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””

No Limit, Comcast, NBC, charlieuniformtango in news

No Limit Agency has found its new president in industry and current independent consultant, Bryan Van Dyke.

Prior, Van Dyke spent nearly two years as chief operating officer for AutonomyWorks. Before that, Van Dyke was with Razorfish for eleven and a half years where he led client engagement for a decade and served as managing director before his departure in June of 2013.

Founded in 2008 as a social media agency, No Limit Agency bills itself as a “biography agency,” telling brand stories through all communications channels.

Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In

Last month, we reported on the accidental shooting on the set of the movie Rust, that injured director Joel Souza and took the life of rising talent cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was the Director of Photography of the film.  Disturbing details have emerged, almost daily, since the deadly accident and as more and more information … Continue reading “Rust Tragedy Update: Experts Weigh In”

TMA Super Bowl Poll reveals viewers’ preferences for ads

We are now 100 days – yeah, 100 – from the Super Bowl LVI. Aside from the fact that we know The Philadelphia Eagles will not be in it, we know there were be a line-up of new Super Bowl spots. Some mind-boggling funny. Others, just terrible. TMA (The Marketing Arm), the Dallas-based creative agency … Continue reading “TMA Super Bowl Poll reveals viewers’ preferences for ads”

Hollywood comes out swinging at 21st annual Emmys Golf Classic

Cedric The Entertainer hosted the 21 st Annual Emmys Golf Classic yesterday that raised over $400,000 for the Television Academy Foundation. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit Foundation’s renowned Internship and College Television Awards programs that provide career development opportunities for students nationwide.  Television stars, sports luminaries, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and corporate partners competed in … Continue reading “Hollywood comes out swinging at 21st annual Emmys Golf Classic”

Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office

Michael Myers in his twelfth installment of the Halloween franchise, made a killing at the box office this weekend, even though he was also streaming on Peacock (NBC Universal). Halloween Kills brought in an estimated $50.3 million at the North American box office this weekend. That number exceeded industry expectations, which had projected the film … Continue reading “Halloween “Killed” at this weekend’s Box Office”

AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 including Sony Pictures Classics’ Parallel Mothers, written and directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13. The complete AFI FEST program … Continue reading “AFI Fest 2021 announces full festival lineup”

Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more

If you have tried to feed your social media Monday morning addiction by checking in on Facebook or posting weekend brunch, beach or beer photos on Instagram, chances are you are feeling a bit disappointed. The Facebook app, along with Messenger, Instagram, Oculus VR and What’s App suddenly went down. Time to shake your fist … Continue reading “Mercury in Retrograde shuts down Facebook, Instagram and more”

Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show

But will they install hydraulics on the NFL injury carts? You know, low-riders? Nevermind. Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation have assembled a lineup of legendary musicians to perform the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will take the world’s biggest stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, Feb. … Continue reading “Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J., Kendrick Lamar for Pepsi’s Halftime show”

Jamie Spears suspended from Britney’s conservatorship

During the global pandemic “lockdown”, many of us watched countless hours of Netflix including the terrifying film I Care a Lot, where Rosamund Pike won the Golden Globe for the Best Actress for her chilling portrayal of a corrupt conservator who drained the bank accounts of unsuspecting aging adults, while also isolating them from their … Continue reading “Jamie Spears suspended from Britney’s conservatorship”

Award-Winning automotive director Rory McKellar signs with Durable Goods 

Award-winning automotive director Rory McKellar has joined bicoastal production company Durable Goods. Over the span of his 25-year career in commercial production, McKellar’s dynamic body of work spanning television, commercials, and films has earned him global recognition. His instincts and narrative style has landed him numerous campaigns with leading automotive brands, as well as directing … Continue reading “Award-Winning automotive director Rory McKellar signs with Durable Goods “

Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues

Many were expecting Michael K. Williams to win a posthumous Emmy, however Emmy voting ended August 30, a week before Williams died of a possible drug overdose. The actor was heavily favored to win best drama supporting actor for HBO’s now canceled Lovecraft Country, but Tobias Menzies took “the crown” instead as Prince Philip on … Continue reading “Actor Michael K. Williams remembered by his colleagues”

SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts

Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of Saturday Night Live when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of Loki on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, in theaters Oct. 22.  Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical … Continue reading “SNL to have 4 consecutive first-time hosts”