The Voice is probably the most watchable of all of the talent competition reality shows, as it generally is all about “the voice.” At least when it comes to the contestants. When it comes to the judges, however, it’s an entirely different ball game.
Talk show hosts have been big fans of making celebrities take on fun and silly challenges over the past few weeks. We’ve seen Kevin Hart and Josh Gad get coaxed into putting together a dance off, and Jimmy Fallon recently got two of the judges from NBC’s primetime hit The Voice to join him in a lip synch battle on The Tonight Show
Hammond only has a few days to settle into the new gig. Saturday Night Live’s 40th season will hit the schedule on September 27 and NBC’s announcement this morning noted that Hammond will be a part of Season 40 from day one.
It's that time of year again, when all the networks unveil their hopeful new series and viewers have to wade through a ton of terrible TV in order to find the few hidden gems worthy of the always-shrinking room left on their DVRs. To help with this endeavor, let me offer some advice with this review.
This season, SNL has already announced Chris Pratt and Sarah Silverman will host two episodes this fall, and on Wednesday, NBC announced that alum Bill Hader will return to the sketch comedy series as a host. Additionally, a formerly mentioned music guest has been officially announced.
If you thought that season-long anthology series like American Horror Story and True Detective had completely closed the coffin on episodic anthologies, NBC (of all networks) is teaming up with some big names to potentially bring the underused format back to audiences. Don't do us wrong, NBC.
The Tonight Show cleverly got some of the characters from Sesame Street to appear for some good, clean fun. To celebrate Sesame Street’s 45th Anniversary, on Thursday, The Tonight Show crew scoured the Internet to come up with the best tweets featuring the hashtag #WhenIWasAKi
Saturday Night Live is hitting a pretty huge milestone this season, turning the big 4-O. To celebrate forty years on television, NBC’s late night series is kicking off with a very funny star who used to play side characters but has vaulted into the a-list in recent months. Chris Pratt will host the first episode of SNL this season, which is headed to NBC’s schedule at the end of the September.
Jimmy Fallon’s been on a roll with viral videos since he kicked off his tenure on The Tonight Show. On Tuesday night, Fallon took some time out of his evening to discuss the pros and cons of dating the recently single Britney Spears. You can check out his theories, here.
With social commentary arguably at an all-time high on social media, incidents like the NFL’s handling of Ray Rice’s domestic abuse create a never-ending stream of individuals assuring the world that their way of dealing with things would have been the perfect way. As such, the upcoming NBC miniseries The Slap is the rare narrative project that can potentially provoke the same kind of Internet discussions.
With cable having already set an extremely high bar where anthologies are concerned, NBC is throwing its hat in the ring by ordering the crime drama Manhunt straight-to-series, as the network is presumably hoping this project will capture the pop culture zeitgeist in the same way as HBO’s True Detective. You know, just with the nihilism taken down to proper broadcast standards.
Hopefully Constantine will return to the top of fan expectations now that DC character Jim Corrigan has been cast, making it entirely plausible that The Spectre will be making his live-action TV debut at some point this fall. Who you gonna call?
The network has put into development the multi-camera comedy Hospitality with Chris Moynihan (Man Up), Sean Hayes (Sean Saves the World) and Todd Milliner, all of whom will executive produce. Live from New York, it’s…Hospitality.
Twenty years ago, I’m not sure anyone would have believed that The Tonight Show would find just as much success with viral videos as it does in late night ratings traffic. However, NBC’s latest host, Jimmy Fallon, has certainly brought his signature humor and gameplay to The Tonight Show, and last night The Voice mentor Adam Levine lent his voice to Fallon’s latest game.
The schedule is a work in progress, and dates are subject to change as we head into the fall season. In the meantime, if there's a new or returning show you don't see on here, feel free to leave a comment and we'll see if we can dig up the date for you! We’ve also listed shows that are expected to premiere at midseason, so if your favorite show doesn’t have a date, yet, check there first!