Watch a new promo clip from Peacock's Girls5eva, starring Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps and Paula Pell as a former '90s girl group.
Rainn Wilson goes inside the never-seen-before "Matrix" cold open from "The Office" and explains why it was ultimately cut from the show.
In the revival of the '80s TV series, the character is a single mom raising three kids.
Over the weekend, Selena Gomez's fans slammed Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot for "inappropriate" references to her 2017 kidney transplant
Peacock has apologized for a “Saved by the Bell” episode that used Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant for a few jokes and is putting its money where its mouth is.A spokesperson for NBC’s streaming platform told TheWrap Saturday, “We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.”There was an outcry on social media Saturday, as fans of the actress and singer demanded an apology or for the episode to be removed from the platform. They sent “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” trending on Twitter for hours.Also Read: Selena Gomez Fans Furious Over 'Saved by the Bell' Joke About Her Kidney TransplantIn the season’s sixth episode, the Bayside High teens have their phones taken away and the school devolves into chaos as students say out loud the kind of pop-culture commentary they would reserve for social media, among other things. During the scene in question, two teens argue in the hallway about who donated a kidney to Gomez in 2017 after she had been diagnosed with lupus years earlier. (In reality, the donor was her friend Francia Raisa.) In the clip, the two characters bicker, with one insisting it was the mother of her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, while another said it was her former best friend, Demi Lovato.Graffiti is seen in another part of the video asking, “Does Selena Gomez even have kidneys?”“We would love if you take out the episode with those things wrote on wall. When someone does a joke with a person with Lupus, it’s disrespecting all people that fighting daily for survive, with problems on immune system, kidneys, skin…” one tweet directed at Peacock says. Fans also shared photos of the star recovering in the hospital and clips from an interview Gomez did with NBC News’ own Savannah Guthrie. In the interview, done alongside Raisa, Gomez says as she fights tears, “I just really hope that we can help somebody. I really do. I don’t think what we went through was easy. I don’t think it was fun. I hope that this inspires people to feel good, to know that there is really good people in the world.”The reboot premiered on Thanksgiving.Read original story Peacock Apologizes for Selena Gomez ‘Saved by the Bell’ Jokes, Donates to Her Lupus Charity At TheWrap
Joshua Jackson is now set to play the lead role in the upcoming Peacock series "Dr. Death." Jackson takes over the role from previously announced series lead Jamie Dornan, who had to bow out of the series due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater remain attached to the […]
Paula Pell (A.P. Bio, SNL) has joined the band in Girls5eva, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino’s original series for NBCU’s Peacock. Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sara Bareilles and Busy Philipps also star. Created and written by Scardino, Girls5eva kicks off when a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their […]
Busy Philipps has joined the cast of Girls5eva, Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino’s original series for NBCU’s Peacock. Philipps, who worked with Fey on her E! talk show Busy Tonight, will join Hamilton alum Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sara Bareilles in the comedy. Created and written by Scardino, Girls5eva kicks off when a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s […]
Presented by Citi. Larry Wilmore, host and EP of Peacock's Wilmore, joins moderator Al Roker at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2020 to celebrate his show. Topics include: purposeful dissimilarities between his new "pared-down" talk series and "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore"; current plans for 11 episodes and uncertainty about continuing beyond the election; why platforms like Peacock and Hulu, which boast both live and streaming services, are likely "the future"; the advantages of producing TV during the COVID-19 pandemic; how the quarantine affected the global response to the George Floyd video; how his podcast "Black on the Air" helped to improve his long-form interview skills; influence from "Tomorrow" host Tom Snyder; and fun times working with comedian and writer Amber Ruffin.
Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” revival finally has a premiere date, so save this note in your trapper keepers: The new version of the ’90s cult classic premieres on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Nov. 25 — just in time for Thanksgiving.To celebrate the announcement, Peacock put together a fun teaser with a literal peacock walking the halls of (we assume) Bayside High. Watch it at the top of the page right now.In the show, which stars original series mainstays Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez reprising their roles of Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater, California Governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in 22 minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.Also Read: 'Father of the Bride' Cast to Reunite for 'Mini-Sequel' Special at Netflix - Watch the Trailer (Video)The new generation of kids at Bayside High include the “handsome, charming, privileged” Mac and Jessie’s “sensitive man-child” son Jamie (Belmont Cameli), as well as Lexi (Josie Totah), “the most popular girl at Bayside High who is both admired and feared by her fellow students”; Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez), “a smart, ambitious sophomore who is excited at the prospect of attending Bayside High after her local school gets shut down”; and Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pena), “Daisy’s fun-loving, but ultra-competitive best friend. She grew up playing on boys’ sports teams and causes a stir when she tries to play football at Bayside.”“Pitch Perfect” alum John Michael Higgins will play Principle Toddman, the successor to Bayside High School Principal Richard Belding, played by Dennis Haskins in the original series.The revival hails from Universal Television and will be written and executive produced by Tracey Wigfield. Peter Engel and Franco Bario, alums of the original “Saved by the Bell” and its spinoffs, will also serve as executive producers.Read original story ‘Saved By the Bell’ Revival Series Gets Thanksgiving Premiere on Peacock (Video) At TheWrap
The new series is about "what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong number two Dionne steps in."
Peacock has landed the series reboot of "Clueless" centered on the character Dionne for development, Variety has learned exclusively. The untitled comedy series is described a baby pink and bisexual blue-tinted, tiny sun-glasses wearing, oat milk latte and Adderall-fueled look at what happens when queen bee Cher disappears and her lifelong number two Dionne steps […]
Peacock is reviving the popular '90s comedy with a new series featuring some of the original cast members, including Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Jessie Spano), who return to Bayside High as adults.
MacGruber is officially back in action. Peacock has issued an eight-episode order for a "MacGruber" series which will see Will Forte reprise the role he created while on "Saturday Night Live." News of the pick up was announced at the NBCUniversal streamer's TCA press day, and comes around eight months after the show was first […]
NBCUniversal's Peacock announced that all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows starting later this year and rolling into 2021 -- including on Peacock's free, ad-supported tier. The octet of movies based on J.K. Rowling’s famed fantasy book series is set to roll off HBO Max as of Aug. 25, after […]
NBCUniversal and AMC’s historic theatrical deal is groundbreaking for the industry — but it could spell trouble for smaller theater chains across the United States.
It's the jarring thought many face each year on Emmy nominations day as shows receive their just plaudits in the noms: what happened to that great show I was just watching? The one everyone's talking about right now. Why isn't it nominated? It's easy to forget that Emmy's eligibility window comes to a close on […]
The former Friends star dishes on his new Peacock comedy series and why the unlikable role is so "timely"
The film version of Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton” is heading exclusively to Disney+ — what the move means for the streaming wars as HBO Max preps its long-anticipated entrance.
Here are the movies and TV shows you can stream at home this summer, from Pete Davidson in 'The King of Staten Island' to Janelle Monae in 'Homeland'
A surprise digital success story is now sparking a battle between U.S. movie theater chain AMC and the prominent Hollywood studio.
Pull out your brick phone and call a friend: We've got new intel regarding how much Kelly Kapowski-Morris will appear in Saved by the Bell's upcoming continuation series. Original series star Mark-Paul Gosselaar previously had said that his on-screen missus, played by Tiffani Thiessen, would be back for the revival "in some capacity." In an […]
NBCUniversal officially unveiled its new streaming service, Peacock, today, announcing that the service will be available at no additional cost for Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Flex customers on April 15, before launching nationally on July 15. The company had announced its plans to enter the streaming market a year ago, describing it as an ad-supported, subscription service that would also be available to pay-TV subscribers at no additional cost.
The team behind the upcoming "Saved by the Bell" reboot has cast Josie Totah, an actress known for her work on "Glee" and the Mindy Kaling-created show "Champions," as its star.
Upon its highly anticipated debut, critics slam the Apple TV+ original series, 'The Morning Show.' Will Apple be able to break through the noise as streaming competitors gear up for a multi-front battle?