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[04/03/15 - 08:51 AM]
"The Blacklist" Delivers Its Closest 18-49 Finish Yet to "Scandal"
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 2.

[03/27/15 - 08:49 AM]
"The Blacklist" Builds by 60% on Its 18-49 Lead-In Versus Round Three of the NCAA Basketball Tournament
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/27/15 - 08:22 AM]
"Scandal" and "Grey's" Rank as Thursday's Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/20/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows Week to Week, Hits Five-Week High in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 19.

[03/20/15 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" and "Grey's" Rank as Thursday's Top 2 Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 19.

[03/13/15 - 08:50 AM]
"The Blacklist" Matches Last Week's Fast-Affiliate Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 12.

[03/13/15 - 08:20 AM]
ABC Airs Thursday's Top Dramas and Finishes a Strong Second in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 12.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[02/27/15 - 08:46 AM]
Despite Special Competition from the "Murder" Season Finale, "Blacklist" Grows 6% Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/27/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins Its 5th Consecutive Thursday Night Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 26.

[02/20/15 - 08:42 AM]
Despite Special "2.5 Men" Competition, "Blacklist" Maintains 100% of Last Week's Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/20/15 - 08:18 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Each Thursday of the February Sweep for the First Time in 8 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/19/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 19
Updates include: Josh Hopkins, Donald Faison among quartet cast in NBC's Monica Potter comedy; Philip Winchester to lead "Endgame," also at NBC; and USA passes on its drama pilot "Evil Men."

[02/13/15 - 08:43 AM]
Premiere of "The Slap" Delivers NBC's #2 Total-Viewer Result in Its Time Period This Season with Regularly Scheduled Programming
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 12.

[02/13/15 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins its 3rd Straight Thursday with the Top 3 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 12.

[01/28/15 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 28
Updates include: Georgia King lands lead on HBO's "Vice Principals"; CBS orders pilot for "Limitless" TV series; and import of "Strange Calls" gets pilot commitment from NBC.

[01/23/15 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 23
Updates include: NBC orders a quartet of dramas to pilot; ABC follows with five greenlit pilots; and IFC cancels "The Birthday Boys."

[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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/12/15 - 4/2/15
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2014-2015 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series finale aired on 4/2/15
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