Upfronts week – that time of year when network executives tell advertisers and the world at large what shows they’ll be airing come the new fall season, and we all start wondering which ones will fail first – is coming to an end. And while, for most people, that means they can start thinking about the future, I’d rather think about the past… and the shows that didn’t make it to a new season.
NBC has reduced its episode order from 13 to 10 for The Cape, its struggling superhero drama about a police offer who turns masked vigilante after he’s framed for murder. The last episode will air on Feb. 28, with The Event taking its place the following week.
In an unexpected and somewhat unique form of promotion, the upcoming NBC superhero series “The Cape” has released the first half of this Sunday’s two-hour series premiere through DC Comics’ comiXology-developed iPad app.
NBC aired two promos for its new superhero drama The Cape during Sunday Night Football, and today announced the series will debut Sunday, Jan. 9, with a two-hour episode.
NBC today unveiled a midseason schedule that dramatically changes its lineup, largely in an effort to strengthen its 10 o’clock hour. The network also renewed30 Rock, which will move to 10 p.m., and put The Event on hold as it premieres the supehero drama The Cape.
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The full-length trailer for NBC’s midseason series The Cape hits the right notes for a good, old-fashioned superhero adventure. Seriously!
On the eve of its upfront presentation, NBC has debuted three preview clips for The Cape, its midseason superhero drama about an honest cop framed for a series of murders who dons a costumed identity to take the law into his own hands.