NBC Acquires Comedy From ‘Bridesmaids’ Star Chris O’Dowd

By Daniel Frankel LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – NBC has beat out the rest of the Big Four networks to acquire “Big Men,” a new single-camera comedy project from “Bridesmaids” star Chris O’Dowd. NBC agreed to pick up the project, which will be executive-produced by Irish comic actor O’Dowd, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, with a […]

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NBC Wins Nightly TV Ratings With New Sitcom

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – NBC’s new “Up All Night,” starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as harried new parents, scored big for the network Wednesday, earning the top rating in the crucial 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. Ratings fell off significantly, however, for NBC’s other debut, “Free Agents.” “Up All Night,” […]

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It’s Official: Alec Baldwin Will Host SNL’s Season Premiere with Musical Guest Radiohead

NBC has confirmed that Alec Baldwin will host “Saturday Night Live’s” 37th season premiere (Sept. 24) with musical guest Radiohead. This will mark the “30 Rock” actor’s 16th time as host, breaking the record he currently shares with frenemy Steve Martin, who has hosted 15 times. On October 1, “Mike and Molly” and “Bridesmaids” star […]

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Watch: Joel McHale Trains Melissa McCarthy for Emmy Day

Announcing the Primetime Emmy Nominations is a serious job. It requires early morning alertness,  the ability to remain emotionless while reading the teleprompter, and in the case of upcoming announcer Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly,” “Bridesmaids“), it necessitates training by Joel McHale. Watch Nominations aficionado McHale put McCarthy through a series of grueling tasks – […]

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Raunchy Movies In Running For Teen Choice Awards

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Raunchy comedy movies “Hangover 2” and “Bridesmaids” will compete alongside old favorites like “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, where 13-19 year-olds celebrate their hottest icons in film, music and television. Vampire movie franchise “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” led the Teen Choice nominations, announced on […]

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