MEDIA ALERT: NIGHT COURT





Network: NBC

• Produced by: Warner Bros. Television; Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group; After January Productions

• Commitment: Series order

• Format: Half-hour comedy, multi-camera

• Executive producers: Dan Rubin; Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch (After January)

• Producer: John Larroquette

• Pilot written by Dan Rubin

• Pilot executive produced and directed by Pamela Fryman

• Based on the original series created by Reinhold Weege

• Logline: Unapologetically optimistic judge Abby Stone (Melissa Rauch), the daughter of the late Harry Stone, follows in her father’s footsteps as she presides over the night shift of a Manhattan arraignment court and tries to bring order to its crew of oddballs and cynics, most notably former night court prosecutor Dan Fielding (John Larroquette).



COMING UP ON NBC NEWS’ ‘TODAY’ SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1





COMING UP ON NBC NEWS’ ‘TODAY’ SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1

Monday, September 27

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. TODAY Exclusive: DEA Administrator. Come With Us: Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias on Their Joint Tour. Former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi on My Life in Full. Twins Spreading Awareness on Ovarian Cancer As They Battle the Disease Together. Ovarian Cancer Risk and Warning Signs to Look For with Dr. Azar. Once in a Lifetime.

(9-10 a.m.) Guest: Keanu Reeves on BRZRKR. What’s Your Health Span vs. Your Lifespan? With Dr. Vonda Wright. Falling in Love With…Beauty Must-Haves with Julee Wilson. Make Ahead Monday: Marcus Samuelsson on Top Chef: Family Style.

(10-11 a.m.) Guest: Vanessa Hudgens on Netflix’s My Little Pony: A New Generation. Natalie Zea and Zyra Gorecki on NBC’s La Brea. Masterclass: Oils with Joy Bauer. In Search of Kindness: La La Land Kind Café with Francois Reihani.

Tuesday, September 28

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. TODAY Exclusive: Alan Jackson. TODAY Food: Trisha Yearwood on Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family. Alessandro Nivola on The Many Saints of Newark. TODAY Best Sellers with Chassie Post.

(9-10 a.m.) Guest: Ashanti on Honey Girls. Come With Us: She Made It – Yasmin Maya on Birdy Lashes. National Honey Month: Buzzy Products with Amy Goodman. Generation Next: Artistic Swimmer.

(10-11 a.m.) Guests: Leah Remini on People Puzzler. Alan Jackson. TODAY Food: Trisha Yearwood on Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family. TikTok Tuesday: Backstory with Avani Gregg.

Wednesday, September 29

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. TODAY Exclusive: Jon Stewart on Apple TV+’s The Problem with Jon Stewart. Kate Bowler on No Cure for Being Human. Steals & Deals: Women-Owned Businesses with Jill Martin.

(9-10 a.m.) Guest: Ciara on Black Women’s Health Campaign. Citi Music Series: Noah Kahan and Joy Oladokun. Wellness Wednesday: Mel Robbins on The High Five Habit. The Upside: Baby2Baby 10 Year Anniversary with Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof.

(10-11 a.m.) Trendsday Wednesday with Justin Sylvester. TODAY Food: Dominique Khoikhoi.

Thursday, September 30

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. First On TODAY: Demi Lovato on Peacock’s Unidentified with Demi Lovato. Bobby Flay on Beat Bobby Flay. Amy Grant on Lionsgate’s The Jesus Music. One Nation Overdosed: Medical Breakthrough Brain Surgery to Treat Opioid Addiction.

(9-10 a.m.) Guest: Sonia Manzano on PBS Kids’ Alma’s Way. Parent’s Magazine Reveals America’s Kindest Family. Shop All Day: Sunday Night Style with Jenn Falik. Buddy Up! Bowling.

(10-11 a.m.) Guests: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on HGTV’s The Nate & Jeremiah Home Project. Heidi Gardner and Ego Nwodim on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Read with Jenna: September Author Qian Julie Wang on Beautiful A Country.

