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Maureen Ryan

A Comedic Defense Of 'Undateable' Dudes

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.29.2014 | TV

To write about television is to be continually flummoxed by the decisions networks make. Good comedies like "Trophy Wife" and "Enlisted" charmed l...

NBC Just Killed Comedy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | TV

The next name on "The Blacklist": Thursday night comedy. Sunday, May 11, NBC announced that it will add six new shows and move its hit series "The ...

Think You're Funny?

Posted 04.09.2014 | TV

Have you ever watched an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" or "Parks and Recreation" and thought, "I could write that"? Well, NBC thinks so too. ...

Susan Sarandon The Latest Star To Join NBC

Posted 10.14.2013 | TV

Susan Sarandon is the latest star to join the NBC family. Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino have been tapped to star in a new NBC comedy pi...

Sophia Grace & Rosie Get NBC Comedy

Posted 10.11.2013 | TV

Sophia Grace and Rosie, the pint-sized Brits who shot to fame after regular appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," have a new deal at NBC. The...

Tina Fey's Got A New Comedy In The Works

Posted 08.15.2013 | TV

Tina Fey has a new comedy in the works! According to Deadline, NBC bought a comedy project from "30 Rock" writer Colleen McGuinness, executive prod...

WATCH: 'Covert Affairs' Star Stops By 'Go On'

Posted 01.22.2013 | TV

As soon as Ryan (Matthew Perry) joined "Go On's" therapy group, he began dominating meetings -- but the radio host wasn't the ensemble's first star pl...

WATCH: Josh Gad Gets Weird With Jenna Elfman For '1600 Penn'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 01.16.2013 | TV

When a show boasts a comedic cast including the likes of Josh Gad and Jenna Elfman, it's no surprise that they like to have a little fun on set. Su...

Tina Fey On NBC's Comedy Plan: 'They're Wrong'

Posted 01.09.2013 | TV

Tina Fey has been the queen of NBC comedy for more than a decade, thanks to "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock." With "30 Rock" wrapping up its seven-...

SNEAK PEEK: Lauren Graham & Matthew Perry Reunited On 'Go On'

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.15.2012 | TV

It's "Gilmore Girls" meets "Friends" next week -- or, if you prefer to think of it this way, a Braverman learns how to "Go On." Lauren Graham, a s...

Major Changes At NBC's 'Up All Night'

Posted 10.29.2012 | TV

More changes are ahead for NBC's "Up All Night." According to Variety, the single-camera comedy will make the drastic switch to multicam format (compl...

NBC Cancels Dane Cook's New Comedy Before It Premieres

Posted 10.12.2012 | TV

In what can only be categorized as a preemptive strike, NBC has canceled Dane Cook's midseason comedy, "Next Caller," before it even had a chance to p...

What To Do In A Bacon-Pocalypse? Ron Swanson Has Tips

Posted 10.11.2012 | TV

Finally, a public figure who will discuss a truly challenging potential crisis in calm, reasonable and realistic terms. Ron Swanson knows that a p...

NBC Delays Returns For 'Community' And 'Whitney'

Posted 10.09.2012 | TV

Though NBC's "Community" and "Whitney" were scheduled to premiere on Friday, October 19, that no longer seems to be the case. According to Vulture, bo...

WATCH: Preview Jimmy Fallon's New NBC Comedy

Posted 08.28.2012 | TV

"Late Night" host and all-around funny guy Jimmy Fallon has branched out into producing this season, developing the multicamera comedy "Guys With Kids...

'Best Friends Forever' Review: Can This Decent Comedy Survive?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.04.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Best Friends Forever" lays the foundation for what could be a zippy and enjoyable exploration of the intricacies of intimacy and friendship ... and each actor in the core trio has sharp comic timing.

The Fantasy Friends Spin-Off That Could Solve All of NBC's Woes

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 03.13.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

You might be saying, "You can't do a spin-off of Friends! Know why? Because they tried it! It was called Joey and it failed!" If you can do a spin-off of Cheers, All in the Family or Hercules: the Legendary Journeys, you can do a spin-off of anything.

Crystal Bell

'Whitney' Actor Slams Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment

"Whitney," a multi-camera NBC comedy that follows the lives of a few happily unmarried oddball friends, isn't as funny as its network neighbors -- "Up...

Community, Season 3, Ep. 3: "Competitive Ecology"

Isabelle Pierre | Posted 10.07.2011 | Black Voices
Isabelle Pierre

When Professor Marshall Kane, played by Michael K. Williams, assigns study partners for the semester and the group's first project, a terrarium, pitch...

A Scar Is Born: Michael K. Williams Of 'The Wire' Will Join 'Community' Next Season

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.22.2011 | Home

UPDATE: Vulture reports that John Goodman will also be joining the series as a new vice dean of "air conditioning repair"! It's rare that a piece ...

Lucas Kavner

WATCH: In New Fall Comedies, A Pattern Emerges

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.18.2011 | Comedy

Judging from the fall schedules released thus far by NBC, ABC, and Fox, a decent number of the networks' comedy offerings will aim to encroach on the ...

Outsourced's' Ben Rappaport Says Show Stereotypes Human Nature, Not Indian Culture

Rebecca Macatee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rebecca Macatee

NBC's new comedy, Outsourced, is a fun way for Americans to see ourselves through the eyes of others when we're the foreigners.