Upfronts Follow-Up: The realities of pilot season and the odds of making a hit sitcom (2013-2017)
The annual song and dance of broadcast network Upfronts presentations sells advertisers on the need each May to book their 30 and 60-second commercials in primetime on their TV networks come September, with appearances by each network’s big stars and news personalities to make them feel all wa... [Read More]
TBS extends Conan to 2022, brings Super Deluxe into late-night TV and orders four new series for 2017-2018
Conan will reign in late-night on TBS for at least five more years, as the network just announced a deal keeping Conan O’Brien and Team Coco in the fold through 2022, along with a new 90-minute late-night block of programming for Super Deluxe, and orders for four new primetime series. Turner&r... [Read More]
TBS extends Conan to 2022, brings Super Deluxe into late-night TV and orders four new series for 2017-2018
Conan will reign in late-night on TBS for at least five more years, as the network just announced a deal keeping Conan O’Brien and Team Coco in the fold through 2022, along with a new 90-minute late-night block of programming for Super Deluxe, and orders for four new primetime series. Turner&r... [Read More]
Justin Theroux and Jimmy Kimmel will stage a live reading of a classic sitcom on ABC
One of the more unusual announcement out of ABC Upfronts yesterday wasn’t the Roseanne reunion — because that news leaked out a little while ago — but the live primetime special that could become a series of specials in which Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux will perform episodes fr... [Read More]
Justin Theroux and Jimmy Kimmel will stage a live reading of a classic sitcom on ABC
One of the more unusual announcement out of ABC Upfronts yesterday wasn’t the Roseanne reunion — because that news leaked out a little while ago — but the live primetime special that could become a series of specials in which Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux will perform episodes fr... [Read More]
CBS orders sitcom “Me, Myself & I” starring SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan
CBS started handing out series orders to its pilot contenders today, and among them is the new sitcom, Me, Myself & I, which stars current Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan. Of course, CBS will lay out its planned Fall 2017 and Midseason 2018 schedules next week during the tradition... [Read More]
Before “The Big Bang,” CBS orders up spin-off prequel “Young Sheldon” to series
As season 10 of the CBS hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, nears its conclusion (with the cast in final negotiations for another two-year contract extension), the Peacock Network is confident enough in the future (or hedging its bets with a plan B) to order a spin-off prequel, Young Sheldon, before ev... [Read More]
One Day at a Time: Behind the reimagining of a sitcom classic with Netflix showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
One of Norman Lear’s classic beloved TV sitcoms has new lives breathed into it, as One Day at a Time debuts today on Netflix complete with 13 episodes featuring a new cast in a new setting. Justina Machado stars as Penelope, a newly single mother and military veteran raising her two kids in a ... [Read More]
One Day at a Time: Behind the reimagining of a sitcom classic with Netflix showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
One of Norman Lear’s classic beloved TV sitcoms has new lives breathed into it, as One Day at a Time debuts today on Netflix complete with 13 episodes featuring a new cast in a new setting. Justina Machado stars as Penelope, a newly single mother and military veteran raising her two kids in a ... [Read More]
One Day at a Time: Behind the reimagining of a sitcom classic with Netflix showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce
One of Norman Lear’s classic beloved TV sitcoms has new lives breathed into it, as One Day at a Time debuts today on Netflix complete with 13 episodes featuring a new cast in a new setting. Justina Machado stars as Penelope, a newly single mother and military veteran raising her two kids in a ... [Read More]