Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly today that SNL regular Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards. “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson to host 74th Emmys”

Kenan Thompson, Awkwafina join Will Ferrell in General Motors Super Bowl spot

LOL. General Motors released its Big Game ad, starring Will Ferrell, who discovers Norway far outpaces the United States in electric vehicle adoption. It’s ridiculously funny. Created by our friends at McCann Detroit, the commercial, ‘No Way, Norway,’ features Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina joining Ferrell on his action-packed journey to give Norwegians a piece of … Continue reading “Kenan Thompson, Awkwafina join Will Ferrell in General Motors Super Bowl spot”

‘Kenan’ sitcom releases in February on NBC

Kenan Thompson announced his new show Kenan will be released next month, he followed up with social media posts to promote his exciting debut. Kenan stars as a single dad who’s trying to balance his career as the host of a popular morning show in Atlanta with raising his two spirited daughters – and while … Continue reading “‘Kenan’ sitcom releases in February on NBC”

Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms

The NAACP unveiled the full list of “54th NAACP Image Awards” nominees with ABC and Netflix leading the pack with 28 and 15 nominations respectively. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special, airing Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on BET and 8:00 PM PT on delay. The show will be in … Continue reading “Black Panther, Abbott lead NAACP Image noms”

Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises

The Television Academy celebrated the 74th Emmy Awards, in a tight three-hour presentation on NBC and Peacock. During the Kenan Thompson-hosted ceremony, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won best comedy series for the second year in a row, as well as a swearing Brett Goldstein, winning Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. … Continue reading “Emmys: White Lotus, Ted Lasso dominate, Squid Game surprises”

Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?

If you can believe this, it’s already been a year since the subdued, “The Pandemmys” aired. This Sunday, Cedric the Entertainer will host the 73rd Emmys ceremony before a live limited audience on CBS. The traditional Governors Ball will not be held this year (both due to Covid-19 precautions), but that doesn’t mean there won’t … Continue reading “Emmy Predictions: Will ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘The Crown’ own the ceremony?”

Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle

In 2020, Alexis Bledel was the sole Latinx acting nominee. She is of Mexican, Argentinian heritage. Now, at least seven Latinx actors scored nominations for the 2021 Emmys yesterday. Mj Rodriguez landed an Outstanding Lead Actress nod for her work in Pose. She is also the first transgender woman to be nominated in the category. … Continue reading “Emmy: Latinx nominees rise while Asians Struggle”

Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian

Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. The live virtual ceremony was hosted by father-daughter duo Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) from Los Angeles and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) from New York along with … Continue reading “Emmy: WandaVision, The Crown, Mandalorian”

Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5

For the 25 years or so I was actively in advertising, I want to say I threw maybe 10 to 15 Super Bowl parties in that span. It was always a joyous tribal experience sitting, laughing, eating my badass chili and drinking with other creative directors, copywriters, art directors and producers. We talked and joked … Continue reading “Our Top 5 Super Bowl spots and the Bottom 5”

Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show

Hello! “Hello! Welcome to the Super Bowl — four hours of television for 11 minutes of action,” SNL star Kenan Thompson said without breaking into a laugh as he kicked off the opening spoof of CBS Super Bowl pre-game show. The long-running NBC variety show opened up Saturday’s episode mocking the CBS Super Bowl pre-game … Continue reading “Watch ‘SNL’ spoof CBS Super Bowl Pre-game Show”

Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted … Continue reading “Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’”

Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys”

Last night, in front of a mostly empty Staples Center, The Television Academy celebrated the 72nd Emmy Awards – or since we are in a pandemic “The PandEmmys” – recognizing excellence in primetime programming and individual achievement for the 2019-2020 television season. Unlike any broadcast preceding it, the virtual awards were hosted Jimmy Kimmel, featured … Continue reading “Complete list of winners from 72nd “PandEmmys””

‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26

Netflix dominated the 72nd Emmy nominee count on Tuesday with 160 nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations for a single network or streaming platform. HBO meanwhile, came in second with 107 nominees, down from last year’s 137, which were buoyed by Game of Thrones’ record 32 nods. The cable network had had … Continue reading “‘Watchmen’ lead all Emmy noms with 26”

NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

Heading into the 2020-21 season, NBC unveiled a fall lineup capitalizing on strong incumbency and momentum following a number of multi-year pickups for stalwart shows, including New Amsterdam, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.  Featuring gripping dramas that include Manifest, fan-favorite comedies Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and unrivaled alternative programming, including the return of coaches Kelly Clarkson, John … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC

Kenan Thompson, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish and Byron Allen will serve as co-hosts for the two-hour comedy special Feeding America Comedy Festival on Sunday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m. ET/PT and 6-8p.m. CST on NBC. In addition, the telecast – from Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios and Funny Or Die – has added Michael Che, Will … Continue reading “Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC”

The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt

From this pic, The Reel 360 team is getting a Jay and Silent Bob vibe. Branded production company Bullitt has announced the addition of The Director Brothers to its diverse roster of talent. Otherwise known as Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, The Director Brothers are Funny or Die veterans who have worked with high-profile comedy … Continue reading “The Director Brothers join forces with Bullitt”

Colin Costello’s ‘Dreamwisher’ among films at Hollyshorts

Writer/director Colin Costello brings ‘Twilight Zone’ inspired short film to the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts Film Fest Dreamwisher, an award-winning 8-minute film from writer/director Colin Costello, will screen at the Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The internationally-acclaimed short was produced by Eric Handler for his Positively Positive Productions and will screen at the TCL Chinese Theater on August … Continue reading “Colin Costello’s ‘Dreamwisher’ among films at Hollyshorts”

‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Forgive Me’ shock at WGA Awards

Thank you, Writers Guild. You had to go and make the Oscar predictions even more confusing. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, the story of a thirteen-year-old girl who endures the awkward tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through middle school – beat out the likes of Vice, Roma and heavily favored … Continue reading “‘Eighth Grade’ & ‘Forgive Me’ shock at WGA Awards”

Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…

The Fonz won. Heeeeeeeey. Last night, The 70th Emmy Awards kicked off with Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson noting that this year’s nominees were the most diverse in the history of the Emmys — then launching into a pointed tongue-in-cheek song-and-dance number with Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, RuPaul … Continue reading “Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…”