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March 22, 2013 | By DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press
NEW YORK - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him? NBC has confirmed that it is building a new studio for Jimmy Fallon at its New York headquarters but refuses to comment on reports that Fallon is due to replace Leno on a New York-based "Tonight" as early as next year. With Leno already taking potshots at network executives regularly in his monologue, the network risks repeating the nightmare of 2010, when Conan O'Brien failed at "Tonight" and NBC brought Leno back.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2012 | David Hiltbrand
Well, NBC, replace in haste, repent at leisure.   You might have wanted to consider your options a little more carefully before you rushed ahead Friday and anointed Savannah Guthrie as Matt Lauer's new Today deskmate. Let's face it: The deposing of Ann Curry did not go well at all. Public sympathy for her was far greater than you had projected. Worse, many were casting Lauer, your morning monarch, as the heavy in all this, the egotistical divo who sabotaged his innocent coworker.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2012
SHARON OSBOURNE told the New York Post that she is quitting as a judge on "America's Got Talent" at the end of this season because she is furious at NBC over firing her son, Jack, from the post-Olympics ridiculosity (yes, we made up a word) "Stars Earn Stripes," because he has multiple sclerosis. The producers of "Stars Earn Stripes" not only deny that Jack was fired because of his MS, but they also say he was never hired to appear on the show. In "Stars Earn Stripes," so-called "stars" will team with actual military personnel in military challenges to win money for armed-forces personnel.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She can fly!!!   NBC on Tuesday made the long-awaited announcement. We already knew Christopher Walken (who else?) was going to play Captain Hook. He's creepy, crotchety, and the man can sing and dance. But who'd play Peter in the network's Peter Pan Live! , to go on the air Dec. 4??? Here's who: Allison Williams , of Girls on HBO! This is notable in many notable ways. Allison is the daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams . Noted. She also can sing: She sometimes does on Girls . She beats out other stars reportedly considered, including (we hear)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013
*  "DECEPTION. " 10 p.m. Monday, NBC10. "REVENGE. " "Scandal. " And now "Deception. " I'm not sure who's naming TV shows these days - perhaps the same people who christen perfumes? - but if you're trying to distinguish NBC's new drama about Rich and Powerful People With Secrets from the ones that are already on ABC, the title "Deception" is probably not going to be much help. Which could be the point. Like the covers of paperbacks at the airport, a generic-sounding title may signal fans of a certain kind of prime-time soap that what's inside is meant for them.
NEWS
September 25, 2015 | Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
* HEROES REBORN. 8 tonight, NBC10. * THE PLAYER. 10 tonight, NBC10. WESLEY SNIPES has stories about Philly, but good luck hearing them. "I got family in Philly," said the actor, at an NBC party at Spago in Beverly Hills last month. "We've got some Snipes in Philly. And the Roots boys are from Philly. "I've got some interesting stories I can't tell you, about my Philly experiences," said Snipes, laughing. Snipes, whose nearly 30-year film career was interrupted a few years ago by a stretch in prison for failing to file federal income-tax returns, is placing his bets on NBC's "The Player" to teach him things he doesn't already know about the entertainment business.
NEWS
January 3, 2016
Telenovela 8:30 p.m. Monday on NBC
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
In the optimistic world of Hollywood screenwriter Dan Fogelman ( Crazy, Stupid, Love; Danny Collins ), most things happen for a reason. A University of Pennsylvania graduate and the writer behind two of the fall's most anticipated TV dramas, NBC's This Is Us and Fox's Pitch , Fogelman is adept at telling stories about how the past influences the present and at drawing connections between seemingly unrelated characters and events....
NEWS
January 16, 2016
When: 9 p.m. Sunday TV: NBC Where: Charleston, S.C. Sponsors: NBC, Congressional Black Caucus Institute Moderator: Lester Holt Candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TELEVISION CRITIC
In the optimistic world of Hollywood screenwriter Dan Fogelman ( Crazy, Stupid, Love; Danny Collins ), most things happen for a reason. A University of Pennsylvania graduate and the writer behind two of the fall's most anticipated TV dramas, NBC's This Is Us and Fox's Pitch , Fogelman is adept at telling stories about how the past influences the present and at drawing connections between seemingly unrelated characters and events....
