It would be nice to hope, as NBC does, that the ratings magnet of the Summer Olympics, opening Friday, will somehow magically transform the network's sagging fortunes with its "incredible promotional platform" (as NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt put it). To that end, NBC will sneak-peek two of its new comedies with commercial-free premieres on pivotal nights of the games, and tease a high-profile new drama on another. Much of NBC's fall lineup will launch ahead of the official premiere week in late September, in hopes of capitalizing on the momentum the Olympics provides.
Guys With Kids, Jimmy Fallon
When Jimmy Fallon got the idea for his new NBC comedy Guys with Kids, he knew exactly what he wanted to call it — and it wasn't Guy with Kids.
"[My producing partner Amy Ozols and I] were just talking about all the guys we were seeing around New York City and Times Square with the Baby Bjorns and [babies] on the backs of their bikes," Fallon said via satellite at NBC's Television Critics Association fall TV previews Tuesday. "We were just like, 'These are like young, good-looking guys embracing the roles of dad.' We both said at the same time, 'DILFS'! When we pitched the idea for DILFS ... NBC said, 'Yeah, we probably can't call the show DILFS, so we'll have to change that.'"
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Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange
The nominations are in for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, and many of the actors and showrunners who received nods have expressed their gratitude — and, in some cases, surprise.
See what the stars had to say:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: "I want to thank the academy for honoring American Horror Story. ... It's been wonderful to work on a show with such talented actors and the fabulous creative team of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and all the brilliant writers who make Constance such an interesting character to play."
Our top moments of the week:
13. Most Unexpected House Call: As a physician's assistant in a concierge medical practice, Divya is used to making house calls on Royal Pains. But she is very taken aback, and rightfully so, when her mother comes to her late at night against her father's strict wishes. Her mother drops the bombshell that she has left Divya's father and needs a place to stay. Who's ready for some major mother-daughter bonding?
12. Worst Poker Face: It's sex education time on ...
Will Kopelman and Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore married art dealer Will Kopelman Saturday in Montecito, Calif., People reports.
The pregnant actress, 37, and her beau tied the knot at her home in front of guests including...
Whitney executive producer Betsy Thomas will be leaving the NBC comedy, EW reports. Wil Calhoun (Friends) will take her place.
Emma Stone is set to cameo on the upcoming final season of iCarly, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Stone, 23, will play an energetic...
Robin Gibb, the co-founder of the Bee Gees, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, Rolling Stone reports. He was 62.
"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his...
After five seasons, Nickelodeon's hit series iCarly will be coming to an end, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. In June, the cast will come together for the last time to film a special iCarly television event that will air in November.
"Everyone at iCarly has been like family to me for five years," creator and executive producer Dan Schneider told TVGuide.com. "When we film our very last scene, there will be a lot of crying, I know. But I also know that in television, you don't want to over-stay your welcome. I want to go out the way we are — on a creative high-note. "