Success on the Broadway stage doesn't automatically mean success on the small screen, as a number actors can attest. In fact, those actors took the stage with Neil Patrick Harris at last night's 67th Annual Tony Awards to lament their failed series. Of course, that meant singing alongside Neil Patrick Harris, which may have been a bit of musically charged lemon in some fresh wounds.
With all the major networks getting ready to announce their new fall schedules, they've got to cancel something to make room for the new stuff-- and the latest victim at NBC is someone who was once one of their biggest stars. The Hollywood Reporter has the news that NBC is dropping Go On, the comedy led by former Friends star Matthew Perry. The show was heavily promoted before its debut last fall, even getting a preview during The Olympics, and it didn't take long for it to receive a full season order, an early mark of a new hit
Most people guessed The Voice would spell a real ratings bringer for some of NBC’s other programming when it returned to the schedule. True to form, last night’s episode o NBC's hit singing competition, managed to push NBC’s sitcoms, Go On and The New Normal, into some legitimately decent ratings
NBC hasn't quite finished rolling out their winter/spring slate, with Revolution and The Voice poised to return next week, and Hannibal set to arrive early next month. But the network is already prepping their season closers for the spring, and for some shows, the end is very near. That includes Whitney and 1600 Penn, both of which wrap up next week.
Since its return for the start of its second season, Smash has been struggling in the ratings. The return of The Voice might have helped it there, but it looks like NBC has opted to move the Broadway focused drama away from Tuesday nights, placing their new dating reality show Ready For Love in the post-Voice spot. That's good news for Ready For Love, but most certainly bad news for Smash, which is being moved to Saturdays, starting next month.
What would Chandler and Monica Bing look like if we saw the happy Friends couple today? Stars Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox answered that question by tweeting pictures of themselves together on the set of Perry's NBC comedy Go On, in which Cox is set to guest star.
Matthew Perry is going have a visit from an old Friends cast mate in an upcoming episode of Go On, and the role should feel more than a little familiar. Courteney Cox is expected to guest star on Perry’s new comedy; that’s right, The Bings will be on screen together once again.
Last night’s ratings were filled with ups and downs, as well as some even numbers during primetime, with NBC probably faring the worst and ABC’s new reality cooking competition seriesThe Taste landing somewhere in the middle. Overall, Tuesday was a pretty basic evening for the ratings, with Go On probably faltering the hardest.
Every major network listens to hundreds of television pitches each year. A small percentage of those receive a script order, a small percentage of those receive a pilot order, a small percentage of those actually get picked up, and hilariously, an overwhelming majority of those are still not very good. Most new television programs barely make it the full season let alone get picked up for another go around. Fortunately, there are always a dozen or so that somehow navigate through all of those trappings and actually work.
Covert Affairs star Piper Perabo is checking for a little group therapy. The actress has signed on for a 3-episode arc on NBC’s new comedy, Go On, where she’ll be getting close to star Matthew Perry as a former support group member who returns after an absence.
TV show titles tend to range from brilliant, clever and witty to clunky, vague, awkward and in some cases, just plain misleading. Some titles overcome their initial problems, while others go down in history as being among the more memorably bad series names. Rather than listing off our favorite terrible TV titles, we found ourselves breaking down the title problems by category.
At TV Blend, we know it’s not all black and white. Sometimes a great show can feature an unconvincing character, sometimes a bland show’s scales can be tipped toward terrible by a poorly written man or woman (or alien), and sometimes even the worst shows can have a stand-out low point. This year, instead of celebrating the worst of the worst new programs on TV, we’d like to get out our shiny microscope and dig in a little deeper, taking a look at the brand new characters that just don’t work.
It's at this point in the fall, when most of the new series have premiered, that we're forced to look at our overflowing DVRs and figure out which shows to keep and which ones to let go. And then, of course, there are the shows we haven't gotten around to checking out yet. For those of you trying to play catch-up and need a little help deciding which new series are worth a look, we've come up with a list of the keepers this season.
If you've been enjoying NBC's new comedies Go On and The New Normal, there's good news! The network has already decided to move forward with full season orders for both comedies, which made their debuts early in September. Also picked up for a full first season is J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's post-apocalyptic drama Revolution.
For the first time in almost a decade, NBC has pulled through to win premiere week. At least, well, sort of. During premiere week, NBC pulled in the highest numbers in the coveted 18-49 demographic, which is good for garnering advertising money, and good for the network itself, which hasn’t won in nine years. However, NBC did not win when it came to total viewers, a trophy that, unsurprisingly, went to CBS.