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TCA: NBC’s Bill Cosby Comedy To Be Created By Mike Sikowitz, Mike O’Malley, Who May Co-Star, Coming Summer Or Fall 2015

By | Sunday July 13, 2014 @ 9:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TCA: NBC’s Bill Cosby Comedy To Be Created By Mike Sikowitz, Mike O’Malley, Who May Co-Star, Coming Summer Or Fall 2015At its executive panel, NBC revealed more details about its Bill Cosby multi-camera comedy project, which was put in development in January. It will be created by Mike Sikowitz and Mike O’Malley and produced by Sony TV, where Sikowitz is under an overall deal, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. Sikowitz is also tied as a showrunner to the Sony mikesikowitzMikeOMalleyTV-produced new CBS comedy The McCarthys, so I had heard that O’Malley would be writing with Sikowitz supervising. Actor O’Malley, who is eyed for  one of the show’s leads, had been active on the writing side, starting with a staff writing job on Shameless, and has written a couple of pilots. As for the premise, it is a multi-generational family show, Salke said.

“Bill plays the patriarch of the family, dispensing his classic wisdom on relationships and parenthood, with three daughters, husbands and grandchildren,” Salke said “It’s a classic big extended family sitcom.” The hope is for O’Malley to play one of the husbands, she added. The show is eyed for next summer or fall 2015.

The Bill Cosby project is part of NBC’s commitment to the multi-camera genre, Salke said.  Both Salke and NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt spoke of the difficulty getting multi-camera comedies on the air that stick, having just unsuccessfully tried with… Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Rises, ‘Welcome To Sweden’ & ‘Working The Engels’ Debut Soft, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ & ‘NY Med’ Up

RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Rises, ‘Welcome To Sweden’ & ‘Working The Engels’ Debut Soft, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ & ‘NY Med’ UpThe television world was very busy yesterday with the announcement of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, but it also was pretty packed in primetime last night as well. After a quiet Thursday last week because of the July 4th holiday, all of the Big 4 were playing originals last night. With just Big Brother (2.0/7) on, CBS was the lightest of all the networks originals-wise. Having said that, the second elimination of the voyeuristic reality show’s 16th season proved the heavyweight of the night. The 1-hour BB was the top show of the night among Adults 18-49 and the second-most-watched show of Thursday’s primetime with 6.15 million viewers after the 7.86 million who tuned in for a Big Bang Theory (1.7/9) encore. However, the real news is the demo leap that Big Brother made out of last week’s holiday airing – the show was up 25% over its slumped July 3 broadcast, which was a series low. It was also up 11% from its June 26 show among the 18-49s. All of which meant, with the BBT and The Millers (1.3/5) encores and a repeat of the debut of the new Halle Berry sci-fi thriller series Extant (0.7/2), that CBS took the night both in the 18-49 demo with a 1.4 rating and in total viewers with 5.61 million watching.
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Ratings Rat Race: First ‘Big Brother’ Elimination Of Season Tops Holiday-Eve TV

By | Friday July 4, 2014 @ 10:48am PDT

Ratings Rat Race: First ‘Big Brother’ Elimination Of Season Tops Holiday-Eve TVFireworks in Boston, and a hurricane in the Carolinas, created challenges for stat spinners this morning.

Big Brother‘s first elimination of its 16th season finished first in overall audience (5.12 million viewers) and, if ratings hold, in the demo (1.6).  (Two nights earlier, the fourth episode of the 16th season of Big Brother clocked a 1.8 demo rating, and 5.61 million viewers — the demo performance being a 22% drop from previous week, maybe because the episode featured a spelling bee, as well as the usual internecine shenanigans.) Last night’s 9 PM episode — in which SPOILER ALERT! Joey Van Pelt became the first BB householder to bite the dust, by unanimous vote — was pre-empted in Boston for that city’s annual July 4th Boston Pops concert (12.6) followed by traditional Boston Post-Pops July 4 Fireworks (15.2), CBS noted, adding that there also may have been pre-emptions in some markets for Hurricane Arthur coverage, which may also have affected other broadcasters. Read More »

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UPDATED Ratings Rat Race: NBA Draft Scores Biggest Stats Ever On ESPN

By | Friday June 27, 2014 @ 3:50pm PDT

UPDATED Ratings Rat Race: NBA Draft Scores Biggest Stats Ever On ESPNUPDATE, 3:30 PM: ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the 2014 NBA draft on Thursday snagged an average of 3.451 million viewers, making it the most-watched NBA Draft across all networks since 1995 (3.626 million) and the most-watched NBA Draft ever on ESPN. The event, which began its telecast at 7 PM ET, came in 15% better than last year’s telecast ( 2.999 million) in overall audience.