SPORTS
August 21, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Separating what is real and what is manufactured at the Olympic Games has always presented a degree of difficulty that ranks with any triple-flipping, double-twisting entry into a murky, green diving well. That has never been more true than during the Rio Olympics that end Sunday with a final burst of events and a closing ceremony that surrounds the extinguishing of the Olympic flame. Since the entire lead-up to the Games, their slapdash administration, a seemingly worldwide doping epidemic, myriad dangers in Brazil itself, and the usual charges of corruption and IOC scandal didn't put out the torch previously, it will reportedly be left to Pele to boot the Rio experience past the near post of history.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2016 | Jonathan Tannenwald, Staff Writer
When the word went out Wednesday that NBC Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus was to hold a conference call with reporters about Olympics TV viewership, observers of NBC and Comcast suspected he had something to say. He sure did. "This will be our most economically successful Games in history," Lazarus proclaimed. He announced that NBC had sold $30 million of additional advertising since the Olympics began - on top of the already record-breaking $1.2 billion total before the flame was lit in Rio de Janeiro.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, Staff Writer
STAMFORD, Conn. - The energy across the NBC Sports Group's sprawling headquarters during the Olympics is palpable. About 1,100 workers are jammed into every available room in the 300,000-square-foot complex, spread across every hour on the clock to produce TV broadcasts, feed online streams, and clip highlights that go viral on social media in an instant. But for all the action, almost everything that NBC does can be seen in two small rooms that television viewers will never see. One room is the Broadcast Operations Center.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
NBC Sports' Olympic ad sales for Rio are 20 percent more than for the London Summer Games, at $1.2 billion with the games about to open officially Friday, a top executive said on Thursday. Seth Winter, executive vice president of advertising sales for Comcast Corp.-owned NBC Sports, said that the media company was "pretty much sold out of premium inventory" - which means prime-time spots on the NBC broadcast network - and that he was "exceptionally bullish on the games. " Ironically, Winter said, issues related to the games in Brazil - such as polluted water for swimmers and the Zika virus - have heightened the public's awareness of the Olympics and could lead to the bigger audience that advertisers are looking for with commercials.
NEWS
July 29, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
  Tamron Hall runs across the lawn of the Independence Mall, becoming a bright orange streak as she greets a group of screaming fans for selfies during her brief break. While doing an interview, she often stops in midsentence to wave back at pedestrians screaming her name. The cohost of the Today show and host of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall and Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall has her hands full covering this year's Democratic National Convention. But she can think of no better place to be than where, she says, she got her soul: Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 25, 2016
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker will be on familiar turf as Hillary Clinton's campaign arrives here in Welker's hometown for the Democratic National Convention. Thrilled as she is that family and friends will be nearby, "I don't even know if I'll have time to see them," said Welker, who's nevertheless hoping to sneak in time with her fiance, John Hughes, a marketing director for Merck & Co. Inc. who works in the area, and her parents, Harvey and real estate agent Julie Welker, who live in Fairmount.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
How big a deal is next month's 2016 Rio Olympics? "Countries at war are saying they'll stop their battles to focus on the games," said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts in a media event at JFK Boulevard headquarters Wednesday. The Summer Games also promise content and customizable technology as never seen in TV land before, Roberts said, as well as an audience for Comcast's NBCUniversal properties that is "more than three times bigger than ABC, CBS, and Fox ratings combined" over the Rio games' 17-day run, plus two preview nights.
NEWS
July 7, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The decision to schedule coverage from New York during Philadelphia's Independence Day celebration was made by network, not local, officials, NBC10 says. TV viewers took to social media Monday to complain that the local NBC affiliate's coverage of Philadelphia's festivities fell short of their expectations. While the Philly Pops concert was cancelled because of rain, NBC10 was never scheduled to air that part of the Wawa Welcome America! festival. The network always planned to show the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York from 8 to 10 p.m., said Ric Harris, NBC10's general manager.
NEWS
April 17, 2016
FIRST ROUND Draft: April 28-30, At Chicago 1. Rams 17. Falcons 2. Browns 18. Colts 3. Chargers 19. Bills 4. Cowboys 20. Jets 5. Jaguars 21. Redskins 6. Ravens 22. Texans 7. 49ers 23. Vikings 8. Eagles 24. Bengals 9. Buccaneers 25. Steelers 10. Giants 26. Seahawks 11. Bears 27. Packers 12. Saints 28. Chiefs 13. Dolphins *Patriots 14. Raiders 29. Cardinals 15. Titans 30. Panthers 16. Lions...
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