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Hulu and NBC Strike Prodigous Streaming Rights Deal for 30 Rock, Parenthood and More!

Hulu and NBC have reached a deal that brings 30 Rock, Parenthood, There’s Johnny (the new Paul Reiser comedy series), Syfy competitive reality series Face Off, and British reality series Made in Chelsea to Hulu’s audience.

 

Hulu Inks Deal with NBCUniversal for Hundreds of Episodes of TV Favorites Including 30 Rock, Parenthood and More 

New Licensing Agreement to Mark Premiere of Paul Reiser’s Comedy Series, There’s Johnny and SVOD Premiere of Syfy’s Face Off, as well as the U.S. Streaming Debut of the complete Made in Chelsea Library

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 27, 2017) – Following a groundbreaking licensing agreement that marked the streaming debut of iconic series Will & Grace, Hulu and NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution today announced a new agreement that will make Hulu the exclusive SVOD home to all episodes of Emmy Award winning comedy series, 30 Rock, beginning October 1st, as well as add hundreds of episodes of shows for the whole family to Hulu.

In addition to bringing the complete library of the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning comedy series from creator and star Tina Fey – 30 Rock – to a new streaming home, the new deal includes a full suite of premium programming that will become available to stream on Hulu:

30 Rock. A three-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Comedy Series as well as a critical darling, 30 Rock comes from the brilliant mind of creator and star Tina Fey, whose character Liz Lemon is asked by her ultra corporate boss Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) to somehow make the fictional program “TGS with Tracy Jordan” a success. Working with an oddball staff, no budget and no sleep, Liz keeps up the good fight against long odds. Also starring Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander and Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock aired for seven seasons and arrives in its entirety on Hulu on October 1st.

ParenthoodThe family favorite, hit drama series will stream in its entirety in early 2018 on Hulu. The critically-acclaimed series, which aired for six seasons, has remained popular with viewers since its finale. Parenthood is a one-hour drama from Award-winning executive producers Jason Katims, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.  It follows the trials and tribulations of the very large, colorful and imperfect Braverman family and features stars including Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Monica Potter, Sam Jaeger and Joy Bryant.

There’s JohnnyPaul Reiser’s highly-anticipated series, There’s Johnny, will make its debut on Hulu. The deal marks the premiere for the NBCUniversal period comedy, set in the world of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” circa 1972, starring Tony Danza.

Made in Chelsea. The first 13 seasons of the BAFTA award-winning, reality television series from the UK will make their US SVOD debut on Hulu. Since its premiere, the hit series has captivated audiences in the UK and resulted in many spin-offs. Through the deal, the complete series will be made available to stream in the US on Hulu later this year. 

Face Off. The first 10 seasons of SYFY’s hit reality competition series, Face Off, will become available to stream on Hulu. The series will make its SVOD debut in early 2018. Face Off follows special effects make-up artists as they participate in elaborate challenges for a grand prize and the honor of being Hollywood’s next great effects artist.

The new deal expands Hulu’s growing library of premium programming with even more hit series from the NBCUniversal Television library. Earlier this month, Hulu and NBCUniversal announced a joint agreement that made all episodes of the Emmy-winning, iconic series Will & Grace available to stream for the first time ever. Hulu is also home to top series from NBC including This Is Us, Blindspot, and the Emmy-winning Saturday Night Live. 

NBC’s Jekyll/Hyde Drama Do No Harm Premieres Following 1-Hour Series Finale of 30 Rock!

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On Thursday, January 31, 2013, NBC’s take on the Jekyll/Hyde story, Do No Harm (10/9C) will premiere following the one-hour series finale of cult hit, 30 Rock (9/8C).

NBC also announced that Rock Center with Brian Williams will be moving to Fridays beginning February 8 (10/9C) – and Grimm will return on Friday, March 8, 2013 (9/8C) after a three-and-a half month hiatus (because that worked so well for them last year, when the show lost almost half its audience).

The official press release – with a detailed description of Do No Harm – follows the jump.

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2012 DGA Awards

The Directors Guild of America honored directors from both the film and television industry on January 28, 2012. Some of the top directors competing for the titles of Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Dramatic Series, and Mini-Series, gathered their casts and crews at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.

Some of the big names that were vying for awards this year were 30 Rock, Modern Family and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to honorees, stars filled the event as well: Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Fred Savage to name a few.

Though Michael Hazanavicius took the coveted award for Feature Film, this year’s comedy series category proved to be one of the most competitive:

30 Rock  (NBC)
30 Rock is a television comedy that was created by Tina Fey. The whole series is based on her experiences as the head writer for Saturday Night Live. A show with-in a show, the series takes place behind the scenes based of a fictional comedy sketch show. 30 Rock actually refers to the building where the program is produced, the GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Modern Family (ABC)
Modern Family is centered on the lives of three branches of the same family. This comedy does a beautiful job of comically portraying the things that plague most of our families. There are running bits about old grudges, broken stairs and the odd quirks every family tries to hide. The show is shot as if it were a documentary, so there is plenty of footage of the characters doing normal activities such as eating breakfast, running the washing machine or playing ball. This series does a beautiful job of balancing outrageously funny moments with touching scenes that showcase the good in families.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
This series is focused on Larry David’s life as a producer and writer in New York City. It revolves around his many personalities and problems with social conventions and their expectations of him. He is easily annoyed by the way other people behave and has a hard time letting go of anything. The whole show is filmed without a script, so it can often take a hilarious turn that even the producers didn’t originally see coming.

 

All three shows are ratings-toppers and fan favorites, but only one could take home the prize. With his second DGA, director Robert Weide’s directorial team took home the prize for Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards Nominations Revealed!

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Multiple nominees abound in Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards nominations. NBC’s 30 Rock leads the way with seven, but The Office and Modern Family are close behind with four apiece. On the movie side, Easy A and Kick-Ass also garnered four noms.

Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards were created to award the best achievements in comedy in film and television – a category that is so often ignored by The Oscars® and The Emmys®. The First Annual comedy awards will be broadcast across several networks – Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite – on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

The complete list of nominations follows the jump.

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TELEVISION: NBC’s Thursday Night Comedy Block Intact For 2010-2011!

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NBC announced today that Thursday night comedies 30 Rock, The Office and Community will be back for the 2010-2011 season beginning this fall. In combination with the announcement earlier that Parks & Recreation had been renewed, this means that NBC’s Thursday night comedy block will be intact for next season.

“We are happy to give these early pickups to these critically acclaimed, incredibly funny comedies,” said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.

So far, along with giving Chuck the order for its back nine this season, that brings NBC’s smart decisions over the last three seasons to three. We can only wait to see how the network fares after pilot season.

TELEVISION: The Emmy Winds Are Changing!

While some things Emmy [ABC, 8/7C] remain the same [Hello, James Spader!], some things Emmy have definitely changed – and for the better [I’m looking at you Mad Men!]. Gold Derby at the Los Angeles Times has handicapped the possible winners for us, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be right. Heaven knows that the Academy does the unexpected often enough to make their award winning selections suitable for bookie fodder. So, then, what follows is the Gold Derby handicapping for each category followed by my selections – not of the winners, but of those who should win in my not necessarily humble opinion…

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