August 24, 2009

NBC’s ‘Mercy’ a ‘Nurse Jackie’ ripoff?

Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” ended its first season Monday night. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can catch it again this fall on NBC under another name, “Mercy.” I’ve been seeing the TV spots for the new fall show, and after watching the entire season of “Nurse Jackie,” I’m shocked at all the similarities between […]

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June 24, 2009

Bryan Fuller Leaves HEROES Creative Team

Bryan Fuller has decided he can’t “save the cheerleader” anymore as the “Pushing Daisies” creator announces he’ll be leaving “Heroes” in pursuit of greener pastures, reports EW: The acclaimed Pushing Daisies auteur tells me that he left to focus on developing new projects for NBC, and not (as some have speculated) due to creative differences […]

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June 12, 2009


“My Name is Earl” has been canceled from NBC‘s roster for some time now, but there were rumblings that TBS might pick up the series for new episodes. Not so much, says 20th Century Fox: “While we had hoped to find a way to produce additional episodes for TBS, in the final analysis we simply […]

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March 29, 2009

Brooke Shield’s LIPSTICK JUNGLE Is Officially Canceled

I told you “Lipstick Jungle” on NBC was canceled last November. Brooke Shields called me a liar a few days later with claims that it wasn’t true because they were still filming. Guess who was right? Suck it, Shields! Brooke Shields is available for work – her U.S. TV show Lipstick Jungle has been scrapped. […]

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March 27, 2009


Hopefully you weren’t one of the three people watching NBC‘s knock-off of “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Chopping Block,” because it just got cut out of the peacock schedule. After just three weeks of episodes following its March 12th premiere the ratings continued to drop. Last week’s ratings for “Chopping Block” came in at 20th (out of 20) […]

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March 25, 2009

PARKS AND RECREATION Tanks In Research Screenings

Well this can’t be good. Nikki Finke shared a series of leaked market research screening reviews for NBC‘s upcoming comedy series “Parks and Recreation” and things weren’t good. Here are a few excerpts from the focus group results, but without having the entire set of results there is no way for me to tell you […]

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March 11, 2009

PARKS AND RECREATION: Leslie Knope Welcomes You To Pawnee Indiana

There’s just a few more weeks until the Amy Poehler led comedy, “Parks and Recreation,” hits NBC‘s airwaves. I’m really looking forward to this new series and maybe even more so for Aziz Ansari’s supporting role than Poehler’s (though she’s still great). To help get you ramped up for the new series Pawnee, Indiana’s Director […]

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March 2, 2009

Interview: KINGS – On-Set With Ian McShane

As part of my extended coverage in the lead up to the premiere of NBC’s “Kings” I have an on-set discussion for you with one of the series’ stars, Ian McShane. McShane plays the role of King Silas, leader of Gilboa, who takes young David (Christopher Egan) under his wing only to have his throne […]

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February 8, 2009

Tracy Jordan Goes Off – Caught On Tape

Not to be outdone by Christian Bale, Tracy Jordan loses his cool on the set of 30 Rock’s “TGS” and the whole thing was caught on tape. Let that be a lesson to all your cameramen out there. Yes, this was a joke.

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November 13, 2008

NBC Cancels ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ And ‘Lipstick Jungle’

This has not been the year for television and you can put two more names on the tombstones. NBC has cancelled two of its more hyped series starring one-time headliners: “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Lipstick Jungle”. Christian Slater’s “Enemy” was in its first season with nine episodes already in the can while “Lipstick” had […]

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