Friday, October 1

(7-9 a.m.) TODAY brings the latest news and up-to-date information on the coronavirus pandemic. Kristen Welker returns. Guest: David Chase on The Many Saints of Newark. TODAY Paints the Town Pink: TODAY Lights Up Cities Across America to Raise Awareness for Cancer. TODAY Loves Football Food: Tampa Buccaneers v New England Patriots.

(9-10 a.m.) Guests: Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Leslie Odom Jr. and Alessandro Nivola on The Many Saints of Newark. Elizabeth Hurley on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fall In Love… With Fall: Jacqui Gifford on Travel & Leisure’s Best Places to See Fall Foliage. Superfood Friday with Joy Bauer.

(10-11 a.m.) TODAY Food: Bobby Flay. Military Surprise. Fun in ’21: Lisa Sugar on POPSUGAR: You’ve Got This. Donna-rama. Generations Series: Merrie Monarch Festival Hula Dancers.



Highlights for ‘Tamron Hall’ Week of Sept. 27





Highlights for ‘Tamron Hall’ Week of Sept. 27
‘Tamron Hall’ Tackles Today’s Meaningful and Important Topics – So Let’s Talk About It

Following are highlights for “Tamron Hall” for the week of Sept. 27, 2021. Please note: lineup is subject to change.

Monday, Sept. 27: Kofi Siriboe from OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is joined by his mom, Koshie Mills. Plus, how far would you go for family? Meet one woman who went to medical school to solve her sister’s lifelong mystery illness and a 17-year-old boy who survived cancer after his 12-year-old sister gave him a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. Also, Tamron kicks off a week-long celebration of the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary.

Tuesday, Sept. 28: GRAMMY®-winning singer and actress Ashanti on her latest movie and news about an upcoming project. Plus, award-winning photographer Gillian Laub, who uncovered hidden truths about her family after turning her camera on them. Also, the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th-anniversary celebration continues.

Wednesday, Sept. 29: Actor, director, dancer, and Broadway star Alfonso Ribeiro on the new season of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Plus, incredible stories of people whose lives changed in the blink of an eye after winning big. Also, the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th-anniversary celebration continues.

Thursday, Sept. 30: Actress Michael Michele on her return to the spotlight in CW’s “Dynasty” after stepping away from acting to raise her son. Plus, Actor Boris Kodjoe on fighting for causes close to his heart, his directorial debut and his roles on ABC’s “Station 19” and the reality show parody “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” And, actress, model, and advocate Jillian Mercado on fighting against the lack of representation of people with disabilities in Hollywood and her series, “The L Word: Generation Q.”

Friday, Oct. 1: As the nation is embarking on one of the most chaotic school years in history, Tamron delves into a heated debate happening now — classroom mask mandates. A passionate conversation with parents and teachers who are navigating this hot-topic issue. (OAD: 9/6/21)

“Tamron Hall” is produced by ABC News and is distributed in national syndication by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. The show is executive produced by Hall and Candi Carter, and Carter serves as showrunner. The show broadcasts from New York City and features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows.



BBC & NBCUNIVERSAL FORGE JOINT UNSCRIPTED PARTNERSHIP FOR UK INDIES





BBC & NBCUNIVERSAL FORGE JOINT UNSCRIPTED PARTNERSHIP FOR UK INDIES

LONDON/UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 23, 2021: BBC and NBCUniversal have formed a groundbreaking development partnership to find and fund the next wave of unscripted programming ideas, with global scale and appeal.

The joint unscripted partnership will be open to all UK-based production companies and studios, maximizing the opportunities presented by the wide-ranging shared DNA of NBCUniversal and the BBC. Together, both parties will search for ambitious, platform-defining ideas with transatlantic potential, which will resonate across their respective linear and streaming platforms.

A broad range of unscripted genres will be considered, with a view to co-commission pilots or developments that have series potential. Both parties have agreed an aligned set of terms for UK producers, which are based on the BBC’s existing terms. On and off-screen diversity will form a significant part of the decision-making process. An outline of the terms and process will be made available to all producers.

