Some of our commenters were very prescient in their predictions for such a move.
The order for NBC's midseason drama series "Day One" has been reduced to the two-hour pilot plus two episodes.
The show, chronicling life on Earth after a global catastrophe, now will air as a four-hour miniseries following NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.
NBC's scripted chief Angela Bromstad repeatedly has said that the network brass was envisioning "Day One" as "a big event."
After examining the promo budget associated with launching a 13-episode midseason series, NBC executives opted to run the drama as a miniseries, with creator Jesse Alexander said to be on board with the decision.