Wrapping up this season, we asked some of our contributors to write about some of their favorite comedies that have aired since the fall. Instead of handing out accolades to just one show, we're looking at a number of shows that all deserve to [...]
A.V. Club is giving 30 Rock the episode-by-episode interview treatment. Today, showrunner Robert Carlock walks through pivotal episodes "Pilot", "Jack The Writer", "Tracy Does Conan", and "Sandwich Day".
Poorly! 30 Rock and all of the Communitys brought in a 1.3 18-49 rating (at least they're consistent?). In comparison, last week The Office did a 2.3 and Parks & Recreation a 1.7. This matched a series low for the Greendale 7. In real [...]
I decided to forgo charting and graphing this week because with a finale there should be some big picture discussion, not some big pictures. But I really just want to talk about one very short scene in particular, which I think can be used as a [...]
This is the last NBC Thursday night of the season. Hopefully, that's as sad for you to read as it is for me to write. In a time of non-stop media intake, it's nice to know each week there is a collection of shows, aired in succession, that will [...]
Yesterday was officially Mother's Day but, when NBC announced its projected fall lineup, it felt more like Christmas. How about another analogy? Sure. Upfronts are like the NFL Draft, they mark the end of one season and the start of the next, [...]
It has been speculated for a week or so but it still feels nice to get an official word. As we reported, 30 Rock will be given an abbreviated final season. It's sad news for a show arguably still at the height of its powers but it’s a hell of a [...]
While being one of the most, if not the most, revered emerging standups, Hannibal doesn't have tons of acting experience. Yet, as last week's 30 Rock proved, that hasn't hindered his ability to play one hell of a bum. However, maybe he's a bit [...]
Last night, it was announced that longtime 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi signed a very lucrative deal with Warner Brothers TV. Riggi has been with the show since its first season and before that he worked on Will & Grace, The Bernie [...]
Unpopular Opinions is a bi-weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.
We reported earlier in the evening that Anne Heche's Save Me and Ryan Murphy's The New Normal were joining Matthew Perry's Go On in NBC's fall schedule. Even later last night, NBC picked two more single-camera sitcom pilots, 1600 Penn and [...]