or


[12/01/21 - 11:48 AM]
"This Is Us" Stars Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson to Host NBC's Live Coverage of the Jan. 1 Rose Parade
NBC is celebrating its 95th year broadcasting the Rose Parade, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the annual event beginning in 1954.

[via press release from NBC]

"THIS IS US" STARS CHRISSY METZ AND SUSAN KELECHI WATSON TO HOST NBC'S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE JAN. 1 ROSE PARADE

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Dec. 1, 2021 - After a historic year off, NBC is proud to continue the tradition of ringing in the New Year with a live broadcast of the "133rd Rose Parade presented by Honda."

Chrissy Metz and Susan Kelechi Watson, the multi-award-winning co-stars of NBC's "This Is Us," will host this year's telecast from Pasadena, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 1 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET / 8:30-10 a.m. PT). Most NBC affiliates will also air the optional coverage of the parade from 11-11:30 a.m. ET / 8-8:30 a.m. PT.

NBC is celebrating its 95th year broadcasting the Rose Parade, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the annual event beginning in 1954.

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning actor, director, educator and lifelong children's literacy advocate LeVar Burton was previously announced by the Tournament of Roses as this year's Grand Marshal, along with this year's theme, "Dream. Believe. Achieve."

"I'm excited to be hosting the iconic Rose Parade in one of my favorite cities with one of my favorite people, Susan Kelechi Watson," Metz said.

Added Watson: "Metz, me and the iconic Rose Parade ... New Year's Day doesn't get much better than this!"

Nearly a thousand white-glove volunteers will spend more than 80,000 meticulous hours creating this year's masterpiece floral floats that will span up to 75-feet long and up to 35-feet high. The floats will feature effects such as pyrotechnics, smoke, waterfalls, streamers and bubbles. Beginning with a B-2 Spirit flyover, viewers will also enjoy hundreds of energetic performers and, as previously announced, 20 marching bands from the U.S. and around the world. Parade participants also include equestrian teams, the USMC Mounted Color Guard and of course, the famous Rose Queen and her Royal Court.

Metz is well known for her portrayal of Kate Pearson on NBC's award-winning drama "This Is Us." She has received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work on the show, which was the winner of the 2018 and 2019 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.

Metz is a UMG recording artist working on her debut album. Additionally, she launched her wine company Joyful Heart and hosts a new competition craft show, "Meet Your Makers Showdown." She previously released her memoir, "This Is Me," which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Susan Kelechi Watson stars as Beth Pearson on "This is Us." For her work on the series, she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards; Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 NAACP Image Awards; and has won back-to-back Outstanding Drama Ensemble SAG Awards. In addition to starring in the series, Watson penned an episode in the upcoming final season. Other TV credits include Netflix's animated series "Ada Twist, Scientist," a major recurring role on the comedy "Louie" and appearances on numerous other TV shows that include "The Blacklist," "Divorce," "Private Practice," and "Law & Order."

In film, she has starred in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," "Peter and John" and "Small Moving Parts." On stage she most recently starred in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Merry Wives."

Watson executive produced and starred in the acclaimed HBO special of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me." She was instrumental in bringing this award-winning piece of material to the screen, helping to cast an ensemble that included Mahershala Ali and Oprah Winfrey. Watson's first foray into producing was the film "Premature," which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films.

Watson is also a proud Epic NEXT youth development mentor with the Epic Theatre Ensemble, a professional theater company with a mission to promote vital civic discourse and social change through drama.

The "Rose Parade" is produced by LX.TV, a production unit of the NBC Owned Television Stations.





  [december 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· THIS IS US (NBC)





[01/28/22 - 10:11 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Hit Buddy Comedy Series "That Girl Lay Lay," from David A. Arnold and Will Packer Media
The series follows Lay Lay (Alaya "That Girl Lay Lay" High), an avatar from a personal affirmation app that magically comes to life, and her best friend Sadie (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green) as they navigate life as teenagers and discover who they truly are.

