2021 INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED AT ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH THIS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN





2021 INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED AT ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH THIS SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion to Be Crowned at Season Finale For 16th Consecutive Season

Snoop Dogg Voices Open for INDYCAR Championship Race on NBCSN

NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 Begins From Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Race Coverage Sunday in Primetime at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Pre-Race Coverage Begins at 6 p.m. ET

NBC Sports Presents Eight Consecutive Hours of INDYCAR and NASCAR Coverage Sunday on NBCSN & 7.5 Straight Hours of Motorsports Coverage Saturday on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 23, 2021 – The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Championship will be decided at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on the California street circuit this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Alex Palou, currently leading the points standings, will aim to earn his first series title and hold off Pato O’Ward and two-time INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden in the Championship race. This will mark the 16th consecutive season in which the INDYCAR title will be decided at the final race of the season.

Palou will capture the title if he finishes 11th or better at Long Beach, as well as other scenarios. Heading into the season finale, O’Ward trails Palou by 35 points and Newgarden is 48 points back.

Pre-race coverage begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, kicking off eight consecutive hours of INDYCAR and NASCAR coverage on NBCSN. The green flag for the Championship race will wave shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET. INDYCAR coverage from Long Beach begins with practice Friday at 6 p.m. ET on Peacock.

NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Townsend Bell (analyst) and Paul Tracy (analyst) will call the season finale. Marty Snider and Kevin Lee will serve as pit reporters, with Rutledge Wood contributing special reports from around the street circuit.

Snoop Dogg, who grew up in Long Beach, will voice the show open of the INDYCAR Championship on NBCSN, which showcases the Championship contenders at the storied track hosting the series season finale for the first time.

As part of 7.5 straight hours of motorsports coverage Saturday on NBCSN, Rutledge Woodwill interview Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Rai Benjamin during INDYCAR qualifying coverage Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Benjamin, who was a member of the gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team at the Tokyo Olympics, is serving as grand marshal of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Long Beach, which will be presented Saturday live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

NBC Sports will present a special free-to-play contest, Checkered Flag Pick ‘Em, featuring the INDYCAR Championship race. Checkered Flag Pick ‘Em is available to play now within the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store).

BROADCAST TEAM

Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
Analysts: Townsend Bell, Paul Tracy
Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kevin Lee
Specialty Reporter: Rutledge Wood
HOW TO WATCH

TV – NBCSN
Streaming – Peacock (qualifying and practice), NBCSports.com, and NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Fri., Sept. 24 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Practice Peacock 6 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 25 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Practice 2 Peacock Noon
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Qualifying NBCSN, Peacock 3 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – Warmup Peacock Noon
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pre-Race NBCSN 3 p.m.
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach NBCSN 3:30 p.m.
Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Post-Race NBCSN 5:30 p.m.
NASCAR: LAS VEGAS

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 begins in primetime this Sunday, Sept. 26, from Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. An hour-long edition of Countdown to Green pre-race coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The Xfinity Series Playoff Round of 12 field is set ahead of this weekend in Las Vegas. Countdown to Green pre-race coverage will begin in primetime Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into race coverage at 7:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call the Cup Series race this weekend from Las Vegas alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, 21-time Cup Series race winner and “The Mayor” of NASCAR Jeff Burton, and two-time Daytona 500 Champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Dale Earnhardt Jr. Allen will call the Xfinity Series race with Burton and Brad Daugherty.

Kelli Stavast and Dave Burns will contribute coverage from pit road during the weekend’s pair of Playoff races from Las Vegas.

All studio coverage will take place from the Peacock Pit Box, beginning Saturday which will be anchored by Stavast alongside Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Dale Jarrett.

Sunday’s pre-race coverage will feature Letarte with Jarrett and Daugherty. The 30-minute NASCAR America post-race show will also include analysis from Jarrett and Daugherty.

The Round of 12 is finalized heading into Las Vegas, with Kyle Larson continuing to lead the standings following his thrilling win at Bristol last weekend. AJ Allmendinger won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol in overtime, securing the regular season championship over Austin Cindric.2021 NASCAR CUP SERIES PLAYOFF STANDINGS ROUND OF 12

Drivers Points
Kyle Larson 3059
Martin Truex Jr. 3029
Denny Hamlin 3024
Ryan Blaney 3024
Kyle Busch 3022
Chase Elliott 3021
Alex Bowman 3015
William Byron 3014
Joey Logano 3013
Brad Keselowski 3008
Christopher Bell 3005
Kevin Harvick 300
The official home of the NASCAR Championship and Playoffs, NBC Sports will once again present the final 20 NASCAR Cup Series races and 19 NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2021, culminating with the Championship at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 6-7. Click here for more information on NBC Sports’ 2021 NASCAR coverage.

NASCAR Pick ‘Em: NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, NASCAR Pick ‘Em, features a weekly contest for each NASCAR Cup Series race. NASCAR Pick ‘Em is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at nbcsports.com/predictor.

BROADCAST TEAM

Play by Play: Rick Allen
Analysts: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte (Sunday), Brad Daugherty (Saturday)
Pit Reporters: Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
STUDIO COVERAGE TEAM

Hosts: Steve Letarte (Sunday), Kelli Stavast (Saturday)
Analysts: Dale Jarrett, Brad Daugherty, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Saturday)
HOW TO WATCH

TV – NBCSN
Streaming – NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
Date Coverage Network Time (ET)
Sat., Sept. 25 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Xfinity Series NBCSN 7 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway NBCSN 7:30 p.m.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Post Race NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26 Countdown to Green – NASCAR Cup Series NBCSN 6 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway NBCSN 7 p.m.
NASCAR Cup Series Post Race NBCSN 10:30 p.m.
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP: LONG BEACH

BROADCAST TEAM

Play by Play: Leigh Diffey
Analyst: Calvin Fish
Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kevin Lee
Live coverage of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Long Beach will be presented Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The series will return to the California street circuit for the first time in nearly two and a half years.

Three WeatherTech Championship car classes will race at Long Beach, including Daytona Prototype International (DPi), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD). Live streaming coverage of all races and qualifying throughout the weekend will also be available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

DALE JR. DOWNLOAD

Danny Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s uncle and the brother of Dale Earnhardt Sr., is the guest on this week’s episode of the Dale Jr. Download that airs tonight at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Produced on-site at Dirty Mo Media Studios in Mooresville, N.C., the Dale Jr. Download on NBCSN takes viewers couch-side for the taping of the motorsports icon’s weekly podcast, featuring unparalleled perspective, candid commentary, and insight that fans have come to expect from Dale Jr.



