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[12/12/14 - 11:46 AM]
NBC Sets Debuts for New Dramas "Allegiance," "A.D," and "Odyssey," Event Series "The Slap" and New Comedy "One Big Happy"
Plus: previously announced summer series "The Night Shift" and "Undateable" will now return at midseason.

[10/31/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 31
Updates include: AMC passes on "Knifeman," "Galyntine"; Craig Sweeny brings "Limitless" to the small screen at CBS; and TNT orders supernatural drama "Breed" to pilot.

[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 Thursday, February 12
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/12/15 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, December 2014) Meet Hector: a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th. Meet Aisha: Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his birthday party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family. Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents vowing legal action. But what the hosts and guests don't know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family ... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved. The series stars Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Sadoski. The series is executive produced by writer Jon Robin Baitz, the team of Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, director Lisa Cholodenko, Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Chris Oliver-Taylor.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Cox as Manolis
· Lucas Hedges as Ritchie
· Makenzie Leigh as Connie
· Melissa George as Rosie
· Penn Badgley as Jamie
· Peter Sarsgaard as Hector
· Thandie Newton as Aisha
· Thomas Sadoski as Gary
· Uma Thurman as Anouk
· Zachary Quinto as Harry
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Mary-Louise Parker as Anouk (Originally Cast)
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