NBC's Thursday night lineup was once dubbed Must-See TV — and with shows like The Office, Community and Parks and Recreation leading the comedy block, it's hard to say things have really changed from the days when Friends and Seinfeld once held court. This makes it even more challenging for new comedy Whitney to gain its footing at 9:30/8:30c, a spot previously held by the likes of 30 Rock, which returns midseason, and the short-lived Outsourced.
Whitney: How different is Whitney Cummings from her TV persona, really?
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Sure, it's common in sitcoms for actors and their characters to share the same first name. (Tony Danza, Charlie Sheen and Joey Lawrence are all perfect example). But for NBC's new sitcom Whitney — on which Whitney Cummings plays, wait for it, Whitney Cummings — drawing a line in the sand between the fictional photographer and the real-life raunchy comedian seems a bit more difficult. "We try to keep the TV Whitney as likable as possible," Cummings joked about the difference between herself and her character at Thursday's Paley Center fall TV preview panel, which was moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Rob Moynihan. But seriously, how different are they? We offer a few helpful tips for telling the two apart.
Following Fox's head start on pilot pickups, NBC has ordered comedies from Whitney Cummings and Parks & Recreation writer Emily Spivey, along with drama series Smash and Prime Suspect, Deadline.com reports.
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Cheers to My Boys for weathering the loss of one of their own.
TBS' endearing-underdog sitcom has always coasted on the chemistry of its ensemble, so the news that the reliably hilarious Jim Gaffigan wouldn't return for Season 4 as Jordana Spiro's droll brother gave fans cause for concern...
Hey, all. So, we just wrapped shooting for the season, and we had a blast! We've got some great new episodes ready to roll out this summer, very excited. I was just talking to Jim Gaffigan, Mike Bunin and Jamie Kaler, and we were all saying how much fun we had shooting the latest installments of TBS' My Boys. Maybe it was all the caffeine and booze, but I seriously don't think I've ever laughed as hard as I did working with these guys. We had some great guest stars, we brought back our favorite directors, and basically just kept on doin' what we did last year, only more of it. Think you're really gonna dig the new stuff. Hope you're all looking forward to the new episodes as much as I am. See you Monday, July 30, at 10pm/ET!