NBC announced today that it picked up its hit sitcom Superstore for a third season, and that will be interesting. You see, recently during the NBC TCA Winter Press Day, I got a tour of their cooler than cool set that actually looks like a real store, and they told us that they are changing sound stages because Universal is expanding their theme park over the land where they are now. That means they are going to have to move their whole set that like I said is built like a real store the size of a smaller Rite-Aid or CVS and stocked to the Cloud 9.
How are they going to do that? When I asked the Executive Producer if they were going to do something like Chuck did and blow up the store, all he would tell is to tune in for the season finale which had not been written yet. They had ideas what was going to happen, but nothing was concrete at the time. Now that show is definitely coming back for another 22 episode season, I can’t wait to see how they get themselves out of this mess! I am hoping for complete destruction, but then again I love disaster movies. How do you want them to destroy the store? If they decide to go that route.
Superstore joins This Is Us and The Good Place on NBC’s lineup coming up in the Fall. It is nice to see that NBC got its comedy groove back. Wait until you see Trial & Error next month, it’s the smartest comedy I have seen in a really long time.
DC Comics is going to where is has never gone before, it is entering the world of comedy. Tonight at 8:30p, Powerless flies on to NBC as the first sitcom from the people who brought us Batman and Superman, and it is full of powerful laughs!
Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) grew up in a flyover city and she just accepted a job in Charm City. You see, flyover cities are where there aren’t any superheros and now she is moving to one where they are full of them. It is a dream come true for her, but not for the people who live there because they are so over it. Thankfully, they now have Emily, who is there to invent things that will help to keep those without powers safe.
She is the new Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises, and she has a team to help her out. They are Teddy (Danny Pudi) and Ron (Ron Funches) and they are the creative, brains and executioners behind the products. Emily is there to motivate them and they really need it.
Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) is the boss and Bruce Wayne’s cousin, and all he wants to do is be promoted to Gotham City with all the cool people. He knows that Charm City is on its last days and he can’t wait for it to end. Therefore, he does nothing to encourage with anyone.
Too bad he hired Emily because she is there to save the day and the change the World! But how long can she keep that going? We will just have to keep tuning in every week to find out in this workplace comedy where you can see that everyone really gets along on and off of camera! Because of that chemistry this show more than works!
After months of speculation that Will & Grace was coming back for another season, NBC finally made it official today. That’s right Will & Grace & Jack & Karen aka Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly will all be back next season for 10 episodes 11 years after it went off the air. When Will it Grace our televisions again is yet to be determined but they are coming back so who cares when. Unless they do a Coach. Remember that revival that didn’t happen?
What should NBC do next? I say in the era, they should bring back Family Ties with Alex P Keaton raising his teens who are die hard Democrats! How awesome would that be?
Back to Will & Grace Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment, explained how it happened, “We started talking with (Max) Mutchnick and (David) Kohan about producing new episodes right after they shot the secret reunion show back in September, and the fact that all four of the original stars were excited about getting back into production is a testament to the joyful experience they had doing nearly 200 episodes for eight seasons. Few things cut through the clutter these days, especially in comedy, and ‘Will and Grace’ is one of the best.”
Therefore casts of shows who want to come back, all you need to do is shoot a secret reunion and create a lot of buzz about it. C’mon Queer as Folk, let’s do this!!!
NBC announced today when more of their Winter shows will debuting, so get a pen and paper because you are going to want to know when to watch these other shows.
On Monday January 2nd, Celebrity Apprentice replaces The Voice until it comes back on February 27th. Timeless’ time will be up on February 20th and its time will be taken by Taken.
On Tuesdays, The Wall will fill in for The Voice. Here’s the tough news, This Is Us’ season finale airs on February 21st and the comedy (cause you need a laugh) Trial & Error will be begin its trial and error with the viewers.
Wednesdays remain the same, but then there is Thursdays. Superstore will lead into Powerless, DC Comics’ first sitcom, on February 2nd. Then on February 3rd, Blacklist gets replaced by its spinoff.
As we know Grimm will be back for its final season on January 6th, but at 8p. It will be followed at 9p by the much delayed Emerald City.
Finally, there is Sunday. Starting on March 5th, it will be Little Big Shots followed by Chicago Justice and Shades of Blues.
That is a lot to handle, I know! But we (or our DVRs) will figure it out.
To read descriptions of the new shows, then click here!
As we know, This Is Us is television’s most emotional show and tonight’s Fall finale at 9p on NBC is as amazing as the series premiere.
Young Rebecca (Mandy Moore) assures her kids that nothing bad happens on Christmas Eve. Then of the triplets gets sick and they make run to the emergency room. It is there we learn that Kate needs to get her appendix out and they run into Dr. Nathan Katowsky (Gerald McCraney). He is the doctor that delivered the triplets and help convince then to adopt Randall. He is not there as a doctor but as a patient and his prognosis is not looking good. While Kate is in the operating room, they stay by his side because nothing bad happens on Christmas Eve.
Talking about Kate (Chrissy Metz), she meets with a doctor, with her mom, to learn more about gastric bypass surgery. We learn a little more about how her weight has affected her.
She isn’t the only one that we learn about, we also learn about Randall’s biological dad, William (Ron Cephas Jones). He has a secret that none of us saw coming.
All of this will lead to a cliffhanger that will make you say January 10th can’t come soon enough. It is that, well have the tissues ready.
Then at 10p, Chicago Fire turns 100. That’s right it is time for their 100th episode. Just when it looked like Dick Wolf’s show were over at NBC, not only did Law & Order: SVU survive and thrive, we got Chicago Fire. It is so hot that it got not one, not two but three spinoffs. Just take that in. Dick Wolf now had 5 shows on the network.
Why because there is something for everyone to enjoy and keep tuning in for every week.
This week we watch as Molly’s turns 100 years old and the cursed bar has a history that might cause its doors to close forever. It isn’t all bad news, something wonderful happens that will bring a huge smile to your face. Just like when you think of the show in general.