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American Auto, Grand Crew, and Young Rock will all be renewed for additional seasons, so fans of NBC's Tuesday night lineup can get excited. Produced by Universal Television, the three shows will air alongside newcomers Lopez vs. Lopez and Night Court for the 2022-2023 season. Spoiler alert: It's going to be a fall lineup for the books.
Season 1 of American Auto brought forth some serious laughs, especially from fans of Justin Spitzer’s earlier series Superstore. Similar in tone, American Auto offers a window into the work culture at Payne Motors after a newly-appointed CEO (played by Ana Gasteyer) is hired. The characters are quirky, and the pointed social commentary is plentiful. "It's really well-architected and really fun to do," Gasteyer told NBC Insider about American Auto. "...[The episodes] are a tight 21 minutes of comedy."
Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor’s Grand Crew serves comedy with a side of sentimentality, all steeped in the sweet-and-sour experiences that define the millennial condition. Still exploring its identity as a show, Grand Crew offers a delightful ride through East L.A. from the perspective of six Black friends. "[The show] is Black joy, and it's relatable Black joy," Nicole Byer (Nicky Koles) tells NBC Insider. "It's not just for Black people! The whites can watch it too!"
"Yes, they can," Echo Kellum (Noah Koles) added. "Please let them know!"
Young Rock navigates the fictionalized youth of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It's no wonder that Season 2 garnered even more buzz than the first as the leading primetime comedy in the 18-49 demographic. As the (dramatized) different chapters of The Rock's life unfold, we get a fun look inside this icon's origin story. Created by Nahnatchka Khan, Young Rock stars Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, John Tui, Fasitua Amosa, and Matthew Willig.
Reporting by Stephanie Gomulka and McKenzie Jean-Philippe
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