NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity

1+ 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, … Continue reading “NBC announces 2020-21 season, commits to diversity”

Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC

1+ 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, … Continue reading “Tonight: Feeding America Comedy Fest on NBC”

UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production

2+ 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 … Continue reading “UPDATED: All NBCUni shows suspend production”

NBC sports analyst Terry McAulay discusses career

2+ 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 … Continue reading “NBC sports analyst Terry McAulay discusses career”

MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine”

6+ 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 … Continue reading “MSNBC airs special screening of “Bowling For Columbine””

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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.

“Chicago Justice” now NBC/Dick Wolf 4th series here

“Chicago Justice” is now officially the fourth series in the NBC/Dick Wolf “Chicago” franchise, making Chicago the production center for what will be eight TV series by fall. Wednesday night’s backdoor episode on “Chicago PD” introducing the “Chicago Justice” characters drew 6.8 million total viewers.

The show stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”) as the lead prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; Carl Weathers (“Rocky”) as the D.A., Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) and Joelle Carter (“Justified”) on the D.A. staff.

Good chance of NBC series shooting here for a while

“Chicago Fire” creators Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who created the franchise, have signed a deal with Universal TV, the studio producing the multi Chicago-set series.

Under the pact they will continue to be executive producers of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” and also on the “Chicago Justice,” the backdoor pilot that airs as episode 21 of “Chicago PD’s” third season airing in May.

Women protagonists in ABC, NBC pilots filming here

FOX TV IS SO PLEASED at the cooperation, professionalism and ease of working here on the smash hit “Empire,” that it sent production of two pilots here.  They started shooting last Monday at Cinespace Studios and city neighborhoods and will wrap Friday, March 27.

Both pilots have women protagonists for a change of pace.

Mika tears into Donald Trump during ‘Morning Joe’

0 She tore into the President with the same intensity the Orange-faced one may inhale one of his three McDonald’s Fish Filet sandwiches. Friday morning, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, verbally beat down President Donald Trump, urging his supporters and enablers to “wake up and not be so “stupid.” Listing the many ways Trump is … Continue reading “Mika tears into Donald Trump during ‘Morning Joe’”

Peacock’s version of ‘Saved by the Bell’ is first class edgy

2+ These days, nostalgia is an incredible elixir, soothing television viewers who are yearning for a simpler time. It’s no wonder then, why a reimagined version of NBC’s Saved By the Bell is being welcomed with open arms. This time, Peacock, the broadcast network’s new streaming service, will premiere the series, with members of the … Continue reading “Peacock’s version of ‘Saved by the Bell’ is first class edgy”

Peacock to stream all 8 ‘Harry Potter’ films

1+ Peacock today announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows over the next six months starting later this year and into 2021. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed series ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history and are a fantastic addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic … Continue reading “Peacock to stream all 8 ‘Harry Potter’ films”

Lexus celebrates the need to get out and have fun

1+ Last month, we reported that Lexus unveiled its first convertible in almost five years – the 2021 LC 500 Convertible. Now, a new marketing campaign launches for the LC. Honestly, the timing couldn’t be better. This LC 500 is perhaps the perfect expression of the emotional desire of the times, and the new campaign … Continue reading “Lexus celebrates the need to get out and have fun”

Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden react to Emmy noms

1+ On Tuesday, NBC tallied 47 Emmy Awards nominations, the most of any traditional broadcast network for the 72nd annual show. Nominated series included The Good Place, SNL, The Voice, This is Us, The Golden Globes and Will and Grace. Two of NBC’s noms, Ted Danson and first-time nominee, D’Arcy Carden of The Good Place reacted … Continue reading “Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden react to Emmy noms”