With cable having already set an extremely high bar where anthologies are concerned, NBC is throwing its hat in the ring by ordering the crime drama Manhunt straight-to-series, as the network is presumably hoping this project will capture the pop culture zeitgeist in the same way as HBO’s True Detective. You know, just with the nihilism taken down to proper broadcast standards.
Hopefully Constantine will return to the top of fan expectations now that DC character Jim Corrigan has been cast, making it entirely plausible that The Spectre will be making his live-action TV debut at some point this fall. Who you gonna call?
The network has put into development the multi-camera comedy Hospitality with Chris Moynihan (Man Up), Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World) and Todd Milliner, all of whom will executive produce. Live from New York, it’s…Hospitality.
Twenty years ago, I’m not sure anyone would have believed that The Tonight Show would find just as much success with viral videos as it does in late night ratings traffic. However, NBC’s latest host, Jimmy Fallon, has certainly brought his signature humor and gameplay to The Tonight Show, and last night The Voice mentor Adam Levine lent his voice to Fallon’s latest game.
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have already made some waves in the weeks leading up to tonight’s big airing. We’ve seen some snubs in the form of the to-be-expected The Good Wife as well as the unexpected Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which cleaned up at the Golden Globes this year. While networks like HBO and shows like True Detective have cleaned up in the nominations, we still expect a few more surprises tonight.
So who will get Emerald City now, my pretty? It impossible for me to believe that this miniseries is dead in the water, as its hook seems irresistible for TV viewers. The basic premise would cull its storylines from all 14 of L. Frank Baum’s original Wonderful Wizard of Oz novel series, with a darker twist that drew comparisons to Game of Thrones.
NBC is setting everything on fire and starting development on a series adaptation of Taylor Hackford’s off the rails 1997 supernatural drama The Devil’s Advocate. You know, the one where Al Pacino turns from a debonair smoothtalker into a raging devil incarnate. Okay, so that’s probably 40 percent of his cinematic output.
Heigl’s upcoming NBC drama State of Affairs isn’t only suffering from a generic title, but it’s also missing a showrunner, now that Third Watch creator Edward Bernero has walked away from the project.
Jimmy Fallon is known for getting up to some pretty strange shenanigans on The Tonight Show. He’s also known for his sketch comedy program “Ew!,” which occasionally pops up on The Tonight Show. This week, special guest Taylor Swift is expected to appear on the late night comedy program, and if the video above is any indication, an Ew! visit is in the cards.
It was first revealed back in January that Cosby and The Cosby Show’s executive producer Tom Werner were teaming up to try and conquer network TV in the new millennium with a still-untitled project, but all they had at the time was a vague concept of “a family sitcom geared towards Bill Cosby’s thoughts on families and sitcoms.”
NBC may have cancelled Betsy Brandt’s latest series, The Michael J. Fox Show, but it seems the professional actress doesn’t hold a grudge against the network. She’s signed on to return to the NBC drama Parenthood for a recurring role in the show’s sixth and final season. Brandt formerly popped up in an episode of Parenthood back in 2012.
In the TV world, NBC is often the butt of a lot of bad jokes. The network gets flack for low ratings and its formerly dominant Thursday night comedy block, and between all of the jokes it’s easy to miss the network’s successes. On Friday, NBC renewed the summer comedy Undateable, a half-hour sitcom about a bunch of dudes and a divorced lady in her thirties who all have problems and/or fears about not being a good catch.
Following the success of The Sound of Music's live staging, NBC has been eager to repeat this kind of win. So the network has been seeking not only a property that would appeal to a broad audience, but also one that could attract more noteworthy stars.
Jay Leno might be done with The Tonight Show, but he’s not done in front of the camera. The affable late night host has been announced as a special mentor on Last Comic Standing.