TVLine Items: Josh Elliott's NBC Sports Debut Date, Anna Kendrick's SNL Promos and More

Josh Elliott NBC SportsNBC Sports on Wednesday officially announced the addition of broadcaster Josh Elliott to its roster. The former Good Morning America anchor will make his debut May 3 with coverage of the Kentucky Derby.

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“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining NBC Sports Group, and its already exceptional on-air team, to cover sports that captivate America,” Elliott said in a statement.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Comedy Central has ordered a cop comedy pilot from Happy Endings executive producers David Caspe and Jamie Tarses and Happy writers Matthew and Daniel Libman, our sister site Deadline reports. Duty follows a former football star (Mike O’Gorman, Ugly Americans) who moves back to his hometown and becomes a police officer.

Saturday Night Live rolled out the promos for Anna Kendrick’s hosting debut this weekend. Featuring Taran Killam, the video finds Kendrick harmonizing, analyzing her dreams and being declared the official “Fun Winner.” Watch:

Today show staples Matt Lauer and Al Roker will make cameo appearances in Sharknado 2: The Second One, premiering June 31 at 9/8c on Syfy.

* Discovery Channel and Science Channel are teaming up with Google Lunar XPRIZE, a $30 million international competition in which privately funded teams race to land a craft on the moon’s surface. The competition will air as a miniseries on the networks, and the landing will be televised live in 2015.

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11 Comments
  1. Ed says:

    Is Elliott taking over for Tom Hammond?

  2. Eric says:

    Those Anna Kendrick promos made me really excited for her hosting debut. She’s so adorable and she has great comic timing.

  3. Tran 2.0 says:

    Anna Kendrick hosting SNL this week makes me :-)

  4. WTactualF says:

    Woo hoo the Kentucky Derby! Big time! Good thing the guys don’t wear the big hats to the event, because I doubt his big head would find one that fits.

  5. Josh Elliott did not handle this well at all. Really dumb to burn bridges with Ben Sherwood, particularly since he gave Josh his biggest break. I wish Josh well, but won’t miss him in the least.

    • Aeol says:

      He’s now at the top of the line to replace Matt Lauer in a couple years. Love him or hate him, that’s a higher-profile gig than playing second fiddle to Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos, or dealing with the supremely annoying Lara Spencer.

      • That is a maybe for the future. But, according to all reports, he did not leave due to his position. He left because of money. He also left in a very unprofessional manner. You don’t burn bridges. It is just plain stupid. He could have wound up in the same place and not ticked off very important people. Who knows when he might need them again in his career?

  6. Aeol says:

    So they got around that reported 4-month non-compete clause then?

  7. Nancy says:

    June 31st?!

  8. Dave Schultz says:

    Josh you are a Great Guy, An always have that smile on your face, I do miss you from GMA, But what ever you do, Or where ever you go, you’ll be great, Just don’t let this little Bump in the road slow you down, Take a little time off, Enjoy life, You only go around once Hope too see you soon back on the tube,

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