After approximately 148 years on air, the fat lady has finally sung for American Idol, leaving a giant gaping 2-hour hole in Fox’s weekly schedule. This could be a boon for comedy showrunners, drama showrunners, or both. Let’s find out what’s in the pipeline with our preview of Fox’s 2016 Comedy Pilots.
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NBC Comedy in the early 2010’s was like The Titanic. Plenty of people were yelling “Iceberg right ahead!” It takes time to turn a boat around, as it took some time for NBC to finally admit that they should be going mainly after broad comedies. Let’s see where the Peacock stands in our preview of NBC Comedy pilots.
CBS took the unusual step last week of renewing 11 returning series, without addressing the fate of any freshman series. What does that tell us? It might indicate they’re waiting to get a feel for this year’s crop of pilots. Get the complete breakdown in our CBS Comedy pilots preview.
Craig Robinson and Grace Gummer sign on to season two of Mr. Robot. Jenna Fischer set to star as Matt LeBlanc’s on-screen wife. Mad Men alum, Kevin Rahm joins Lethal Weapon.
A round-up of the week’s TV news!
A round-up of the week’s TV News!
A full recap of the day’s sales, pick-ups, attachments, exits, deals and more as the 2012 pilot season approaches!
FOX picks up a father/son dating comedy, HBO gets documental with the Tropic Thunder gang, NBC gets into drug trouble, girl trouble and aging trouble, while USA hands out pilot commitments to a trio of new shows, and Community gets a few more episodes thanks to that spectacular Halloween episode!
Logline: Former college roomates Charlie Fineman and Alan Johnson meet up again by chance on a Manhattan street corner. Five years after losing his family on 9/11, Charlie–once a successful dentist–has retreated from his life, and Alan is stunned to see the changes in his formerly gregarious friend.