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A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC has for the past several seasons offered hints that it's getting out of the quirky-comedy business, something that has sustained the Peacock from the days of "Seinfeld." Now it has figured out it can still keep adding to its long line of sitcoms about rich, single city-dwellers - so long as it makes them for someone else.

A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC

variety.com — NBC has for the past several seasons offered hints that it's getting out of the quirky-comedy business, something that has sustained the Peacock from the days of "Seinfeld." Now it has figured out it can still keep adding to its long line of sitcoms about rich, single city-dwellers - so long as it makes them for someone else.

CBS Taps 'The Talk' and Guest Hosts To Fill 'Late Late Show'

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Craig Ferguson steps down as host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS on Friday, December 19. James Corden starts his run as master of the show's ceremonies on March 9.

CBS Taps ‘The Talk’ and Guest Hosts To Fill ‘Late Late Show’

variety.com — Craig Ferguson steps down as host of " The Late Late Show" on CBS on Friday, December 19. James Corden starts his run as master of the show's ceremonies on March 9.

Five 'Peter Pan' Secrets: What NBC Will Reveal In 'Making Of' Documentary

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the 1954 theatrical version of "Peter Pan," the titular hero vows that he'll never grow up. Come December 4, he will have to, because he's the central figure in a live version of the play that NBC is hoping will draw big ratings.

Five ‘Peter Pan’ Secrets: What NBC Will Reveal In ‘Making Of’ Documentary

variety.com — In the 1954 theatrical version of "Peter Pan," the titular hero vows that he'll never grow up. Come December 4, he will have to, because he's the central figure in a live version of the play that NBC is hoping will draw big ratings.

Fox News, CNN vie for ratings victory in primetime Ferguson coverage

bostonherald.com — Fox News and CNN duked it out among cable-news outlets covering the verdict of Officer Darren Wilson night, with audiences flocking to them in large numbers for news and information about the controversial event and its aftermath. MSNBC's numbers were not nearly as robust as those of its rivals.

Fox News, CNN Vie For Ratings Victory In Primetime Ferguson Coverage

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox News and CNN duked it out among cable-news outlets covering the verdict of Officer Darren Wilson on Monday night, with audiences flocking to them in large numbers for news and information about the controversial event and its aftermath. MSNBC's numbers were not nearly as robust as those of its rivals.

Fox News, CNN Vie For Ratings Victory In Primetime Ferguson Coverage

variety.com — Fox News and CNN duked it out among cable-news outlets covering the verdict of Officer Darren Wilson night, with audiences flocking to them in large numbers for news and information about the controversial event and its aftermath. MSNBC's numbers were not nearly as robust as those of its rivals.

ABC's George Stephanopulos Secures Interview With Ferguson Cop

orlandosentinel.com — LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC's George Stephanopoulos secured an interview with Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who was at the center of the spiraling controversy in Ferguson, Missouri, the anchor said in a post on Twitter. https://twitter.com/GStephanopoulos/status/537316844752109568 In doing so, the ABC News Chief Anchor may have won a TV-news scrum of sorts.
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Nov 26, 2014

@SteveBattaglio @ItsDavidFord Would also suggest the AM shows are relying on this technique more frequently and live auds more important

Nov 26, 2014

@Schwindter Oh, I didn't say they were faring well at Fox or likely to stay, just that NBC had established a beachhead there

Nov 26, 2014

@shoemakermike I thought you were kidding until the latest lineup announcement landed in my inbox!

Nov 26, 2014

NBC's vaunted comedy tradition may no longer work on a venue like NBC variety.com/2014/tv/news/a…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ProducerBenKGW: Good read on how NBC is being forced to change the way it does sitcoms via @bristei variety.com/2014/tv/news/a…

Nov 26, 2014

A Serious Thought About NBC Comedy: It May No Longer Belong On NBC variety.com/2014/tv/news/a… via @Variety

Nov 26, 2014

CBS to give daytime's The Talk" a run in @LateLateShowCBS timeslot for a week. Will also enlist guest hosts before new host debuts 3/9/15



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