Update #2: Nothing but Chicago week commences, with a four way crossover announced.
Update #3: Now Superstore is being praised. Any more renewal/cancelation news, NBC?
Update #4: NBC is apparently interested in a NYC franchise. And there's talk about Heroes and Maya & Marty.
Update #9: Apparently, we've moved on to Olympic panels.
Update #10: A tweet.
This is about to get interesting.The Olympics panel had 2 music videos, 1 clips package and lots of hot Zika talk. #TCA16— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) August 2, 2016
Update #11: That's it for the Olympics, folks.
In a while, we'll have some coverage from the Timeless TCA panel (Never shown on YouTube!)That's it for the Rio #Olympics panel. Next up in 15 minutes: @NBCTimeless - a pilot I LOVED. #TCA16— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 2, 2016
Update #12: In other news, NBC has also given a pilot order to disaster medical drama Salvation.
Update #13: NBC also ordered drama Walking Lions to pilot.
Update #14: Now for some Timeless.
Among the eras #Timeless is headed this season: The Alamo, Watergate, Germany in World War 2. #TCA16 #NBCUTCA— Timeless (@NBCTimeless) August 2, 2016
Apparently, there will also be the Space Race."We play very, very smart characters, but we play it realistically.” - #Timeless Executive Producer @therealKripke. #TCA16 #NBCUTCA— Timeless (@NBCTimeless) August 2, 2016
Update #15: Timeless is 80% procedural and 20% serialized. This could get interesting.
Update #16: Timeless could get some buzz. On to This is Us, and some tweets.
#ThisIsUs hopes to explore the human condition of the family in bold, ground-breaking ways. #TCA16 #NBCUTCA— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) August 2, 2016
The cast of #ThisIsUs includes Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown who relates to his character's drive to connect with his father #TCA16— IMDbLive (@IMDbLive) August 2, 2016
Dan Fogelman: Gerald McRaney will return in future episodes. Katey Sagal & Brad Garrett will also guest on @NBCThisisUs #TCA16— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 2, 2016
Update #17: Some cancelation news has come out. Apparently from FOX. It's Houdini and Doyle. A separate article has been published.GUYS, this just in: "We're showing his ass in every episode," says creator of #ThisIsUs (Fogelman) on @MiloVentimiglia naked booty🙈 #TCA16— WhoSay (@WhoSay) August 2, 2016
Update #18: Now back to This is Us.
Update #19: There is a big twist in This is Us's pilot. Also, This is Us is receiving comparisons to long gone show LOST.If This Is Us is now the face of plus-sized people on TV (which it, by default, is), then it has a way to go. #TCA16— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) August 2, 2016
Update #20: Here's some news about season 2 of Chicago Med.
There will also be hints of doctors testifying on the upcoming Chicago Justice during the Chicago crossover event.Some cases will continue past one episode, some "with unfortunate" results" on #ChicagoMed season 2 #TCA16 https://t.co/lH1vj7LJC5— TV Guide (@TVGuide) August 2, 2016
Update #21: This reminds me of the "when I was a barista" monologue sessions from DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Reese is working as a barista when season 2 starts.
Update #22: Here are some more highlights, since the panel ended. Yaya DaCosta's character will be on antibiotics, the second season will continue when the season 1 finale ended, Halstead and Rhodes are in a good place as colleagues, and there will be a crossover event once Chicago Justice is firmly established.
Update #23: Hairspray Live is up next in the TCA coverage.
Update #24: We will take a short 20 minute break. Stay tuned for more coverage!
Netflix at 47M, Amazon at 17M and Hulu at 12M subscribers #TCA16— TV Guide (@TVGuide) August 2, 2016
Update #29: More PR data.Unlimited amount of content my ass TERRA NOVA's not streaming anywhere. #TCA16— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) August 2, 2016
Update #30: The Good Place begins their TCA panel. Some tweets.42 percent prefer time-shifted viewing even when available to watch live #TCA16— TV Guide (@TVGuide) August 2, 2016
“This show will never be a wash, rinse, repeat kind of a deal” - @KenTremendous on #TheGoodPlace. Says the model for it is #Lost. #TCA16— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) August 2, 2016
Two new NBC shows reference #Lost at #TCA16 and couldn't be more different: tear-jerking #ThisIsUs & quirky afterlife sitcom #GoodPlace— Matt Roush (@TVGMMattRoush) August 2, 2016
The second LOST comparison of the day. My guess is that there probably will be more.That said, there is about a 5 percent chance The Good Place is about a socioeconomic revolution, and I am into it. #TCA16— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) August 2, 2016
Update #31: The Good Place is almost done filming for the season, apparently.
