WGA may discipline Jay Leno
A year has passed, but the WGA West is still reviewing the possibility of disciplinary action against Jay Leno for "Tonight Show" monologues he delivered while the guild was on strike. It's understood that the guild has brought disciplinary proceedings against Leno, who is a Writers Guild of America member and writer for his NBC latenighter. The specifics of the proceedings are unclear, but the process should come to a head soon. [Read More]
Amy Poehler comedy 'Parks and Recreation' adds cast
Rashida Jones stars as a nurse pushing a new park for the area, and Aziz Ansari plays Amy Poehler's diabolical co-worker Tom. Joining the cast are indie film star Paul Schneider ("Lars and the Real Girl"), Chris Pratt ("Everwood") and Nick Offerman (Comedy Central's "American Body Show"). [Read More]
Amy Poehler's Show Gets a(nother) Title 'Parks & Recreation'
NBC's Amy Poehler show finally has a title: "Parks & Recreation." Some rag calling itself "The New York Times" reported last week that the show would be called "Public Works." Way to go. [Read More]
'Public Service', Title to Amy Poehler's New Comedy Show
Finally, the untitled Amy Poehler's project is given a name. "Public Service", the new sitcom coming from the creators of "The Office" and "Saturday Night Live", will premiere April 9 at 8.30/7.30c on NBC. [Read More]
Baldwin Scores SAG Actor Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin has won the SAG Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in NBC's 30 ROCK. Baldwin, who currently appears and won an Golden Globe and Emmy for his work on the hit sitcom "30 Rock," recently appeared Off-Broadway in Entertaining Mr. Sloane. [Read More]
Amy Poehler ready for a sitcom change of pace; her NBC comedy about government set for April
Coming off her final and triumphant "Saturday Night Live" season, Amy Poehler says she's looking forward to switching gears in a new NBC comedy. Poehler told a meeting of the Television Critics Association that she's excited about the idea of being able to "turn the volume down a little bit and sit with a character." [Read More]
As Leno Moves to 10, Conan Looks on the Bright Side
Conan O'Brien, the incoming host of NBC's "Tonight Show," says that his initial reaction to the news that the current "Tonight" host, Jay Leno, was getting a new nightly prime-time show on the network was one of concern — but only for 90 minutes. [Read More]
Amy Poehler lands sidekick for NBC comedy
Upright Citizens Brigade player Aubrey Plaza has landed a co-starring role on UCB alumna Amy Poehler's upcoming NBC comedy series. [Read More]
review - Jimmy Fallon, Much Improved
The new year means new opportunities, even for web content you've previously dismissed. And so in today's Station Conversation, Jill Weinberger and Liz Shannon Miller revisit future Late Night host Jimmy Fallon's ongoing web prelude to his on-air series - which definitely gets their vote for Most Improved. [Read More]