While Seeso ended up not working out, NBC is taking another crack at an exclusive streaming service, though it won’t be limited to just a vast library of original and acquired comedy programming.
Peacock, announced today, will carry a bunch of NBC exclusive content including a scripted series that will bring Mike Schur and Ed Helms back for the first time since The Office, former Late Night with Seth Meyers writer/star Amber Ruffin with her own streamlined version of a late night show in The Amber Ruffin Show, and SNL behind-the-scenes series called Who Wrote That.
Also, a movie sequel to the off-beat detective comedy series Psych and the third season of A.P. Bio are line-up for Peacock.
There are a bunch of drama properties that NBC has planned for Peacock as well, but we do think that much of Peacock success will have to do with a new Schur/Helms series.
Also, when this launches, NBC will technically be the first network to have four late night style shows (Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and soon The Amber Ruffin Show).
If this all sounds good to you, look towards spring of 2020 to get in on NBC’s Peacock.