FIRST-PLACE CHELSEA HOST MANCHESTER CITY THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO





FIRST-PLACE CHELSEA HOST MANCHESTER CITY THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 AT 7:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO

Cristiano Ronaldo and Third-Place Manchester United Host Aston Villa Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET on Peacock Featuring Telemundo’s Andres Cantor Calling PL Match in English For First Time, Alongside Robbie Earle

Tottenham Visit Arsenal in North London Derby This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo

NBC Sports & Premier League Head to Los Angeles for “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Festival on October 23-24

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 22, 2021 – First-place Chelsea host Manchester City this Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo, highlighting this weekend’s Premier League action across NBC Sports.

Chelsea, who won 3-0 at Tottenham last weekend, remain unbeaten this season and have scored 12 goals while conceding only one. Manchester City drew Southampton, 0-0, last weekend.

The weekend’s coverage gets underway Saturday with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 7:30 a.m. ET, Cristiano Ronaldo and third-place Manchester United host Aston Villa on Peacock featuring Telemundo Deportes’ Andres Cantor calling a Premier League match in English for the first time. Cantor will be joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle. This week, Cantor joined the latest episode of the “The 2 Robbies” podcast with Earle and Robbie Mustoe as a special guest. Click here to listen.

Four matches will be presented live at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday: Leicester City v. Burnley (NBCSN, Universo), Everton v. Norwich City (Peacock), Leeds United v. West Ham (Peacock), and Watford v. Newcastle (Peacock).

At 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Mohamed Salah andsecond-place Liverpool visit Brentford on NBCSN and Universo. Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux will call the match live from Brentford Community Stadium.

Rebecca Lowe hosts this weekend’s Premier League Mornings, Premier League Liveand Goal Zone shows alongside former Premier League players Tim Howard and Danny Higginbotham on Saturday and Howard and Earle on Sunday. On Monday, Ahmed Fareed hosts alongside Howard and Earle.

On Sunday, a two-hourPremier League Mornings begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, leading into Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers on NBCSN at 9 a.m. ET.

At 11:30 a.m. ET, Tottenham visit Arsenal in the North London Derby on NBCSN and Telemundo. White and Le Saux will call the action live from Emirates Stadium. Following the match is Goal Zone at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The weekend’s coverage concludes Monday, Sept. 27 as Crystal Palace host Brighton & Hove Albion at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Goal Zone at 5 p.m. ET (NBCSN).

This season, Peacock will stream all games airing on the NBC broadcast network live. In addition, Peacock will feature studio shows, full match replays and the Premier League TV channel. All matchdays and windows exclusively on Peacock will feature NBC Sports’ Premier League studio coverage.

NBC SPORTS & PREMIER LEAGUE HEAD TO LOS ANGELES FOR “PREMIER LEAGUE MORNINGS LIVE” FAN FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 23-24

NBC Sports and the Premier League take the Premier League Mornings Live fan festival to the West Coast for the first time, travelling to Los Angeles, Calif., on October 23-24, 2021. The two-day fan festival will take place at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – home to two Olympic Games (1932 and 1984) and two Super Bowls (I and VII).

Click here for more information.

THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST

Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every Match week on “The 2 Robbies” podcast. On their latest episodes, Earle and Mustoe are joined by special guest Andres Cantor. They also discuss Manchester United’s win at West Ham, Chelsea continuing their dominant start, and more. The “2 Robbies” podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM

NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns on the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor powered by PointsBet games app, available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em features a $50,000 jackpot prize for a “perfect score” – predicting the correct exact results of all featured matches in that contest (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).

Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em:

Match Week 6

Date

Time (ET) Match
Sat., Sept. 25 10 a.m. – NBCSN, Universo Leicester City v. Burnley
Sat., Sept. 25 12:30 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo Brentford v. Liverpool
Sun., Sept. 26 9 a.m. – NBCSN Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sun., Sept. 26 11:30 a.m. – NBCSN, Telemundo Arsenal v. Tottenham
Mon., Sept. 27 3 p.m. – NBCSN Crystal Palace v. Brighton & Hove Albion
NBC SPORTS PUB PASS

For commercial establishments looking to show Premier League, they can get the NBC Sports Pub Pass, the new customizable platform specifically for the retail pub/restaurant market in the USA. The NBC Sports Pub Pass offers Pubs, Bars, Clubs and Restaurants and commercial establishments nationwide all the Premier League matches and programming specifically for commercial establishments – Live, Commercial-Free and On-Demand. To subscribe or to find out more information about the NBC Sports Pub Pass go to https://www.nbcpubpass.com/.

LIVE STREAMING

Peacock’s expansive sports programming also includes live coverage of Notre Dame football, Ryder Cup golf, INDYCAR, Nitro RX, the 2021-22 Premier League season, Sunday Night Football and the upcoming Super Bowl LVI and Winter Olympics. NBC Sports on Peacock is a free channel streaming daily sports programming that includes Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show, PFT Live, PFT PM, Safety Blitz, The Peter King Podcast, Bet the Edge, A Good Football Show, Chris Simms Unbuttoned and NASCAR America Motormouths.

Premier League coverage will be available on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available across devices, details here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.

Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Premier League this week (all times ET, subject to change):

Date

Time (ET) Match Platform
Sat., Sept. 25 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 25 7:30 a.m. Chelsea v. Manchester City NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Sept. 25 7:30 a.m. Manchester United v. Aston Villa Peacock
Sat., Sept. 25 9:30 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 25 10 a.m. Leicester City v. Burnley NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Sept. 25 10 a.m. Everton v. Norwich City Peacock
Sat., Sept. 25 10 a.m. Leeds United v. West Ham Peacock
Sat., Sept. 25 10 a.m. Watford v. Newcastle Peacock
Sat., Sept. 25 Noon Premier League Live NBCSN
Sat., Sept. 25 12:30 p.m. Brentford v. Liverpool NBCSN, Universo
Sat., Sept. 25 2:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 26 7 a.m. Premier League Mornings NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 26 9 a.m. Southampton v. Wolverhampton Wanderers NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 26 11 a.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Sun., Sept. 26 11:30 a.m. Arsenal v. Tottenham NBCSN, Telemundo
Sun., Sept. 26 1:30 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 27 2 p.m. Premier League Live NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 27 3 p.m. Crystal Palace v. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN
Mon., Sept. 27 5 p.m. Goal Zone NBCSN



Peacock to Release DreamWorks Animated Series “Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky”





Peacock to Release DreamWorks Animated Series “Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky”
Also on tap are new seasons of “Madagascar: A Little Wild” and “Curious George.”
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK TO RELEASE DREAMWORKS ANIMATED SERIES “DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY”

All-New Episodes of ‘CURIOUS GEORGE(R)’ and DreamWorks ‘MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD,’ including the Holiday Special ‘MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD HOLIDAY GOOSE CHASE’ to Premiere

Peacock is expanding its kids programming with the all-new original animated series DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY, streaming November 24 on Peacock.

