NBC just did something it’s never done before: the network gave a new comedy series starring Ted Denson and created by 30 Rock producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock a straight-to-series order at the network, marking the first time it has ever done that with any series without seeing a pilot. So what’s the new Tina Fey show about? Find out below. Read More »
Back in May, NBC handed down the unfortunate order of cancellation to their midseason comedy series A.P. Bio. The show starred It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton as a disgraced Harvard philosophy professor-turned-high school A.P. biology teacher, and tracked the lengths he went to in order to avoid teaching biology, opting to use his smart students to get revenge on a rival professor instead. The show lasted for two seasons and aired what was intended to be its final episodes last month, but thankfully, NBC has changed its mind about cancellation. Read More »
Like many network sitcoms, Seinfeld was shot on a soundstage. Even though the show takes place in New York, it never actually shot in any real locations, even though establishing shots in the series showed off real footage of the city before transitioning to artificial sets. But soon enough, Seinfeld fans in New York will be able to immerse themselves in the world of the classic sitcom thanks to The Seinfeld Experience, opening this fall in honor of the show’s 30th anniversary. Read More »
Yesterday brought the upsetting news that Netflix would be losing the streaming rights to NBC’s hit sitcom The Office at the beginning of 2021. The deal for the popular workplace mockumentary comedy series is up at the end of 2020, and while there was talk of possibly sharing streaming rights, NBCUniversal walked away with the exclusive rights to stream the series on their forthcoming subscription streaming service. And they paid a hefty $500 million to get the show for five years. Find out how it all went down below. Read More »
Netflix is about to lose one of the most popular shows on the streaming platform.
All nine seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom The Office will be leaving Netflix as soon as its current deal with the streaming service expires at the end of 2020. Instead, the show’s new exclusive streaming home will be the yet-to-launch NBC Universal streaming service.
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Mike Schur has given us comedy magic on NBC for years. From The Office to Parks and Recreation, he’s been a network staple that has brought endless laughs and touching moments to the small screen. That continued in a whole new way in recent years with The Good Place, a show that is every bit as funny as the aforementioned comedies, but also as philosophically compelling and narratively surprising as a show like LOST. Unfortunately, all that will come to an end with the show’s upcoming fourth season. Read More »
Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 44th season last month, and before the show returns for the 45th season this fall, they might have to find someone else to play the joke of a president that is Donald Trump.
Alec Baldwin has been playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live since October 2016 when the series was parodying the presidential debates. It seems so long ago now. But after nearly three years of playing the president, it sounds like Alec Baldwin is done with the exhausting role, saying in a recent interview, “I’m so done with that.” Read More »
Saturday Night Live has already finished season 44, so we won’t be getting any new episodes until the show comes back this fall. But that doesn’t mean the late night sketch comedy series is done dishing out laughs. This week, the folks behind the ongoing “Creating Saturday Night Live” web series on YouTube have delivered a collection of hilarious bloopers from the show’s pre-recorded sketches completed by their film unit. Read More »
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Hollywood is taking another stab at cracking the code of Dan Brown‘s bestselling Robert Langdon novels. The fictional Harvard “symbology” professor with an exceptionally bad hairdo is heading to the small screen in the form of a prequel series at NBC. Based on Brown’s thriller novel The Lost Symbol, the Langdon TV series will follow a young Robert Langdon during his early adventures as the world’s most prominent symbologist. Now, we’ll finally uncover the real mystery: Was Robert Langdon’s hair always that bad?
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Season 44 of Saturday Night Live has come to a close, and the cast and crew went into summer break with a bang thanks to having Paul Rudd as host. He didn’t even need any special guests from Avengers: Endgame to help drive it home. In fact, there weren’t any special guests at all (beyond Alec Baldwin and Robert De Niro returning as Donald Trump and Robert Mueller respectively). So Paul Rudd carried this one by himself, and the cast was on fire for the most part.
So let’s dig into the best and worst sketches from the Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live season finale. Read More »