‘Free Agents’ Series Premiere Review & Discussion

Based on the British comedy of the same name, Free Agents represents one of the three new comedies that NBC is bringing into its 2011 fall television lineup. While not as strong as its time-slot partner Up All Night, Free Agents is still far ahead of the upcoming Whitney Cummings series, Whitney.

Created by to the brilliant mind behind Starz’ cult series Party Down, John Enbom, and the man behind the short-lived British version, Chris Niel, Free Agents presents a wonderfully hilarious platform for Hank Azaria to shine as the newly divorced (and completely distraught) Alex who, in an attempt to “get back on the horse again,” falls into a repetitive sexual relationship with his co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn), who has yet to come to terms with the death of her fiancé.

Unfortunately, the overall lack ...

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Free Agents, Best Friends Forever and Bent Trailers from NBC

Free Agents, Best Friends Forever and Bent Trailers from NBC
Yesterday, we released NBC's full schedule for the 2011-2012 TV season, which included six new comedies. Today we have new trailers, clips, and behind-the-scenes interviews from the shows Free Agents, Best Friends Forever, and Bent. Take a look at all of these new videos below.

Free Agents

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Free Agents - Free Agents is a crooked workplace/romantic new comedy from creator John Enbom (Party Down) and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland (Malcolm in the Middle) based on the cult U.K. series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound. Alex (Hank Azaria,
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Prime Suspect and Free Agents get Us commissions

NBC to air Us versions of Lynda La Plante drama and Channel 4 comedy

Us versions of Lynda La Plante's Prime Suspect and Free Agents, the Channel 4 comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Sharon Horgan, have been picked up for series commissions by NBC.

NBC will unveil the orders for the two UK-scripted formats as part of a slate of a dozen new shows – six dramas and six comedies – that will introduce into its autumn schedule at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Monday.

The Us adaptation of Prime Suspect stars Maria Bello in the Helen Mirren role as a tough homicide detective in a male-dominated police department in New York.

Prime Suspect will be produced by ITV Studios America, Universal Media Studios and Film 44, also stars actors including Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn.

NBC's version of Free Agents, which replaces the theatrical agents at
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NBC Announces 2011-2012 Fall Lineup

NBC Announces 2011-2012 Fall Lineup
NBC has introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hit-makers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and NYPD Blue, among many others.

The season's new dramas are Smash, Prime Suspect, The Playboy Club, Awake, Grimm and The Firm; and the new comedies are Up All Night, Whitney, Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, Free Agents, Best Friends Forever and Bent.

Returning shows include Parenthood, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Harry's Law, Chuck (for its fifth and final season of 13 episodes), Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, 30 Rock and Dateline NBC Among next season's returning alternative series are The Voice, The Sing-Off, Celebrity Apprentice, and The Biggest Loser, each in two-hour formats.

The new lineup combines schedule stability with strategic changes that position the network for future growth. Key facets of
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Clips from NBC's comedy lineup

Earlier we shared the 2011-2012 NBC lineup of shows, and now we have some clips of the new comedies for you to check out. The shows include Whitney, Up All Night,Free Agents, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, Best Friends Forever, and Bent. I am interested in seeing Up All Night the most because of the cast. Check ou the clips below and share your thoughts!


Whitney’ -- A hilarious look at modern love, “Whitney” is a new multi-camera comedy series about Whitney (Whitney Cummings, “Chelsea Lately”) and Alex (Chris D’Elia, “Glory Daze”), a happily unmarried couple. Together for five years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched. However, after attending yet another one of their friends’ weddings, Whitney realizes that she and Alex are dangerously close to relationship boredom. Determined not to let that happen, Whitney consults her close circle of opinionated
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NBC Reveals 2011-2012 Schedule

It's that time again, and NBC has revealed it's 2011-2012 schedule. A couple of things have been kicked to the curb, and a host of new shows are coming to fill things in. I have a preview of the new fall shows, and the full schedule for you. There are a few surprises on the cut and not cut side of things, and the new shows have a bit of something for everyone. As usual, some of the ones that look the best to me are reserved for mid-season. And, NBC has apparently given up on Saturday altogether.

It's a whole lot of info, so let's just jump in.

NBC has introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hit-makers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season’s new dramas are “Smash,
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NBC announces primetime slate for 2011-2012

NBC announced their Prime Time slate for 2011-2012 today. Chuck has been moved to Friday night for it's final season. I am really looking forward to seeing how The Playboy Club turns out. It will also be interesting to see how Free Agents and Up All Night do on Thursdays. For a full overview of NBC's method to it's madness click Here.

NBC Fall 2011-12 Schedule (New programs in Upper Case)


8-10 p.m. – The Sing-Off

10-11 p.m. – The Playboy Club


8-10 p.m. – The Biggest Loser

10-11 p.m. – Parenthood


8-8:30 p.m. – Up All Night

8:30-9 p.m. – Free Agents

9-10 p.m. -- Harry’s Law

10-11 p.m. -- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


8-8:30 p.m. – Community

8:30-9 p.m. -- Parks and Recreation

9-9:30 p.m. – The Office

9:30-10 p.m. – Whitney

10-11 p.
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TV News: NBC Makes Fall Schedule Official, Announces New Programs

Chicago – The slow trickle of news regarding NBC cancellations and renewals has finally burst the dam and we have the entire Fall schedule to present along with descriptions of the new programs and time/day changes for several of your favorites.


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NBC will aggressively try to right a ratings-challenged ship by programming 12 new programs over the year — 6 new dramas and 6 new comedies. Many of them won’t premiere until mid-season and “30 Rock” won’t return until then either, running uninteruppted from that point (not unlike “Parks and Recreation” did this year). In other major news, the final, 13-episode season of “Chuck” will air on Friday nights.

The returning shows for the network include “Parenthood,” “Harry’s Law,” “Chuck,” “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Voice,” “The Sing-Off,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser,” “30 Rock,” and “Dateline NBC.”

Canceled programs for the network include “The Event,
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“Party Down” Alum Nabs Rights to Brit Sitcom

Busy “Party Down” alum John Enbom is circling a deal to adapt the U.K. comedy “Free Agents” for NBC. “Free Agents” would rep the first U.S. sale coming from the TV division of Big Talk, the U.K.-based shingle run by Simon Pegg and Nira Park. Enbom is planning to adapt “Free Agents” for the Peacock along with Universal Media Studios-based producers Karey Burke and Todd Holland (and their Dark Toy label). The show, which ran on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2009, starred Stephen Mangan as an agent going through a messy divorce. Anthony Head played his boss, while Sharon Horgan starred as Mangan’s new love interest. Chris Niel wrote the six-episode series.
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