It looks as though Quarterlife creators Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick have managed to get their show on the air after all.
NBC picked up the rights to broadcast, sell on DVD and stream the show in the U.S. and internationally. NBC is planning to debut Quarterlife sometime in February or March 2008 after it completes its initial 36 webisode run on Yahoo TV.
Why Quarterlife Is So Revolutionary
The NBC deal for Quarterlife breaks the traditional “script to screen” mold in various ways. It is the first primetime show ever to debut online then secure a network spot. (Herskovitz and Zwick first pitched Quarterlife to ABC 3 years ago, but the network ultimately passed on it.)
Although NBC will contribute to production and development costs, producers Herskovitz and Zwick will retain ownership and creative control of the show, according to reports.
Finally, the show may be writer’s strike proof as it’s primarily an independently-financed online venture not subject to the writer’s strike embargo.
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