| 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 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...
| 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....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Thursday night is b intern Becky Quinn's favorite night of the week for plenty of reasons (hello, Thirsty Thursday!). NBC and its comedy lineup just make it that much better. Rather than taking her time like her roommates to get ready to go out, she would...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 7:57 PM
b intern Becky Quinn chimes in about what tickled her funny bone this week. Hint, it was not the Dundler Mifflin billboard.
"Community": Troy and Abed’s housewarming party turned into a weird parallel universe with dice rolling, lost body parts...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 6:28 AM
It's Halloween week on NBC so prepare yourself for ghost stories, parties, costume contests and secret web cams.
"Community": After Brita grades the study group’s personality tests, she is convinced that one of them has an extreme (“like a...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:56 AM
While Pawnee and Scranton deal with the impending apocalypse, the study group at Greendale deals with their daddy issues and Whitney and friends try to mend a severed bromance.
"Community": Pierce’s latest entrepreneurial endeavor is “Pride...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:12 PM
NBC released its midseason schedule for 2012, and missing from it are "Community" and "Prime Suspect."
Both ratings-starved but critically praised series have been pulled from the schedule. A spokesman from NBC has told me that "Prime Suspect" "is still...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Guys with fangs are so last year. This fall, witches are taking over.
You'll find them on HBO's "True Blood," where Sookie will face down a coven this season. They'll be casting spells on their fellow high school students in the CW's "The Secret Circle,"...
| 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...