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NBC to Go Nearly Wall-to-Wall With Olympics Programming

28 June 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For 16 days, people who tune to NBC expecting to see a repeat of “The Blacklist” or a fresh episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will be out of luck.

Between Friday, August 5 and Sunday, August 21, the flagship broadcast network of NBCUniversal will show 260.5 hours of programming related to the 2016 Rio Olympics. On most days, NBC primetime programming will air from 8 p.m. to midnight Et/Pt; daytime will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Et/Pt; and late night will air from 12:35 a.m. to 1:35 a.m. Et/Pt. Replays will fill the slots between  1:35 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. Et/Pt. Essentially, aside from “Today,” “NBC Nightly News” and some hours from local stations, NBC will feature Olympics events and features nearly around the clock.

The hours of coverage represent a feat on par with some of those likely to be performed by the athletes in the events, and »

- Brian Steinberg

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Kelly Clarkson Teases Surprise Announcement with Live Mini-Concerts from Her House

20 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Between canceling the remainder of her Piece by Piece tour due to vocal strain in September and welcoming her son in April, Kelly Clarkson fans have been missing her voice lately. The American Idol winner decided to make up for lost time with a daily performance live from her house. Clarkson explains in her Facebook Live video that she has an announcement coming this Friday, but instead of "a boring press release," she wanted to do something fun leading up to the news. Related Video: Watch: Kelly Clarkson Tells Ryan Seacrest Why She Got So Emotional During American Idol Performance »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Kelly Clarkson Teases Surprise Announcement with Live Mini-Concerts from Her House

20 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Between canceling the remainder of her Piece by Piece tour due to vocal strain in September and welcoming her son in April, Kelly Clarkson fans have been missing her voice lately. The American Idol winner decided to make up for lost time with a daily performance live from her house. Clarkson explains in her Facebook Live video that she has an announcement coming this Friday, but instead of "a boring press release," she wanted to do something fun leading up to the news. Related Video: Watch: Kelly Clarkson Tells Ryan Seacrest Why She Got So Emotional During American Idol Performance »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Blac Chyna -- My My New Reality Show is Ear Piercing!!! (Photo)

18 June 2016 12:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Blac Chyna is workin' it for her new reality show, overdressing for a trip to a Valley tattoo parlor. Chyna and her buds went back and forth ... do we get tattoos or ear piercings?  The high drama resolved with a couple holes in the ear. She's working hard for the man ... Ryan Seacrest. Read more »

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TV News Roundup: Bill Maher Hosting Specials on Democratic, Republican Conventions; Nick Zano Cast in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

15 June 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Maher will host special live shows around the Republican and Democratic conventions; Nick Zano joins “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “MADtv” returns with a new slate of comics in Wednesday’s TV round-up.

Casting

Nick Zano has been cast as a series regular in Season 2 of The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Variety has confirmed. He’ll play Dr. Nate Heywood, a historian whose grandfather was the hero known as Commander Steel, a member of the Justice Society of America. In the comics, Nate becomes a hero in his own right and takes the name Citizen Steel, paying homage to his grandfather’s legacy by becoming a member of the Jsa. The news was first reported by Variety’s sister site Deadline.

Courtney B. VanceToby Jones, and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast of TNT drama pilot “Civil.” Directed by Allen Coulter and written and executive-produced by Scott Smith, “Civil“ takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. In addition, Brian D’Arcy James will guest-star in the pilot, which also stars Enrique Murciano in a lead role.

Anna Gunn is joining season 2 of “Shades of Blue” as a dirty cop-turned-Machiavellian politician. The official description for her yet-to-be-named character is as follows: “A city Councilwoman on the rise and primed for a run at the Mayor’s office, she’s the former protégée of Wozniak (Ray Liotta) who used to be part of Harlee’s (Jennifer Lopez) dirty crew of cops. She’s a chameleon who rose up the ranks of the NYPD to Captain and then launched a political career fueled by her charisma and the fact that she is as comfortable at a blue-collar bar as she is at the Governor’s mansion.”

Amazon has cast multi-platinum recording artist Dwight Yoakam in its original series “Goliath” (formerly known as “Trial”). Yoakam will play Wendell Corey, who heads the giant aerospace company defended by powerful law firm Cooperman McBride, Borns Tech. “Goliath” will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall, and stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello and Molly Parker. The series is written by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro.

Dates

Real Time with Bill Maher” will cover the Republican and Democratic conventions with four live half-hour editions, HBO announced Wednesday. Maher’s special shows will report on the Republican convention on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, and the Democratic convention on Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 at 11 p.m. each night. Maher will be giving a rapid response to that evening’s events, and each show will also feature three in-studio panel guests. The show will also air its regularly scheduled programming on Friday of both weeks at 10 p.m. on HBO.

