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Peacock orders late-night series; MacGruber

August 11, 2020

Peacock, the NBCUniversal-owned US streaming platform, has announced a new weekly topical late-night series anchored by Amber Ruffin and Larry Wilmore.

Each week The Amber Ruffin Show will showcase Ruffin’s smart take on the week’s news. Peacock has ordered nine half-hour episodes of the show which is set to launch in September.

“Having a late-night show on Peacock is so exciting,” commented Ruffin. “We can’t wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”

Ruffin, Jenny Hagel, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.

Additionally, action comedy series MacGruber has been picked up to series. Based on the iconic SNL parody sketch, Peacock has ordered eight half-hour episodes.

Will Forte will reprise his iconic role as MacGruber and also write and executive produce. The Peacock series is an adaptation of the 2010 feature film and cult favorite of the same title, which will also feature the original creative team behind the camera.


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