[01/28/22 - 09:32 AM]
New Unconventional Comedy Series "Bust Down" to Premiere on Peacock Thursday, March 10
The series stars Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay and Chris Redd as four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America, and the massive mess they manage to make out of it.

[01/28/22 - 09:03 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Releases the First Episode of "The Afterparty" on YouTube in Celebration of Today's Global Debut of the Murder-Mystery Comedy
The first three episodes of "The Afterparty" are now streaming on Apple TV+, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday through March 4.

[01/28/22 - 09:01 AM]
Peacock Announces An All-Star Lineup of Talent for Its Exclusive Daily Programming Streaming Throughout the Winter Olympics
The daily programming slate including Top Highlights will stream for free on Peacock's Olympic Spotlight Channel.

[01/28/22 - 06:59 AM]
Fuse Backstage Set to Premiere Three, Original Music Documentaries Featuring Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and DJ Khaled
Using interview and performance footage, viewers will get an intimate behind-the-scenes, all-access look at how these artists achieved their mega-success, what their personal lives were like before stardom, and the people who have supported them along the way.

[01/28/22 - 06:16 AM]
Crackle Announces New Exclusives, Movies, and Series for February
The three primary Crackle Plus streaming services, Crackle, Popcornflix, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, are rolling out to new distribution touch points as either AVOD or FAST channels.

[01/27/22 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 27
Updates include: Showtime cancels comedies "Black Monday," "Work in Progress"; Juliana Canfield to star in Peacock's "The Missing"; and James Gunn teases another "The Suicide Squad" TV series spin-off.

[01/27/22 - 08:01 PM]
Video: "Forecasting Love and Weather" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Inside a national weather service, love proves just as difficult to predict as rain or shine for a diligent forecaster and her free-spirited co-worker.

[01/27/22 - 03:00 PM]
ABC News Announces Two Primetime Specials and Network-Wide Coverage in Recognition of Black History Month
Look for "Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising" and "Soul of a Nation Presents: X / o n e r a t e d - The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice" to air back-to-back on Thursday, February 3.

[01/27/22 - 02:03 PM]
New Season of "The Circus" Premieres Sunday, March 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on Showtime
Hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, and Jennifer Palmieri, the 16-episode season will air in two parts of eight episodes apiece, with the program returning in the fall for the second installment.

[01/27/22 - 12:26 PM]
Video: Showtime Releases Official Trailer for "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" Premiering Sunday, February 27
Starring Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmy winner Kyle Chandler and Oscar and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman, the first season is based on Mike Isaac's bestselling book "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber."

[01/27/22 - 12:25 PM]
Crackle Plus, Publicis Media, and The General Will Launch New Series "Inside the Black Box"
The 10-episode series is hosted by Emmy Award winner and NAACP Image Awards recipient Joe Morton and celebrity acting coach, casting director, and producer Tracey Moore and will have both interview and performance aspects as the hosts interact with celebrity guests.

[01/27/22 - 12:01 PM]
Special Guests and Stars Unveiled for NBC's "Celebrating Betty White: America's Golden Girl"
Co-stars, friends, admirers and those who shared special moments with White recount their favorite memories and reveal untold stories to commemorate the life and legacy of the trailblazing television star.

[01/27/22 - 12:00 PM]
High-Stakes Cooking Competition Series "Rat in the Kitchen" to Premiere March 31 on TBS
Far more than a traditional cooking show, "Rat in the Kitchen," hosted by iconic roasting queen and comedian Natasha Leggero and celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre, is a game of high stakes cat and mouse where viewers get to play detective.

[01/27/22 - 11:03 AM]
Comedy Central Set to Premiere New Animated Series "Fairview" on Wednesday, February 9th at 8:30PM ET/PT
"Fairview" is a half-hour adult animated series about how national politics causes wild small town drama in the Natty Light-chugging, grocery store parking lot-fighting, public urinating town of Fairview through the lens of its sloppy party girl turned pragmatic mayor, Kelly Sampson.