Peacock is home to a robust kids programming slate including ARCHIBALD’S NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!, CURIOUS GEORGE: CAPE AHOY, TROLLSTOPIA, WHERE’S WALDO?, CLEOPATRA IN SPACE, THE MIGHTY ONES and more!

DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY (Peacock Original)

· In a faraway corner of the viking and dragon world, DreamWorks DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY is the next chapter following the adventures of viking twins Dak and Leyla, who were rescued and raised by dragons, growing up learning to speak their language. Along with young dragons Winger, Summer, Cutter and Burple, they defend and protect other dragons on exciting adventures around their home of Huttsgalor.

· DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY premieres Wednesday, November 24 on Peacock.

· DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY voice cast Nicolas Cantu (The Walking Dead: World Beyond), Brennley Brown (Dragons: Rescue Riders), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!), Moira Quirk (Dragons: Rescue Riders), Roshon Fegan (Camp Rock franchise), Brad Grusnick (Dragons: Rescue Riders), Sam Lavagnino (Puppy Dog Pals), John C. MicGinley (Scrubs), Tara Strong (Teen Titans Go!), Zach Callison (The Goldbergs), Skai Jackson (Bunk’d), Noah Bentley (Elliott from Earth), Andre Robinson (The Loud House), Marsai Martin (Black-ish).

· Jack Thomas (Regular Show, Dragons: Race to the Edge) serves as executive producer and Brian Roberts (VeggieTales) serves as co-executive producer. DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY is produced by DreamWorks Animation.

MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD HOLIDAY GOOSE CHASE

· It’s holiday time in New York, and Melman is determined to add another sticker to his yearly “Nice” list! When he meets Hank, a goose who has been separated from his family, he, Alex, Marty and Gloria embark on a wild goose chase around the city to reunite Hank with his merry flock.

· The holiday special, MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD HOLIDAY GOOSE CHASE will stream Friday, November 26 on Peacock.

· MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD HOLIDAY GOOSE CHASE voice cast includes Tucker Chandler (I Lost My Body), Amir O’Neil (Mann and Wife), Shaylin Becton (Strive), Luke Lowe (Big City Greens), Jasmine Gatewood (Animal Kingdom), Eric Petersen (Kirstie) and special guest star Mark Whitten (Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh).

· Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serves as executive producer and Dana Starfield (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High) serves as co-executive producer. MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD HOLIDAY GOOSE CHASE is produced by DreamWorks Animation.

CURIOUS GEORGE(R) – Season 14 (Peacock Original)

· Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production arm of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and Imagine Entertainment, CURIOUS GEORGE(R) Season 14 includes 15 fun-filled and entertaining episodes and will stream Thursday, October 21 on Peacock.

· The CURIOUS GEORGE(R) Season 14 voice cast includes Emmy(R) award winner Frank Welker (Scooby Doo and Guess Who?) returning as the voice of Curious George(R) and Jeff Bennett (The Loud House) as The Man with the Yellow Hat.

· The brand-new season is executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer alongside David Kirschner, Jon Shapiro, Ellen Cockrill and Glenn Ross. Episodes are produced by Melanie Pal, co-executive produced by Lisa Melbye, Brian Newlin and Bardo S. Ramirez, and directed by Kevin Johnson, Scott Heming and Andrei Svislotski.

· Join everyone’s favorite monkey Curious George(R), for more fun and exciting adventures from the Emmy(R) Award Winning program that will help your child discover math, science and engineering!

· CURIOUS GEORGE(R), created by Margaret and H.A. Rey, is copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under License.

· Peacock is home to a robust collection of CURIOUS GEORGE(R) films and TV episodes, which includes seasons 1-13 currently streaming.

MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD – Season 5

· In the new season of DreamWorks MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are back in the New York City swing with adventures in and out of “A Little Wild” rescue habitat. Alex deals with some major jealousy issues when Ant’ney goes viral, Marty gets himself locked inside the public library, the gang helps Melman make it through his first-ever night away from the habitat, and Gloria struggles to cope with saying goodbye when Lala decides she’s ready for a bigger pond.

· Season five of MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD premieres Thursday, November 11 on Peacock.

· Loveable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD, executive produced by Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny). Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures.

· MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD voice cast includes Tucker Chandler (I Lost My Body), Amir O’Neil (Mann and Wife), Shaylin Becton (Strive), Luke Lowe (Big City Greens), Jasmine Gatewood (Animal Kingdom), Eric Petersen (Kirstie) and special guest stars Candace Parker (Thunderstruck) and Megan Hilty (Secret of Wings).

· Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serves as executive producer and Dana Starfield (Monster High: Welcome to Monster High) serves as co-executive producer. MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD is produced by DreamWorks Animation.



Peacock Announces Straight-to-Series Order of “Pitch Perfect”





Peacock Announces Straight-to-Series Order of “Pitch Perfect”
Adam Devine, who appeared in the first two installments of the film franchise, is set to star and reprise his role as Bumper Allen, the vocal villain whom we love to loathe.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK ANNOUNCES STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER OF “PITCH PERFECT”

Adam Devine Set to Headline Series Based on Universal Pictures Hit Franchise to be Produced by Universal Television

· Buckle up, Pitches! Peacock announced today a straight-to-series-order for “Pitch Perfect” from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, based on the Universal Pictures film series that ignited a cultural phenomenon.

· Over three films, the “Pitch Perfect” franchise, which was inspired by the Mickey Rapkin book of the same name, collectively grossed nearly $600 million at the worldwide box office and inspired a generation with its celebration of unapologetic women, irresistible music and outrageous humor. 