Update #32: Some more sneak peak information.
#GoodPlace comments on basic human behaviors, says Mike Schur. Also, the idea that everything you do stays with you. #TCA16— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 2, 2016
Update #34: NBC also has put a New York FBI drama in development. The premise: "The New York crime drama will be set in the world of the FBI. Wolf already has actively been researching the subject, meeting with FBI executives and other sources, including FBI director James Comey. At TCA, Wolf shared some facts from of the research he had done, noting that the New York office of the FBI is the biggest in the country, the average age of an FBI agent is 30 and the acceptance rate in the bureau 1%. “I think they do an impossible job incredibly well,” Wolf said, admitting that he is a big fan of the FBI."
Update #35: We've moved on to Blindspot for season 2. Apparently in the first episode, we find out Jane's first name. That's a start.
Update #36: A Good Wife question was asked. There was an audible sigh. Archie Panjabi takes the high road and says: "What happens on The Good Wife stays on The Good Wife."
Update #37: More Blindspot information.
#Blindspot Season 2 answers questions and mysteries from the first season, including more info on Orion and Shepherd. #TCA16 #NBCUTCA— Blindspot (@NBCBlindspot) August 2, 2016
#Blindspot Season 2 is more important than Season 1, reveals Executive Producer @martingero at the #TCA16 panel. Get ready.— Blindspot (@NBCBlindspot) August 2, 2016
All Archie Panjabi would say is that playing Kalinda was "very special" for her & she's looking forward to kicking butt on #Blindspot #TCA16— Mo Ryan (@moryan) August 2, 2016
Update #38: Now here's something you don't hear. Greg Berlanti apparently is one of the executive producers of Blindspot. It's competing against Arrow on Wednesdays..@MartinGero: #Blindspot is a puzzle-friendly show with anagrams in titles. We're gonna do something cool w/titles in S2. #TCA16— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 2, 2016
Update #39: Next up is Superstore in about fifteen minutes. Stay tuned for more TCA coverage.
Update #40: Superstore panel starts right now!
Update #41: A guest star announcement!
Update #42: More information.Cecily Strong guests in August 19th episode of #Superstore, along with Apolo Ohno and McKayla Maroney. #TCA16— Diane Gordon (@thesurfreport) August 2, 2016
Update #43: Have we gone the way of CW, Superstore?The Olympics #Superstore episode is a standalone episode -- it lives in the Season 1 world, pre-finale walkout. #TCA16— Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman) August 2, 2016
Update #44: Continuing on...some hot button issues!There are other cast members who will be having romances in Season 2. I think we can tease that. –America Ferrera of @nbc #Superstore #TCA16— Yourtvlink (@yourtvlink) August 2, 2016
Update #45: Looks like I haven't missed anything after all. The last panel is Hairspray Live.Morning-after pill, open carry, trans bathrooms and undocumented immigrants are ALL being tackled on #Superstore this season. #TCA16 #NBC— TV Insider (@tvinsider) August 2, 2016
Update #46: Apparently this is the first time a musical is being paneled.
Update #47: Hairspray Live airs December 7 on NBC.
Update #48: Hairspray information begins.
Update #49: More tweets.Things NBC's Hairspray will take from Fox's Grease:— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) August 3, 2016
--Early rock score
--Use of studio backlot for exteriors
every person in the front row is inhabiting a different sartorial universe #TCA16— princess sonialyn (@soniasaraiya) August 3, 2016
Update #51: The cast really seems to get along well through the eyes of reporters."We don't update history, you tell history." - @HarveyFierstein to @TVGuide's reporter on whether the show will reflect modern times #TCA16— TV Guide (@TVGuide) August 3, 2016
Update #52: Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell are added to the cast of Hairspray Live. Sean as Mr. Pinkle, and Rosie as the gym teacher.
Update #53: Did anyone see the Syfy sizzle reel? SpoilerTV published a thread about it.
Update #54: Apparently Kenny Leon said that Ariana Grande shines. Ariana will not change her portrayal of Penny into a larger singing role.
Update #55: There will only be one performance of Hairspray Live. It won't be separated into separate performances for the East and West Coasts.
Update #56: And that's a wrap for the panel and day 1 of NBCU TCA coverage. Cable coverage is tomorrow, folks! So this live stream is finished for today. Make sure to follow the TV Ratings Guide for more TCA coverage.