This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)
The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.
First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ...
ABC has given pilot orders to comedy Black-ish and drama Clementine, TVGuide.com has learned.
Black-ish is a single-camera comedy starring Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids, Law & Order) as an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with...
AOL is launching 15 new web series, including shows from such stars as Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria, Rocco DiSpirito, Anthony Anderson and Sofia Vergara's younger sister, the company announced Tuesday.
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"We've focused on creating a common thread through all of our series on this slate, namely authentic voices, sharing remarkable stories," Gabriel Lewis, head of AOL Studios, said in a statement. "Whether the voices are lighthearted, insightful, or inspirational, all of them are genuine and unique."
Several series launched Tuesday at AOL Originals, with others slated to premiere in the upcoming months. Those premiering Tuesday include Richie's #CandidlyNicole.
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But when Marny (Tempestt Beldsoe) takes some time for herself and goes to the...
NBC is extending playtime on Wednesday nights. The network has ordered four more episodes of the freshman sitcom Guys with Kids, Deadline reports.
That will bring the series' first-season episode total to...