×

Tartikoff service private; NBC airing tribute tonight

This morning’s 10 o’clock memorial service for Tartikoff is reserved for the exec’s family, friends and colleagues. It’s being held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, L.A.

The Tartikoff family is requesting that members of the media respect their desire to hold what is essentially a private memorial service. Security has been hired to keep the service from being reduced to a press event.

Outdoor speakers will be set up outside the mortuary hall at Mt. Sinai to accommodate what is expected to be an overflow crowd of several hundred mourners.

Tartikoff died Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center of complications from treatment for Hodgkin’s disease.

NBC plans tribute

NBC tonight is planning to air a tribune to former NBC Entertainment and Paramount Pictures chairman Brandon Tartikoff, who died Wednesday after a long battle with Hodgkin’s disease.

The tribute will air at 10:40 p.m., immediately following an expanded edition of “Dateline NBC” and will chronicle Tartikoff’s 14-year career at the web.

It will also feature testimonials of stars who worked with Tartikoff, including Bill Cosby, Don Johnson, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. The regular 10 p.m. drama “Homicide” will be preempted.

More TV

  • Comcast NBC TV Content Explosion Placeholder

    Karen Kovacs, Time Inc. Veteran, Named EVP of Client Partnerships at NBCU Ad Sales

    Karen Kovacs, a former senior executive at Time Inc. and a one-time publisher of People magazine, has been named executive vice president of client partnerships at NBCUniversal’s ad-sales unit. Kovacs will oversee broader partnerships with advertisers, and work to develop deeper alliances between sponsors and various parts of NBCU’s media portfolio. She will report to [...]

  • Jenji Kohan

    'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Jenji Kohan to Be Honored by Writers Guild

    Jenji Kohan, creator and showrunner of “Orange Is the New Black” and “Weeds,” has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. She will be honored at the Writers Guild Awards show on Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Jenji Kohan’s [...]

  • Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Local

    Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Entertainment Bundle and Local Channels

    Sinclair Broadcast Group is diving into the increasingly crowded streaming platform arena with the launch today of Stirr, a free OTT entertainment bundle offering local news and general entertainment, sports and lifestyle channels. Sinclair aims to leverage the near-national reach of its sprawling station group with its strong local presence in markets across the country [...]

  • 'Space Force' Series From Steve Carell,

    'Space Force' Comedy Series From Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Set at Netflix

    President Donald Trump’s proposed space force may debut on Netflix before it actually makes it to space. Variety has learned that the streaming giant has ordered a comedy series from “The Office” alums Steve Carell and Greg Daniels titled “Space Force.” It is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth [...]

  • Jason Katims Writers Office

    Jason Katims Sets Apple Overall Deal

    Jason Katims is departing his longtime home at Universal TV for a new multi-year overall deal at Apple. Katims and his True Jack Productions banner will remain at Universal TV until this summer when his current deal expires before making the move to Apple. He has previously created shows like “Parenthood,” “Roswell,” “About a Boy,” and [...]

  • Homecoming Amazon Studios

    Julia Roberts Will Not Return for 'Homecoming' Season 2

    Julia Roberts will not be starring in “Homecoming” Season 2 at Amazon, Variety has confirmed. The Oscar-winning actress will remain on the show as an executive producer, however. “Homecoming” was picked up for two seasons when it was initially ordered at Amazon, but Roberts only had a one-year deal to star on the show, according to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content