Wine Flows at Red Carpet Event for NBC Series ‘Grand Crew’

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Enjoying the Grand Crew premiere party are: (left to right): Phil Augusta Jackson, Echo Kellum, Nicole Byer, Grasie Mercedes, Carl Tart, Justin Cunningham and Aaron Jennings (Image credit: Trae Patton/NBC)

It was only natural for a few bottles to be uncorked at Saturday’s red carpet event for the upcoming NBC comedy Grand Crew.

The series, from Universal Television, is about a group of wine-loving friends trying to navigate life in Los Angeles.

The event was held at Alta Adama restaurant in L.A., complete with a wine tasting. On hand were the show's stars Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum, Grasie Mercedes and Carl Tart.

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“Today proved that life is better with your crew (and a glass of wine),” said Erin Underhill, president, Universal Television. “We’re thrilled to bring Grand Crew to audiences as Phil Augusta Jackson has created a hilarious and touching new series with this phenomenal cast.”

Grand Crew is set to have a special two-episode preview on Dec. 14.

The show is executive produced by Phil Augusta Jackson, Dan Goor and Mo Marable. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.■

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