Another day means another streaming service is on the way. As if the pending launches of Disney+ and HBO Max weren’t enough to make you unexpectedly wistful for the days of regular old cable packages, NBC is officially getting in on the overcrowded market fun. The network has announced it will launch (the unfortunately named) Peacock next spring. And chances are you’ll likely be ponying up for one more subscription service, because the announced lineup of classic, new, and rebooted shows is worth preening over.
NBC announced their new service will debut in April of 2020. Named for the network’s logo, it will feature 15,000 hours of content, and that will ultimately include modern classic series like Parks & Recreation (October 2020) and The Office (January 2021). It will also be home to legendary NBC shows like Cheers, Frasier, and SNL, as well as series made famous at other networks, like Everybody Loves Raymond and Married … with Children. Peacock will also include movies from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination, and more. Below you can find a full list of other classic shows and movies that will be available in their library.
But Peacock won’t just offer a trip down pop culture memory lane. It will also be home to reboots of beloved shows, including a new take on Saved by the Bell, which will feature original stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley. Punky Brewster will also return with Soleil Moon Frye playing an adult Punky, a single mom who has three kids.
THR reports NBC has also tapped Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to head up a straight-to-series Battlestar Galactic relaunch. The show is expected to “be an updated, more modern look at the world” that will be “inspired by Syfy’s 2004 series” (which will also be available to stream on the service), rather than the original 1978 show.
NBC also has a full slate of original programming that should help it compete with content creating services like Netflix and Amazon. That will include new dramas. They include:
–Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater
–Brave New World, based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Alden Ehrenreich and Demi Moore
–Angelyne, a limited series from Emmy Rossum
–One of Us Is Lying, based on the New York Times best-selling young adult mystery-thriller.
Peacock will also have original comedies:
–Rutherford Falls, co-created by The Good Place‘s Mike Schur, Ed Helms (who also stars), and Sierra Teller Ornelas
–Straight Talk, from Rashida Jones and Jada Pinkett Smith
-Season four of A.P.Bio, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt
-the second spinoff movie based on the TV show Psych
NBC also announced a slate of original unscripted series:
–Who Wrote That, a new Saturday Night Live docuseries from creator Lorne Michaels exploring the famous personalities in front of and behind the camera
-an original talk show from Jimmy Fallon
-a weekly late night show starring Amber Ruffin and executive produced by Seth Meyers
-a spinoff of The Real Housewives franchise
They might be entering a crowded streaming service field, but no one can deny they’re strutting their stuff as they walk in.
Chrisley Knows Best
Friday Night Lights
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The King of Queens
Married … with Children
The Real Housewives
Will & Grace
100 Dias Para Volver (Spanish-language)
Betty in NY (Spanish-language)
El Barón (Spanish-language)
Preso No. 1 (Spanish-language)
A Beautiful Mind
The Breakfast Club
Dallas Buyers Club
Despicable Me franchise
Do the Right Thing
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Fast & Furious
Field of Dreams
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
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