Day: April 27, 2017

BET re-enters late-night talk sphere in Fall 2017 with Robin Thede’s “The Rundown”

BET hasn’t had a full-fledged late-night talk show since Mo’Nique went nightly back in 2009-2011. The network is diving back in this fall with Robin Thede’s The Rundown. BET is giving The Rundown an initial 24-week order; it’ll air weekly for a half-hour, with a launch date and time to be announced. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, and interviewed both Thede and Chris Rock about the show. Rock will executive produce; he previously EP’d Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell for FX/FXX. We previously saw Thede as the head writer and contributor on-air for Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show...

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StandUp NBC announces open call dates for 14th annual diversity talent search, with NBCUniversal holding deal as top prize

NBCUniversal’s 14th annual diversity talent search, StandUp NBC, is about to get underway, so mark your calendars for the following open call dates and locations. 2017 SCHEDULE  CHICAGO Open Call: June 10, 2017 Showcase: June 11, 2017 Laugh Factory 3175 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657 SAN FRANCISCO Open Call: July 8, 2017 Showcase: July 9, 2017 Cobb’s Comedy Club 915 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133 PHILADELPHIA Online Submission opens June 1st-June 16th at 11:59PT.  Submit here: Selected comics from the online submission will be notified the week of July 17th for a closed audition on August 11th....

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