PEACOCK PREMIUM TO STREAM EVERY GAME OF PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE 2021 SEASON





PEACOCK PREMIUM TO STREAM EVERY GAME OF PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE 2021 SEASON

23 Games of the 2021 Season Will Stream Exclusively on Peacock Premium, in Addition to Simulstream of 20 Games Airing Across NBC and NBCSN

Peacock to Feature Exclusive Content to Accompany Live, Commercial-Free Coverage of Every Premier Lacrosse League 2021 Season Matchup

NEW YORK, NY – March 3, 2021– Peacock will be the new streaming home of the Premier Lacrosse League for the upcoming 2021 season, both parties announced today. Coverage features live and commercial-free streaming coverage of every game this season, including 23 games that will stream exclusively on Peacock Premium. Fans will have access to the most comprehensive streaming coverage of the league’s world-class lacrosse in one convenient location on Peacock Premium, available for $4.99 per month. Coverage on Peacock effectively replaces last season’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” on NBC Sports Gold.

“Exclusive Premier Lacrosse League games add even more exciting live sports content to Peacock Premium,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock. “We are delighted to welcome the passionate PLL fanbase to Peacock as the league continues to grow.”

The Premier Lacrosse League coverage from NBC Sports on Peacock will give fans streaming access to all games of the 2021 season, including 23 exclusive games, as well as on-demand access to encore presentations of every matchup from last summer’s PLL Championship Series.

“Through our first two seasons we’ve learned that our audience is not only growing in size but are easily adaptable to new media and technology. They have been highly engaged in our live broadcasts and as a modern professional sports league, it excites us to be have Peacock as our streaming home,” said Paul Rabil, PLL co-founder and CMO. “We are thrilled to have The PLL alongside their incredible catalogue of iconic titles, live news and sports properties. With 23 PLL games exclusive to Peacock this summer, we look forward to expanding our league to new fans while continuing to service our existing audience with a cutting-edge viewing experience.”

PLL on Peacock will be complemented by television coverage that will air across both NBC and NBCSN. All games airing on TV will also stream on Peacock, live and commercial free. The 2021 PLL streaming and television schedule will be announced closer to the start of the season, which begins June 4. To learn more, click here.

Peacock currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.

Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4, PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 5; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.

About Peacock
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About PLL
The Premier Lacrosse League is a men’s professional lacrosse league in North America, composed of 8 teams rostered with the best players in the world. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar and investor, Paul Rabil, and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group composed of Joe Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson Holdings, The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and other top investors in sports and media. The PLL was named Sports Breakthrough of the Year in 2020 by the Sports Business Journal and is distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group.



PEACOCK ORDERS EPIC SCIENCE SERIES ‘THE END IS NYE’ WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING HOST BILL NYE





PEACOCK ORDERS EPIC SCIENCE SERIES ‘THE END IS NYE’ WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING HOST BILL NYE

Peacock has ordered science series THE END IS NYE, hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award winner and renowned science educator, engineer, author and inventor Bill Nye. The series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group, and Seth MacFarlane’s (“The Orville,” “Family Guy,” and “Ted”) Fuzzy Door.

THE END IS NYE sends Bill Nye into the most epic global disasters imaginable – both natural and unnatural – and then demystifies them using science to show how we can survive, mitigate, and even prevent them.

Brannon Braga (“Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” “Star Trek”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer and direct all episodes.

Each episode takes a hell-bent dive into the mystery and reality of its threats, from viruses to volcanoes, asteroids to authoritarianism, and climate change to chemical warfare. Every worldwide catastrophe is abundant with thrills, but also hope and a way forward. THE END IS NYE offers a scientific blueprint for surviving anything that comes our way.

THE END IS NYE is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group, and Fuzzy Door. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins executive produce for Fuzzy Door. Brannon Braga serves as showrunner, director and executive producer. Bill Nye also serves as executive producer and is represented by Nick Pampenella at N/PRJCTS. Rachel Hargreaves-Heald is executive in charge of production for Fuzzy Door.

