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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…

October 4, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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…

August 18, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

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…

May 10, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

They Took My Show Away! Five NBC renewals spell doom for soft freshman series

On the eve of the broadcast upfronts, fans of network television would do well to recall the lessons of the classic Late Night With David Letterman bit, “They Took My…

April 26, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

Dwight Schrute Buys the Farm Passed-over Office backdoor pilot draws record low ratings

After a three-week hiatus, NBC’s The Office returned last night in the form of the backdoor pilot to the stillborn Dwight Schrute spinoff, The Farm. If the preliminary ratings are…

March 15, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

Community Star Gillian Jacobs's Biggest Time Suck Is Vine Loves NPR, RuPaul

Who Gillian Jacobs Age 30 Accomplishments Stars as Britta Perry on NBC's Community; appears in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (in theaters March 15); Juilliard graduate Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume…

March 6, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

Less Than Zero: ABC Drama Bows to Record Low Ratings Zero Hour premieres to a 1.4 in the haunted Thursday night time slot

ABC’s Thursday 8 p.m. time slot continues to be a dead spot in the network’s prime-time lineup, as the new drama series Zero Hour premiered to record low ratings. Per Nielsen…

February 15, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

CBS 'Bangs' Up Thursday Nights, NBC's Slide Continues Grim returns for new Peacock efforts Do No Harm, 1600 Penn

CBS’ Thursday night comedy juggernaut The Big Bang Theory topped the 6.0 mark for the third time this season, running roughshod over its 8 p.m. competition. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The…

February 8, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

Shows to Argue About Over Christmas Leftovers [Video Gallery] Because you've already argued about everything else

Here, gentle reader, is the thing: you're going to argue with your family over the holidays. You know you are. For many of you, the debates began over your Christmas dinner…

December 26, 2012, 9:46 AM EST

Information Diet: Allison Williams The Girls star taps into a DVR full of must-see TV, from American Horror Story to 60 Minutes

Specs Age 24 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Girls (Season 2 returns Jan. 13); guest stars on Fox’s The Mindy Project on Nov. 20; Yale grad Base New York What’s the first information you consume…

November 16, 2012, 6:44 AM EST

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