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NBC to Al Roker: Take It Down a Notch

NBC reportedly takes 'Today' weatherman to task for 'saying weird things'

(Newser) - Looks like NBC management wasn't as impressed with Al Roker's record-breaking 34-hour weathercasting marathon as the rest of the world. NBC brass recently held an "Al Roker intervention" to tell the Today show weatherman to tone it down and stick to deciphering the Doppler after a series... More »

NBC Cancels Upcoming Bill Cosby Sitcom

Network acts in wake of rape allegations

(Newser) - The Bill Cosby train wreck continues: NBC has canceled plans for a new family comedy with its one-time star, reports AP . The move comes after yet another rape allegation , this one from actress Janice Dickinson . It wasn't clear how far along the NBC project was, with the Hollywood Reporter... More »

NBC Cans Today Chief After 10 Weeks

Reasons behind Jamie Horowitz's exit unclear

(Newser) - The new head of the Today show joined the program only 10 weeks ago—sort of—and he's already been dropped, the New York Times reports. Jamie Horowitz and NBC News President Deborah Turness "have come to the conclusion that this is not the right fit," Turness... More »

Jon Stewart Explains Why Meet the Press Offer Stalled

NBC was interested, but he never seriously considered it

(Newser) - Jon Stewart as host of a mainstream show like Meet the Press? In an interview with Rolling Stone , Stewart confirms that NBC was indeed interested in hiring him to replace David Gregory , and he explains why he never seriously entertained the idea:
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Reports: NBC Editor Broke Quarantine to Get Takeout

Nancy Snyderman now in mandatory isolation

(Newser) - The voluntary isolation that Nancy Snyderman and her crew members agreed to is now mandatory—and it might be because she apparently needed to make a food run last week. NBC's chief medical editor and her team were working closely with cameraman Ashoka Mukpo in Liberia when he contracted... More »

NBC Cameraman Has Ebola

And quarantined Dallas apartment still not sanitized

(Newser) - A freelance cameraman working in Liberia has become the fourth American to become infected with Ebola there. Ashoka Mukpo has been working in Liberia for the last three years and he developed symptoms, including fever and aches, on Wednesday this week, just a day after he was hired by NBC... More »

NYC's St. Paddy's Parade Lets Gay Group March

OUT@NBCUniversal will carry own banner

(Newser) - For the first time, New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade, the biggest in the world, will allow a gay group to participate with a banner of its own, the AP reports. Previously, gay groups had only been allowed to join in combination with other groups, and their... More »

David Gregory Leaving NBC, Meet the Press

Chuck Todd is his expected successor as host of the show

(Newser) - Rumors have been swirling about David Gregory's future at NBC for a while now, and today the man himself confirmed: He's leaving the network, including his hosting gig at Meet the Press. "I leave NBC as I came—humbled and grateful," he tweeted . "I love... More »

Why Did NBC Do a 'Psychological Assessment' of David Gregory?

'Washington Post' article raises questions

(Newser) - A long Washington Post article on David Gregory and the troubles he faces as moderator of NBC's Meet the Press has quite a few people wondering what's going on at the show. As the Post explains, the longest-running television program has been declining in the ratings for three... More »

Fallon Charms on Tonight Debut

Show back in NYC after 42 years

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon took the helm of the Tonight Show last night in a star-studded debut that marked the show's return to New York City after more than 40 years in LA. The newbie's guests included Will Smith and U2—who performed new song "Invisible" on the roof... More »

Reporter Pilloried for Making Bode Miller Cry

NBC's Christin Cooper kept asking about skier's late brother

(Newser) - Bode Miller yesterday became both the oldest Alpine skier to win an Olympic medal and the US skier with the most Olympic medals , when he won bronze in the super-G—but what most people are talking about after the win is the uncomfortable interview that followed. Miller, interviewed by NBC'... More »

Report: Bill Cosby to Star in New NBC Sitcom

Deadline Hollywood say he's returning to network

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is coming back to NBC in a sitcom, reports Deadline Hollywood . The show is still in the planning phases, but it sounds to be in the same vein as the Cosby Show of the 1980s—Cosby as patriarch of a family. A network spokesperson tells AP that the... More »

Katherine Heigl Demoted to TV?

She'll play 'maverick' CIA agent in new NBC pilot

(Newser) - For a while there, Katherine Heigl looked like she was headed for America's Sweetheart status . Then she made a bunch of bad movies and got a reputation as being difficult to work with ... and now, well, she appears to be headed back to the small screen she left in... More »

Move Over, Sound of Music: Peter Pan Next to Go Live

NBC's next live musical to air in December

(Newser) - NBC's live version of The Sound of Music may not have garnered very good reviews , but you can't argue with nearly 19 million viewers. As expected , the network will do another live musical in December, and it announced yesterday that musical will be Peter Pan. "Get ready... More »

NBC to Make Live Musicals a Thing

NBC preps one for next year ... and likely the next and next

(Newser) - NBC's live version of The Sound of Music may not have wowed critics , but it pulled in 18.6 million viewers—the most to watch the network on a Thursday night since the Frasier finale in 2004, the Huffington Post notes (that is, if you don't count sports).... More »

Newtown: No Anniversary Visits, Please

Town won't hold public memorial

(Newser) - December 14 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings—but there will be no public memorial. Newtown, Conn., doesn't want another media onslaught, and officials are calling on local institutions to keep crews from parking in their lots. "All of these children, they need a... More »

Flight Attendant Sues Leno—Over Bestiality Jokes

Flight attendant wants world to know she did not have sex with rats

(Newser) - A segment from earlier this year has landed Jay Leno in hot water, and it's all thanks to a couple of bestiality jokes. Former American Airlines flight attendant Louann Giambattista sued the airline back in June over a bizarre situation: The 55-year-old said her co-workers lied and said she... More »

Tina Fey Bringing Us New Sitcom

NBC gives series order to Ellie Kemper sitcom

(Newser) - Good news, Tina Fey fans: The 30 Rock star is producing a new sitcom, and NBC just gave it a rare straight-to-series order for 13 episodes to premiere next fall. The as-yet-untitled single-camera comedy stars The Office star Ellie Kemper, Variety reports. It's about a woman starting over in... More »

Stiller Planning a Reality Bites TV Show

Get excited, Gen X-ers

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years after hitting theaters, the 1994 cult film Reality Bites may be getting a small screen revival. Ben Stiller, who directed the movie, and Helen Childress, who wrote it, have teamed up to bring the story to primetime for a single-camera comedy to be aired on NBC, Deadline... More »

GOP Formally Bans CNN, NBC From Debates

Unless they kill their Hillary productions

(Newser) - As promised , the Republican National Committee formally declared today that CNN and NBC will be blackballed from GOP presidential debates if they move forward with programs on Hillary Clinton, reports the Washington Post . “We’re done putting up with this nonsense,” RNC chief Reince Priebus told the group'... More »

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