Comedies from other English-speaking countries almost always get adapted for American audiences, and a foreign sitcom has a slim chance of getting to air unchanged, which makes Welcome to Sweden rather rare. Too bad the same can't be said for anything else to do with this NBC summer series, which serves as a pleasant but familiar and forgettable fish out of water tale.
Ask any fan of the Hellblazer comic series to describe the central badass John Constantine, and one of the first things out of that person's mouth will be, “He’s got a lit cigarette.” But as you can imagine, such an unhealthy habit won't be making it to NBC when Constantine begins airing on Friday nights this fall.
Tonight, NBC will air Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley, a special that will give viewers an inside look into the making of Universal Studio's upcoming new Diagon Alley attraction. Ok, it's probably a big advertisement for the park, airing in anticipation of the grand July 8 opening of Diagon Alley. And yet, that doesn't really offend us...
It’s hard to believe that NBC’s hit singing competition series The Voice is heading into its seventh season this fall. In some ways, the show still seems like a new novelty, but it’s actually been around the block a bit, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the show’s lineup changes.
Set your DVRs! NBC has announced its Fall 2014 TV premiere dates. And if you have a DVR that allows you to schedule things months in advance, I'm impressed. But for those who do want to have an idea of when NBC will be premiering their new and returning series this fall, the network has laid out the schedule, which includes the anticipated arrivals of Constantine, Bad Judge and State of Affairs.
Advertising during the Super Bowl has always been an important event unto itself. The 30 and 40 second timeslots that populate the big game are guaranteed to be seen by millions of viewers and frequently go viral. That makes the limited number of spaces incredibly desirable, which, of course, drives up the prices. For a long time, the spots have gone for more than $1 million, but now, NBC is pushing for even more ad revenue from some of the big corporations.
Really, why hasn't Adam Sandler ever hosted Saturday Night Live? Oftentimes, when a cast member leaves and goes on to get even more famous than the long-running sketch comedy series has already made them, they come back to host an episode. Adam Sandler never has. So why not? "Why should I?" is Sandler's recent response to that question.
This Friday, the drama Crossbones will wash ashore on NBC, anchored by a truly stellar performance from the Emmy-winning thesp John Malkovich as the legendary Blackbeard. Chance are you’ll spend the entirety of the show like I did, wishing that the entire story was dedicated to Blackbeard talking to himself in a mirror.
It’s a hospital drama with a lot of unearned intensity and emotional beats, though thankfully one that is never as glib or patronizing as later seasons of ER or Grey’s Anatomy. The optimist would say a lacking pilot means a series has that much room to grow into something great, but with only eight episodes in its first season, The Night Shift will need a little fertilizer to make that growth happen in a flash.
Before discussing the insane and incredible second season finale, lets take a second and pretend that NBC didn’t renew Hannibal for a third. Yes. Bryan Fuller was willing to let that bonkers finish be the last episode of the entire series. Thankfully, it was picked up and we can all look forward to further adventures of titular villain. As for who is left to chase him? Well, that’s still up in the air.
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.