NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas

Originally posted on Inside TV:

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The broadcast network announced “an unprecedented effort to discover fresh comedic voices” on Tuesday by launching a national campaign offering aspiring comedy writers from around the country the chance to pitch their sitcom ideas.

“We are taking a bold, alternative approach in what we hope will uncover original comedy minds who are looking for a way to get into the television business,” said NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

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How to Live Like Your Favorite NBC Characters (Leslie Knope) #keanreporting

Image1. Stand your ground on things. If you don’t like something, make it known. Leslie never follows the crowd. If she believes in something, she will fight for it. (ex. Nobody believed she could unite Pawnee and Eagleton, but she never stopped working to bring the towns together and bring peace.)

2. Love yourself. Leslie knows she is a strong and smart woman who can handle almost anything. She understands the importance of loving yourself and knows that you can’t love others if you don’t first love yourself.

3. Love what you do and work hard at it. A lot of people get a job and stay with it for the money or benefits or for the simple necessity of needing a job. Not many people are as lucky as Leslie to find something that they love and can’t wait to get out of bed for. Leslie (who works for the Parks Department of her town and more recently has become a part of the Pawnee City Council) loves her job and everything it entails. Which leads me to #4…

4. Genuinely care about things. When people in the town come to Leslie with problems, she doesn’t solve them just to make herself look good or get the people to leave her alone. She genuinely cares about their problems and making them better.

5. Love waffles. If there’s one thing Leslie loves more than her friends, it’s waffles.(“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third”) Order waffles. Make waffles. Eat waffles. Smell waffles. Just love waffles. All kinds.

Image6. Go above and beyond for your friends. Leslie is the best friend anyone could ask for. I really wish she was real cause I would kill to have Leslie as my best friend! From Galentines Day to working on finding Ann true love, Leslie always wants to make sure her friends are happy. 

7. Hug people. A lot. Leslie loves hugs and affection and showing her friends and Ben (her husband) how much they are loved. Whether or not they want to be hugged (April, of course, will run away every time) Leslie will chase them down for a hug.

8. Dance (whether you can or not). Bust out some moves and show how happy you are. Leslie will celebrate life’s small victories with a dance, which makes them seem that much better. 

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Leslie is all about love, good vibes, hard work, strong beliefs, and friendship. Living life like her isn’t always easy, but it sure makes it more fun! April said it best: “And if you’re lucky enough to be her friend, your life gets better every day. She spends every waking moment thinking of new ways to make her friends happy. There is something wonderful about seeing someone who has found her true purpose on earth.For some people, I guess that’s being an astronaut or a hot dog-eating champion. For Leslie, her true purpose on earth, her true meaning, is making people’s lives better.”

 

NBC Struggles to Find New Comedy Hit #keanreporting

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(News Story)

NBC has been having a difficult time finding a prime-time lineup that measures up to the past. Previously, NBC has had fan favorite comedies like Seinfeld, Friends, Will and Grace, and The Office. 

This fall, the network welcomed back former NBC TV star, Sean Hayes with his own show, Sean Saves the World. However, the show did not fair well. The reviews were negative and the ratings were poor. Tim Goodman of the Hollywood Reporter said “One line after another comes out manufactured and pointless, just like those before it.”  Needless to say, not many were surprised when the show went on to get cancelled. Hayes said of the show’s failure, “NBC programs great shows, it just doesn’t have the eyeballs CBS does.”

Another show NBC was excited about was The Michael J. Fox Show, but only a few weeks after shutting down Sean Saves the World, it too was given the boot. The chairman of NBC entertainment, Rob Greenblatt told The Hollywood Reporter, [the show] “It’s certainly what I hoped for [creatively] because I love the show but I would have hoped for a larger audience”.

Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Association, “We’re going to still work hard to see what we can do on Thursday nights. It is a real, real uphill battle.” With shows like Parks and Recreation and Community, doing well with fans, NBC can still claim some success, however, they are still looking for that home-run comedy. Only time will tell if new-comers About a Boy and Growing up Fisher will make the difference and bring more viewers, or fall in the black hole and be looked-over and forgotten. Stay tuned!

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Drew Barrymore: Radiant Pregnancy Serenade From Adam Sandler — Watch

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

On Feb. 26, a very pregnant Drew Barrymore stopped by ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ with her longtime friend, Adam Sandler. Jimmy encouraged the pair to serenade each other, and we’ve got the cute duet for you to watch right here!

On Feb. 26, a very pregnant Drew Barrymore stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon with her longtime friend, Adam Sandler. Jimmy Fallon encouraged the pair to serenade each other, and we’ve got the cute duet for you to watch right here!

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And so does Parenthood!!! #keanreporting

I can’t wait for tonight’s episode of Parenthood. The last episode left me crying and wondering what was next for Joel and Julia. I’m praying for them to work things out, they were such a great team and an amazing couple! Either way, I’m just excited to see the Braverman clan back on my TV! (NBC tonight at 10!)

