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    Peacock Announces New Series Pick-Ups

    Netflix has announced several new programming initiatives at its virtual portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. The first is a series pickup of non-scripted “Ex-Rated” with Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”) as host and executive producer.” Ex-Rated” explores the growing trend of adult singles who send standardized “exit […]

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    NBCUniversal Announces Peacock as the Name of its Streaming Service

    In a nod to its historical roots, NBC is calling its upcoming streaming service Peacock. Peacock, which is both advertiser and subscription supported, rolls out in April 2020 with over 15,000 hours of content and takes center stage at the end of July during the 2020 Summer Olympics. As previously announced, Peacock will be both advertising […]

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    NBC Revives ‘A.P. Bio’ on Streaming Service

    NBCUniversal’s unnamed streaming service has its first original sitcom, “A.P. Bio,” which is produced by Lorne Michaels and was canceled by the network after two seasons. The series stars “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Glen Howerton as a disgraced Harvard professor who gets a second lease on life when he takes a job as […]

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    Hulu Renews ‘Shrill’ for Season 2

    Hulu has greenlit comedy “Shrill” for a second season, with an order for eight new episodes. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Aidy Bryant. Dannah Shinder of Brownstone Productions will serve as a producer. Season one of […]

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    NBC Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Saving Kenan’ and ‘Like Magic’

    “Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson could be heading to NBC in primetime. The network has picked up his single camera comedy pilot, “Saving Kenan” (formerly known as “Saving Larry”), which center on a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their […]

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    NBC Orders ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’

    NBC, which is intent on reviving the variety format in primetime, has confirmed upcoming “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” hosted by former “SNL” players Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. Also featured will be “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson. The series, which will telecast live from 30 Rockefeller Center and will feature sketches […]

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    NBC Greenlights Maya Rudolph / Martin Short Variety Hour

    Despite the recent failure of “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” NBC is going back to the variety well with a one-hour series hosted by “Saturday Night Live’ alum Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. Tentatively titled “Maya and Marty in Manhattan” the series is expected to be a blend of musical numbers, comedy sketches […]

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