Here’s Why The ‘Cruel Intentions’ TV Series Isn’t On NBC’s Fall Lineup

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Fans may have noticed that NBC’s eagerly-anticipated Cruel Intentions revival was not among the network’s recently-announced list of new shows for the upcoming television season. But there’s still hope for those of us who want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil and wreak havoc on a new generation of affluent Upper East Siders.

E! News reports that during a recent conference call with the press, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt revealed that the network is still discussing what to do with the potential series.

“We’re still discussing it,” Greenblatt said. “There’s just so many shows that we have scheduled or ordered.”

NBC is sporting a rather robust television lineup for the 2016-2017 season. Joining returning favorites like Blindspot, Law & Order: SVU, The Blacklist, and the Chicago series, are new comedies The Good Place, Great News, Trial & Error, Marlon, and Vanessa Hudgens’ Powerless.

On the dramatic side, NBC has also ordered a fourth installment of Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, Chicago Justice, a Blacklist spinoff, The Blacklist: Redemption, and a slew of new dramas, network specials, and reality programming. While an abundance of exciting new shows is certainly a nice problem for a television network to have, the plethora of rookie programs makes it difficult for Greenblatt and company to find a spot for the highly-publicized Cruel Intentions adaptation.

“[Cruel Intentions is] a bit of an outlier for us because there’s no other show quite like it in our list of genres,” the NBC executive continued. “But we like it, and we’re still discussing it and trying to figure it out.”

Hopefully NBC will find a home for the drama.

Which one of NBC’s new shows are you most excited to watch?


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