In recent years, the complaints have shifted from passively direct insults like, “Screw Fox and NBC for canceling yet another group of shows with real potential,” to more active intentions, where some viewers will portentously express that such cancellations have left them fed up with the medium as a whole.
ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW have released their 2014-2015 schedules, leaving us to sort through the lineups to see what's airing when. With new shows added, cancelled shows removed and some series shifted around the schedule, keeping it all straight can be tricky, which is why we've put together this handy guide...
Created by Tina Fey and fellow ex-30 Rock writer Robert Carlock, the series stars The Office’s Ellie Kemper in the titular lead role, and now Jane Krakowski has signed on for a recurring part. Will this be a 30 Rock reunion that begins, ends and middles with songs? We can dream…dream…dream a little dream of meee…
Well, we got trouble, my friends! Right here in River City! Or we will on NBC in 2015. The Peacock isn't wasting any time getting started on their next live musical production to follow the planned Peter Pan production, that's due to broadcast later this year. The Music Man will be the third live musical production to air on NBC, as the network has lined it up for next year.
NBC is barely going back in time at all for their upcoming event series Heroes Reborn, a follow-up to the hit series Heroes, and the network has unveiled an extremely vague official synopsis for fans to gnaw on until the pre-production phase offers us some real news.
The network’s full 2014-2015 lineup included the announcements that Parenthood’s Season 6 and Parks and Recreation’s Season 7 will be the final ones for both. I think a big group “aww” is in order here, but not the same kind of “aww” that Community turned into a catchphrase.
Considering myself an optimist by nature, I'd be happy to report news that gave us some hope that Community might see its sixth season and a movie. Unfortunately, that's not what we're hearing. Multiple sources are reporting quite the opposite, in fact. It sounds like Netflix is out for reviving the show, and series creator Dan Harmon is reportedly ready to move on to other projects.
Debra Messing's no stranger to NBC or to dramas. Coming up at the Peacock, the Will & Grace and Smash star will play the title character in The Mysteries of Laura. NBC released a trailer for the series, which reveals kind of a mixed bag of crime-solving, mothering and other dramatic or humorous bits, with Debra Messing at the center of it all.
Forget Bad Teacher (because CBS cancelled it) and get ready for NBC's Bad Judge, a new half-hour comedy, which has Kate Walsh playing the titular "bad judge," Rebecca Wright. It's evident from the preview that her personal life's a mess, and her professional life's not doing so well either.
"This is destiny. This is like the kind of story that people tell their kids..." Wait, this sounds familiar. Combined with the sight of the charming Cristin Milioti, that line does feel like a great little nod to How I Met Your Mother, doesn't it?
"Not gonna sugarcoat it, that was bad!" Fortunately, the same can't be said for the trailer for NBC's Marry Me, one of the new comedies slated to join NBC's 2014-2015 lineup this fall. Admittedly, Marry Me had us at Ken Marino and Casey Wilson, with Happy Endings' David Caspe and The Goldbergs director Seth Gordon's involvement sealing the deal.
The trailer of NBC's State of Affairs is one of those Upfront previews that seems to give away a little too much of the series' first episode. But at the same time, it does its job in not only previewing a potentially suspenseful and thrilling new series, but also some intriguing characters, Katherine Heigl's Charleston Tucker and Alfre Woodard's President Constance Payton.
NBC has released the first big trailer for Daniel Cerone's small screen adaptation of the DC comic Hellblazer. Titled after the lead character, John Constantine, Constantine will star Matt Ryan as a man who "specializes in giving hell... hell." The 3-minute video jumps around a bit, but gives us plenty of dark and occasionally disturbing glimpses at this new series.
NBC has officially unveiled their 2014-2015 lineup, which reveals some big changes to their schedule the most notable of which is a very different Thursday night line-up. NBC has traditionally blocked out four half-hour slots for comedies on Thursday night, however this Fall, they've set The Biggest Loser in the 8:00 p.m. slot, followed by two new comedies and then the return of Parenthood...
A celebratory feast is in order as Hannibal has been renewed for a third season. After all, it would have been rather rude of NBC to cancel the best drama on network television. Bryan Fuller’s series based on the iconic character manages to top itself each and every episode, so it's reassuring to know that the gorgeous and compelling nightmare won’t be over in two weeks.