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Parks and Rec comes back tonight!!!! #keanreporting

Parks and Rec comes back tonight! Who else is counting the minutes?!?!? (84 in case you were wondering. I’m not a weirdo, I swear!) Image

Top 5 Places for a TV Fanatic to Hang Out Online #keanreporting

Top 5 Places for a TV Fanatic to Hang Out Online

If you’re reading my blog, I can safely assume two things. One, is that you enjoy television. Two, is that you know how to navigate your way around the inter-web.

I spend a lot of time online. Actually, I spend way too much time online… oh well. I wanted to share my top 5 websites with you guys so you can waste just as much time as i do! :)

 

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  • Number one is definitely Netflix. No argument. I literally spend 12 hours of my day on Netflix. I have my shows on throughout the day, constantly. I watch on my laptop and my phone. If you don’t have Netflix, I am very confused and I highly recommend that you sign up. It’s only $7.99 a month and you get unlimited access to all your favorite shows (and movies) in HD, and you can watch them anywhere!
  • I’ve completed so many series by binge-watching on Netflix. I’m currently in the middle of watching Desperate Housewives for a third time. Seriously, Netflix is one of the greatest things ever invented.

 

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  • My second favorite website, is Tumblr. Here, I spend probably close to 6 hours a day. It’s so easy to get sucked in and lose track of time. I follow a lot of NBC fan blogs (like nbcdevotee.tumblr.com. She’s awesome!!!) I get so much information straight from both the official Tumblr’s of my favorite shows or from all the fans who are obsessively checking in and updating their followers.
  • It’s awesome to find people who love the same shows and the same people that I do. I never heard anyone talk about NBC, or Rockefeller Center (30 Rock specifically), or Amy Poehler and Tina Fey with the same lame-loser passion that I do until I joined Tumblr.
  • Tumblr is definitely a place for fandoms. If you like a show (or a band or anything else), there is a group of people somewhere on Tumblr that obsess just as hard as you. It’s such a cool feeling to find people who love the same things and people as much as you do. If you don’t have a Tumblr, I highly suggest you make one. You’ll become a part of an online community full of a bunch of dorks people just like you.

 

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  • Third, place a TV-lover should spend their time online is at The TV Addict’s blog. It was started by a guy who wanted to share his love for television and now it’s the the most popular source online for TV info. Daniel Malen, the creator, and his several contributors post daily. You’ll find behind the scenes videos and interviews, updates about shows, and personal opinion posts (which I really enjoy).
  • Check out one of their latest posts, their Top 5 Reasons so check out the new NBC comedy Growing Up Fisher.

 

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  •  The fourth place on the web I recommend a TV lover to spend their time would be on Twitter. On Twitter you can find your favorite celebrities, most who tweet throughout the day. I also follow a lot of my favorite NBC show’s official accounts (as you saw in an earlier post… cause hopefully you’ve been reading my blog……….) and those accounts often tweet back and interact with fans.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (before he moved to the tonight show) favorited a tweet of mine and the Parenthood Twitter replied to me. Both one of the coolest moments of my life cause I’m a huge loser.
  • Retta, who plays Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks and Rec seems to love TV as much as we do so I think you guys should definitely follow her, even if you don’t watch the show. She livetweets all different shows almost daily and it’s so entertaining. I got interested in watching Scandal cause of her, so definitely check her out!

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  • The last place I’m gonna send you is Buzzfeed. Specifically their TV section. Buzzfeed is a hilarious website with random posts that range from pictures to articles to quizzes. The reason this is great for a TV lover is cause this is another place where you’ll see that you’re not the only idiot person rooting for that one couple to get together on your favorite TV show or that you’re not the only one that hates the character everyone seems to love.
  • Also, they have quizzes, like “Which Parks and Rec Character Are You?” which are actually a lot of fun! (I got Donna :) ) They also have lists like, The 17 best moments from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show, accompanied by GIFs and pictures. One list we can all relate to is this: this one, “The Ultimate Struggle of a TV Show Addict.

 

Thanks for reading! I hope you TV addicts check out these links and have as much fun wasting time on the internet as I do!

 

BUZZFEED: 35 best moments from Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” debut #keanreporting

BUZZFEED: 35 best moments from Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” debut

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jaimieetkin/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-first-episode-best-moments
Buzzfeed posted an amazing list of Jimmy Fallon’s 35 Best Moments from the Tonight Show. (Like when Tina Fey made an appearance!!!!! *dies*) Did they leave out any of your favorite moments from Jimmy’s first episode? What’d you think?

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What did you guys think of Jimmy’s first episode hosting The Tonight Show? Did you squeal and cry? Or was it just me? Tell me what you thought! :)

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’ Premiere Was Hilarious

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Longtime fans of ‘The Tonight Show’ were a bit worried that Jimmy might not live up to the high expectations set by previous hosts Jay Leno and Johnny Carson. But Jimmy proved all the haters wrong Feb. 18 with funny sketches, great interviews and a slew of celeb guests!

Jimmy Fallon had me laughing all night during his premiere of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He started off the show by saying: “I’ll be your host — for now,” poking fun at the fact that there have been host changes over the past few years but it’s safe to say, Jimmy will be around for quite some time.

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