ABOUT BILL NYE
Bill Nye is an Emmy-award winning television host, science educator, mechanical engineer, podcast host, and author who is best known for his role as the star of the timeless 90’s science program “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Since 2010, Nye has served as the CEO of The Planetary Society where he has played a central role in fulfilling the organization’s mission to advance space science and exploration. He is a New York Times best-selling author and has written various titles, including the recently released “Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science.” Nye also hosts the “Science Rules!” podcast and is joined regularly by field experts and celebrity guests to discuss a range of scientific topics and encourage people to think differently about the world around them. He has built a career on promoting science literacy and is passionate about using science as a vehicle to inspire people of all ages to change the world for the better.

ABOUT UNIVERSAL TELEVISION ALTERNATIVE STUDIO
Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, is a leading supplier of successful unscripted content and formats, and creates, develops and produces a diverse slate of original programs for a variety of platforms. The studio’s notable projects have ranged from the Emmy award-winning “World of Dance” (hosted and executive-produced by Jennifer Lopez) to Dwayne Johnson’s “The Titan Games,” as well as longtime NBC favorite “Hollywood Game Night,” for which Jane Lynch has won two Emmy awards as host. “Hollywood Game Night” has been re-made in 21 territories while another UTAS hit game show, “The Wall,” has been sold into 27 territories internationally. Also on the studio’s slate is the crafting series “Making It,” starring twice-Emmy-nominated hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, and “The Weakest Link,” which was just picked up for a second season on NBC. Upcoming projects include comedy variety event series “That’s My Jam,” hosted by Jimmy Fallon; “College Bowl,” hosted by Peyton Manning; the tiny-challenge game show “Small Fortune”; premium landmark series “The New World” from BBC Natural History Unit; as well as original talk show series “The Kids Tonight Show” from Jimmy Fallon.

ABOUT UCP
Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, is a best-in-class content studio that leverages the power and scale of NBCUniversal while collaborating with visionary storytellers. The studio is responsible for commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted and documentary programming, including “The Umbrella Academy,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Act,” “Monk,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Dirty John,” and “Psych.” UCP also creates premium docuseries such as “The Business of Drugs” and “A Wilderness of Error.” The studio’s podcast platform, UCP Audio, produces original podcasts such as “The Lost Kids” and the upcoming “The Followers: House of Prayer,” while its comic book extension, UCP Graphic, develops and publishes original comic books, including the upcoming “Proctor Valley Road.”

ABOUT FUZZY DOOR
Led by writer, director and producer Seth MacFarlane and President Erica Huggins, Fuzzy Door is the production company behind many of today’s most successful television and film projects. The company is committed to weaving a socially conscious and intellectually curious thread through projects to bring fearless, innovative and bold stories to life while maintaining their trademark sense of humor and wonder. Currently, Fuzzy Door produces the Hulu space adventure series, “The Orville,” the beloved and Emmy award-winning animated series, “Family Guy,” and the fan-favorite series, “American Dad!,” the latter two having recently premiered its 350th and 300th milestone episodes, respectively. The company strategically built on the success 1980’s “Cosmos” by producing the award-winning “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which garnered 13 Emmy nominates and became a global event seen by more than 135 million people, and the most recent installment, “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” now available on Disney+. Last year, MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door signed an impressive, multi-year television deal with Universal Studio Group. Under the pact, the company is developing “The Winds of War” limited series based on Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk’s acclaimed American War novels; an Untitled Little Rock Nine series about Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the first black students to attend Arkansas’ all-white Central High; a TV revival of the classic 1977 adventure comedy film “Smokey and the Bandit;” TV adaptations of the dystopian sci-fi short film “Skywatch” and Elan Mastai’s award-winning novel “All Our Wrong Todays,” both as original series for Peacock; and the unscripted series “Micronations,” the company’s first nonfiction effort under its new deal. Additionally, Fuzzy Door is producing a new animated take on Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “Good Times” as a series for Netflix. On the film side, Fuzzy Door has created a number of commercially successful comedies such as TED, TED 2 and A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, which have collectively grossed more than $800 million at the worldwide box office. Last Fall, the company released Hulu’s BOOKS OF BLOOD, the feature film based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed horror anthology of the same name. Fuzzy Door is currently developing Universal’s female ensemble comedy FAIRY TALE ENDING and a reimagined modern version of REVENGE OF THE NERDS for 20th Century Studios.



SUPERSIZED PHYSICAL COMPETITION SERIES ‘FROGGER’ IN THE HOPPER AT PEACOCK





SUPERSIZED PHYSICAL COMPETITION SERIES ‘FROGGER’ IN THE HOPPER AT PEACOCK BASED ON BELOVED VIDEO GAME PHENOMENON

Peacock leaps into extreme fun and nostalgia with a series order of FROGGER, a larger-than-life physical competition series based on the iconic 1980’s video game.

