When Donald Trump was a guest on The Tonight Show during his campaign for the presidency, Jimmy Fallon got a lot of flack for not grilling him. The Tonight Show is not a political show and that wouldn’t have been right for Fallon to do.
Last night, Fallon did take a stance – not a political one – an anti-hate stance, and he couldn’t have been better.
NBC has commited to fostering female directors through its new annual Female Forward Initiative – with the goal of working toward gender parity among the network’s scripted directors across the network.
Spearheaded by NBC President Jennifer Salke in partnership with acclaimed director Lesli Linka Glatter(Mad Men, Homeland, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), the new program will give 10 female directors the opportunity to shadow up to three episodes of an NBC series, culminating in an in-season commitment to direct at least one episode of the series she shadows.
This past Monday, July 24, “Midnight Texas” finally premiered on NBC. The story centers around the remote Texas town of Midnight, Texas where being normal is really quite strange and only outsiders fit in. It is a safe haven for those who are different. When a powerful psychic arrives along with the murder of one of their own, that safety is threatened from suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts. Based on the New York Times best-selling book series Midnight, Texas by Charlaine Harris, author of the novels that inspired, “True Blood”, Eclipse Magazine had the delight of getting a sneak preview days before the premiere. Now that the show has finally revealed the pilot episode, let’s take a look at what the cast and crew have shared and what we can expect to see this upcoming season.
What up people people? NBC is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming supernatural thriller Midnight Texas. They had a huge presence at Wondercon a few months ago and they are doing it again at SDCC. The cast are hosting a big Comic Con panel and roundtables on Saturday, but you don’t have to wait, I did the roundtables at Comic Con. spoke with François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley,Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, and Sarah Ramos. Too much hotness in one room, I’m sure I’ll be saying that all week. Midnight Texas launches on NBC, Monday, July 24th. Check out the interview.
NBC and Universal Television’s new supernatural series Midnight, Texas will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con 2017.
Based on the trilogy by Charlaine Harris, the series follows psychic Manfred (François Arnaud) as he seeks safety in a Texas town that is much more than he suspects.
The show will take-over the entire Gaslamp Square with one of the largest interactive fan experiences yet. Midnight, Texas premieres immediately following Comic-Con weekend on Monday, July 24 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on NBC.
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 takes place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, during the weekend of July 19 – July 23.
NBC’s 3rd Annual Red Nose Day Special was a rousing success – raising #5 million for children in need.
The special also featured appearances by TV and movie stars like Liam Neeson, Ben Affleck, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Julia Roberts and Bryan Cranston – and the long awaited sequel to Love, Actually, Red Nose Day, Actually.
Beneficiaries of Red Nose Day include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; charity: water; Children’s Health Fund; Covenant House; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; Laureus Sport for Good; National Council of La Raza; Oxfam America; Rotary/End Polio Now; Save the Children; and The Global Fund.
Team Alicia’s Chris Blue was crowned champion of this season of The Voice. His win earned him a recording contract.
CHRIS BLUE NAMED CHAMPION OF ‘THE VOICE’
Popular Member of Team Alicia Earned America’s Top Vote
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — May 23, 2017 — Chris Blue was crowned champion of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” tonight, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named winner of season 12.
Blue, 26, from Knoxville, TN, was a member of Team Alicia. Follow him on Twitter @Chrisbluelive.
Blue grew up in a family of seven in a tiny house. His mother decided to put the family in a band called the Blue Family, where they sang at local churches. The band later became known as the Blue Brothers and performed across the Midwest. For the past six years, Blue has worked as a worship leader, where he met his fiancée, a cancer survivor.
The current cycle of “The Voice” is averaging a 3.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall on Mondays and a 2.9 in 18-49 and 12.5 million viewers on Tuesdays in “live plus seven day” averages from Nielsen Media Research, keying regular NBC wins on both nights. So far this cycle, both “Voice” editions have ranked in broadcast television’s “live plus same day” weekly top 10 in adults 18-49 and total viewers each week the show has aired.
“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson and Jay Bienstock.