NBC may be on the rise this season, but comedy — traditionally one of the network's strong suits — hasn't played much of a role in its recovery. Freshman half-hour Go On is showing promise, but NBC's Thursday night block, once the home to "Must See TV," now limps along.
That's why execs are taking a long, hard look at its comedy brand to decide in what direction to steer the laughs next year. NBC introduced the new slogan "We Peacock Comedy" this fall, but what kind of comedy does NBC actually "Peacock"?<
NBC's Up All Night will halt production next week and return next spring as a multi-camera comedy filmed in front of a live audience, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The show will take a three-month break after wrapping production on its 11th episode next week, in order to convert the stage and set to the new format, NBC said Monday. The existing episodes will air into December, and production will resume in February.
There are a lot of actors in Hollywood who would refuse to play second banana to a monkey.
Animal Practice star Justin Kirk, on the other hand, is more than happy to share the spotlight.
"The thing about Crystal [the capuchin monkey who plays "Dr." Rizzo] is, all of the attention that comes to her she deserves and more. She is one of a kind and a national treasure," Kirk tells TVGuide.com. "Truth be told, I miss...
So much for not burning bridges!
A week after filming her final episode of America's Got Talent, Sharon Osbourne says she won't return to NBC in any capacity, even though five years of options remain on her contract.
"They don't want me, and I don't want them," Osbourne tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I never want to hear from them again."
Future Voice contestants will be in for a big surprise when those red chairs turn around. Usher and Shakira have signed on as new coaches for the fourth season of the singing competition, NBC confirmed Monday.
Usher, 33, and Shakira, 35, will replace...