A review of NBC’s newest summer reality competition, which brings together all kinds of comedy-forward acts, like the kind that often appear on America’s Got Talent.
When NBC’s Songland started casting in 2016, its contract had language suggesting songwriters gave up all rights and royalties. But that didn’t turn out to be true.
Each episode of Songland is different, with a new artist choosing from four songwriters’ songs—and then revising and reworking them.
NBC’s 2019-2020 announcement included news about Making It’s second season, plus The Voice’s coaches and Little Big Shots’ host.
NBC cancelled Who Do You Think You Are? back in 2012, and is bringing it back, along with a curious executive producer.
Jane Lynch called hosting the game show the “best job ever.”
Highly recommended: NBC’s wonderful First Dates, which is narrated by Drew Barrymore and is full of charm and delight.
A review of NBC’s Better Late Than Never, on which William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman, Henry Winkler, and Jeff Dye travel together.
Before the Rio Olympics began, an NBC executive insisted that the Olympics’ primarily female audience is “less interested in the result and more interested in the journey.” While that is grossly patronizing and sexist, it has not seemed to manifest too much during NBC’s prime-time network coverage of the summer games. Those three hours have mostly been filled with competition—with some bios and background, sure, but mostly competition.
In fact, it’s been so competition-heavy that I’ve been genuinely, achingly missing one of the best parts of the Olympics: Mary Carillo’s feature stories.
NBC’s three hours of kids’ Saturday morning cartoons will be replaced by educational reality series, which will be branded as “The More You Know.”
An NBC executive said the network’s decisions regarding its coverage of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony have to do with women and also reality shows.
Funded, a competition for venture capital investments that will have startups mentored by Tyra Banks, Rob Dyrdek, and Rohan Oza, has been ordered by NBC.
NBC and ABC have found unscripted success thanks Steve Harvey, whose charisma and humor led to ratings hits Little Big Shots and Celebrity Family Feud.
While he’s in Alaska for the next three days, President Barack Obama will film an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls that will air later this year. This is the first time a sitting United States president will appear as a participant on a reality series, and comes six years after he told kids… continue reading
Neil Patrick Harris, host of NBC’s upcoming live variety talk show Best Time Ever, had thoughts about reality television, and managed to describe what’s wrong with the genre. Or one thing, at least. Here it is; the emphasis is mine: “I tell you I love the two sort of tenets that I hold in my… continue reading