· The comedy series will be executive produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman (Brownstone Productions), Paul Brooks and Scott Neimeyer (Gold Circle Films), as well as Adam Devine and Megan Amram.  Brownstone and Gold Circle produced all three films in the “Pitch Perfect” series and Banks directed “Pitch Perfect 2,” which was the highest opening weekend for a musical in history, the biggest opener for a first-time feature film director, and the second-largest opening for a female director.

· Devine, who appeared in the first two installments of the film franchise, is set to star and reprise his role as Bumper Allen, the vocal villain whom we love to loathe.

· In the new series for Peacock, several years after we last saw him in “Pitch Perfect,” Adam Devine’s Bumper Allen moves to Germany to revive his music career when one of his songs becomes big in Berlin. 

· “Our upcoming ‘Pitch Perfect’ series is another example of the unmatched synergy NBCUniversal is able to expand upon with our wide-ranging library of IP,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “When we saw the opportunity to create a series for ‘Pitch Perfect’ with Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Paul Brooks plus more earworm classics for super fans to enjoy, we jumped at it. And to top it off, we are so fortunate that Adam Devine is headlining the series and bringing fans the quirky, laugh-out-loud sensibility they loved in the film franchise.” 

· “We’re so happy to have the opportunity to bring the beloved Universal Pictures franchise ‘Pitch Perfect’ to the small screen and to explore the hilarious and distinct characters in this (musical-filled) world,” said Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television.  “We’re lucky to partner with the talented Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and Paul Brooks, who produced the iconic films; the exceptionally funny and memorable Adam Devine; and Megan Amram, whose clever adaptation of ‘Pitch Perfect’ is sure to have audiences laughing out loud and tapping their feet.”

· This series order comes on the heels of two other collaborations between NBCUniversal’s television and film studios, including upcoming adaptations of Universal Pictures’ Academy Award(R)-nominated “Field of Dreams” (Michael Schur to write and executive produce) and hit comedy “Ted” (Seth MacFarlane to executive produce), both of which are also set for Peacock.

· Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 50 primetime comedies and dramas as well as late-night programs for a variety of network, cable and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include ”Hacks,” ”Never Have I Ever,” ”Girls5eva,” “Rutherford Falls,” “Kenan” “Schmigadoon!,” “Mr. Mayor,” “Young Rock,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Master of None,” “Russian Doll,” “The Equalizer,” “New Amsterdam” and Dick Wolf’s enormously successful “Law & Order,” “Chicago” and “FBI”-branded series.

· With an exclusive television deal at Warner Bros. Television and first-look film deal at Universal, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions’ slate currently includes multiple film, television and digital collaborations across various networks and studios, including Universal, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, FOX, Freeform, HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, and Peacock. Their current film slate includes “Invisible Woman,” “The Grace Year,”  ”Science Fair,” “The Paperpag Princess,” “Uncanny Valley,” “The Magic School Bus(R),” and “Cocaine Bear” at Universal Pictures; “Miss Conception” at Sony Screen Gems; and “Bottoms” at MGM’s Orion Pictures. On the television side, Brownstone’s slate includes Season 3 of the critically acclaimed series “Shrill” at Hulu; “Red Queen” at Peacock; “Over My Dead Body” at HBO Max; and the adult comedy animated series “Bedrock” at FOX, with Banks voicing the role of ‘Pebbles’ in the latter.



PEACOCK’S UPCOMING DRAMA SERIES IRREVERENT ANNOUNCES MAIN CAST





PEACOCK’S UPCOMING DRAMA SERIES IRREVERENT ANNOUNCES MAIN CAST

Colin Donnell (Chicago Med, Arrow) is Set to Lead Cast in the Upcoming Crime Thriller, a Co-Production Between Peacock and Netflix Australia from NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures

ABOUT THE SERIES:

Showrunner / Creator / Writer: Paddy Macrae (Wanted)
Executive Producer / Writer: Andrew Knight (Rake)
Executive Producer: Debbie Lee (Safe Harbour)
Additional Writers: Andrew Anastasios (Wentworth), Angela McDonald (Operation Buffalo) and Darlene Johnson (The Redfern Story, Crocodile Dreaming)
Directors: Jonathan Teplitzky (Churchill) and Lucy Gaffy (Here Out West)
Producer: Tom Hoffie (Clickbait)
Produced By: Matchbox Pictures, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group, and will be a co-production between Peacock and Netflix Australia
Format: 10 x 60 min episodes, drama series
Filming Location: Production will soon begin in Queensland, Australia
Filming in Australia has been made possible with the support of the Federal Governments Location Incentive program. Screen Queensland is supporting IRREVERENT through the Queensland government’s Production Attraction Strategy.
SERIES DESCRIPTION:

IRREVERENT is a fish out of water drama that follows criminal mediator Paulo Keegan as he flees the United States after a mediation gone wrong and assumes the identity of Reverend Mackenzie “Mack” Boyd. “Mack” (Paulo) finds himself trapped in Clump, Australia – a small, eccentric beach town hundreds of miles away from civilization and phone reception. In order to stay alive, “Mack” must keep the wool over the town’s eyes and play the role of devoted Reverend, while desperately searching for an exit strategy before his past catches up to him.
SERIES REGULARS

COLIN DONNELL (Chicago Med, Arrow) will play Mack/Paulo, a skilled and articulate mediator who keeps the peace between organized crime families in Chicago. After a mediation goes badly wrong, “Mack” flees to a remote beach town in tropical Australia where he is forced to assume the identity of a Reverend in order to stay ahead of the people who want him dead.

PJ BYRNE (The Boys, Big Little Lies) will play Mackenzie Boyd, a church Reverend in Chicago who never ruffles any feathers. Devastated by his wife leaving him before their relocation to Australia, Mackenzie meets Paulo on the flight over and runs off with his money in a bid to inject some adventure into his predictable life. Mackenzie will start to lean on his new “buddy” Mack for support during an existential crisis and his deep feelings of loneliness.

KYLIE BRACKNELL (Redfern Now, Black is the New White) will play Piper, a gifted cop who has recently returned to her home town after a successful start to her career in the city. Back to the beach, back to the rainforest and back to her old boyfriend Aidan who is thrilled she’s in town again. Piper manages her work with ease, but she is beginning to suspect that the new Reverend perhaps isn’t exactly what he appears to be.

