Peacock is putting the spotlight on an iconic purple dino: The streamer has started production on a three-part documentary that “examines the rock star-like trajectory of Barney the Dinosaur, the beloved character who captured the hearts of millions of children and then became the target of hate and rage across pop culture, the early Internet and playgrounds around the world,” per the official release.
The documentary will feature exclusive interviews and archival footage to present “first-hand accounts of the Barney phenomenon from the cast and crew to its most outspoken critics.”
The children’s program Barney & Friends aired on PBS for 14 seasons, from 1992 to 2010.
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* A new season of Dirty Jobs, to again be hosted by Mike Rowe, will premiere Sunday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c on Discovery (and stream on discovery+).
* The D’Amelio Show — starring social media stars Dixie and Charli D’Amelio, along with their parents Marc and Heidi — has been renewed for a second season at Hulu.
* Chicago Fire has promoted longtime executive producer Andrea Newman to co-showrunner alongside Derek Haas, our sister site Deadline reports.
* Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black) and Colton Dunn (Superstore) have joined Netflix’s untitled CIA drama starring and executive-produced by Noah Centineo, our sister site Variety reports.
* Apple TV+ has released the first teaser for Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, premiering Friday, Jan. 21, 2022:
* Netflix has released a trailer for F Is for Family‘s fifth and final season, premiering Thursday, Nov. 25:
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