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Christmas In Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony And Other Holiday Specials Set For NBC
If NBC’s vying to win Christmas this year, they’re certainly doing a good job of lining up points. The Peacock will broadcast the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is arguably the holiday season’s official kick-off event. But some people don’t consider it to be the holiday season until that big tree in Rockefeller Center is lit, and wouldn’t you know it? NBC’s broadcasting that as well. The network announced some of the details for the annual event, including a list of celebrities set to perform.
The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson Gets Fired Up For SNL In New Promo
Josh Hutcherson’s arrival at Saturday Night Live has been timed perfectly, as the young actor is starring in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which arrives in theaters this weekend. It seems safe to assume that some nod to the sequel will be made during Saturday Night Live, whether it be the opening monologue, a sketch, or maybe a segment during “Weekend Update.”
The Sound Of Music Live! Preview Teases Sets, Music And Stephen Moyer's Singing Abilities
NBC’s broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! is certainly an ambitious endeavor on the part of the network and all parties involved in putting it together, but when taking the cast into account, not to mention the popularity of the 1965 film based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stage musical, I’m thinking there’s a good chance the viewers will turn up. Possibly in droves.
Private Practice's Kate Walsh To Star In NBC's Bad Judge Pilot
NBC is making some strides with next season’s lineup. While its Thursday night comedy block continues to falter, the network has greenlighted a pilot for a half-hour comedy endeavor that is rolling with the title Bad Judge. The project is one of last year’s castoffs, but new life has been breathed into the project thanks to Kate Walsh’s attachment.
The Sing-Off Season 4 Groups Announced, Watch The New Promo
In addition to releasing a new promo, NBC has announced the competing groups for the upcoming fourth season of The Sing-Off. I admitted recently that I’ve begun to get more than a bit tired of singing competitions, but I make an exception for The Sing-Off, which is a much shorter format, airs during the holiday season and stands out from the rest not so much in the structure of its competition, but in its focus on a cappella music.
Lady Gaga Delivers Music And Laughs To Saturday Night Live
Lady Gaga showed off her sense of humor last night, pulling double duty as host and musical guest for Saturday Night Live. Highlights included her musical opening monologue, during which she proudly admitted she’ll take cheap applause where she can get it.
When Does It's A Wonderful Life Air On TV This Year?
It’s a time-honored tradition in many homes to watch It’s a Wonderful Life around the holidays. And even though many of us who love this film probably own it on DVD or Blu-ray, but there’s still something to be said for seeing the film when it airs on TV, which only happens twice during the holiday season, believe or not. NBC has the dates set up for the 2013 airings. This year, It’s A Wonderful Life will air Saturday, December 14 (8-11 p.m. ET) and Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve - 8-11 p.m. ET).
Jason Ritter To Guest Star On Parenthood Later This Season
With Jason Ritter set to star opposite a different Gilmore Girl in Fox’s upcoming new drama Us & Them, the fate of Parenthood’s Sarah and Mark seemed pretty much sealed. Ritter’s Parenthood character exited the series last season, but apparently, we haven’t seen the last of him, as he’s set to guest star later this season.
The Reinvention Of The Crime Procedural: 5 Shows Doing It Right
The crime procedural and television go together like peanut butter and jelly, or green eggs and ham. Or, like a serial killer and a jail cell — which is probably why they’re so darn popular. For over fifty years, the crime procedural has dominated television: from Dragnet to Columbo, 21 Jump Street to Law & Order and beyond — all of these iconic procedural dramas made the case for, and canonized, the methodology behind the madness, now and forevermore. In fact, crime procedurals are the number one US television export. We seem to really love them, huh?
Grimm Spoilers: Dee Wallace And Chris Mulkey To Play Whose Parents?
While Monroe and Rosalee begin to get domestic with their relationship, it looks like the series is planning to introduce us to Monroe’s parents at some point this season. E.T.’s Dee Wallace and Friday Night Lights’ Chris Mulkey have been cast to play Monroe’s parents. And from what’s being reported, it doesn’t sound like they’re all that supportive of their son’s lifestyle choices.
Arrested Development's David Cross Heads To Greendale For A Community Guest Spot
David Cross is guesting on Community next season? Try not to blue yourself over this news, but it’s happening, and I think I speak for all of us when I say, huzzah! The Arrested Development star is Greendale Community-bound, and joins the continuously growing list of guest stars set to appear in the NBC comedy at some point in its upcoming fifth season.
Sean Saves The World Earns Five More Episodes
NBC’s new lineup of shows hasn’t really been able to find its footing on Thursday nights. The network has already cancelled new comedy Welcome to the Family, and Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show haven’t done particularly well. Which is why it was a bit of a surprise to learn NBC has ordered additional episodes of the comedy.
Virgin Galactic's First Commercial Flight In Space Will Air Live On NBC
We’ve been hearing for years that Sir Richard Branson and his company, Virgin Galactic, were putting together commercial spaceflights.The first commercial flight might actually launch as early as next August. Branson popped up on NBC’s Today this week to talk about the initial flight as well as Virgin Galactic’s partnership with NBC, which will air the first flight live.
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland Is Not A Ratings Fairy Tale
Thursday’s ratings are usually pretty interesting, considering that night offers some of the most-watched programs of the week, and is filled with some of the most interesting TV fodder. This Thursday, NBC aired a special episode of The Voice as part of a plan to extend the Battle Round of the hit show, and hopefully improve the network’s ratings. While NBC was up in the ratings last night, the same cannot be said for a few other network shows.
Parenthood Season 5, Episode 8 Preview: Kristina's Campaign Heats Up In 'The Ring'
Between Scandal and Parenthood, it seems like election season is still in full swing on Thursday nights. For the NBC drama, Kristina’s mayoral race is heating up and the preview for next week’s “The Ring” suggests she’s considering going negative. But this is only after Bob Little takes a shot at her and Adam. By the way, what exactly is going on in that news article Heather shows Kristina?