BRIALLEN CLARKE (The Heights, Doctor Doctor) will play Amy, Piper’s childhood best friend who misses her and what they used to have. Amy is an engineer at the local sugar mill, and the face of the organized protest fighting for her worker colleagues. Amy and Mack become close, as she becomes someone he can talk to – about some things. Amy wants her friendship with Piper back, but it’s going to take a lot to get it.

TEGAN STIMSON (The Tailings) will play Daisy, a local teenager whose mum recently died and dad is in prison. She lives in the Manse with Mack, and she quickly becomes his key confidant and unlikely partner in crime.

ED OXENBOULD (Wildlife, The Visit) will play Cameron, a teenager who is best mates with Daisy. He would help anyone out, for any reason, any time. Cameron has a passion for car engines, which gets him in trouble now and then.

WAYNE BLAIR (Mystery Road, Rams) will play Peter, a local dentist who is devoutly religious and has been campaigning for a new Reverend for years. He has a wife at home with Multiple Sclerosis who he’s trying to help in all the wrong ways.

RUSSELL DYKSTRA (Rake, Romulus My Father) will play Lester, proprietor of the local bar and soulmate of Amy’s father Victor. He wants to bring wealth and prosperity to Clump via tourism, but he’s the only one who doesn’t know he’s delusional.

CALEN TASSONE (The Heights, Red Dog: True Blue) will play Harry, Piper’s brother and best mates with Aidan. As the local barman, he knows virtually every secret in Clump, and is increasingly concerned by the chemistry he sees between Piper and Mack.

JASON WILDER (The Portable Door, Great White) will play Aidan, a Clump local. Totally alluring and lovely, he is back in a relationship with Piper after a few years while she lived in the city and he adores her. He’s a self-taught marine biologist, naturally gifted, runs tours on the reef and lives aboard his book-laden boat.



PEACOCK TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 43RD RYDER CUP





PEACOCK TO PROVIDE UNPRECEDENTED LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 43RD RYDER CUP BEGINNING THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The greatest rivalry in golf is finally back! For the first time ever, Peacock will provide live coverage of the Ryder Cup from Whistling Straits Golf Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, beginning Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26.

Peacock has fans covered with coverage of every moment, including Featured Matches, which will be available for free on the GolfPass channel and feature analysis from three-time U.S. Ryder Cup team member Hunter Mahan. Complete coverage of the Ryder Cup on Peacock, which includes all primary coverage also airing on NBC and GOLF Channel, will be available to Peacock Premium members. Viewers can sign up at peacocktv.com.

Representing Team USA at the 43rd Ryder Cup are Open Champion Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, and PGA TOUR Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay, among others. They’ll be taking on Team Europe, which includes U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, and Ian Poulter.

Below is the current schedule. Please note that times are in EST and subject to change. Featured Match times are also tentative until captains reveal matchups for each session.
In addition to Ryder Cup golf, fans can stream golf 24/7 on Peacock’s GolfPass channel, including golf instruction series like Ask Rory and Swing Expedition, GOLF Channel staples like Big Break and Feherty, and select live and tape-delayed European Tour coverage.

Peacock also features even more live sports including Sunday Night Football, all Notre Dame football home games, Premier League, IndyCar, Pro Motocross, and more. In 2022, Peacock will continue to offer an array of live sports including Superbowl LVI and the Beijing Winter Olympics.

For more information about Ryder Cup coverage on Peacock and how to sign up, please visit https://www.peacocktv.com/sports/golf.



AARON RODGERS & GREEN BAY PACKERS VISIT JIMMY GAROPPOLO & SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC, PEACOCK AND UNIVERSO





AARON RODGERS & GREEN BAY PACKERS VISIT JIMMY GAROPPOLO & SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC, PEACOCK AND UNIVERSO

Coverage Begins with Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET;Followed by 8:20 p.m. ET SNF Kickoff

“Sunday Night 7” Free-to-Play Game Features Weekly $100,000 Jackpot

SNF Viewership Off to Best Two-Week Start since 2017; FNIADelivers Best Viewership Through Week 2 since 2018

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 21, 2021 – Three-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visit Jimmy Garoppolo and the unbeaten San Francisco 49ers on this week’s edition of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ETwith Football Night in America, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on NBC, Peacock and Universo.

The quarterback matchup features Rodgers, who ranks third among active starting quarterbacks with 127 victories, and Garoppolo, who has a .765 winning percentage (26-8), which ranks fourth among active quarterbacks.

The Packers (1-1) defeated the Lions, 35-17, last night as Rodgers passed for 255 yards with four touchdowns and running back Aaron Jones recorded 115 total yards and four touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing). Since 2019, Rodgers is 7-0 with 20 passing touchdowns and no interceptions following a loss, which the Packers suffered in Week 1.

San Francisco (2-0) looks to remain unbeaten following a 17-11 victory over the Eagles on Sunday. Garoppolo passed for 189 yards and accounted for two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing).

Green Bay and San Francisco met in Week 9 last season, as the Packers won 34-17 behind Rodgers’ 305 passing yards and four touchdowns. Green Bay holds a 37-32-1 advantage in the all-time series, while San Francisco has won six of the past nine matchups. The Packers-49ers rivalry is one of the richest in the NFC, having met eight times in the playoffs, including the 2019 NFC Championship Game, won by the 49ers, 37-20. At least one of the two teams has played in the NFC Championship Game in eight of the past 11 years.

Sunday’s matchup will mark the season home opener for the 49ers. Both teams will make additional appearances this season on SNF (Green Bay: vs. Chicago, Dec. 12; vs. Minnesota, Jan. 2) (San Francisco: vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 24). Calling Packers-49ers is Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 36th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and four-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay is the Sunday Night Football rules analyst.

NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by executive producer Fred Gaudelli and director Drew Esocoff. SNF has won a record 11 Sports Emmys for Outstanding Live Sports Series.

Football Night in America features host Mike Tirico and co-host Maria Taylor, Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, and NFL Insider Mike Florio, who will contribute remotely from his home studio. Co-host Jac Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison will provide on-field analysis and reports from Levi’s Stadium.

Football Night, the most-watched studio show in sports since its debut in 2006,begins every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The coordinating producer of FNIA is Rob Hyland and the co-producer is Matt Casey. FNIA is directed by Pierre Moossa.

Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, a new NFL post-game show produced by NBC Sports, streams exclusively on Peacock following every Sunday Night Football game during the 2021 season. The show is hosted by NBC Sports commentators Kathryn Tappen and Chris Simms, who will provide instant reactions to each Sunday game along with highlights and interviews. Plus, Football Night in America commentators Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Drew Brees, Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth will provide recaps and insights into the day’s biggest moments.

NBC SPORTS’ NFL VIEWERSHIP OFF TO STRONG START

Viewership for Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America is off to a strong start. SNF is averaging a Total Audience Delivery of 22.2 million viewers, marking the series’ best start through Week 2 since 2017 and up 12% from 2020. FNIA has posted an average of 7.4 million viewers – up 27% from last year at this point, and the show’s best start through two weekends since 2018.

PEACOCK TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON

For the first time ever, all of NBC Sports’ NFL regular-season games, playoff games, Super Bowl LVI, and Football Night in America will stream live on Peacock this season. Peacock features a slate of sports talk content NFL fans can enjoy on the NBC Sports channel, which is free to stream. Shows include Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show, PFT Live, PFT PM, Safety Blitz, The Peter King Podcast, and Chris Simms Unbuttoned.

To learn more about the NFL on Peacock, including how to watch and sign up, click here. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers.

NBCSPORTS.COM & NBC SPORTS APP TO LIVE STREAM ALL NBC NFL GAMES

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream all NBC games to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’sbroadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.

TELEMUNDO DEPORTES TO PRESENT ENTIRE NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLSCHEDULE, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS AND SUPER BOWL LVI

Telemundo Deportes will again carry the entire NBC Sunday Night Football package, including exclusive Spanish-language coverage of Super Bowl LVI, live for the first time on the Telemundo Network — marking the first time ever that a Super Bowl will be televised on a Spanish-language broadcast network in the U.S. The package also includes 20 regular season games that will be televised on Universo, including the NFL Kickoff game and the Thanksgiving primetime game, as well as a Wild Card game, and one Divisional Playoff game. In addition, Telemundo Network will broadcast the Sunday primetime Wild Card game. All games will also be available on live stream via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.

“SUNDAY NIGHT 7” FREE-TO-PLAY GAME RETURNS WITH $100,000 JACKPOT EVERY CONTEST

Once again this season, in the build-up to each week’s Sunday Night Football matchup, fans can participate in NBC Sports’ free-to-play game, Sunday Night 7, which features a $100,000 jackpot every contest for each game in the Sunday Night Football package, as well as two NFL Wild Card playoff games and one NFL Divisional Playoff. Sunday Night 7 is available for download NOW on the NBC Sports Predictor app powered by PointsBet (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at NBCSports.com/Predictor.

In Sunday’s game, two users tied for first place with a score of 60 points.

POINTSBET AND NBC SPORTS INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE BETTING INTEGRATIONS INTO FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA AND PEACOCK SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FINALPOST-GAME SHOW

This season, PointsBet and NBC Sports include exclusive betting integrations on the Football Night in America studio show and the new Peacock Sunday Night Football Final postgame show. Click here for more information.

PETER KING’S NFL COLUMN “FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA” DEBUTS EVERY MONDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON NBCSPORTS.COM

A new “Football Morning in America” will post every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. It was announced in May 2019 that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports. The Peter King Podcast streams weekly on Peacock on Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET.

CHRIS SIMMS UNBUTTONED

NBC Sports’ Chris Simms examines everything happening in the NFL and around the sports world. Along with a rotation of NBC Sports hosts including Ahmed Fareed and Paul Burmeister, Chris Simms Unbuttoned analyses the NFL with in-depth Xs and Os breakdowns; one-on-one interviews with players, coaches and executives; and game recaps and preview. The show is available to stream on Peacock on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET.

NBC SPORTS EDGE

NBC Sports EDGE, part of the newly announced NBC Sports Next portfolio and one of the internet’s highest-trafficked fantasy sports and gaming websites, offers comprehensive fantasy football and betting coverage throughout the 2021 NFL season across NBC Sports’ platforms. The industry-leading source for fantasy football news and information, the 2021 Fantasy Football Draft Guide is available for purchase now via NBC Sports EDGE’s subscription model beginning at only $3.99 per month, and features more than 450 extensive player profiles, player projections, positional tiers, Top 200 rankings for PPR, Half-PPR, Non-PPR and Dynasty, as well as Individual Defensive Player rankings, sleepers and busts, drafting strategy articles, team reports and much more. NBC Sports EDGE also provides fantasy football coverage and betting insights through its digital shows, A Good Football Show and Bet the Edge.

PFT LIVE – WEEKDAYS AT 7 A.M. ET ON PEACOCK

Pro Football Talk streams live on Peacock’s NBC Sports on Peacock channel from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET on weekdays and re-airs at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Florio is joined by veteran sports commentator Mike Golic on Monday mornings, co-host and former NFL quarterback Chris Simmsfrom Tuesday – Thursday, with a special guest co-hosting on Fridays.

The two-hour PFT Live is known for delivering inside information and comprehensive analysis from an independent perspective. The show covers all the latest news around the league, breaks down reports and rumors and features interviews with players, coaches and executives.

PODCASTSNBC Sports’ football podcasts provide extensive weekly offerings from NBC Sports’ most popular personalities and present special guests, exclusive interviews, and robust conversations across all of football on The Peter King Podcast, Chris Simms Unbuttoned, PFT PM, and A Good Football Show. While The Peter King Podcast features intimate discussions with the NFL’s top players, Chris Simms Unbuttoned and PFT PM dive into deep conversations around the sports’ hottest topics, and A Good Football Show explores fantasy implications for fans. New episodes of NBC Sports podcasts are available for download each week on all major podcast platforms including:
NBCSports.com/podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts, TuneIn and iHeart.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SOCIAL MEDIA

SNF ON INSTAGRAM: Through the unique filter of Instagram, fans will get an in-depth look at each week’s Sunday Night Football game with the most engaging photos and videos from across the NFL. SNF also utilizes Instagram Stories for up-to-the-minute coverage of the league.
SNF ON TWITTER: The very latest news, video, analysis from the Football Nightin America crew and much more lives on @SNFonNBC, the real-time engine for NBC’s year-round NFL coverage.
SNF ON FACEBOOK: With more than 3.5 million followers, SNF’s Facebook page is the hub of football conversation. It’s the place to converse and engage with fellow fans on the latest news and action across the NFL.
NBC SPORTS ON TIKTOK: NBC Sports’ presence on TikTok puts the spotlight on the offbeat and exuberant side of the National Football League for a young, highly-engaged audience.
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Washington will again deliver extensive multiplatform coverage of the 2021 NFL season, led by comprehensive live gameday shows, in-depth news, analysis and commentary programming, and multimedia digital content covering the teams in their respective markets.

canVS

NBC Sports invites fans to paint a path to Super Bowl LVI with SNF canVS, a season-long interactive art campaign, which began at the 2021 NFL Kickoff game and continues at each Sunday Night Football game throughout the season.

