NBC Releases Season Finale Dates

Ready your DVRs – NBC has announced season finale dates for all their series. “The Office,” “Community,” “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock” will all wrap with hour-long episodes. “30 Rock” will cap its fifth season with a milestone on April 21 – its 100th episode.  According to the network, the special ep will revolve […]

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Ratings Are In for NBC’s Thursday Comedy Experiment

NBC’s attempt to mount a three-hour block of prime-time comedies came out pretty much as expected Thursday night, with each show performing at or around their usual viewership levels. The experiment faces long odds of succeeding. Throughout television history, broadcast networks have rarely tried airing comedies in the third hour of prime-time (10-11 p.m./9-11c). Conventional […]

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Winter TV Premieres: The Welcome Back Kids

The winter television season signifies a time of change. Some fall favorites will have disappeared (“The Good Guys,” “Undercovers“), others will have changed time slots (“Fringe,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods“), still others are coming back after way too much time off (“Parks & Recreation,” for instance), and then there are the new shows. Midseason is […]

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NBC Midseason Revamp Moves ‘Parenthood,’ ‘SVU’ and Others

Although reporting on just the NBC shows that aren’t changing time periods would take far less time, here is the Reader’s Digest version of the midseason schedule the Peacock unfurled on Monday afternoon. Summer Glau Talks Up ‘Chuck’s Firefly Reunion, ‘Cape’ Crusade For starters, ‘The Cape‘ will have a two-hour premiere on Sunday, Jan. 9, […]

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Seriously Smart?: NBC Schedules Third Hour Of Thursday Sitcoms

NBC is launching of a third hour of Thursday comedies, so as to solve a 10 o’clock problem its having on that night as well as make room for the return of the long-missing – and sorely missed – ‘Parks and Recreation.’ ‘Parks & Rec’ Boss Shares Secrets Behind Sophomore Surge ‘Parks’ has been in […]

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