NBC (US Television Network)


#1

Page Six is reporting that major plans are underway to shake up the TODAY Show with FOX News recruit Megyn Kelly set to replace an hour of the morning show - either 9am or 10am.

NBC Today shake-up


#3

NBC has ordered “Drama High” to pilot.

It is inspired by the true story of high school drama teacher Lou Volpe. The pilot centers around the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

The book on which the pilot is based has been described as “Glee” meets “Friday Night Lights.”


#4

An untitled project has been green-lighted by NBC:

It is described as a real-time “extreme event” medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn, N.Y., hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.


#5

Happy Peppers centres on an adult brother and sister who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids after one of them suffers a big loss. They become each other’s wingmen, shoulders to cry on, best friends, and punching bags as they navigate love, loss and work while helping to get each other “un-stuck.”


#6

Now with Megyn Kelly appearing to take over, Tamron Hall has left NBC News and the Today Show.


#7

Ooh Ooh! I have a great headline for this news story!

_NBCU have no CLOO :smiley:

NBCUniversal has dropped yet another network from its portfolio, pulling the plug on its crime-themed channel Cloo.


#8

Reports circulating from NBC today that Savannah Guthrie will be out at Today and Megyn Kelly in when her contract starts in September.


#9

@David - I removed your Powerless video above as someone reset it to Private - added this one below.


#10

Thanks I hate it when people do that.


#11

Redliners centres on a pair of former spies living in suburbia who get drawn back into the espionage game while trying not to blow their cover.


#12

Bob Costas has passed the Olympic torch to Mike Tirico.

After serving as NBC’s prime-time Olympic host since 1992, Costas is stepping down and handing duties over to Mike Tirico beginning with the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, NBC announced Thursday.


#13

NBC News, looking to strengthen its international coverage, acquired a stake in Euronews, a France-based news service that will extend its reach to 277 million new households.

Deborah Turness, the U.S.-based president of NBC News, will head the company’s international news operation, according to a statement from the network Tuesday.


#14

The chief of NBC News has a message for President Donald Trump: We’re not going to be intimidated.

NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said that the president’s attacks on some media outlets won’t deter his organisation from doing its job. NBC News was one of the organisations specifically cited by Trump last month in his tweet about the “fake news” media that is the “enemy of the American people.”

“We’re not the opposition party and we’re not in a popularity contest with this administration or any other administration,” said Lack, who supervises NBC’s broadcast news and digital properties.

Trump hasn’t specifically gone after any NBC News stories since he’s been president but in his “enemy of the American people” tweet, he mentioned the network along with ABC, CBS, CNN and The New York Times.

“This president has us focused every day more on temperament than we expected,” Lack said. The executive, who gives interviews infrequently, spoke Tuesday at a conference held by the IESE Business School.

MSNBC’s ratings have been soaring since the election, along with other cable news networks, defying a general trend where viewership usually drops after a presidential election.


#15

Weekend Update has officially been ordered to series. It launches 11 August AEST.


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#17

NBC is reuniting “Parks and Recreation” alums Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The network Tuesday ordered “The Handmade Project,” a new unscripted series from Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Poehler and Offerman are set to co-host the competition series, which will feature artisans competing to impress judges with their hand-made crafts. NBC has given the series a six-episode season-one order.


#18

NBC will broadcast all of its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage live across all time zones, the network announced Tuesday.

“Nothing brings America together for two weeks like the Olympics, and that communal experience will now be shared across the country at the same time, both on television and streaming online,” said Jim Bell, president of NBC Olympics production and programming. “That means social media won’t be ahead of the action in any time zone, and as a result, none of our viewers will have to wait for anything. This is exciting news for the audience, the advertisers, and our affiliates alike.”


#19

NBC has ordered to series “Rise”.

“Rise” is based on the book “Drama High” by Michael Sokolove, in addition to the life rights of Lou Volpe.

It tells the story of a hard-working teacher and family man, Lou Mazzuchelli (“How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor), who decides to take over his school’s middling theater department, galvanizing the entire school and small town into participating more.


#20

NBC has ordered to series “From God and Country”

“From God and Country,” which hails from the “Homeland” producers and is described as a tense, pulse-pounding deep dive into the secret world of America’s elite undercover military heroes.

Brad Anderson directed the series’ pilot episode, from a script by Dean Georgaris, with Anne Heche and Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome”) both set to star in the new original series.


#21

NBC has ordered to series “A.P. Bio.”

A.P. Bio stars It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-lead Glenn Howerton as a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology teacher but he makes it clear he will not be teaching any biology.

Realizing he has a room full of honor roll students at his disposal, he decides instead to use the kids to his own benefit.