Each week in the city of the SNF matchup, local artists will create a five-yard long mural inspired by fan input that epitomizes the fanbase’s love for their team. This Saturday in San Francisco, artist Maxfield Bala will be at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. PT.

At the end of the season, each of the 20 five-yard murals will come together to create a 100-yard masterpiece showcasing the painted pride that captures the devotion and passion of fans. Click here for more details.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood stars in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Shot at Industrial Light & Magic’s cutting edge LED sound stage utilizing the company’s StageCraft LED virtual production technology recently used in “The Mandalorian,” the 2021 Sunday Night Football show open for the first time will feature a virtual football tailgate as a backdrop for Underwood’s performance of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.”

In addition, the show open will highlight user-generated cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars, as well as fans’ self-recorded video from NFL tailgates.NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS PRIMETIME TELEVISION’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR RECORD 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS: NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the 2020-21 TV season as primetime’s #1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 10thconsecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. Sunday Night Football also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 11th consecutive TV season.

2021 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Sun. Oct. 3 Week 4 Tampa Bay Bucs at New England Patriots
*Sun. Oct. 10 Week 5 Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Oct. 17 Week 6 Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Oct. 24 Week 7 Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Oct. 31 Week 8 Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
*Sun. Nov. 7 Week 9 Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams
*Sun. Nov. 14 Week 10 Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
*Sun. Nov. 21 Week 11 Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers
**Thurs. Nov. 25 Week 12 Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Nov. 28 Week 12 Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Dec. 5 Week 13 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Dec. 12 Week 14 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 19 Week 15 New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Sun. Dec. 26 Week 16 Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Jan. 2 Week 17 Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Jan. 9 Week 18 TBD
*Flex Week
** Thanksgiving Night Game

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING:

Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 11-18. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-17, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.

For Week 18, two Saturday games and the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 9. The schedule does not list Saturday games or a Sunday night game in Week 18, but games with playoff implications will be moved to those time slots. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.



Video: “Halloween Kills” – Final Trailer – Peacock





Video: “Halloween Kills” – Final Trailer – Peacock
“Halloween Kills” is in theatres and streaming on Peacock October 15.
[via press release from Peacock]
Halloween Kills | Final Trailer | Peacock

Halloween Kills is in theatres and streaming on Peacock October 15th: https://www.halloweenmovie.com/

Synopsis: Minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. Evil dies tonight.

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106[TH] RUNNING OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND RECORD 14 RACES ON NBC BROADCAST NETWORK HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES





106[TH] RUNNING OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND RECORD 14 RACES ON NBC BROADCAST NETWORK HEADLINE NBC SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Record 14 Races on NBC Broadcast Network Includes Indy 500, Season Opener at St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Streets of Nashville and Championship Race at Laguna Seca

106th Running of Indianapolis 500 Presented May 29 on NBC

INDYCAR-NASCAR Crossover Weekend from IMS on July 30-31 on NBC

Peacock to Stream Every Minute of 2022 INDYCAR Season, Including Streets of Toronto Exclusively on July 17

STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 19, 2021 – The 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series schedule will feature a record 14 races on broadcast network NBC, headlined by the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29. The 17-race slate, which again will be exclusively presented across NBC Sports, opens with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, on Sunday, February 27, on NBC, the earliest start for the series in 19 years and kicking off a stretch of six races on network television to open the season.

NBC Sports will also present the third consecutive year of the INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course the weekend of July 30-31, with the INDYCAR race on Saturday, July 30, on NBC.

Peacock will exclusively stream an INDYCAR race for the first time in 2022 when the Streets of Toronto race will be held on Sunday, July 17, following a two-year absence on the series schedule due to the pandemic. In another first, Peacock will simulstream all 17 races in the INDYCAR season. All qualifying and practice sessions as well as coverage surrounding the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Indy Lights races, race-day warmups and full-event replays of 2022 INDYCAR races will also be available on Peacock. In addition, two races taking place at Raceway at Belle Isle Park and World Wide Technology Raceway will be presented on USA Network.Highlights of NBC Sports’ 2022 INDYCAR schedule include:

The 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, on NBC;
Kicking off a stretch of six races on broadcast network NBC, the 2022 season begins with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, February 27;
The much-anticipated second iteration of the Streets of Nashville, and first presentation of the race on network television, will air on Sunday, August 7, on NBC;
The return of INDYCAR to Iowa Speedway as part of a doubleheader event July 23-24 on NBC;
Third consecutive year of the INDYCAR-NASCAR doubleheader at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course the weekend of July 30-31, with the INDYCAR race on Saturday, July 30, on NBC;
Season finale at Laguna Seca will be presented on Sunday, September 11, on NBC.
“We’re incredibly excited about our 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series schedule, highlighted by the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 and a record 14 INDYCAR races on the NBC broadcast network that will bring added exposure to the series,” said Mike Perman, VP, Programming, NBC Sports. “With more races than ever on NBC, plus comprehensive live coverage of every minute of the 2022 season on Peacock with practices, qualifying and race simulstreams, we look forward to continuing to grow the sport and super-serve INDYCAR fans across the country.”

“This schedule continues to build on the growth and momentum the NTT INDYCAR SERIES has achieved, especially in 2021,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. “Our terrific partnership with NBC Sports has led to a fantastic opportunity to place an unparalleled 14 events on broadcast television while completing the rest of the schedule with USA Network and Peacock.