A worldwide phenomenon since its introduction by Konami in 1981, Frogger has remained one of the most classic and beloved video game franchises of all time with a library spanning more than 30 titles across various platforms. The show FROGGER brings to life this popular franchise and supersizes it on an epic course! Audiences and contestants alike will be transported into a wild, whimsical FROGGER world, filled with all the simple but challenging elements of the mega-hit from Konami.

A fierce and ridiculously fun competition, FROGGER will feature twelve outrageous obstacle courses or “crossings.” These physically demanding challenges will see contestants dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.

Contestants from across the country will test their talent in a competition requiring skill, strength, strategy and problem-solving smarts. Who will have what it takes to be America’s finest FROGGER and jump away with a massive cash prize?

13 hour-long episodes of FROGGER have been ordered.

To apply to be a contestant of FROGGER please visit www.froggercasting.com.
FROGGER, based on the Konami-owned IP, is produced by Eureka Productions in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin will executive produce for Eureka Productions. The FROGGER competition show is an original format created by Chris Culvenor of Eureka Productions.

ABOUT EUREKA PRODUCTIONS
Eureka Productions is among the world’s fastest-growing production companies, focused on delivering unscripted entertainment hits across all platforms. Founded by Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin in 2016, Eureka Production has launched over 30 series in the United States, Canada and Australia. Eureka’s programming includes “Holey Moley” (ABC), “Name That Tune” (Fox), “Dating Around” (Netflix), “Crikey, It’s the Irwins” (Animal Planet), “Pick, Flip and Drive” (Facebook), “Deadly Cults” (Oxygen),“The Amazing Race” (Ten), “Drunk History” (Ten) and “The Real Dirty Dancing” (Seven). For more information, go to eurekagroup.tv

ABOUT KONAMI CROSS MEDIA NY, INC.:
Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. is a member of KONAMI Group and specializes in multiplatform brand management and production. Konami Cross Media NY takes a 360-degree approach in managing the rights to globally iconic IPs such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bomberman, Contra and Frogger.



Video: “Girls5eva” – Official Teaser – Peacock Original





Video: “Girls5eva” – Official Teaser – Peacock Original
Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, and Paula Pell star in the comedy, from creator Meredith Scardino.
[via press release from Peacock]
Girls5eva | Official Teaser | Peacock Original

Girls5eva Streaming Soon on Peacock https://pck.tv/3jXYRaH​

So what are you waiting 5? Check out the teaser for the upcoming Peacock Original show Girls5eva featuring Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, and Paula Pell.

Created by Meredith Scardino. Executive Producers Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and Jeff Richmond.

Synopsis: When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can’t they also be Girls5eva?



Peacock Unveils New Unscripted, Comedy, True Crime and Sports Series at TCA





Peacock Unveils New Unscripted, Comedy, True Crime and Sports Series at TCA
New unscripted series “Ex Rated” has been picked up with host and executive producer Andy Cohen, and highly anticipated “Real Housewives of Miami” is in development.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK UNVEILS NEW UNSCRIPTED, COMEDY, TRUE CRIME AND SPORTS SERIES AT TCA

Andy Cohen to Host and Executive Produce New Unscripted Series EX RATED

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI in Development

UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT Ordered to Series Starring Craig Robinson

From Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, Ensemble Comedy BUST DOWN Ordered to Series with Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman and Jak Knight

Six-Part Documentary Series JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE Premiering March 25 Marks Peacock’s Venture into True Crime

The Countdown to Tokyo Begins with All-Time Olympic Great Michael Phelps Looking Back at Storied Career in Three-Part Sports Series MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS, MEMORIES & MORE

Plus, Amber Ruffin Named to TIME100 NEXT, TIME’s List of the Next 100 Most Influential People in the World

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – Today, Peacock announced all-new programming at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. New unscripted series EX RATED has been picked up with host and executive producer Andy Cohen, and highly anticipated REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI is in development. On the comedy front, Peacock has ordered UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT to series starring Craig Robinson and ensemble comedy BUST DOWN from Lorne Michaels and starring Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman and Jak Knight. Additionally, Peacock announced true crime docuseries JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE and sports series MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS MEMORIES & MORE. Plus, Amber Ruffin, host of the WGA Award-nominated series THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW, was included in the 2021 TIME100 NEXT list as one of the next most influential people in the world.

