• Oct 28, 2010
Here's a match made in heaven. According to The Deadline, NBC is currently hard at work on a reality TV series focused on the inner workings of a NASCAR family. While we likely won't be pointing our remotes toward the Peacock because of the news, the show does pack some pretty serious talent behind it. Joe Pokaski, of Heroes writer-producer fame, and Scott Stuber are behind the project. The show will supposedly revolve around a pair of racing brothers with very different styles that race for the same team. The show will also spend plenty of time on behind-the-scenes family drama, too.
Sounds riveting.

NBC is currently doing its best to secure rights for everything from tracks to sponsor logos and even the NASCAR name itself. The show wants to use in-race footage as well. Given the recent decline in attendance at stock car races these days as well as NBC's lackluster fall lineup, the show could be a boon for both. There's even some word that Stuber, a Universal producer, is trying to get the OK for a full-length feature directed by Gary Ross. So far there's no word on when the show could hit the air.

[Source: The Deadline, Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      NASCAR and NBC both suck. One has boring cars and boring races. The other fired Coco. Neither knows how to put good talent to use.
        • 4 Years Ago
        To be fair, Coco refused to work cause he didn't want his program pushed back 30 minutes. Not exactly reasonable excuse since the tonight show gets pushed back 30 minutes during whimbledon anyways. And there is the fact the tonight show use to be a 2 hour show, but nobody had a problem with 1 hour.
      saturnisaringer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reality?? You're kidding right? What is NBC going to show? An inebriated beyond bellief Brian France, cashing the check Rick Hendricks wrote him @ some struggling Mom & Pop liquor store? THATS reality. Ohh I'm sorry, Jimmie Johnson won those championships fair & square..NOT! NASCAR is now the equivalent of the WWE on wheels. Give me 310+ mph in the quarter-mile any day. THATS racing. (Those idiots over at NASCAR would wet their pants if they're car ever went that fast).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @saturnisaringer
        kurt busch was pretty dry after his drag run of over 250+ MPH COUPLE of runs
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a feeling watching this show is going to be more painful than getting a Prince Albert!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I just searched at google what is "a Prince Albert". I never knew I would learn about genial piercings in autoblog.
        • 4 Years Ago
        it doesn't hurt that much.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to know where the hell everybody is getting their info that NASCAR is dying or their ratings are low.

      Does nobody ever read ratings during this time of the year? NASCAR usually slows down because of football coverage and the World Series. This has been happening ever since NASCAR started showing more races on local TV networks. The rest of the year, the ratings are booming. It's nothing different. The adverts, sponsorships on the cars, and ticket sales is what keeps it moving until the end of November. Funny how you guys say that they're losing ratings, yet their attendance ratings are still bigger than some of the post-season baseball games.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't imagine anything interesting about this. At all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Are you kidding me? Two brothers who race for the same team. Now I know why the Truex brothers both drive for M. Waltrip. This sounds like something crazy and I love Nascar. Don't ruin it for those of us who like the sport.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So a tanking network is going to air a show created by the writer who had his last show fail about a racing series that is losing viewers? I give it one episode before cancellation.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I bet it NEVER airs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A story related to NASCAR........cue the AB hate and bashing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is ESPN/ABC and Fox nearing the end of their Nascar Contract already? I'm suprised neither one of them are going for for ths project. Nascar really must be tanking.
      Candace
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think that it's already failing and it hasn't even aired yet. Knowing the broadcasting companies and seeing what they are airing already, this show will have everything to do with homosexual realtionships, adultry, and global warming agendas and it will have very little to do with racing. Who wants to take bets that one brother will sleep with the other brother's girlfriend, wife, or boyfriend by the end of the third show, provided it lasts that long?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whats more boring then watching cars make left turns all day. Watching a reality TV show about cars that make left turns all day!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a feeling the the writing will just have us going in circles.
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