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  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins demo with Maya Rudolph, 'Voice'; 'DWTS' scores

    TV ratings: NBC wins demo with Maya Rudolph, 'Voice'; 'DWTS' scores
    Maya Rudolph's variety special for NBC was a worthy performer in the ratings, coming after the three-way finalist faceoff on "The Voice."  The former "Saturday Night Live" star's "The Maya Rudolph Show" averaged 7.23 million viewers Monday night,...
  • How Hit Guest Stars Ended Up on TV's Top Shows

    Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines. Dawn...
  • Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen

    Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen
    Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom...
  • Seth Meyers on best SNL memories and making it in latenight

    Seth Meyers on best SNL memories and making it in latenight
    The conventional wisdom says everything on network TV is in decline. Network news is a dinosaur crawling to the boneyard. The networks don’t have one drama that can start to compete with cable or Netflix. And I dare you to name six sitcoms that you...
  • 'Voice,' 'Dancing' Top Monday; NBC's 'Maya Rudolph' Solid

    NBC won the final Monday of the television season in key demos , sweeping each half-hour in young adults behind the performance finale of "The Voice" and the variety special "The Maya Rudolph Show." ABC ran second with the performance finale of "Dancing...
  • Patton Oswalt, Taylor Schilling, George Takei, De La Soul Celebrate Webby Awards

    "Yeah, don't be in the moment," said Patton Oswalt as he was greeted by a wave of cellphone cameras upon taking the stage at the 18th Annual Webby Awards Monday night. "It's not like any of this will end up on the internet." After the chided audience...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Bill Hader to Develop HBO Comedy Series

    "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has inked a deal to develop a comedy series for HBO. Pact calls for Hader to write and star in a vehicle for the pay cabler, but there's no word yet on specifics. Hader logged eight years on NBC's "SNL," signing off...
  • Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes

    Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes
    Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...