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NBC has announced the start dates of some more summer shows -- including new comedies Mr. Robinson and The Carmichael Show (slated for August 5th) and new reality shows The Island (May 25th) and I Can Do That! (May 26th).
Here's the press release:
NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates For Two New Comedies And Robust List Of Reality Series As Network Looks For Fifth Straight Summer Win In 18-49
NBC has set Wednesday, August 5, for a new hour-long block of comedies with "Mr. Robinson" premiering at 9 pm, immediately followed by "The Carmichael Show" at 9:30 pm. The network has also released official synopses for both new series. First, "Mr Robinson" follows the lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (played by Craig Robinson) who knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes his money, while he waits for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. The school principal (played by Peri Gilpin) believes that rules were made to be strictly upheld. She’s none too fond of Craig’s unorthodox teaching style, or his crush on the pretty English teacher (played by Meagan Good). It’s a constant struggle for Craig, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
NBC has set Wednesday, August 5, for a new hour-long block of comedies with "Mr. Robinson" premiering at 9 pm, immediately followed by "The Carmichael Show" at 9:30 pm. The network has also released official synopses for both new series. First, "Mr Robinson" follows the lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (played by Craig Robinson) who knows a thing or two about working the crowd, but his day job is where he really makes his money, while he waits for that big break. So when Craig finds himself short on cash, he takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. The school principal (played by Peri Gilpin) believes »
- Tambay A. Obenson
NBC has added to its busy summer slate, pairing new comedies “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show” for an hour block on Wednesday and scheduling eight more new and returning series that will premiere between Memorial Day and early August.
New alternative entries “The Island” and “I Can Do That” are the first newcomers to come aboard, and each will get a lead-in from “American Ninja Warrior,” which had been previously announced for a May 25 premiere date.
“The Island,” based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, sends 14 American men to a deserted island with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival skills. The twist is that there will be no prizes, eliminations, winners or producers. The six-episode series comes from Endemol Shine North America and Bear Grylls Ventures and will air Mondays at 10 starting May 25.
One night later, on Tuesday at 10 p. »
- Rick Kissell
Hollywood Game Night will return for more celebrity shenanigans on Tuesday, July 7, at 10/9c, NBC announced Thursday.
In addition to the Jane Lynch-hosted game show, the network released return dates for several of its summer series and premiere dates for new fare:
* New reality series The Island, in which Bear Grylls challenges everyday American men to survive on an island without the luxuries of the modern world, premieres Monday, May 25, at 10 pm.
* Hosted by Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Brothers), the new variety series I Can Do That finds a »
The new comedy "Get Hard" stars Kevin Hart as an unlikely coach who trains Will Ferrell for a stint in prison. In one scene, Hart insists that Ferrell go to a top La brunch spot and give oral sex to a random patron in the bathroom to learn -- I guess? -- the mechanics of prison rape. Yes, this movie equates consensual gay sexual activity with actual rape. Cut to Will Ferrell in a restaurant bathroom gagging at the sight of a penis for the amusement of a multiplex audience. Could it be the most homophobic scene in a comedy of the past ten years? It's certainly a candidate. To commemorate this weirdly ignorant movie, we've compiled a list: movies with homophobic scenes so blatant, they made us shudder. Sometimes a movie reeks of homophobia (See: that ol' heart-warmer "Cruising") and sometimes it's just a couple of moments in a »
- Louis Virtel
NBC announced Thursday premiere dates for its summer slate of programming, including the debut of two new comedies and two new reality series.
Freshmen sitcoms "Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will anchor a new comedy block beginning on Wednesday, August 5. "Robinson" stars "The Office" alum Craig Robinson as a professional musician turned substitute high school music teacher, and features a supporting cast including Peri Gilpin ("Frasier") and Meagan Good ("Think Like a Man"). "Carmichael" focuses on the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael ("Neighbors") and his relationships with his larger-than-life family, including his contrarian father (played by David Allen Grier) and religious mother (played by Loretta Devine).
Returning comedy "Welcome to Sweden" kicks off its second season this summer beginning July 19. The show will pick up after the engagement of Bruce (Greg Poehler, brother of Amy Poehler, who also produces the show) and Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) and their transitioning careers. »
- Katie Roberts
Before Anna Kendrick was the wonderful sensation she is today, she starred in a little indie called Rocket Science. Even then, Kendrick showed tons of potential in the role of a fast-talking, intimidating debate competitor, and it's no surprise that she's one of the most popular and talented actresses working today. Well, Deadline reports she's reteaming with Rocket Science director Jeffrey Blitz for a new comedy called Table 19. The film follows a group of total strangers forced to sit together as the misfits at a destination wedding. Surely hilarity, and maybe romance will ensure, especially when you hear who else is starring. The cast of Table 19 will also feature Craig Robinson, who starred in the disastrous comedy Rapturepalooza with Kendrick; Lisa Kudrow, fresh off a great bit part in Neighbors last year; British treasure Stephen Merchant of "Extras" and "Hello Ladies" fame; Tony Revolori, the lead lobby boy »
- Ethan Anderton
A project that was at one point in time set up at Fox Searchlight and had the Duplass bros. looking to direct from their own script, Jeffrey Blitz who has been attached to the project since 2011 is finally setting sail and will reteam with his Rocket Science star on Table 19. While she was mentioned back in November along potentials Steve Carell and Tina Fey, it was just announced that Anna Kendrick will indeed topline an ensemble cast comprised of Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew. Shooting will take place in Atlanta next week. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing.
