Corus makes exclusive deal for NBC’s Peacock programming

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Debra Yeo

Corus Entertainment has made a deal with NBCUniversal to air “marquee Peacock Original programming in Canada,” the broadcaster announced Tuesday.

Peacock is NBC’s new streaming service.

Corus says the exclusive deal grants it rights to new shows like “Girls5Eva,” executive-produced by Tina Fey; podcast adaptation “Dr. Death”; “Angelyne,” a limited series starring Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”); “Brave New World,” an adaptation of the Aldous Huxley novel; and “Rutherford Falls,” co-created by Indigenous Sierra Teller Ornelas (“Superstore”), Mike Schur and Ed Helms of “The Office,” who will also star.

The deal also includes classic series such as “Punky Brewster” and “Saved by the Bell,” Corus says, along with unscripted content, movies and specials.

“Corus is delighted to expand its offering with our long-time partner NBCUniversal to bring various Peacock originals to audiences in Canada,” said Troy Reeb, executive vice-president of broadcast networks for Corus, in a news release.

The news didn’t make specific mention of series like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” which are being removed from rival streaming services to migrate to Peacock, but said more details will be announced in the coming months.

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