NBC Orders ‘Meatballs’-style Summer Camp Drama


NBC has reportedly ordered 13 episodes of a new hour-long summer camp drama from the production team behind the new primetime soap opera Deception. The show, which has been given the terribly unoriginal (and confusing) name Camp, is expected to begin production in Australia in March and debut in the summer, according to a report on Deadline.com.

Executive producer Liz Heldens is teaming up with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun’s production company BermanBraun and Matchbox Pictures to produce the show, which will be set at the fictional Little Hawk Family Camp and made “in the tradition of Meatballs and Dazed and Confused,” according to the Deadline report.

The report also quoted NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke talking about the show:

“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,” she was quoted saying. “Most of us have had great experiences at camp, and this show — created by two of our favorite producers, Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff  — is sophisticated, funny, and emotional, and we think it will be the ideal summer series for us.”

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.


  1. Summer camp is always a fun and rewarding experience the way I remember it. The proposed series sounds like it will be enjoyable to watch.

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