“Peacock is committed to expanding the breadth and depth of our content and pushing the boundaries of compelling storytelling across genres,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “I am excited to unveil a dynamic slate of new programming that truly offers something for everyone, whether you’re a fan of comedy, reality, true crime or sports.”

Below please find the following Peacock Originals announcements:

‘EX RATED’ – SERIES PICK-UP

· Peacock announces daring and provocative unscripted series EX RATED with pop culture connoisseur Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”) as host and executive producer.

· EX RATED explores the growing trend of adult singles who send standardized “exit surveys” to all of their previous romantic partners – from long-term relationships to casual hook-ups – to learn why their relationships never materialized or simply didn’t last.

· EX RATED is a revealing social experiment that looks at sex and relationships in a whole new light – it will be hilarious, shocking, awkward and even informative.

· The series will challenge adult singles of all ages and backgrounds to face raw, unfiltered feedback on everything from their personality to sexual prowess and relationship skills in order to find out where they went wrong and how they can improve.

· EX RATED is a new format created and developed by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm and Mighty Productions (UK) and will be produced by BBC Studios. Eric Pankowski will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Ryan O’Dowd will executive produce for BBC Studios, and Lynn Sutcliffe and Hugh Rycoft executive produce for Mighty Productions. Andy Cohen will also serve as executive producer.

‘THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI’ – DEVELOPMENT

· After much fan demand, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI is in development at Peacock.

· THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MIAMI is produced by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green and Cooper Green serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen will also executive produce.

‘UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT’ – SERIES PICK-UP

· Peacock has ordered half-hour comedy series UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT fka “Killing It” starring Craig Robinson. 10 episodes have been ordered.

· UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes.

· The project reunites Craig Robinson with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici. Robinson recurs on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Jake’s friend and nemesis, Doug Judy (aka the Pontiac Bandit).

· UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT is written and executive produced by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici. Craig Robinson and Mark Schulman also serve as executive producers. UNTITLED CRAIG ROBINSON PROJECT is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

‘BUST DOWN’ – SERIES PICK-UP

· Executive produced by Lorne Michaels, ensemble comedy BUST DOWN has been ordered to series starring Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman and Jak Knight.

· In BUST DOWN, four casino employees in a dead-end job in middle America attempt to find self-worth in their bad ideas.

· Six episodes have been ordered.

· BUST DOWN is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video. Andrew Singer and Hilary Marx also serve as executive producers. Richie Keen will direct.

‘JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE’

· Peacock has ordered six-part documentary series JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE, marking Peacock’s venture into unscripted and true crime programming. The docuseries tells the chilling story of one of the world’s most notorious serial killers told through the words of Gacy himself, those who were forever changed by his unspeakable deeds and those who believe that the full truth about the case remains concealed to this day.

· Peacock Original JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE premieres on Thursday, March 25. All six episodes will drop at once.

· From NBC News Studios and Rod Blackhurst (Witchcraft Motion Picture Company), the Emmy-nominated producer of “Amanda Knox,” JOHN WAYNE GACY: DEVIL IN DISGUISE is a comprehensive deep dive into the riveting case. The series follows the investigation of serial killer John Wayne Gacy and poses new questions about what may have happened and who else may have been involved.

· The docuseries will highlight a multi-hour interview with Gacy himself from prison, only minutes of which have ever been seen, as well as exclusive audio and video interviews, including with one of his closest confidantes and his second ex-wife.

· Rod Blackhurst, Alexa Danner, Elizabeth Fischer and Tracy Ullman serve as executive producers on the series. Alison True will serve as executive consultant.

‘MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS, MEMORIES & MORE’

· All-time swimming great Michael Phelps is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals, 23 of them gold.

· The countdown to Tokyo begins with MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS, MEMORIES & MORE, a three-part series from NBC Sports, in which Phelps takes a look back at his storied Olympic career and watches each race with Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks, NBC Sports swimming commentators who covered the past six Summer Games. The series will exclusively premiere on Peacock prior to the Tokyo Olympics.

