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NBC Plans to Premiere 'Go On' in August and 'Community' in October

As a way to thoroughly promote their gallons and gallons of sitcom material, NBC is going to stagger all of the premieres. To capitalize on the Olympic eyeballs, Matthew Perry's Go On (or as I like to call it, "The one with a dead wife") is going to debut on August 8th, which is perfect because after people cheer on sports they love to watch a really sad sitcom pilot about moving on after a tragedy. (In all seriousness, the pilot is quite good and this might be really helpful.) The exceedingly more whimsical Animal Practice is also going to get some Olympic support as well on August 12th. So what about [...]

Full Trailers For NBC's Four New Fall Comedies

Is sad the new funny? It might be on Tuesdays on NBC. The trailers for Go On and The New Normal suggest a lot of crying and looking in the distance at nothing. Where Animal Practice and Guys with Kids looks more like silly fun times (one literally stars a monkey). My money (yep, I bet on pilots) is for Go On to be the best of these shows; even in this trailer, there is a confidence and a clear comedic voice. It's hard to say if that will translate into ratings or if it will be too dark and end up another underappreciated NBC sitcom. The rest of [...]

NBC's Future: Renewals For Your Favorites and New Comedies in August

NBC's comedies get shit ratings pretty much across the board. Sure, The Office does OK, but it's been slipping lately and even at its peak wasn't nearly as high as CBS's behemoths. But when literally not a single NBC comedy is a big hit it's hard to justify canceling the ones with mediocre ratings yet rabid fanbases. So that's good news for us! The prognosticators over at TV by the Numbers, who have a pretty solid track record when it comes to these things, predicts that Community, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec and Whitney will all get picked up for new seasons. We don't have long to wait [...]

Let's Rank This Fall's New Comedies Based On Their Trailers And Who's Involved In Them

The first episode of a comedic television series is a good indicator for what the show can become. They are also almost always not particularly funny, needing to spend the majority of their time giving the viewer a tour of their expansive house that isn't completely constructed yet. On the other hand, we were bombarded with news from the upfronts about the new shows that are going to change the way we live and breathe, so it's only fair that we unfairly judge them based on three minutes of footage.

There are eight comedies premiering this fall on the four major networks. They are listed in order of how [...]

NBC Offers Up Their New Schedule and Clips from Their New Comedies

Yesterday was officially Mother's Day but, when NBC announced its projected fall lineup, it felt more like Christmas. How about another analogy? Sure. Upfronts are like the NFL Draft, they mark the end of one season and the start of the next, but its still be months before anything plays out. So what does NBC's draft class look like? If comedies were offensive lineman, than NBC drafted like a lot of right guards. We had reported that they picked up a zillion (or seven) new sitcoms but it's still interesting to look at. If you include SNL, NBC has comedic programming five nights a week, which [...]

Matthew Perry Is Coming Back to NBC in Go On

Matthew Perry is set to come home to the network that birthed him, NBC, in what I assume is a spinoff of the late 90s hit Joey. The new show, entitled Go On, was just picked up for a 13-episode season by the network and will feature Perry as "an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who, trying to move on from a loss, finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory support group." Irreverent yet charming? I dunno, I can't really see it, not his style.

Perry is re-teaming up with Friends (and Joey!) executive producer Scott Silveri for the show, so you know, it's pretty much guaranteed [...]

ABC Announces Schedule; 'Happy Endings' Moves to Tuesday

There is a Tuesday at 9:00pm situation.  The best new comedy of two years ago (Happy Endings), last year (New Girl), and maybe this year (Go On) are all set to go up against each other. ABC announced today that Happy Endings and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, are leaving their cushy post-Modern Family slots for Tuesday nights. Happy Endings is the best and the funniest thing ever, and the move does suggest that ABC believes in it, but it's still nerve-wracking. The Neighbors slips into that slot and gives Wednesday nights a complete family focus. Also, ABC announced they are looking to revive TGIF by moving [...]

Summing Up All of Last Night's Crazy NBC Scheduling News

We reported earlier in the evening that Anne Heche's Save Me and Ryan Murphy's The New Normal were joining Matthew Perry's Go On in NBC's fall schedule. Even later last night, NBC picked two more single-camera sitcom pilots, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice. 1600 Penn is a White House-set family sitcom, co-created and starring Josh Gad. Animal Practice is a comedy set in the office of a curmudgeonly veterinarian (Justin Kirk). Also announced was that Greg Daniels's Friday Night Dinner, Sarah Silverman, Hilary Winston, and Roseanne's Downwardly Mobile no longer have a shot to be picked up.

Will these new comedies affect our old favorites? Yes, pretty significantly. To make [...]

Matthew Perry and Friends Writer Scott Silveri Are Reuniting With a Pilot

Matthew Perry will play "a charming sportscaster who tries to move on after a personal tragedy through the help of mandatory therapy sessions" in the NBC pilot Go On. The pilot's writer and executive producer, Scott Silveri, worked with Perry on another NBC show called Friends. Maybe you have heard of it? It was on for a while, I think. Anyway, the reunion is fun and all, but I wouldn't place all my bets on it just yet: shows by Friends alums have failed before.