NBC Ties All-Time Thursday Low, Finishes Seventh In Primetime Last Night

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC TV Ratings LowNo upward adjustment in the finals for NBC, which logged an abysmal 1.1 primetime rating among adults 18-49 last night. That tied the network’s worst in-season Thursday average ever with all-original scripted programming. … Read More »

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Eva Longoria To Appear On NBC’s ‘Welcome To The Family’ For ‘Desperate Housewives’ Reunion With Ricardo Chavira

By | Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 3:52pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Desperate Housewives alumna Eva Longoria is set to guest star on an episode of NBC’s upcoming comedy series Welcome To The Family, which stars her onscreen husband from the long-running ABC dramedy, Ricardo A … Read More »

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TCA: ‘Welcome To The Family’ Stars, EP On Latino Stereotypes & ‘Devious Maids’

By | Saturday July 27, 2013 @ 10:31am PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Despite standing as such a large percentage of the overall U.S. population, Latino culture remains a largely invisible piece of the network primetime television landscape. So the cast and producers of the new NBC comedy Welcome to the Family were asked their thoughts on helping to break that mold a bit during a TCA session this morning. The series chronicles how cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family in Los Angeles are bonded together by their children who fall in love, followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. Exec producer Mike Sikowitz maintained that he wasn’t necessarily looking to push Latino culture to the forefront in the show, however. “I just felt it was important to do a show that I feel reflects L.A. or really any area in the country today,” Sikowitz said. “I was just trying to bring two families together.”

Co-star Ricardo A. Chavira, an alumnus of Desperate Housewives, pointed out that when Latinos exist on TV, “we exist within the realm of specific stereotypes. You can’t always escape them, either. But that’s not the foundation of what this family [on the show] is. It’s more universal than that. It just adds texture to the story.” A critic followed that up by wondering aloud if Chavira might have been referring to the Lifetime drama Devious Maids (from Marc Cherry of Housewives fame) when talking about Latinos existing in the realm of stereotypes. But he didn’t want to get drawn into a war. “I wasn’t referring to anything at all,” Chavira insisted. “I think there’s some wonderful elements to [Devious Maids]. I’m very proud of the people I used to work with and what they’re doing on that show.” However, he allowed, “Myself personally, I probably have a couple of issues with it, that’s all.” Read More »

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‘Revolution’ Adds Patrick Heusinger, Fabrizio Guido Joins ‘Welcome To The Family’

By | Monday July 1, 2013 @ 5:30pm PDT

NBC‘s Revolution has tapped Patrick Heusinger for a recurring guest role on the postapocalyptic sci-fi series. Heusinger will play Adam, a handsome and outgoing thirtysomething. Heusinger’s credits include guest runs on the CW’s Gossip GirlRead More »

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NBC’s New Show Trailers: ‘Dracula’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Michael J Fox’, ‘Sean Saves The World’, ‘Welcome To The Family’

Here are new trailers just released by NBC for the network’s new fall shows, which were officially unveiled yesterday ahead of the upfront presentation that’s just getting underway in New York. Yesterday, NBC released some first-look clips. Here are the latest trailers — still waiting for About A Boy and The Family Guide it seems,so keep checking back:

Dracula — Drama

Ironside — Drama

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NBC First-Look Teasers: ‘Ironside’, ‘The Blacklist’, ‘Michael J. Fox’, ‘Sean Saves The World’, ‘Welcome To The Family’

UPDATED: Check out first clips from NBC‘s new dramas Ironside and The Blacklist, plus comedies The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves The World, and Welcome To The Family, part of the just-unveiled 2013-2014 line-up. More teaser clips added as they come.

Ironside — Drama
Produced by Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road Productions. From writer/executive producer Michael Caleo and executive producers Teri Weinberg, John Davis, John Fox, Ron West and David Semel:

Watch this video on YouTube.

The Blacklist — Drama
Produced by Sony Pictures Television. From writer/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp and executive producers John Eisendrath, John Davis and John Fox:

The Michael J. Fox Show — Comedy
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment. From writer/executive producer Sam Laybourne and executive producers Alex Reid and Will Gluck and co-executive producer Richard Schwartz:

Watch this video on YouTube.
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Ricardo Chavira To Star In NBC’s ‘Welcome To The Family’, ‘Jacked Up’ Adds Actress

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 8:23am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Desperate Housewives Ricardo Chavira is set as a lead opposite Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack in Welcome To The Family, NBC‘s single-camera comedy from Mike Sikowitz and Sony TV. It chronicles how cultures collide … Read More »

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Audra McDonald To Co-Star In CBS’ ‘The Ordained’, 2 Join ‘Welcome To The Family’

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 10:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Private Practice alumna Audra McDonald has been cast in the CBS drama pilot The Ordained, executive produced by Frank Marshall. Directed by RJ Cutler from a script by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Ordained centers on Tom Reilly (Charlie Cox), the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer at a top New York firm to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. McDonald will play Anthea, a senior litigator at the firm. McDonald is the second Private Practice co-star to book a pilot; KaDee Strickland is in NBC’s Bloodline. Read More »

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Mike O’Malley To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Welcome To The Family’

By | Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 2:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Mike O’Malley (Glee) is set as a lead in Welcome To The Family, NBC‘s single-camera comedy written and executive produced by Rules Of Engagement executive producer Mike Sikowitz. It chronicles how cultures collide when … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Multi-Cultural Family Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday January 23, 2013 @ 10:50am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has given the green light to another comedy pilot, single-camera Welcome To The Family (formerly Chuey & Me). The project, written and executive produced by Rules Of Engagement executive producer Mike Sikowitz, chronicles how … Read More »

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