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Blizzard Reveals New Name for Overwatch’s Cowboy

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    NBC Orders Family Comedy Series Starring George and Mayan Lopez

    NBC has picked up a brand family comedy series starring […] The post NBC Orders Family Comedy Series Starring George and Mayan Lopez appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

    Days of Our Lives: NBC & Sony Enter Talks For Season 57 Renewal

    Days Of Our Lives: NBC & Sony enter talks for Season 57 renewalNBC and Sony Pictures Television have officially entered negotiations for the potential 57th season renewal of their long-running daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. TVLine also went on to confirm that production on Days of Our Lives had been put on hold after they recently completed filming for its current Season 56’s final episodes. Like previous renewal negotiations during the past couple of years, it might take months before both parties will come to conclusion about the show’s fate. Meanwhile, loyal viewers won’t feel the show’s on-air hiatus for several months because episodes were taped so far in advanceAccording to Deadline, fans of the iconic TV series should not be worried as sources have been positive about the outcome of the negotiations, especially when the writing team has already started working on scripts for Season 57 and producers have reportedly been making if-come deals with key cast members over the past few weeks.RELATED: Meghan Trainor To Lead NBC Series, Inks Creative Deal With NBCUniversalDays of Our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are Bradys, Hortons and DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.The series currently stars long-running cast members who have been with the show since the 70s, 80s, and 90s, including Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Stephen Nichols, Lauren Koslow, Drake Hogestyn, Deidre Hall, Mary Beth Evans, Bryan Dattilo, Matthew Ashford, Josh Taylor and Arianne Zucker.Season 56 marked the departures of Kristian Alfonso, Greg Vaughan and Victoria Konefal, while also seeing the return of Alison Sweeney.MORE: Sony & Netflix Ink First-Pay Streaming Licensing DealCreated by Ted Corday and Betty Corday, Days of Our Lives has been running on-air for 56 seasons since 1965. It is currently executive produced by Ken Corday and Albert Alarr with Randy Dugan as the producer. The show has garnered more than 50 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.

    Da Vinci Code Prequel Series Langdon Shifts From NBC To Peacock

    Da Vinci Code prequel series Langdon shifts from NBC to Peacock After shifting from being a film adaptation to a series at NBC, the Da Vinci Code prequel drama Dan Brown’s Langdon centered on the iconic Art History and Symbology Professor is shifting gears to fresh streaming service Peacock as it has been picked up to series. RELATED: Craig Robinson-Led Untitled Comedy Gets Series Order at Peacock “The team was blown away by this pilot and its enormous potential to become a big, binge-worthy hit, and our new structure enables us to move it to Peacock and give it every opportunity to make that happen,” Susan Rovner, Chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement. “Our ability to pick up a great show is no longer limited by the confines of a network schedule, giving us the freedom to say ‘yes’ to shows we love and then find them the perfect home across our portfolio.” The series, written and executive produced by Scream: The TV Series duo Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, will be an adaptation of the third novel in Brown’s series The Lost Symbol and act as a prequel to the events of the film franchise starring Tom Hanks in the central role and helmed by Ron Howard. The story will follow the early adventures of Harvard symbologist Langdon as he must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy. Click here to purchase the complete Robert Langdon novel series and Tom Hanks-starring Langdon film trilogy! “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project,” Brown said in a statement. “We’ve all wanted to make The Lost Symbol for some time now, and I’m grateful to CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Universal Television and Peacock for joining forces to make this project a reality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally captivating script, and the casting and performances are pitch perfect.” RELATED: Girls5eva Teaser Previews Peacock’s New Tina Fey-Produced Comedy Dan Brown’s Langdon will star Ashley Zukerman (Succession) in the titular role alongside Valorie Curry (Blair Witch), Sumalee Montano (10 Cloverfield Lane), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), Eddie Izzard (Get Duked!) and Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys). Alongside Dworkin and Beattie, the series is executive produced by Brown, Brian Grazer, Howard, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp and produced by CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios and Universal Television.

