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NBC Breaks Dam, Picks Up ‘Quarterlife’ for TV

By Staff Published on .

NBC Friday said it would bring ‘Quarterlife,’ the Web series from TV and movie veterans Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick, to television screens, Reuters reports. It’s the first property developed for the Web to make the leap to TV, and the deal comes as networks and studios look for material in the midst of a writers’ strike that may dry up programming options. Herskovitz says the Writers Guild of America has determined that indy Web projects aren’t subject to the strike. An NBC order for more episodes could, however, cross the line, Herskovitz said. The deal makes NBC a partner in “Quarterlife,” and the network paid for rights to air the show in the U.S. on TV, internationally, on DVD and the Web.
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