March 9, 2018
Lionsgate March 9 announced it has licensed 10 episodes of new talk show, “Norm Macdonald has a Show,” to Netflix. The talker featuring “Saturday Night Live” (Weekend Update) alum and standup comedian Norm Macdonald, follows the recent Netflix launch of “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” — also created by Lionsgate Television.
Canadian-born Macdonald cut his teeth writing for “Roseanne,” in addition to making appearances on “The Drew Carey Show” and “NewsRadio.”
Per Macdonald’s dry wit, he tweeted the alleged exchange with Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos about launching a show.
Netflix streamed its first talker in 2015 with Chelsea Handler, which lasted two seasons. It recently aired the first of periodic Q&A show featuring David Letterman.