The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies
by Meredith Haggerty Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars... [Read More]
 
NBC and the clearing out of its ‘Meh’ sitcoms
NBC is cleaning house for it’s comedy programming in what could easily be called the season of the “meh sitcom.” While the network greenlit a lot of new sitcoms and brought them to air, nearly all of its freshman programming didn’t get any traction with viewers. Within the la... [Read More]
 
NBC renews ‘Parks and Rec’ and axes ‘Whitney,’ ’1600 Penn’ and two others (Updated)
UPDATE: May 10, 5:55 pm ET — Comedian John Mulaney’s project did not get picked up, reports Deadline. The semi-autobiographical multi-camera pilot co-starred Elliott Gould, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Griffin Newman, Seaton Smith and Lou ... [Read More]
 
The Laugh Button guide to new Fall 2012 television comedies
Some people have fantasy football, we have fantasy television. Well, we don’t pick teams and make trades and such, but we do try to predict outcomes. Since the 2012 television season is upon us it’s time to check out a slew of new shows. So let’s get into the evaluation process for... [Read More]
 
Image of Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies
Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies
NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network o... [Read More]
 
NBC to Green-Light Three New Comedy Pilots
NBC is putting comedy development into high gear in preparation for the fall  of 2012. It has picked up multiple comedy pilots, including Roseanne Barr’s Downwardly Mobile, Go On, from Friends and Joey writer Scott Silveri, and  Animal Kingdom,... [Read More]