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Fox Announces ‘Duncanville’ Premiere Date

Fox Announces ‘Duncanville’ Premiere Date

Fox announced the premiere date for Amy’s new animation series ‘Duncanville‘. The show will be airing on Sundays at 8:30 pm, beginning on February 16! Amy not only co-created the show, but she’ll also be the voice of two characters: Duncan and Annie.

Amy Poehler Bringing ‘The Mother-in-Law’ Thriller to NBC

Amy Poehler Bringing ‘The Mother-in-Law’ Thriller to NBC

Amy Poehler is expanding her relationship with NBC.

The Making It host and executive producer has set up the thriller The Mother-in-Law at the network. Based on Sally Hepworth’s novel of the same name, the drama landed at NBC with a sizable put-pilot commitment.

The projectis described as an unexpected thriller that centers on a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that ends in death, as well as a gripping mystery that explores motherhood, class, race and how dangerous family secrets can be.

Jessica Goldberg (The Path, Parenthood) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Poehler and her Paper Kite head of production Kate Arend. Author Hepworth is also attached to exec produce alongside 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. The potential series hails from Poehler’s longtime home at Universal TV.

The Mother-in-Law is Poehler’s latest producing vehicle, joining Fox’s animated series Duncanville, Adult Swim’s Three Busy Debras, last season’s NBC comedy I Feel Bad, the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Russian Doll and the recently concluded Comedy Central hit Broad City and Hulu’s Difficult People. Next up, she is teaming with Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) for an untitled Amazon comedy series. Poehler’s feature directorial debut, Wine Country, bowed earlier this year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
‘Making It’ Returns to NBC in December

‘Making It’ Returns to NBC in December

NBC has announced today (October 18) that the season 2 of ‘Making It‘ will be making a comeback to our screens on December 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT! You can read more about the second season below and find an episode still in the gallery.

Grab your glue guns and get ready to laugh as NBC’s “Making It,” from executive producers and hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, returns with a multi-night crafting event beginning Monday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

In a binge-worthy holiday treat, “Making It” premieres Monday, Dec. 2 and continues Dec. 3-5 (10-11 p.m.), Dec. 9 (10-11 p.m.) and Dec. 10 (10-11 p.m.) before concluding with a two-hour grand finale telecast on Wednesday, Dec. 11 (9-11 p.m.).

“I’m so happy to be back in the barn for season two of ‘Making It’ with my pal Nick, where the Makers create masterpieces and everyone continues to aggressively like each other,” Poehler said.

“I’m so excited for America to see our new crop of crafting champs,” Offerman said. “Their creativity and pluck make my job feel like I’m getting paid to cheer at the Olympics.”

The wow factor is raised in season two as the country’s most imaginative Makers from Miami to Portland take fans on a journey through everything from office makeovers to three-dimensional holiday creations. Working with mediums from food to felt, and no shortage of electricity, this season’s Makers vie to impress returning judges Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert and Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York.

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‘Parks and Recreation’ Moving from Netflix to Peacock NBCU Streaming Service

‘Parks and Recreation’ Moving from Netflix to Peacock NBCU Streaming Service

Since NBC announced its new streaming service, they had already revealed that ‘The Office‘ would be leaving Netflix once their service is finally available. So, the news that ‘Parks and Recreation‘ is also leaving Netflix comes as no surprise to anyone. NBC announced early this Tuesday that ‘Parks and Rec’ will be streaming exclusively on the Peacock NBCU Streaming Service starting in October 2020.

For years, The Office and Parks & Recreation aired back-to-back in NBC’s Thursday comedy block. Now the two praised series will be reunited on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming platform. NBCU has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the comedy starring Amy Poehler, which will join the service in October 2020. That is when the show’s current SVOD pacts expire and that is when Peacock will take in a number of NBCU series, currently on Hulu, whose deals will be up.

Parks & Recreation is currently streaming on Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. While NBCU has lined up a slew of library series titles for the new streaming service, only The Office and Parks & Recreation will be exclusive to Peacock for streaming, underlining the value of the comedies, both from Greg Daniels. (He co-created Parks & Rec with Mike Schur.)

Both The Office and Parks & Recreation have been strong draws on streaming. The Office has been so popular on Netflix, NBCU paid $500+ million to move it to Peacock in January 2021. The license fee for Parks & Recreation is likely nowhere near those sky-high marks but is believed to be significant, in the 9-figure range.

Parks & Recreation starred Poehler as Leslie Knope, the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. The series, which aired on NBC for seven seasons, co-starred Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, Retta and Billy Eichner.

Source: Deadline
Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Today (July 16) the Television Academy announced the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations and we have amazing news! Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman received a nomination as Outstanding Host For a Reality Show or Competition Program for their work on ‘Making It‘. Amy also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series. ‘Russian Doll‘ received a total of 13 nominations. Congratulations to Amy and Nick and the whole cast and crew of ‘Russian Doll’!

Amazon Orders Tracy Oliver Comedy Series From Amy Poehler & Universal TV

Amazon Orders Tracy Oliver Comedy Series From Amy Poehler & Universal TV

Deadline is reporting that Amy Poehler will be an executive producer for Tracy Oliver’s new Amazon comedy series, Untitled Tracy Oliver Project. Read more about it below!

Amazon Studios has ordered 10 episodes of a female-focused half-hour comedy series from Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a deal. It’s set for premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Created, written and executive produced by Oliver, the Untitled Tracy Oliver Project(fka Harlem) is a single-camera comedy following the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.

Oliver executive produces with Paper Kite’s Poehler and Kim Lessing and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky. Amazon Studios and Universal Television produce in association with Paper Kite Productions.
“This series is a dream project for me,” said Oliver. “I found the perfect partners in Amy Poehler, Amazon Studios and Universal, who have championed this project from the beginning. I can’t wait to get started and share the story of these four women navigating the complexities of adulthood through their unbreakable friendship.”

Oliver is the creator, executive producer/showrunner and a director on BET’s upcoming television adaptation of The First Wives Club, starring Michelle Buteau (Enlisted), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) and Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us).Oliver co-wrote the screenplay for Girls Trip, which grossed more than $100 million at the global box office. She also wrote the Warner Bros. feature The Sun Is Also a Star and has numerous feature film projects in various stages of development including writing and directing Survive the Night, a music-themed horror thriller for Warner Bros. and Pharrell Williams, and Rapper’s Delight for producer Stephanie Allain and Paula Wagner. Oliver currently is producing a Clueless remake for Paramount.

“We are huge fans of Tracy and have long admired her work,” said Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios. “She’s an incredibly talented writer and producer, and we’re thrilled to work with her on a project that reflects the kind of inclusive, joyful creative content we want to be involved with at Amazon Studios, and that our Amazon Prime Video customers want to see. We’re also so excited to be in business with Amy and Paper Kite. Jen Salke and I have known Amy for many years, and we’re so pleased to have the opportunity to work with her again.”

Source: Deadline