Executive producer Jason Katims is downsizing on his new show in more ways than one.
After working on two hour-long dramas with large ensembles — Friday Night Lights boasted 10 series regulars and Parenthood currently has 15 — Katims' new show, About a Boy, is a half-hour comedy with just four stars. "I've always wanted to do a comedy. I've always wanted to do a half hour. What's exciting about the form is that you have to tell these stories in such a streamlined way and it's been really great," Katims told reporters Sunday at NBC's Television Critics Association winter previews. "This is a very small ensemble and you get to focus on telling one story. ... That's really very different from what I've been doing."
However, like FNL and Parenthood, About a Boy is an adaptation of the movie of the same name, which is in turn an adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel. In the TV version, David Walton (New Girl) steps into the Hugh Grant role as an immature 30-something hit songwriter named Will whose life is turned upside down when an...
NBC has ordered three comedy pilots from Will Ferrell, Jason Katims and Dan Mazer, TVGuide.com has learned.
Set in 1962, Mission Control is a workplace comedy in the tone of Anchorman that examines...
Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki
The Big Bang Theory dominated Thursday with its biggest audience ever.
The comedy drew 20.1 million viewers and a 5.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to post its largest viewership for a regularly scheduled episode and an 11-month high in ...
Josh Stamberg, Lauren Graham
That Carl is looking better and better every week on Parenthood.
After taking Sarah (Lauren Graham) to a fancy black tie dinner last week — where he was being honored, no less — Carl (Josh Stamberg) stops by Sarah's apartment with a very interesting proposal: a job opportunity!
Returning winter shows: Where we left off
In this exclusive sneak peek from Thursday's episode (10/9c, NBC), Carl explains that...
Here's some not-so good news, Human Beings: Community returned down for its fifth season premiere Thursday.
The NBC comedy's first episode drew 3.7 million viewers and a 1.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, down six tenths from last season's opener, but it was on par with its May finale. The second episode bagged ...
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8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking that...
Happy New TV Year! With the Winter Olympics only a little more than a month away, the networks are wasting no time premiering new and returning shows through January, making this almost as busy a month for programming as the heights of September. Let the winter midseason begin.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Some underdogs adopt a never-say-die mentality. In the fringe world of wackiness known as NBC's Community, it's more like never say graduate, as the cult comedy returns for an against-the-odds fifth season with back-to-back episodes (Thursday, 8/7c) once again under the warped tutelage of mercurial series creator Dan Harmon. (For more on his and the show's comeback, go here.)
Jimmy Kimmel Live with Matt Damon
Torture! Clones! Betrayal! Sexting! And just sex! From touching series finales (adieu, 30 Rock and The Office!) to Game of Thrones' brutal Red Wedding, 2013 was brimming with fantastic hours of television. TVGuide.com has compiled the top 25 episodes. Which ones made the cut? Tune in all week to see the full list.
What were the best TV shows of 2013?
Here are the first five in our countdown.
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Do you know who the mole is on The Blacklist? —Dominic
NATALIE: When the NBC drama returns, everyone who was in attendance during Garrick's incursion on the black site will be a suspect, and a familiar face will end up on Red's hit list. See, he's determined to avenge Luli's death, taking down anyone and everyone who was involved in the raid.
Will Joe Carroll have to rebuild his cult on The Following since he's been presumed dead for a year? — Megan
ADAM: The number of Joe's followers does seem to have dwindled as the new season begins, and those that do remain...
ABC and CBS enjoyed nice bumps Thursday with NBC falling back to Earth without The Sound of Music Live!
CBS reclaimed its usual Thursday throne, led by The Big Bang Theory(18.5 million, 5.3), which grew 10 percent. The Millers (12 million, 2.9) followed, growing 21 percent. The rest of its lineup ...