When it was announced last year that American Dad was going to be finishing out its run on Fox and moving over to TBS, it felt like the show might be taking its last breath before fading off into the bipartisan ethers. But that's not the case at all.
Reunion gigs can often be a bandís most successful run, with fans jubilantly celebrating a return to form from their favorite musicians. Sometimes itís on a smaller scale than that, though, as in this video, for which famed drummer Max Weinberg made an appearance on Conan for a truly unexpected reteaming with his former host.
The puffy shirt. The sponge. The Bubble Boy. Soup Nazi. These are things that Seinfeld fans are well familiar with. Believe it or not, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved sitcom's premiere. TBS isn't letting the occasion go uncelebrated either, as the network is set to air Seinfeld's "25 best episodes" over the course of next week.
The last several weeks have been fraught with renewals, but also plenty of cancelations, leading to disappointed fans of numerous networks. Just when audiences thought they were safe from any more cancelations, TBS has chosen to throw us a curveball. If you are a late night aficionado who happens to love comedian Pete Holmes show, TBS dropped the hammer on Friday.
TBS announced that they have renewed the ageless Conan OíBrienís contract through the year 2018, at which point he will achieve the milestone of having been a late night host for 25 years.
When it comes to the holiday spirit, itís all well and good until itís not, meaning: sometimes you need a break from your family! Or in the very least, some sort of inanimate object you can all gather Ďround and stare at in silence while the heady goodness that is a Christmas morning food coma sets in. And while the Yule Log is all well and good for some, it is but one option in a sea of many, and doesn't necessarily work for everyone. But fear not, for the answer to your "what to watch on Christmas Day" quandary is here!
There are certain comedies that are known for how they acknowledge a specific holiday. For example, The Office usually delivered a pretty fantastic Christmas episode, while Roseanne had some great Halloween episodes. And then thereís Friends, which had some pretty memorable Thanksgiving episodes. So what better way to spend Thanksgiving Day than watching TBSís Friends marathon?
Oftentimes when we hear that a networkís been slapped with an FCC fine, it has something to do with content that slipped past the censor or was too explicit in some way or another. But thatís not quite the case for Conanís latest brush with the Federal Communications Commission. The late night cable talk show received a $25,000 fine from the FCC for using a certain tone in an ad promoting Jack Blackís appearance on the series last year.
TBS is bringing a bit more Bill Lawrence to their original programming this fall with the debut of Ground Floor, a new comedy starring Pitch Perfect's Skyler Astin, Scrubs' John C. McGinley and Cougar Town's Briga Heelan. The teaser above has fun with an Aerosmith song and an elevator that demonstrates the divide for those up at the top floor and those at the bottom. I guess that makes the elevator common ground?
The upcoming season of American Dad! is due to air on Fox this September, but it looks like the following season, the show will move on from Fox's "Sunday Animation Domination" block. Don't worry, fans of American Dad!, your favorite animated comedy isn't canceled, only making a move to another network.
Conan O'Brien seems all about the cameos lately. The Conan host recently appeared on the new season of Arrested Development, and come next season, we'll see him in animated form when he makes an appearance on Family Guy. From what's being reported, it sounds like he'll be playing himself once again, as two characters from Seth MacFarlane's Fox animated comedy series get famous enough to visit the TBS talk show.
The summer TV season has begun, as most of the Midseason series have wrapped up and we're starting to see the networks roll out their summer offerings. Once upon a time, summer was the down season for TV, but in this day and age, cable and network television offer a nice variety of scripted and unscripted programming to fill the gap between spring and fall.
There are some huge names to be found on the brand-new lineups for both TBS and TNT, two cable networks that haven't gotten quite the same high-toned acclaim as competitors like AMC and FX, but seem to be doing their damnedest to try. New shows on the fall lineup announced today include Portal House and Peter Gunn
A lot of people watch TV online these days, but in most cases, they're doing so either through on demand subscription services like Hulu and Netflix, or straight from the network's websites and apps. Excluding online-exclusive content, the episodes they are streaming or have downloaded have already aired on TV. Viewers have to wait until they become available online to watch them on their computers and mobile devices. TNT and TBS are changing that by becoming the first network to stream on-air content live 24/7.
TBS has a couple of new series on the way, one scripted and one unscripted. On the reality front, the network will be giving us a look inside the work and life of musician Cee Lo Green with The CeeLo Life (working title). Meanwhile, on the scripted side, Cougar Town and Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and 2 Broke Girls' Greg Malins have a new comedy series headed to TBS called Ground Floor.