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Will Ferrell inks a deal with NBC

Will Ferrell inks a deal with NBC

By | January 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments

NBC continues to search for new long-term comedy solutions after the loss of 30 Rock Maybe Will Ferrell has the solution! The Peacock Network has ordered a comedy pilot from the comedy legend. The show, titled Mission Control, takes place in 1962 when a strong woman battles the ego of a macho astronaut in the midst of the space race. Think Anchorman, but at NASA. It's more...


Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

Drastic changes coming to Last Comic Standing on NBC (Exclusive)

By | January 17, 2014 at 11:35 am | 9 comments

Back in November, we told you that NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and that Wanda Sykes will serve as executive producer. The news sparked much debate about whether or not this was good news or not. The stand-up comedy competition show, seen as the American Idol of stand-up, faced controversy during its 7-season run from 2003-2010. Although they accepted open more...


Former Office star Craig Robinson lands his own series on NBC

Former Office star Craig Robinson lands his own series on NBC

By | January 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm | No comments

It seems the network who helped make Darryl Philbin one of the most entertaining supporting characters in modern television history, has a lot of faith in Craig Robinson, the real-life comedian who embodied the warehouse foreman of Dunder Mifflin. The former Office star will return to NBC to headline his own show called Mr. Robinson. It's there that Robinson, an more...


NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

NBC working with upcoming comedian Jerrod Carmichael

By | December 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm | No comments

NBC is putting another much-needed comedy into the ring for next season. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has inked a deal to shoot a presentation for the Peacock Network. The project would be written by and star the comic, who had an acting arc on Fox's The Goodwin Games. The potential show would center on a consummate optimist (Carmichael) who is eager to take on the world, more...


Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

By | December 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm | One comment

Eddie Izzard has struck a pact with NBC, which finds the iconic comedian in a one-year “holding deal.” This means he’ll get an ex executive producing credit if he’s cast as the lead in a series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. What’s interesting about the deal is that Izzard, although a seasoned stand-up comedian, can play dramas just as well. He co-starred more...


NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes will be executive producer

NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes will be executive producer

By | November 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm | No comments

NBC is reviving their stand-up comedy competition show Last Comic Standing for an 8th season, Variety just reported. Although no host as yet been announced, the network has slated the show for a summer 2014 return. The show last aired int he summer of 2010 when comedian Felipe Esparza won. Due to less-than-exciting ratings, the network opted to not renew it for an more...


Erik Rivera talks about his NBC comedy series, produced by Eva Longoria (Exclusive)

Erik Rivera talks about his NBC comedy series, produced by Eva Longoria (Exclusive)

By | November 12, 2013 at 1:39 pm | No comments

Ever since Friends and Seinfeld, NBC has struggled to find a full line-up of hit comedies on Thursday night. With 30 Rock retired and its freshmen shows, Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, barely hanging on, the Peacock network needs to find a quality show to pair with its still-successful Parks and Recreation. Cue Erik Rivera. Eva Longoria's more...


NBC greenlights Tina Fey series starring former Office star Ellie Kemper

NBC greenlights Tina Fey series starring former Office star Ellie Kemper

By | October 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm | One comment

When you're Tina Fey, red tape doesn't exist. And that's why NBC has ordered her latest project -- a single camera series co-created by her 30 Rock co-executive producer Robert Carlock -- straight to series with 13 episodes. It might not have a title yet, but it has a star-- the brilliant Ellie Kemper, who played lovable Dunder Mifflin receptionist on The Office for four more...


Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

By | October 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is getting back into the sitcom game. The daytime talk show host is in development with NBC to executive produce a multi-camera sitcom with a lesbian lead character. The untitled project centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Openly gay comedy writer Liz Feldman more...


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