Additionally, the NBA Draft on WatchESPN saw 327,000 unique viewers (up 166% over last year), 6.3 million total minutes (up 12% over last year) and an average minute audience of 22,856 (up 18% over last year).

The 2014 NBA Draft on ESPN was the most-talked-about TV program on Twitter yesterday, with 2.7 million tweets, according to Nielsen Social. The event was the fourth most-talked about NBA telecast of the year behind Game 5 (6.4 million), Game 1 (3.1 million), and Game 4 (2.9 million) of The Finals.

PREVIOUS: Night 2 of CBS’ Big Brother was as strong as the first. The reality series posted a 2.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo Thursday, even with its season premiere the night before to again finish as the night’s top-rated and most-watched show on broadcast. That, plus a Big Bang Theory rerun, helped give CBS back-to-back nightly wins in total viewers and the demo.

ABC landed in second place overall in viewers, thanks to the second-season premiere of NY Med (0.9), which fell 25% from its series premiere in 2012 in the demo, but landed its biggest overall crowd, with 5.5 million viewers.  Earlier Thursday, ABC aired Rookie Blue (0.8) and Black Box (0.6), the latter of which dropped 14% from its series debut a week ago to tie a series low, while the former tumbled 27% from its season premiere last week to also tie a series low. Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: Critics Choice TV Awards Logs 1.036 Million Viewers

By | Friday June 20, 2014 @ 9:28am PDT

Ratings Rat Race: Critics Choice TV Awards Logs 1.036 Million ViewersThe CW’s broadcast of the Critics Choice TV Awards last night clocked a 0.3/1 demo rating. Fox was the night’s highest-rated broadcast network in the demo (1.3/5), thanks in large measure to Hell’s Kitchen (1.8/7, 4.93 million viewers) which posted its best demo results in nearly three months and ranked as the night’s No. 1 show in the age bracket — tied with CBS’ The Big Bang Theory rerun (1.8/7). Big Bang Theory‘s overall audience, however, swamped Hell’s Kitchen’s, with  7.54 million viewers, and CBS took the night in total viewers (5.190 million) with its lineup of comedy repeats and Elementary.

On its first telecast in three weeks and moving into its new 8-9 PM time period, ABC’s Black Box returned up in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.8 million) and paced within 1/10th in adults 18-49 (0.7/3 vs. 0.8/2). ABC’s Rookie Blue returned at 9 PM with demo ratings down 17% from last summer’s premiere, but held steady in the demo compared to its September season wrapper. Rookie Blue beat its drama competitor in the hour, Fox’s Gang Related, in the demo (1.0/3 vs. 0.9/3) and total viewers (5.7 million vs. 2.6 million)  The ABC drama also tied for No. 1 in its time period among Adults 25-54 (1.4/3).
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RATINGS RAT RACE: NBA Finals Game 4 Down From Last Year, Still Dominates

By | Friday June 13, 2014 @ 9:23am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

game4The NBA Finals series between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat finally took a different turn after mirroring the pattern of last year’s face-off for the first three games, with the Spurs taking the opening matchup, Miami evening things out and the Spurs pulling ahead in Game 3. Instead of the Heat tying the series at two games apiece as they did last year, the San Antonio team widened its lead to 3-1 last night with a decisive 107-86 victory. The game pulled in a 10.6 overnight rating for ABC, down 12% from last year’s 12 rating for Game 4. It was up slightly from the third game this year, which drew a 10.3 on Tuesday. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night and NBA Countdown matched their Tuesday preliminary numbers. ABC won the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers by a wide margin.

