comedy-writer-stages-comeback-for-veggietales’-animated-produce

“Comedy is the only form of writing I’ve ever tried,” said Phil Vischer, co-creator of popular faith-based children’s brand VeggieTales, in a phone interview. “Whenever I look at anything—whether retelling a Bible story or thinking, Okay, I want to teach kids X lesson—I immediately say to myself, ‘Okay, flip it upside down. What’s a really…

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megyn-kelly-is-back-to-work:-makes-instagram-tv-and-youtube-debut

Megyn Kelly made her first real reappearance in broadcasting since she left NBC news in 2017 on Instagram last Friday. In the seven-minute video she released on YouTube and Instagram TV, Kelly interviewed Ashley Bianco, former ABC producer who was fired by NBC for allegedly releasing footage that suggested the network attempted to cover up…

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identity-politics-king-barack-obama-complains-about-outrage-culture:-‘that’s-not-activism’

Former President Barack Obama chastised “woke” culture Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, pointing out that whining on Twitter is “not activism.” “This idea of purity, and you’re never compromised, and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff. You should get over that quickly,” Obama said. “The world is messy. There are…

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nbc-redefined-the-sitcom,-so-what-went-wrong-this-fall?

(Spoilers ahead.) When NBC announced new fall shows “Sunnyside” and “Perfect Harmony”–both of which follow characters on self-improvement bents backed by quirky ensembles—it seemed inevitable that one or both would falter. That’s just what happened when “Sunnyside” was cancelled this month. Since “The Office” debuted nearly 15 years ago, NBC has redefined the American sitcom with…

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comcast-renewed-nbc-president’s-contract-while-prepping-against-farrow-accusations

According to the Wall Street Journal, as NBC prepped to defend itself against the fallout from Ronan Farrow’s reporting in “Catch and Kill,” NBC owner Comcast quietly reaffirmed its confidence in Noah Oppenheim, renewing the NBC News president’s contract. Oppenheim is expected to assume the role of NBC News chairman in 2020, following Andy Lack’s…

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author-sil-lai-abrams:-nbc-killed-my-allegations-of-rape-and-sexual-misconduct,-too

NBC News’s credibility continues to nosedive following its botched reporting on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged trail of abuses. On Monday, author and domestic abuse advocate Sil Lai Abrams penned a piece in The Daily Beast, contending that NBC purposely buried both Abrams’ allegations of rape against music mogul Russell Simmons and her allegations of sexual misconduct…

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why-does-nbc-news-executive-andy-lack-still-have-a-job?

Ronan Farrow’s new book “Catch and Kill” reveals new allegations of sexual misconduct against NBC News chief Andrew Lack, whom Farrow also accused of spiking his Harvey Weinstein story while at NBC. At the height of the Me Too movement in 2017, men in powerful positions were black-balled, fired, and excommunicated at the mere mention…

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“Friends” premiered 25 years ago this week, which means the internet is consumed in reminiscing over the $425 million show that keeps us trapped in a perpetual state of nostalgia. Even in the overwhelming era of Peak TV, estimates rank “Friends” as Netflix’s second most-watched program. Some seasons were better than others, but “Friends” didn’t…

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psa-depicting-school-shooting-reflects-public-fears,-not-numbers

A nonprofit’s intense new public service announcement depicting children in a school shooting reflects public fears on the subject that are out of step with the rareness of violence in schools. Sandy Hook Promise’s PSA “Back to School Essentials” debuted Wednesday, showing students using typical items for survival as a shooting takes place. A girl…

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a-cowardly-lorne-michaels-bends-the-knee-to-woke-patrol

“Saturday Night Live” (SNL) announced Monday that comedian Shane Gillis will no longer join the program’s cast as planned, after videos surfaced of Gillis using racial slurs. “After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL,” said SNL’s executive producer Lorne Michaels. Shane Gillis is OUT at SNL. Per…

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