MADtv” returns to television with an all-new cast of comedians Tuesday, July 29 from 9-10 p.m. on The CW. New comics will include Carlie CraigChelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir KLyric LewisPiotr MichaelMichelle Ortiz and Adam Ray.

Bravo peers into the looking glass in the new special “Before They Were Housewives” to explore the inside story of Luann de Lesseps on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. Tracing Lesseps’ long rise from humble beginnings to the “Real Housewives,” the show takes viewers deeper than ever before into the Countess’s past. The special airs after an all-new episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

USA Network will premiere “Mr. Robot Decoded,” a one-hour special that explores the authenticity and societal impact of “Mr. Robot,” on Monday, June 20 at 11:05 p.m. The special features commentary and interviews with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, along with cast members Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, and Carly Chaikin, along with journalists, filmmakers and tech experts.

Acquisitions 

Rlj Entertainment’s Athena brand has acquired the electronic-sell-through (Est), subscription video on demand (Svod), and home video rights in North America to the new music documentary Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music from Higher Ground LLC.

Produced in association with the late music producer Sir George Martin, and the filmmakers Show of Force, LLC, the eight-part series features more than 150 exclusive and original interviews with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Roger Daltrey, Linda Perry, Quincy Jones, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash, Steven Van Zandt, Billy Idol, Beck and RZA.

Executives Ryan Pinette has been elevated to Svp, production and operations, Bravo & Oxygen Media. Pinette will continue to oversee all aspects related to the production of original series and specials for Bravo and expands his role to Oxygen’s growing slate of original programming including the recently announced series “Strut,” “Last Squad Standing,” “The Battle of the Ex Besties,” and “Unprotected.” Sports Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They join Bob Costas, NBC’s primetime Olympics host for the 11th time, and Ryan Seacrest, who will host NBC’s late night show from Rio. Michaels will serve as a host during NBC’s daytime coverage on weekdays and weekends.  Patrick and Lowe will work across both NBC and Nbcsn.  McHugh and Manno will handle Nbcsn hosting duties. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5 on NBC. »

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NBC Will Showcase Olympics In Different Way For Late-Night, Daytime

14 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will offer Olympics fans a different view of its coverage than in the recent past.

Bob Costas will hold forth during the company’s primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and, as usual, from the company’s main broadcast center.  During daytime and late-night coverage, however, on-air personnel – including Ryan Seacrest – will broadcast from a studio located on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach.

The beach studio will feature an indoor and an outdoor set, along with an interview area, and a news update desk. All the facility elements are set up to capture views of the beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio coast line. High-definition video monitors will help showcase highlights from the Games.

“With the beach-volleyball venue just steps away, and thousands of athletes and fans visiting Copacabana and Ipanema every day, we will be able to perfectly capture the excitement and celebration taking place in Rio during the Olympics,” said Michael Sheehan, coordinating director of NBC Olympics, in a prepared statement.

NBC and its parent, NBCUniversal, have reason to differentiate its coverage outside primetime. The company has said it will present 325.5 hours of coverage of the Olympic Games from Rio in August across cable networks USA, Bravo, CNBC and MSNBC alone, with additional broadcasts on Nbcsn and Golf Channel. Including live-streaming, the company expects to transmit more than 6,000 hours of coverage.

 NBC said Seacrest will serve as host for NBC’s late night coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Hosts for NBC Olympics’ daytime coverage will be announced soon. Costas will serve, again, as NBC’s primetime anchor, marking his 11th time in the role.

Set up of the separate facility for coverage outside primetime marks the first time  in 24 years, since the 1992 Barcelona Games, that NBC Olympics has had a major studio outside of its usual broadcast center. NBC Olympics’ morning show for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics originated from an athletes’ residential area. NBC in 1988 featured daytime and late night coverage from pagodas located outside its broadcast center for its coverage of the Seoul Games.

Coverage kicks off August 5 with a telecast of the event’s opening ceremonies.

 

 

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- Brian Steinberg

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Jimmy Kimmel to Jeff Probst on Emmy Hosting: ‘You Are Going to Suck, But You Will Survive’

13 June 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeff Probst has the rare distinction of winning his first individual Emmy the same year he co-hosted the awards ceremony. The “Survivor” emcee claimed the inaugural award for reality competition host and then took the prize again the following three years. Though he hasn’t been nominated since, Probst remains one of the most indelible frontmen on TV. And about that ill-

fated Emmy hosting gig? He’s come to terms with it … mostly.

The Emmy host is not usually up for an Emmy, and on top of that you guys bombed.

On paper it seemed like a really good idea to have all five [hosting] nominees host the Emmys. Great idea on paper, horrible idea on stage. Who could have predicted that the five quote unquote best hosts would turn out to be the five underlined worst hosts. I think even my mom, who is my biggest fan, would agree it was the worst hosting performance of any person or persons in the history of any awards show on this planet or any other. It has taken years for me to fully embrace that, but I now completely own it.

