Craig Robinson's NBC comedy finally has a premiere date. The network revealed today that Mr. Robinson will premiere on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00pm followed by the premiere of The Carmichael Show starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael at 9:30pm. Mr. Robinson has been in development at NBC for over two years, while Jerrod Carmichael's show landed a six-episode order earlier this month. Greg Poehler's Welcome to Sweden will also return to NBC for a second season on Sunday, July 19th at 8:00pm.
It's been over a year since NBC ordered Craig Robinson's middle school music teacher pilot Mr. Robinson to series, and the latest update on the unscheduled show comes in the form of a casting change. THR reports that Meagan Good (Deception, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) has been cast in the series in a role originally attached to A to Z's Lenora Crichlow. Good will play Victoria Wavers, "a successful former Wall Street trader who left the Street to pursue her true calling as a high school English teacher." Mr. Robinson has gone through several changes since last year including a switch from single- to multi-cam and [...]
Today, NBC announced that they've ordered Craig Robinson's sitcom pilot, Mr. Robinson, to series. The network started developing the show nearly a year ago and waited an unusually long time before coming to a decision. Mr. Robinson stars the comedian as a musician who takes a job as a music teacher at a middle school, and the pilot featured Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), Steve Little (Eastbound & Down), Amanda Lund (Ghost Ghirls), and Jean Smart (Designing Women) in supporting roles.
NBC has ordered six episodes of Mr. Robinson. There's no word on when it will debut. The Office showrunner Greg Daniels served [...]
Here's a new video Craig Robinson made for Funny or Die, in which he plays the piano and sings a seductive song, which is how I'm assuming he'll be spending all of his time these days now that The Office is ending.
Comedians Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), and Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) are all playing supporting roles in Craig Robinson's untitled NBC pilot, produced by Greg Daniels and written by Office writer Owen Ellickson. Nanjiani tweeted this photo of the full cast yesterday, with the new actors joining previously-announced cast members Amanda Lund (bottom left), Amandla Stenberg (bottom, middle), and Larenz Tate (back row to the right of Robinson). The pilot stars Robinson as a musician adjusting to his new life as a music teacher at an inner city middle school. This was already a show worth looking forward to for [...]