Brian Williams Suspended For 6 Months For Lying

Jon Stewart Brian Williams quoteNews anchor Brian Williams has been suspended by NBC for 6 months without pay for saying he was in a helicopter that had to make an emergency landing after coming under fire in Iraq.

To add insult to injury, Williams claimed he told the lie because umm, like, a bunch of helicopters crashed that day and stuff and he was in a helicopter but just not one of those helicopters and he forget that that totally didn’t happen to him at all because he’s got a lot going on, like trying to ignore trolls who send him videos of his daughter getting her ass eaten out.

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Tina Fey Sells Two Original Series to NBC, Fox

tina fey gif mustacheAre you a Tina Fey fan? Of course you are, because Tina Fey is fucking hilarious.

So good news for everyone: the 30-Rock creator/star’s production company Little Stranger made two big sales this week, meaning we’ll be getting some more of that signature Tina Fey humor in the near future.

The first is a “Cheers-like comedy” that takes place on New York’s Fire Island and was picked up by NBC. The second, which was sold to Fox on Friday, is set around an all-women’s college that begins accepting men.

Fey likely won’t be on screen much, but the fact that she’s involved in the projects at all means they’ll likely be worth a watch. She’ll also be working with members of her 30 Rock team, including long time friend and 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard.  Continue reading “Tina Fey Sells Two Original Series to NBC, Fox”

‘The New Normal,’ ‘Go On’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Cancelled

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NBC just cancelled a large handful of shows to make room for a new lineup of other presumably crappy ones about vampires (Dracula), pirates (Crossbones) and Jesus freaks (Save Me).

Among the axed, Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal starring NeNe Leakes and Ellen Barkin, Go On with Matthew Perry, Jimmy Fallon’s Guys With Kids, Whitney, Smash, 1600 Penn with Jenna Elfman, and Up All Night starring Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph.

Friday was not a good day for Elisha Cuthbert either, whose Happy Endings were cut short by ABC. (USA Network has expressed interest in picking it back up.)  Continue reading “‘The New Normal,’ ‘Go On’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Cancelled”

G4’s Tech/Gaming Programs ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’ Cancelled

Sad news for gamers and tech junkies. NBC affiliate G4 have officially cancelled Attack of the Show and X-Play. 

Fans of both shows were shaken up earlier this year when their two most familiar faces, Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira, quit the network.

In September it was reported that NBCU was looking to turn the channel into a “TV version of GQ” aimed at the “modern male.” Funny because I thought AOTS and X-Play‘s were already targeted at modern males aka real people.

G4 Media General Manager Adam Stotsky confirms:  Continue reading “G4’s Tech/Gaming Programs ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’ Cancelled”

Alex P. Keaton’s Triumphant Return To NBC

I watched Family Ties after its run on NBC from 1982 (before my time) to 1989 (three years after birth), but let me summarize. The show told the tale of a lovable teenage Republican, his liberal parents and typically impervious sisters Mallory (Justin Bateman) and Jennifer (Tina Yothers).

It may be hard for you to not think of Fox as the hoverboard-riding Marty McFly or the man who gave a face to Parkinson’s, but I instantly picture do-gooder Alex P. Keaton when I hear that Michael J. Fox is returning to NBC for a new sitcom that will be based loosely on his life.

Until I hear snobby approval from the mass conglomerate known as the internet that Matthew Perry’s Go On (a return to his staple network) doesn’t suck, I’ll be watching Family Ties on Netflix. Waiting.

Mike Tyson Talks Veganism And Hookers On NBC Today

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee visited the Today Show to promote his one-man Broadway show, Undisputed Truth.

When Ann Curry asked what made him want to become a vegan he responded:

“I just threw up the white flag. It was too many prison cells, too many jails, too many lawsuits, too many bankruptcies, too many women, too many venereal diseases, too many everything. I got really tired of, you know, like every time a prostitute – I would head back from a trip – I had to sleep with her.

Spike Lee waved his arms around, laughed uncomfortably and grabbed Tyson’s shoulders in an attempt to get him back on track but Mike still blurted out, “I’m sorry, I was a prostitute hunter!” Continue reading “Mike Tyson Talks Veganism And Hookers On NBC Today”

Errryone Ready For Lindsanity On SNL?

If Lindsay Lohan’s career was a relationship and the time she spent NOT Making movies was the breakup, then, according to Sex In The City‘s theory the public should have gotten over her in the middle of 2008.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) she had scandals to keep her afloat. If we’re still comparing this Lindsanity thing to a relationship then that’s like stalking. She’s stalking us with drugs, Kombucha and orange jumpsuits!  Continue reading “Errryone Ready For Lindsanity On SNL?”

‘Hannibal’ TV Show Gets The NBC Green Light

A TV show focusing on the Thomas Harris protagonist Will Graham (originally played by William Petersen in 1986’s Manhunter and Edward Norton in Red Dragon 2002)  has been picked up by NBC.

The network has ordered 13 episodes of the show. Bryan Fuller, the executive producer of Pushing Daisies and producer for Heroes and Dead Like Me is working on the show, which is reportedly titled “Hannibal.”

No news on who will play FBI profiler Will Graham or the the most despicable yet likable villain of all time, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

As we saw with the 2006 prequel film starring French actor Gaspard Ulliel, it’s very hard to fill the shoes of Anthony Hopkins. Continue reading “‘Hannibal’ TV Show Gets The NBC Green Light”