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NBC promotes Evans to current role

NBC has promoted 22-year veteran Bruce Evans to executive vice president of current programming. Evans will replace Vernon Sanders who departed for sister company Universal TV in November. The veteran most recently served as senior vice president of current and daytime programming for NBC, overseeing Days of Our Lives, The Blacklist and Blindspot. He joined […]

NBC develops comedy with Glee co-creator

NBC is developing half-hour comedy Danni Lowinski with Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Danni Lowinski is based on a 2010 German TV series, which has been sold extensively around the world. The US version will follow a working class woman who is rejected by traditional law firms […]

NBC vet Sanders departs for Universal TV

NBC’s executive vice president of current programming, Vernon Sanders, is leaving the role to become a producer with NBC’s sister company, Universal Television. Sanders has signed an exclusive overall producing deal with Universal TV. He will now work on the anthology series Amazing Stories, one of the first dramas commissioned by Apple and produced by Universal TV […]

Feel-good programming is needed in our crazy world

Media Ranch president Sophie Ferron explores why feel-good titles from This is Us to Pay it Forward have been big hitters during a tough global political climate. Trump, Kim Jong-un, Brexit, Syria, terrorist attacks, the Las Vegas mass shooting, the Mexico City earthquake and hurricanes Irma and Maria: these are just a few of biggest news […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

Will & Grace gets first SVOD outing with Hulu

All 194 episodes of NBC comedy Will & Grace will be available for streaming in the US on VOD player Hulu. The series will also be made available on the NBC app and satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers from today. The news comes a week ahead of Will & Grace’s return on the […]

NBCU comedy SVOD service Seeso shutting

NBCUniversal is shutting its comedy-themed SVOD service Seeso. The US service’s future has been in question for the last few months, and a blog post on Facebook yesterday confirmed its closure. Seeso originals such as HarmonQuest, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, The Cyanide and Happiness Show and My Brother, My Brother and Me have transferred […]

NBC doubles down on Will & Grace

NBC has ordered new episodes of Will & Grace, and renewed it for a second second  before the first has even gone out. The New York-set comedy show, which was originally picked up in January, was initially created as a ten-episode limited installment. It will now become a 16-episode series. The new season airs on […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

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