Anytime there is a new auto show, our ears perked up. This time, it’s a sitcom called “American Auto”. It will air on NBC, and the network just released the first promotional clip for the show, which you can watch above.
NBC’s description of the show can be found directly below.
“Set in Detroit, Payne Motors corporate executives are at a crossroads: adapting to changing times or being sent to the scrap yard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience, and insights are only slightly offset by her complete lack of automotive knowledge. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they’re not fighting or trying to outdo each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the Payne Motors team is driving home laughing.”
Sounds interesting? At the very least, we’re curious to see where they’re going to make this show. The short clip depicts a scene in a conference room, where executives are figuring out what kind of car they will sell in the future. Longtime “SNL” star Ana Gasteyer is Payne’s CEO and host. We get to see Ponderosa, which is supposed to be Payne’s big idea for the future self-driving car. It’s a sedan with an internal combustion engine up front with some big, gaudy wheels on all four corners. Will that make production? Who knows!
If you want to watch “American Auto,” NBC says it’s airing a special preview episode on Monday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET. It will be available the next day on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.