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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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    Key Points in Media Worth Noting in the First Half of January

    With midseason officially here, the following is a timeline of notable events during the first 15 days in January. Listed in order of date (and incorporating network, digital, cable and syndication), included are new program announcements, series renewals, rating highlights, scheduling announcements, awards show winners, historical highlights, industry provider updates, celebrity news, executive news, casting […]

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    Jerry Springer to Return to Daytime Syndication

    After months of speculation, NBCUniveral has confirmed it will move forward with “Judge Jerry,” featuring Jerry Springer trading trashy talk for a go as a court show judge using law and order to settle disputes.  “For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” Springer said in a statement. “My […]

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    Kelly Clarkson Daytime Talker Picked Up by NBCU Stations

    “The Kelly Clarkson Show” from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, a new syndicated daytime talk show slated to debut in fall 2019, has been sold to 11 NBC-owned affiliates across the country. It will air weekdays as the lead-in to “Ellen” in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, San […]

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    PromaxBDA: Highlights from the 2018 Conference

    Last week, from June 11 to June 14, was the PromaxBDA 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Learn, create and connect: it was a potpourri of attendees and represented companies including ABC, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, AT&T Entertainment Group, BBC, Bell Media, BET Networks, Bravo, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, […]

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    Snapchat to Roll Out On-Demand TV Shows

    Snapchat has announced it is partnering with an array of initial broadcasters to create special shows for its millennial targeted audience. The initial deals include A+E Networks, NBCUniversal, ABC, Turner, ESPN, the NF and Vice Media, and the company is reportedly also in conversations with CBS and 21st Century Fox. The outlets are expected to […]

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    ‘Harry’ From NBCU Cleared in Over 90 Percent of the Country

    NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has now sold “Harry” in more than 90 percent of the U.S. to date for its debut in national broadcast syndication on September 12, 2016. The upcoming one-hour daytime entertainment show, hosted by current “American Idol” judge Harry Connick, Jr., will be produced in New York City and will feature Harry’s […]

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    NBCU Talker ‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ to Conclude

    NBCUniversal has opted against a third season of daytime talker “The Meredith Vieira Show.”  Despite making the show live and adding a variety of regular panelists (including Lance Bass), “Meredith Vieira” in season two ranks 13th out of 14 daily hours in the category with a 0.9 rating.  Year-to-year, that is down by 25 percent. […]

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