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Topic: Will Arnett

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to 3 Freshman Comedies Network commits to The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom

CBS today announced that it has given back-nine orders for its three remaining comedy series: The Millers, The Crazy Ones and Mom.  The seemingly inevitable full-season pickups were made shortly after…

October 18, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

CBS Picks Up Bad Teacher Network commits to sixth new comedy for 2013-14

A week after presenting its 2013-14 prime-time schedule at Carnegie Hall, CBS on Wednesday announced it has picked up another new series. The network has scooped up Sony Pictures Television’s Bad…

May 22, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

CBS Pumps Up Its Fall Comedy Lineup Net schedules four new sitcoms and bulks up Thursday night chuckle block

When you return as many franchise series as CBS did this year, you don’t change the schedule so much as shift the tiles around like a giant Rubik’s Cube. The top-rated…

May 15, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

ABC, CBS Firm Up Their Fall Schedules Nets heavy up on comedy, part ways with underperforming legacy series

On the Friday night before the TV world converges on New York for the upfronts, word about their respective orders, renewals and cancelations is starting to trickle in from the…

May 10, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

Original Series Help Netflix Turn a Tidy Profit Proliferation of homegrown content is moving the needle for streaming services

Following its first foray into original programming, Netflix put up first-quarter numbers that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. Thanks in part to the success of its $100 million David Fincher potboiler,…

April 23, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

The Demise of the Doofus Dad in Ads A backlash against the bumbling father figure is paving the way for the Superdad

Picture it: A dad strolls down Main Street. His wide-eyed, 10-month-old daughter, perched in her stroller, giggles and coos. It’s a fall day—not too hot, not too cold. Yet a…

June 11, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

Baby It’s You: Up All Night Off to a Strong Start NBC’s Arnett/Applegate comedy puts up big premiere numbers

Sexual intercourse may be the leading cause of babies, but for NBC, the two don’t necessarily go together. NBC on Sept. 14 premiered its new Wednesday night comedy block, taking the…

September 15, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

Funny Business A generation of comedians is changing the ad world with humor (and smarts, too)

Wrigley just couldn’t get on board with the necrophilia.  “I wanted to do this sketch where this guy is at the morgue, and he basically bribes the attendant to let him…

June 20, 2011, 6:37 AM EDT

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