Have you been “Connecting…?”

If you are into good television like I am, I have to get you ready for “Connecting…” on NBC.

When NBC realized there was a chance they might not have any scripted shows ready to air in the fall, they, of course, immediately looked to the creators of “Blindspot” for a Zoom comedy about the pandemic. You know, like anyone would.

Here’s the thing: Ever since the stay-at-home orders were put in place, a funny thing happened … we started talking to our friends more. Having longer, deeper, more profound discussions, albeit at a distance. These extended conversations over Zoom were so funny and heartfelt that we started to think maybe we could make a show about it … and we’re so glad that NBC agreed.

Here’s the breakdown! The initial run of eight episodes begins about 10 days into the safer-at-home orders in March, takes us all the way up to the day of the election in November, and deals with pretty much everything that’s happened in between. It’s a lot of ground to cover, a lot of emotions to unpack and it contains a surprising amount of heartfelt laughter along the way.

This show is about keeping each other company, doing our best to be there for each other when we can’t actually be there for each other, and processing this singular moment in history together.  So welcome. We’re excited for you to join our Zoom …

… you’re on mute.

Between me and you, I have had a chance to get an insider’s view and I am in LOVE with this show. Not only is it exactly what the world is experiencing, but it is a diverse representation of culture, experiences, and how we deal with relationships, or the lack of them.

Get ready for Episode 1 Airing Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m ET/PT

Thursdays on NBC (8:30-9 p.m. ET); Series Premiere: Oct. 8 (8-8:30 p.m. ET): Moves to (8:30-9) beginning Oct. 29

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