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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!
NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, The Sing-Off, State of Affairs, and The Voice.
There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing.
Amy Poehler was the center of attention on Thursday at Harvard University, where she was celebrated with a colorful parade and a funny roast. She received the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and during the parade, she rode on the back of a car with members of Harvard's theater group as the crowd chanted "we love Amy." Later, ahead of the roast, Amy rapped for the crowd and wore a Boston College baseball hat, giving a nod to her alma mater. She teased the students during the ceremony, saying, "When I was growing up in Burlington, Harvard University used to be a group of buildings we threw rocks at on our way to a real job. And as I drove by and gave the middle finger to this place, I never knew that you guys would be giving me all this sh*t." Amy also mentioned her »
Filmed in front of a sold-out audience in New York, Ansari’s joins a small group of comedians to ever sell out the iconic arena. He joins other comedy stalwarts such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart.
Also Read: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines From ‘Parks and Recreation’ (Photos)
Ansari’s Msg marks his second collaboration with Netflix following his first original stand-up special, Buried Alive, which is currently streaming on the service worldwide. »
- Joe Otterson
Amy Poehler is most people's woman of the year, but the members of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals are the ones who get to roast her—and get roasted right back! The Parks and Recreation star managed to catch a flight into storm-plagued Boston (for the record, the Burlington, Mass., native was not concerned by the cold) just in time to collect her pudding pot as Hasty Pudding's 2015 Woman of the Year. As always, the gents dressed in drag and put their special guest through her paces, one of the roasters joking, "Our Woman of the Year believes that if she collects enough Emmy nominations, she'll actually win one." "I hope I treat this award with the respect any fake award »
[Brightcove "4022284350001" "" "" "auto"] It was a homecoming of sorts for Amy Poehler, who was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. "I'd like to thank you, Hasty Pudding, for reminding me how hard it is to write funny jokes," Poehler, 43, deadpanned at the ceremony, where presenters poked fun at the Parks and Recreation star for never having won an Emmy Award, despite being nominated more than a dozen times. "When I was growing up in Burlington [a Boston suburb], Harvard University used to be a group of »
- Juliet Pennington
It was a homecoming of sorts for Amy Poehler, who was celebrated in song, dance and an uproarious roast on Thursday as the recipient of the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. "I'd like to thank you, Hasty Pudding, for reminding me how hard it is to write funny jokes," Poehler, 43, deadpanned at the ceremony, where presenters poked fun at the Parks and Recreation star for never having won an Emmy Award, despite being nominated more than a dozen times. "When I was growing up in Burlington [a Boston suburb], Harvard University used to be a group of »
- Juliet Pennington
Chris Pratt wants all your box office dollars! That's sure appears to be the Parks and Recreation breakout star's mission as he signs up for one studio tentpole after the next. Pratt will surely be back for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and is in line for another smash hit in Jurassic World. Then there's rumors that Pratt is wanted by Disney Pictures as a replacement for Harrison Ford in an Indiana Jones reboot. But before he cracks a whip, Pratt might be swinging an ax, or...katana....or...lasso in Universal Pictures' Cowboy Ninja Viking. Based on writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo’s graphic novel, Cowboy Ninja Viking is a story centered around a man suffering from multiple personality disorder who is placed in a government program to turn him into a one-man army capable of harnessing the skills of a (you guessed it) cowboy, ninja and a viking. »
Chris Pratt skyrocketed to mega-fame in 2014 and it looks like he's not going to slow down in 2015. It was just reported that the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star may be in talks to headline the Indiana Jones reboot, and he's already the lead in this summer's highly-anticipated "Jurassic World." Pratt's sitcom "Parks and Recreation" wraps up this month for good, but it seems he's got plenty lined up on the big screen. You may recall he got his big break on TV, appearing in shows like "The Oc" and "Everwood" almost a decade ago. Let's take a look back at Chris Pratt through the years and watch his evolution into one of Hollywood's hottest actors...
- Alana Altmann
Parks and Recreation is wrapping up quickly—we're already 6/13ths of the way through the final season, thanks to the double dose of episodes each week. The fine folks of Pawnee have been been reflecting on their seven seasons of small-town adventures every Wednesday on NBC.com as well as giving you nice glimpses at the tearful last days on the set. This week's enlightening installment of the mini-doc focuses on the Andy (Chris Pratt) and April (Aubrey Plaza), south-central Indiana's coolest and most spontaneous couple. »
- Dan Snierson
After seven seasons, Parks and Recreation is coming to an end. The NBC sitcom has never been a big hit but the ratings took an especially big dip last season -- falling nearly 30% in the 18-49 demographic. Will the series end its run with strong ratings or should it have been cancelled last year? Stay tuned.
In the final season, Parks and Recreation moves forward three years into the future to see what has become of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and her former/present co-workers in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. The rest of the cast includes Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Jim O'Heir, and Retta.
Tuesday, January 28, 2015 ratings -- New episodes: Marvel's Agent Carter, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, MasterChef Junior, Parks and Recreation, Marry Me, About a Boy, The Flash, and Supernatural. Reruns: Shark Tank, Forever, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Chicago Fire, New Girl, and The Mindy Project.
