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Seth MacFarlane NBCU Adapting Sci-Fi Short Film Skywatch for Series

Seth MacFarlane, NBCU Adapting Sci-Fi Short Film Skywatch for Series

Seth MacFarlane has been expanding his creative universe since the ink dried on his new overall deal with NBCUniversal First came the news that he was working with Seth Fisher (The Alienist) to adapt author Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War and War and Remembrance as miniseries Following that came the news that MacFarlane would[...]

Olivia Munn Finalizing Deal to Join G4 Relaunch: Report

Olivia Munn Finalizing Deal to Join G4 Relaunch: Report

With amazing chemistry, brutal honesty, and a vibe that they live the things they cover (and honest about it when they didn't), we were genuinely surprised that another network didn't lure them away to host a morning or afternoon show.So when we see the teaser for the return of the NBCUniversal Cable and Dish Network-created[...]

The Orville Creator Seth MacFarlane Is Going to War with NBCU

The Orville Creator Seth MacFarlane Is Going to "War" with NBCU

It's one thing for Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Orville) to make news by leaving his long-standing production home at 20th Television (still has that "new name smell") for creative pastures of NBCUniversal, but once the dust settles you have to produce Well, "produce" is what MacFarlane did and in a big way, announcing an[...]

Spread The Word Ya Friggin Turds: MacGruber Lands at Peacock in 2021

Spread The Word, Ya Friggin Turds: MacGruber Lands at Peacock in 2021

They say you can't keep a good man down- and apparently, you can't keep a "good man" who's willing to whine, cry, beg, plead, and/or belittle to get out of one bad situation after the other (usually of his own making). That's right, Will Forte's (Flipped) MacGruber will be making its way to Peacock in […]

Hitmen Review: Tone-Deaf Unfunny Sitcom Misses Its Mark By A Mile

Hitmen Review: Tone-Deaf, Unfunny Sitcom Misses Its Mark By A Mile

Hitmen on paper looks like a pitch in every screenwriter's drawer: a comedy about goofy contract killers on the job. That's like the default of every screenwriter. It stars British comediennes Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins aka Mel and Sue as a pair of goofy killers who are barely competent at their jobs. It is […]

Is NBCU TV Groups Peacock Boost a Bad Sign for Linear/Broadcast

Is NBCU TV Group's Peacock Boost a Bad Sign for Linear/Broadcast?

As "The Great Streaming Wars of 2020" rage on, NBCUniversal looks to be boosting its frontlines with a greater focus on new streaming service Peacock, but could that decision be the death knell to linear/broadcast television as we know it? During Comcast's second-quarter 2020 conference call, NBCU CEO Jeff Shell revealed to analysts that NBCUniversal[...]

NBCUniversal Jumps Into Comics Production with Grant Morrison

NBCUniversal Jumps Into Comics Production with Grant Morrison

Universal Content Productions is a division of NBCUniversal which focuses on indie and creator-driven work UCP is responsible for the production of tv series such as Battlestar Galactica, Mr Robot, Monk, Suits, Umbrella Academy and Psych, among others They've also recently launched a podcasting arm, UCP Audio.  The company now adds comics to its growing[...]

Peacock ViacomCBS Strike Content Deal: Ray Donovan Charmed &#038 More

Peacock, ViacomCBS Strike Content Deal: Ray Donovan, Charmed & More

NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock just added an extra shot of adrenaline into its launch day library of television shows and films, announcing a licensing agreement on Wednesday that will bring popular Paramount programming from the VicaomCBS library On the television/streaming side, Peacock members will have access to Ray Donovan, The Affair, Charmed (starting October[...]

Descender Ascender TV Rights Land at NBCUniversals Lark Productions

Descender, Ascender TV Rights Land at NBCUniversal's Lark Productions

The Canada-based member of NBCUniversal International Studios is developing and producing the series, with Lemire and Nguyen executive producing (Variety exclusive reporting)"The world of 'Descender' and 'Ascender just keeps growing," said Lemire in a statement "And Dustin [Nguyen] and I are very happy to be working with Lark to bring it to televisions screens as[...]

