| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:20 PM
"Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers.
This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
NBC has removed "Welcome to the Family" and "Ironside" from its schedule and set a Jan. 2 return date for "Community."
The Peacock also said that "Chicago Fire" spinoff "Chicago P.D." will premiere Jan. 8 in the former 10 p.m. Wednesday timeslot of its...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
On a scorching August day in Studio City, Metro buses screech down Ventura Boulevard stamped with NBC advertisements boasting its revamped Thursday block: "NBC's New Family of Comedies." Inside Stage 21 on the CBS Radford Studios, the "Parks and...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:45 PM
"Ironside" is being rolled away and "Welcome to the Family" is no longer welcome on NBC.
The peacock network said it was dropping the two shows as part of a restructuring of its schedule. Also, the critical darling "Community" is coming back in January....
| May 26, 2013
| 2:44 PM
David Schwimmer apparently has more dance moves than just the ones he demonstrated by the water fountain in the famous intro for NBC's "Friends."
The 46-year-old actor and director told Interview magazine last year that he was a "pretty good dancer"...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants") hosts Sundance Channel's series "The Writers' Room," a chatfest with scripters of such hit TV shows as "Game of Thrones," whose staff sits down with Rash on Monday. Rash also plays the energetic Dean...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:39 AM
"The truth? I'd like it to be a boy." -- Owen Slater
On the degree of difficulty scale, "A Man, A Plan ..." is about a nine out of ten. It wasn't the best "Boardwalk Empire" in the series' history, but it was certainly one of the most jarring.
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:28 PM
The 2013 Chicago Improv Festival kicked off earlier this week with Craig Cackowski — a veteran Second City and iO performer seen in recent years on NBC's "Community" — asking the audience for a suggested location. The first reply shouted out...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Looks like Paula Deen has cooked up another mess for herself.
In a videotaped deposition, the celebrity chef has reportedly admitted openly making racist jokes and slurs. She even confirmed that she wanted to costume black waitstaff as slaves at a...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The ink is barely dry on Dan Harmon's agreement to return to "Community," the NBC comedy series he created and then was fired from, but already the outspoken writer is causing trouble.
The latest dust-up came from comments Harmon made Sunday during...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:38 PM
After weeks of speculation (and then tweeted confirmation), it's official: Dan Harmon is returning as show runner of NBC's "Community" for its coming season.
Sony, the studio behind the show, confirmed the news early Monday morning; NBC followed up with...