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Sources Say NBC Willing to Pay $2.5B a Year for NBA Rights

NBC reportedly planning to bid for the rights TNT currently has

(Newser) - Sources tell the Wall Street Journal NBCUniversal is preparing a massive bid to snatch NBA rights from TNT, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. NBCUniversal is reportedly planning to offer about $2.5 billion per year for a package that would include playoff and regular season games airing on...

NBC Dumps McDaniel After 4 Days
NBC Dumps McDaniel
After 4 Days

NBC Dumps McDaniel After 4 Days

Hire of former RNC head caused furious backlash from presenters

(Newser) - Predictions Tuesday that the end was nigh for Ronna McDaniel at NBC News turned out to be correct. The network, facing open mutiny from presenters and other employees, announced Tuesday evening that it is cutting its ties with the former head of the Republican National Committee. "There is...

NBC Removes Al Michaels From NFL Playoff Coverage

In a move that appeared to surprise Michaels, per the 'New York Post'

(Newser) - Al Michaels won't be calling an NFL playoff game for NBC for the first time since the network returned to televising the league in 2006, the AP reports. NBC confirmed to the AP that Michaels won't be working the playoffs. The development was first reported by the New ...

DeSantis Boycotts NBC Over Andrea Mitchell's 'Blatant Lie'

Florida governor's office says he won't work with NBC, affiliates until Andrea Mitchell apologizes

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis is fielding multiple apologies these days, but he's not buying at least one of them. The Florida governor has taken a lot of heat over his opposition to content in the College Board's new AP African-American course—and his threats to quash it , and all AP...

New Suit Says Cosby Drugged, Assaulted Woman in 1986
Cosby, NBC Face New Lawsuit

Cosby, NBC Face New Lawsuit

Woman's filing says she was drugged, sexually assaulted in 1986

(Newser) - A woman who alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986 sued the comedian-actor, NBCUniversal, and other companies Friday in New York, where five other women filed a similar lawsuit earlier this month. Stacey Pinkerton says she was a 21-year-old flight attendant and model that year when she...

NBC Airs 10 Seconds of Ozzy's Halftime Show

His fans are not pleased

(Newser) - After Thursday night's NFL opener, two groups of fans aren't happy: those of the Rams and those of Ozzy Osborne. The first group is understandable enough, given that Los Angeles lost to the Buffalo Bills 31-10, per the AP . The second group is ticked because NBC chose to...

NBC Considers Milestone Move: Trimming Prime Time

Network might stop national programming at 10pm

(Newser) - From the earliest days of television, one thing has remained consistent—the definition of prime time as running from 8 to 11pm on the major networks. Now, however, at least one of those networks—NBC—is considering shortening that by one hour and ending at 10, reports the Wall Street ...

Golf Answers Complaints on Commercials

Viewers had objected to ads overwhelming the play on NBC broadcast

(Newser) - Fans who felt like they weren't seeing much golf between TV commercials have received reassurance. "I'm on it!" Mike Whan, CEO of the US Golf Association, tweeted Sunday morning in response to the unrest on social media. Viewers had complained about the volume of ads on...

In Peacock's Fine Print, an Office Easter Egg

TikToker finds that 'terms and conditions' includes instructions for Kevin's chili

(Newser) - A TikToker discovered that someone at NBC's streaming service Peacock has a sense of humor. Deep in the fine print of its "terms and conditions" is an Easter egg from the Office—the recipe for Kevin's famous chili, reports ScreenRant . A TikTok user by the name of...

Women of Color Sang Before Super Bowl. NBC Mixed Them Up

Caption confused Mickey Guyton, Jhene Aiko

(Newser) - Jhené Aiko performed "America the Beautiful" before Super Bowl LVI Sunday, followed by Mickey Guyton singing the national anthem—but NBC mixed up the two women of color, captioning Guyton as Aiko during the broadcast. Uproar on social media was swift, Yahoo News reports. "All black folks don'...

NBC: Leslie Jones' Olympic Commentary Can Continue

Network says it resolved third-party error causing comedian's videos to be blocked

(Newser) - Update: NBC says Leslie Jones can continue sharing her colorful Olympics commentary after a "third-party error" caused her videos to be blocked. "We have resolved the situation. She is free to do her social media posts as she has done in the past," a rep says, per...

Brian Williams' 11th Hour on MSNBC Is at Hand

Anchor will host his final show for the network tonight

(Newser) - Brian Williams has been on MSNBC as long as the cable news network has been in business—since 1996. That will end Thursday when the host bids goodbye at the end of the 11th Hour, his nightly program, CNN reports, as the clock strikes midnight EST. Williams announced last month...

Brian Williams Is Leaving NBC
Brian Williams
Is Leaving NBC

Brian Williams Is Leaving NBC

Fixture at the network will exit at the end of the year

(Newser) - After, as he put it, "28 years, 38 countries, eight Olympic games, seven presidential elections, half a dozen presidents, a few wars, and one SNL," (and, as we put it, one major controversy , countless resulting memes , and a successful comeback ), Brian Williams is leaving NBC. The former...

'Something Went Terribly Wrong' on 'Extreme' Version of AGT

Daredevil Jonathan Goodwin severely injured after being smashed between 2 swinging cars

(Newser) - Maybe "extreme" versions of talent show competitions aren't a great idea. A stunt for America's Got Talent: Extreme, an NBC spinoff of the popular original, went awry on Thursday at Georgia's Atlanta Motor Speedway, and "it was so bad people on the set thought [the...

The Original Law & Order Is Coming Back

NBC announces 21st season

(Newser) - More than a decade after it last aired, Law & Order is coming back to NBC, the AP reports. The network announced Tuesday that it is bringing the cops-and-courts police drama back for a 21st season. When the show left the airwaves in May 2010, it was tied with Gunsmoke ...

NBC Slip 'N Slide Show in Limbo Over Diarrhea

Ultimate Slip 'N Slide has been halted indefinitely

(Newser) - The debut of a slip 'n slide themed NBC game show is in limbo thanks to a very tiny menace with a big impact. Per People , "explosive diarrhea" on the set of Ultimate Slip 'N Slide delayed the show's debut, which was originally slated to happen...

'Explosive Diarrhea' Outbreak Halts Slip 'N Slide Show

NBC pauses production after area near set tests positive for giardia

(Newser) - Here are two ideas you'd want to be as far apart as possible: Slip 'N Slide and explosive diarrhea. And in the interest of keeping one away from the other, NBC shut down production on Ultimate Slip 'N Slide, a summer game show featuring a water...

NBC Has a Replacement Show for Ellen

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will take over DeGeneres' time slot in 2022

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson's talk show will replace Ellen DeGeneres' in its time slot on NBC when the latter's show ends its 19-season run in 2022. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm, launched in September 2019, the Washington Post reports. "By...

You Might've Seen It Coming. Now, Ellen Confirms It

Her show will wrap in 2022 after 19th season

(Newser) - The end of an era of daytime TV approaches, with Ellen DeGeneres' announcement that her long running NBC talk show will wrap next year. "As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore," the comedian tells the Hollywood ...

Golden Globes Controversy: It's 'Put-Up-or-Shut-Up' Time

A look at the trouble with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

(Newser) - The Golden Globes is now in flux, thanks to NBC announcing it won't be airing the awards show in 2022, with powerful stars like Tom Cruise and Scarlett Johansson and such corporations as Netflix, Amazon, and WarnerMedia joining the stand against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lack of...

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