NBC Slots ‘Paul Reiser Show’ On Thursday

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has scheduled midseason comedy The Paul Reiser Show in the Thursday 8:30 PM slot. The single-camera comedy starring Reiser will premiere Thursday, April 14. It will replace another NBC midseason comedy series, Perfect Couples, which will have aired 11 … Read More »

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NBC Buys New Single-Camera Office Comedy From ‘Office’ Star Steve Carell

By | Wednesday December 1, 2010 @ 5:09pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Departing Office star Steve Carell is staying in the NBC comedy business as a writer. The Peacock has bought a half-hour, single-camera project from the actor-comedian based on his early days working as a mail carrier … Read More »

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Fox Orders ‘Outnumbered’ Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

Fox is taking a second stab at launching a U.S. version of the British comedy series Outnumbered. The network has handed out an off-cycle pilot order to the single-camera comedy from writers Barbara Wallace and Thomas R. Wolfe. It’s being produced by 20th TV, Chernin Entertainment, and Hat Trick Prods, the British company behind the original series created by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin. Inspired by the BBC sitcom, Outnumbered revolves around one set of parents who are often overwhelmed by their three children. Wallace and Wolfe executive produce with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Jimmy Mulville. Read More »

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‘Parks & Rec’ Writer Inks Deal With UMS

By | Wednesday August 18, 2010 @ 1:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Parks and Recreation writer-producer Alan Yang has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios, the studio behind the single-camera NBC comedy. Under the pact, Yang will continue on Parks & Rec while also developing new projects for UMS. WME-repped Yang has several feature projects in the works, … Read More »

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Pitch Season Trends: Broadcast Nets Close the Door To Cop Procedurals, Welcome Medical Dramas

Nellie Andreeva

Procedurals are largely out of favor at the broadcast networks this development season with one exception, medical dramas. The two major networks that don’t have medical franchises, NBC and CBS, were aggressive in the genre last season, each launching 2 new medical series, Trauma and Mercy (NBC) and Three Rivers Read More »

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TCA: ‘Raising Hope’ And Taming Cloris

Nellie Andreeva

The title of the show might be Raising Hope, but the panel for the upcoming Fox comedy turned to The Cloris Leachman Show as the veteran comedienne almost hijacked the proceedings. After complaining about the seating arrangement and switching seats around, she fielded questions by asking each person asking the question … Read More »

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TCA: To Multi-Camera Laugh-Track Or Not

By | Sunday August 1, 2010 @ 6:14pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

The new multi-camera comedy Better With You (formerly called Better Together) — about 3 couples of different ages at different stages of their relationships — will launch during the successful ABC Wednesday comedy block. At TCA, exec producers Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Greg Malins talked about how a traditional sitcom will compare to ABC’s single-camera hit Modern FamilyRead More »

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