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NBC Announces Summer Programming

January 23rd, 2006 11:28am EST
Luke Perry stars in WindfallNBC revealed its ambitious summer 2006 programming lineup that features the original drama series "Windfall," the bold alternative series "Treasure Hunters" and the return of the standup comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. Premiere dates and times for the programs will be announced later.

Money changes everything for a group of 20 young adult friends who serendipitously pool their cash at a neighborhood party to buy and win a record $386 million lottery jackpot in the fresh new drama series "Windfall." Unfortunately, their initial ecstasy is tempered by the romantic, social and family complications caused by instant wealth.

The ensemble cast includes Luke Perry, Jason Gedrick, Lana Parrilla, Sarah Wynter, D.J. Cotrona, Jon Foster, Alice Greczyn and Jaclyn DeSantis. Each winner will react differently to their good fortune, some will find freedom and good deeds while others only unexpected ethical, legal, criminal and martial problems.

"Treasure Hunters" -- is a fast-paced, adventure-reality series. In "Treasure Hunters," multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they face intellectual and physical challenges in their quest of a promised hidden treasure. The teams must avoid elimination as they travel to historically significant locations where the must decipher cryptic codes and puzzles, each with a clue leading them closer to solving the ultimate puzzle and obtaining the coveted grand prize.

The Emmy-nominated series "Last Comic Standing" will return to NBC in search of the funniest comedian in America. In its first two seasons, the show garnered critical and popular acclaim as it traveled the country looking for the best stand-up comedian, and rewarded him or her with an exclusive talent deal with the network. As with previous seasons, talent scouts will travel to major cities nationwide to see performances from thousands of aspiring and professional comedians. In addition, through an online component, aspiring participants can submit their tape to nbc.com, where online voters will determine one comedian to join those found on the nationwide search.