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Preview: Gus Is Done with Shawns Nicknames

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Preview: Gus Is Done with Shawn's Nicknames

Millions of incredibly patient "PsychOs" received a pretty sweet gift from Peacock on Sunday: the opening four minutes of Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, ahead of its July 15 premiere. In the clip below, we get the first pieces of the puzzle behind the ambush that left Timothy Omundson's Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter very […]

Psych Cast Reunites for Some Serious Social Distancing Reminiscing

Psych Cast Reunites for Some Serious Social Distancing Reminiscing

If you're a "PsychO" who's been passing the time in home lockdown and self-quarantine as you're patiently waiting for news on the premiere Peacock's Psych 2: Lassie Come Home and the return of James Roday's Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill's Burton "Gus" Guster, we're guessing you checked out USA Network's "Psych-tacular Binge-A-Thon" that ran last month. […]

Psych: James Roday Dulé Hill Announce Psych-tacular Binge-A-Thon

"Psych": James Roday, Dulé Hill Announce "Psych-tacular Binge-A-Thon"

"PsychOs" across the globe have been patiently waiting for Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (featuring the return of James Roday's Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill's Burton "Gus" Guster) to arrive via NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock Now, it looks fans are getting one step closer to knowing when that's going to happen - and getting a[...]

Quibi Cancels Launch Party Upfronts Impacted Over Coronavirus Concerns

Quibi Cancels Launch Party, Upfronts Impacted Over Coronavirus Concerns

Here's a look at who's still in play: BBC News (April 27), Vudu (April 28), Roku (April 28), Verizon Media (April 28), Vice Media Group (April 29), Ellen Digital Network (April 29), Amazon (April 30), YouTube (April 30), Hulu (May 6), NBCUniversal (May 11), Fox Entertainment (May 11), Telemundo (May 11), Univision (May 12), Disney[...]

Peacock Tina Fey Reuniting Fictional 90s Girl Group Girls5Eva for Series

Peacock, Tina Fey Reuniting Fictional 90's Girl Group "Girls5Eva" for Series

In case you're not in the know or you've been too busy getting your own service off the ground, NBCUniversal is officially launching their own streaming service later this year called Peacock Yes, that's also the name of a large, colorful animal - but it's also been the mascot for NBC since just after the[...]

Chucky: SYFY Scares Up Straight-to-Series Order for Childs Play Adapt

"Chucky": SYFY Scares Up Straight-to-Series Order for "Child's Play" Adapt

This winter's Television Critics Association press event has been "scaring up" some interesting headlines for NBCUniversal, with the latest news coming out from the SYFY side of things The network has given a straight-to-series order to Chucky - that's right, a television series based on the central slaughterer of the Child's Play film franchise. “The character[...]

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home Star Maggie Lawson Confirms Spring 2020 Peacock Premiere

"Psych 2: Lassie Come Home" Star Maggie Lawson Confirms Spring 2020 Peacock Premiere

Originally intended to air on USA Network, the film was delayed and shifted to NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock And you could understand why fans have been wringing their hands in anticipation: Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter (Tim Omundson) is attacked and left for dead Of course, the fellas doesn't hesitate to get "the band" back together -[...]

Saved by the Bell: Peacock Reboot Enrolls John Michael Higgins As New Bayside Principal

"Saved by the Bell": Peacock Reboot Enrolls John Michael Higgins As New Bayside Principal

The NBCUniversal streaming service cast John Michael Higgins in the role of Principal Toddman, replacing original series' school head Dennis Haskins, who played Principal Richard Belding.Haskins was one of the few holdovers from Good Morning, Miss Bliss to the series that became Saved by the Bell He played Belding for the series entire duration from[...]

Saved by the Bell Punky Brewster: NBCUs Peacock Streamer Sets Sequel Series

"Saved by the Bell," "Punky Brewster": NBCU's Peacock Streamer Sets Sequel Series

Do you long for the simpler days of the early 90s, with your trendy denim jackets, sketchy White House shenanigans, and sitting in front of the TV after school watching all your favorite quirky characters get up to wacky hijinks? Well, want no more! Thanks to NBCUniversal’s newly-named streaming service Peacock, viewers are going to[...]

The Office Reboot/Restart Coming to NBCUs Peacock We Are Having Conversations

"The Office" Reboot/Restart Coming to NBCU's Peacock? "We Are Having Conversations"

While NBCUniversal (NBCU) may have fired some serious first shots in the upcoming "The Great Streaming Wars of 2020" by revealing the name of its upcoming streaming service (Peacock, set to debut in April 2020) and announcing three fan-friendly reboots (Saved By the Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica), it's the talk of what might[...]