The best network TV comedy programming blocks of all time
With the series finale wrapped for Parks and Recreation, and at 10:59 p.m. on a Tuesday at that, NBC no longer has any claim on Thursday nights -- or any night, really -- as Must-See TV for sitcoms. The only network with a successful comedy programming block, as the definition of "successful" contin... [Read More]
Will Forte Shares More "Second Chance Theatre" Ideas on 'Late Night'
by Megh Wright Will Forte paid a visit to his old friend Seth Meyers last night, and the two looked back at some of Forte's cut SNL sketches — including a metal detector sketch called "Finders Keepers" and a very meta "Falconer" sketch with Rainn Wilson — to possibly revisit in an upcomi... [Read More]
Watch the Producer's Cut of the 'Parks and Recreation' Series Finale
by Megh Wright In case Tuesday night's Parks and Recreation series finale didn't give you enough closure, NBC uploaded the full 53-minute producer's cut that includes a deleted scene with Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa, which Ben Schwartz shared on Tumblr yesterday along with a wonderful farewell messag... [Read More]
Danny Pudi to Star in NBC Pilot 'Strange Calls'
by Megh Wright Community's Danny Pudi might return to NBC soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pudi has signed on to star in NBC's adaptation of Australian comedy-horror series Strange Calls, which the network ordered to pilot last month. Pudi will play Toby, "an affable but down on his luck y... [Read More]
How 'Parks and Rec' Transcended its Mockumentary Roots
by Brad Becker-Parton NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run Tuesday night and will go down as undoubtedly my favorite sitcom of its era. Created as a spinoff of The Office by writers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the first season mostly mimicked that mockumentary style and ev... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Kurt Braunohler began his stand-up performance on Wednesday's Late Night with Seth Meyers by revealing a facet of his sexual behavior, which might scare off potential girlfriends and wives except for the fact that he just scored himself a new wife. So never you mind about that. On the other hand, Br... [Read More]
Colin Quinn Thinks Bill Hader Is Too Kind to Be Trusted
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from Colin Quinn's visit to last night's Late Night, where he and Meyers talked about his new web series Cop Show, upcoming book, some of the Oscars jokes he offered Neil Patrick Harris during Sunday's ceremony, and his stance on nice comedians: "I don't trust kind peopl... [Read More]
Taran Killam Is a Big Fan of Dakota Johnson's Dad
by Megh Wright Dakota Johnson makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend, and NBC just released the first promo reel featuring Johnson and Taran Killam, who is a big fan of Johnson's father Don from his groundbreaking work on Miami Vice. 0 Comments... [Read More]
The cast of NBC’s Parks and Recreation debriefs post-finale on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Parks and Recreation wrapped its seventh and final season last night on NBC with a series of heartfelt flash-forwards showing how and where all of the lovable members of Pawnee, Indiana's parks department ended up 10, 20 years from now. And then, we cut back to 2015. And the Parks cast, along with c... [Read More]
The crew from “Parks And Recreation” says goodbye to Harris Wittels (video)
Tonight Parks And Recreation ended its run on NBC. Arguably one of the funniest and most biting sitcoms we ever got on the air. It wasn’t always setting the ratings on fire, but it consistently ended up on many critic’s lists ever since season 2 began – honestly, there’s no n... [Read More]