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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

Ads for The Office Finale Could Go for $400,000 NBC sets premium rates

Parting is such sweet sorrow, but NBC is taking the sting out of series finale of The Office by tacking an extra 15 minutes onto the one-hour running time. The Peacock…

May 7, 2013, 9:35 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

Scranton's ABC Affiliate Refuses to Run Dunder Mifflin Ad During the Oscars Once-fictional brand linked to NBC takes its business to Utica

It's a dispute petty enough to be a subplot on The Office. WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate for the show's hometown of Scranton, Pa., is refusing to run a TV spot…

February 21, 2013, 5:57 PM EST

Dunder Mifflin's Super Bowl Spot Wages 'Paper War' Florida man gets $15,000 for creating ad

Dunder Mifflin released its Super Bowl spot called "Paper War" online Thursday night, ending a crowdsourcing contest and awarding Freddy Rabbath of Tallahassee, Fla., $15,000 for creating the winning ad. The…

January 31, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

Steady as She Goes: Night 2 of Idol Holds Up Fox takes full advantage of hobbled prime-time field

The second installment of the new cycle of American Idol dominated the Thursday night ratings race, drawing 16.3 million viewers and a 5.6 in the dollar demo. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

January 18, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

Information Diet: Sherri Shepherd 'The View' co-host seriously loves Siri

Specs Age 45 Accomplishments Co-host on The View; host of The Newlywed Game; star of Lifetime original movie Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Oct. 6); guest stars as Angie Jordan on 30…

October 4, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

No Laughing Matter: Season Premiere of ‘The Office’ Falls Flat No end in sight for NBC’s Thursday night struggles

NBC’s Thursday night lineup continues to underwhelm, as the season premieres of The Office, Parks and Recreation and Up All Night failed to find an audience. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

September 21, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

ABC Family Keeps the Lies Coming Original Web series meant to engage 'Pretty Little Liars' fans

Often, the hardest thing about retaining fans is preventing them from forgetting about a TV show when it’s off the air. One way to combat that problem? Don’t give up…

August 29, 2012, 6:53 AM EDT

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