Joel McHale, Community and Debra Messing, Smash
NBC will bench Community to make room for returning comedy 30 Rock on Thursdays, and has set a premiere date for new series The Firm and Are You There, Chelsea?
The network also announced Monday that its upcoming musical drama Smash will debut on Monday, Feb. 6 at 10/9c following the second episode of The Voice.
NBC orders The Firm to series
Part of a massive Thursday-night overhaul...
Lisa Kudrow, Web Therapy
Fiona Wallice is affected, self-entitled and narcissistic. She is a former businesswoman who stumbled into therapy and then when she found other people's lives too tedious to tolerate, she modified her job into a new "treatment modality," she calls "Web Therapy." Give her three minutes and she'll give you ... something, even if it's just further confusion.
Fiona is the character Lisa Kudrow developed alongside Don Roos and partner Dan Bucatinsky for Web Therapy, an Internet series that bowed on L/Studio in three-minute bursts in 2008, and has now been converted into a cable series for Showtime by combining webisodes and fleshing out previously unseen aspects of Fiona's personal life.
At the show's heart is Kudrow, who spends nary a minute off-screen. Web Therapy (Tuesday, 11/10c, Showtime) finds Kudrow doing that thing that is uniquely hers...
Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay
Mark your calendars: NBC has announced its season-finale dates — and the airdate for 30 Rock's 100th episode.
Fall TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
The sitcom's triple-digit milestone will air Thursday, April 21 as a one-hour episode. The hour will find TGS dealing with the prospect that its 100th episode could be its last.
30 Rock's fifth-season finale will air ...
Biggest Loser - Jillian Michaels
NBC has picked up reality series The Biggest Loser, The Sing-Off and Who Do You Think You Are?, the network announced Tuesday.
"Alternative series such as these three bona fide hits are...
30 Rock, Parks and Recreation
NBC is adding a third hour of comedy on Thursday nights, the network announced Monday.
The new lineup, which begins Jan. 20, will feature Community in its same slot at 8/7c, followed by the new comedy Perfect Couples, starring Olivia Munn and Kyle Bornheimer. The Office will remain at 9/8c, with Parks and Recreation returning at 9:30/8:30c.
The Event, Love Bites
NBC's fall lineup pairs Chuck with two action dramas, introduces a Law & Order block and adds two shows to its Thursday-night comedies. It also pushes Parks and Recreation, superhero drama The Cape and other green-lit series to midseason.
Fall TV Scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?
The Event, a global-conspiracy-theory drama, and Chase, which follows U.S. marshals who track fugitives, will air...
A neighborhood slaying puts Allison and her family on the defensive. In the wake of the murder of her neighbor (Jonathan Silverman), our matriarchal medium springs into action, installing a high-tech security system in her home. But that's when a bizarre Kubrickian drama plays out. Straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Allison comes to believe this cutting-edge alarm system has a mind of its own and is actually communicating with young Marie. Dub this one "2010: A Case Oddity." Meanwhile, eldest daughter Ariel sees dead people: She encounters a ghost who might be able to help her attend a coveted college.
Read on for previews of Who Do You Think You Are?, Life and Times of Tim, Smallville, Stargate Universe, Live from Abbey Road and Now on PBS.
Who is the Blur? Everyone wants to know, but Clark's not telling. This means he gets subjected to all manner of plots, schemes and wayward photo-snapping while doing something heroic in a flurry of action. In this episode, he's rescuing Lois from former DA and ex-con Raymond Sacks (Dylan Neal) when a delivery guy catches him on film. Like any entrepreneurial delivery person would do, he puts the picture up for sale and deep-pocketed Checkmate agent Maxwell Lord (Gil Bellows) comes calling.
Read on for previews of Who Do You Think You Are?, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Party Down and Two Kenyan Guys.
Who Do You Think You Are - Susan Sarandon
For Susan Sarandon, there was little hesitation about exploring her grandmother Anita's past on Who Do You Think You Are?
Although the episode reveals details that could be hard for Sarandon's family members to swallow, the 63-year-old Oscar winner, tells TVGuide.com she had to find answers about her grandmother, who mysteriously abandoned Sarandon's mother when she was only 2 years old. "I had tried years before to track Anita down, so it was a small price to pay that people were discovering it as I was discovering it," she says.
NBC renews Marriage Ref, Minute to Win It, Who Do You Think You Are?