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.
Despite offering quite a few shows that are lacking in the ratings, NBC is still managing to bring in some pretty big talent. This week, the network announced that both The Killing’s Peter Sarsgaard and Weeds’ Mary-Louise Parker have signed on to star in the brand new miniseries, The Slap, based on an Australian project of the same name that hit the airwaves down under in 2011.
I can imagine Constantine's bass-and-percussion-filled extended trailer got the crowd's collective heart pumping, as it offers a rounded look at what the spiritually unhinged series will bring to NBC this fall. Or at least what the pilot will bring.
NBC knew it needed a name to launch its upcoming live musical adaptation of Peter Pan. It just didn’t know which name, at least until now. The network is poised to announce longtime badass and musical veteran Christopher Walken has joined the cast.
Constantine hasn’t even hit NBC’s schedule yet, and the supernatural series based on the comic book Hellblazer is already laced with problems. On Friday, we learned that actress Lucy Griffiths, who was set to play one of the leads in the series, will not be continuing on Constantine.
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.