The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are just one of the many major events being delayed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak across the world. Since gathering hundreds of thousands of people together for athletic events isn’t wise during a time of widespread illness, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were pushed to an undetermined time. But now the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set new dates for late summer in 2021, giving everyone “the maximum time to deal with the constantly changing landscape and the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.” Read More »
Earlier this year, MacGruber fans got the exciting news of America’s greatest hero returning with a TV series over at the NBCUniversal subscription streaming service Peacock. Will Forte will be back as the titular character, a raunchy parody of the resourceful, environmentally conscious 1980s TV character MacGyver, and we recently got a chance to catch up with the former Saturday Night Live cast member to talk about what fans can expect from the MacGruber TV series. Read More »
There’s a new Battlestar Galactica reboot in the works, and it might end up being more familiar than expected. Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is developing the new Battlestar for the upcoming NBC streaming service Peacock, and according to Ronald D. Moore, who created the previous Battlestar reboot, Esmail’s series might be set in the same universe as Moore’s. And that makes a certain sense based on how Moore’s show ended. Spoilers for the 2004-2009 Battlestar Galactica reboot follow.
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NBCUniversal revealed new information about its upcoming Peacock streaming service this afternoon, including details about pricing tiers, what kind of content will be featured, and how it plans to roll the service out. Read on to find out how this service compares with rivals like Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and more.
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MacGruber is coming back to TV. A MacGruber TV series with original star Will Forte is setting up shop at Peacock, the upcoming NBCUniversal streaming service. A MacGruber series was first mentioned as a possibility last year, with news that the film’s director Jorma Taccone had pitched a potential TV adaptation to potential networks and streamers. Now it looks like it’s official, with Peacock developing the show.
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Posted on Sunday, January 12th, 2020 by Fred Topel
NBC’s upcoming streaming service The Peacock was not represented at NBC Universal’s day before the Television Critics Association. The Peacock will feature revivals of classic NBC sitcoms Punky Brewster and Saved By the Bell, but NBC’s head of program planning and strategy, Jeff Bader, discussed another series that might get revived as well.
Speaking with /Film, Bader said the ‘90s time travel series Quantum Leap is another title under consideration and spoke about what led to the Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell revivalson The Peacock. Read More »