“Our drivers and teams will give the fans a strong, earlier start with six consecutive races on NBC, building even more anticipation for the crown jewel of the Indianapolis 500 in May. Our summer schedule also is full of action, with no extended breaks in the calendar, leading into the crowning of a champion on the West Coast with our last two races also on NBC.”Below is NBC Sports’ 2022 INDYCAR broadcast schedule. Start times will be revealed at a later date*:

Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., Feb. 27 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC
Sun., March 20 Texas Motor Speedway NBC
Sun., April 10 Streets of Long Beach NBC
Sun., May 1 Barber Motorsports Park NBC
Sat., May 14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC
Sun., May 29 The 106th Indianapolis 500 NBC
Sun., June 5 Raceway at Belle Isle Park/Detroit USA Network
Sun., June 12 Road America NBC
Sun., July 3 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course NBC
Sun., July 17 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC
Sun., July 24 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC
Sat., July 30 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC
Sun., Aug. 7 Streets of Nashville NBC
Sat., Aug. 20 World Wide Technology Raceway USA Network
Sun., Sept. 4 Portland International Raceway NBC
Sun., Sept. 11 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC
*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change



Emmy Award Winner Archie Panjabi Returns with Kris Holden-Ried for Season





Emmy Award Winner Archie Panjabi Returns with Kris Holden-Ried for Season Three of the Award-Winning Global Original Series “Departure”
Returning to the team this season is Mark Rendall with Eric McCormack, Jake Weber, Patrick Sabongui, Cihang Ma, Brit MacRae and Savonna Spracklin joining the cast this season.
[via press release from Corus Entertainment]
EMMY(R) AWARD WINNER ARCHIE PANJABI RETURNS WITH KRIS HOLDEN-RIED FOR SEASON THREE OF THE AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL ORIGINAL SERIES DEPARTURE

EMMY(R) AWARD WINNER ERIC McCORMACK JOINS THE SERIES

With production underway, the award-winning drama series features returning star Mark Rendall with Jake Weber, Patrick Sabongui, Cihang Ma, Brit MacRae and Savonna Spracklin joining the cast

Archie Panjabi is the first South Asian British actress to lead a Canadian drama series into a third season

Departure Season Three is a Shaftesbury Production, in Association with Corus Entertainment, Starlings Television and Red Arrow Studios International; Pope Productions is the Co-Producer

TORONTO, September 16, 2021 – Shaftesbury announced today that season three of the thriller drama, Departure has begun production in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Toronto. Produced by Shaftesbury, in association with Corus Entertainment, Starlings Television and Red Arrow Studios International, the gripping drama is directed by Canadian Screen Award winner, T.J. Scott (Orphan Black, Star Trek: Discovery), who is also one of the series executive producers. Departure is created by Vincent Shiao with Jackie May serving as showrunner.

Over 500 passengers are aboard The Queen of the Narrows ferry, destined for St. John’s Newfoundland. For many, this is an adventure of a lifetime with whale watching and iceberg sightings along the way. A beautiful evening on board begins to turn as the ferry enters stormy weather. Within a few hours, a loud bang is reported throughout the vessel, throwing passengers into panic, who clamor to reach lifeboats as the ferry begins to take on water with alarming speed. What unfolds is an unimaginable nightmare with serious loss of life as the ship sinks in record time.

The investigation team, led by Kendra Malley (Emmy(R) Award winner, Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife) and Dominic Hayes (Kris Holden-Ried, Clarice) begin to unravel the many parts of the investigation, all in search of one answer: why did the Queen of the Narrows sink so quickly? Returning to the team this season is Mark Rendall (ReGenisis) with Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Jake Weber (American Gothic), Patrick Sabongui (Homeland), Cihang Ma (Hudson & Rex), Brit MacRae (Hidden Springs) and Savonna Spracklin (Tribal) joining the cast this season.

Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie and Archie Panjabi are Departure’s executive producers, joined by Paul Pope, Jackie May, Vincent Shiao and T.J. Scott. Patrick Cassavetti is the series producer.

For Corus, Lisa Godfrey is the Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios Rachel Nelson is Director of Original Content, Scripted & Factual, Kathleen Meek is Manager of Original Content.

Executive producing for Starlings are Chris Philip and Karine Martin, along with Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman; Red Arrow Studios International’s Tim Gerhartz and Rodrigo Herrera Ibarguengoytia; and Sleeping Giant’s David A. Stern and D. Matt Geller.

Departure is directed by T.J. Scott and created by Vincent Shiao.

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Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY(R), Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, and digital. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 15 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, Acorn TV, and UKTV, four seasons of critically acclaimed horror series Slasher, four seasons of Hudson & Rex for Citytv/Rogers Sports and Media, and two seasons of Departure for Global/Corus Entertainment, starring Emmy(R) Award-winner Archie Panjabi and the late Academy Award(R)-winner Christopher Plummer. Building on a library of award-winning kids’ programs, Shaftesbury also has an extensive slate of new kids and family programming including The Solutioneers, Miikshi, What the Stink?, and Emerald Code. Shaftesbury’s in-house, Emmy(R) Award-winning immersive and branded entertainment studio, Shaftesbury XR, works with broadcasters and brands to create ground-breaking stories and games in digital, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality. www.shaftesbury.ca

Starlings Television is a division of Starlings Entertainment, a collection of interconnected companies that focus on financing and producing smartly budgeted, highly commercial live action and animated films and television programs along with other media. The fast-growing global production and development slate at 3-year-old Starlings Television includes, in addition to Departure, YA sci-fi action series Pandora, with two seasons on The CW; murder mystery series Sherlock’s Daughter with UK production company StoryFirst and distribution partner Mediawan; Alexander the Great, a collaboration with Ben Silverman/Propagate, IP-owner ZDF-Enterprises/G5fiction (the latter led by multi-award-winning producer Uwe Kersken) and Antenna, with a pilot and bible from writer/showrunner Michael Hirst, the creator of Vikings and The Tudors; and Romanovs’ spy thriller Red Winter, written by Stephen Kronish (24, The Kennedys) with Russia’s top broadcaster, Russia 1 and ZDF-Enterprises/G5fiction. www.starlingsentertainment.com

Red Arrow Studios International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners. With offices in Munich, London and Los Angeles, Red Arrow Studios International co-produces and finances global entertainment, and distributes acclaimed content to over 200 territories worldwide. Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, which is comprised of an acclaimed network of international production companies and labels in seven territories; digital studio, Studio71; and film distributor Gravitas Ventures. Red Arrow Studios is a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company, one of Europe’s leading media groups.

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