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Guys With Kids has received an order for four more episodes. The NBC comedy stars Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger as three friends who struggle to adapt to fatherhood. The latest pick-up will see the sitcom's first season run for 17 episodes, Deadline reports. NBC previously picked up two new comedies - Ryan Murphy's The New Normal and Go On starring Matthew Perry - for full seasons, while new drama series Revolution and Chicago Fire (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Despite lackluster ratings, NBC has decided to order four more episodes of their new comedy series, Guys with Kids. This brings the episode total to 17. Animal Practice, the other freshman Wednesday night sitcom, was cancelled a couple weeks ago.
A few weeks ago, NBC ordered five additional scripts -- presumably giving the network more time to make a decision about the show's fate. The cast and crew were set to begin working on the last of the original 13 episodes next week.
While Guys with Kids certainly hasn't been a ratings success, it's actually performing better than Up All Night and 30 Rock. Meanwhile, fellow newbie sitcoms Go On and The New Normal are two of the network's »
NBC has given a limited full-season order to rookie comedy Guys With Kids, while CBS has shuffled the orders for freshman dramas Elementary and Vegas. The comedy from executive producer Jimmy Fallon has been picked up for four additional episodes a few weeks after the network ordered five extra scripts for the Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson and Zach Cregger starrer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Photos: The 100 Fresh Faces of Fall TV Guys With Kids has been a modest performer on Wednesdays at 8:30, growing from its weak Animal Practice lead-in and remaining steady with new 8 p.m. entry
- Lesley Goldberg
NBC has given a back order to freshman comedy Guys With Kids, executive produced by Jimmy Fallon. The pickup is for four episodes, bringing its first season to 17 episodes. The news comes on the heels of the multi-camera comedy posting a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating last night, steady with its last original two weeks ago. Guys With Kids got a tough assignment this fall, slotted on Wednesdays in a self-starting 8 Pm comedy block with the now-defunct Animal Practice. It had been the stronger of the two, regularly building onto its Animal Practice lead-in. Of NBC’s four new fall comedies, the network has given three back orders. Go On and The New Normal have received full-season pickups, with Guys With Kids getting a partial order. Both new NBC dramas, Revolution and Chicago Fire, have received Back 9 Orders. Created by Fallon, Charlie Grandy and Amy Ozols, Guys With Kids stars Anthony Anderson, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The cast of Guys with Kids have recorded a PSA for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Erinn Hayes, Anthony Anderson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger and Tempestt Bledsoe appear in the appeal to ask for donations for the American Red Cross's clean-up efforts across the East Coast. Anderson also sent a supportive message to all of those who lost loved ones or their homes on the storm-ravaged coast.
"From all of us here at Guys with Kids to all of our (more) »
- By Justin Harp
NBC will continue to hang out with Guys With Kids. The network has ordered five additional scripts for the freshman comedy from executive producer Jimmy Fallon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Airing at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, the Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson and Zach Cregger starrer has been a modest performer in the slot airing after Animal Practice. Photos: The Odds on Which Fall Shows Will Survive Guys With Kids has managed to grow from its weak Animal Practice lead-in. Its latest episode posted a 1.4 adults rating, up three-tenths over its now-canceled neighbor. The script
- Lesley Goldberg
8:00 Dancing With the Stars (new) 9:00 ABC News' Your Voice, Your Vote: 2012 Presidential Debate (new) 11:35 Nightline (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guest Don Rickles) 8:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (repeat) 9:00 CBS News: The Second Presidential Debate (new) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guest Steve Martin) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guests Lauren Graham and James Patterson) 8:00 Raising Hope (new) 8:30 Ben and Kate (new) 9:00 Fox News Presidential Debate (new) 8:00 The Voice (new) 9:00 2012 Presidential Debate (new) 11:34 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (repeat, with guests Christina Aguilera and Sherri Shepherd) 12:37 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (repeat, with guests Jerry Seinfeld, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, and Jesse Bradford) 8:00 Hart of Dixie (new) 9:00 Emily Owens: M.D. (new, series premiere) More TV to watch when you read more. »
- Maggie Pehanick
All three men are dads who live in an apartment building in Tribeca in New York, but that's where a lot of the similarity ends.
