What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC

NBC’s 46th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” returns for a dazzling night of fireworks, star-studded musical performances and appearances by special guests. NBC News’ TODAY anchors Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer return for the second time to co-host the evening. The event will air Monday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC and … Continue reading “What you need to know about Macy’s July 4 fireworks on NBC”

NBC releases first look at La Brea S2

The second season of La Brea premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC. Stream next-day, exclusively on Peacock. La Brea follows an epic family adventure after a massive sinkhole opens in Los Angeles pulling people and buildings into a mysterious and dangerous primeval land where they have no choice but to band together to survive. In … Continue reading “NBC releases first look at La Brea S2”

NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more

On the heels of another season as #1 in the key 18-49 demo, NBC announces a fall schedule featuring dominant fan favorites, new original series and tentpole event programming. All network shows will stream next day, exclusively on Peacock.  MONDAY: The most-watched television show of the decade, The Voice returns to anchor the night for its 22nd cycle, welcoming … Continue reading “NBC: Reboots of Night Court, Quantum Leap join One Chicago, AGT and more”

NBCUniversal’s 2022 Winter Olympics begins

NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics begins tomorrow with live primetime coverage of ice hockey, curling, and alpine skiing. Live coverage gets underway when the U.S. mixed doubles curling team faces Italy at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network and Peacock. Medal contender Canada opens Olympic ice hockey competition against Switzerland live at … Continue reading “NBCUniversal’s 2022 Winter Olympics begins”

NBC Sports, Universal drop Olympic athletes into Jurassic World campaign

And here we thought the Winter Olympics were being played in China. Universal Pictures and NBC Sports launched a groundbreaking 14-day campaign between the latest film in the $5 billion Jurassic World franchise and NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games from Beijing, China, that will culminate during the Opening Ceremony on February 4. In collaboration with NBC Sports, … Continue reading “NBC Sports, Universal drop Olympic athletes into Jurassic World campaign”

As Brian Williams exits MSNBC, his podcast is #1

We Interrupt This Broadcast: Before it was history, it was news announces the podcast docuseries claimed the #1 and most popular spot in the History category and placed in the top 25 of all Apple Podcasts. MSNBC host Brian Williams, who signed off last week ending his 28-year career with the network, is the narrator and executive producer … Continue reading “As Brian Williams exits MSNBC, his podcast is #1”

Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC

Capitalizing on a year with huge audience drivers, including two Olympics and the Super Bowl, NBC heads into the 2021-22 season with a winning year-round programming strategy that highlights dominant dramas in the fall, doubles down on comedies in midseason and pairs powerhouse unscripted shows with big tentpole event programming.    “Our program strategy for NBC is singularly focused on driving growth by capturing audiences with can’t-miss event television and keeping them on the … Continue reading “Fall brings 3 new dramas, 6 hours of Dick Wolf to NBC”

NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors

Warning: This contains spoilers for the series finale of Superstore. The exterior Cloud 9 facade that many have driven past on Burbank’s Barham road is no longer there. After 6 seasons of being a regular feature on the Universal Studios Hollywood’s Studio Tour ride (prior to covid) at the backlot sound stages, the NBCUniversal TV … Continue reading “NBC’s Superstore finally closes its doors”

‘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”

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”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

Yesterday as Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and studios such as Disney, Paramount and others have delayed the openings of major tentpole films such as Mulan and The New Mutants and a Quiet Place II, the virus has now hit the TV industry as Reel 360 has confirmed that all 35 NBC Universal shows including Dick Wolf’s … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

NBC sports analyst Terry McAulay discusses career

Terry McAulay has led a truly fascinating life. The short version is that he realized his passion for being a referee from an early age; turned his interest in math and computer science into a 26-year career with the National Security Agency; officiated four years in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including Peyton Manning’s last collegiate … Continue reading “NBC sports analyst Terry McAulay discusses career”

MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine”

On Saturday, October 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight ET, MSNBC will air a special screening of Michael Moore’s Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, along with an all-new interview between the filmmaker and The Beat host Ari Melber. Originally released 17 years ago, the film explores the circumstances leading up to the 1999 Columbine High … Continue reading “MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine””

Mariah Carey set to perform at Macy’s Parade

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and New York Times bestselling author Mariah Carey, lovingly known as the Queen of Christmas, is set for an exclusive magical performance in the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. ET/PT on NBC and Peacock. As the clock nears noon, Carey will join the celebration in a … Continue reading “Mariah Carey set to perform at Macy’s Parade”

Jay Leno rushed to burn center after car fire

Jay Leno was scheduled to perform at the Financial Brand Forum 2022 in Las Vegas last night, but was forced to cancel shortly before his appearance, due to a “very serious medical emergency.” An email sent out to ticket buyers and obtained by People, ended with, “All we know is that he is alive, so our … Continue reading “Jay Leno rushed to burn center after car fire”

Dave Chappelle opens SNL with 15-minute monologue

Over the weekend Dave Chappelle returned to NBC Universal’s Saturday Night Live for the third time and the first time since 2020. Since his last appearance, Chappelle received a significant amount of backlash for his anti-trans comments during his Netflix stand-up comedy special The Closer, which aired in 2021.  Earlier in the week, Page Six … Continue reading “Dave Chappelle opens SNL with 15-minute monologue”

Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series

Conjuring Kesha season one premieres on the Travel Channel for Ghostober this month with help from global content production company, Hometeam. The series revisits the supernatural road trip from last year featuring her closest industry friends including Whitney Cummings, Betty Who, GaTa, Jojo Fletcher, Karen Elson, and Big Freedia, who were personally invited to investigate life’s greatest … Continue reading “Kesha conjures paranormal in new Travel Channel series”

Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3

FilmLA today issued an update regarding regional filming activity in Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. The film office partner reported a total of 9,066 Shoot Days (SD) in the third quarter (“Q3”), which covers the period between July 1 through September 30, 2022. This is down -10.5 percent from the same period last year … Continue reading “Los Angeles production down 10.5% in Q3”

VFX Legion uses Unreal Engine to create real environments for Quantum Leap

The international team at VFX Legion, the LA and B.C.-based global visual effects company, recently delivered two dozen key shots for the first episode of NBC’s new series, Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the ’90s sci-fi cult classic.   The show picks up 30 years after time-traveler Dr. Beckett (Scott Bakula) stepped … Continue reading “VFX Legion uses Unreal Engine to create real environments for Quantum Leap”