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Topic: Community

Broadcast’s Incredible Shrinking Thursday

Ratings continue to slide on a crucial night for advertisers

Movie studios looking to prime the pump for their weekend releases may want to start looking for an alternative to broadcast TV. At the risk of trafficking in hyperbole, the…

NBC Renews 3 Dramas

Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Grimm picked up for next season

NBC has renewed the Dick Wolf series, Chicago Fire, and its freshman spinoff drama, Chicago P.D., for the 2014-15 broadcast TV season. The network also ordered a fourth season of…

Rake’s Charm Offensive Fails to Hook Viewers

Soft launch for Fox’s Greg Kinnear drama

Although it was given the plum slot leading out of American Idol, the series premiere of the new Fox drama, Rake, failed to drum up much business Thursday night. According to…

Community Earns Low Grades, The Assets Is D.O.A.

Rough night for NBC, ABC as premieres flop

It was a case of feast or famine on the first night back after broadcast’s long holiday hiatus, as CBS’ Thursday night comedy lineup put up big numbers, while premieres…

The 10 Most Epic TV Show Promos of 2013

Mobsters and butt cracks and thrones, oh my!

It was a mixed bag for TV generally in 2013, but not a bad year for TV promos—in fact, some of the most inventive ads on the dial (or the…

Showrunner Dan Harmon Discusses His New Animated Series

Also, his return to Community

Specs Who Dan Harmon Age 40 New gig Creator/showrunner of Rick and Morty on Adult Swim. Also on Season 5 of Community. Old gig Creator/showrunner of Community, from which he was fired after…

NBC Grounds Ironside, Welcome to the Family

Low ratings doom two freshman series

Ironside is off the case. Effective Oct. 30, Ironside will roll to a halt, freeing up the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot first for a repeat of Law & Order: SVU…

NBC’s Thursday Night Comedies Fall Flat

Middle-of-the-road approach may have backfired

Bob Greenblatt’s decision to steer the HMS Funnybones into the mainstream hasn’t prevented NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup from sinking to the bottom. And while it’s too early to call…

Writers’ Room Host Jim Rash Explains How Popular TV Shows Are Made

The collaborative nature of writing

Specs Who Jim Rash Age 43 New gigs Host of The Writers’ Room on Sundance; co-writer, co-director of Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back Continuing gig Oscar-winning co-writer of The Descendants; Dean Pelton on NBC’s…

NBC’s Go On Will Not

Network cancels Matthew Perry sitcom

The ax continues to fall at NBC, which over the last several hours has severed ties with three of the four freshman comedies that were still in contention for a…

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