In what is the best possible move that could actually have viewers watching Girls5Eva, it is leaving its streaming home of Peacock in the US and moving to Netflix.

Under the deal, seasons 1+2 will be shared by the streamers, but new season 3 episodes will be Netflix exclusive. While the show has been a buzzy cult favourite, being on the under-subscribed Peacock has always prevented it from cutting through to wider audiences. Great news for the show.

Further good news is that this isn't just a US-deal, it will also bring the show to Netflix in international territories, including here in Australia.

‘Girls5eva’ Moves to Netflix From Peacock for Season 3
“Girls5eva” has been renewed for Season 3, but the comedy series will be moving to Netflix from Peacock for its next outing. Variety has learned that Netflix will be the exclusive strea…

And speaking of Peacock...

If I were an NBCUniversal shareholder, I'm not sure I would be heartened by comments made by NBCU chief Jeff Shell about its programming strategy. Or lack thereof:

NBCU has become “fairly indifferent” as to whether programming airs on linear TV or on Peacock.

What he's actually saying here is that he doesn't care about where a show lands, as long as it is profitable. But, I don't know... I'd like to hear that strategy goes a bit beyond just immediate profitability and can speak to the potential of longterm library value.

But that's just me...

NBCUniversal Is Becoming “Fairly Indifferent” As To Whether Programming Goes On Streaming Or Linear TV, CEO Jeff Shell Says; Theme Park Success “Defies Logic A Little Bit”
At 15 million paid subscribers, Peacock isn’t on the same level as other streaming services, but NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says that’s no accident. “Our long-term aspiration for…

It isn't just The Hardy Boys that audiences don't want

Recently I commented in this newsletter that Hollywood needs to give up on making The Hardy Boys happen - the shows are never especially successful. Also file under this stablemate Nancy Drew, which will see its The CW show cancelled after 4 seasons. With 49 episodes produced, this is actually the most successful incarnation of Nancy Drew on screen to date. Come on Hollywood... give it up on Nancy Drew, already.

The CW’s ‘Nancy Drew’ to End With Season 4
The news comes as Nexstar recently took control of the network, prompting CEO Mark Pedowitz to depart his longtime post.
  • City On a Hill has been cancelled. There will be no fourth season of the Kevin Bacon/Aldis Hodge drama. Read: TV Line
  • Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge will star as Alex Cross in a new Amazon series. Read: Deadline
  • 1923, that Yellowstone prequel show starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford, debuts on Paramount+ in the US & Canada on Dec 18 and in Australia and the UK on Dec 19. Read: Deadline
  • Is Power of The Rings or House of The Dragon a better D&D campaign setting? Read: Paste
  • When I went to a Disney park that one time, I don't think my experience would have been better had Disney also been able to access my Disney+ viewing history, nor do I think my theme park experience should change what I see on Disney+. But Disney disagree. Read: The Verge

The Santa Clauses debuts Nov 16 on Disney+. It is a limited series continuing the Tim Allen Santa films.

David E. Kelley drama The Calling debuts Nov 10 on Peacock.

The series tells the story of NYPD Detective Avraham Avraham, whose belief in mankind is his superpower when it comes to uncovering the truth.

Christian Bale stars in film The Pale Blue Eye, which debuts on Netflix 23 Dec.

West Point, 1830. A world-weary detective is hired to discreetly investigate the gruesome murder of a cadet. Stymied by the cadets' code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case - a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.

Jim from The Office is back as Jack Ryan in the third season of the show, returning to Amazon Prime Video Dec 21.

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