Reno 911!'s Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant to create comedy for NBC | AST
wo months after he broke the news of his Comedy Central show "Reno 911!" coming to an end, series star/co-creator Thomas Lennon is headlining a new comedy project at NBC. The network has handed a pilot commitment to the multicamera comedy he will write with Robert Ben Garant, his "Reno" co-creator/co-star and frequent collaborator. The two also will executive produce the project, whose premise is being kept under wraps, with Peter Principato and Paul Young. Lennon will star; Garant will play a s... [Read More]
A Debate About Whether Jay Leno's Show Is Good for NBC | NY Times
It is not just a question of how the new "Jay Leno Show" itself is faring in the ratings, but also what the show's occupation of the 10 p.m. hour on NBC means to the network as a whole. As Shari Anne Brill, the senior vice president and director of program analysis for the advertising agency Carat, put it, "It's really looking like dominoes." [Read More]
NBC's Jay Leno not feeling all the love | Show Tracker | Los Angeles Times
ABC and CBS have asked their stars not to appear on Leno's new 10 p.m. show because they don't want to take the chance of stealing viewers from their own networks that air expensive dramas in the 10 p.m. slot. [Read More]
Jay Leno Show review - A strikeout in NBC's prime-time lineup | The New Yorker
Two major show-business developments in the past half decade have inspired a combination of puzzlement, vexation, and dread, and both of them involved Jay Leno and NBC. The first was the announcement, in the fall of 2004, that in 2009 Conan O'Brien would take over Leno's job as the host of the "Tonight Show," and the second was the announcement, last winter, that this fall Leno would begin hosting a new show, at 10 P.M. five nights a week. Of course, part of the dread inspired by these announcem... [Read More]
NBC's new comedy "Community" proves worth | The Nevada Sagebrush
NBC's fall lineup of comedy is back, with a rookie filling in the final Thursday timeslot. Luckily for anyone who likes laughing, "Community" delivers. [Read More]
Conan O'Brien hits head during 'Tonight Show' stunt, hospitalized | AP
Conan O'Brien hit his head during a stunt for the "Tonight Show," an accident that halted production. O'Brien was examined Friday at a hospital. The network declined comment on his condition or whether he had been released. O'Brien issued a statement through NBC that indicated he was treating the incident lightly. "Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln, and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice" O'Brien said in the statement. [Read More]
'SNL's' Jim Breuer returns to NBC for loosely autobiographical sitcom | Variety
"Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer is back at NBC, developing a sitcom project based loosely on his own life. Multi-camera comedy, which has been given a script order by NBC, stars Breuer as a father who decides to stay home and raise his three daughters -- and at the same time take care of his elderly parents. [Read More]
Jay Leno's ratings drop notably for second episode | THR
Everybody expects Jay Leno's new primetime comedy show to drop significantly this week following its highly rated premiere. The question is how fast, how far. [Read More]
Grandma Lee in NBC's ‘Talent' countdown tonight, wednesday
This is it, the final week for Grandma Lee and the rest of the "America's Got Talent" finalists. The 10 finalists will perform on the NBC show at 8 tonight instead of the usual Tuesday night. Wednesday night, they and the rest of the country will find out who will be the winner in this, the show's fourth season. Among those finalists is Lee Strong, Jacksonville's own septuagenarian comedian. Lee, who performs under the name Grandma Lee, has been a favorite of both the judges and the audience, wh... [Read More]