NBCUniversal Gives Its Streaming Service the Perfect Name

NBCUniversal has revealed the name for its upcoming streaming service, and it's a nod to NBC's classic logo: Peacock.

Along with the announcement comes the news of what programming fans and subscribers can look forward to when Peacock officially launches in April 2020.

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Peacock's programming slate includes reboots of Battlestar GalacticaSaved By The Bell and Punky BrewsterMr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will helm the new Battlestar Galactica; Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley return to star and produce Saved By The Bell; and Soleil Moon Frye will reprise her role as Punky Brewster.

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, the second Psych movie, is one of the films to be featured on Peacock, along with the Fast &b Furious franchise and E.T.

Peacock will be the exclusive streaming home of The Office and Parks and Recreation, with The Office arriving October 2020 followed by Parks and Recreation in January 2021. Other content debuting on the streaming service that is also set to become exclusive includes 30 Rock, Bates Motel, Battlestar Galactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, King of Queens, Married … With Children, Monk, Parenthood, Psych, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef and Will & Grace.

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"The name Peacock pays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal — whether it's culture-defining dramas from innovative creators like Sam Esmail, laugh-out-loud comedies from legends like Lorne Michaels and Mike Schur, blockbusters from Universal Pictures, or buzzy unscripted programming from the people who do it best at Bravo and E!,” Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises Bonnie Hammer said in a statement. "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."

(via Deadline)

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