Nick (Zach Cregger) is a part-time, work-at-home dad who is hipper and a little offbeat.
"Nick is part of the new generation, happy hanging out with his kids," Root tells Zap2it. "He wears a lot of Civilianaire and Converse. We also use Benson and a company we are really liking called Paste. Their graphic print T-shirts are a little ironic, as is Nick. Nick always wears Red Wing boots."
Chris (Jesse Bradford) is a corporate lawyer and Nick's college buddy. He moved into the building after his divorce and is trying to figure out how to be a single dad. »
What ever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV (theme songs)? Jimmy Fallon and the cast of NBC’s Guys With Kids asked that question during Late Night, where the men bemoaned the demise of the TV theme song. TV Review: Guys With Kids “It’s something that’s going away from our world, and I grew up with that stuff. I think America wants theme songs,” Fallon said. To rectify the situation, Fallon, Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger treated the audience to a medley of choice theme songs, including those from Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,
- Aaron Couch
On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the cast of Guys With Kids – Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, and Zach Cregger – along with Fallon (who is the executive producer of Guys with Kids) sang through a “History of TV Theme Songs,” a five-minute medley of many of television’s classic tunes, from The Jeffersons to Golden Girls to Friends.
It is, obviously, awesome. Let’s start the petition to get some harmonizing on Guys with Kids, stat. Also, who else is nostalgic for Fallon’s similar “History of Rap?”
Check out the musical montage below:
What are your favorite TV theme songs? »
- Erin Strecker
This might be the greatest video we've watched in months. On Tuesday night's (Sept. 25) "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Fallon and the cast of "Guys With Kids" -- Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger -- did a medley of TV theme songs from throughout the decades.
We totally agree with Fallon that it's a shame that shows don't really have great theme songs anymore (though there are a few shows on the air that have good ones, like "Community" and "Sons of Anarchy").
Do you know them all? We've got "Jeffersons," "All in the Family," "Golden Girls," "Friends," "Fresh Prince," "Facts of Life," "Good Times," "Greatest American Hero," "Three's Company," "Full House," "Saved by the Bell," "Happy Days" and "Cheers." We'll confess, the instrumental one between "Three's Company" and "Full House" has us wracking our brains -- we recognize it, but can't place it, so help us out in the comments if you know. »
Jesse Bradford, Anthony Anderson, and Zach Cregger paid a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night and did a little more than talk about their new show, Guys With Kids. Prompted by some discussion about Jimmy's appreciation for their show's theme song, the quartet launched into a full-scale medley of classic television theme songs, from The Jeffersons to Friends. It was a well-choreographed sight to behold, even if some of the guys - I'm not naming names - aren't quite as musically gifted as Fallon. Watch the hilarious clip after the jump. »
- Maggie Pehanick
Last night on Conan, Nathan Fillion, declared that, as a Herculean welder, he is prepared to save humankind from the zombie apocalypse. After all, "welding is like being a Greek god, forging metal to metal, merging of a fire ... stick and, uh, it's amazing." Plus: Kaley Cuoco is contemplating medication for narcolepsy, err, her love for sleep and rest; Kerry Washington disclosed what's really going on between her and Tracy Morgan: nothing. Despite the shout-out at the Emmys. Oh, boo. And, the Guys with Kids cast, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, and Jesse Bradford, took us down memory lane with their reprisals of cherished theme songs. "These happy days are yours and mine." Watch our compilation to see what you missed. »
- Caroline Shin
Schmidt! Nick! Winston! Cece! The other one! (Who is that?) They're back!
Sigh. I'm going to need a second DVR when Happy Endings returns in a few weeks...
ABC Family's Jennifer Lopez-produced drama pilot The Fosters has found the women who will head the series' family. Teri Polo and Sherri Saum will play the lesbian couple who are parents to several adopted children.
Yes. Politics. I can't think of another reason why The Apprentice has never won an Emmy.
It's official, Bethenny Frankel's talk show is getting a national rollout sometime next year.
Gary Marshall is getting back into producing comedies. He is developing one for Fox about a man who loses his fortune and is forced to move back with his family.
