NBC's Peacock to join the streaming fray in April


If you're counting, Peacock is now the third major streaming service announced within the last six months after Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus.

"Saved by the Bell" will star Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley, reprising their roles as A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. With every movie studio and television network digging into their archives for possible shows to reboot, make sequels for, or revamp, the folks at NBCUniversal are adding several more to their own pile with reboots for shows BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and SAVED BY THE BELL. Some of the new originals that aren't reboots include a comedy from Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur starring Ed Helms.

NBCUniversal just announced new details of its upcoming streaming service, including what it's called: Peacock.

The service will launch with more than 15,000 hours of content, and will be used as a key platform for coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

So that's how Peacock will compete with established content. Golden Globe victor and Emmy nominee Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming) is rebooting Battlestar Galactica.

Punky Brewster’  NBC
Punky Brewster’ NBC

Peacock is also rebooting '80s sitcom Punky Brewster.

Peacock will be free (with ads) for folks who already get NBC through a pay TV provider, but it's unclear what the cost will be for cord-cutters.

"Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless - from can't-miss Olympic moments and the 2020 election, to classic fan favorites like The Office", said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises for NBCUniversal. The new Saved By the Bell comes from Emmy Award victor Tracey Wigfield and feature original cast members including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez.

"The new, straight-to-series comedy explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest-performing schools in the state - including Bayside High".

NASA joins ISRO to track moon lander Vikram
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