    This Is Us Season 5 Trailer: The Pearson Family Deals With Timely Issues

    This Is Us Season 5 Trailer: The Pearson Family Deals With Timely Issues NBC has released the first trailer for the upcoming fifth season of their critically-acclaimed family drama This Is Us, featuring the Pearson family as they continue to deal with their own family issues while also facing real world issues including the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests. The series is scheduled to make its return with a two-hour premiere on October 27. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Norman Lear, NBC & Reba Team for Fried Green Tomatoes Series This Is Us is a refreshingly honest and provocative series that follows a unique ensemble whose paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways. We find several of them share the same birthday, and so much more than anyone would expect. This Is Us is a smart, modern series that will challenge your everyday presumptions about the people you think you know. The cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Sullivan, Michael Angarano, and Ron Cephas Jones. RELATED: NBC Renews This is Us for 3 Additional Seasons! Fogelman serves as writer and executive producer with Don Todd. Jess Rosenthal, Charlie Gogolak and directors Ken Olin, John Requa, and Glenn Ficarra also executive produce. This Is Us is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Catch up on the show with the box set here. 

    Norman Lear, NBC & Reba Team for Fried Green Tomatoes Series

    Norman Lear, NBC & Reba team for Fried Green Tomatoes series Nearly 30 years after first hitting theaters to rave reviews and roaring box office success, Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes is making another trip to the screen as NBC is teaming with Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Norman Lear and Reba McEntire for a series adaptation of the dramedy novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Grease Prequel Series Shifting Gears from HBO Max to Paramount+ The series, which is being penned by Jennifer Cecil (Private Practice, One Tree Hill), will take a modern-day approach to the 1987 novel and will explore the lives of the descendants of the novel, centering on a present-day Idgie Threadgoode, who returns to the small town of Whistle Shop, Alabama, after a decade away and must come to terms with a changed town, estranged daughter, struggling cafe and life-changing secret. The role of Idgie was previously portrayed by Mary Stuart Masterson in the film adaptation of the novel. Click here to purchase the 1991 film! Lear will produce the series under his Act III Productions banner alongside producing partner Brent Miller, while the author of the novel and co-writer fo the original film Flagg is set to executive produce with McEntire and Cecil. The 98-year-old celebrated Hollywood producer and writer previously executive produced the 1991 film adaptation of Flagg’s novel. RELATED: Amazon Greenlights I Know What You Did Last Summer Series The original novel and film centered on housewife Evelyn Couch who finds herself unhappy with her life and begins to form a friendship with Ninny Threadgoode, an elderly woman living in a nursing home who tells her stories about her youth in the the town in which her sister-in-law, Idgie, and friend Ruth ran a cafe. The cast for the film included Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy), Masterson (Daniel Isn’t Real), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Billions) and Cicely Tyson (Sounder, The Help). (Photo Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

    The Saturday Night Live Season 46 Opener chris Rock to Host

    Chris Rock to Host the Saturday Night Live Season 46 Opener Chris Rock (Fargo) is set to host Saturday Night Live’s Season 46 opener on October 3, marking the Emmy winner’s third appearance as host for the late-night show (via Variety). Megan Thee Stallion will also make her debut as the Saturday Night Live musical guest for the first episode of the season. RELATED: Jim Carrey to Take Over the Role of Joe Biden in SNL Season 46 It was recently announced that Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey (Kidding, Man on the Moon, The Truman Show) is taking over the role of Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden on Season 46, succeeding Jason Sudeikis. Alec Baldwin will also return to SNL as Donald Trump with Maya Rudolph once again set to play Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris. Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, and Andrew Dismukes were also added as three new featured players to the cast for the upcoming season. RELATED: Saturday Night Live Returning to Studio 8H in October For Season 46 Season 46 of Saturday Night Live will premiere on Saturday, October 3 on NBC after making its return to Studio 8H with a “limited in-studio audience.” Saturday Night Live is produced in association with Broadway video and is created and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)

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