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Cris Collingsworth: I Didn't Mean to Insult Female Fans

Analyst apologizes for saying Pittsburgh women know their football

(Newser) - "Everybody's a fan," Chris Collingsworth said during an NFL game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. "In particular, the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game, and I'm like, 'Wow,' you’re just blown away by how strong the fans...

NBC Reporter Swears on Air, Blames #2020

Ken Dilanian says he had technical difficulties

(Newser) - When NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian started swearing during a live segment Tuesday, some viewers initially thought he had shocking news to share. "Oh s---. F---," Dilanian said after MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked him to deliver some breaking news. Deadline reports that Melvin remained "poker faced" as...

People Are Furious With NBC Over Trump Town Hall

Network is being criticized, even by its own

(Newser) - NBC News' decision to host President Trump's town hall Thursday night—which will air on the network at the same time ABC News is airing Joe Biden's competing event—is not going over well in some circles. The Los Angeles Times reports #BoycottNBC is trending on Twitter, and...

Analyst Fired for Discussing Co-Worker's 'Boobs': I'm the Victim

Jeremy Roenick, formerly of NBC Sports, sues, claiming anti-straight discrimination

(Newser) - Former hockey star and NBC Sports analyst Jeremy Roenick has sued the network, claiming he was discriminated against for being straight. Roenick was fired after a December appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast "Spittin' Chiclets," where he mentioned wanting a threesome with his wife and a co-worker during...

20-Year-Old SNL Sketch Causing Problems for Jimmy Fallon

In it, he dons blackface

(Newser) - A 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch has come back to haunt Jimmy Fallon. Fallon, now the host of the Tonight Show, was at the time an SNL cast member doing an impression of Chris Rock—in blackface. (Rock left the show in 1993.) The skit was resurfaced on Twitter...

Soap Operas Dangerously Low Thanks to Virus

Popular daytime dramas are running out of episodes and can't resume production

(Newser) - The coronavirus has most of us locked down in our homes, and for those seeking routine, diving into the daily soaps can provide some escapist comfort. But Vulture warns that the most popular daytime TV dramas are perilously close to running out of episodes they filmed before the shutdown, forcing...

Christopher Meloni's SVU Character Is Returning

Elliot Stabler heads organized crime unit in new series

(Newser) - Detective Elliot Stabler is back in the NBC stable. Christopher Meloni will be reprising his Law & Order: Special Victims Unit role in a new drama from Dick Wolf. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that the new drama, featuring an NYPD organized crime unit led by Stabler, has been picked...

Fred Silverman Put a Series of Hits on All 3 Major Networks

Executive backed Roots , All in the Family

(Newser) - Fred Silverman, who steered programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks and brought All in the Family, Roots, Hawaii Five-O and other hit series and miniseries to television, died Thursday. He was 82. Silverman, who had been battling cancer, died at his home in the Pacific Palisades area...

NBC Investigating America's Got Talent

Probe follows 'productive' 5-hour meeting with Gabrielle Union

(Newser) - NBC will open an investigation into America's Got Talent after meeting with fired judge Gabrielle Union . "We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday," Union tweeted Wednesday. "I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency...

Sands to Keep Falling Through Hourglass of Longtime Soap

'Days of Our Lives' will be back for a 56th season on NBC, per reports

(Newser) - In the most Stefano DiMera move ever, Days of Our Lives is back from the dead. It apparently was never officially dead to begin with, despite reports last week that the NBC soap opera would go on hiatus at the end of November and the entire cast would be released...

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November...

Maddow Gets Emotional Over 'Silence' at NBC

The MSNBC host speaks up about sexual harassment and NDAs

(Newser) - Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements, the AP reports. The company said Saturday that any former employee who...

In First Return to Fox, Megyn Kelly Slams NBC

Former 'Today' host calls for outside investigation over Matt Lauer

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly returned to her old network this week just long enough to tear into her other old network. In an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kelly called for an outside investigation of NBC concerning the sexual misconduct allegations against former colleague Matt Lauer. "They investigated themselves," Kelly...

Well, That Didn't Go Well

First Democratic debate was too much and too little: Margaret Sullivan

(Newser) - President Trump was on to something when he tweeted Wednesday about the unprofessionalism of the first Democratic candidates' debate . "As a 'not ready for prime time' moment, this one ranked right up there," media columnist Margaret Sullivan begins at the Washington Post . At the start of hour...

Carrie Underwood Gets Sued Over Football Theme

Another songwriter, Heidi Merrill, says 'Game On' was ripped off from her

(Newser) - Singer Heidi Merrill says she wrote Game On, with the help of three other songwriters, in 2016 and took it to Carrie Underwood's producer. He wasn't interested. Two years later, Merrill says in a new lawsuit, a similar song of the same title played during the opening of...

NBC Announces 5 Moderators for First Debate

Dems' debate will air on NBC stations across the country, 'a rarity'

(Newser) - The first Democratic presidential debate is a little more than two weeks away, and the moderators have been announced: Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The debate, which will take place in two parts on June 26 and 27 in Miami, will air...

NBC Names a New Late-Night Host

YouTube star Lilly Singh will be only female late-night host on major network

(Newser) - Hugely successful YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving on in a big way: with her own late-night talk show on NBC. Best known for her "Superwoman" persona on YouTube, a platform she left in November, the Indian-Canadian actress-comedian with 14 million subscribers can be found on NBC at 1:35am...

Catholic Diocese Is Not Amused by SNL's R. Kelly Joke

Church demands NBC apologize for the skit

(Newser) - SNL has landed itself in a little holy hot water: Catholic officials in New York City are demanding the show and NBC apologize after a skit compared the Church’s sex abuse scandals to allegations against R. Kelly. The Diocese of Brooklyn released a statement on Monday heavily criticizing the...

Bob Costas: Here's Why I Was Pulled From NFL Coverage

He says NBC wasn't happy about concussion remarks

(Newser) - Sportscasting legend Bob Costas has parted ways with NBC after 40 years—and he's got a few things to get off his chest. Costas tells ESPN that he was pulled from the network's NFL coverage after repeatedly speaking out about the concussion crisis and the league's handling...

Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC With Giant Paycheck

Network will honor her full $69M deal

(Newser) - Her controversial comments about blackface may have cost Megyn Kelly her show and future and NBC, but they won't hurt her bank account much. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kelly officially parted ways on Friday with the network, which has agreed to pay her the remainder of her $69...

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