At this point, I think a list like this doesn't really demonstrate a problem with the Emmys but that today's TV is an embarrassment of riches. »
8:00 Dancing With the Stars: All Stars (new) 10:00 Private Practice (new, season premiere) 11:35 Nightline (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guest Kerry Washington) 8:00 NCIS (new, season premiere) 9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (new, season premiere) 10:00 Vegas (new, series premiere) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Kaley Cuoco) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guest Tom Selleck) 8:00 New Girl (new, season premiere) 8:30 Ben & Kate (new, series premiere) 9:00 New Girl (new) 9:30 The Mindy Project (new, series premiere) 8:00 The Voice (new) 9:00 Go On (new) 9:30 The New Normal (new) 10:00 Parenthood (new) 11:34 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Ann Romney and Seth MacFarlane) 12:37 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Jerry Seinfeld, Anthony Anderson, Zach Cregger, and Jesse Bradford) 8:00 Hart of Dixie (new) 9:00 The Next (new) More »
- Maggie Pehanick
This evening, NBC unveils their second new sitcom that revolves around fatherhood. The New Normal features a pair of guys who want to become fathers while Guys with Kids revolves around three traditional dads who are trying to survive fatherhood. Is the latter worth watching or should it be cancelled to make way for something better?
The critics seem to be fairly unanimous in their opinion of Guys with Kids. Here's a sampling:
Time: "Nobody goes in intending to make a bad TV show. Not even Jimmy Fallon, a funny man, and the other producers of NBC's Guys With Kids, which, let us get it out of the way, is a bad, bad TV show... Guys With Kids' problem isn't really in its heart but in its guts. »
Three men and a baby? Psh...that's easy! Guys With Kids, NBC's new comedy from Jimmy Fallon, centers on three men each with their own kid(s) and made its official debut tonight following America's Got Talent. While we were less than impressed by the pilot, we're curious to know how you feel: Are you into Guys With Kids? Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford and Zach Cregger are the show's titular guys, who are best friends trying to keep their bro-cards after embarking on the crazy journey known as fatherhood. Anderson brings the funny as Gary, a very tired father of four, Cregger's Nick is a stay-at-home dad of two and Bradford is a single father who is trying to juggle his kid, »
"Guys with Kids," NBC's new sitcom set in a mythical version of New York where no one locks apartment doors and people are fine with babies in bars, has its sneak peek Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The half-hour sitcom then settles into its regular time slot two Wednesdays later. It isn't fantastical the way "Grimm" is but rather conveniently mythical the way Hollywood likes life, with incredibly nasty ex-wives walking all over spineless men and kids running roughshod over befuddled parents.
Though a knee-jerk reaction would be that this is inherently sexist -- why should it be funny just because males are minding the children? -- the show is neither incredibly funny nor offensively sexist, and it has promise based on one of the couples.
Earlier this summer, NBC chief Bob Greenblatt said part of his mission in reviving the network would be to "broaden" its comedy brand beyond the small but loyal audience that watches shows like "Community" and "Parks and Recreation."
That is, of course, his job: NBC and its cohorts are called broadcast networks for a reason. The problem is that "broad" can also be code for "dumb" -- the thinking being that by going for the easiest jokes and most obvious character beats, a comedy can bring in the widest audience. There's ample evidence of that formula working throughout television history, but broad and smart can work too: See "Modern Family," or "The Big Bang Theory," or "New Girl." NBC may even have a show like that this season in "Go On," which opened to pretty solid ratings.
NBC also, however, has "Guys With Kids," which is airing its pilot episode at 10 p. »
Because I’m sick of films and TV shows that make men who can’t grow up seem sweet and harmless rather than pathetic and loathsome, I expected to hate Guys With Kids, the new NBC sitcom from executive producer Jimmy Fallon. My animosity faded after about five minutes, when it became clear that the show wasn’t terribly interested in the kids. They’re just warm-blooded props, by turns cute, irritating, and irrelevant.The three main characters — father-of-four Gary (Anthony Anderson), married new dad and wiseass Nick (Zach Cregger), and recently divorced Chris (Jesse Bradford) — spend a lot of screen time with Baby Björns strapped to their chests, alternately praising and griping about their children and significant others, but they’re not there to prove (or score) any sociological points. Goofy and trivial as it is, this is an actor’s showcase, one that could have easily been titled Friends, »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
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