Skip to comments.NBC asks viewers for better sitcom ideas
Posted on 04/08/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
Got an idea for a sitcom? NBC wants to hear from you.
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.
The initiative, dubbed NBC Comedy Playground, pledges to reach beyond the traditional talent labs of film schools and comedy clubs by giving everyday people the opportunity to submit ideas directly to the network.
NBC has enlisted a roster of well-known producers and actors to help them choose the winning concepts. The panel includes Aziz Ansari, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Mindy Kaling, Adam McKay, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Amy Poehler, and several others. We love that an incredible A-list roster of producers, writers, and performers have jumped in to help us find that untapped talent, Salke said.
Heres how it works: Comedy writers will submit their idea via an NBC site set up for the contest (below). The network will choose up to 10 finalists. NBC will fund each finalist to produce a pilot presentation based on their pitch. The producer-actor advisory board, in consultation with NBC, will pick two winners from the 10. The winners, who will be paid, will have their show broadcast on NBC (a pilot plus up to four additional episodes, at the networks discretion).
The crowd-sourcing concept is yet another way that the television development process is becoming increasingly democratized. Amazon previously broke the pilot season mold by putting all their pilots online for viewer voting.
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.....and something more like Taxi, Seinfeld, The Bob Newhart Show, Frasier, M*A*S*H (early episodes only), and Cheers?
Or, they can just throw more "hip" homosexual jerks in our face with "snappy" lines.
Better yet, how about these ideas:
"Wha Happnin Wit My Billion Dolla VaCa Grrlfriend?"
Plotline: A board First Lady who is married to a homosexual President gets back at him (and America) by spending Billions on exotic vacations....her hip staff of 1,000 tag along, staying in luxury suits while living the high life, including her zany mother and wild children who are on perpetual Spring Break.
"Two BrokeBack Mountain Boyz"
Plotline: Two gay men live on the beach, getting themselves into hilarious dilemmas, featuring their wacky housekeeper, their doofus Conservative neighbor, and their adopted little boy "OJ" that they like to dress up in crazy outfits.
Don’t forget to include a bunch of episodes with Baraq on the golf course....
they should take over Outsourced.
Hey NBC. How about a “news” network that sells its soul to the devil and pushes, promotes, and defends every wacko idea that the government comes up with. Of course its ratings probably wont be very good compared to programming on alternate channels, but should be good for a laugh ... at least until your head explodes.
Good stuff. I weant something like Little House, Dukes or 8 is Enough. I want something I can watch with my boys and I don’t want to worry about risque or scary commercials while doing it. Then, when they go to bed, bring on J.L. Gibbs and Co.
"The Funky Freaky Squad"
Plotline: Follows the side splitting antics of a maniac Attorney General who believes he is a law unto himself and his zany staff of miscreants. Features his hilarious catch phrases, such as "Don't go there sucka!" and "I am DA LAW!"
Here’s a suggestion — no more queers and other perverts parading as normal people.
1. let’s watch gary busey. just stick up a bunch of webcams in his house and just watch.
2. this week’s government screw jobs. highlighing for one hour the very best nanny-state zero-thinking bureaucrats that make our lives worse.
3. so you went to public school. not very hard questions for people off the street that clearly are products of the most expensive/least effective public school system in the world.
NBC can just dig through their archives from anytime before 1990 and find plenty of ideas.
What’s up with this?
Are they finding declining ratings with sitcoms which push homosexuality, liberalism, inappropriate sexual content???
NO sir, they made their bed, they can lie in it. They spent years pushing me away as a viewer with completely inappropriate, overly sexualized, overly liberal politicized programming. Choke on it.
They need to just get off the PC bandwagon, lose the agenda-driven garbage, and just write some good old fashioned comedies.
4. why that liberal idea won’t work. hour-long show, and more than one person can win. will have both libs and conservatives on. will have extended scenes where libs lose it and spend 20 minutes defending he ideas. stroke scenes will not be cut.
see, you’ve got it. that could be the show opening. :-)
1.) “ - - - The network will choose up to 10 finalists. - - - “
2.) “ - - - Amazon previously broke the pilot season mold by putting all their pilots online for viewer voting. - - - “
The Liberal Suits with NYC values chose # 1.) as their winning method.
Silicon Valley whiz kids have tested # 2.).
NYC Suits vs Si02 brains: who yuh gunna choose to win?
As for me: yawn - - - .
Kind of a dramedy.
Low IQ family believes everything Obama says.
