NBC’s Craig Robinson Comedy Gets Series Order With Mark Cullen & Rob Cullen As Showrunners

By | Monday January 6, 2014 @ 1:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Steve GranitzA year after it was ordered to pilot, Craig Robinson‘s NBC comedy project, Mr. Robinson, is going to series with a six-episode order. The single-camera comedy is going on the air with a new behind-the-scenes team as … Read More »

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NBC’s Craig Robinson Comedy Remains In Contention With Cast Options Extension

By | Saturday June 29, 2013 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Another NBC pilot that narrowly missed the cut to series is staying alive. I’ve learned that the network has extended the options on the entire cast of the untitled Craig Robinson pilot, which … Read More »

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Jean Smart Cast In NBC’s Craig Robinson Comedy Pilot

By | Sunday March 24, 2013 @ 3:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Jean Smart has become a late addition to NBC‘s untitled Craig Robinson comedy pilot. She replaces Jane Adams who exited Read More »

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Jane Adams Exits NBC’s Craig Robinson Pilot

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 11:11am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Pilot season is brutal for actors as networks rush to cast some 100 pilots at the same time and then are as quick to recast roles. The latest case is former Hung star Jane Adams, a Golden … Read More »

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Greg Daniels Comedy Starring ‘The Office’s Craig Robinson Gets NBC Pilot Order

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 6:20pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has given the green light to a single-camera comedy from The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels starring The Office regular Craig RobinsonRead More »

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‘Office’s Craig Robinson To Star In NBC Comedy From Series Boss Greg Daniels

By | Friday October 19, 2012 @ 1:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Craig Robinson OfficeGreg Daniels Office EXCLUSIVE: The proposed Office spinoff starring Rainn Wilson is not the only NBC comedy series hopeful for next season toplined by an Office co-star and backed by key Office auspices.

In his first major sale this season, The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels has set up a comedy at NBC starring The Office regular Craig Robinson and written by the show’s supervising producer Owen Ellickson. The untitled project centers on a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. The comedy hails from Universal TV, Daniels’ Deedle Dee Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment. Ellickson, Daniels, Deedle Dee’s Tracy Katsky and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein and Mark Schulman executive produce, with Robinson serving as producer. Read More »

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Craig Robinson Tapped As EVP & Chief Diversity Officer At NBCUniversal

By | Wednesday August 3, 2011 @ 7:04pm PDT

Craig Robinson, president and general manager of KNBC, the NBC-owned TV station in Los Angeles, has been named EVP and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal. He will report directly to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Robinson takes over the role from Paula Madison, who … Read More »

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Animated Film ‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets Voice Cast

Mike Fleming

NEW YORK, NY August 2, 2011 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Rainmaker Entertainment announced today the all-star voice cast for ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH which includes Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini and Craig Robinson. The 3D animated family comedy is currently in full production.

The announcement was made today by Donna Gigliotti, TWC’s President of Production, and Catherine Winder, President and Executive Producer, Rainmaker Entertainment. Both Gigliotti and Winder serve as producers on the animated feature film.

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is directed by Cal Brunker, best known for his work on the animated feature films DESPICABLE ME, 9 and HORTON HEARS A WHO! Producers Gigliotti and Winder are joined by Rainmaker’s Luke Carroll as a producer on the film. TWC Co-Chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein are executive producers. The film was written by Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen based on an original screenplay by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards.

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‘Freaky Deaky’ Gets Cast And Start Date

Mike Fleming

Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, William H. Macy and Craig Robinson are in talks to star in Freaky Deaky, the Charlie Matthau-directed adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Shooting starts June 27 in Detroit. The novel has caught the eye of … Read More »

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‘The Office’s Craig Robinson Finds Devilish Way To Spend Hiatus

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 7:54am PDT
Mike Fleming

While he usually plays likable characters in The Office and films like Hot Tub Time Machine, Craig Robinson will take a turn to the dark side. He will play the Anti-Christ in Rapturepalooza, a comedy that is fast coming … Read More »

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