May 15, 2011 |
Can women save NBC? The network is making a big bet that the route to its long-needed comeback will come through female-skewing scripted series, with a just-announced fall TV schedule that will include a new Wednesday comedy block as well as 10 p.m. dramas every weeknight. The biggest surprise from Bob Greenblatt, the former Showtime programming chief assembling his first lineup as NBC's entertainment president, is opening Wednesday nights with two new comedies, "Up All Night" with Christina Applegate and "Free Agents" with Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in an adaptation of a British series.
October 31, 2013 |
Tina Fey is about to go into bossy-pants mode (again) for NBC. The peacock network has ordered straight-to-series 13 episodes of a new untitled comedy from Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock that will star "The Office" alum Ellie Kemper. (Yep, you're reading correctly: Fey will be behind the camera on this one.) The single-camera comedy is to debut next fall and will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. “We have been lucky enough to work at NBC for our entire careers (except when Robert worked at 'The Dana Carvey Show,' now available on DVD)
February 8, 2013 |
After a hot start in the fall thanks to "The Voice," "Sunday Night Football" and the new drama "Revolution," NBC has gone into a deep hibernation for the winter. Ratings at the network have fallen dramatically as several freshman shows have tanked, and a few sophomores are on life support. This week was particularly bad for the peacock network. On Tuesday, the musical "Smash" drew less than 5 million viewers in its season premiere. Although "Smash," about the behind-the-scenes drama of Broadway, was hardly a hit last season, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt is a big backer of the program.
February 6, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon (Jim Parsons ) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) have a big blow-up on a new episode of the sitcom (8 p.m. CBS). Guinness World Records Gone Wild: Everyday folks attempt outrageous stunts like hammering nails into their heads and swallowing lighted candles in this new series (8 p.m. Tru). Parks and Recreation: Unlucky-in-love Ann (Rashida Jones)
February 6, 2013 |
Figure skater Oksana Baiul is suing NBC for $5 million . Baiul, the 1994 Olympic gold medalist , says she was o ffered a deal to perform in two shows that were to air on NBC, but that she declined to participate. However, she says her name and likeness were used to advertise one of the shows on two radio websites and that she was named in a news release for the show. The skater says her reputation was damaged because the incorrect publicity resulted in her being labeled a "no show," making it harder to get work.
June 14, 2012 |
Broadcasters can hang up the "Gone Fishing" sign. Network executives have finished negotiating the bulk of their advertising sales for the upcoming 2012-2013 television season, fetching nearly $9.1 billion in commitments for prime-time commercial spots. News Corp.'s Fox Broadcasting and NBC, controlled by Comcast Corp., wrapped up their sales on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the negotiations. CBS and ABC finished earlier in the week, and the small CW put the final touches on its sales effort late last week.