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NBC takes its medicine: New nurse, paramedic shows set, along with Ron Howard's 'Parenthood'
Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2009 | LYNN ELBER

Posted on 05/04/2009 2:13:39 PM PDT by george76

The fourth-place network, which has struggled to launch new shows, is "doubling down on its scripted commitment," said Ben Silverman, co-chair of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

NBC's announcement jumped the gun on the traditional "upfront week" in which networks present their lineups to the advertisers who make preseason ad buys.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: generalelectric; howard; nbc; parenthood; ronhoward

1 posted on 05/04/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT by george76
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To: abb; Grampa Dave; Liz; Milhous; editor-surveyor; SunkenCiv; jazusamo; LucyT; STARWISE; BP2; ...

The fourth-place network


2 posted on 05/04/2009 2:15:29 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
I'll give "Day One" a try if NBC renews Chuck. If it doesn't, then I'm done with NBC.
3 posted on 05/04/2009 2:18:49 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: george76

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Television_44/The_real_test_for_NBC_next_fall_Jay_Leno.asp
The real test for NBC next fall: Jay Leno
Many media people think it’s headed for disaster


4 posted on 05/04/2009 2:19:56 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/
NBC “Infront” 2009/2010 Primetime Sked UPDATE: NBC ‘Cancels Life’, Renews ‘SVU’


5 posted on 05/04/2009 2:21:21 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: george76

What’s NBC?


6 posted on 05/04/2009 2:21:27 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Question_Assumptions

I agree.


7 posted on 05/04/2009 2:25:58 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: abb

Obama needs to keep up a weekly primetime slot request for a news conference .

It is financially killing the media.


8 posted on 05/04/2009 2:26:00 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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9 posted on 05/04/2009 2:27:32 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: george76
"The Jay Leno Show" — the title announced Monday

Genius! I'm always amazed at the clever titles these marketing whizzes come up with.
10 posted on 05/04/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: george76

Great, a prime time show by Ron Howard. What’s next, a Michael Moore sitcom?


11 posted on 05/04/2009 2:38:22 PM PDT by MCH
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The only non-sports NBC show I had given a flip about in years and they gave it 3 whole episodes opposite FOX’s Sunday night Animation Domination before pulling the plug. Now technically in hiatus, though it’s gonna be cancelled, we’re not even sure we’ll see the run of season one episodes already done.

Kings was an excellent and nicely done show. A modernized version of the story of Kings Saul and David. NBC stands for “No Body with a Clue”.


12 posted on 05/04/2009 2:45:27 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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I watch “the Office” “Parks and Recreation” and “My Name is Earl”. NBC needs to put Law and Order to sleep, along with it various versions.
Network Tv is so stale and stupid that most nights I put on DVDs of old shows from the 70s and 80s.


13 posted on 05/04/2009 3:07:52 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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Bring back Johnny Gage and Roy DeSoto!


14 posted on 05/04/2009 3:54:37 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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Bring back Johnny Gage and Roy DeSoto!

I watch them every weeknight at 10:00 Eastern on RTN (Retro TV Network.)

15 posted on 05/04/2009 3:57:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Zack Attack

Kings was nice but Kings got absolutely terrible ratings, like 1/5 the ratings Law and Order reruns had gotten in the same time spot the year before. Can’t really blame NBC for canceling a show with ratings that bad.


16 posted on 05/04/2009 3:59:35 PM PDT by razorboy
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To: george76

Breath taking! (I don’t watch TV anyway)


17 posted on 05/04/2009 4:05:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: Question_Assumptions

Here here. Chuck’s a good show. Colonel Casey is the bomb. He shouldn’t soften up on ‘the moron’ either, even if he does know Kung Fu.


18 posted on 05/04/2009 4:06:26 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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I’ll still watch for Fried Egg Nightlights, but I’ll be pissed if Chuck is over. I’ll always blame O’Bama for that stupid presser the week after Chuck 3D.


19 posted on 05/04/2009 4:07:36 PM PDT by Rastus (Jedi mind tricks would work on Obama.)
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!

They killed off ‘Life’!!!!!!!!!!

<8-(


20 posted on 05/04/2009 4:58:00 PM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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:’) Since Ron Howard’s got a show coming on NBC, fourth may be too high...


21 posted on 05/04/2009 5:05:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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I’ve thrown all my Andy Griffith Show DVDs away because of Ron Howard. I’ve also thrown away all movies that Ron Howard was in or that he directed. It’s a shame, cause I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show. But now I wouldn’t give Ron Howard the time of day.


22 posted on 05/06/2009 6:41:30 AM PDT by mtg
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