Benny's What We Missed: Wednesday Sept 18th


The end of an era? Ashlee Simpson revealed that her E! reality show with husband Evan Ross,Ashlee + Evan, will not continue.

source: https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/ashlee-simpsons-not-doing-show-with-evan-ross-anymore/

A-Ha's take on me is almost at 1 billion views on Youtube!

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-09-15/a-ha-take-on-me-video-one-billion-you-tube

Friends will not be going the way of Will & Grace or Murphy Brown, say the creators of the classic ’90s sitcom. No reunions. No reboots.

“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” co-creator and executive producer Marta Kauffman said Friday night during a Friends 25th anniversary panel at Tribeca TV Festival in Lower Manhattan. “The show was about that time in life when friends are your family,” she explained, adding that life changes when your family becomes your family.

source: https://deadline.com/2019/09/friends-creators-rule-out-reunion-reboot-tribeca-tv-festival-1202734097/

I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so ... scared?

That is my reaction to the news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that NBC Universal is adding a new series to its lineup of original content on its upcoming streaming service. Rather than a new class of kids at Bayside High School, or even recasting the iconic roles of Zack, Screech, and the rest, this show will continue the story of the original cast decades later. Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley will reprise their roles as Slater and Jessie, with the potential for other former cast members to return.

source: https://screencrush.com/saved-by-the-bell-revival-coming-to-new-nbc-streaming-service/?fbclid=IwAR0ZW89AawkrOfzUyC8A48B5UQA8a6IiIiOcP-sqv-LHL6rkZVYJVVqAFeg

Did “Punky Brewster” keep her pigtails when she hit middle age? We’ll soon find out.

On Tuesday, NBC Universal unveiled the name of its new streaming service — the appropriately titled Peacock, in a nod to its iconic logo — and officially announced a reboot of the 1980s comedy, which starred Soleil Moon Frye as a plucky young orphan and her dog in Chicago. Frye will reprise her role, reportedly now playing a 40-something single mother of three. (We assume her dog, Brandon, is long gone. RIP.)

source: https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/nbcuniversal-names-streaming-service-peacock-sets-launch-for-2020/

Netflix has fired back in the battle for popular network sitcoms by landing the global streaming rights to “Seinfeld.”

As part of a deal with Sony Pictures Television, which controls distribution of the iconic TV show, Netflix will offer all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld” in the U.S. and to its 151 million subscribers throughout the world when the five-year pact takes effect in 2021, the companies announced Monday.

source: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-16/netflix-acquires-the-global-streaming-rights-to-seinfeld

Bazinga! HBO Max has prevailed in the auction for streaming rights to “The Big Bang Theory,” one of the last major comedy franchises that has yet to be licensed for the binge-watching era.

Warner Media’s nascent streaming platform will have exclusive rights to 12 seasons of the show from Warner Bros. Television and co-creators/executive producers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. All 279 episodes of “Big Bang” will be available on HBO Max when it launches next spring.

source: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/the-big-bang-theory-hbo-max-stream-1203338587/