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...
Eli Baker and J.K. Simmons
Most people love to share stories about their wacky and crazy families. But few experience the reaction comedian and TV writer DJ Nash (Bent, Up All Night) used to get.
"I was telling a story about my dad cutting down a tree with a chainsaw — because I thought that that was not a big deal, I really...
Minnie Driver, David Walton, Banjamin Stockham
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 ...
NBC has given a pilot order to Two to Go, a single-camera comedy from Jason Bateman, TVGuide.com has learned.
Two to Go features...
Mayim Bialik, Jon Hamm
Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild nominations were out with the old, but not totally in with the new. Former awards darling Mad Men was nowhere to be found, while fresh faces came in the form of usual suspects at other awards shows. Check out our surprises and snubs below, and then tell us yours.
Warden Gentles is locking up the Bluths one last time. The cast of Arrested Development will reunite on Inside the Actors Studio, hosted by recurring guest-star with James Lipton.
Great White Shark
This week, Kristen Wiig played Patty Hearst on Comedy Central's Drunk History, Mumford & Sons enlisted the help of some comedians to spoof themselves in a new music video, and a group of middle school students put on a Breaking Bad musical. NBC released a slew of audition tapes for The Office, featuring the likes of...
Mumford & Sons
At first glance, "Hopeless Wanderer" looks like any other Mumford & Sons music video — lots of natural light, strumming instruments and beards. But instead of Marcus Mumford & Co.,Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms and Will Forte have replaced the usual quartet.
Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of NBC's Growing Up Fisher, the network announced Tuesday.
Emmy season is in progress! Over the next two weeks, Emmy voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.