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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...


Dane Cook will play a radio DJ in new NBC sitcom pilot

Dane Cook will play a radio DJ in new NBC sitcom pilot

By | March 1, 2012 at 11:10 am | No comments

Back in September, Dane Cook told Laughspin he was "beyond aroused" to have inked a development deal with NBC, to headline his own sitcom. And after shopping for projects in which Cook would fit well, it seems the network has now found one. According to Entertainment Weekly, Cook will star in a pilot titled Next Caller Please, on which he'll play an "alpha-male" radio more...


Tig Notaro joins cast of Sarah Silverman’s pilot for NBC, will play lesbian mother

Tig Notaro joins cast of Sarah Silverman’s pilot for NBC, will play lesbian mother

By | February 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | 4 comments

We reported last month that the casting process had begun for Sarah Silverman's single-camera comedy pilot for NBC . Well, its been announced that comedian and Sarah's BFF Tig Notaro has joined the cast! Notaro, who was a regular on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program, was a natural choice. She will play a lesbian mother of a 4-year-old living in Susan's more...


Watch NBC’s animated Super Bowl short with Alec Baldwin, Donald Glover, more

Watch NBC’s animated Super Bowl short with Alec Baldwin, Donald Glover, more

By | February 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm | No comments

It's been ages since we've seen a new episode of The Donaghy Files, the popular web-only, animated spinoff from the creative minds at 30 Rock. For the uninitiated, all you need know is that Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) is a bad-ass executive with super powers. In the newest installment, Donaghy, on behalf of Cabletown, finds himself in a bind. You see, Madonna has more...


Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

Meet the first two stars of Sarah Silverman’s new pilot for NBC

By | January 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | No comments

The casting process has begun for Sarah Silverman’s upcoming, still-untitled single-camera comedy for NBC. Harris Wittels will play Harris Wittels, a tenant in Silverman’s character’s apartment building, and June Diane Raphael is set to play Chelsea, also a tenant in the same building and Silverman’s former best friend, reports Deadline. Wittels, who got his more...


Comedian Ben Bailey debuts tonight as host of NBC game show ‘Who’s Still Standing’

Comedian Ben Bailey debuts tonight as host of NBC game show ‘Who’s Still Standing’

By | December 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm | No comments

The new trivia game show, Who’s Still Standing premieres tonight at 8 pm ET on NBC. Hosted by veteran stand-up comedian and Emmy award winning host of Cash Cab Ben Bailey, the show is based on the Israeli program Still Standing. Like many other trivia game shows, contestants have the opportunity to win up to one million dollars by answering questions; however, this show more...


Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

Mindy Kaling will lend her voice to new animated project for NBC

By | December 8, 2011 at 11:49 am | No comments

Multi-tasking Office star Mindy Kaling is set to write and lend her voice to a new animated comedy series for NBC. It’s part of a deal that centers around Greg Daniels – executive producer of The Office and Parks and Recreation – joining forces with Kaling and Alan Yang (a producer on the latter show) to launch a pair of new animated shows. Details on each more...


“30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

“30 Rock” takes the place of “Community” and more changes in comedy at NBC

By | November 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm | One comment

NBC, the network responsible for most of today’s watch-worthy comedies, just announced that it would be shuffling some of its sitcoms around. And at first glance, the changes make sense. Let’s get the most important facts out of the way. Despite what you may have heard on Twitter, NBC is not cancelling Community and we have no reason to believe we won’t see the more...


Community’s “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” proves NBC show is back on track

Community’s “Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps” proves NBC show is back on track

By | October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 4 comments

I like it already, folks! Seven is precisely one more than the number of parallel story lines we explored in Community’s last time-bending ace—and exactly the number of people in the group. (Those numbers would be the same if Jeff weren’t such a lazy git determined not to go down and get the pizza. No matter.) The title alone means we’re in high-concept territory, more...