This was posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
For the first time ever, every single broadcast network has at least one scripted series shooting in metro Atlanta. The latest: NBC.
NBC, which has shot short-lived series such as "Constantine" and "Game of Silence" in Atlanta in the past, has committed to the area for a one-hour drama called "Good Girls" starring Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men," Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") and Retta ("Parks and Recreation"). It's a mid-season replacement series and is currently in pre-production.
The premise, according to NBC:
When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it's time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local supermarket at (toy) gunpoint. But when the manager catches a glimpse of one of them and the loot is far more than they expected, it doesn't take long for the three best friends to realize the perfect getaway will be harder than they think. From Executive Producer Jenna Bans ("Scandal") comes this comedy-infused drama that mixes a little "Thelma and Louise" with a bit of "Breaking Bad."
The pilot will have be re-shot, at least in part, because Hendricks recently replaced Kathleen Rose Perkins as Beth.
There are now a record 80-plus TV productions in Atlanta, according to my tracking. Of those, ten are scripted shows from broadcast television, by far the most ever: four from the CW ("Valor," "The Originals," "Dynasty," "Black Lighning"), three from Fox ("Star," "The Gifted," "The Resident") and one each from ABC ("The Gospel of Kevin", NBC ("Good Girls") and CBS ("MacGyver").
I've been tracking TV production in Atlanta since the tax credits were sweetened in 2008 and the number of new shows is breathtaking. For sure, the flood of new studios is helping to accommodate all the new series. There are at least 26 programs on the docket that have yet to air.