Keegan-Michael Key and Jimmy take turns attempting random musical impressions, like Bob Marley singing “Hush, Little Baby.”
This was an hilarious segment for ˇThe Tonight Show. Keegan-Michael did a great job.
NBC announced the following:
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2019 – Country music legend Dolly Parton is returning to NBC and will perform at one of the most iconic stages in the world when “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry” airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.
The special is a celebration of Parton’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. It will feature new interviews as well as a performance from Parton on the Opry stage where she’ll deliver some of her biggest hits in front of a live audience. In addition, her superstar friends – Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and others – will also be on board to celebrate Parton’s career and perform.
“I’m so thrilled to be celebrating my 50-year anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry,” Parton said. “I’m also excited that NBC wanted to share in this milestone with me. Together we hope to entertain a broader audience on what the Grand Ole Opry is and what it means to me. We have some special treats, surprises and great performances by some very talented artists and I’m looking so forward to sharing it with you.”
“Dolly Parton’s impact on country music is beyond description, and she remains a cherished icon,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment. “Dolly will always have a home at NBC and we can’t wait for her to deliver her wonderful collection of hits to the Opry stage.”
“Since officially joining the Opry 50 years ago, Dolly Parton has taken the country music world — and the world, for that matter — by storm, taking her Opry roots with her,” said Dan Rogers, Opry vice president and executive producer. “We are thrilled that the girl who grew up listening to the Opry with her family in the Smoky Mountains will be sharing the heart of the Opry live this week on the Opry stage and with millions of fans next month on NBC.”
Justin Gorman, Matthew Hickling and Hannah Dodson will executive produce. Man Alive Entertainment is producing.
The special kicks off NBC’s “Oh What Fun” holiday slate, which runs from November through Jan. 1 and includes the network’s perennial specials and other holiday programming.
NBC announces Nick Jonas is joining The Voice.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2019 – Multi-platinum Grammy and Golden Globe Award-nominated recording artist, actor and award-winning songwriter Nick Jonas will join the upcoming spring cycle of “The Voice” as a coach.
Jonas, who has had a successful career in film, television and music – both solo and with Grammy-nominated multi-platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers – will be joined by returning music superstar coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton and host Carson Daly on the four-time Emmy Award winning hit musical competition series.
Jonas announced the big news today on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” while promoting Jonas Brothers’ platinum album and current single, “Only Human.” See the clip here: https://www.ellentube.com/video/nick-jonas-gets-a-scare-from-his-new-the-voice-co-star-blake-shelton.html.
“As a member of one of the hottest pop groups, Nick’s success in navigating all aspects of the music industry is exceptional,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We were so impressed by his innate musicality, technical aptitude and passion that he brought to ‘Songland’ earlier this year and know he will be an incredible fit as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ We are excited to see Nick lend his mentorship, relatability and breadth of knowledge to a new crop of artists.”
“I’m so excited to be a part of ‘The Voice’ family,” said Jonas. “It’s such an awesome group of individuals, and I can’t wait to help these artists really build and hone in to find their unique voices.”
Nick Jonas is one-third of Jonas Brothers, the preeminent male group of this century who most recently opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive No. 1 albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick and his brothers, Joe and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion until now. Earlier this year, the band announced their highly anticipated return to music with a new single, “Sucker,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Making history once more, the band captured No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their now platinum-certified album, “Happiness Begins.”
Jonas has also received solo critically acclaimed success off his self-titled album that includes the triple-platinum and No. 1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous.” A recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas co-wrote an original song titled “Home” for the animated film “Ferdinand.” The song was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe in the category of Best Original Song.
As an actor, Jonas garnered unanimous critical praise for his lead role in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite “Goat.” He also appeared in a guest-starring role in the horror-comedy series “Scream Queens” and starred in the gritty television series “Kingdom.” In 2017, Jonas starred alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the blockbuster film “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony’s reimagining of the 1995 hit “Jumanji.” The film passed “Spider-Man” to become Sony’s highest-grossing film ever at the U.S. box office. Later this year, he will appear in the “Jumanji” sequel (in theaters Dec. 13) and Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” (in theaters Nov. 9). Jonas also recently completed production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller “Chaos Walking,” which stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland and is scheduled for release in 2020.
The Blind Auditions for Season 17 of “The Voice,” with current coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, continue tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
“The Voice” has opened the current season as television’s No. 1 alternative series in total viewers and its Sept. 23 debut episode finished No. 2 during Premiere Week among all entertainment shows, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. That premiere telecast has grown to a 2.2 rating in 18-49 and 11.1 million viewers in “live plus seven day” Nielsens.
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Amanda Zucker and Kyra Thompson.
