NBC Picks Up ‘Camp’ Dramedy Series For Summer 2013

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As part of the network’s push to have more original content on offer over the summer period, NBC today announced the pick up of Camp, a new 13 episode dramedy series from Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff, creator and executive producer of the networks upcoming series Deception.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and BermanBraun, Camp has been described as being in the tradition of Meatballs and Dazed and Confused. Set at Little Hawk Family Camp, the series will see the parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love. The executive producers are Liz Heldens, Peter Elkoff, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. Production of Camp is slated to commence in March on location in Australia.

In announcing the series, Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, said: “In our desire to make summer an exciting place at NBC along with our signature unscripted shows like ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ we developed a scripted dramedy we love with BermanBraun that has rich and dysfunctional characters in that great setting where millions of families and young people go each summer: camp.  Most of us have had great experiences at camp, and this show — created by two of our favorite producers, Liz Heldens (creator of ‘Deception’) and Peter Elkoff (co-executive producer of ‘Deception’) — is sophisticated, funny, and emotional, and we think it will be the ideal summer series for us.”