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Last October, news broke that NBC had greenlit production for a pilot based on the famous novel, “Robinson Crusoe.” The series, titled Crusoe must’ve made a good impression on the network because they’ve added it to their fall line-up.

Here’s the information NBC released about the series:

CRUSOE - Based on the legendary novel by Daniel Defoe, this is the tale of Robinson Crusoe. A young man leaves his true love to embark on an adventure -- only to end up shipwrecked on a remote tropical island for 28 years, completely detached from the life he once knew. His desire to return to his wife and his strong and unlikely friendship with Friday are the only things that keep him sane. While stranded, Crusoe encounters enemies and braves the elements. Equal parts “MacGyver,” “Castaway” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” this series is an inspirational tale of survival rife with action and comedy. Power Entertainment produces “Crusoe.”

Right now Crusoe is set to air on Friday nights. As this series looks/sounds like it’ll be family friendly, I’m thinking Friday’s the perfect place to put it. Maybe it’s because NBC is using MacGyver, Castaway and Pirates of the Caribbean to describe the series but it sounds like it might actually be a really fun show. Strangely enough, the network hasn’t listed any cast members for the series just yet, so no clue if Crusoe will be played by someone known or if it’ll be someone totally new.

For the full Fall ’08, Winter ’09 and Summer ’09 NBC line-ups, CLICK HERE.
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