| May 29, 2014
| 6:15 AM
There was a time when debuting a terrible show during the summer months wasn't just OK, it was common practice. Indeed, summer burn off was so prevalent that your very own sister network, USA, made a name for itself simply by running good...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Tossed out as summer filler, it's interesting that "Undateable" was birthed during the same development season as "About a Boy," suggesting NBC was particularly enamored with adult versions of Peter Pan this year -- men who, through their libertine ways,...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Former president of Bluegrass Television Quan Phung will join Slingshot Global Media as president of scripted TV.
The new global independent television studio was formed in February in partnership with TPG Growth with the goal of developing and producing...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Some good actors have come temporarily to roost on "Friends With Better Lives," a new CBS sitcom premiering Monday. It concerns a group of, yes, friends. Some — you may have also gleaned from the title — are less than satisfied with their lot....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Whitney Cummings has her friends to thank for her career as a comedian.
Oh, and a slew of failed relationships.
Born in Washington D.C., Cummings spent much of her youth complaining — basically, screaming — about heartbreak and injustices....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Are you ready for holiday specials? November's TV schedule is loaded with them. But we also gets the premieres of new series "Malibu Country," "Amores Verdaderos," "LOLwork" and "Wedding Band," just to name a few. The biggest premiere might be the Nov. 25...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:30 AM
NBC plans to use its Olympics coverage to promote the fall TV season, offering sneak peeks at two new comedies and launching the second season of "Grimm" when the Games end in mid-August.
The network has spread out its fall premieres over more than two...
| Jun 14, 2012
"Lola Versus" is a comic case study of a yearlong emotional meltdown for an about-to-turn-30, angsty, artsy New Yorker. While that might not sound entertaining, it is made so by star Greta Gerwig, who inhabits Lola with an endearing ease.
| May 16, 2012
| 10:10 AM
TBS and Just For Laughs have added comic Sarah Silverman to the Chicago festival line-up in June, along with dozens of other newly announced shows.
Silverman will host two shows at The Chicago Theatre on June 16, presenting some of her favorite comedians...