NBC is bringing back the miniseries, according to Deadline. The network has ordered aneight episode adaptation of the award winning Australian limited run series The Slap. The premise involves a man who slaps a child at a barbecue, presumably creating much drama for everyone in attendance. Jon Robin Baitz, who created Brothers & will write the script. While limited run series are common in Europe and Australia, they are rare in the U.S.,However, during the 1980s and 1990s the big budget, epic miniseries was a sweeps month staple.