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NBC’s New Streaming Comedy Service Goes Live Today — Will It Be ‘Must-See TV’? Here’s What One NY Times Critic Says

Jan 7, 2016  •  Post A Comment

NBC may be hoping to revive memories of the glory days of “Must-See TV” with its new streaming comedy service Seeso, but according to critic Neil Genzlinger, writing in The New York Times, the new service “still has work to do if it wants to push beyond the comedy-nerd demographic.”

Seeso goes live today following a one-month free beta test. Priced at $3.99 a month, the service from NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises “has lots of goodies but only a limited amount of original content to start with, and from the samples available during beta, none of that is exactly mandatory viewing,” Genzlinger writes.

Content includes Monty Python — with the “Flying Circus” TV show as well as some of the Python movies in the lineup — and both the British and U.S. versions of “The Office.” All 40 seasons of “Saturday Night Live” are expected to be available, along with classic content such as “The Kids in the Hall” and “Fawlty Towers.” “If nothing else, having so much comedy gathered in one advertising-free place is certainly convenient,” Genzlinger notes.

We encourage readers to click on the link near the top of this story to read Genzlinger’s full review of Seeso.

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