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WILL FERRELL COMING TO NBC’S THE OFFICE

January 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC’s The Office has always been a favorite with critics and Emmy voters, it has never been a big hit with viewers. (Last week it ranked No. 28 on the Nielsen ratings chart.) Hoping to lift the show’s numbers during the final weeks of the season as Steve Carrell departs and a new series […]

GERVAIS: “I DON’T CARE WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF ME”

January 20, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ricky Gervais insists that he is not concerned about the negative reaction from members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to his stinging jokes during Sunday night’s Golden Globe presentations. In remarks taped for airing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, Gervais says, “It’s not my job to worry about what people think of me, that’s […]

CARELL TO EXIT THE OFFICE BEFORE SEASON ENDS

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Carell will leave NBC’s The Office a month before the season finale, and the remaining four episodes will concern the chaos that ensues when the show’s regular characters vie for his job, producer Paul Lieberstein has told New York magazine’s Vulture blog. “If the show was ending, it would be about [Carell’s character leaving]. […]

CBS RULES ALL-RERUN NIGHT

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

All four major networks aired a full schedule of reruns Thursday night. The somewhat surprising result is that CBS managed to do quite well with its mix of comedies and dramas, taking first place in total adults in every half hour of primetime — as well as first in adults 18-49 in every half hour […]

NEW NBC SITCOM UPENDS WINNING SING-OFF

December 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A preview of NBC’s new sitcom Perfect Couples had a somewhat-less-than-perfect unveiling Monday night. Airing after the finale of the network’s short season hit The Sing-Off, which averaged 8.51 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Perfect Couples drew just 3.80 million viewers, placing it last. That led into a repeat of NBC’s The […]

THE PEACOCK CROWS AGAIN

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Look who was the No. 1-rated network last week. NBC, that’s who — at any rate among the key demo of adults 18-49. The struggling network rose to the top spot for the first time this season thanks to the best ratings ever for Sunday Night Football and impressive — if unexpected — ratings for […]

NBC’S SOURCE FOR OUTSOURCED PRAISE WAS NBC

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has pulled a promo for its controversial new comedy series Outsourced after it turned out that a quote praising the show and attributed to Entertainment Weekly (“a hilarious culture clash”) was actually culled from an NBC press release about the series and another (“it’s a natural companion for The Office“) was from a mixed […]

BUY A BLU-RAY DISC, GET FREE VOD

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Borrowing a strategy from newspapers that allow paying subscribers free access to their websites who are otherwise blocked by a pay wall and cable systems that give customers video-on-demand access to certain content, NBC will allow viewers of The Office to watch episodes of Season 7 of The Office, which premieres on September 23, if […]

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