Topic: Parenthood

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…

Robin Williams, CBS Win the Retro Battle

The Crazy Ones Trumps the Michael J. Fox Show

They may not go head-to-head in Week 2, but if Thursday night’s numbers are anything to go by, Robin Williams is beating Michael J. Fox in the Comeback Kid ratings…

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…

Elisabeth Moss Has Become an Ad Aficionada

The Mad Men star on her Bravo addiction and "special relationship" with her DVR

Specs Who Elisabeth Moss Age 30 Accomplishments Portrays Peggy Olson on AMC’s Mad Men (season 6 premieres on April 7); currently stars as Robin Griffin on Sundance Channel’s mini-series Top of the Lake…

Night of the Living Dead: Tuesday Night Comedies Cannibalize One Another

Fox's Raising Hope, NBC's Go On slide; New Girl solid

Fox’s new Tuesday night comedy block showed further signs of wear and tear, as freshman series Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project stumbled down the rocky ratings slope. Per Nielsen…

Mark and Mindy: 'NCIS' Juggernaut Squashes Tuesday Night Competition

Mixed bag for newbies ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Vegas’

The networks on Tuesday night presented a Whitman’s Sampler of new and returning series, and while the ever-popular varieties were predictably gobbled up, some novelty flavors were nibbled and discarded. According to…

Social Messages Seek Out New Tactics for Teens

As youths get more media-savvy, nonprofits find new ways to reach them

In the March 20 episode of Raising Hope, called “Poking Holes in the Story,” the mom, Virginia Chance, played by Martha Plimpton, borrows from her own experience as a teenage…

Buoyed by ‘The Voice,’ ‘Smash’ Inches Closer to a Renewal

Monday night is music to NBC’s ears

A stellar performance from The Voice and an all-but-idle CBS helped give NBC a decisive ratings victory on Monday night. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, The Voice’s first “battle round” delivered 16.9…

The Programming Insider: Wednesday 4/20/11

CBS and Fox share weekly leadership

Prime-Time Metered Market Tuesday Ratings: ABC Wins; Repeat Populated CBS Second Tuesday 4/19/11 Yesterday’s Winners: NCIS R (CBS), Glee (Fox), Dancing With the Stars (ABC), NCIS: Los Angeles R – 9 p.m. (CBS),…