Each episodes ends in some real tragedy because they acted on OBs words.
Conservative relatives are working and successful.
“Who Knew” Alternate title “Hero of benghazi.”
Holder and Obama share a cell in federal prison surrounded by cronies and administrative accomplishments.
Pilot features what happens when the opposition party accidentally injeststestesterone at their convention.
Obama smuggles tea in prison and drinks it when everyone else is asleep and can’t notice.
NCIS New Orleans......
Mark my words: “This Fall”
Games of Drones
Hilarity ensues when OBs air headed nephew is appointed as director of domestic drone program.
A different mishap every week calls for the AG and Homeland Security to come to the rescue. Different media “stars” play themselves.
I could go on ..
How bout a sitcom about a bunch of morons who sit around watching other morons doing TV sitcoms and then laugh along with the laugh track.
How about this one?
Nurse Mafia Princess
Plotline: A Septuagenarian grandmother with breast implants drives her large family crazy with her hair brained and cockamamie ideas and schemes. Features a weepy, gutless, lovable drunk male character in the role of the supposed head of the household and a Midwestern nephew know-it-all nicknamed "Paulie" who hates military veterans with a passion.
How about one where the White, Protestant, Male is not the idiot...
Good comedy has a subversive element. Conservatives have taken that over. Mocking liberals would be hilarious.
How about “Judge Levin” featuring Mark Levin?
Written into the script is the character "Beulah Nutbricker" - an aging Womyns Studies Professor who uses her own catch phrase of "What Difference Does it Make!?" during the most zany exchanges.
Members of the dem party answer in the form of a question and then change the answers to match theirs.
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How about a show about nothing? Oh, that’s already been done.
If you actually want to win this contest, be sure to include:
1. Homoes (as normal)
2. Mindless Leftism
I noticed that Moochie is cast as Jethro, not Ellie May.
That’s almost too real.
Follow the hilarious adventures of Pedro and Rosita as they battle with the Border Patrol and the mobs at the welfare office. Life is not always a bowl of salsa when you're living on the run in the USA.
They should go 100% enviro-nazi gay porn.
For the chiren, of course./s
Stephanie and Bubba. Sitcom. Stephanie and Bubba are married. They live outside New York City in a trailer. That was a compromise. Bubba is from the south, Stephanie is from the north, but since Bubba is a typical southern redneck, he doesn't have a real job. So he agrees to live in NYC because Stephanie is the only one earning money. They met when Stephanie was on an anthropology college trip down south to study strange American cultures. She inexplicably fell in love with Bubba who changed the flat tire on her van since none of the lib, male wimps on the trip knew how to change a tire.
Stephanie is a brain surgeon-supreme court justice-and community organizer for the poor and oppressed. Bubba stays at home sitting on the sofa, watching fishing programs, shooting handguns out the window, and spitting tobacco juice into an empty beer can. Of course Bubba drinks beer all day long when he's not drinking shine. Bubba also likes to watch FOX News and is naturally a bigot who hates "nigras" and "mud people." He is also the president of the local Tea Party.
Stephanie belongs to a long list of lib and leftist orgs. She is always trying to save the world. She is diverted many times by Bubba's racist, sexist, and violent actions. When Stephanie brings her female friends over, Bubba makes passes at them even though a number of them identify as lesbians. Bubba's Republican-voting friends are all like Bubba. Haters. Every episode Stephanie thwarts Bubba's anti-women/homosexual/minority actions and shows him up. At the end of every episode after he is shown the error of his ways, Bubba hangs his head, apologizes, and promises to change his hateful ways.
First, hire writers over 30 who have graduated High School....
(I had to “dig” for THAT one!!)
How about “The Guns over RIO GRAND”
Plot: A Marxist President and his Corrupt, communist Attorney general whom between them have Zero management experience or education, plan a Conspiracy to flood Mexican drug cartels with Class III firearms knowing hundreds of expendable Mexican Citizens will be killed and the public outcry would push gun control laws in America. Only the plot turns when their incompetent actions turn the Public’s and the Mexican Government ire at their actions.
Nice plot line. I think you have a future pitching shows to NBC.
(B) An architect has a talking horse living in a stable behind his house
(C)Dick van Dyke's brother buys an antique automobile and finds out it is his late mother reinCARnated
How about one of mac daddy pretending to be a truthful POTUS.
Oh never mind, nobody would watch it as they see him on TV almost every day doing the same thing and quickly switch the chanel.