Effective May 1st, nbccomedyplayground.com will be up and running. Though it sounds like a hidden-camera show that follows the wacky misadventures of toddlers at recess, it’s actually a site where you can submit your pitches and work-ups for shows. NBC will air two of the winners during primetime, and the bronze medal winner will get a web series.
NBC President Jennifer Salke said she wishes to target people who are “making things, but that haven’t already had something on the air.” So your friend that’s been airing a show about a zombie romance in his garage now has a chance for a nationwide TV show.
However, the show orders will only be six episodes, so if you think you’re going to make the next 24, you’ll probably only get the protagonist to lunch before you get replaced by a Megan Mullaly variety show or something.