Leslie Jones is taking her love for the Olympics straight to South Korea.
The classic tale of The Wiz is coming to NBC on December 3. Kenny Leon’s live television adaption of the Tony-wining Broadway play is set to feature Shanice Williams (Dorothy), Elijah Kelley (The Scarecrow), Ne-Yo (The Tinman), and David Alan Grier (The Cowardly Lion).
The rest of the star-studded cast includes Common, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Stephanie Mills, Uzo Aduba, and Amber Riley. Zadan & Meron (Sound of Music, Peter Pan) are producing.
NBC has released the first costume images of The Wiz Live! Check out photos of the actors as the iconic characters in the gallery below.
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Jerrod Carmichael’s life as a stand-up comedian is serving as the inspiration for the new NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. The half-hour family centered series also features the return of comic David Alan Grier to network television.
Veteran actress Loretta Devine along with Amber Stevens West and Lil Rel Howery round out the cast. Carmichael, Nick Stoller, and Ravi Nandan are attached as executive producers.
The Carmichael Show premieres August 26 on NBC at 9/8 central. Check out AllHipHOp.com’s exclusive clip from the upcoming program below.
NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ returns for Season 9 on July 22 at 9/8c with judges, Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and newcomer, Norm MacDonald.
Brian Williams will not return to anchor “NBC Nightly News” but will take on new role at the organization. Bob Mezan reports.
Jaimie Alexander discusses her introduction into the new NBC drama series, ‘Blindspot.’ Plus, how long does it take to put on her full-body tattoos?
At the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular event, Joe Jonas tells Access about the one-hour NBC comedy variety series, ‘I Can Do That.’
Brace yourself for a whole lot of drama on NBC this fall.
The network announced its fall 2015-2016 lineup Sunday. The new slate includes variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” “Heroes” revival “Heroes Reborn,” crime thriller “Blindspot,” Wesley Snipes’ thriller “The Player,” couples comedy “People Are Talking” and medical drama “Heartbreaker.”
The most surprising feature of the schedule is its drastic lack of comedies. Besides “Undateable,” which was renewed for a third season of all-live episodes, NBC’s only other half-hour comedy is newcomer “People Are Talking.” Both shows will air back-to-back on Friday night, meaning that NBC will have only one hour of comedy programming per week this fall. That’s the lowest number of comedies the network has had since the fall of 1978, according to Vulture, revealing that comedies clearly aren’t a priority for the peacock network.
NBC’s fall schedule is rounded out with renewed shows “The Blacklist,” “Grimm,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Undateable,” “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Hollywood Game Night.”
Check out trailers for four of NBC’s new shows below:
“People Are Talking”
See the full list of NBC’s new fall and mid-season shows at NBC.com.
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It’s a good day to be Chuck Todd. The NBC stalwart was just named the new host of “Meet the Press.”
For Todd, it’s the promotion of a lifetime. The legendary Tim Russert brought Todd to NBC News in 2007, and Todd now steps into his mentor’s role.
We had many thoughts about, like, serious stuff when we found out that Todd was taking on this new challenge. But we also had many thoughts about Chuck Todd, Fashion Man, because we’ve been noticing some changes to his whole “style thing” over the past few months. If we were conspiracy-minded gossip-hounds, we’d say that Todd has been eyeing the coveted “MTP” chair and has upped his fashion game accordingly. And since we basically ARE conspiracy-minded gossip-hounds, we’ll just leave that there.
First, though, A Look Back. Todd wasn’t always the goateed griller we know today. C-SPAN tweeted this vintage shot from way back in 1997 earlier this week, following reports about Todd’s new role. (That hairless chin! That head of hair! Etc!) HuffPost style guru Rebecca Shapiro opines, “Looks at those spectacles!”
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 11, 2014
By 2007, he was basically the Todd we recognize today. The glasses were out, and the famed goatee was in. (Shapiro, however, dislikes the suit, which she described as “dull.”)
And there things stayed…until the past few months, that is.
The host has slimmed down lately. The photo on the left was taken in February and the one on the right in June. Looking good Chuck!
Let’s take a closer look at Todd throughout the past few months. Here he was last fall.
Fast forward to May.
Todd looked more trim and tanned this summer, compared to several months ago. Here are screenshots from “The Daily Rundown” in July and August, respectively. Also we’ve noticed some definite goatee-scaping — everything’s more nice and neat. Says Shapiro, “it’s less ‘reporter on the run’ and more ‘anchor fancypants.'”
Not convinced? Well, one thing is for sure. We’re definitely not in 2011 anymore.