NBC has gone ahead and renewed their script lineup for next year, or at least some of it. Hour dramas returning this fall include Revolution, Chicago Fire, Law & Order: SVU, Grimm, and Parenthood.
“On the verge of our 2013 fall scheduling decisions, we’re pleased to renew five drama series that will be important to our new season line-up,” Salke said. “We’re proud and very appreciative of all of the actors, producers, writers and directors who work so hard to deliver such high-quality work week in and week out. These complex shows represent a broad range of genres and tones, and all of them stand out for us in a television landscape now filled with one-hour series. We’re especially pleased to be renewing “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire” — two first-season successes — and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.” Continue Reading
Why Ray Romano gave up Everybody Love Raymond dollars only to return to small screen fare at lower rates is anyone’s guess, but he definitely must be admired for returning as opposed to pulling a Seinfeld. While his TNT show Men of a Certain Age got the ax, he also did an episode of The Middle opposite his former TV wife Patricia Heaton and now he is a recurring star of the NBC series Parenthood which is finally getting the respect the series deserves in the trades. He was on Kimmel last night, and here is what the actor had to say. Romano was on the show to promote his latest stand-up gig. Continue Reading
Parenthood just returned on Tuesday night where it achieved pretty much status quo ratings, but the trouble with early September premieres is that not a whole lot of people are aware of the new season thus the extra promotion from cast member Lauren Graham. The actress went on Ellen this week and she certainly brought the goods by telling two pretty entertaining party stories. One of which is of her appearance at one of Ellen and Portia’s parties in which she fails at small talk. Continue Reading
Parenthood star Lauren Graham took to Conan last night to promote the upcoming fourth season return of her NBC drama. The show is strangely a reliable performer on the broadcaster’s lineup amidst a pile of mediocre offerings, but talk show appearances definitely do not hurt. Topics of conversation included the upcoming Ray Romano arc on the drama and guest judging on Project Runway. Continue Reading
First The Middle, then The Office, and now Parenthood. Ray Romano’s post-Everybody Loves Raymond (and Men of a Certain Age) career continues to add interesting guest spots. Continue Reading
Dax Shepard was on Conan last night to promote Parenthood. Here is the full interview in which the actor talks about his love affair with Brad Pitt and more. Continue Reading