· Each episode of the series will feature a different era of his career. In the first episode, “Greatness Begins,” Phelps takes viewers back to his first Olympic appearance as a teen in the Sydney Olympic Games. Episode two, “Eight Golden Races,” focuses on the details that made Phelps extraordinary as he takes on legendary status. In the third and final episode, “London to Lasting Legacy,” Phelps reveals an intimate look at how vulnerable he was throughout major portions of his career.

· MICHAEL PHELPS: MEDALS, MEMORIES & MORE is produced by NBC Sports.

AMBER RUFFIN – TIME100 NEXT LIST

· TIME has named Amber Ruffin – host of Peacock’s THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW – to the 2021 TIME100 Next list. An expansion of the TIME100 list of the most influential people in the world, TIME100 Next highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, and more. The full list is available now at time.com/next.

· Amber Ruffin is a writer, executive producer, and host of the WGA Award nominated series THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW on Peacock. She is also an Emmy and WGA Award nominated writer and performer for NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Ruffin was the first African American female to write for a late-night network talk show in the U.S. She wrote and performed on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and was a regular narrator on the cabler’s “Drunk History.” Ruffin was previously a performer at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the iO Theater and the Second City in Chicago. In addition, she was a writer/performer for the 2018 and 2019 Golden Globe Awards and has written for the series “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” Ruffin is a recent New York Times bestselling author, along with her sister Lacey Lamar, of “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories of Racism,” published by Grand Central Publishing in January 2021.



WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair to Guest Star on Peacock’s “Punky Brewster”





WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair to Guest Star on Peacock’s “Punky Brewster”
In the episode, Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) takes Izzy (Quinn Copeland) to meet two of her favorite WWE Superstars.
[via press release from Peacock]
· WWE Superstars Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair are set to guest star on an episode of Peacock’s PUNKY BREWSTER, from UCP and Universal Television, divisions of Universal Studio Group. The new and highly-anticipated PUNKY BREWSTER series will premiere on Peacock on Thursday, February 25.

· In the episode, Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) takes Izzy (Quinn Copeland) to meet two of her favorite WWE Superstars.
· Beginning this March, Peacock will be the new home of WWE Network.

· Alexa Bliss has been an athlete her entire life, having previously competed in gymnastics, softball, cheerleading and as a professional bodybuilder. Despite being only five feet tall, Bliss is a multi-time WWE Women’s Champion and a former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion.

· Charlotte Flair is the most decorated female athlete in WWE history and is carrying on the legacy of her legendary father, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Wooing the WWE Universe with her athleticism, Flair is already one of the greatest female Superstars of all time.

· In this continuation of the iconic 80s sitcom about a bright young girl raised by a foster dad, Punky is now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets Izzy, a young girl in the foster system who reminds Punky a lot of her younger self.

· PUNKY BREWSTER is written and executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida (“School of Rock,” “Grounded For Life”). Frye serves as executive producer alongside original series creator David Duclon (“Punky Brewster,” “Family Matters,” “Silver Spoons”) and Emmy-winning producer Jimmy Fox (“The Arrangement,” “United Shades of America”) of Main Event Media, an All3Media America company. Emmy-nominated director Jonathan Judge (“Life In Pieces”) will direct and executive produce the pilot.

· Soleil Moon Frye (Punky) and Cherie Johnson (Cherie) will reprise their original roles. The series also stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (Travis, Punky’s ex-husband), Quinn Copeland (Izzy), Noah Cottrell (Diego), Oliver De Los Santos (Daniel), and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Hannah).



PEACOCK PREMIUM TO STREAM ITS FIRST-EVER LIVE SPANISH-LANGUAGE SPORTING EVENT





PEACOCK PREMIUM TO STREAM ITS FIRST-EVER LIVE SPANISH-LANGUAGE SPORTING EVENT – ARSENAL V. MANCHESTER CITY – THIS SUNDAY AT 11:30 A.M. ET

Live Exclusive Coverage of Arsenal v. Manchester City in Spanish Begins at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 21 on Peacock Premium

The Spanish-language Presentation Will be Led by Telemundo Deportes’ Commentator and Emmy Award-Winning Andres Cantor and Will Feature Special Pre/Post-Game Coverage

NEW YORK, NY – February 16, 2021 – Peacock Premium will stream Premier League coverage in both Spanish and English for the first time when Arsenal face off against first-place Manchester City from Emirates Stadium in London this Sunday, February 21 at 11:30 a.m. Streamed exclusively on Peacock Premium, Telemundo Deportes will produce the game as well as pre- and post-game coverage.

