Friday, May 10, 2013

More NBC Pilot Pick-Ups: 'Blacklist', 'Night Shift', 'Welcome To The Family', Plus 'Community' Renewed...

From Writer/Executive Producer Jon Bokenkamp and showrunner John Eisendrath comes a yet another new criminal drama for NBC. The peacock network has ordered Blacklist to series today, which stars James Spader as the "world's most wanted criminal" who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he's ever worked with. But there's a catch... [MORE]

NBC has ordered a new medical...comedy? for their 2013-2014 television season. Night Shift comes from Writers and Executive Producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah and centers on an ensemble of Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio hospital... [MORE]

Though Mike O'Malley became a household name for his co-starring work in the sitcom Yes, Dear, lately he has spent much more time on the dramatic side of things. From guest starring on glee to writing for Shameless, O'Malley has tapped into the heart of storytelling, but NBC is bringing him back to the humorous side once again with the new single-camera comedy Welcome to the Family... [MORE]

NBC has renewed Community for a fifth season. Now, you may notice that we deliver this news without the fanfare of previous years. We thought long and hard about how we would write this article if the time came, and now that it is upon us, we're honestly still a bit torn. On one hand, we would never have wanted the episode that aired as the season four finale (4.11, "Advanced Introduction to Finality") to have to cap off the series. For one thing, there were so many hanging chads from City College's Dean's "Plan B" to the fact that only Abed (Danny Pudi) knew the truth about Chang (Ken Jeong). But on the other hand, we're just not sure we can sit through another season like four, that was willing to leave so many loose threads while delivering lackluster one-off episodes all season. We may be getting numerically closer to "six seasons and a movie" not just being a pipe dream, but will the quality warrant it? ... [MORE]

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