Day: November 16, 2011

Deciphering NBC’s midseason comedy shuffle

The incoming group of NBC executives this year knew they were inheriting a tough situation, with the Peacock Network in fourth place in the ratings (and maybe even worse at times if you include the Spanish-language networks) and no reason to see that changing in Fall 2011. But by early October, they also found themselves between 30 rocks and a hard place to find enough time slots to go around. Or about as tough as that metaphor I just tried to pull off. Thing is, by ordering rookie sitcoms Whitney and Up All Night to full seasons, NBC put...

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South Park renewed through its 20th season

Happy day for fans and makers of Comedy Central’s South Park! The network announced it had reached a deal with Trey Parker and Matt Stone to keep new episodes of South Park in production through a 20th season in 2016.┬áParker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode, as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997. From the press release: “The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds,” said┬áComedy Central President Michele Ganeless. “Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight ‘South Park’ fans, and that...

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