James Spader has officially become part of the Dunder-Mifflin world – sort of. His character, Robert California has risen through the ranks rather quickly. Check out NBC’s press release, following the jump, for details – and a summary of Spader’s career.
NBC has issued pickups for three returning comedy series in 2011-12 that include “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Community.” The announcement was made today by Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment.
“I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively,” said Greenblatt. “Along with ’30 Rock,’ they represent the best of what the NBC comedy brand stands for in terms of originality, wit, and sophistication. ‘The Office’ continues to fire on all cylinders on the most competitive night of television; ‘Parks & Recreation’ has come into its own this season as the rightful companion to ‘The Office’; and ‘Community’ is one of the freshest comedies on any network and a solid foundation for Thursday night.
“Community” airs Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. “The Office” airs Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. with “Parks and Recreation” to follow at 9:30-10 p.m. In addition, both “Parks and Recreation” and “Community” were honored last week by the prestigious William S. Paley Festival held in Beverly Hills, California.
Multiple nominees abound in Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards nominations. NBC’s 30 Rock leads the way with seven, but The Office and Modern Family are close behind with four apiece. On the movie side, Easy A and Kick-Ass also garnered four noms.
Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards were created to award the best achievements in comedy in film and television – a category that is so often ignored by The Oscars® and The Emmys®. The First Annual comedy awards will be broadcast across several networks – Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite – on Sunday, April 10, 2011.
The complete list of nominations follows the jump.
NBC announced today that Thursday night comedies 30 Rock, The Office and Community will be back for the 2010-2011 season beginning this fall. In combination with the announcement earlier that Parks & Recreation had been renewed, this means that NBC’s Thursday night comedy block will be intact for next season.
“We are happy to give these early pickups to these critically acclaimed, incredibly funny comedies,” said Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
So far, along with giving Chuck the order for its back nine this season, that brings NBC’s smart decisions over the last three seasons to three. We can only wait to see how the network fares after pilot season.
While some things Emmy [ABC, 8/7C] remain the same [Hello, James Spader!], some things Emmy have definitely changed – and for the better [I’m looking at you Mad Men!]. Gold Derby at the Los Angeles Times has handicapped the possible winners for us, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be right. Heaven knows that the Academy does the unexpected often enough to make their award winning selections suitable for bookie fodder. So, then, what follows is the Gold Derby handicapping for each category followed by my selections – not of the winners, but of those who should win in my not necessarily humble opinion…
Welcome to the Tellybox – the blog where I will chat about the very best of British telly, as well as the not-so-good and sometimes the downright nasty. So, you can expect lots of meanderings about the fabulous Doctor Who, the intermittently fabulous Torchwood, the yeah-okay-anachronistic-but-has-that-hottie-Richard-Armitage-in-it Robin Hood, and the one I’m still not sure about, Primeval. Maybe because the title is spelt wrong.