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NBC has assembled an eclectic group for it’s newest series.
Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye will headline the adventure series Better Late Than Never, the network announced Tuesday.
The alternative comedy project will see the five men travel together to Asia in search of intimate, life-changing experiences. The one-hour series will begin production in August and travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Chang Mai.
With no assistants and no limos, the quintet must deal with all the unexpected twists and turns that come with any trip while also communicating with the locals, immersing themselves in local traditions and enjoying exotic food. As they check off items on their bucket lists, the men will also rely on each other for support, encouragement and friendship.
Winkler will executive produce the project with Jason Ehrlich (The Bachelor), Tim Crescenti (I Survived a Japanese Game Show) and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (The Bucket List).
Zadan and Meron, who have also collaborated with NBC on Peter Pan Live!, The Sound of Music Live! and Smash, have a first-look deal with the network.
Based on the Korean format Grandpa Over Flowers, Better Late Than Never hails from Universal Television in association with Storyline Entertainment.
Winkler (Parks and Recreation, Royal Pains) is best known for his iconic role as the Fonz on Happy Days. He is repped by Management 360
Shatner, an Emmy winner for his work on Boston Legal, is famous for his star-making turn as Capt. Kirk on the original Star Trek series. He is repped by TalentWorks and Larry Thompson Organization.
Bradshaw won four Super Bowls for the Pittsburgh Steelers during his 14 years on the field and has co-hosted Fox NFL Sunday for more than two decades.
An Olympic gold medalist for boxing and two-time world heavyweight champion, Foreman is also known for his hugely popular George Foreman Grill.
Dye is best known for his early success on Last Comic Standing, as well as his frequent appearances on MTV’s Girl Code and can currently be seen in the NBC reality series I Can Do That. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Silvera Management.
Better Late Than Never marks the latest foray into unscripted fare for NBC including celebrity reality entry Running Wild With Bear Grylls, The Biggest Loser, Hollywood Game Night, American Ninja Warrior, Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent and The Island.
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