Spanish-language coverage will kick off with Liga Premier Extra, Telemundo Deportes’ Emmy-nominated sports analysis show, at 10:30 a.m. ET hosted by Copan Alvarez and Carlos Hermosillo, followed by live pre-game coverage at 11a.m. ET with kickoff at 11:30 a.m. ET. The Arsenal v. Manchester City game will be called by six-time Emmy Award winning play by play commentator Andres Cantor with Manuel Sol serving as analyst. Copan Alvarez, Carlos Hermosillo, Andres Cantor and Manuel Sol will reunite for a 30-minute presentation of 3er Tiempo at 1:30 p.m. ET. English programming will start at 11 a.m. ET for pre-game followed by live coverage of the Arsenal v Manchester City game.

Peacock currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.

Viewers can sign up for Peacock at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation5, PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.

About Peacock
Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood’s biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Telemundo Deportes
Telemundo Deportes (Telemundo Sports) is the U.S. leading sports brand and destination for the biggest and best global sports programming in Hispanic media. Home to two of the world’s most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Olympic Games through 2032, Telemundo Deportes delivers a comprehensive roster of live and studio programming. Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the Premier League and in 2020 added the full NBC Sunday Night Football schedule, marking the first time that season-long coverage of the NFL’s Sunday Night schedule was available in Spanish-language in the U.S. Telemundo Deportes is also home to “Boxeo Telemundo,” the #1 boxing program in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.



Peacock Dramedy “Armas De Mujer” Sets All-Star Cast





Peacock Dramedy “Armas De Mujer” Sets All-Star Cast
Roselyn Sánchez, Sylvia Sáenz and Jeimy Osorio will join previously announced Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo.
[via press release from Peacock]
PEACOCK DRAMEDY “ARMAS DE MUJER” SETS ALL-STAR CAST

ROSELYN SÁNCHEZ, SYLVIA SÁENZ AND JEIMY OSORIO JOIN KATE DEL CASTILLO

· Roselyn Sánchez (“Devious Maids,” “Grand Hotel”), Sylvia Sáenz (“Betty en NY,” “100 días para enamorarnos”) and Jeimy Osorio (“La suerte de Loli,” “Betty en NY,” “Celia”) will join previously announced Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo (“La Reina del Sur”) in the upcoming Peacock Original ARMAS DE MUJER premiering later this year.

· From the team behind Telemundo’s hit “La Reina del Sur” comes ARMAS DE MUJER. Four women suffer their worst nightmare after the police arrest their husbands for being linked to the same criminal organization. Accustomed to a life of abundance, they will now need to join forces in the most unusual manner.

· Kate del Castillo will star as Ángela, the wife of the cartel’s accountant and the fortuitous leader of the group of women who have gone from being care-free wives living in luxurious homes, to using all the weapons at their disposal just to survive.

· Roselyn Sánchez portrays Sofía, the tough wife to the cartel’s assassin. An unhealthy obsession will take Sofia to dark places, forcing her to make unforgiveable choices.

· Sylvia Sáenz will star as Viri, wife to one of the top chiefs in the hierarchy of the cartel. Although Viri is timid, she will do anything to try to control her family that is slipping through her fingers.

· Jeimy Osorio will play Esme, the independent and courageous wife to the head of the cartel’s assassins. Fueled by her desire to reclaim her old life, it becomes clear that Esme’s own life comes above all else.

· ARMAS DE MUJER is produced by Telemundo Global Studios. Showrunner Marcos Santana serves as executive producer alongside Mariana Iskandarani. The series is directed by Enrique Begné and Claudia Pedraza and is created by José Luis Acosta.



PEACOCK ORDERS LIMITED SERIES ‘THE BEST MAN: FINAL CHAPTERS’ FROM MALCOLM D. LEE AND DAYNA LYNNE NORTH





PEACOCK ORDERS LIMITED SERIES ‘THE BEST MAN: FINAL CHAPTERS’ FROM MALCOLM D. LEE AND DAYNA LYNNE NORTH AND REUNITES BELOVED, ALL-STAR CAST

Peacock has ordered 10 episodes of the limited dramedy series THE BEST MAN: FINAL CHAPTERS from Universal Television, written and executive produced by Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North.
The star-studded original cast from the hit films are set to return including Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.
“We’re excited to reunite this beloved cast for a limited series run of ‘The Best Man’ for Peacock,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With a powerhouse duo like Malcolm and Dayna at the helm, fans will fall in love with our favorite group of friends all over again.”

