Chris Evans, Sexiest Man Alive
Chris Evans has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. In his interview with the 'zine, he said, "It feels like a weird form of humble bragging." The 41-year-old actor said, despite the title, he aspires for marriage and a family. After starring in a slate of films just this year alone, including Netflix's Gray Man and voicing the main character in Lightyear, he's ready to slow down his on-screen career.
Monster at Netflix
Following the wildly successful Netflix series Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story the streaming giant, along with series creator Ryan Murphy, are set to turn the project into an anthology. The series was extended for two additional seasons and while the Dahmer story concluded, the face of the new seasons will be "monstrous" individuals that have had a significant impact on society. Don't expect to see Evan Peters in those projects though. The actor recently told GQ that playing a dark role like Dahmer had a profound impact on him and said, "It's hurting my soul."
NBC Local on Peacock
NBC affiliates are set to get a boost after the company announced that its streaming platform, Peacock, will host local programming on its platform. Premium users will have unlimited access to their local NBC station starting November 30. The company said it is looking for ways to boost terrestrial television in the streaming age and hopes that its sports and news programming can be a catalyst. NBC will begin a soft rollout of live streaming affiliates today and expects to be in full swing by the end of the month.
World Series Dip
It appears that there was less interest in the final game of Major League Baseball's World Series this year after the final audience tally was reported. About 12.5 million people tuned into the Game 6 series victory for the Houston Astros this year, but that's two million fewer than the viewership for the final game in 2021, according to Nielsen. Even though there weren't as many eyes on the last game, the number of folks who did watch was pretty consistent throughout the series, which had an average audience of 11.8 million viewers.