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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...


Fox orders John Mulaney series after NBC passed

Fox orders John Mulaney series after NBC passed

By | October 3, 2013 at 10:57 am | One comment

In a long-awaited move, Fox has saved from the scrap bin the excting John Mulaney project that NBC passed on earlier this year. Mulaney, with executive producer Lorne Michaels, was the hot pilot that everyone was talking about. When NBC decided it wanted to go in a family-friendly sitcom direction with shows like Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, the more...


NBC miniseries about Johnny Carson will explore the King of Late Night’s private life

NBC miniseries about Johnny Carson will explore the King of Late Night’s private life

By | September 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm | No comments

After more than 20 years, Johnny Carson is returning to NBC! The peacock network announced its plans for a miniseries about the life of the former Tonight Show host. The project comes after NBC announced it would produce a string of limited series, including one based on Hillary Clinton and a new version of Stephen King's Tommyknockers. The Carson series will be based on more...


Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and ‘Community’ producer team up for NBC comedy

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and ‘Community’ producer team up for NBC comedy

By | August 27, 2013 at 9:58 am | One comment

Adam Levine, best known for penning radio-friendly pop-rock songs, banging models and appearing as a "coach" on competition series The Voice, is now developing a comedy series for NBC. Along with longtime friend and former roommate Gene Hong -- who worked on the most recent season of Community as a producer -- Levine will help helm the semi-autobiographical single-camera more...


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