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UPDATE: ABC’s NBA Finals Game 1 Up From 2013; ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Logs First Demo Win Against Jimmy Fallon

2014 NBA Finals - Game OneUPDATE, 2:29 PM:  Viewership for Game 1 of the Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs NBA Finals rematch is up on ABC, according to Nielsen. Thursday’s game averaged 14,846,000 viewers –  up 4% compared to last year’s 14,241,000 viewers. It also averaged a 9.0 U.S. household rating, up 2% from an 8.8 for last year’s Game 1. The 9.0 rating matches the second-highest-rated NBA Finals Game 1 since 2004. ABC reported the game also is up “in every key demo”: men 18-34 (8.0 vs. 7.5), men 18-49 (7.9 vs. 7.4), men 25-54 (7.8 vs.7.6), adults 18-34 (6.0 vs. 5.8), adults 18-49 (6.0 vs. 5.7) and adults 25-54 (6.1 vs. 5.9). Female demos were not included; draw your own conclusion.  The NBA Finals on Twitter was the most-tweeted NBA game of the year with more than 3.2 million tweets and up 18% when compared to Game 1 last season.  Additionally, the game was the most-talked about television program of the day, accounting for 76% of all television conversation on Twitter, according to Nielsen Social.

jimmy-fallon-vs-jimmy-kimmel-650PREVIOUS, 8:20 AM: Thursdays Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC ranked as the night’s No. 1 talk show in late-night, in households (3.1/9) and adults 18-49 (1.5/8), according to early stats, beating an original telecast of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time ever in both Nielsen measures (2.6/7 and 1.0/5). It’s also the first time Kimmel’s show has enjoyed an NBA Finals lead-in since Fallon took over Tonight Show. Game 1 of the NBA Finals on ABC delivered a 10.4 overnight rating, peaking with a 12.7 in the final quarter. The game, in which the San Antonia Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 110-95, won the night for the 38th consecutive time, nearly doubling the broadcast competition in overnight ratings. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Undateable’ OK In Debut, ‘Gang Related’ Steady

By | Friday May 30, 2014 @ 11:21am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

34328This is something we’ve rarely seen in the past couple of years — a No.1 Thursday finish for NBC. The network tied CBS and Fox for the top spot among adults 18-49 on the night where it had struggled mightily this past season. Burn-off comedy series Undateable showed spunk, premiering with a 1.3 in 18-49 at 9 PM. It built onto its lead-in, Hollywood Game Night (1.2, up 9% from last week) to post NBC’s highest rating with regular programming in the 9-9:30 PM slot since November 7. Undateable almost doubled the debut of another midseason-turned-summer comedy on NBC last year, Save Me (0.7 on 5/23/13) to post the highest-rated summer comedy premiere on the Big 4 networks in five years (since ABC’s toon The Goode Family on 5/27/2009) and edged one of NBC’s fall Thursday comedy debuts, Welcome To The Family (1.2 on 10/2/13). Undateable also held all of its demo audience for a second episode at 9:30 PM (1.3). Last Comic Standing (1.6) capped the night for NBC with a minimal second-week drop, .1.
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Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable

By | Saturday May 24, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT

Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And CableTV setHere’s a rundown of shows that will hit the airwaves (and Netflix) for the first time between now and the start of the 2014-15 TV season, along with those returning for new seasons or coming off hiatus. We will update when new dates are announced:

May 26:
American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Season 6 premiere)
MasterChef (Fox, Season 5 premiere)
BBQ Pit Wars (Destination America, new series sneak peek; time slot premiere May 31)
Rock My RV With Bret Michaels (Travel, series premiere)

May 27:
America’s Got Talent (NBC, Season 9 premiere)
The Night Shift (NBC, series premiere)
Extreme Weight Loss (ABC, Season 4 premiere)
The Wil Wheaton Project (Syfy, series premiere)
Heroes Of Cosplay (Syfy, Season 1B premiere)
Alien Encounters (Science, Season 3 premiere)
Boundless (Esquire, Season 2 premiere)
The Haves And The Have Nots (OWN, Season 2B premiere)
Little Women: LA (Lifetime, series premiere)

May 28
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Season 11 premiere)
Rogue (Audience [DirecTV], Season 2 premiere)

May 29:
Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN, Season 5 premiere)
Undateable (NBC, series premiere; back-to-back episodes)
The Sixties (CNN, limited series premiere)