Gist: Described as a singles-at-the-wedding pic, the ensemble comedy follows a group of strangers who meet at the “losers” table at a wedding. Told from their perspective, the story explores what marriage means to those on the sidelines.
Worth Noting: Since »
- Eric Lavallee
Exclusive: Anna Kendrick is reteaming with her Rocket Science director Jeffrey Blitz for the comedy Table 19, about a group of strangers who are marooned at the misfits table at a destination wedding. The pic begins shooting next week in Atlanta. 21 Laps and 3311 are producing, with the latter financing. The film also stars Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew. Tom McNulty is executive producing Table 19. … »
Before she was part of the Twilight films, seen warbling in Pitch Perfect and Into The Woods or nabbing Oscar nominations for Up In The Air, Anna Kendrick was working steadily in the smaller indie likes of Camp and Rocket Science. She’s reuniting with Jeffrey Blitz, the writer/director of the latter, for his new film Table 19. Kendrick heads a cast that also includes Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell and Amanda Crew in the story of a group of strangers relegated to the misfits table at a destination wedding. With the cast in place, Blitz is ready to kick off shooting next week in Atlanta. Rocket Science was a big boost for both of them, with Blitz picking up the directing award at Sundance and a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize, before later landing several Independent Spirit Award nominations. Kendrick »
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The mood has been a little dark on NBC this season, but things are about to lighten up. So says Bob Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, in assessing the network’s performance as the 2014-15 season heads into its final quarter.
The Peacock has had little ratings luck with its new scripted series so far this season. The five dramas launched to date — “State of Affairs,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Constantine,” “Allegiance” and “The Slap” — have delivered lackluster numbers and are long shots for renewal.
Greenblatt acknowledges that NBC’s focus on dense, darker conspiracy thrillers such as “State of Affairs,” “Allegiance,” and the upcoming “Odyssey” has been out of step with the kind of material that viewers appear to be looking for in network dramas. That’s been a big handicap, especially as NBC has banked on an all-drama makeover of its Thursday lineup with the relocation of “The Blacklist” to the 9 p. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Meagan Good is getting a sneak peek of the future.
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The project follows one of the three Precogs — humans with precognitive abilities — who could see crimes before they were committed as he attempts to lead a “normal” human life while still experiencing visions of the future. He meets Good’s Lara Vega, a detective troubled by »
I'm not too sure there was even a demand for a sequel to 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine. That film was a modern throwback to the raunchy comedies of the 1980s, punctuated by the fact that the lead characters, played by John Cusack, Clark Duke, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson all were thrust back in time to 1986 so Cusack's character could find himself. At it's core -- amidst all the toilet humor -- was a story with some heart and it surprisingly worked.
Now, five years later, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is here and while the humor is still spot on, the heart is nowhere to be found. Cusack wisely opted to not reprise his role, and Adam Scott (TVs Parks And Recreation) stepped in as a new character. The plot revolves around Lou (Corddry), after using the time machine to become a billionaire, getting shot in the...uh. »
“Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ had their big premiere last week at Los Angeles’ Regency Village Theater, and the cast and famous friends were out in force to celebrate the film. We’ve got some of the photos taken at the event, which even included a hot tub! Take a look at the gallery below the post. “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ continues from the humorous first film, but this time, instead of just going back in time my accident, the hapless time travelers have to go back in time for a reason–to save the world. “When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) [ Read More ]
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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is in theaters now. If you missed our screening, Wamg is giving you a second chance to catch the film.
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present, in the sequel from the same team that brought you the original cult hit. The film also features Chevy Chase.
Check out what the cast had to say during the press conference here.
Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes to see Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
The pass admits two (2) to the regular run at any AMC Theatres, Monday through Thursday excluding holidays 2D »
- Movie Geeks
What could be more ridiculous than a Hot Tub Time Machine? How about a sequel? Gratuitous as it may seem, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has found its way to theaters five short years after its absurd and hysterical predecessor. Extraneous? Sure. Once you’re familiar with the title of the film all questions of whether or not it’s called for get swept aside. The real question here is, “Is this film funny in the slightest?” Simply, yes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is hilarious. Bringing three of the four leads back from the first film – the funniest three, by the way – this second film twists the aggressive comedy dial hard to the right and with a brazen attitude. It’s as if the film dares you to be disgusted, and, to an extent, it succeeds. More below! Those three returning champions of the Hot Tub Time Machine world are Craig Robinson, »
- Jeremy Kirk
“Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t show much endurance in its second weekend of release, with ticket sales for the erotic drama plunging a staggering 73% from its record-breaking $85.1 million debut.
The adaptation of E.L. James’ kinky bestseller about a billionaire and the college student he introduces to the world of Bdsm nabbed first place at the box office, but its $23.2 million in receipts represented a steep fall from its opening. Its hot-and-fast performance is like those of recent female-driven hits such as “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Sex and the City” and “Magic Mike,” all of which started strong before nosediving in their sophomore weekends.
“This was a movie that was a cultural event, and in order to be a part of it, the core constituency wanted to get out there and see it right away so they could talk about it,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. »
- Brent Lang
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is ready to take you guys on another crazy trip, and in celebration Wamg attended a press conference for the film where stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs talked to press about the film. Director Steve Pink and screenwriter Josh Heald also joined in.
Since these guys are so funny, I thought it best to let you listen to all the fun for yourselves, rather than risk losing some of the funny in text. Join the cast as they talk about Lisa Loeb, 9-11, and taking another dip in the hot tub below!
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have »
- Melissa Howland
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