I kind of love that NBC’s strategy for ratings is to revert to the most traditional television production in existence.
First Look: ‘Mulaney' | EW
Robinson will play a musician who gets a job as a music teacher at a middle school. The show’s tentative title is ‘Mr. Robinson.’
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Some fans online have expressed concern that Mulaney is a multi-camera show with a live audience when the bulk of the funniest, coolest sitcoms in the past decade have been single-camera with no audience, but let me assure you that the pilot is just as dense with jokes as a single-camera show and having an audience there doesn’t change the pacing of the humor too much. Some of the best sitcoms ever, from Taxi to Cheers, Seinfeld to NewsRadio, have been multi-cam, and there’s no reason a multi-cam show today can’t be good. Mulaney excels in the format and brings sharp witty comedy back to the three-camera world. A performer like Martin Short can feed off of a live audience, energizing him in a way that wouldn’t be possible if he was just playing to a bunch of crew members trying to do their jobs and not laugh. The rest of the ensemble is packed with performers with live audience experience like stand-ups Mulaney, Newman, and Smith, SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad, and frequent SNL host Elliott Gould.
Yes! Thank you.
Please get picked up. Please get picked up. Please get picked up.
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NBC, Universal Television, and production company Electus are creating a pilot presentation of a comedy based on Simpson’s life, written by Paul Blart: Mall Cop scribe Nick Bakay.
What?! This is actually insane.
I’m not sure if anything like this has ever happened before. Will definitely check it out once it’s made the switch. So bizarre.
'Happy Days' is the most famous example of this transition, but NBC did it with Julia Louis Dreyfus' failed 'Watching Ellie' in 2003 as well.
The blog is based on the popular What Should We Call Me model. The show will focus on “five educated young women toiling as lowly assistants for high-powered Hollywood executives.” The blog’s creator Lauren Bachelis, who’s worked on New Girl and Heroes, will write and produce with Fred Savage directed and executive producing.
It is yet to be seen whether it will be as funny as a series of well contextualized GIFs.
The series is described as a father/daughter workplace single-camera half-hour comedy set in the world of advertising. Williams would star, with Kelley writing and producing along with 20th Century Fox Television. Bill D’Elia is an executive producer, with the project likely landing at CBS.
Joe Adalian has the scoop at Vulture,
Michael J. Fox is readying a return to primetime series television, and the broadcast networks are lining up to welcome him back. Vulture hears the iconic star of Family Ties and the Back to the Future trilogy has teamed with director Will Gluck (Easy A) and writer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town, Arrested Development) on a single-camera comedy project that’s being developed by Sony Pictures Television for a 2013 launch.
Louis C.K. and former Seinfeld writer—late night host Spike Feresten are creating a half-hour sitcom for CBS. The two men, who worked together on both Saturday Night Live and the Dana Carvey Show, have written a multi-camera comedy which will revolve around a group of creative twentysomethings trying to make it in a difficult economy.
All sitcom-ified dramas should use the Growing Pains theme song. It’s perfect.