Universal Television President Erin Underhill said, “When Malcolm joined the UTV family, our first conversation was about our collective desire to bring his groundbreaking Universal feature franchise to television. Three years and one pandemic later, we’re on the brink of doing just that. I’m thrilled for us all to see this goal come to fruition.”

Based upon the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.

“Here we go! The band is back together! I am very excited to bring these iconic characters back to the fans who have supported us through this franchise,” said Malcolm D. Lee. “We are thrilled to deliver everything one would expect from this group of friends in ‘The Best Man’ universe and take them through their final chapters. We can’t wait! I told you it wouldn’t be 14 more years.”

Lee’s upcoming projects include “At That Age,” a pilot for NBC (based on an original idea/created by Lee, who is executive producer and director), and “Space Jam: A New Legacy” (Warner Brothers/HBO Max). Lee’s Blackmaled Productions banner has several projects in development including “I Almost Forgot About You” (Universal), an adaptation of Terry McMillan’s novel with Viola Davis, “The Classic” (Universal), “Real Talk” (Universal), and “Rock the Bells” (Fox).

Malcolm D. Lee is represented by A3 Artists Agency and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

“‘The Best Man’ films were a cultural touchstone during my college days — and they’ve remained influential pop culture references to this day,” said Dayna Lynn North. “I’ve grown up laughing with these characters, copying their dance moves, and grieving at their losses. I am overjoyedto be partnering with Malcolm D. Lee and this amazing cast to adapt this iconic franchise at Peacock.”
North is a film and television writer, producer and cultural curator. Currently, she is co-writing and executive producing “Young Love,” the anticipated series adaptation of the Academy Award-winning short “Hair Love.” Most recently, Dayna was a writer/executive producer and showrunner on “Insecure,” co-created by and starring Issa Rae.

North is repped by CAA and Narrative.
Sean Daniel, of Hivemind, is reteaming with Malcolm D. Lee, having produced “The Best Man Holiday” at Universal in 2013. Daniel and his company are also executive producers on “The Witcher” at Netflix and “The Expanse” at Amazon.

THE BEST MAN: FINAL CHAPTERS is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is written and executive produced by Malcolm D. Lee and Dayna Lynne North of Loud Sis Productions. Sean Daniel, of Hivemind, will also serve as executive producer. Sheila Walcott will oversee for Blackmaled Productions.



PEACOCK ANNOUNCES SEASON THREE OF STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION ‘MR. MERCEDES’ PREMIERING ON MARCH 4





PEACOCK ANNOUNCES SEASON THREE OF STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION ‘MR. MERCEDES’ PREMIERING ON MARCH 4

From Acclaimed Executive Producer David E. Kelley and Director Jack Bender, Season Three of the Crime-Thriller Series Continues the Story Based on the Best-Selling Bill Hodges Trilogy

Based on the best-selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES returns for its much-anticipated third season. When beloved local author John Rothstein is found murdered, Hodges, Holly, and Jerome, along with local police, must track down his killer. But this case is more complex than the cold-blooded killing of an American icon. Unpublished novels of Rothstein’s were stolen from his home, and they are worth millions. As the case unfolds, the trio learns that although Brady Hartsfield may be gone, his depravity lives on in the lives of his victims.

Season three of MR. MERCEDES premieres on Thursday, March 4 on Peacock. All 10 episodes will drop at once. Seasons one and two are now streaming on Peacock.

MR. MERCEDES season three cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Justine Lupe, Jharrel Jerome, Breeda Wool, Holland Taylor, Kate Mulgrew, Gabriel Ebert, Maximiliano Hernández, Rarmian Newton, Josh Daugherty, Claire Bronson, Brett Gelman, Bruce Dern, Glynn Turman, Natalie Paul, Patch Darragh, and Meg Steedle.
The trailer is now available to view/share here:

MR. MERCEDES is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Temple Hill Entertainment.
David E. Kelley wrote and executive produced season three with Stephen King, along with executive producer Jonathan Shapiro. Jack Bender serves as director and executive producer.