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NBC Cancels Half of Its Comedies

After announcing today that they've picked up three new comedies for the fall and renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, NBC officially canceled four of its current sitcoms: freshman series Guys with Kids and 1600 Penn and sophomores Up All Night and Whitney. Up All Night was as good as canceled anyway after Christina Applegate quit and Will Arnett began taking other work following the abandoned retooling of the series, but NBC only officially confirmed the cancellation today. The network has yet to announce a decision on the fate of Community, Go On, and The New Normal, but ratings have been low for all three [...]

NBC’s Attempt to Steal YouTube’s Audience by Adding Cute Animals and Babies Is Off to a Slow Start

Videos of cute animals and babies always score a ton of hits on the Internet, and this season, NBC execs introduced a new strategy to try to poach YouTube’s much, much larger audience by adding more adorable furry creatures and infants to its primetime lineup. The cornerstone of NBC’s experimental new “people think babies and animals are cute” model is its Wednesday night sitcom block of Animal Practice and Guys with Kids, which premiered last night to lower-than-expected, Vimeo-sized ratings, a far cry from the YouTube-level Nielsens NBC executives had expected. Animal Practice earned a paltry 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, down considerably from the 4.1 the [...]

NBC: "We (Abstract Rainbow Peacock Graphic) Comedy"

NBC is going to include a little logo at the bottom of all their ads promoting their 10 fall comedies. In the style of "I <3 NY", it will read "We (NBC logo) Comedy" and look like this:  It's supposed to remind people of NBC's long history of great comedies and have them translate that goodwill to their new sitcoms.

New sitcoms that will be very much different from the shows that often get discussed on this site.  NBC's man in charge Robert Greenblatt put it this way: "Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we ultimately like as we [...]

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 Cautiously Picks Up More Episodes of 'Guys with Kids'

NBC has ordered four more episodes of its new sitcom Guys with Kids, bringing the episode order from 13 to 17, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Jimmy Fallon-produced parenting series stars Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, and Zach Cregger and has been earning modest but dependable ratings throughout its first season so far. The show generally improved on the ratings of its now-canceled lead-in Animal Practice and managed to retain most of Whitney's audience after that show's premiere last night. NBC ordering only 4 additional episodes instead of the typical 9-episode back order means they're being careful, which makes sense considering Guys with Kids' ratings aren't great. So, America, you [...]

Jimmy Fallon and the Cast of 'Guys with Kids' Sing Sitcom Theme Songs to Promote Their New Sitcom (and Theme Song)

Jimmy Fallon produced and co-created the new NBC sitcom Guys with Kids, so last night he had the show's three stars, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, and Jesse Bradford, join him on Late Night for a medley of classic sitcom theme songs like Cheers, Friends, and, um, Sanford and Son, which doesn't have any words but that didn't stop these four. Jimmy Fallon and the guys' nostalgia for an era when sitcom theme songs were more common is a lot of fun, and they're happy to announce that Guys with Kids also has an old-fashioned theme song, which Fallon wrote and sang. They seem to be working harder to promote Guys [...]

Erinn Hayes Joins the Cast of 'Guys with Kids'

Erinn Hayes was cast as a series regular on Guys with Kids, the new NBC sitcom about guys with kids. She will be replacing Sara Rue, who was originally cast in the part but is staring in ABC's Malibu Country instead.  The Childrens Hospital star will play Sheila, the ex-wife of one of the guys and the mother to one of the kids. She's described as a real type-A attorney type. She might also be a ghost or a ventriloquist or she might not.

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 [...]

NBC Orders More 'Guys With Kids,' Still No Word on 'Community's Return

NBC has ordered up five additional scripts for its ratings-challenged freshman sitcom Guys with Kids, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Jimmy Fallon-produced series, starring Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, and Zach Cregger as a trio of men raisin' babies, hasn't been doing so hot in the ratings. Its latest episode was just three-tenths of a ratings point above recently-axed Animal Practice, so the order for additional scripts comes as a surprise. Of course, NBC might just be waiting to see how Guys with Kids does with its new lead-in, Whitney, which is returning from hiatus to take Animal Practice's place in the Wednesday 8pm slot on November [...]

Watch the Pilot of 'Guys With Kids' Online Right Now, If You Want

Guys with Kids got the sneak preview treatment last night. Well, if you missed it, you can watch it online. The show premieres in a couple weeks, so you have some time, if you're busy right now. I should warn you, it is quite multi-camera. The show starts with producer Jimmy Fallon pleasantly informing us/warning us that the show was taped in front of a studio audience and afterward, boy does that studio audience make itself known. They laugh almost instantly in the first scene, for seemingly no reason, as all that happens is the three fellas cheer a basketball play. To be fair, it was a Harlem Globetrotters [...]

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 Picks Up Yet Another New Sitcom, This One Produced by Jimmy Fallon

NBC is on a sitcom-ordering roll; having already picked up four new series for the fall season, they just went and made it five with Guys With Kids. It's a multi-cam sitcom, unlike the other four, and it'll be executive produced by Jimmy Fallon. It'll be about "a group of dads in their thirties who don't feel mature enough to be parents, despite having kids."

Sounds promising! But boy, five new half-hour sitcoms for the fall season sure doesn't bode well for NBC's existing comedy lineup. With each new pickup the prospects of on-the-bubble shows like Up All Night and Whitney grow slimmer, and the chances of [...]