Were you concerned it wasn’t going to work?

I have a vivid memory of the night before. I was at an Emmy party and I saw Jimmy Kimmel, I told him what we had planned for the show. I’ll never forget how kind and gracious he was in telling me how badly we were going to bomb. He was really great in making sure I understood that, “Yes, you’re going to suck but you will survive.” It’s the night before the show. I go home thinking, “Oh my God, it’s as bad as I thought.” We all knew it was gonna be bad. We were sitting in Ryan Seacrest’s house, a week before, writing the reviews. Which does beg the question, “Why weren’t you writing better material?”

What do you remember about the actual win?

It’s the very last category to be presented, and the presenter is Jimmy Kimmel — it’s all coming full circle. Kimmel read my name and as he handed me the statue I reminded myself, “This is for your work on ‘Survivor.’” It was a very humbling slash humiliating moment to get an award. The most humbling aspect was I wanted to be a part of the Emmy scene for so long. I wanted to feel included in that family. I finally get recognized and then absolutely blow it in front of all the people I wanted to impress. When I got the award I was really conflicted because I knew everyone in the audience is going, “This is the most ironic thing I’ve ever seen.”

Were you able to appreciate it despite the show?

I didn’t know Jon Hamm, but we were backstage and he was rushing off to do an interview and he stopped, came back to me, grabbed my arm, looked me in the eye and said, “You deserve that.” I felt like he was giving me a hug of love. As if to say, “Everybody’s been there, brother. You had a bad night, but you still deserve that award.” Between Kimmel and Hamm, my takeaway was really positive. It did make me feel like I still belonged in spite of everything.

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Ryan Seacrest Opens Up About the "Exciting" Rob & Chyna Show

7 June 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ryan Seacrest is gearing up for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's upcoming E! docu-series, Rob & Chyna. E! News caught up with the former American Idol host at the Macy's launch of his clothing line Ryan Seacrest Distinction Rio where he opened up to us about the forthcoming reality show and what fans can look forward to when it premieres. "You can never guess what to expect with that family," he told us, "but I think it's exciting for them—this time for them. I think because they're expecting." As for the couple, Rob and Blac are both looking forward to letting their fans inside their worlds. The Lashed salon owner keeps her followers in the loop via Snapchat, Twitter and »

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Pregnant Savannah Guthrie Won't Cover Rio Olympics, Cites Zika Threat

7 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Good news/bad news: Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday revealed that she is pregnant with her second child. As a result, the Today host has opted out of participating in NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics as fears grow over the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

RelatedOlympics 2016: Ryan Seacrest to Host Late-Night Show, Live From Rio

“I’m not going to be able to go to Rio,” she said. “The doctors say that we shouldn’t because… of the Zika virus.” Guthrie’s decision comes following reports linking Zika — which has run rampant in Brazil — to a variety of severe birth defects. »

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Calvin Harris And Ellie Goulding’s Collaboration Is Almost Done

4 June 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Back in March, we learnt that Ellie Goulding and Calvin Harris had a new collaboration in the works, with many people expecting to see the two artists debut it at Coachella. Since then, all has gone quiet in terms of when we’d see the track released, but now the latter artist has re-ignited interest in it.

Despite the fact that Harris told Ryan Seacrest during a previous interview that he had only really made “half a song” with Ellie, the producer has now revealed on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw that their collaboration is almost done. He says that Goulding sent him a vocal but the track is still missing a hook and that she needs to get back in the studio and finish it.

So, it appears then that there is definitely something brewing between the two artists, and it’s nearing completion. When they’ll »

- Matt Joseph

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Nick Jonas Spends the Day With Kids at the Children's Hospital of Orange County

1 June 2016 3:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

We won't see Nick Jonas on stage with Bff Demi Lovato for another few weeks, but he's definitely keeping himself busy until then. On Tuesday, the singer stopped by to see the patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, where he signed autographs, posed for photos, and even gave an interview. The visit ties into Nick's role as an ambassador for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which tweeted about the event. Most recently, Nick also popped up in a somehow-sexy Sesame Street video and a new Carpool Karaoke session with Demi Lovato and James Corden. Keep reading to get your fill of Nick before his tour with Demi kicks off. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Land Their Own E! Reality Series

1 June 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

E! is expanding their powerhouse Kardashian franchise with a reality show for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, Variety has learned.

The news of the series — titled “Rob & Chyna” — comes shortly after the newly engaged couple announced that they are expecting. The news of their pregnancy created a tabloid frenzy, much like most of the news in the famous family’s lives.

Rob & Chyna” will consist of six hourlong episodes, giving in inside look into the “whirlwind romance” of the pair, as they prepare for the birth of their first child.

