More than 70 newspapers respond to reality series casting call

More than 70 editors and publishers have responded to NBC Peacock Production’s casting call for a reality series about a small-town newspaper. Producer Cara Biega “noted that she was impressed with how amazing their stories are,” says Stan Schwartz of the National Newspaper Association, which is helping NBC Peacock find a paper to put on TV.

Biega tells me there’s a meeting about the newspaper series this afternoon and promises to report back with more information when that’s over.

Sean Scully writes: “The producers missed out on their chance to follow my dramatic life: Two and a half hours last night hearing about water and sewer rates, followed by a late dinner of cheese, crackers and beer. That, friends, is the reality show about small town weeklies.”

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