May 30:
Crossbones (NBC, series premiere)
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv, series premiere)
Mystery Millionaire (WE tv, series premiere)
No Limits (Animal Planet, series premiere)
Derek (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)

May 31:
Bet On Your Baby (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Sing Your Face Off (ABC, series premiere)

June 1:
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC, series premiere)
Enlisted (Fox, unaired episodes premiere)
Food Network Star (Food Network, Season 10 premiere)
Mountain Men (History, Season 3 premiere)
Return To Amish (TLC, series premiere)
Last Seen Alive (Investigation Discovery, series premiere)
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Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable

By | Saturday May 24, 2014 @ 10:00am PDT

TV setHere’s a rundown of shows that will hit the airwaves (and Netflix) for the first time between now and the start of the 2014-15 TV season, along with those returning for new seasons or coming off hiatus. We will update when new dates are announced:

May 26:
American Ninja Warrior (NBC, Season 6 premiere)
MasterChef (Fox, Season 5 premiere)
BBQ Pit Wars (Destination America, new series sneak peek; time slot premiere May 31)
Rock My RV With Bret Michaels (Travel, series premiere)

May 27:
America’s Got Talent (NBC, Season 9 premiere)
The Night Shift (NBC, series premiere)
Extreme Weight Loss (ABC, Season 4 premiere)
The Wil Wheaton Project (Syfy, series premiere)
Heroes Of Cosplay (Syfy, Season 1B premiere)
Alien Encounters (Science, Season 3 premiere)
Boundless (Esquire, Season 2 premiere)
The Haves And The Have Nots (OWN, Season 2B premiere)
Little Women: LA (Lifetime, series premiere)

May 28
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox, Season 11 premiere)
Rogue (Audience [DirecTV], Season 2 premiere)

May 29:
Our America With Lisa Ling (OWN, Season 5 premiere)
Undateable (NBC, series premiere; back-to-back episodes)
The Sixties (CNN, limited series premiere)

May 30:
Crossbones (NBC, series premiere)
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv, series premiere)
Mystery Millionaire (WE tv, series premiere)
No Limits (Animal Planet, series premiere)
Derek (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)

May 31:
Bet On Your Baby (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Sing Your Face Off (ABC, series premiere)

June 1:
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC, series premiere)
Enlisted (Fox, unaired episodes premiere)
Food Network Star (Food Network, Season 10 premiere)
Mountain Men (History, Season 3 premiere)
Return To Amish (TLC, series premiere)
Last Seen Alive (Investigation Discovery, series premiere)
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NBCU Press Day: Comedy Stars Not Fans Of Multi-Cam, Question ‘Shameless’ Decision To Compete For Emmy As Comedy

Mindy KalingIt is the golden age of comedy now, Mindy Kaling told reporters at NBCU Press Day, because whereas once you used to have to wait 2 1/2 years for Larry David to get around to writing another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “now there’s always something happening” in comedy on the TV landscape. She was joined by stars of other Universal TV comedies airing on NBC and elsewhere.

Related: Mindy Kaling Exits UTA

andy-sandbergJenna Elfman is a big fan of single cam comedies, like her new Growing Up Fisher, because “with the Internet … audiences are more savvy, and with a single camera you can home in on nuance more than with multi-cam and capture the smarter side of the story.”

Related: NBC Press Day: Bill Lawrence Talks ‘Undateable’

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg chimed in: “I was on SNL, which was live, but everything I did was pre-taped, so I was already headed in that direction. Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott said there a “weird thing” about doing comedy on a multi-cam. “If you don’t say a joke with a particular inflection, the laughs just don’t occur. I did very badly in that format.” But he acknowledged, “Shows like Cheers were able to make it work.” Read More »

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NBC Press Day: ‘Undateable’ Pushes No Envelope Because Broadcast Can’t Compete With Cable On That Front, Bill Lawrence Says

