or


[01/05/18 - 03:51 PM]
NBC Sets Sunday Lineup with "Little Big Shots," "Genius Junior"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has locked in its Sunday lineup following its Winter Olympics coverage.

"Little Big Shots" will kick off its third season with a special two-hour premiere on Sunday, March 18 at 7:00/6:00c followed by the launch of "Genius Junior" at 9:00/8:00c.

"Shots" will then assume its regular 8:00/7:00c time period on Sunday, March 25. The Peacock has yet to reveal the 10:00/9:00c occupant.

As previously announced, various specials ("The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards" on January 7, "Super Bowl LII" on February 4), theatrical films ("Ride Along" on January 14, "Neighbors" on January 28 and "Furious 7" on March 4) and said Winter Olympics coverage (February 11-25) will fill Sunday nights until the aforementioned rollout.

Here's the official descriptions of both series:

"LITTLE BIG SHOTS"

NBC's hit series "Little Big Shots" returns for season three on Sunday, March 18 (7-9 p.m., its normal 8-9 p.m. timeslot begins March 25) with more talented and unique kids from all over the U.S. and the world. Steve Harvey hosts the feel-good, family-friendly series, executive produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, and goes toe to with them in hilarious conversations and interviews.

Viewers will be treated to never-before-seen acts, including everything from a soap bubble artist, pint-sized aerialists, a golf prodigy and the world's strongest kid, as well as remarkable young experts in astronomy, mathematics and archaeology. Adding to the fun will be kids who are incredibly gifted in music - ranging from pop to opera and country to classical, and on instruments that include the ukulele, drums, piano and more.

"Little Big Shots" will also showcase kids who took the Internet by storm with viral videos, guaranteeing lots of comedy and surprises in this engaging series that celebrates phenomenal children from all over the globe. In addition to kids from the United States, season three will also feature talented tykes from Ethiopia, India, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the Philippines.

Last season "Little Big Shots" delivered a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers overall, according to "live plus seven day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research, building on the timeslot's lead-in by +157% in 18-49 and +5.8 million viewers or +129% in total viewers. "Little Big Shots" won its Sunday 8-9 p.m. time period among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and ranked #1 or tied for #1 in adults 18-34, adults 25-54, men 18-34, women 18-49 and women 25-54.

"Little Big Shots" is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey, Alison Holloway, Jeff Kleeman, Gerald Washington, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television in association with East 112th Street Productions and A Very Good Production.

"GENIUS JUNIOR"

No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts an exciting new game show that celebrates the smartest kids in America. These talented "genius juniors" will team up in threes to take on mind-blowing tests of logic, math, memory, spelling and more. Through escalating rounds leading to semifinals and a big finale, they will be tested in each area of the brain, culminating in an ultimate challenge to be crowned the smartest and brightest. The winning team will take home a life-changing prize - setting the stage for a big, bright future ahead.

Neil Patrick Harris, Pam Healey, John Hesling, Phil Parsons and Ed Egan executive produce. "Genius Junior" is produced by Shed Media in association with Prediction Productions.





  [january 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· GENIUS JUNIOR (NBC)
· LITTLE BIG SHOTS (NBC)





[01/17/18 - 02:36 PM]
New Drama Series "Instinct" Will Now Debut Sunday, March 18 on the CBS Television Network
The project, starring Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic, will roll out one week later than previously announced.

[01/17/18 - 12:46 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Examines the Life and Death of an Iconic Civil Rights Activist in "The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X"
Said installment relives the pivotal years of this trailblazing activist using rarely seen footage and audio tapes, including never-before-seen footage of Nation of Islam rallies and recordings made at the Audubon Ballroom on the day of his assassination.

[01/17/18 - 11:36 AM]
Car Customization Entrepenuer, Ryan Friedlinghaus, Returns to Velocity for an All New Season of "Inside West Coast Customs"
"Everyone turns to Ryan for his craftsmanship and knowledge which stems from years of experience building outstanding cars," said Robert S. Scanlon, president of Velocity and TEN video content.

[01/17/18 - 11:16 AM]
Custom Car Builder Aaron Kaufman Returns to Discovery Channel in All-New Series "Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman"
"Fast N' Loud" star Aaron Kaufman is back, and this time, he's the boss.

[01/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
Lynn Barrie Joins Freeform as Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development
Prior to joining Freeform, Barrie was the vice president of Comedy Development at ABC Entertainment Group.

[01/17/18 - 10:52 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "RightThisMinute" Renewed for 2018-19 on ABC Owned Television Stations by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution
Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 16th season in national syndication, "Millionaire" continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant.

[01/17/18 - 10:15 AM]
Rupert Friend Joins Cast of CBS All Access' "Strange Angel"
Friend will play Ernest Donovan, the enigmatic neighbor of Jack Parsons (portrayed by Jack Reynor) who becomes the young scientist's tour guide into the illicit underbelly of 1930s Los Angeles.

[01/17/18 - 10:03 AM]
"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" Panel and Live Performances Announced for First Ever "Freeform Summit"
The "Freeform Summit," taking place Thursday at NeueHouse Hollywood, includes talent, executives, showrunners and directors across multiple series spotlighting the brand new 2018 programming lineup including.

[01/17/18 - 10:02 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "Eddie Griffin: Undeniable"
Celebrating his 30-year anniversary in comedy, veteran comedian Eddie Griffin takes to the stage in the hilarious new special, premiering on Friday, February 9.

[01/17/18 - 09:09 AM]
"Love at First Bite" - New Series Premieres Monday, January 22 at 10PM ET/PT on FYI
Each 30-minute episode follows a couple who met, fell in love, and followed their passion for food and creativity together by opening a restaurant.

[01/17/18 - 08:43 AM]
Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Rhyon Brown Announced as Recipients of 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards
The prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions will air exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11.

[01/17/18 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us," "Ellen's Game of Games" Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock cruises to victory among adults 18-49 last night.

[01/17/18 - 07:58 AM]
CMT Unveils the Cast of "Music City" from the Creator of "The Hills" and "Laguna Beach" Premiering Thursday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
The highly-anticipated "Music City" follows a group of friends entering the next chapter of their lives while chasing dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville.

[01/17/18 - 07:03 AM]
Video: First Look at the New Season of "Queer Eye" Launching Exclusively on Netflix February 7
The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five.

[01/17/18 - 06:30 AM]
Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 Added to the Lineup for the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" on Jan. 28 on CBS
Previously announced performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt and SZA.