The pilot for NBC’s new Ryan Murphy comedy The New Normal had a preview back in August during the Olympics, and that half hour also re-aired Monday night. But Tuesday night, the second episode airs and will give viewers an idea of where the show — which follows gay couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) as… Continue reading ‘The New Normal’: Six things to know about NBC’s new comedy
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NBC’s Smash is getting another American Idol veteran. Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson is joining NBC’s musical drama for a multi-episode arc next season.
Hudson will portray “Veronica Moore,” who’s described as a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (fellow Idol vet Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty). “This series is a showcase for some of the… Continue reading Jennifer Hudson joins NBC’s ‘Smash’
Another game changer?
Sarah Palin will co-host NBC’s Today on Tuesday. The morning show’s website described her visit this way: ”She’ll reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before.”
Today’s decision to bring in Palin comes during the same week Katie Couric will fill in for Robin Roberts as co-host on Good Morning America. ABC has been heavily promoting the appearance… Continue reading Sarah Palin to co-host NBC’s ‘Today’
This is odd, yet fitting. Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot is getting a name change.
The new title? Mockingbird Lane (the street the monster family lives on).
The current NBC pilot already shifts the concept from it’s wacky half-hour sitcom roots to an hour-long drama-ish show. So if you’re going for a tonal and branding change, you might as well go full tilt and tweak the title too. Mockingbird Lane is… Continue reading NBC’s ‘Munsters’ gets new title, ditches makeup
“We were drunk when we compiled this schedule.”—NBC
The Peacock has bared its plumage for the fall season, unveiling its 2011-2012 premiere schedule today—the last of the major networks to do so. It’ll be another rebuilding year for NBC as the network struggles to regain its one-time glory after a string of embarrassing years; the new schedule will rely heavily on the network’s newly-branded Music Mondays, which have… Continue reading NBC's Premiere Schedule Gives Chuck a Late Start