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Heroes set for TV return in 2015

2014-02-24 13:00

Science fiction show Heroes is set for a return to TV in 2015 with a 13-part series planned, and Masi Oka has hinted he could reprise his role as Hiro Nakamura.

Foreign influx of TV reporters following Madiba’s death

2013-12-09 14:29

A foreign influx of international TV reporters is growing as TV and print journalists from across the globe are descending on South Africa to cover the death of Nelson Mandela.

Oscar-winning filmmaker backs out of Clinton doccie

2013-10-01 17:00

Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson who was making a documentary about Clinton for CNN has said that he is backing out because few people would cooperate with him.

Man slashes wrists outside NBC's Today

2013-06-07 08:49

A 76-year-old man yelling that the government was going to take his house has slit his wrists outside NBC's Today show before he was taken into police custody, police said.

Leno out, Fallon in on The Tonight Show

2013-03-22 17:40

Jimmy Fallon has been named as Jay Leno's replacement at The Tonight Show once his contract with the NBC programme concludes in 2014.

Oscar and Reeva doccie to air in March

2013-02-28 07:31
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Discovery Networks ID and NBC News have partnered to produce a TV special on Oscar Pistorius and the death of Reeva Steenkamp, which will air in the US on 3 March.

Details on Michael J Fox's new TV show

2013-01-07 16:34

NBC has revealed more details about Michael J Fox's upcoming TV show in which he plays a newscaster with Parkinson's Disease.

NBC skips 9/11 moment for Kardashians

2012-09-12 17:02

For NBC's Today show, keeping up with the Kardashians has trumped observing a moment of silence marking the attacks of September 11.

Desmond Tutu calls for axing of TV show

2012-08-14 07:37
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Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners including Desmond Tutu have called for NBC to halt reality show Stars Earn Stripes which they say treats military manoeuvres like athletic events.

Yanks fume over TV delays

2012-07-30 19:48

Rage at US Olympic TV coverage have reached marathon proportions after fans had to watch swimming finals on delayed broadcasts.

Chelsea Clinton makes TV debut

2011-12-13 15:24

Chelsea Clinton has made her debut as a reporter on national television with a feature about a non-profit organisation dedicated to poor children in Arkansas.

NBC shuts down Playboy Club

2011-10-05 14:23

NBC has pulled the plug on The Playboy Club after just three episodes in the face of poor ratings and an outcry from parents.

Playboy Club glamorises porn - PTC

2011-07-28 07:22

A TV watchdog group has accused NBC of glamorising the porn industry in its upcoming new drama series The Playboy Club.

Preview: NBC's new shows

2011-05-17 11:45

Musicals, permanent dreams and a new baby... That's what you can expect from the new shows on NBC this year.

Steve Carell's last The Office episode

2011-04-12 13:30

NBC has confirmed that April 28 is the date for Steve Carell's final appearance on The Office.

McConnell: Assange a terrorist

2010-12-05 21:33

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is calling the founder of the online site WikiLeaks a "high-tech terrorist" for releasing classified material from the US government.

Parenthood on the small screen

2010-03-01 19:07

Over 20 years after Ron Howard's hit movie Parenthood, a new generation of writers is bringing the joys, trials and humour of family life to television.

Fey may do Palin again

2010-02-19 13:32

Tina Fey has said that she'll probably reprise her impression of Sarah Palin when she hosts comedy skit show Saturday Night Live again.

Madonna to be 'Marriage Ref'

2010-02-14 21:57

Madonna, who's been divorced twice, is going to be on The Marriage Ref. Maybe she will have advice on what not to do in a marriage.

Conan O'Brien: no thanks to NBC

2010-01-13 19:13

Conan O'Brien has refused to play along with NBC's plan to move The Tonight Show and return Jay Leno to late-night.

Conan's Tonight wins on ratings

2009-06-03 11:00

Conan O'Brien has reason to smile after his debut as Tonight show host, but not all the critics are smiling with him.

 

Saturday Night Live hires first black woman in years

2014-01-07 08:39

NBC's comic institution Saturday Night Live, criticised recently for a lack of diversity, has said that it's adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month.

NBC will televise Richard Branson's first space flight

2013-11-09 14:00

NBC has announced it has signed a deal with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic to televise the company's first commercial space flight.

Ryan Seacrest gets yet another job

2013-08-06 18:03

Ryan Seacrest will present another TV show, a new gameshow The Million Second Quiz, which US television network NBC are calling "state-of-the-art".

Matthew Perry's TV show gets axed

2013-05-13 16:07

Matthew Perry's latest TV show Go On has been cancelled after only one season, marking the actor's third failed show since the hit comedy Friends.

Heidi Klum joins America's Got Talent

2013-03-05 12:10

Supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum is set to join the judging panel on America's Got Talent, in a new strategy to reshape the show's image.

Golden Globes audience ratings improve

2013-01-15 08:45

Broadcasting company NBC has revealed that the broadcast of the 70th Golden Globe Awards received its best ratings in six years, outpacing other award shows like the Emmys.

NBC renews The Voice for 2 more seasons

2012-09-26 13:41

NBC has announced it had ordered two more seasons of its hit TV singing contest The Voice for the spring and fall of 2013.

The Office to end in 2013

2012-08-22 11:02

Award-winning TV comedy The Office will end its run on US television in 2013 after eight years on the air, executive producer Greg Daniels has said.

Sharon Osbourne quits over NBC 'discrimination'

2012-08-07 19:31

NBC has defended itself against Sharon Osbourne's claim that the TV network discriminated against her MS-afflicted son Jack in casting a new reality show.

Golden Globe ratings drop

2012-01-17 11:36

Viewership of the Golden Globes has dropped from the levels of a year earlier, broadcaster NBC has said.

Justin Bieber denies paternity on TV

2011-11-04 15:10

Justin Bieber has appeared on television to deny allegations that he fathered a child with a 20-year-old fan.

Hackers send terror alerts from NBC's Twitter

2011-09-10 18:05

NBC says hackers briefly took over the NBC News Twitter feed and sent out false reports of a plane attack on the World Trade Centre site.

James Spader joins The Office

2011-07-07 16:12

NBC has signed Boston Legal alum James Spader as a full-time cast member of The Office.

Networks, TV academy in $66m Emmy deal

2011-05-05 13:03

The Emmy Awards and the four major TV networks have an eight-year, $66m agreement in place to air the ceremony.

NBC to bring American Idol rival

2010-12-14 11:56

NBC is banking on some reality show royalty to create a new singing competition to challenge American Idol.

SWC coverage the best yet

2010-06-09 22:27

A report says with games airing live on cellphones and computers, the SWC will get more online coverage than any major event yet.

Leno returns to late night

2010-02-27 14:34

When late night TV host Jay Leno reclaims The Tonight Show on Monday, NBC is banking that the ratings spiral that marked Conan O'Brien's brief tenure as host will quickly fade to a dim memory.

Olympics beats 'Idol' ratings

2010-02-19 09:20

NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics has beaten American Idol, ending a six-year unbeaten streak for the Fox TV ratings juggernaut.

Leno staffers back their boss

2010-01-18 08:35

Longtime members of Jay Leno's TV staff spoke up for their boss, saying he's being wrongly cast as the bad guy in NBC's late-night upheaval.

NBC cans Leno experiment

2010-01-11 12:26

NBC has said it decided to pull the plug on the Jay Leno experiment when some affiliate stations considered dropping the nightly prime-time show.

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