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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 Cancels Monkey Sitcom

In the first comedy cancellation of the fall TV season, NBC has axed Animal Practice, its ratings-challenged veterinary sitcom, putting a cast and crew of hundreds of people and one monkey out of work. Animal Practice scored a big audience in a post-Olympics debut in August but saw its ratings slide each time it aired not after the Olympics. This is the first new fall sitcom to be cancelled and the second overall sitcom to get cut this season after NBC pulled the plug on an unaired Dane Cook midseason replacement earlier this week.  NBC is handing Animal Practice's Wednesday 8pm timeslot over to displaced sitcom Whitney, which was put on [...]

Maulik Pancholy Is Leaving 'Whitney' and Returning to '30 Rock'

Didn't Jack's office and schedule feel poorly managed last season? Well, Jonathan, with his sister still out of North Korean jail, is coming back to set things straight. On Whitney last season he played Neal, a character who started the series in a relationship with one of the female leads only to discover he's gay by the end of the season. It was one of the more interesting things the show did in a season of not very interesting things. His character, however, is being written off the show because of the its new creative direction, whatever it is. Luckily for Maulik and us and most importantly Jack, [...]

'Community' Was Renewed and Other Less Exciting News

Hip! Hip!.. Hopefully, you added, "Hooray" because it's time to celebrate. Community will be renewed for a fourth season. The order will be for 13 episodes; however, there will be an option for NBC to pick-up the back nine, depending on how the show is doing. This puts the show in an interesting but not particularly relaxing situation. The good news is the show is coming back and people at NBC aren't referring to it as its final season. The bad news is the show's fate is still not completely certain. Another wrinkle is that 13 more episodes puts them at 84 total episodes, four shy of the [...]

Whitney Cummings Finally Gets a TV Show

2 Broke Girls has already been renewed, since it's the biggest new comedy of the year and all, and Whitney seems very likely to get renewed but that isn't enough for Whitney Cummings. This morning, E! announced that it will be adding Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings to its schedule. I'm going to go out on a limb and say she doesn't in fact "mean it." It's going to be paired with The Soup on Wednesday nights and will feature Whitney and sidekick Julian McCullough making fun of pop culture. Considering that both of her other shows also feature a lot of that sort of [...]

'Whitney' Returns to Low, 'Animal Practice'-Level Ratings

Whitney Cummings's self-titled sitcom Whitney returned to NBC last night to kick off its sophomore season, and the ratings weren't great. Whitney earned a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers overall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those numbers are right in line with the debut of Animal Practice (5.2 million an 1.4), which preceded Whitney in the Wednesday 8pm timeslot before NBC canceled it for low ratings. Like several of NBC's comedies, Whitney is only picked up for a truncated 13-episode season this year (with an an order for 5 additional scripts), and with ratings like that, I wouldn't expect the network to order more. [...]

NBC Indefinitely Delays the Premiere of 'Community' (And 'Whitney' Also) and More 'Community' News

NBC is still continuing to find new depths to how much it can torture Community fans. In the past, the Peacock Network has put the show on hiatus, fired creator Dan Harmon, and gave it a late premiere for its truncated fourth season in the "Friday night death slot," but apparently, that's not enough. Vulture reports that NBC has decided to delay the new seasons of Community (and Whitney) indefinitely. Both shows were set to premiere next week on Friday, October 19th, but they've been taken off the schedule, with NBC releasing the following statement:

"Given the success we’ve had for the past four weeks… we’ve [...]

'Portlandia,' 'Whitney,' and 'Up All Night' All Get New Executive Producers and/or Showrunners

It's new job time! Over at Portlandia, Bill Oakley has been promoted to co-Executive Producer (and they start writing season three next week!). Whitney just got a new showrunner in Friends' Wil Calhoun (old showrunner Betsy Thomas is heading to NBC's Guys With Kids), while Up All Night will now be helmed by Everybody Loves Raymond's Tucker Cawley. What TV comedy did you become showrunner of today?

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 [...]

Casey Wilson on Doing a Birthday Suit Birthday Dance With Whitney Cummings

Tonight on Happy Endings, Penny will celebrate her 31st birthday, but it'll be hard for the character to top Casey Wilson's 30th:

For my 30th, I thought, I'm gonna blow it out and do the biggest birthday ever, and I was insisting that everybody do two or three tequila shots, which is such a bad idea. People were actively saying, "No, we don't want to!" because I was peer-pressuring them. And then my girlfriend Whitney Cummings and I had so much tequila that we were randomly pulling our pants down and taking our tops off and dancing. People were like, "Stop, ew, get out of here!" It was [...]

NBC Orders Five More Scripts of a Show That's Not 'Community'

While Community is still waiting in the wings to debut its short, 13-episode fourth season in February, another NBC sitcom, Whitney, is set to start up next week. Deadline reports that the Peacock Network has ordered five additional scripts for Whitney episodes, increasing the show's chances for sticking around for the full season. Over the summer, NBC decided to order only 13 episodes of both Whitney and Community and scheduled them both for Friday nights, in what the industry refers to as the "Friday night death slot."  Then, NBC wisely backed off on that choice and slotted Whitney for October and Community for February 2013. These [...]

Marnie Gets a Mom on 'Girls', 'Community' Beefs Up Nerd Cred, '30 Rock' Lands an Olympic Swimmer, and More Casting Things

- The seemingly perfect Rita Wilson will be on Girls next season as the mom of the seemingly perfect Marnie.

- Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer will play a rabid Inspector Spacetime fan on Community. She will befriend Abed at a convention. Befriend? Sounds more like befallinlovewith.

- Nick Zano, who had a goatee on 2 Broke Girls last season, will appear in at least six episodes of Happy Endings next year as the dude Penny uses to get over Dave.

- Good-looking swimmer/bonehead Ryan Lochte will have a cameo on 30 Rock next season.

- Geoff Stults (aka the guy they get when Josh Duhamel is [...]

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'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 [...]