• Lilly Singh: NBC’s new late night host is brown, queer, and a millennial

    There’s finally a lady in late night and her name is Lilly Singh. NBC tapped Singh to replace Carson Daly in the 1:35 a.m. timeslot. A Little Late with Lilly Singh will debut this September. She will be the first woman in late night on broadcast television since Joan Rivers in 1987. Singh is of Indian heritage, making her one of two people of color in the space. DL Hughley will

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine renewed at NBC

    NBC seems happy with their decision to pick up Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network renewed the popular cop sitcom for a seventh season on Wednesday. Season 7 will be Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s second season at NBC. Brooklyn Nine-Nine aired five seasons at Fox before the network curiously canceled the cult comedy led by Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, and Stephanie Beatriz. Fox cited low ratings, but fans lost their minds on social media, enough so

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    Chris Rock will direct Saving Kenan pilot at NBC but we’re all talking about Kenan Thompson’s SNL future

    Chris Rock will direct the new Kenan Thompson pilot for NBC, called Saving Kenan. The announcement is just one more item making Thompson’s fans wonder if he will leave Saturday Night Live after this season. Thompson holds the record of longest-tenured SNL cast member with 16 seasons to his name. He continues to express his gratitude being on SNL as reports about other cast members’ futures percolate. Rock and Thompson crossed

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    Last Call with Carson Daly ending after 17 years; NBC ponders replacement

    NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly is ending after 2,000 episodes. Carson Daly tweeted on Tuesday, “Yes, Last Call is wrapping up! I’m forever grateful & proud to all who have worked w us over the years.” The show, which has aired at 1:30 a.m. for 17 years, will end this season, but NBC has not yet announced a final date. Last Call is a half-hour late night show featuring

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    Kenan Thompson’s new NBC gig casts shadow over SNL future

    Kenan Thompson wants comedians to ‘bring it’ on his new NBC comedy competition show Bring The Funny. A $250,000 prize package awaits the winner, but what does the future hold for the Saturday Night Live star? Industry insiders have speculated for some time that Thompson may leave SNL as a full-time cast member in pursuit of a big-time TV or movie career. Bring The Funny is the second prime-time show to land Thompson

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    Kenan Thompson NBC pilot leaves SNL future uncertain

    Kenan Thompson might need to leave Saturday Night Live for his own sitcom, Saving Kenan. NBC picked up the comedy starring Thompson after it’d been in development since the fall. Lorne Michaels, as usual, will serve as executive producer, as he does on many projects from his SNL darlings. Also on board is Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke. Thompson is the longest-running cast member on SNL and when he started

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    Ellen DeGeneres game show renewed for third season by NBC

    Ellen DeGeneres’s Game of Games has been renewed for a third season at NBC. The renewal comes after its solid ratings from the new second season. Based on segments from DeGeneres’ daytime talk show, Game of Games puts contestants through a series of challenges in pursuit of a cash prize. Pulled right from the audience, players maneuver obstacles and answer trivia questions under a crushing time frame. Currently one of

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore are basically the same show and here’s why

    Cheers, Friends, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Golden Girls, The Office, Parks and Recreation; NBC has given us some of the most iconic sitcoms of all time and Brooklyn Nine-Nine is poised to be its newest tentpole sitcom. After being unexpectedly dropped by Fox after five beloved seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC for a sixth season and last week’s premiere garnered 3.6 million viewers—up 71% from last year’s season

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    Emily Heller, NBC team up to form Secret Society

    NBC is developing a secret society—and comedian Emily Heller is its leader. NBC called dibs on Secret Society from Heller, as well as fellow executive producers Kay Cannon and Laverne McKinnon. Written by Heller, Secret Society centers on Beth, a struggling reporter who is tired of feeling invisible in her small town and recruits other women to help take over a dying branch of an all-male secret society. Heller, whose

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    Good news for The Good Place fans

    On Tuesday, NBC announced that critically-acclaimed show The Good Place will be returning for a fourth season next year. It is the second show to get a confirmed spot in NBC’s 2019-20 lineup, the announcement coming after NBC had already picked up a new season of the Will & Grace reboot. “Congratulations to Mike Schur and an exceptional cast and crew, all of whom collaborate to create a thoughtful, mind-bending

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine locks up Season 6 NBC debut date

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back for a saved sixth season in 2019. The cop comedy will make its NBC debut Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The current show at that time slot, Will and Grace, will be shifting to 9:30 p.m. The cult favorite had a rocky road to Season 6. After five seasons on Fox, the network chose to cancel the show citing low ratings. Fans of the

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    6 Times Seth Meyers Won Saturday Night Live

    Seth Meyers is coming back to host Saturday Night Live this week after leaving the cast in 2014. We think that’s pretty awesome! In 13 years on the show, Meyers was a cast member, a Weekend Update host, and served as head writer for almost nine years. While he left the show to replace Jimmy Fallon at Late Night, his time on SNL gave birth to iconic sketches, timeless characters,

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    NBC buys Girl Scouts comedy from Late Night writer Ally Hord

    Ally Hord is selling more than Girl Scout cookies. NBC has put Woman Scouts in development from the former Late Night with Seth Meyers writer. The comedy centers on a feminist who drops out of grad school and decides to kickstart the lives of the women around her by starting an adult Girl Scout troop, which sounds like if brunch came with merit badges. “There’s no limit to what life

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Chelsea Peretti Announces Exit on Twitter

    Bad news for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans today: Chelsea Peretti announced that she will not be returning for the saved sixth season of the beloved police sitcom. At least not as a series regular. However, showrunner Dan Goor assured fans that we will 100% see Gina on NBC at some point. “I mean, she got run over by a frickin’ bus, and she only missed like a week of work.” “I

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    NBC comedy subscription service in works, would likely carry SNL, 30 Rock, The Office

    NBC is jumping into the video streaming game later this year. The home of Saturday Night Live plans to launch a subscription-video service just for comedies. SNL recently launched its own app offering more than 300 hours of sketches from the show’s 40 years. NBC has a wealth of content from both past and present to choose from, including parent company NBC Universal’s catalogue of comedy movies. NBC currently hosts

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