NBCUniversal LAUNCH, in partnership with NBCU Entertainment, is looking for the next, big unscripted idea through its first-ever UNSCRIPTED PITCH ACCELERATOR. 

The NBCU LAUNCH UNSCRIPTED PITCH ACCELERATOR provides access for independent producers and content creators to get their projects in front of our unscripted teams for potential development across our various platforms. The conventional pathway to pitching a project typically requires one to come in with representation or an established production company/studio attached.  This Accelerator eliminates that requirement in the hopes of expanding our consideration pool to include anyone with a great idea.

The participating NBCU Entertainment networks/platforms are:  NBC, cable networks Bravo, E!, Oxygen, USA, as well as our streaming platform Peacock.  

Up to five pitches will be selected to receive a $20,000 development deal with NBCU Entertainment to further develop the concept for possible greenlight consideration.

We are open to unscripted pitches in the following categories:

  • Shiny-floor/in-studio formats
  • Structured competition formats
  • Premium documentary series
  • Social experiments
  • Dating/relationship formats
  • Game shows
  • Character-led docu-soaps, occu-soaps, and docu-series
  • Lifestyle formats
  • True crime series

Examples of shows that fit each category are listed in the FAQs.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the FAQs section below, as it is designed to guide you towards a strong and complete submission.



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