[05/09/12 - 05:28 AM]
NBC's Alternative Programming Enhanced by New Overall Development Deals With Top Reality Series Producers
Jason Ehrlich, David A. Hurwitz, Alex Katz, Lee Metzger, Howie Mandel, Tom Shelly, Craig Plestis and Jason Raff are among those set up at the Peacock.

[05/15/09 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 15
Updates include: Tom Shelly to join Matt Kunitz, Anthony Dominici and Charlie Walk at Endemol USA.

[03/13/09 - 09:17 AM]
NBC Wipes Its Reality Slate Clean
While the Peacock will offer up six original series this summer, just as many won't be back.

[08/12/08 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Dominates the Week of AuG. 4-10, as the 2008 Beijing Summer Games Open with Record Results
NBC spins the numbers for the week of August 4-10.

[08/05/08 - 01:06 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 28-AuG. 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[07/29/08 - 12:59 PM]
Paced by 'America's Got Talent,' the Most-Watched Show of the Week, NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/29/08 - 09:34 AM]
'The Baby Borrowers: Lessons Learned' Town Hall Special Wednesday, August 6 to Be Hosted by Hoda Kotb with DR. Drew Pinsky
Special guests include The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy CEO Sarah Brown as well as "The Baby Borrowers" creator Richard McKerrow.

[07/22/08 - 10:58 AM]
'America's Got Talent' Is #1 Or Tied for #1 Non-Sports in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers and Other Key Categories for the Week of July 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/15/08 - 12:25 PM]
'Talent' and 'Baby Borrowers' Lead NBC's Primetime Week of July 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/09/08 - 01:21 PM]
NBC to Air "The Baby Borrowers" Town Hall Special Offering Topical Follow-Up After Encore of Hit Reality Series Finale on Wednesday, August 6
In addition, viewers will be able to send in questions via nbc.com.

[07/08/08 - 01:19 PM]
Paced by 'Talent,' NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the Primetime Week of June 30-July 6
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/01/08 - 01:06 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers for the Primetime Week of June 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[06/26/08 - 03:18 PM]
NBC's New Bundle of Joy 'The Baby Borrowers' Moves to 9 PM Wednesdays Beginning July 2
Repeats of the prior week's episode will air before the originals at 8:00/7:00c.

[06/18/08 - 12:04 PM]
We TV Airs the Baby Borrowers, Beginning Thursday, June 26 at 10pm I 9c
The cable channel will repurpose the NBC series one day after its broadcast premiere on the Peacock.

[06/16/08 - 08:07 AM]
NBC's 'Top Gear' Buckles Up Its Hosts for High-Octane Pilot from BBC Worldwide America Based on International Hit Franchise
Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer are tapped for the U.K. import.

[05/09/08 - 01:42 PM]
NBC's 'Deal Or No Deal' Is Upping the Ante Like Never Before to Give Away the Top Prize During Its Exciting Multi-Million Dollar Madness
Contestants will be able to determine just how many one million dollar cases - 2 to 13 - they get to have on their board.

[03/05/08 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Lights Up Summer with a Burst of Original Program Premieres as Part of 'NBC's All-American Summer'
The lineup includes the return of "American Gladiators" (May 12), "America's Got Talent" (June 24), "Last Comic Standing" (May 22) and the network debut of "Nashville Star" (June 9).

[01/28/08 - 02:42 PM]
NBC Announces Premieres of High-Energy Competition Series 'My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad' Launching on February 18 and New Comedy Quiz Show 'Amne$ia' Debuting February 22
"The Baby Borrowers," originally scheduled to premiere on February 18, will move to a later date to be announced.

[01/25/08 - 11:24 AM]
NBC Shifts 'Quarterlife,' Slates 'Amne$ia,' 'My Dad'
The online-turned-broadcast series will now launch on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00/9:00c before moving to Sundays at 9:00/8:00c beginning March 2.

[01/08/08 - 10:25 AM]
NBC.com Unveils New Slate of Entertainment Content for 2008
New and robust sites for the "Knight Rider" movie, "American Gladiators," "Celebrity Apprentice," "quarterlife" and "Baby Borrowers" will all launch in January.

[12/06/07 - 01:57 PM]
NBC Rolls Out a Full Slate of Original Programming for the First Quarter of 2008
The line-up features a schedule packed with original scripted, reality programming and specials, featuring the return of "Medium" on Monday, January 7 (10-11 p.m. ET).

[11/30/07 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Promotes Doug Vaughan to Senior Vice President, Special Programs and Alternative Development, NBC Entertainment While Meredith Ahr Advances to Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment
The announcements were made today by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment, to whom both report.

[03/12/07 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Alternative Series Puts Teen Couples on Fast-Track to Adulthood When They Are Asked to Become Instant Parents and Raise Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Teens in 'The Baby Borrowers'
The six episode series will ask five teenage couples - ages 16 to 19 - to "set up a home and begin fast-tracking on parenthood by becoming caring parents first to a baby, then a toddler, pre-teen and grandparents - all over the course of one month."

6/25/08 - 8/6/08
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
completed airing its current season
1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
confirmed as canceled on 3/12/09
(from NBC's web site, September 2008) NBC's reality series "The Baby Borrowers" is an intriguing new social experiment based on the hit British program that asks five diverse teenage couples -- ages 18-20 -- to fast-track to adulthood by setting up a home, getting a job and becoming caring parents first to babies, toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens -- all over the course of three weeks. As the social experiment begins, the five young volunteer couples are asked to literally grow up overnight when they are each given a home in a quiet cul-de-sac outside Boise, Idaho and attend pre-natal classes as each "mother" wears a simulated "empathy" belly to prepare them for the arrival of their "baby." When a real baby (all aged six-11 months old) appears at their door -- courtesy of five pairs of real volunteer parents (some of whom were teen parents themselves) who entrust their infants to one of the couples -- the nervous, fumbling teens are in for three long, arduous days that make chilling out a distant memory. They must stick to rigid routines, handle the feeding chores, diaper duty and crying jags that might be shared by baby and teens -- all the while under 24-hour supervision by nannies and the real parents who are stationed next door, watching via monitor, and able to step in at any time. Plus, one teen from each of the couples must start a job, ranging from working in a local vet's office to a lumberyard, leaving the other alone as caregiver for the day. After three surprising, intense days, each teen couple will bid bye-bye to the baby and receive a toddler as their fast-forward adult life progresses. They will have to cope with typical "terrible twos" behavior, including pouty tantrums, potty training and other messes. Three days later, the weary couples must face the reality of parenting several sassy pre-teens/"tweeners" at once -- each with a family pet in tow, adding to their responsibilities. Seventy-two hours later, the teenagers arrive, thereby perhaps providing them with a mirror image of their own recent relationships with their parents. To complete the cycle of life, the experiment ends with as couples are graced with the opportunity to care for a senior citizen, including some with health issues, who represent what might be in store for them in the distant future. Through this emotional, dramatic journey, each young couple will get a unique opportunity to peer into the future and see what they (and their partners) might be like if they remain together and decide to build a family. Tested by the everyday ups and downs of taking care of others and maintaining a relationship, most of the teens find themselves looking at all of their relationships and notions of parenthood in a new light. "The Baby Borrowers" is produced by Love Productions. Richard McKerrow (the U.K.'s "Cirque de Celebrite") and Tom Shelly ("Survivor") are executive producers.
· Richard McKerrow as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
· Love Productions