18 items from 2009
Graham has been cast as Sarah, the 38 year-old single mother of teenagers Amber (Mae Whitman) and Drew (Miles Heizer). She is the second-oldest child of Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia) Braverman.
Graham took over the role of Sarah from Maura Tierney, who was forced to leave the show to receive treatment for cancer. We hope everything is going well for Tierney, but cannot deny we are excited to see Lauren Graham back on TV. We were big fans of her on "Gilmore Girls."
"Parenthood" premieres on NBC in March.
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While NBC had already renewed one of its medical dramas, the other will be no more. According to Variety, NBC has given the axe to Trauma.
The series was absent from last week's pickups of Community, Parks and Recreation and fellow medical drama Mercy, which never tends to bode well for a new series. The series will cease production after its initial 13-episode order is completed.
The move is somewhat attributed to Parenthood, which was forced to move to midseason after actress Maura Tierney fell ill and the network was forced to air two medical dramas in the same season, moving Mercy up from a midseason slot.
It wasn't clear when or how the network would air the remaining episodes of Trauma.
The flood of reports that Ge is looking to spin off NBC-Universal and give Comcast control of half of the company doesn't exactly come as a shock if you consider the myriad of problems that continue to plague the entertainment division. The movie division has endured a horrible box office run of late (Land of the Lost, Bruno and Funny People all underperformed for the studio this summer) so rumors have been floating for months that Universal Pictures' co-chairmen David Linde and Marc Schmuger would be replaced. And though the ailing TV division did a little housecleaning of its »
- Nicole Sperling
Mulgrew will portray Jeannie Flannigan, the mother of the series lead Veronica (Taylor Schilling). The series revolves around the lives of several nurses at Mercy Hospital, but with a much more serious approach than Grey's Anatomy.
Welcome to your Thursday morning television briefing. I'm still recovering from a very late night involving French cuisine, wine and port, a 1 am viewing of last night's episode of Top Chef Masters, and an early rise for the Emmy nominations. Fortunately, just a few headlines to get through this morning.... NBC confirmed that it will end the run of Canadian drama series The Listener on Thursday, July 23rd and replace the series with repeats of Law & Order beginning July 30th. The remaining five unaired episodes of The Listener will be streamed over NBC.com. (Futon Critic) Bravo has announced that it has moved the premiere of Top Chef: Las Vegas forward a week. The season premiere will now air August 19th at 9 pm Et/Pt followed by the season finale of Top Chef Masters. (Twitter) More on the reasons behind Kirk Acevedo's departure from Fox's Fringe, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. »
Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. Following an announcement that actress Maura Tierney would require an eight-week medical evaluation for an undisclosed condition, NBC has pushed the start of its drama Parenthood, which was slated to debut on September 23rd, to midseason. The Peacock will instead push up the launch of its midseason medical drama Mercy to the fall, although it is still unclear whether Mercy will inherit Parenthood's Wednesdays at 8 pm timeslot. The production shutdown on Parenthood, meanwhile, will give writers additional time to complete scripts. (Hollywood Reporter) Update: "In an effort to guard my privacy, it seems that the wording of NBC's press release has unfortunately caused some confusion and undue alarm about my health," said Maura Tierney in an official statement. "I have discovered a tumor in my breast which requires surgery. I will not know either my exact diagnosis or course of treatment until that surgery is performed. »
For the second time, the new Parenthood series has been delayed due to unfortunate circumstances. Does this mean good news or bad news for another NBC show?
Based on the 1989 feature film of the same name, the new Parenthood revolves around a multi-generational family and their day-to-day problems. The series stars Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, James Tupper, Guillermo Diaz, Delroy Lindo, James LeGros, and Diego Klattenhoff.
The drama is actually the second series based on the movie. The first is a light-hearted 1990 dramady that ran for only one season on NBC.
Now, production has been delayed for eight weeks due to Tierney having a health issue. Production had »
Now that Parenthood lead star Maura Tierney's breast tumor has pushed Mercy from midseason to fall, Gossip Girl fans are now pondering whether this move will affect Michelle Trachtenberg's appearance in the third season of the CW teen drama. Trachtenberg has been cast as rookie nurse Chloe Payne on the NBC drama Mercy, which was supposed to air in January but has now been set to launch in September. Obviously, the cast and crew of the medical show have been asked to start work much earlier than expected.
Ugh. Bad news... According to the Hollywood Reporter, Maura Tierney needs an "eight-week medical evaluation" of some kind. (NBC: "We are unable to release further details and ask that you respect her privacy at this time.") This means that Maura's upcoming NBC drama, Parenthood, produced by Ron Howard and Jason Katims and costarring Peter Krause and Mae Whitman, will be pushed to midseason. Mercy, the Michelle Trachtenberg series about nurses, will premiere in Parenthood's place. But the schedule switching is obviously not the point. Maura Tierney is a visibly awesome woman whom we have loved since NewsRadio and all the way through ER, and whatever she's going through right now »
The series, a contemporary reimagining of the 1989 feature, had been scheduled to begin filming July 27. The production start of the Universal Media Studios/Imagine TV-produced show is now tentatively scheduled for late September.
"Start of production on NBC Universal's new series 'Parenthood' has been postponed for eight weeks due to medical evaluation that valued cast member Maura Tierney is undergoing," NBC said in a statement. "The top priority for NBC, Universal Media Studios and Imagine Television is the well-being of Ms. Tierney. We are unable to release further details and ask that you respect her privacy at this time."
