When Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly stood in front of reporters in January and proclaimed the death of pilot season, he drew a good amount of ribbing from the competition.
Reilly was making the case for torching the broadcast primetime model as we know it — starting with the annual tradition of everyone developing everything all at once. It was a grand pronouncement, particularly in an industry that talks big but can rarely turn on a dime. Nonetheless, change is afoot, and Reilly's not the only one flipping the script.
Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC!
The network has set the premiere date for the comic's variety show The Maya Rudolph Show, which will debut on Monday, May 19 at 10/9c.
The Saturday Night Live vet will headline the prime-time variety show, which will feature guest stars...
Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers
NBC has enlisted some of its biggest stars and showrunners to help the network find undiscovered comedy talent. The campaign, dubbed the "NBC Comedy Playground," will ultimately lead to two winners who will then develop original series with an eye towards airing in summer 2015.
The "NBC Comedy Playground" advisory board includes...
Last Comic Standing
Last Comic Standing will return for an eighth season with a new host and set of judges.
The stand-up comic competition will premiere Thursday, May 22 at 9/8c on NBC, with...
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams
This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."
"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.
A year after originally developing a comedy pilot starring The Office alum Craig Robinson, NBC has picked up a new version of the show. The Peacock Network has given a six-episode order to Mr. Robinson, starring the comedian as a musician who winds up taking a job as a middle school music teacher.
Craig Robinson was arrested for drug possession in the Bahamas on Wednesday, TMZ.com reports.
The Office star allegedly attempted to...
Still tearing up after Thursday's series finale of The Office? OK, cool, because we're totally not either...
But for those fans not ready to let go of the Dunder Mifflin crew just yet, TVGuide.com has a special treat — an exclusive first look at
Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski
Bob Odenkirk as Michael Scott? An African-American Pam Beesly? A spinoff starring Ed Helms as suburban dad Andy Bernard?
The Office Cast
Fans came from Salt Lake City. They came from Portland (both Maine and Oregon). They came from just a few blocks away. They came to Scranton, Pennsylvania — thousands of them — to pay tribute to the show that made the city a household name: The Office.
Most of the cast of the NBC comedy was on hand for the May 4 all-day event (dubbed The Office Wrap Party), and creator Greg Daniels and some of his crew dished at a behind-the scenes panel held at the University of Scranton.