Posts tagged "NBC"

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms

Fall TV Pilot Review: Thursday Night Sitcoms
With 30 Rock and The Office out of the picture, and CBS adding a 2-hour comedy block to its schedule, Thursday nights are wide open for a new batch of sitcoms.  And, that’s exactly what the networks are offering.  5 new sitcoms join the likes of Big Bang, Parks & Rec, and 2.5 Men.  Are... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside

Fall TV Pilot Review: Ironside
IRONSIDE Airs: Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c on NBC Premise: Brash detective Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood) solves tough crimes and outsmarts criminals, all while confined to a wheelchair! Behind the Scenes: This is a remake of the Raymond Burr-starring series that aired from 1967-1975.  Subject of some controversy given the fact that producers cast Underwood in the role... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: The Blacklist

Fall TV Pilot Review: The Blacklist
THE BLACKLIST Airs: Mondays at 10/9c on NBC Premise: One of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Criminals, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), turns himself in and offers to help catch terrorists on a “blacklist,” but only by working with rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Behind the Scenes: Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team, Narc) directed... Read more »
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New Fall TV: This "Revolution" Will Be Televised

New Fall TV: This "Revolution" Will Be Televised
REVOLUTION (Mondays at 9c on NBC). It should come as no surprise that one of the most ambitious television shows of the new fall season has J.J. Abrams behind it.  Here, he partners with co-executive producer (and director of the pilot) Jon Favreau, and creator Eric Kripke (Supernatural).  If you know me, you know that... Read more »

New Fall TV: NBC Sitcoms (Go On, The New Normal, Men With Kids)

GO ON (Tuesdays, 8:00c on NBC). Is it nice to see Matthew Perry back on the small screen again? Yes. Is this the best possible vehicle for his unique talent? No. The cast is decent enough, but the show feels both too manic and too trite. And the laughs are sparse. Going up against New Girl and Happy Endings (in its new slot) will not help this show's survival (unless everyone in the world sticks around to watch this show after The Voice, in which case, go on with your bad self, Go On). But hopefully the show will be cancelled and Miss Chanandler Bong can focus on finding himself a decent cable dramedy on which he can provide some comic relief. Grade: C
TV is delicious. That was our placeholder text and I’m keeping it. We’re finally getting around to talking about the new NBC sitcoms, some of which you may have watched when they aired during the Olympics. I’ll say this about NBC, they know what the kids want! “What the kids want” being: MONKEYS! CHANDLER BING,... Read more »

Community Trailer: I want to go to there

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Si. So much si.
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NBC's "Prime Suspect" Is Like Anchorman But With Less Ron Burgundy

NBC's "Prime Suspect" Is Like Anchorman But With Less Ron Burgundy
Genre: Hour-long police procedural Premise: Tough detective Jane Timoney (Maria Bello) deals with sexism at work and even worse things on the streets while busting perps. Behind-the-Scenes: This is a “re-imagining” of the PBS series that starred Helen Mirren.  Bello previously occupied the NBC Thursday 10pm slot when she was guest-starring on ER.  Peter Berg... Read more »

Remind Me Again - Why Isn't The Playboy Club on HBO?

Remind Me Again - Why Isn't The Playboy Club on HBO?
THE PLAYBOY CLUB Format: Hour-long period drama Premise: Set in 1963, the show tracks the complicated lives of the Bunnies who work at the first Playboy Club in Chicago and the patrons who frequent it. Behind-the-Scenes: Shot largely on location in Chicago.  The Hef himself narrates the pilot, though that device won’t be used in... Read more »

TV Review: NBC Comedy Power Hour - stay Up All Night, trade these Free Agents

TV Review: NBC Comedy Power Hour - stay Up All Night, trade these Free Agents
NBC’s bid at extending its comedic dominance from Thursday to Wednesday nights went 1 for 2 tonight with the premieres of Up All Night and Free Agents.  Here are the highlights: UP ALL NIGHT Format: single camera sitcom Premise: new mom Christina Applegate goes back to work for her high maintenance talk show boss (Maya... Read more »
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VIDEO of Will Ferrell's Head Injury on 'The Office'

Hands down the funniest thing I’ve seen in weeks: