NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt Set to Renew Contract

His current deal runs out at the end of this year

Last Updated: August 3, 2017 @ 5:56 PM

Bob Greenblatt is poised to re-up his NBC contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations has confirmed to TheWrap.

The NBC Entertainment chairman spent his Thursday at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Here, we spoke with Greenblatt about the future of his “Apprentice” franchise, and asked if he’s ever nudged “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon to spend a little more time needling President Trump.

The answer to those two questions were roughly “don’t bet on it” and “not a chance,” respectively, though we’re paraphrasing here. Click on those hyperlinks to read the executive’s full thoughts on the topics.

Greenblatt’s current contract was set to expire at the end of this year. Clearly, he’s not going anywhere.

For NBC, keeping Greenblatt around is a no-brainer. Not only has the network been No. 1 in Nielsen ratings for a few seasons now, he also ushered in the era of live musicals on TV. Plus, the “Will & Grace” producers sure like him more than the last guy.

Speaking of the ’90s sitcom, this afternoon, Greenblatt announced that his NBC has ordered a second season ahead of the revival’s fall premiere. “Season 1” of “Will & Grace” has also been given four additional episodes.