It’s taken forever and a day to finally see both Arnold Schwarzenegger taking the Celebrity Apprentice desk, and Emerald City come to life, but NBC has finally made a firm commitment. Both high-profile new series have set January bows, just barely into 2017.
Fans have remained loyal to NBC’s Grimm ‘til the last, propelling the supernatural cop drama through a whopping six seasons on Friday nights, but all fairy tales end sooner or later. So it is, that NBC confirms Grimm Season 6 will mark the end for all your favorite Wesen.
You may have heard an old anecdote around The Walking Dead, that initial network notes for the undead drama questioned whether the series needed zombies at all, but it seems AMC’s flagship hit was practically almost iZombie. Producer Gale Ann Hurd reveals that NBC wanted to tweak the premise into a police procedural solving zombie-related cases.
SNL sailed from the 40th anniversary into Season 41 rather smoothly, though the waters roughened in recent weeks with the departures of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. Thankfully, it’s clear skies ahead for Season 42, as the rest of the beloved cast will be staying aboard. Sailing metaphors!
We’re all anxious for the day Donald Trump is no longer center stage, and NBC’s new Celebrity Apprentice graciously offers a first taste. Arnold Schwarzenegger assembles in the limelight for a new 2017 promo of the revamped reality competition, so let’s get down to business.
They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.
If ever you wondered how NBC might sustain a Powerless comedy set within the DC universe, its showrunner is left to wonder as well. Reports confirm Ben Queen has departed the superhero-adjacent insurance comedy ahead of production, owing to differences with Warner Bros.
And the SNL changes keep rolling ahead of Season 42. Just days after losing cast favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah (and Jon Rudnitsky, sorry) from the series, SNL has elected two new head writers to take the reigns before the fall season.
SNL is built for a bit of turnover here and there, but that doesn’t remove the sting from losing some of its best not-ready-for-primetime-players. To wit, Season 42 has some surprising departures, including series veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.
If ever you thought days telling those Snapchatting kids to get off your lawn were coming to a middle, NBC has bad news. Not only will shows like SNL and E! News soon have their own Snapchat series, The Voice will even start using it as an audition tool.