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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...


Tina Fey is returning to NBC, unless NBC loses its damn mind

Tina Fey is returning to NBC, unless NBC loses its damn mind

By | August 15, 2013 at 8:43 am | One comment

I think I’m not alone in saying that I mourned — and continue to mourn — the loss of 30 Rock from NBC’s Thursday night comedy line-up. Liz Lemon is the spirit animal for awkward, bookish, driven ladies everywhere, yours truly included. Hell, it’s not a night without some night cheese, am I right? Lemon may be gone from the airwaves, but Deadline is reporting more...


Report: Alec Baldwin will host political talk show on MSNBC

Report: Alec Baldwin will host political talk show on MSNBC

By | August 12, 2013 at 10:07 am | No comments

A year before 30 Rock completed its seven-season run on NBC, star Alec Baldwin began a relatively low profile part-time gig as host of the WNYC podcast Here’s The Thing, wherein he interviewed the likes of Chris Rock, Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham (listen below). Now, it seems, the celebrated actor and Capital One spokesman might soon use his on-mic skills in a higher more...


Jay Leno will likely stay on at NBC after he leaves The Tonight Show

Jay Leno will likely stay on at NBC after he leaves The Tonight Show

By | July 28, 2013 at 11:15 am | No comments

Though no specifics were given, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt yesterday said that he'd like to see Jay Leno keep working for the network, even after the top-rated host exits The Tonight Show. "We'd love him to stay on NBC in some capacity. Nothing would make us happier than to have him, a la Bob Hope, still be a presence on the network," Greenblatt said. "He more...


Former Comedy Central executive is developing a new sketch comedy show for NBC, nationwide talent search begins

Former Comedy Central executive is developing a new sketch comedy show for NBC, nationwide talent search begins

By | July 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm | No comments

Teaming up with former Comedy Central senior VP of original programming Lou Wallach (pictured), NBC -- the network that has housed Saturday Night Live for nearly 38 years -- is developing a second sketch comedy series. Little is known about NBC's specific plans, but it seems the network is hoping to create a franchise similar to that of SNL, so that the future sketch more...


The John Mulaney show NBC passed on might end up at Fox

The John Mulaney show NBC passed on might end up at Fox

By | July 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm | No comments

It looks like the sitcom gods are working in our favor. The untitled John Mulaney project, which NBC passed on this past pilot season, has been given new life, thanks to Fox. The network has ordered a new version of the pilot script and if they like it, will order six episodes, reports Deadline. The sitcom, executive produced by Saturday Night Live honcho Lorne Michaels, more...


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