Jay Leno losing TV audience to DVR machines | 680News
Much of the prime-time audience NBC lost with talk-show host Jay Leno's move has gone not to its rivals but to the digital video recorder. NBC's audience at that hour is down sharply, as many predicted. With one-third of American TV households now equipped with DVRs like TiVo, the 10 p.m. hour is emerging as a popular time for people to catch up on what they missed earlier in the evening, or earlier in the week. [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon Buried In Too Much Comedy At NBC | Business Insider
Despite NBC's heavy promotion of Fallon's program -- and the blogosphere buzz over his silly videos -- it'd be a shame for the "SNL" alum to get lost among the late-night rubble. [Read More]
Making bureaucracy work - How NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' overcame bad buzz | LA Times
And they thought it wouldn't last: In the face of bad buzz and with a little perseverance, "Parks and Recreation" executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur have changed minds about their Amy Poehler comedy, once seen as a knock-off of "The Office." Now, critics are raving. [Read More]
Inside NBC's "Parks and Recreation" with the cast & crew at The Paley Center | the comic's comic
The Comic's Comic visited the Paley Center for Media's Beverly Hills branch for a behind-the-scenes discussion with the cast and crew of NBC's Parks and Recreation.. [Read More]
Jay Leno would go back to the Tonight Show if given the chance | Broadcasting & Cable interview
Jay Leno: "If it were offered to me, would I take it? If that's what they wanted to do, sure. That would be fine if they wanted to." [Read More]
Seinfeld casts Tom Papa as his 'Marriage Ref' | THR
Jerry Seinfeld has found his "Marriage Ref." Comedian Tom Papa will star in NBC's reality series, where he will make judgment calls about marital disputes. In each episode of the Seinfeld-produced series, couples present their case to a panel of comedians and celebrities. The panel then tries to convince the Ref which spouse is correct. [Read More]
Top 10 Lessons From NBC's Failing Jay Leno Strategy | Advertising Age
"Jay Leno is a helluva lot more annoying when you're still wide awake." [Read More]
Jay Leno's new time slot wreaks havoc for NBC affiliates | LA Times
Call it the Leno effect. NBC's controversial decision to shift the late-night talk show host to 10 p.m. has been billed as a savvy business move that enabled NBC to substitute a low-cost talk show for expensive scripted dramas. But now it's playing havoc with many of NBC's more than 200 affiliates, where Leno's weaker "lead-in" is undermining audiences of 11 p.m. newscasts. [Read More]
Paul Rust creates sitcom set in Wal-Mart for NBC | Variety
NBC is developing a half-hour sitcom from Paul Rust based on his stint as a Wal-Mart employee. The untitled show is set up at Universal Media Studios through Conan O'Brien's Conaco production company. Rust would write and star as himself. Following his graduation from the U. of Iowa, Rust returned to his small hometown -- LeMars, Iowa -- where he got a job at Wal-Mart -- only to find that his co-workers included his former high school principal. [Read More]
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]