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Nick Offerman plays the role of America-loving Ron Swanson in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. Swanson loves America so much that the Internet pretty much pegs him as the most American man in memes. So when it came time for NBC to promote their Nascar coverage, it wasn’t much of a surprise that they turned […]
- Ryan McDonnell
Writer-director Patrick Brice’s second feature, The Overnight, mines many of its laughs from breast pumps, prosthetic penises, and paintings of butt holes — and trust me, those aren’t the weirdest things in the movie. But don’t let the inclusion of those broad gags fool you, the film has a stellar ensemble cast and brilliantly crafts one awkward situation after the other, never failing to delightfully play with the audience's expectations.
The Overnight takes place over one adventurous night in the lives of Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling), a couple who have recently relocated to Los Angeles with their young son. Uncertain if they'll be able to make new friends, they happily accept a dinner invite from Kurt (Jason Schwartzman), a fellow parent they meet at the park. Upon arriving for dinner, Alex, Emily, and their son instantly hit it off with Kurt, his glamorous French wife »
- Eli Reyes
CBS topped a slow Tuesday with a pair of procedural reruns and a “CSI” special, which earned its best numbers of the season last night at 10 p.m. That said, the episode was down a touch from the most-recent “Person of Interest,” the show that regularly populates that timeslot.
The self-proclaimed (but accurate) “America’s Most-Watched Network” was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 11.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following reruns, “CSI” received a night-high 1.6/5 (tying with “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” repeats, as well as »
- Tony Maglio
“CSI” showed Tuesday that it still has some left in the tank nearing the end of its 15th season, as a special original episode on the night delivered the show’s best scores since its 14th-season finale last May and helped cap a dominant ratings victory for CBS.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, CBS won each hour of the final Tuesday before the February sweep with repeats of “NCIS” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 12.8 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 11.6 million viewers overall) and an original episode of “CSI” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 10.3 million viewers overall), which drew more young adults than the combined timeslot tallies of repeats of “Chicago Fire” on NBC (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) and “Forever” on ABC (0.7/2 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall). The most recent “Person of Interest” to air in the Tuesday-at-10 time period did a 1.7 demo rating, but that was with a firstrun »
- Rick Kissell
Leading out of an NCIS: New Orleans rerun (11.6 mil/1.6), a special broadcast of CSI on Tuesday drew 10.3 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating, up 24 and 33 percent from its Sunday double-pump to hit Season 15 highs in both measures.
ABC | Leading out of a Shark Tank rerun, Agent Carter (4.6 mil/1.3) slipped 10 percent and two tenths.
The CW | The Flash (4 mil/1.3) and Supernatural (2.1 mil/0.8) each dipped a tenth, hitting and tying season lows.
Fox | MasterChef Junior (5 mil/1.6) slipped 10 percent and two tenths. »
Although this news was all but confirmed, Netflix finally revealed through a Wet Hot American Summer teaser yesterday that the film’s original counselors will be back for the new series, which is set to debut on the streaming site this summer. Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series will be an eight-episode continuation of the original 2001 film, taking place 14 years later at Camp Firewood. Returning for the Netflix revival will be Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games films), Michael Ian Black (The State), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Janeane Garofalo (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Jo Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ken Marino (Marry Me), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu), Marguerite Moreau (Grey’s Anatomy), Zak Orth (Revolution), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), Paul Rudd (Knocked Up), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Michael Showalter (The State). Additionally, joining the original Wet Hot American Summer gang will be… »
- Chris King
Warning: you can't unsee Ron Swanson Nick Offerman without his signature mustache. The Parks and Recreation actor is known for two things: his snarky one-liners and his signature 'stache, but the latter is forever changed. While out at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this week, the actor ditched his normally well-groomed mustache for a mountain-man beard instead. With the recent wrap of Parks and Recreation's final season, we can only wonder if Nick is ditching his signature style for good. Check out the mind-melding new look below and prepare to be shocked! »
Even though news surfaced that the entire cast of Wet Hot American Summer was set to return for Netflix’s original TV series, it wasn’t officially confirmed by the streaming network until it released a 50-second teaser touting most of the original stars’ names.
The returning cast includes: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter.
While the teaser didn’t offer much outside of the cast names and an official synopsis, which states it will take place on the first day of Camp Firewood’s most famous summer, it did remind us of the star-studded power that will soon be reuniting for eight episodes.
In the years since, the film has churned out Oscar nominees, SNL alumni »
It's an exciting time for Chris Pratt, who dominated headlines thanks to his starring role in Guardians of the Galaxy and who is now rumored to be up for the Indiana Jones reboot! For more than a decade he's been winning over fans with his charm and good looks - seriously, could Chris be more lovable? And lately, between hot magazine covers and a series of handsome red carpet appearances, he's had quite a few heartthrob moments. Beyond his looks, he's both hilarious and sweet, and he's shown off his awesome sense of humor in more ways than one. The Parks and Recreation star cracked up fans when he adorably fumbled during his SNL monologue, when he shared his first cheesy headshot picture, and when he expertly rapped "Forgot About Dre." As if you needed any more convincing as to why Chris Pratt is such a swoon-worthy star, take a »
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