“I did a lot of research, largely about the comedy scene of the ‘50s,” says Rachel Brosnahan of her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “I needed to do a deep dive into comedy, I studied every comedian – male and female – I could get my hands on. Phyliss Diller, Carole Burnett. I’m a research nerd; I’m still researching and learning more things, which is fun.
NBCUniversal is launching an ad-supported streaming service in early 2020 that calls for a shakeup in the executive suite. Cable vet Bonnie Hammer will pivot to head the effort as Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, while Mark Lazarus, supervisor of NBC Sports and stations, will expand his role to become Chairman, NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, […]
Matthew Rhys (The Americans) landed the lead in prospective HBO limited series Perry Mason… Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons) will reprise her role as the voice of Rufus the Naked mole-rat in the Kim Possible Disney Channel movie premiering Friday, February 15, at 8p… DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It) and Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens) […]
Endeavor announced the formation of Endeavor Streaming, designed to showcase the company’s video streaming products and services, with OTT leader NeuLion, acquired by Endeavor in 2018, absorbed within the new group alongside Endeavor’s internally developed video platform technology, and now operate exclusively under the Endeavor Streaming moniker. Endeavor Streaming will continue servicing properties that include […]
ESPN locked in US rights to more than 65 CFL games that will run on ESPN+ direct-to-consumer streaming service with 20 CFL games set to run on ESPN networks, in addition to one Division Final and the Grey Cup. “It’s exciting for the CFL to continue its relationship with ESPN and expand onto ESPN+,” said […]
The divorce is final between Megyn Kelly and NBC – and the former Today anchor is leaving with about $30 million, the balance of her three-year contract, sources tell the New York Times. Kelly’s last Today appearance was in October, after her comments about dressing up in blackface on Halloween drew criticism; lawyers had been […]