Posts Tagged ‘sitcom’
 

 

THE SKED: NBC Is Still Picking Up

      NBC’s early pick-up spree continued late today with orders for 2 more sitcoms in addition to the previously ordered Go On, Save Me and The New Normal. The more high-concept entry is 1600 PENN, a singl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: More NBC Pick-Ups

    The Peacock is clearly trying to get the jump on next week’s Upfronts with some early series orders.  The advantage of early announcements, even apart from the possibility that NBC will launch some of its n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: NBC’s New Cry – “Save Me”

    NBC has issued its 2d early order of the 2012/13 broadcast season, the single-camera sitcom Save Me, starring Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckinridge, Michael Landes and Heather Burns.  The show will join another earl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: All “2 1/2 Men” Are Back

> From the Department of “Duh”:  CBS has worked out deals with Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones to return for another season of  2 1/2 MEN.  There had been reports that the cast and show c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Up All Night”

> Some shows find their creative voices during the course of their first season–but even after a super-sized order of 24 episodes that ended last night, UP ALL NIGHT is still floundering. On paper, Up All Night seemed to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Happy Endings”

> It’s not all that unusual for a situation comedy to change directions in the midst of its initial season and emerge a different, and better, show:  The Office and Parks & Recreation both took that journey (the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Are You There, Chelsea?”

> The sex jokes may have diminished over at Whitney, but they’re in full force on ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA?.  In the first few minutes of tonight’s season finale, Chelsea (Laura Prepon) told her friends about a t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Community”

> COMMUNITY returns to the NBC schedule at 8PM on Thursday, March 15. WHERE WE WERE:  Greendale Community College, of course!  Where the school mascot is a Human Being and the Dean (Jim Rash) is to be seen in outfits ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Community”

> For those who don’t know, PaleyFest is a yearly 2-week program sponsored by The Paley Center For Media in Los Angeles, in which every night (or occasional weekend afternoon) is devoted to saluting a particular televisio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Office”

> Pending the return of The Voice and NBC’s high hopes for Smash, THE OFFICE is the closest thing hte network has to a successful television show.  As the series greets a new hour-mate in Up All Night, let’s ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “Up All Night”

> This week UP ALL NIGHT was promoted to NBC’s version of the big leagues, where many felt it belonged from the start.  It’s switched places with Whitney and been given the benefit of The Office, NBC’s on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE; “30 Rock”

> There are few opportunities left to tune in to NBC and bask in the glory of the network that used to be.  One that remains, though, is 30 ROCK, postponed this season to winter due to Tina Fey’s pregnancy but now ba...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PREMIERE REVIEW: “Are You There, Chelsea?”

> (Note:  SHOWBUZZDAILY had a pilot report on this show back when it was called Are You There, Vodka?  It’s Me, Chelsea.  Since then, it’s been substantially recast and reshot, not to mention retitled...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON RETURN: ‘Whitney”

> NBC’s WHITNEY hasn’t really had much of a midseason break, but tonight marked its move from a cushy home on Thursday night, where it aired behind the network’s only hit, The Office, to the much more challeng...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Work It”

> (RATINGS NOTE:  THE TIME-SLOT FOR ABC’S 2D EPISODE OF WORK IT BEGAN WITH A 3-MINUTE LAST MAN STANDING OVERRUN ON THE EAST COAST, WHICH MAY MAKE OVERNIGHT RATINGS LESS ACCURATE THAN USUAL.) A lot can happen between ...
by Mitch Salem