and crew of the medical drama have been summoned to start work on the series early to have it ready for a September debut. It is not clear yet if "Mercy" will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. as NBC is re-evaluating its fall scheduling plans.

    This is the second time filming on "Parenthood" has been put on hold under unfortunate circumstances. In April, production on the pilot was shut down for two days after NBC's vp drama Nora O'Brien died unexpectedly on the Berkeley, Calif., set of the show.

    Tierney, 44, is best known for her 10-year stint as Dr. Abby Lockhart on "ER," for which she earned an Emmy nomination
    Last edited by TVViewer; 07-10-2009 at 06:45 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    NBC's new drama series "Mercy" will debut on Wednesday, September 23 (8-9 p.m. ET) in place of the new drama "Parenthood" which will premiere at a later date to be announced.



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