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NBC Greenlights New Drama “Camp” For Summer 2013

By on January 8, 2013
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NBC has picked up 13 episodes of Camp, a new drama expected to air this summer.

The news was announced by Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment.

The show, set in the fictional lake-side Little Hawk Family Camp, is expected to carry on in the tradition of Meatballs and Dazed and Confused and is set to see ‘parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love.’

Little Hawk Family Camp, reads the bio, is where mother nature and human nature collide.

“In our desire to make summer an exciting place at NBC along with our signature unscripted shows like America’s Got Talent, The Voice and American Ninja Warrior, we developed a scripted dramedy we love with BermanBraun that has rich and dysfunctional characters in that great setting where millions of families and young people go each summer: camp,” said Salke.

“Most of us have had great experiences at camp, and this show — created by two of our favorite producers, Liz Heldens (creator of Deception) and Peter Elkoff (co-executive producer of Deception) — is sophisticated, funny, and emotional, and we think it will be the ideal summer series for us.”

The series is about to head into production with Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) and BermanBraun.  Liz Heldens (Deception, Friday Night Lights) and Peter Elkoff (Deception, Gossip Girl) are the executive producers and creators.

Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein (all three for Deception) also are executive producers.

Casting will be named at a later date.  Production is scheduled to begin in Australia in March.