By | Tuesday April 8, 2014 @ 4:51pm PDT

Undateable is a “classicNBCUniversal Events - Season 2014 throwback sitcom, it cracks me the frick up,” executive producer Bill Lawrence told reporters at NBC Press Day. Though the show is about a bunch of mostly young single guys, it does not push any content envelope, Lawrence said. “One of the things I’m really proud of is, it’s laugh out loud funny without being crass. This feels reminiscent of the shows I grew up loving, like Cheers.  I didn’t try to push the envelope too much…If you’re a on a network its hard to compete with shows like Louie or Veep that have no language standards, or nudity standards, or content standards,” he said. Lawrence said he set out to do a multi-camera comedy because it’s  “where the networks can compete with cable. I enjoy watching Veep, and Silicon Valley is funny as balls — check it out,” he said. “Multi-camera comedies — I grew up with NBC being the king of them,” he said.
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NBC Sets Summer Schedule That Includes ‘Undateable’, ‘Crossbones’ & ‘The Night Shift’

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 2:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC_logoNBC today set unveiled its original summer lineup. It features six scripted series: comedies Undateable, Welcome To Sweden and Working The Engles, and dramas The Night Shift, Crossbones and the just-acquired Taxi Brooklyn. Of the six — which NBC notes is the most original scripted series a U.S. broadcast network has had on during the summer in 21 years — three are series originally picked up for the 2013-14 season (guy comedy Undateable, medical drama Night Shift and pirate show Crossbones) and three are acquisitions (Swedish-made Welcome To Sweden produced by Amy Poehler, Canadian import Working The Engels from Halfire Entertainment and Shaw, and Taxi Brooklyn from EuropaCorp). On the unscripted side, NBC has new series Food Fighters, which joins returning summer staples America’s Got Talent (debuts May 27) and American Ninja Warrior (May 26) and the return of Last Comic Standing (May 22). Here are the summer debut dates for NBC’s new series: Read More »

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New NBC Series ‘Undateable’ To Promote Launch With Comedy Tour

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 6:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Forget billboards, theUNDATEABLE - Season Pilot co-creator and stars of NBC’s midseason comedy series Undateable are embarking on a multi-city, cross-country comedy tour to promote their show that will hit all the top TV markets. The tour will feature series co-creator/exec producer Bill Lawrence and stars Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman  — all stand-up comedians —  with each show showcasing a stand-up set from each of the actors sneaking the humor on the show and Lawrence serving as host. “Since it’s so hard to launch a network comedy in this competitive landscape, we thought we would try a little grassroots marketing,” said co-creator/executive producer Adam Sztykiel. “Plus, it will be exciting to see Bill travel around in a van.”

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UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Rob Lowe Comedy, Odd Couple Sitcom To Pilot

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 4:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

loweUPDATE: NBC also gave a pilot order to single-camera comedy The Pro, starring and executive produced by Rob Lowe. Comedy veterans Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory wrote write the script and serve as showrunners, with Todd Holland set to direct. The project, which had a production commitment, stems from a development deal NBC inked with Lowe in the summer when he was finalizing his upcoming exit from Parks And Recreation. It is co-produced by ABC Studios, which has a deal with Huyck and Gregory, and Universal TV, with ABC Studios taking lead. The Pro stars Lowe as former tennis doubles champion “Big Ben” Bertrahm, whose career flame-out and misguided investments have left him working as the pro at a tennis and golf club, where he tries to hustle and charm his way back into America’s 1%. Huyck and Gregory are executive producing with Holland and Karey Burke through their Uni TV-based Dark Toy banner, and Brillstein Entertainment’s Marc Gurvitz. Read More »

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Midseason Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable

By | Friday January 3, 2014 @ 7:26pm PST

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The second half of the 2013-14 TV season kicked off Thursday night with the series bow of ABC’s The Assets and season debut of The Taste. Here’s a rundown of the midseason shows that will hit the airwaves for the first time during between now and May 31, along with those returning for new seasons or coming off hiatus:

Related: Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable (June Through August)

January 5:
Downton Abbey (PBS, Season 4 premiere)
Revenge (ABC, returns from hiatus)

January 6:
The Bachelor (ABC, season premiere)

January 7:
Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, Season 4B premiere)
Intelligence (CBS, series premiere; regular slot debut at 10 PM Monday, January 7)
Ravenswood (ABC Family, Season 1B premiere)
Justified (FX, Season 5 premiere)
Killer Women (ABC, series premiere)
Cougar Town (TBS, Season 5 premiere)

January 8:
Psych (USA, Season 8 premiere)
Chicago PD (NBC, series premiere)

