NBC is revisiting the rich narrative tapestry of the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter universe

Few films captured America’s abiding interest in presidential exceptionalism, blood-sucking monsters, and watching those two concepts wail on each other with an axe more fully than 2012's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. And lest you think that said film’s legacy stops at depicting the battle of Gettysburg as a…

Michael Che and Colin Jost will stick around as SNL's co-head writers 

Saturday Night Live has been enjoying a resurgence, despite how increasingly exhausting Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression is, so the show has naturally decided to try and avoid messing with success by following the classic “if it ain’t broke” strategy. To that end, last season’s head writers Colin Jost, Michael Che, and…

"It's not algorithms, it's arithmetic": Dick Wolf on why he still prefers broadcast networks to Netflix

Last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Dick Wolf said his “appetite for expansion is not diminished.” This statement was made at the panel for his new procedural FBI—for which he strayed from his longtime network home, NBC—and just weeks before announcing a …

NBC picks up Law And Order spin-off about hate crimes, which sounds like it'll be a blast

With Nazis in the White House emboldening the regular Nazis we’ve got running around in the U.S. these days, hate crimes are hotter than they’ve been in years. To capitalize on all of this, NBC has turned to Dick Wolf, the master of ripping things from the headlines, for a new Law And Order spin-off about the NYPD’s…

Ronan Farrow's old news producer accuses NBC of pressuring him to kill the Harvey Weinstein story

It’s been almost a year since the New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s first major exposé on Harvey Weinstein, in which three women came forward, on the record, to accuse the Hollywood mega producer of sexual assault. Farrow eventually won a Pulitzer for his reporting on the topic, which finally codified decades of…

Matt Lauer tells fans, "don't worry, I'll be back on TV" after sexual misconduct allegations

NBC’s Matt Lauer was fired as host of Today last year amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations back in November, detailing a culture of impunity that allowed the host to aggressively pursue sexual relationships with female colleagues. Lauer issued an apology shortly after, but denied any stories of “coercive,…

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman give crafting the Great British Bake-Off treatment

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Although it’s not the return trip to Pawnee that viewers have been yearning for, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s new reality competition series, Making It, positively brims with the goodheartedness of their previous NBC collaboration, Parks And Recreation. The erstwhile Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson host this spirited…

Mike Schur has finally explained what was happening in that Good Place finale

The end of The Good Place’s excellent second season wasn’t exactly confusing in a Mr. Robot or Westworld sort of way, but some aspects of it were still left a little vague. Thankfully, series creator Mike Schur has arrived to answer whatever questions you may still have, sitting down with Rolling Stone for a breakdown…

Here's our 1st look at Gina Rodriguez playing Rosa's love interest on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have accomplished a whole heck of a lot in the last month or so. Not only did our outcry over Fox’s cancellation of the beloved sitcom result in the series returning to its corporate birthplace, NBCUniversal, for a sixth season, but the couple we only recently started ’shipping might become a…

Here are all the new shows you’ll see this fall, and when you’ll see them

After last week’s cancellations, pickups, and 11th-hour rescues, the broadcast networks are convening in New York this week for the annual TV ritual known as upfront presentations, in which America’s broadcasters announce their fall lineups to potential advertisers. This post will continue to update as those schedules…