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NBC Orders Dramas ‘Rise’ and ‘For God & Country’

The Two Dramas are the First New Series Confirmations for Next Season

NBC has greenlit scripted dramas “Rise” and “For God & Country” for the 2017-18 TV season. “Rise,” based on the book by Michael Sokolove and life rights of Lou Volpe, is inspired by a true story and revolves around a working-class high school drama department and the students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town. It stars “How I Met Your Mother’s” Josh Radnor; and “For God & Country,” is described as a heart-pounding look into the complex world of the country’s bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines. It stars Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome”), Anne Heche, Natacha Karam, Noah Mills, Tate Ellington, Sofia Pernas, Demetrius Grosse, Hadi Tabbal

NBC presents its fall 2017 primetime schedule to advertisers and the media on Monday, May 15 at Radio City Music Hall.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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