As a result of the delay, »
- By Nellie Andreeva
Chicago – We told you a few weeks ago that “Heroes,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Southland” had been renewed by NBC but the peacock network made it official today and made the call on the bubble shows, renewing “Chuck” and “Law & Order” and pulling the trigger on “Medium” and “My Name is Earl” although there are rumors of both shows being eyed by other networks.
With “The Jay Leno Show” taking up five nights of the week, there were very few spots on the fall schedule, but NBC was more creative than some expected with their programming, refusing to play it safe and knowing that they need a radical shake-up.
Photo credit: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC They’ll get that shake-up as only Tuesday and Sunday will remain unchanged in the fall (except, of course, for Leno). “The Biggest Loser” returns on Tuesday nights for two hours and football dominates Sunday nights. »
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On Monday, May 5th 2009, The Jay Leno network NBC announced a slate of new shows at their In-Fronts for the 2009 / 2010 television season. No the above screen shot is not from their in-fronts. It’s a behind the scenes shot from NBC’s new show, Day One.
Keeping in mind that we here at Screen Rant are all about action / adventure and sci-fi / fantasy (with a dribble of comedy). I’ve left out some details on the new NBC comedy shows but only because we do like our action-adventure shows. Rather than babble about what I am going to say, I might as well get right to it:
Day One is a new futuristic drama that will premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and the premise sounds awful familiar.
In the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world’s infrastructures, a small band of survivors strives »
- Bruce Simmons
Earlier today we posted NBC's press release that was — erm, released — as the network presented it's plans for the 2009-2010 television season.
What that press release didn't tell us—and what we subsequently learned during the question and answer session with NBC head Ben Silverman, is that Life is offically dead.
I'll say it again. Life is over. Unfortunate, because the escapades of Charlie Crews and friends was one of the best shows on television. NBC didn't know what it had there.
As for Chuck, mention of the fun action comedy was also absent from the release. However, we gleaned that a decision on its ultimate fate, as well as the fates of Medium, My Name is Earl, »
NBC revealed a partial look at its fall plans, announcing the pickup of four dramas, two comedies and three renewals, while declining to unveil a fall schedule and leaving the fate of some key shows in limbo. The network announced that next season's lineup will include two medical dramas -- "Trauma" and "Mercy" -- the one-hour dramedy "Parenthood," starring Peter Krause and Maura Tierney, and, for midseason, the apocalyptic series "Day One." On the comedy side, "100 Questions for Charlotte Payne" and Chevy Chase's "Community" received orders. As for renewals, the John Wells-produced cop drama "Southland" and NBC-produced comedy "Parks and Recreation," starring Amy Poehler received 13-episode orders. Monday night's "Heroes" also received a pickup. Patricia Arquette's "Medium" received a pickup Sunday morning, though its exact order was being worked out and expected to be in the 13-18 episode range. NBC also announced six new "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update primetime specials, »
NBC unveiled today a strong lineup of broad and diverse quality programming for the 2009-2010 television season announcing the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas including Trauma, Parenthood, Mercy and the event series Day One, as well as two new comedies including Community and 100 Questions. Four returning series pickups were also announced including Heroes, Southland, Parks and Recreation and the addition of six new episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.
The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series Day One is slated to premiere out of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Jay Leno Show will be broadcast Monday-Fridays, 10-11 p.m. Et beginning in the fall. Previously announced series pickups include The Office, 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights and new alternative series The Marriage Ref, »
It's that time of year again for network television, where the big four start to outline their fall schedules. NBC got a jump on all the action, releasing its plans for new series this fall. The peacock network is slated to launch at least four brand new series: Parenthood, Trauma, Mercy and Day One. Up first is the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer produced "Parenthood," which is being chalked up as a contemporary re-imagining of the 1989 laugher starring Steve Martin. This time around it follows the Braverman family, four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents. From the initial looks, it appears t. However, it does feature a pretty impressive cast: Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Sarah Ramos. (See more on NBC.com/parenthood) "Trauma" is another drama, this one set in San Francisco and »
Today, NBC released new info about the shows which can be expected during the course of 2009 and 2010. Below we've included a link to a summary of each show as well as preview clips per each one. Enjoy! New Dramas: Parenthood: A contemporary re-imagining of the blockbuster film, depicting the Braverman family -- four grown siblings sharing the headaches, heartaches and joy of being parents. Starring Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Craig T. Nelson, Dax Shepard, Bonnie Bedelia, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen and Sarah Ramos. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer executive produce. Video: http://www.nbc.com/upcoming-shows/video/clips/preview/1094629/ Web site: http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/ Trauma: Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) executive produces "Trauma", a medical drama series that follows first-responder paramedics in the San Francisco Bay area. Stars Derek Luke ("Notorious"), Cliff Curtis ("10,000 B.C"), Anastasia Griffith ("Damages"), Aimee Garcia ("George Lopez"), Kevin Rankin ("Friday Night Lights »
NBC has been struggling of late to find its identity as an entertainment programming network. With so many of television's best shows now appearing on cable channels (some of which are admittedly owned by parent NBC/Universal), the major networks have faced an increasing challenge to develop intriguing dramatic television, also facing as they do increased competition from video games, Internet downloads and other forms of entertainment.
But it's been hardest on NBC, which went through a serious staffing shakeup last December, searching for new blood and fresh ideas.
Has it worked? It's still too early to tell. Perhaps the most intriguing new offering from NBC is Day One, a futuristic drama from Heroes writer-producer Jesse Alexander. The story chronicles the aftermath of a global event that devastates the world's infrastructures when a small band of survivors strive to rebuild society and unravel the mysteries of why the event took »
18 items from 2009
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