Kate Phillips, Director of Entertainment, BBC Commissioning, said: “This unique partnership is such an exciting opportunity for UK-based producers. We want to lead the way in finding and investing in high impact, returnable British ideas and formats from all nations and regions, and this collaboration with NBCU will enable producers to develop their ideas at scale and win commissions on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Jenny Groom, EVP, Entertainment Unscripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said: “In such a competitive landscape, we love the idea of amplifying our audiences and creative output in partnership with the BBC. There is no better partner for NBCU and with Sharon Vuong and her team helping to lead the charge for us, we look forward to bringing the next great wave of unscripted formats to viewers across the globe.”

The joint unscripted partnership was developed by Syeda Irtizaali for BBC Entertainment and Ed Havard, VP, Creative Partnerships for Universal Studio Group, which is a division of NBCUniversal. IP and idea submissions will be overseen by BBC Entertainment Commissioners Pinki Chambers and Neil McCallum, and Sharon Vuong and Ed Havard for NBCUniversal. It represents a world-first opportunity for UK-based producers to develop at scale for a unique broadcaster alliance, based on a shared set of values and a joint commitment to growing the next generation of unscripted hits.

The BBC and NBCUniversal already share success with several hit unscripted brands and formats. Recent examples include The Wall, The Wheel, The Weakest Link and Dragon’s Den, and the new development partnership builds on this track record of success.

A joint BBC & NBCUniversal briefing session will be announced in due course, which will give content creators an opportunity to hear more.



LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 30





LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ SEPTEMBER 23 – SEPTEMBER 30

Thursday, September 23: Guests Ike Barinholtz (Chicago Party Aunt) and Jenny Slate (The Great North). Andē sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1197A.

Friday, September 24: Guests Michael Shannon (Nine Perfect Strangers) and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks). Jerome Flood II sits-in with the 8G Band. (OAD 8/26/21)

Monday, September 27: Guest Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath) and Miriam Margolyes (This Much Is True). Nick Baglio sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1198A.

Tuesday, September 28: Guests Ray Liotta (The Many Saints of Newark), Natasia Demetriou (What We Do In The Shadows) and Spencer Ackerman (Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump). Nick Baglio sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1199A.

Wednesday, September 29: Guests Demi Lovato (Unidentified with Demi Lovato), Neal Brennan (Neal Brennan: Unacceptable) and musical guest Audrey Nuna ft. Saba (Performance: “Top Again,” Album: a liquid breakfast). Nick Baglio sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1200A.

**Thursday, September 30: Guests Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) and Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark). Nick Baglio sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1201A.

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NBC’S ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ HITS THE STREETS OF NYC WITH SPECTACULAR FIVE-BOROUGH SHOW TONIGHT, SEPT. 23





NBC’S ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW’ HITS THE STREETS OF NYC WITH SPECTACULAR FIVE-BOROUGH SHOW TONIGHT, SEPT. 23

Rock Superstars The Killers Perform on Top of 30 Rock in Front of Live Audience
Fallon to Visit Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island with the Help of Samsung and NYC Celebrity Friends

NEW YORK – Sept. 23, 2021 – Looking to celebrate the heart and soul of New York City’s vibrant neighborhoods, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is hitting all five boroughs for a special telecast tonight, Sept. 23 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.

From 42nd Street, to the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway to the Verrazano Bridge and beyond, Fallon – with the help of Samsung and the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G – will be travelling across all five boroughs to bring a gigantic slice of NYC directly to viewers. “The Tonight Show: Five Boroughs Edition” culminates with a massiveperformance from rock superstars The Killers performing “Dying Breed” in front of a live audience on the stunning 30 Rock rooftop, beneath the unparalleled New York City skyline.

Fallon will celebrate all of NYC with the following:

The Bronx – Fallon will throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium with the help of Yankee legend Mariano Rivera! His training will take place at Macombs Dam Park in the Bronx.
Manhattan – Fallon and Michael Strahan will hit up the Madame Tussauds Museum in the heart of Times Square for a big surprise to unsuspecting visitors.
Staten Island – Former “Saturday Night Live” star Colin Quinn will bring Fallon to Staten Island for what many people claim is NYC’s best pizza ever at Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Queens – Fallon and Tariq Trotter will visit Queens to meet iconic street artist Lady Pink, who will introduce them to the Welling Court Mural Project, which features some of the most amazing collections of street art in the world.
Brooklyn– Fallon, Questlove, Tariq Trotter and The Roots will meet up with magician Justin Willman at world famous Coney Island for some mind-blowing street magic tricks on the iconic boardwalk and Luna Park.
From Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Jamie Granet-Bederman, Nedaa Sweiss and Gerard Bradford. Granet-Bederman and Sweiss are co-showrunners. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from Studio 6B in 30 Rockefeller Center.



‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 28





‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: SEPTEMBER 22 – SEPTEMBER 28

Wednesday, September 22: Guests include Steve Martin and Martin Short, Margaret Qualley, Dr. Jane Goodall and musical guest Cynthia Erivo. Show #1520

Thursday, September 23: Guests include Michael Strahan, Mariano Rivera, Justin Willman and musical guest The Killers. Show #1521

**Friday, September 24: Guests include Andy Cohen, Alessia Cara and musical guest Alessia Cara. Show #1522

Monday, September 27: Guests include Snoop Dogg, Chris Colfer and musical guest Mickey Guyton. Show #1523

**Tuesday, September 28: Guests Jake Gyllenhaal and musical guest G-Eazy feat. Demi Lovato. Show #1524

**Wednesday, September 29: Guests include Maluma, Michael Gandolfini and musical guest Givēon. Show #1525

These listings are subject to change.

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‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’ Week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1





Jake Gyllenhaal, Leslie Odom Jr., Demi Lovato and Sarah Paulson Headline Guest Lineup for the Week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1 on ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’
Nationally syndicated morning talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan” announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

Monday, Sept. 27 – Actor LESLIE ODOM JR. is live in-studio to discuss “The Many Saints of Newark,” and actress VANESSA LACHEY chats with Kelly and Ryan about the TV series “NCIS: Hawaii.” Plus, the hosts will kick off “Live’s Health Check Week,” a series of segments dedicated to keeping the whole family healthy, featuring a different doctor each day. The week begins with pointers for maintaining your heart health with DR. WILLIAM LI.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 – The hosts catch up with actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL about the upcoming film “The Guilty,” and “Live’s Health Check Week” continues with a focus on women’s health with DR. JEN ASHTON.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Kelly and Ryan interview actress CHANDRA WILSON about the new season of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Also, “Live’s Health Check Week” will see DR. GREG YAPALATER provide tips for keeping kids healthy, and singer MAX performs his single “Butterflies” live in-studio.

Thursday, Sept. 30 – Singer DEMI LOVATO talks with Kelly and Ryan about their new docuseries “Unidentified,” and DR. HOLLY PHILLIPS will share ways to improve men’s health as part of “Live’s Health Check Week.”

Friday, Oct. 1 – Actress SARAH PAULSON sits down with the hosts to talk about the new TV series “American Crime Story: Impeachment.” Plus, “Live’s Health Check Week” wraps up with tips for preventing cancer from DR. JOHN WHYTE.

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national syndication by Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Visit “Live” on the web (KellyandRyan.com), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (@LiveKellyRyan).



NBC Wins 52-Week Season in 18-49 and Total Viewers for First Time Since 2018





NBC Wins 52-Week Season in 18-49 and Total Viewers for First Time Since 2018
“In an era with no shortage of viewing options, the reach and impact of broadcast television is still undeniable,” said Frances Berwick.
[via press release from NBC]
NBC WINS 52-WEEK SEASON IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2018

#1 Primetime Program “Sunday Night Football,” #1 Entertainment Program “Saturday Night Live” and #1 Drama “This Is Us” Top All Competitors in Demo

“Sunday Night Football,” “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent” Triumph in Total Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2021 – For the first time since 2017-18, NBC will finish the 52-week season as the #1 network in both the adults 18-49 demo and total viewers, earning the title as the Most Watched Network in America.

With the 2020-21 season ending Sunday, Sept. 19, NBC won the key demo by 11% (1.0 vs. Fox’s 0.9). In total viewers, NBC’s win translates to approximately 33.6 million more hours watched than any broadcast competitor.

