2+ Who hasn’t had a crush at one time or another on Susan Carlson, who has been one of the queens of local news for 29 years. Some of the Reel Chicago team never missed her morning broadcast before moving to LA. Now, the beloved anchor has announced, via Twitter, that she will be leaving … Continue reading “Susan Carlson leaves NBC-5 to focus on family”
3+ NBC is celebrating a November to remember as America’s most-loved dramas make their highly anticipated season debuts the week of Nov. 9-13, including a two-hour premiere of This Is Us (Nov. 10) and all three Chicago series (Nov. 11). In addition, Law & Order: SVU (Nov. 12) will return for its record-extending 22nd season that … Continue reading “NBC sets premiere dates for One Chicago series and more”
2+ David Verdi, NBC News SVP of Worldwide News Gathering announced that three-time Emmy nominee, correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald will now be based in Chicago, reporting across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Meagan comes from NBC4 in Washington D.C. where she co-anchored the weekend editions of News4 TODAY. While at NBC4, Meagan was the first reporter … Continue reading “Emmy nominee Meagan Fitzgerald joins NBC News’ Chicago Bureau”
2+ Stefan Holt, son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, will be relocating to the Chicago area with his family to anchor NBC 5 News at 4pm and 10pm on weekdays. NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ today announced a series of changes to its weekday midday, afternoon and evening anchor lineup. Anchor Stefan Holt will … Continue reading “Chicagoan Stefan Holt returns to anchor NBC 5 News”
2+ Michelle Relerford to join fellow Chicagoan Zoraida Sambolin on NBC 5 News Today. WMAQ-TV today announced a series of changes behind the anchor desk at NBC Tower. Michelle Relerford will join Zoraida Sambolin as anchor weekdays on NBC 5 News Today. She is a Chicago native who has anchored the NBC 5 weekend news … Continue reading “NBC 5 Chicago announces new anchor desk lineup”
2+ NBC is bringing back hit British import and international game show phenomenon Weakest Link, co-produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm and Universal Television Alternative Studio. The network has greenlit 13 episodes of the rapid-fire quiz show and Chicago’s own, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning host and actress Jane Lynch, (Hollywood Game Night, … Continue reading “Chicago’s Jane Lynch to host ‘Weakest Link’ on NBC”
3+ NBC has named Chicago comedian, actor, writer and producer Lil Rel Howery as host of the new game show, Small Fortune. Howery, who will also serve as executive producer, joins the pint-sized series that will offer contestants the opportunity to amass large sums of money on the smallest of scales. “I’m really excited to host … Continue reading “Lil Rel brings big laughs to NBC’s ‘Small Fortune’”
4+ On the date of the originally-scheduled 2020 Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will celebrate the traditions of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” with its enhanced presentation of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 – Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again – this Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC. The enhanced race broadcast will feature a new pre-race program … Continue reading “NBC Sports presents Indy 500 Special: Back Home Again”
13+ Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, the second largest film studio in the country, with 36 studios and more than 2 million square feet on the west and south sides of Chicago, is pleased to welcome two pilots to its campus this season. NBC has greenlight Ordinary Joe and Fox has given a pilot offer for The Big Leap. … Continue reading “Cinespace Studios welcomes new pilots for Fox and NBC”
14+ One day on the set of Chicago Fire, as star Eamonn Walker sat in a makeup chair and listened to the news before filming a scene at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, he learned that a nine-year-old boy from the south side had been shot the night before. Shocked and horrified, he had never witnessed … Continue reading “NBC cast and crew launch ‘One Chicago Inspire Youth’”
3+ One of the Chicago film industry’s most beloved charity events gets a major boost of celebrity support NBC weekday Anchor Rob Stafford and Entertainment Reporter LeeAnn Trotter will host the Patrick Lives On 4th Annual Variety Show at Chop Shop in Wicker Park on September 7, according to an announcement made today. The Variety … Continue reading “NBC’s Stafford, Trotter to host ‘Patrick’ Variety Show”
2+ Nearly 35 million regular viewers watch the Windy City trifecta every Wednesday night Chicago production community rejoice, you will have even more crime, fire and sickness to deal with next year. NBC has announced that the network plans to move forward with new seasons of all three of Dick Wolf’s dramatic “Chicago” series – … Continue reading “NBC renews Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago’ franchise”
5+ Chicago’s record-setting year of television production just got more record-settinger Dick Wolf’s award-winning trio of Windy City-based dramas — Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med — will collectively shoot a half-dozen additional episodes for the 2018 season, according to recent reports. Chicago PD executive producer/director Eriq LaSalle announced the news to fans in … Continue reading “NBC’s “One Chicago” suite to film six additional episodes”
1+ According to Adweek, NBC is setting up an all-Chicago night on Wednesdays with “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago P.D.” “We flirted with doing this in the past, and didn’t for various reasons,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We looked at the landscape and thought, let’s try this together.” After several years … Continue reading “Chicago to receive its own night on NBC fall schedule”
2+ GREAT NEWS FOR THE CHICAGO PRODUCTION COMMUNITY Chicago Fire Chicago P.D. Chicago Med renewed for 2018-2019! Deadline and Variety today reported that all three of the shows in the Dick Wolf Chicago trifecta are officially set for another run. Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med — which film at Cinespace Studios — have … Continue reading “NBC renews all three Dick Wolf Chicago series”
No Limit Agency has found its new president in industry and current independent consultant, Bryan Van Dyke.
Prior, Van Dyke spent nearly two years as chief operating officer for AutonomyWorks. Before that, Van Dyke was with Razorfish for eleven and a half years where he led client engagement for a decade and served as managing director before his departure in June of 2013.
Founded in 2008 as a social media agency, No Limit Agency bills itself as a “biography agency,” telling brand stories through all communications channels.
“Chicago Justice” is now officially the fourth series in the NBC/Dick Wolf “Chicago” franchise, making Chicago the production center for what will be eight TV series by fall. Wednesday night’s backdoor episode on “Chicago PD” introducing the “Chicago Justice” characters drew 6.8 million total viewers.
The show stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”) as the lead prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; Carl Weathers (“Rocky”) as the D.A., Nazneen Contractor (“Heroes Reborn”) and Joelle Carter (“Justified”) on the D.A. staff.
“Chicago Fire” creators Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who created the franchise, have signed a deal with Universal TV, the studio producing the multi Chicago-set series.
Under the pact they will continue to be executive producers of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” and also on the “Chicago Justice,” the backdoor pilot that airs as episode 21 of “Chicago PD’s” third season airing in May.
NBC Universal has renewed Dick Wolf’s currently longest-running series and its most recent entrée. Order: SVU,” filmed in New York, and “Chicago Med,” filmed here have been renewed for another reason.
Actors, writing partners and friends Bobby Richards and Avery Lee are finally calming down over the deliriously joyful shock of having won the NBC Playground’s digital comedy pilot competition — the only Chicago entry among 2,000 competitors.