LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Perry and Crystal the monkey are standing on the shoulders of Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and other Olympic champions. NBC has vigorously promoted its fall schedule during the network’s exclusive Summer Games broadcasts. But it’s awarded a preview opportunity to just two comedies: “Go On,” starring Perry, and “Animal Practice,” […]
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s hopes that the London Olympics would boost the struggling “Today” show have been rewarded and then some. The once-dominant morning news show beat ABC’s “Good Morning America” by an average of 1.6 million viewers each day last week, the Nielsen ratings company said Monday. That’s the most dominant week for […]
LONDON (AP) — Even Prince William and Prince Harry were kept in the dark. They told the BBC on Friday had no idea that their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, would play a cameo role in the Olympic opening ceremony. The sedate, octogenarian monarch surprised many Britons by appearing in a film played at the Danny […]
In a week of standout performances on TV, an Olympic champion is our Top Five champ too. And let’s not forget Chick-Fil-A. It’s all right here …
LONDON (AP) — Don’t spend it all in one place, Paul. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday’s opening ceremony essentially donated their time – receiving a mere pound ($1.57) – for their performances. The nominal fee was offered to make the Olympics contracts binding […]
LONDON (AP) — There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers, plus David Beckham and the cast of “Downton Abbey.” Friday’s opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an A-list affair. Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II — who as British head of state will officially open the games — […]
NBC said on Tuesday will use the summer Olympics to promote its new fall television shows, running sneak previews and pilot programs and making several comedies available early online to help lure viewers to the struggling network.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas says he plans his own on-air commemoration this week of Israelis killed in Munich 40 years ago despite the refusal of Olympic authorities to do so during Friday’s opening ceremony for the London Game. A bid to honor the athletes and coaches killed by Palestinian gunmen […]
As a kid, Ryan Seacrest idolized Dick Clark. As an adult, he modeled his career after the entertainment giant and helped him carry on with his annual New Year’s Eve celebration after a stroke took its toll.
Ryan Seacrest is coming to NBC, but he won’t be overthrowing Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show.