Peacock is perhaps a hop, skip, and a jump away from becoming a major player in the streaming wars. Maybe all the NBCUniversal streaming platform needs is a competition series based on the beloved 1980s video game Frogger. Because why not.
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Exceeding expectations, NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock reached 33 million subscribers by the end of 2020. That is not only far ahead of projections from their parent company Comcast, who hoped to reach 35 million subscribers by the end of 2024, they also hit this number before Peacock became the exclusive streaming home of The Office on January 1. Read More »
If Peacock hasn’t tickled your fancy enough by being the exclusive streaming home of The Office, maybe the addition of some good ol’ fashioned wrasslin’ will get you to sign up for the streaming service. Today, Peacock announced that they’ve signed a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive streaming home of the WWE Network in the United States starting in March. Read More »
How much do you love The Office? Enough to pay $10 a month to have access to all 9 seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom? That’s what Peacock is banking on, with its peculiarly specific price plans for subscribers to the NBCUniversal streaming service.
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When The Office series finale aired back in 2013, it began with a little recap of what happened to the employees of Dunder-Mifflin in the year since the documentary camera crew stopped following them. But the last episode of NBC’s hit workplace sitcom almost went back to their cold open staple of a prank played on Dwight Schrute, and you can finally see it in its entirety.
Originally teased in the cast’s table read for the series finale (a bonus feature that’s been available for some time), the original cold open finds Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) playing an elaborate prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson) inspired by the 1999 sci-fi action blockbuster The Matrix. Find out who offers Dwight the choice between the red pill and the blue pill in the never-before-seen The Office finale Matrix prank below. Read More »
A.P. Bio was unfortunately canceled at NBC after two stellar seasons of quirky high school comedy. But the series, created by former Saturday Night Live writer/cast member Mike O’Brien and led by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton, found a second life. The NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock picked it up for a third season that came and went earlier this year. Since there hasn’t been much pomp and ceremony for the new season, I was left worried that the show would inevitably get canceled again. Thankfully, an early Christmas gift just arrived with the announcement of A.P. Bio season 4 coming in 2021. Read More »
The Office is heading to Peacock starting in 2021. We already knew this would happen: in 2019, NBCUniversal shelled out a staggering $500 million to purchase the streaming rights to the popular mockumentary workplace comedy.
What we did not know, however, is that Peacock would be putting most seasons of the show behind a paywall. Starting on January 1, the first two seasons of the series will be available to stream for free on the basic version of Peacock. But seasons 3-9, as well as new “superfan” episodes which contain extended cuts of the episodes with never-before-seen content added in, will only be available to stream on Peacock Premium. That requires a subscription for $4.99 per month with ads, or $9.99 per month for an ad-free experience. Read More »
Nothing screams Christmas like a group of yellow clone things whose vocabulary amounts to several variations on “Banana!” But Illumination is giving us what we want (or rather, what your kids want) this holiday season with a Minions Holiday Special, set to debut on NBC and Peacock late this November. See the Minions Holiday Special first look images below.
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Peacock, one of the ten zillion different streaming services we have on our hands these days, is expanding its youth-oriented programming with new shows, new episodes, and free candy that flies out of the TV! I made that last one up, but the rest of the sentence is true. Titles include new shows like Trollstopia and The Mighty Ones, and new episodes of stuff like Curious George, Cleopatra in Space, and more. The full details on the Peacock kids shows await you below. Read More »
Not even the most skilled wizard could untangle the confusing web that is streaming and broadcast rights for popular titles. And unfortunately, everyone’s favorite Boy Wizard has fallen victim to legal deals that were hashed out long before streaming services like HBO Max and Peacock were a glimmer in Hollywood execs’ eyes. All eight Harry Potter movies are no longer available any any streaming service, following the Wizarding World franchise’s departure from Peacock. But the good news is that you can still watch the films on cable.
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