NBC has renewed comedy “The Good Place” for a 13-episode second season. The move makes creator Mike Schur’s comedy the second freshman series to get an early renewal this season f…
NBC issued an unheard-of double renewal of “This Is Us” Wednesday morning at TCA.
The Golden Globes aired tonight on NBC and were hosted by The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon. The big winner of the night was La La Land which walked away with a record 7 trophies which included Best Screenplay and Best Picture Comedy or Musical. In the TV categories, AMC’s The Night Manager surprising took the most awards (3) which included Best Limited Series or TV Movie. Atlanta and The Crown also took away big awards.
Take a look at the complete list of winners.
It’s upfront week. NBC (along with FOX) presented their new crop of shows today to advertisers. They released the new schedule and cancelled some favorites. Here is what was sent packing and what will be coming up in the Fall.
Cancelled: A to Z, About a Boy, Allegiance, Bad Judge, Constantine, Marry Me, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation and State of Affairs. Continue reading Upfronts 2015: NBC Schedule
NBC Upfronts happened today and they released their schedule for fall 2014 and it looks like they are making some changes that have been a long time coming. While NBC went into the upfronts as number 1 thanks to The Voice, NFL, The Sochi Winter Games and The Blacklist, they still have a problem being that they have one of the highest cancellation counts of premiere shows among the broadcast networks. They also needed to work on their entire Thursday night which consisted of a 2 hour block of comedies and a 10 pm drama – none of which have worked since the end of Friends.
The new schedule has been released today and it looks like they are looking to finally be competitive on Thursday nights by having only an hour block of comedy and moving their hit drama, The Blacklist, to Thursdays after the Superbowl to hopefully help as a nice lead-in for a new drama. Other than that shakeup, it seems everything is pretty much the same. Here is the new schedule for Fall 2014.
Continue reading NBC Fall 2014 New Schedule & Shows
Ughh another remake/reboot. This might be interesting though with Zoe Saldana.
Woooooooooooo!!!! New black female cast member. I checked out some of Youtube videos of her and she’s pretty funny. Hopefully SNL can write some good material for her.
Saw this coming from a mile away. When NBC picked up this pilot, I knew for sure this was gonna fail. I mean you are remaking a show that people use to watch in the 60s and isn’t remembered by many. Nostalgia will only get you so far. People just weren’t watching. It needed to bring something else to the table and unfortunately it was just another procedural that clearly people are tired of. Hopefully Blair Underwood can get on a show soon that is worthy of the man’s talents. YAY Community is back though; probably for it’s final season.
Fall première dates are coming up and there are too many things to watch. No worries. It was extremely difficult but I have narrowed it down to the 5 shows that you must watch.
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) Premieres Tuesday, September 17 @8:30/7:30c.
I have a thing for André Braugher (Men Of A Certain Age, Gideon’s Crossing). I think he’s absolutely wonderful. So when I saw that this show got picked up by Fox, I was excited. The show is a comedy about is about how members of a Brooklyn squad deal with a new very straight-laced and tightly wound police chief played by Braugher. The comedy for most of the show comes from the interplay between Braugher and the squad’s lead cop, played by Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), who just can’t seem to adjust. This show looks hilarious and I have read nothing but good things about it. Samberg had many great moments on SNL so he will bring the funny. I just really want them to let Braugher be great. I need him to be on a show that people give a chance. Hopefully this one is it.
2. The Michael J Fox Show (NBC) Premieres Thursday, September 26 @9/8c.
Michael J. Fox hasn’t been the star of a show since he left Spin City in 2000 because of his Parkinson’s disease. He has done a lot of guest stints on different shows since then; my favorite being his arcs on The Good Wife. It’s nice that now he is returning to television full-time and in something that is really good at, comedy. The new show emulates the actor’s life a bit in that it is about a news anchor at the top of his game who decided to leave his job to spend more time with his family. After being at home for 5 years, his family is ready for him to leave the house and return to work. The cast also includes Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, Suits). I saw part of this pilot in one of my classes last semester and I really liked it so I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Save Me – NBC 8/7c. Starring Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights; Hung) as a woman who was quite a mess of a person but then has a near death experience and can now talk directly to God. She now spreads the word of God around to people but no one believes her because she was so horrible before.
Does Someone Have To Go? – FOX 9/8c – A reality series that gives employees a voice in assessing how their company is functioning, inviting them to make recommendations on how best to solve their issues in order to make their company better and giving them the power to determine the fates of their fellow staffers. But when the owners leave their companies in the hands of their employees, those workers quickly learn that solving personnel issues isn’t as easy as it looks.
Four Weddings – TLC 9/8c – Reality show where four brides with their own personal styles and traditions agree to attend and judge each other’s weddings on the basis of food, dress, venue, originality, and overall experience. The winning bride is awarded a five-star dream honeymoon.
Motives – ABC 9/8c – I talked about this show on in my last summer television post. I don’t get why they are calling this the premiere when it happened on Monday. Monday’s episode didn’t really get many viewers. I don’t think it’s going to make it through the summer.
Rookie Blue – ABC 10/9c. A group of young and ambitious rookie cops continue to navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. After three years on the job, these rookies are well on their way to becoming experienced officers, but at what cost?