NBC Streaming Service Peacock Announces New Shows From Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Lizzy Buczak
January 19, 2020 - 9:59 am
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More and more streaming services are competing for your attention.

The announcement of NBC’s streaming service Peacock is making your choice of which streaming service to support a little tougher.

Peacock announced its slate of TV shows including a mix of current NBC shows and scripted originals.

Division One

The coming-of-age comedy is produced by Amy Poehler. According to TODAY, it will be about an “underdog women’s collegiate soccer team that gets a new coach who used to play the sport herself. Retired pro-soccer player Abby Wambach will also executive produce.

Girls5Eva

Poehler's side-kick Tina Fey will produce a musical comedy that NBC describes as "a one-hit-wonder girl group from the '90s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5Eva?"

Expecting

Hailing from Mindy Kaling, the comedy finds Ellie, a single woman who asks her gay best friend to be her sperm donor shortly before her 39th birthday.

Clean Slate

Produced by Norman Lear, “Clean Slate” will star Laverne Cox and centers on a trans woman who returns to Alabama to reunite with her estranged father after 17-years.

Intelligence

David Schwimmer returns for a comedy about an American Intelligence agent and a British computer analyst.

MacGruber

Will Forte stars, writers, and produces the comedy series based on the “Saturday Night Live” sketch character.

According to CNET, these titles will also be available: British drama thriller “The Capture” and British comedy “Lady Parts, new cop drama “Code 404,” “Hitman,” a racing series from Dale Earnhardt Jr, “Dr. Death,” “Brave New World,” “Armas de Mujer;” and the reboot of sci-fi-themed “Battlestar Galactica.

Other previously announced scripted sitcoms include “Rutherford Falls,” the revival of NBC's recent “A.P. Bio;” and reboots of the 80s hits “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster

NBC will also add current titles to its catalog including all procedural shows from Dick Wolf's company Wolf Entertainment including "Law and Order," "Law and Order: SVU," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Chicago Med," along with "Two and a Half Men," "The George Lopez Show," and Paramount Network's "Yellowstone."

In addition to current and original programming, the streaming service will offer movies from Universal, sports content with a series that follows USA basketball stars on their Olympic journey, and news coverage.

There will be three pricing tiers offered for customers: Peacock Free with some content with ads, Peacock Premium boasting a more extensive library of ad-supported content for $4.99, or the best package that offers an ad-free experience for $9.99 a month.

It will be available for Comcast’s Xfinity TV and broadband-only customers on April 15. A national debut rolls out on July 15.

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