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[10/20/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 20
Updates include: Lucas Hedges, Penn Badgley cast in NBC's "The Slap"; Vinnie Jones set for arc on The CW's "Arrow"; and Leslie Jones is promoted to featured player on "Saturday Night Live."

[10/08/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 8
Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Seed of Yesterday" adaptation; Thomas Sadoski boards "The Slap" at NBC; and Showtime developing small screen take on "In the Heat of the Night."

[10/06/14 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 6
Updates include: NBC eyes TV series based on "Say Anything..."; Sarah Wayne Callies to star in USA's "Colony"; and Barry Levinson to helm Jennifer Lopez in NBC's "Shades of Blue."

[10/03/14 - 02:17 PM]
Thandie Newton and Melissa George Cast in NBC's Upcoming Miniseries "The Slap"
Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker, Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox have previously been cast.

[09/09/14 - 01:01 PM]
Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox Join "The Slap"
Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker have previously been cast in the NBC project, based on the critically-acclaimed Australian project of the same name.

[07/25/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 25
Updates include: Robert Kirkman's "Outcast" heads to pilot at Cinemax; Peter Sarsgaard, Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC's "The Slap"; and first wave of directors set for "Marvel's Agent Carter."

[05/19/14 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 19
Updates include: Glen Mazzara brings "Damien" to Lifetime; Lisa Cholodenko to helm NBC's "The Slap"; and ABC Family's "Stitchers" casts pair of newcomers.

[01/19/14 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Greenlights Drama Series "Emerald City" and Miniseries "The Slap"
Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman are behind the former while Jon Robin Baitz is spearheading the latter.

[01/19/14 - 09:39 AM]
NBC Greenlights Drama Series "Emerald City" and Miniseries "The Slap"
Matt Arnold and Josh Friedman are behind the former while Jon Robin Baitz is spearheading the latter.

[10/05/12 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 5
Updates include: CBS eyes "Bad Teacher" TV series; NBC to import Australian drama "The Slap"; and ABC orders diving competition "Celebrity Splash."







SLAP, THE (NBC)
Premieres in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, January 2014) NBC is also ordering eight episodes of the miniseries "The Slap," based on the critically-acclaimed Australian project of the same name that aired in 2011. Written by Jon Robin Baitz ("The West Wing," "Brothers & Sisters") and also produced by Universal Television, "The Slap" is a complex family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, begins to expose long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of all who are pulled into it. Baitz, who was a Pulitzer finalist for his semi-autobiographical play "A Fair Country," will write all episodes and executive produce with Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold and Tony Ayres.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Cox as Manolis
· Lucas Hedges as Ritchie
· Makenzie Leigh as Connie
· Mary-Louise Parker as Anouk
· Melissa George as Rosie
· Penn Badgley as Jamie
· Peter Sarsgaard as Hector
· Thandie Newton as Aisha
· Thomas Sadoski as Gary
· Zachary Quinto as Harry
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jon Robin Baitz as CRTR/EP
· Laurie MacDonald as EP
· Lisa Cholodenko as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ted Gold as EP
· Tony Ayres as EP
· Walter Parkes as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Parkes-MacDonald Productions
· Universal Television