“In an era with no shortage of viewing options, the reach and impact of broadcast television is still undeniable,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, “NBC remains a pillar of strength both within our portfolio as well as the larger television landscape, and we’re excited about the future as we continue to grow and connect our TV and streaming business.”

Added Susan Rovner, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s Chairman of Entertainment Content: “The distinction of Most Watched Network is a testament to the depth and quality of our programming, which continues to consistently deliver many of television’s biggest hits, night after night and across all genres. NBC is honored to be in the top position with viewers and we plan to ride this momentum into the next 52 weeks with one of our most dynamic programming lineups to date.”

NBC finished the season with the #1 primetime program in both 18-49 and total viewers (“Sunday Night Football”; 10th consecutive year as #1 in 18-49), the #1 entertainment program in 18-49 (“Saturday Night Live” for the first time ever), #1 drama in 18-49 (“This Is Us”; fifth year in a row as #1), and in total viewers the #1 unscripted show (“The Voice”) and #1 summer program (“America’s Got Talent”; 16th season in a row as most-watched summer unscripted program).

NBC has now won the 18-49 demo race seven out of the last eight seasons. In addition to the adults 18-49 win, the network was also #1 in several other demos – women 18-49, adults 25-54, men 25-54 and women 25-54.

Over this past summer, NBC won for the ninth consecutive year in 18-49 and the sixth consecutive year in total viewers for entertainment programming.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” was summer’s #1 late-night show in 18-49, topping both “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

2020-21 PRIMETIME AVERAGES THROUGH 52 WEEKS, MOST CURRENT (PER NIELSEN)

A18-49
NBC 1.0
Fox 0.9
CBS 0.8
ABC 0.8

Total viewers
NBC 5.290 million
CBS 5.260 million
ABC 4.307 million
Fox 3.558 million



‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ TO PREMIERE SEASON 47 ON OCT. 2 WITH FOUR CONSECUTIVE LIVE SHOWS





‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ TO PREMIERE SEASON 47 ON OCT. 2 WITH FOUR CONSECUTIVE LIVE SHOWS AIRED COAST-TO-COAST ON NBC AND LIVESTREAMED ON PEACOCK

Oct. 2 – Owen Wilson / Kacey Musgraves
Oct. 9 – Kim Kardashian West / Halsey
Oct. 16 – Rami Malek / Young Thug
Oct. 23 – Jason Sudeikis / Brandi Carlile

NEW YORK – Sept. 22, 2021 – Owen Wilson will kick off the 47th season of “Saturday Night Live” when he serves as host for the first time on Oct. 2. Wilson recently wrapped the first season of “Loki” on Disney+ and next stars in Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” in theaters Oct. 22. Kacey Musgraves will make her second appearance as musical guest. The six-time Grammy Award winner’s newest album, “star-crossed,” debuted this week at #1 on the Album Sales Chart with a companion film now streaming on Paramount+.

Kim Kardashian West will host “SNL” for the first time on Oct. 9. Kardashian West is a TV star, producer, activist and entrepreneur.

Halsey will appear for the fourth time as “SNL” musical guest. The Grammy-nominated artist just released the career-defining album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

Rami Malek will make his “SNL” hosting debut on Oct. 16. The Emmy and Academy Award-winning actor stars in “No Time to Die,” the newest installment of the James Bond franchise, in theaters Oct. 8.

Young Thug will perform as musical guest for the first time. The Grammy Award winner’s forthcoming album, “PUNK,” will be released Oct. 15.

Jason Sudeikis will return to Studio 8H for his first appearance as “SNL” host on Oct. 23. Sudeikis won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series as the co-creator, executive producer and star of “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+.

Brandi Carlile will make her musical guest debut. “In These Silent Days,” the highly anticipated new album from the six-time Grammy Award winner, is set to be released Oct. 1.

In addition to the live broadcast on NBC, Peacock will livestream the first four episodes of “SNL’s” 47th season starting with the premiere on Oct. 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. Stream every season of SNL now on Peacock.

“Saturday Night Live” was the #1 entertainment program last season in the 18-49 demo and won eight Emmy Awards in 2021, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.