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Gabrielle Union Says 'More Changes Are Needed' After NBC Releases New Plans to Prevent Workplace Harassment

Gabrielle Union is reacting to NBC’s new workplace harassment prevention plans.

Universal TV and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus issued a memo to employees on Tuesday (July 7) where he explained that the company is upping it’s efforts to create a safe working environment where employees feel safe to come forward with issues of misconduct, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Shortly after the memo was released, Gabrielle reacted to it, saying that it’s a step in the right direction, but “more changes are needed” to prevent further cases like hers.

Gabrielle appeared as a judge on season 14 of America’s Got Talent. In November 2019, she alleged that there was a racist and “toxic” work culture on set of the show.

“Great start by NBC to recognize the need to not turn away & ignore racial & gender discrimination on programs like #AGT,” Gabrielle tweeted. “More changes are needed however like stopping executives from intimidating talent from sharing their experience of racism in their own workplace investigations.”

Back in June, Gabrielle filed a discrimination complaint against America’s Got Talent producers. In the complaint, Gabrielle accused NBC exec Paul Telegdy of threatening her for speaking out against racism on set. NBC is denying Gabrielle‘s claim.

NBC Announces Star-Studded Performers Lineup for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Special

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is happening this weekend and NBC just announced the star-studded list of performers who will entertain audiences at home.

The two-hour live telecast will air live from New York City and Today Show anchor Craig Melvin will host the festivities.

Things are going to be a bit different this year with the fireworks show. In order to prevent crowds from gathering to watch the fireworks show, there will be five-minute displays popping up all week long in New York City. The surprise shows will launch unannounced on select nights all across the city. There will also be a live grand finale on Saturday night when the show airs, according to People.

The special airs at 8pm EST on NBC and an encore presentation begins at 10pm EST.

Click inside to check out the list of performers… More Here! »

NBC Reveals Renewals & Cancellations for 2020 - Full Recap!

NBC has revealed a majority of their cancellations and renewals for the 2020/2021 season.

While the network has revealed the fate of most of their shows, we’re still awaiting word on six different series that aired this past year.

So far, four shows have been officially cancelled, and three shows are ending after multiple-season runs.

NBC is the last network to release their major decisions on the shows. You can find out which shows CBS cancelled, which shows Fox cancelled, and which shows The CW cancelled.

Click through the slideshow to see the list of TV shows NBC cancelled and renewed for the 2020/2021 season…

Gabrielle Union Says Simon Cowell Doesn't Think the Law Applies to Him; Calls Out NBC for Independent Investigation

Gabrielle Union is opening up about her experience on America’s Got Talent along with her involvement in NBC’s investigation surrounding her exit.

During an appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the 47-year-old actress said that she thought the show would be easy and fun, but recalled that things weren’t easy from the start, and she’s calling out AGT creator Simon Cowell.

“Day one, Simon Cowell is smoking cigarettes inside. I’ve worked a long time. I’ve worked with all kinds of people. I’ve never experienced that,” Gabrielle said, while also mentioning that she is severely allergic to cigarette smoke.

“When your boss — the person who has the ability to determine who gets opportunities and who doesn’t — doesn’t believe that the law applies to him or the rules apply to him, and he does it in full view of NBC, Fremantle and Syco and no one cares about Simon Cowell exposing all of these employees to second hand smoke, that’s day one,” Gabrielle claimed.

“What message do you think that sends to anyone that has an issue with the very real racism and the lack of accountability?” Gabrielle continued. “And it goes on and on and on.”

Gabrielle went on to discuss the investigation into AGT that NBC commissioned, saying that she thought it was going to be “independent.”

“I decided to participate in this investigation,” Gabrielle said. “Silly me, I thought ‘independent’ was independent. But when NBC and [producers] Fremantle and Syco pay for that investigation, they control it.”

“They turn over what they believe to be inflammatory things, or things that are not advantageous to me,” Gabrielle alleged. “In the middle of an investigation about racism and discrimination? This is what’s happening from the top of the company.”

Gabrielle then shared her thoughts on how Hollywood could treat black people in the industry.

“There has to be an increase in representation across the board from the top to the bottom. We have to be able to be okay with change that doesn’t always benefit us,” Gabrielle continued. “Some people believe that … the only way to lead is to center yourself in every argument. But what I’m learning throughout this whole process is, sometimes the best way to lead is to get out of the way and make room for someone else. We have to dismantle the whole thing. We can’t put a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound.”

Earlier this month, Gabrielle filed a discrimination complaint against America’s Got Talent producers. In the complaint, Gabrielle accused NBC exec Paul Telegdy of threatening her for speaking out against racism on set. NBC is denying Gabrielle‘s claim.

NBC Reveals Fall TV Lineup With 'Law & Order', 'The Voice', 'This Is Us' & More

NBC has revealed their full schedule for the Fall 2020-2021 season.

The network released the lineup that includes all your faves like This is Us, The Voice, Superstore and Law & Order: SVU.

Shows not on the schedule just yet include Mr. Mayor starring Ted Danson, The Kenan Show with Kenan Thompson, Young Rock, and the returns of Good Girls and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

Ellen’s Game of Games, That’s My Jam, Small Fortune and True Story are also being held to a later date which NBC expects to announce soon.

According to THR, NBC has also committed to hiring an additional diverse writer for each of its scripted series.

If you missed it, NBC just announced it renewed one fan favorite series and cancelled three others. See which ones here!

See the full schedule for NBC’s Fall 2020-2021 season inside…More Here! »

NBC Renews 'Manifest,' Announces Three Other Shows Are Canceled

NBC has decided the fate of nearly the rest of its lineup for the upcoming season.

Manifest has been renewed for a third season on the network, but three other series have officially been canceled.

The single-camera comedy series Sunnyside, which starred Kal Penn, was pulled from the schedule last year and everyone pretty much knew it was canceled. Now, the network has made the cancellation official.

Bluff City Law, a rookie drama series starring Jimmy Smits, has been canceled after just one season. It wrapped its 10-episode first season last November.

The final series to be canceled was the new comedy series Indebted, which starred Adam Pally and Fran Drescher.

The only series that still is in limbo is the freshman drama series Council of Dads.

Here’s a full recap of all the series that have been renewed or canceled by NBC.

NBC Renews 'Zoey's Extraordinary's Playlist' for Season 2!

NBC has announced that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has been renewed for a second season!

The series centers on Jane Levy‘s Zoey Clarke, who goes through an unusual event and begins to hear the inner thoughts of people around her though popular songs.

Jane starred alongside Alex Newell, Peter Gallagher, Skylar Astin, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, and Lauren Graham in season one.

SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the first season, Peter‘s character passed away following a battle with the neurological disease progressive supranuclear palsy.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of people who fell in love with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and how much joy it brought to everyone,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to bring it back and can’t wait to see how Zoey’s journey continues.”

See which shows NBC has canceled and renewed for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

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