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Salt Lake City bans upcoming NBC series ‘The New Normal’ because it’s super gay

Salt Lake City bans upcoming NBC series ‘The New Normal’ because it’s super gay

By | August 27, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments

One of NBC's most buzzed-about new Fall comedies has been banned in the Mormon capital of the world Salt Lake City Utah, because it's super gay. That's not exactly the official word from NBC affiliate KSL-TV about why they won't be airing The New Normal when it premieres Sept....

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NBC orders 22 episodes of Michael J. Fox comedy series

NBC orders 22 episodes of Michael J. Fox comedy series

By | August 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm | No comments

NBC has dibs on the Michael J. Fox sitcom networks were fighting over last week. The project has Sam Laybourne (Arrested Development, Cougartown) on board as writer and Will Gluck (Easy A) as executive producer and director so it's understandable that such a comedic...

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Jimmy Kimmel set to square off against Jay Leno and David Letterman

Jimmy Kimmel set to square off against Jay Leno and David Letterman

By | August 22, 2012 at 11:39 am | No comments

As the only network that’s seen an increase in late night talk show viewership this year, ABC has, for good reason, a lot of confidence in Jimmy Kimmel. So much, in fact, they’re repositioning Jimmy Kimmel Live in their schedule so that it faces off directly against the...

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Jay Leno addresses Tonight Show layoffs: ‘I KNEW something was going on’ (Video)

Jay Leno addresses Tonight Show layoffs: ‘I KNEW something was going on’ (Video)

By | August 21, 2012 at 5:57 pm | No comments

On last night's Tonight Show, Jay Leno didn't hide from the fact that 20 staffers were laid off from the show on Friday. Instead, he opened his monologue with a series of quips about it. "Welcome to The Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us, The Expendables!" Leno announced. "As...

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The upcoming season of The Office will be its last

The upcoming season of The Office will be its last

By | August 21, 2012 at 5:28 pm | One comment

After the conclusion of its ninth season this year, The Office will be gone forever. Though the show will be missed, after the departure of Steve Carell (included in the photo above) and plummeting ratings, it's time for the show to go gracefully. And The Office showrunner...

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Jay Leno takes ‘tremendous’ pay cut to save Tonight Show jobs, 20 staffers still laid off

Jay Leno takes ‘tremendous’ pay cut to save Tonight Show jobs, 20 staffers still laid off

By | August 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm | No comments

In order to stem the financial hemorrhaging that's been plaguing NBC, the network has been laying off personnel for months. But last night came perhaps the biggest blow yet. Deadline reports that 20 staffers at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno have been relieved of their jobs and...

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Abby Elliott is leaving Saturday Night Live

Abby Elliott is leaving Saturday Night Live

By | August 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments

After four seasons on the iconic sketch show, Abby Elliott will not be returning to Saturday Night Live next season. Although NBC declined to comment on Elliott's status, Laughspin has independently confirmed her departure. Elliott joins Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who...

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This ‘Community’ promo almost makes it seem like Fridays at 8 pm is not where sitcoms go to die

This ‘Community’ promo almost makes it seem like Fridays at 8 pm is not where sitcoms go to die

By | August 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm | No comments

Hardcore Community fans have endured a lot in recent months, highlighted by the unceremonious firing of the show's creator and hands-on executive producer Dan Harmon. Then, we learned that the critically-beloved, commercially-struggling series would be moving from an already...

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Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers and brother Josh land NBC development deal

Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers and brother Josh land NBC development deal

By | August 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm | No comments

Among the myriad reasons Seth Meyers will not be positioning himself as a late-stage candidate for co-hosting duties alongside Kelly Ripa (as was reported recently) is, no doubt, the deal he just inked with NBC. Though he's set to return as Saturday Night Live's head writer and...

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