January 9:
The Spoils of Babylon (IFC, limited series premiere)

January 10:
Enlisted (Fox, series premiere)
Banshee (Cinemax, Season 2 premiere)
Helix (Syfy, series premiere)

January 12:
Shameless (Showtime, Season 4 premiere)
True Detective (HBO, series premiere)
Girls (HBO Season 3 premiere)
House of Lies (Showtime, Season 3 premiere)
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NBC Buys Dad Comedy From Bill Lawrence & Dan Lagana

By | Thursday November 14, 2013 @ 3:26pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy produced by Bill Lawrence. Written by Dan Lagana, co-creator of the MTV series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Stand-Up Guy centers on a young comedian who pursues his lifelong dream of being a working stand-up while juggling the growing responsibilities of being a husband and soon-to-be-father at home. Warner Bros TV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer are producing, with Lagana, Lawrence and Jeff Ingold executive producing. Lagana, repped by CAA and Karl Austen, also developed a dad comedy with WBTV two seasons ago when the project sold to Fox. ICM-repped Doozer, which has four series on the air – Cougar Town on TBS and upcoming Ground Floor on TBS, Surviving Jack on Fox and Undateable on NBC — also has a Jeff Astrof multi-camera comedy project at CBS with a put pilot commitment.

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Joan Jett Rocking Indie ‘Undateable John’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 11:39am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Having just released Unvarnished, her first new album since 2006, iconic punk rocker Joan Jett is returning to the big screen — both in front of and behind it. Along with her Blackheart Films partners Kenny Laguna and Carianne Brinkman, Jett is executive producing the dark indie romantic comedy Undateable John. She will play a Venice Beach surf punk musician who befriends misfit lovebirds Jane (Estella Warren) and former pro surfer John (John Philbin) at an AA meeting. The recovery tale, directed by Demian Lichtenstein from a script by Cynthia Posner, also stars Daryl Hannah, Tom Arnold, Margaret Cho, Meredith Baxter, and Shannen Doherty. Jett’s most recent screen foray came as exec producer of the story about the formation and breakup of her groundbreaking punk band dramatized in The Runaways, which cast Twilight Saga‘s Kristen Stewart. Jett is no stranger to acting; she starred with  Michael J. Fox in 1987′s Light Of Day and appeared on Broadway in a early 2000s revival of The Rocky Horror Show. Undateable John is shooting now in LA, and Jett’s supplying tunes for the soundtrack.

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UPDATE: NBC Cancels ‘Welcome To The Family’ & ‘Ironside’, Gives ‘Sean Saves The World’ Script Order, Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Community’ & ‘Chicago PD’

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 1:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE, 1:55 PM: I’ve learned that NBC‘s other new Thursday comedy awaiting word on its fate, Sean Saves The World, has received an order for 4 additional scripts. While the series posted a 1.1 in adults 18-49 last night, same as freshly cancelled Ironside, it does build on its Welcome To The Family lead-in (0.9 last night), and NBC brass have been encouraged with the show’s creative direction. The third new NBC comedy, The Michael J. Fox Show, has a 22-episode order.

PREVIOUS 13:35: NBC has pulled Ironside and Welcome To The Family three weeks into their freshman runs. Welcome To The Family is gone effective immediately, while Ironside will air one more episode next Wednesday before falling off the schedule. Beginning October 30, repeats, Dateline and specials will air in Ironside’s 10 PM berth until January 8, when Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago P.D. will debut in the slot that successfully launched the mothership series last season. On Thursdays, NBC will air a mix of back-to-back Parks And Recreation episodes and various specials for the next two months, with veteran Community launching its fifth season on January 2 with back-to-back episodes from 8-9 PM before moving to its old 8 PM slot, with current occupant Parks And Rec sliding to Welcome To The Family‘s 8:30 PM period beginning with the January 9 episode, the show’s 100th. Ironside and Welcome To The Family have been among NBC’s lowest-rated series on the air. In their most recent airings, Ironside logged a 1.1 in 18-49, flat with the previous week and the same as Sean Saves The World, while Welcome To The Family was up a tenth to a 0.9. Here is a rundown of NBC’s plans for the two time periods: Read More »

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