NBC Sets Summer Dates for Anne Heche Comedy, Rachel Griffith's Camp and Other Series

NBC Summer Calendar Save Me CampAn Anne Heche comedy will at long last come off the shelf to launch NBC’s summer slate, the network announced on Monday.

Save Me, starring Heche (Men in Trees) as a Midwestern mom and wife who has a spiritual awakening after a near-death experience, will air Thursdays at 8/7c, starting May 23 — more than a year after being unveiled at NBC’s 2012 Upfront presentation.

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American Ninja Warrior will launch its new season Monday, July 1 at 8 pm, with a two-hour opener.

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls, which sends 10 teams of two on an extreme-survival competition, will air Mondays at 8, starting July 8.

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Camp, a Meatballs-esque ensemble dramedy fronted by Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), playing a divorced camp director, will air Wednesdays at 10, starting July 10.

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As previously announced, America’s Got Talent will launch Season 8 on Tuesday, June 4 at 9 pm.



Comments (22)

  • NBC, The Biggest Loser network

    Comment by Darth Pablo – April 15, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally! I saw previews of Save Me about a year ago, I’m glad it’s finally here

    Comment by Cherry – April 15, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Celestia!

    Comment by Molly – April 15, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Couldn’t have posted this tomorrow?

    Comment by Teag – April 15, 2013 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why? Get over yourself.

      Comment by You're an Idiot – April 15, 2013 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Make me. Checkmate.

        Comment by Teag – April 16, 2013 03:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Dracula?

    Comment by Bender – April 15, 2013 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That comes Fall 2013.

      Comment by Teag – April 15, 2013 03:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ugh. No thanks on the Anne Heche/Celestia show. Better things to do and watch.

    Comment by jdbasset – April 15, 2013 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am excited for Camp purely because half the cast of Dance Academy is in it.

    Comment by Mick – April 15, 2013 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, cool! I read a blurb about the show but kind of wrote it off. Then I saw a promo and it looked interesting (reminded me of ABC Family’s Huge a bit). But now that I know Abigail, Ethan and Sammy will be on it, I’ll check it out :)

      Comment by Carlee – June 3, 2013 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree! I wouldn’t have even known about ‘Camp’ if it wasn’t for ‘Dance Academy’. :)

      Comment by Elisa – June 18, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Because Save Me is airing in the summer there is not a lot of pressure to succeed. The goal is to attract an audience. If she can get a stable audience, it may remain a mainstay summer show.

    Comment by lll – April 15, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Welcome to the grave of summer comedies NBC disposes of every summer

    100 Questions- still miss this one
    Love Bites
    Friends With Benifeits
    And now…Save Me

    Comment by Kenny – April 15, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Save Me – apparently NBC took that advice and ‘saved’ this series for over a year. Saving the best for last? Perhaps? I read that there were production ‘challenges’ on the set, a new show-runner installed, delays in filming episodes, etc. Okay, perhaps not.

    Comment by Why NBC? Why? – April 15, 2013 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m interested in Camp, though “Meatballs-esque” and “dramedy” sound incongruous to me. Summer is TV’s neglected season, since most shows are generally timed to coincide with the time of year in which they’re shown–we see Christmas episodes, graduation episodes, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, back to school, etc., but not too many summer vacations or 4th of July parties.

    Comment by Martoukian – April 15, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will check out anything Rachel Griffiths does. She is freakishly talented.

    Comment by Spencer – April 15, 2013 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But to go from Six Feet Under to Brothers & Sisters to “Meatballs”? That seems like a pretty good drop in status.

      Comment by Bob – April 16, 2013 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Brothers and Sisters was pretty great in its heyday.

        Comment by dude – April 16, 2013 06:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Love in the Wild is dead?

    Comment by Alienate – April 16, 2013 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who else thinks NBC should have aired Save Me instead of Do no Harm? This network doesn’t seem to know how to do things right.

    Comment by Marisa_once – April 16, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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