NBCUniversal Sending Amber Ruffin to Tokyo to Cover 2021 Summer Olympics for Peacock; Also Kevin Hart?!

If you loved seeing NBC figure out that Leslie Jones’s liveTweeting of the Olympics should also be a TV thing, then perhaps you’ll also enjoy seeing Amber Ruffin and Kevin Hart on your TVs and streaming platforms, live from Tokyo? Or least Ruffin will be in Tokyo. Looks like Hart will stay Stateside, but provide nightly commentary alongside…checks note…Snoop Dogg?!

That’s the gameplan.

From an NBCUniversal press release today…

Peacock will make it easy for fans to catchup and keep up on the Tokyo Games with new hosts and contributors, channels, curated playlists, highlights, and full event replays.

Amber Ruffin, host, writer and executive producer of Peacock’s late-night series The Amber Ruffin Show, will be on the ground in Tokyo providing her own unique, comedic analyses of the competition, as well as a look-back at her own experiences in the world of sports.

and this…

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS WITH KEVIN HART AND SNOOP DOGG:This hilariously funny commentary series, co-hosted by sports and Olympics enthusiasts Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, will recap the Olympics’ most impressive displays of athleticism, as well as the moments that don’t go as planned. Kevin and Snoop will be your comedy guides through the Tokyo Olympics. The series is produced by LOL Studios. Paul Pawlowski will serve as showrunner and executive producer, along with executive producers Kevin Hart, Jeff Clanagan, and Candice Wilson Cherry.

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