The TV Column: NBC


Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/24/2013

NBC to air Blake Shelton concert telethon to raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims

NBC to air Blake Shelton concert telethon to aid tornado victims

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blake shelton, nbc, moore oklahoma, tornado, miranda lambert, reba mcentire, vince gill, oklahoma tornado

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Seth Meyers is the big story, but Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon entertain the crowd at NBC upfronts

Jay Leno gamely sang a duet with Fallon celebrating his own ouster.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2013

NBC’s new schedule: Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes comedies on Thursday, Dracula and Blackbeard on Friday

Plus ‘Chicago Fire’ moves to Tuesday, ‘Revolution’ to Wednesday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon on ‘Late Night'

NBC confirms longtime ‘Weekend Update’ star to get post-’Tonght Show’ gig.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy fallon, seth meyers, jay leno, nbc, late night, tonight show

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 05/10/2013

CBS, NBC, ABC make decisions on a slew of shows: What’s ordered and what's gone?

Plus, an update at other networks before upfront week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:41 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts, CBS upfronts, Fox upfronts, ABC upfronts

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/10/2013

NBC cancels ‘Go On,’ picks up ’Chicago Fire’ spinoff, ‘Ironside’ remake

The network also picked up a comedy from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2013

NBC orders new Dermot Mulroney drama, Sean Hayes comedy

One series is set in Washington, D.C., called ‘Crisis.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Maria Shriver re-joins NBC News

NBC News ‘special anchor’ Shriver will report on ‘women’s rising influence and leadership’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria SHriver, NBC, nbc news, arnold schwarzenegger, chelsea clinton, jenna bush

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombing and manhunt hold TV viewers attention all week

NBC News attracts largest TV audience day of marathon bombing.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, cbs, nbc, fox news channel, fnc, cnn, msnbc, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013

NBC ‘Hannibal’ joins shows yanking episodes after Boston bombing

NBC pulls ‘Hannibal’ episode in which children murder other children.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, hannibal, fox, family guy, peter griffin, abc castle, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

NBC renews Carson Daly’s ‘Last Call’ for 13th season

NBC announces ‘Last Call’ renewal; no word on Fallon’s timeslot plans.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, last call with carson daly, carson daly, jimmy fallon, tonight show, alec baldwin, 30 rock

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013

TBS extends Conan deal through ‘15

Conan O’Brien to stay at TBS through ‘15.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tbs, conan o'brien, nbc, tonight show, jay leno, jimmy fallon

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013

NBC moves ‘Smash’ to Saturday; dating show to Tuesday to bolster sagging ratings

NBC loads up on reality TV to bolster sagging ratings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, robert greenblatt, smash, marilyn monroe, ryan murphy, eva longoria, the new normal

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013

WRC adds Amelia Segal to weather team

Washington’s NBC-owned TV station adds Amelia Segal to weather team, starting March 11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wrc, nbc

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013

‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in FX anthology ‘American Horror Story’

Former ‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in third season of FX anthology drama.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ryan murphy, american horror story, fx, kathy bates, harry's law, nbc

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013

David Axelrod joins NBC News stable

Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod to appear on NBC News and MSNBC.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david axelrod, nbc, msnbc

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013

NBC cancels ‘Do No Harm’ while Applegate cancels her NBC ‘Up All Night’ gig

NBC killed dying doc drama; Applegate said so-long to dying NBC sitcom.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christina applegate, lorne michaels, nbc, will arnett, maya rudolph, lisa kudrow

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/16/2012

NBC to rerun ‘Animal Practice’ and ‘Go On’ Tuesday — with ads

NBC took heat for airing new comedies ‘Animal Practice’ and ‘Go On’ during London Games.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, london olympics, london summer games, crystal the monkey, matthew perry, glee

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 08/16/2012

London Olympics viewing: Washington ranks No. 17

NBC-owned WRC reports average home watched 25 hours of Games.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:49 PM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  london summer olympics, london games, summer olympics, nbc

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Matthew Perry post Olympics return to NBC comedy clocks 16 million viewers

Matthew Perry comedy preview after Wednesday Olympics coverage attracts more viewers than any comedy launch on NBC last fall.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, london summer olympics, lorne michaels, nbc

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 07/28/2012

London Games Opening Ceremony clocks record ratings

An average of 40.7 million people watched NBC’s coverage of the London Games Opening Ceremony — most watched Summer Games starter on record.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:38 PM ET, 07/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, london summer ollympics

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Todd Palin explains why he’s on NBC, home of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sarah Palin’s husband participating in new NBC reality series “Stars Earn Stripes.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, palin, saturday night live

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Todd Palin among those competing in NBC’s reality series ‘Stars Earn Stripes’

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe for NATO, will host with ”Entertainment Weekly’s” Samantha Harris.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sarah palin, dick wolf, mark burnett, nbc

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Upfront Week 2012: Fox has Britney Spears, Demi Lovato; NBC has a monkey

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell’s singing competition ‘The X Factor’ on Fox.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Upfronts 2012, NBC Upfronts

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Upfront Week 2012: NBC moves ‘The Voice’ to fall, ‘Community’ to Friday, Matthew Perry to Tuesday [UPDATED]

NBC made some big changes on its fall schedule, released Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Upfronts 2012, NBC

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Next Caller’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new Dane Cook comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:55 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Infamous’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new soapy drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Save Me’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of Anne Heche’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘1600 Penn’ [VIDEO]

A look at the new series about a dysfunctional family in the White House:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:47 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Do No Harm’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new doctor drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:42 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Chicago Fire’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Dick Wolf’s new drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Guys With Kids’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new comedy produced by Jimmy Fallon:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Animal Practice’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Justin Kirk’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘The New Normal’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Ryan Murphy’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Go On’ [VIDEO]

Clip of Matthew Perry’s new comedy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:23 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Revolution’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from J.J. Abrams’ apocalyptic drama

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Fox re-ups ‘Touch,’ abandons ‘Alcatraz,’ embraces serial killers, mob doc [Updated]

NBC and Fox are scheduled to unveil their new primetime scheduled to ad execs Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, jimmy fallon

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

12 million watch ‘The Voice’ season finale

Moved to 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC’s singing competition posts significant year to year ratings gains.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, the voice, alicia keyes

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Ryan Seacrest NBC News’s newest correspondent; election coverage just got 20 percent more interesting

Seacrest named “Today” “special correspondent” and contributor to primetime news shows

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ryan seacrest, today show, nbc, comcast

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012

NBC parses details of ‘30 Rock’ live May sweeps episode

Kabletown suits order ‘TGS’ to be canned and cheap, Kenneth the Page leads the revolt.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  30 Rock, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, NBC