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””

DEFINITION 6 rounds out exec leadership

Customer experience agency DEFINITION 6 (D6) has announced new appointments within their executive leadership team, adding COO Duc Le and Board Member Jamie Rosen. Le brings more than 20 years of experience transforming and growing agencies, notably as Global Managing Director of Digital Operations for Edelman, the world’s largest communications agency. Rosen has spent more … Continue reading “DEFINITION 6 rounds out exec leadership”

First Look: Buckle up for Season 4 of Manifest

Last year, days after a two-part cliffhanger aired, Manifest was suddenly canceled by NBC. But the series about the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828, was thrown a lifeline by passionate fans who created a #SaveManifest campaign. Netflix heard the call for help and picked up the series for 20 episodes last year. The mystery thriller … Continue reading “First Look: Buckle up for Season 4 of Manifest”

Backlot founder unveils doc with Morgan Freeman

Backlot Founder/Director Dana Richie is proud to unveil her collaboration with Morgan Freeman’s independent movie production company, Revelations Entertainment, on the feature documentary Kumari Girls, and another with EP/Tech Veteran Stephany Zamora on the feature documentary Trustworthy. The joint feature documentary project, Kumari Girls, tells the fascinating, exotic story of the living goddess culture in Nepal. The film captures the … Continue reading “Backlot founder unveils doc with Morgan Freeman”

Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series

Paramount Global this week presented a special edition of 60 Minutes to explore its powerhouse portfolio of leading media platforms, hit content and advertising capabilities during its first in-person Upfront event as a combined company. Through in-depth interviews, profiles and appearances, the talent-packed program featured Paramount’s accelerated momentum and differentiated playbook to reach everyone, everywhere, at scale. … Continue reading “Paramount+: Transformers, Beavis & Butthead Tyler Perry join returning series”

Table of Content doubles down on DP-turned-Director Tom Krueger 

Production company Table of Content has signed director Tom Krueger for commercials and branded content. The signing marks Krueger’s first formal representation as a director following an award-winning career as a cinematographer of films, TV shows, commercials, music videos, and live concert media.  Krueger has directed commercials, brand films, and concert experiences for such clients … Continue reading “Table of Content doubles down on DP-turned-Director Tom Krueger “

CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news

According to Network research projections, CBS will finish the 2021-2022 season as “America’s Most-Watched Network” in primetime for the 14th straight season. This will be CBS’ 19th win in the last 20 years. The Network is also #1 in late-night for the sixth consecutive season and in the daytime for 36 consecutive years. CBS’ winning season features … Continue reading “CBS tops other networks in drama, comedy, news”