On the heels of FOX announcing that it’s finished off Brooklyn Nine-Nine (BUT NBC HAS SAVED IT FROM DEATH!), The Last Man On Earth, and The Mick, the other networks have released their own kill lists. Fans of Glee-like shows except serious with murky lighting (Rise), suspiciously attractive FBI cadets with big busts and even bigger secrets (Quantico), and Kiefer Sutherland as POTUS-in-danger (Designated Survivor) are shit out of luck today. Those shows, and several others, have been thrown in the garbage, according to EW. Continue reading
In the wake of Matt Lauer emerging as an alleged serial workplace creep, the higher-ups at the network have issued strict orders of how to handle sexual harassment, and it goes something like this: Point at the doll where one of those sneaky snake Dateline anchors did something to Peggy in accounting or your ass is no longer going to have a job. Continue reading
Back in August, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt let it be known that they were busy reviving old shows and The Office was brought up as a possible option. Well, rumor has it that we’re definitely getting more of The Office in 2018. But like every wish made on a cursed monkey paw goes, there’s always a sinister catch. The Office is coming back, Steve Carell isn’t coming back with it. And just like that, the news of an Office reboot quickly turned into a boardroom full of depressing barely inflated brown and grey balloons.
NBC is in the process of rebooting Miami Vice and Will & Grace, because originality is dead and nostalgia makes for a quick dollar. Of course, NBC is not the only network mining it’s past for content, but NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt is really on one right now. He’s also got his sights set on remakes or reboots of The Office, 30 Rock, ER and The West Wing.
AMERICAN IDOL! You remember, that show some of you stopped caring about back when George Bush was in office? Well, according to Variety, the show you loved to ignore could potentially be returning to television soon, but to a network that’s not FOX. Continue reading
I am a person without cable, which means I can’t watch the 2016 summer Olympics on NBC, CBC or any other channel. So if I want to see a greasy shirtless hottie in a paper mache skirt work it for his homeland, I go to Twitter. And there are some people on Twitter who truly deserve a gold medal for their coverage of the Olympic games. Leslie Jones is one of them. Leslie returned to twitter after a brief hiatus, and thank god she did, because Leslie’s coverage of the Olympics is the only coverage you need. NBC thinks Leslie is doing such a good job of covering the Olympics that they recently invited her to Rio and do it live.