E! has also greenlit an additional special, set to air after the six-episode season, which will celebrate the birth of their baby — dubbed the “newest Kardashian” by E!

“Very few love stories have created as much pop culture buzz as Rob and Chyna’s, and we are thrilled to see Rob in such a happy place,” said Jeff Olde, Evp »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Emmy Contender: ‘American Idol’ Stage Manager Debbie Williams on Carrie Underwood, Other Secrets

29 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A version of this story first appeared in the print edition of TheWrap Magazine’s The Race Begins Emmy Issue. “If people knew how unplanned and spontaneous this show was, they wouldn’t believe it,” said “American Idol” stage manager Debbie Williams. “But it was so much fun.” Williams should know: For the entire 15-year run of the show that changed reality television, and also changed the way music stars were made, she worked side by side with host Ryan Seacrest — and for the first 12 of those years and then the final few weeks of this year’s final season, »

- Steve Pond

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Joel McHale, Alec Baldwin to Guest Host ‘Live With Kelly’

25 May 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joel McHale and Alec Baldwin will take turns as guest co-hosts on “Live With Kelly” the first week of June, the daytime talk show announced Wednesday. Radio personality Ryan Seacrest and comedian D.L. Hughley are also slated to host the syndicated daytime show alongside Kelly Ripa. Hughley will kick off the week on Monday, June 6; McHale will host Tuesday and Wednesday; Seacrest will host on Thursday; and Baldwin will wrap up the week on Friday. Also Read: 'Dr. Phil' Sacks Michael Strahan's 'Live' Farewell in TV Ratings The announcement comes as the search for a new host »

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5 Things to Know About Eva Longoria's Soon-to-Be Husband José 'Pepe' Bastón

21 May 2016 6:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Eva Longoria has found quite a catch. The former Desperate Housewives star, 41, is getting married to media mogul José "Pepe" Bastón, 47, this weekend. But just who is Bastón? Here are five things to know about Longoria's new hubby: 1. He's not a politician, but he's a president!Bastón is the president of Televisa, the largest media company in Latin America. "I am so thrilled that [Eva] has someone who is not intimidated by her and who is not afraid by her power, her beauty, her friendship and her drive," Longoria's Devious Maids costar and pal Ana Ortiz told People last September. "He's »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Hollywood Stars Offer Graduation Advice to Class of 2016, From Ryan Seacrest to Oprah (Videos)

16 May 2016 9:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood stars and filmmaker offer advice to class of 2016 in graduation speeches and commencement addresses. “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig gives a nugget of sage advice to the grads of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts: Respect your actors, respect your colleagues, respect your audience, and above all… “Don’t be an a–hole” Ryan Seacrest went to the University of Georgia as a freshman before leaving to start his career in Hollywood. 24 years later, he returned to Uga to implore grads to trust their gut instinct like he did and to “make sure you happen to the day instead of it. »

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10 of the Best Commencement Speeches of 2016 - From President Obama to Oprah

16 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Your commencement speech can be either a high-point of the college graduation experience or the low-point in an interminable slog of funny hats and uncomfortable chairs. But if your college is worth at least a fraction of the inflated tuition you've been throwing into their bottomless maw for the last chunk of your life, then they hired a pretty good commencement speaker. And let's face it, you could do a lot worse than hearing Oprah's words of graduation advice. Let's take a look at some of the best ones from this year. President Barack Obama, Rutgers University Obama's commencement »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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10 of the Best Commencement Speeches of 2016 - From President Obama to Oprah

16 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Your commencement speech can be either a high-point of the college graduation experience or the low-point in an interminable slog of funny hats and uncomfortable chairs. But if your college is worth at least a fraction of the inflated tuition you've been throwing into their bottomless maw for the last chunk of your life, then they hired a pretty good commencement speaker. And let's face it, you could do a lot worse than hearing Oprah's words of graduation advice. Let's take a look at some of the best ones from this year. President Barack Obama, Rutgers University Obama's commencement »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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TMZ Live: Hillary Clinton: Celeb Supporter Allegedly Gets Violent Over Bernie

16 May 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

On Today's Show Garth Brooks Gives a Fan the Surprise of a Lifetime Britney & K-Fed: Reunited! Prince's Memorial Service Doesn't Have His Family's Support Ryan Seacrest Finally Earns His Degree Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »

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What Is Wango Tango?

14 May 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Wango Tango is upon us but, unless you live in the Los Angeles area, you may be unfamiliar with this epic music festival. Luckily, we've got your back and are here to explain the history of one of the biggest music events in Southern California. Wango Tango is an annual day-long music event produced and hosted by Kiss-fm, the local pop radio station in Los Angeles. This isn't some local radio jam session - Wango Tango draws massive names and this year it will feature performances by Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Zayn, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor and Iggy Azalea, just to name a few. »

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