Seeso layoffs by NBCUniversal leave its original programming, entire future in doubt
Can Emmy nominations save Seeso? For the sake of the programming department, decimated by layoffs from parent company NBCUniversal that will leave most of them unemployed a week from now, let’s hope so. Then again, every once in a while, the Emmy Awards make it awkward by presenting trophies t... [Read More]
The Second City announces 2017 recipients of its annual Bob Curry Fellowship via NBCUniversal
The Second City has announced the 2017 recipients of the 4th Annual Bob Curry Fellowship: Terrance Carey, Dan Bazaldua, Eunji Kim, Sophia Rafiqi, LeLe Mason, Rolando Lep, Rob Wilson, Adrienne Brown, Damon Royster, Evan Mills, Atra Asdou, Jayson Acevedo, Riley Mondragon, Squeek Rangel, Brian Keys and... [Read More]
JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017
Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all pe... [Read More]
UCB expands development slate with NBCUniversal’s TV, cable TV and Seeso
The Upright Citizens Brigade founders have a knack for announcing big news on the eve of their annual Del Close Marathon, and this year is no exception, as NBCUniversal today revealed it has expanded its working relationship with the UCB4 and their improvising minions to include at least five new pr... [Read More]
Seeso, Say So: A sneak peek at the newest comedy streaming platform
The year 2016 may just be the year we're all convinced to stop watching TV the traditional way, and Seeso will go a long way in convincing comedy fans to do just that -- if they haven't already. Seeso, NBCUniversal's new digital comedy streaming platform, officially launches Jan. 7, 2016, charging $... [Read More]
See some of Seeso in a monthlong beta sneak peek in December 2015
Seeso, the new ad-free pay comedy streaming service set to launch in January 2016, will offer a web-only sneak peek in beta mode for December 2015. Free beta mode previews of Seeso are first-come, first-served, so get on it if you want to get down on it! When the streaming platform goes live next ye... [Read More]
See some of Seeso in a monthlong beta sneak peek in December 2015
Seeso, the new ad-free pay comedy streaming service set to launch in January 2016, will offer a web-only sneak peek in beta mode for December 2015. Free beta mode previews of Seeso are first-come, first-served, so get on it if you want to get down on it! When the streaming platform goes live next ye... [Read More]
NBCUniversal launching own comedy video subscription service: Seeso TV
NBCUniversal has announced the launch of Seeso, the company's own comedy video subscription service online that'll offer ad-free streaming sitcoms (both classic and new original series) for $3.99/month. It's in beta now. Seeso is headed by Evan Shapiro, who previously helmed Pivot TV and before that... [Read More]
First annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival coming to Chicago in June
The Second City and NBCUniversal are proud to announce the first annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival at UP Comedy Club June 5 and 6.  A new comedy fest spotlighting some of the country’s best emerging talent in sketch, improvisation and stand-up. It will be host... [Read More]
NBC revives “Coach” for 13-episode season, 18 years after its ABC run
NBC ultimately decided to greenlight a 13-episode straight-to-series commitment for a sitcom that went off the air 18 years ago on another network because: a) They were so enamored of Craig T. Nelson's work as patriarch of the Braverman clan for six seasons on Parenthood, which just wrapped on the n... [Read More]