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Betsy Thomas Set As New ‘Bad Judge’ Showrunner

Betsy Thomas has closed a deal to join new NBC comedy series Bad Judge as executive producer/showrunner. Thomas was immediately approached for the job when Liz Brixius exited the Universal TV-produced show 10 days ago. Thomas, who is under an overall deal at Uni TV, ran NBC/Uni TV's Whitney in its first season. Show More Summary

NBC Adapting Movie ‘Problem Child’ As Comedy Written By Scot Armstrong

Scot Armstrong, writer on such R-rated feature blockbusters as Old School and The Hangover Part II, is taking on PG 1990 comedy Problem Child. NBC has put in development a single-camera comedy adaptation of the Universal Pictures/Imagine...Show More Summary

Suejin Yang Joins Time Inc

Time Inc. has named Suejin Yang VP/general manager, digital entertainment of People and Entertainment Weekly. Yang comes to Time Inc. from NBC Universal, where she most recently served as VP of Bravo Digital Media since 2011. Prior to...Show More Summary

Global Warming Casualty: Weather Channel Ratings, Value Plummet

Bloomberg reports that The Weather Channel (TWC) is in serious trouble. In 2008, NBC Universal bought the network for $3.5 billion. Today the hope is that the TWC can be sold for the same price. After 7 years of inflation, that is a real loss of value. Show More Summary

Who Wants to Buy The Weather Channel?

Bloomberg reports that the companies that own The Weather Channel—including Bain Capital, Blackstone, and NBC Universal—appear to be in the beginning stages of talks to sell the Atlanta-based weather behemoth. The question is: who would buy it? Let's speculate! Read more...

Does Whisper Have a Place in the Social TV Sphere?

In May, we wrote about how NBC, Universal Studios, and Hulu have begun to use the anonymous confession app Whisper for social integrations. Now – in what is maybe the most appropriate social TV program with the app – Season 5 of VH1‘s...Show More Summary

University of Richmond scrubs profile of j-school alum charged with sex tape upload

In June of 2013, the University of Richmond profiled Carlo Dellaverson, a Class of 2006 journalism grad who went on to work at CNBC and NBC News. The university’s story noted that Dellaverson “has to be on top of breaking news [and] makes sure NBC breaks news as it happens, whether it’s on social media … Read More

NBC Buys Suburban New Jersey Comedy

Blogging in suburbia, that is the subject of a single-camera comedy from writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (Scrubs, Happy Endings) and producer David Janollari. The project, from Universal TV, where Janollari and Cragg & Bradley are under overall deals, has sold to NBC. Show More Summary

Wes Craven In Talks For Major NBC/Universal Cable Deal (Exclusive)

A small piece of inside info came in Tuesday evening as we’re exclusively told Wes Craven is getting way more involved in television production. On the heels of the “Scream” pilot getting underway for MTV, Craven is said to be close to signing a deal with NBC/Universal Cable to produce TV for NBC/Universal cable outlets […]

Ed Helms To Produce Comedy Starring & Created By Julian McCullough

Actor, writer and comedian Julian McCullough will write and topline a multi-camera comedy for NBC inspired by his childhood. The project, Poor House, hails from Ed Helms' Pacific Electric company and Universal TV, where the company has a first-look deal. Show More Summary

Empire State Pride Agenda Slams St. Patrick's Day Parade Rule Change

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: The news that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade will allow one LGBT group – OUT at NBC Universal – to march under its own banner for the first time strikes us as disappointing and self-serving. While this...Show More Summary

W2W4: Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals (1-1) and Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) play their all-important third preseason game Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” How the defensive line will adapt in its first game without Darnell Dockett will be telling, especially since the starters will be playing about a half Sunday. Show More Summary

Courtney B. Vance & James Remar Join ‘State Of Affairs'; Jennifer Healy Takes ‘Selfie’

Courtney B. Vance and James Remar have booked guest roles on NBC's fall drama series State Of Affairs. Directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Universal TV, State Of Affairs stars Katherine Heigl as a key CIA attaché who counsels President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) on high-stakes incidents around the world. Show More Summary

GE's Continued Divestitures Provide Investor Upside

By Celestial Hedge: GE (NYSE:GE) is at it again. It sold a 51 percent controlling stake in NBC Universal to Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in 2011, completed the sale of the other 49 percent in early 2013, and last year decided to spin-off part of GE Capital into Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF). Show More Summary

Is denim going out of style?

It's the universal trend that has stayed fashionable for centuries. Could blue jeans really be fading away? NBC reports the 2013 sales of jeans in the U.S. dropped 6 percent. That might not seem like a huge percentage, but the news outlet...Show More Summary

A Black Woman’s Search for Her Chinese Roots

During their childhood spent in Harlem, retired NBC Universal executive Paula Madison and her two brothers knew they were different. On strolls through their predominantly black neighborhood with their mother, Nell Vera Lowe—who was half Jamaican and half Chinese—their obvious Asian heritage made them magnets for stares and questions about their ethnicity.

TV Jobs: The Weather Channel, Bloomberg, NBCUniversal

This week, The Weather Channel is hiring an executive producer, and Bloomberg needs a TV writer. Meanwhile, NBC Universal is seeking a supervising producer for Weekend Today, as well as a copywriter for NBC Sports. Get the scoop on these...Show More Summary

Guillermo Del Toro's 'Justice League Dark' May Include NBC's 'Constantine'

Director Guillermo Del Toro reveals that 'Dark Universe' is in the scripting stages, and may crossover with DC's TV universe. [...]

My god, the Xbox One is full of STARZ

Following the lead of NBC Universal entertainment apps like USA Now and SyFy Now, STARZ has released STARZ Play for the Xbox One, granting owners of Microsoft's new console access to tons of movies and original programming. If you've got a STARZ...

The Dynamic Flag

Image source: NBC Universal, 'The Meredith Vieira Show.' Last week a friend messaged me, 'You're the woman that proves you can have it all and do it all.' And therein lies one of the most controversial notions of my generation of women...Show More Summary

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