Okay, before I start with the details we know as of now, I need to stop laughing. This is hilarious! NBC has announced the name for their streaming service and it is called…PEACOCK! Yes, Peacock! Cue Katy Perry!
NBC today announced the name of their forthcoming streaming service called Peacock. The name is a play off their multi-color logo and nickname of being “The Peacock Network”. Launching in April of 2020 (please be April 1), Peacock will start off with episodes from The Office, Fraiser, and a reboot of Battlestar Galactica.
The news follows Apple TV Plus announcing their launch date and price point last week. Disney Plus is also going in on the cheap end with pricing starting at $7 a month or $12 a month for Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus. HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, has not officially announced their price point yet.
NBC is going to go hard with marketing established shows such as The Office and Frasier as well as reboots like Battlestar Galactica and Saved By The Bell. The winning strategy will be who can make new shows that hit with new audiences. NBC’s Peacock will also have their share of Spanish programming as well.
New York, NY – Sept. 17, 2019 – NBCUniversal today announced “Peacock” (www.peacocktv.com) as the name for its new streaming service. Peacock is a nod to NBC’s iconic logo and NBCUniversal’s rich legacy of creating beloved films, TV series, characters and franchises that have been at the epicenter of pop culture and will continue to define the future of entertainment.
Peacock will deliver a world-class slate of originals while also offering treasured hits from the vaults of NBC, including “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” two of the most-watched streaming series. The service will also feature blockbusters and critically-acclaimed films from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s biggest studios. In addition, Peacock will tap into NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night and reality.
Peacock rolls out in April of 2020 with over 15,000 hours of content and takes center stage at the end of July during the 2020 Summer Olympics. As previously announced, Peacock will be both advertising and subscription supported. Details on pricing and distribution will be announced closer to launch.
“The name Peacock pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal – whether it’s culture-defining dramas from innovative creators like Sam Esmail, laugh-out-loud comedies from legends like Lorne Michaels and Mike Schur, blockbusters from Universal Pictures, or buzzy unscripted programming from the people who do it best at Bravo and E!,” said Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises. “Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless – from can’t-miss Olympic moments and the 2020 election, to classic fan favorites like ‘The Office’.”
Peacock will offer a broad slate of original dramas, including “Dr. Death,” based on the true-crime podcast starring Jamie Dornan, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Alec Baldwin and Golden Globe winner Christian Slater; a reboot of the critically acclaimed and award-winning “Battlestar Galactica,” from Golden Globe® winner and Emmy-nominated “Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming” EP Sam Esmail; “Brave New World,” based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Alden Ehrenreich (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”) and Golden Globe® Award nominee Demi Moore; “Angelyne,” a limited series from Golden Globe® Award nominee Emmy Rossum; and “One of Us Is Lying,” based on the New York Times best-selling young adult mystery-thriller.
The platform’s new original comedies include “Rutherford Falls,” co-created by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Mike Schur, Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas, and starring Ed Helms; “Straight Talk,” from Emmy® Award nominee Rashida Jones and NAACP Image Award® winner Jada Pinkett Smith; reboots of two beloved series – “Saved By the Bell,” from Emmy® Award winner Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock”), featuring original cast members including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, and “Punky Brewster,” starring Soleil Moon Frye as a grown-up version of her former character; an all-new season of “A.P.Bio,” starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt; and the second movie spinoff from the long-running series “Psych.”
Peacock will feature a broad array of the most-talked-about unscripted programming, including a new “Saturday Night Live” docuseries, “Who Wrote That,” from creator Lorne Michaels, exploring the famous personalities in front of and behind the camera; an original talk show series from Jimmy Fallon, in collaboration with Matador Content and Universal Television Alternative Studio; a weekly late night show starring Amber Ruffin and executive produced by Seth Meyers; and a spinoff of Bravo’s successful “The Real Housewives” franchise.
In addition to the exclusive streaming rights to the beloved NBC sitcoms “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” some of the most popular NBC and classic TV series of all time will be available on Peacock, including “30 Rock,” “Bates Motel,” “Battlestar Gallactica,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Cheers,” “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Covert Affairs,” “Downton Abbey,” “Everyone Loves Raymond,” “Frasier,” “Friday Night Lights,” “House,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “King Of Queens,” “Married…With Children,”“Monk,” “Parenthood,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Superstore,” “The Real Housewives,” “Top Chef,” and “Will & Grace.”
Universal Pictures is developing premium original films and animated series to debut on Peacock with prominent talent and filmmakers. Additionally, DreamWorks Animation, the beloved kids and family brand and the studio behind animated hits “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “How to Train Your Dragon,” will create original animated content for Peacock, making the platform a must-have offering for the entire family.
