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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...


Sarah Silverman releases failed NBC pilot Sarah 313 (Video)

Sarah Silverman releases failed NBC pilot Sarah 313 (Video)

By | October 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm | One comment

Were you sad to hear that the Sarah Silverman pilot for NBC wasn't picked up? So were we. The pilot show, called Susan 313, follows a painfully-optimistic Sarah after a failed relationship moving back into her old apartment. The episode featured comedic talents Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation writer), June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV), and stand-up Tig more...


NBC finally gives ‘Community’ a premiere date for season five and ‘Parks and Rec’ gets odd scheduling change

NBC finally gives ‘Community’ a premiere date for season five and ‘Parks and Rec’ gets odd scheduling change

By | October 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm | 2 comments

NBC today made two big decisions concerning its comedy programming. First, they canceled freshman series Welcome to the Family, which starred Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack. And second, they finally chose a date to premiere the fifth season of Community. That date is Jan. 2. As you surely know, the upcoming season of the cult favorite finds show creator and original more...


Ed Helms is developing an NBC series with Parks and Rec scribe

Ed Helms is developing an NBC series with Parks and Rec scribe

By | October 11, 2013 at 9:56 am | No comments

Andy Bernard may have been a less-than-effective leader of Dunder Mifflin, but in real life Ed Helms is a powerhouse. In his latest post-Office move, the Hangover star will develop a comedy series written by up-and-coming comedy scribe Aisha Muharrar, who has honed her chops at Parks and Recreation and has authored the book More Than A Label: Why What You Wear or Who more...


Amy Poehler’s show ‘Welcome to Sweden’ lands at NBC

Amy Poehler’s show ‘Welcome to Sweden’ lands at NBC

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:03 am | One comment

The Poehler family must be very proud. Amy Poehler and her brother Greg have sold the US broadcasting rights of their new show Welcome to Sweden to NBC. The sitcom is a semi-autobiographical comedy that stars Greg as a New York accountant named Bruce who falls for a Swedish girl and follows her to Sweden. Amy will join Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons in making more...