Tag: NBC

Upfronts 2016: Do You Still Watch Broadcast TV Shows?

The 2016 broadcast network upfronts are over. Over the five-day event, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and The CW combined to formally announce over 40 new shows for the 2016/2017 schedule. Beyond that, over 20 returning […]

A Sign of the Saturated Times: Coach Is the Latest 2015-2016 Series to Hit a Roadblock

When NBC announced it was reviving the old Craig T. Nelson sitcom Coach the common response was a befuddled, “Why?” It’s not that Coach was necessarily a bad show in its day; it’s more that […]

Hannibal: 3 Seasons & A Movie?

Spoilers for the Hannibal Season 3 finale below. Duh. As Twitter put it, last night’s series finale of Hannibal was a drop the mic moment. The murder husbands, Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter, finally consummated […]

The Heroes Reborn People Swear They’ve Learned from Their Past Mistakes

You’ll have to forgive Greg Grunberg’s excitement.  While talking to EW, he marveled at the strange twist of fate which has resulted in him again playing telepathic cop Matt Parkman in NBC’s forthcoming Heroes Reborn.  […]

Why iZombie Succeeded & Constantine Failed

So, Constantine is officially dead, and I want to talk about iZombie. What? Why? That’s just how my mind works. Stick with me. While promoting iZombie, co-creators Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero have repeatedly admitted […]

Dwindling Ratings & Ad Dollars: The State of Network Television At the 2015 Upfronts

It’s that time of year again. This is when the top five broadcast networks do their song and dance in front of Madison Avenue ad people, CBS touting how it’s still #1 in overall viewers, […]

Season 1 Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is the Hilarious 30 Rock Successor NBC Didn’t Want, For Some Reason

Eight. That’s how many Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (series trailer on YouTube) episodes I binge-watched in two separate sittings across a 48-hour period before I decided I needed a break. It wasn’t because I suddenly realized […]

Feeling Ready to Move on From Community While Also Pledging to Watch Should It Be Revived on Hulu

This is an article about how Hulu might end up saving NBC’s canceled sitcom Community.  However, in the spirit of Community I’m going to start out by riffing on a totally different pop culture entity. […]

Exactly How Many of the Major Networks’ New 2014/2015 Shows Are Doomed to Fail?

This is the time of the year the major American broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW) throw a big party in New York, and rage against the weakening traditional TV dollar by bragging […]

#6SeasonsAndAMovie? Not Quite – NBC Has Canceled Community After 5 Seasons

Dan Harmon was supposed to rescue Community this season.  He was fired after the third season, and the guys NBC and Sony Pictures Television brought in from Happy Endings to replace him ended up doing […]