Peacock will also offer a robust slate of critically-acclaimed films and box-office hits from Universal Pictures and Focus Features. These titles range from laugh-out-loud comedies like “American Pie,” “Bridesmaids,” “Knocked Up,” “Meet the Parents,” and “Meet the Fockers,” to award-winning classics such as “A Beautiful Mind,” “Back to the Future,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Casino,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Erin Brockovich,” “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” “Field of Dreams,” “Jaws,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Shrek,” and “The Breakfast Club.” Peacock will also feature films from the franchises: “Bourne,” “Despicable Me,” and “Fast & Furious.”
Peacock is uniquely positioned to offer the U.S. Hispanic audience premium programming from the #1 Spanish-language network, Telemundo. The platform will feature more than 3,000 hours of Telemundo’s content, including an original dramedy “Armas de Mujer,” a new hit series from the makers of “La Reina del Sur,” and popular library titles “100 Dias Para Volver,” “Betty in NY,” “El Barón” and “Preso No. 1.”
Ryan Tedder is one of the songwriters and producer on the NBC Show, Songland. Songland is the song writing competition show executive produced by former Voice coach, Adam Levine.
The concept of the show is a bit of Shark Tank meets American Idol with song writing. Aspiring songwriters come onto the show, sing their songs in front of the shows cast of songwriters and producers and a potential artists.
The artist then picks 3 songs from the contestants that they are interested in. After that, the producers and the songwriters begin to rewrite the song for the artist they are pitching. Eventually, the artist selects a song to record and release.
Tedder spoke with Jimmy Fallon about how he ended up on the show. Originally, Tedder was bring pitched on replacing Adam Levine on The Voice a few years back. According to Tedder, he got a call from NBC saying that Levine wanted a break and if he would be interested. When Levine decided not to take a break, they pivoted to pitching Tedder Songland.
“I initially got pitched four years ago on potentially replacing Adam on The Voice because he was just tired. He was like, ‘I think I’m going to step off for a minute.’ They called to see if I would do it,” Tedder, 39, recalled. “And before I could even decide, they called back and said, ‘False alarm. He’s back on but we have this other show that you might be better for,’ ” the three-time Grammy winner and OneRepublic frontman said.
Levine almost leaving The Voice ended with Tedder getting a gig on Songland.
Bravo TV, The NBCUniversal owned cable network, is bringing back the famed Cash Cab! The show debuted in 2005 and aired for 7 years on the Discovery Network.
Unsuspected passengers enter the cab, and the host then asks them a series of questions. For each question they get right, they are given a cash award. Ben Bailey, Cash Cab‘s original host is returning to host this run for Bravo.
Bravo has also ordered new episodes of the controversial dating show, Blind Date.
In what comes as no surprise, The Office is leaving Netflix at the end of 2020. NBC, the sitcoms home for 9 seasons, will be launching their own streaming service and will be taking exclusive rights to the show in 2021.
“The Office has become a staple of pop culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal DTC and digital enterprises. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”
The Office is one of, if not the highest streamed show for Netflix. It’s only a matter of time before shows like Friends do the same thing and leave Netflix. Almost all Disney owned content will also be leaving the streaming platform for upcoming Disney Plus streaming service.
NBC’s hit sitcom, The Good Place is set to end after its fourth and current season, announced the show creator Michael Schur.
“After The Good Place was picked up for season two, the writing staff and I began to map out, as best we could, the trajectory of the show,” he said. “Given the ideas we wanted to explore, and the pace at which we wanted to present those ideas, I began to feel like four seasons – just over 50 episodes – was the right lifespan.”
While Schur has been tempted to expand on that, he has decided against doing so.
“At the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last,” he stated.
What are your thoughts on The Good Place ending?
Late last month, Carson Daly announced that he was leaving his late night show, Last Call With Carson Daly. Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Lilly Sing announced that she will be replacing Carson Daly.
The new show at the 1:35am time slot will be called A Little Late.
“Lilly is truly a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family,” said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs and late night, NBC Entertainment. “She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can’t wait to get started.”
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”
NBC and Carson Daly announced last week that Daly’s late night show. Last Call with Carson Daly, is coming to an end this year. While no end date was officially announced, Daly’s contract for the show ends sometime in 2019.
Daly currently holds the title for longest consecutive host of a late night show. Him ending Last Call will put an end to his 17 Year run as Late Night host.
The news of Daly ending his show is not a surprise as he has taken on more and more roles over at NBC while hosting and producing The Voice and hosting segments for TODAY.
“If you had told me in 2002 I would be a part of the historic NBC late-night family for 17 years, I would have said you were crazy,” Daly said Tuesday in a statement. “Hard to believe it’s been so long — 2,000 episodes. It’s time to move on to something new and let someone else have access to this incredible platform.
“My 20s was about finding a good job. My 30s was about taking on as many of them as I could. Now, in my 40s, I’m focused on quality over quantity. I want to do more with my Today family and continue hosting and producing The Voice and explore new opportunities.”