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Comedian JB Smoove to host television commercial awards on NBC

Comedian JB Smoove to host television commercial awards on NBC

By | June 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | One comment

Comedian, writer, and stand-up comic J.B. Smoove will host the newest Hollywood awards show to be televised-- The CLIOS: World's Best Commercials. Smoove is best known for his role, alongside Larry David, as Leon Black on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In recent years, however, the comedian has established himself as a nationally headlining comedian, having landed his own more...


‘Whitney’ executive producer leaves and joins new NBC show ‘Guys With Kids’

‘Whitney’ executive producer leaves and joins new NBC show ‘Guys With Kids’

By | June 1, 2012 at 11:23 am | One comment

NBC's really switching it up next season. In addition to Dan Harmon losing his job as showrunner of Community, Betsy Thomas has just been sacked/she stepped down (it's unclear) as showrunner for Whitney. Replacing her is Wil Calhoun, who used to work on Friends. This isn't going to cause as much of a stir as Harmon's ousting-- because while Whitney's ratings were always more...


Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

By | May 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm | No comments

We've posted the previews for Matthew Perry and Dane Cook's new sitcoms on NBC. And here are the rest of the new comedies headed to the network. The first pair of videos is from The New Normal, which stars Book of Mormon's Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who you may recognize from the National Treasure franchise. Ellen Barkin (swoon) and Georgia King co-star. The more...


Dane Cook comedy series ‘Next Caller’ is coming to NBC

Dane Cook comedy series ‘Next Caller’ is coming to NBC

By | May 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm | No comments

Dane Cook's single-camera comedy series Next Caller, wherein the hugely popular comedian plays a DJ at a satellite radio station, has been picked up by NBC, Cook confirms to Laughspin. The news comes after Cook struck a development deal with the network in September of last year; in March the Next Caller pilot project was announced. Cook's series is the sixth new more...


NBC renews ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Up All Night’

NBC renews ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘Up All Night’

By | May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments

By last night, we knew both 30 Rock and Community had been renewed for new, albeit shortened, seasons. We still didn't know about Parks and Recreation and The Office-- or Up All Night and Whitney, for that matter. Well, now we know Parks and Recreation and Up All Night will officially return. Parks and Rec -- starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Adam more...


Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 2 comments

NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network officially unveils its lineup at their upfront presentations for advertisers. 1600 Penn is described as a White House more...


Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

By | May 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm | No comments

NBC, which will present its full Fall lineup a week from today, has green lighted a comedy pilot starring Anne Heche to series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The project, Save Me, stars the That's What She Said co-star playing a woman (Heche) who believes she is channeling God after a traumatic accident. Alexandra Breckenridge and Michael Landes co-star. Here's the more...


Matthew Perry returns to NBC with new sitcom ‘Go On’

Matthew Perry returns to NBC with new sitcom ‘Go On’

By | April 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm | No comments

Former Friends star Matthew Perry will return to network television-- and for his former employer, NBC. The network picked up his new sitcom Go On, which is being executive produced by former Friends showrunner Scott Silveri. The single-camera show (read: the way Friends wasn't shot) follows a charismatic sportscaster (Perry) who suffers a loss that has yet to be more...


Dear, NBC: Let ‘The Office’ die a dignified death

Dear, NBC: Let ‘The Office’ die a dignified death

By | April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 6 comments

It's been a less-than-stellar Steve Carell-less season of The Office, and so the plans for its future continue to be a mystery-- not just to audiences, but to most of those involved with the show. There have been many major changes and rumors swirling in the past six months. So let's recap: 1. There will be a Dwight K. Shrute spin-off about life on the oft-mentioned more...


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