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Sources Say NBC Won't Pay Settlement to Matt Lauer

Network is refusing to budge

(Newser) - Matt Lauer has been fired for what NBC says was "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace"—but unlike other news anchors fired for sexual misconduct, the former Today host won't have a fat paycheck coming his way. Sources tell Variety that NBC staffers were told at a... More »

NBC Shocker: Matt Lauer Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Claim

'Today' anchor is out of a job

(Newser) - Another stunner involving sexual misconduct: NBC has fired longtime Today anchor Matt Lauer over "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," per a statement from NBC News Chairman Andy Lack. Details about the allegation weren't immediately available, but the network received the complaint just this week. Co-host Savannah... More »

Al Michaels Fumbles Weinstein Joke on Sunday Night Football

Sportscaster comparing NY Giants to producer didn't go over well

(Newser) - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during the Sunday Night Football broadcast. Per the AP , Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming... More »

Trump Hits NBC Again, but GOP Senator Has a Question

Ben Sasse suggests president is forgetting his oath to defend the 1st Amendment

(Newser) - President Trump isn't relenting in his criticism of NBC. "Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out!" the president tweeted Friday. It was an echo of a tweet Thursday evening in which the president said NBC was "... More »

Trump Threatens Licenses of 'Disgusting' News Networks

'Licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked'

(Newser) - "It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write," President Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. "And people should look into it." Trump, speaking hours after he tweeted about challenging the licenses of "NBC... More »

Megyn Kelly's Show Is a 'Tragedy' for Women

Apparently, the only way for women to succeed is to try to be likable, writes op-ed columnist

(Newser) - Early reviews of Megyn Kelly's new morning show on NBC haven't exactly been scintillating, and an op-ed in the New York Times on Monday joins the choir, but with a twist. Much of the piece by Batya Ungar-Sargon is spent praising Kelly, or at least the "uncompromising,... More »

The Ratings Are In for Megyn Kelly Today

And they aren't stellar

(Newser) - The ratings for Megyn Kelly's first week as an NBC host are in, and they are likely to be a disappointment for the network. Megyn Kelly Today debuted last Monday with 2.9 million viewers, dropped to 2.3 million Wednesday, then recovered slightly for an average of 2.... More »

For 43rd Season of SNL, 3 New Cast Members

Ryan Gosling, Jay-Z help get the season started this weekend

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z are the host and featured musical act, respectively, on Saturday Night Live this weekend as the show kicks off its 43rd season, but they won't be the only fresh faces on the set. An NBC statement notes three newbies—Groundlings veteran Heidi Gardner, comic Chris... More »

NBC Executive Behind 'Must See TV' Is Dead

Don Ohlmeyer was 72

(Newser) - Don Ohlmeyer, the Monday Night Football producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday at age 72. Longtime friend Al Michaels announced Ohlmeyer's death while broadcasting NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas... More »

Not Very Many People Actually Watched the Kelly-Jones Interview

NBC show lost out to '60 Minutes,' 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

(Newser) - Based on the level of hype leading up to the Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones interview Sunday night, one might assume everyone in America watched it. Not so: The interview actually got Kelly her lowest ratings yet since Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly premiered on NBC June 4, the Los Angeles Times... More »

Alex Jones Leaks Audio 'Humiliating' Megyn Kelly

Jones claims he was taken out of context in interview promos

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly might now be wishing she listened to critics of her controversial choice to interview conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Claiming his comments were taken "out of context" in promos for the NBC interview airing Sunday, Jones has begun releasing what he says is secretly-recorded audio of his conversations... More »

TV Show Scores a Rare Un-Cancellation

'Timeless' gets picked up by NBC just 3 days after it got the ax

(Newser) - NBC's Timeless is not only still NBC's, but also appears to be peerless as well: The show managed to get picked up for a second season three days after NBC canceled it, reports Variety . Executive producer Eric Kripke tweeted on Saturday: "The #TimeTeam went back 3 days,... More »

There's a New Late Night Ratings King

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' has overtaken 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's Tonight Show. Colbert's Late Show won in the Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon... More »

N-Word Will Be Aired Unedited on NBC's Carmichael Show

Jerrod Carmichael says it will be used 'like 6 times'

(Newser) - "Edgy" NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show will feature the n-word, unedited, on an upcoming episode, Deadline reports. Creator and stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael says the racial slur will be used "like six times." The episode deals with the use of the word, and calling it the "... More »

SNL Will Do Something It's Never Done Before

It's going live across the country

(Newser) - Beginning April 15, Saturday Night Live will truly be live across America for the first time in its 42-year history. For the last four episodes of the current season, SNL—normally delayed in the West—will be aired live across all time zones at 11:30pm Eastern, 10:30pm Central,... More »

'Too Big to Fail' for NBC: Megyn Kelly and Matt Lauer

'Vanity Fair' examines network's personality-driven blueprint with 2 major stars in the mix

(Newser) - The news that Megyn Kelly would be leaving Fox and settling down at NBC surprised many (especially, apparently, Tamron Hall ), but in a piece for Vanity Fair , Sarah Ellison moves the story forward, exploring what she calls NBC's "star power as business model" gamble. The crystal ball... More »

Amid Joke Uproar, Nick Cannon Leaving America's Got Talent

He joked about NBC, the show during stand-up special

(Newser) - Nick Cannon has hosted NBC's America's Got Talent for eight seasons, but after his recent Showtime comedy special, he won't be back for a ninth. On Stand Up, Don't Shoot, which premiered Friday, Cannon joked about NBC and the reality competition show, and network executives threatened... More »

Megyn Kelly Is In, Tamron Hall Decides She's Out

Network says it wanted her to stay

(Newser) - Today anchor Tamron Hall is quitting NBC and MSNBC amid the upheaval caused by the hiring of Megyn Kelly . Hall co-hosted Today's 9am hour with Al Roker, a slot that's now expected to be given to the former Fox News star. "Tamron is an exceptional journalist, we... More »

Will & Grace Is Coming Back

10-episode run will air on NBC soon

(Newser) - Will & Grace is back, baby. After months of rumors, NBC announced Wednesday that the series will return for 10 episodes during the 2017-18 TV season, Rolling Stone reports. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally, the four main stars of the sitcom that originally ran from 1998... More »

America Joins Together to Not Watch Trump-Less Apprentice

Viewership with Arnold Schwarzenegger as host was down 44%

(Newser) - Maybe Donald Trump can fit The Celebrity Apprentice into his presidential schedule? Entertainment Weekly reports the first episode of The New Celebrity Apprentice—with Arnold Schwarzenegger replacing the president-elect—got 4.9 million viewers when it premiered Monday night. That's a 44% drop from the previous season in 2015.... More »

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