NBC Picks Up Comedy 'Guys with Kids'

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May 9th, 2012

As widely expected NBC has picked up comedy Guys With Kids to series according to Variety. The show is from Jimmy Fallon's production company, Holiday Road.  This joins comedies Go On, Save Me, The New Normal, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice.

Earlier today NBC renewed Law & Order: SVU for a 14th season and picked up drama Chicago Fire

 
  • TMDude

    Lots of new comedies on NBC. Hummmm.

    I believe that Whitney, Are You There, Chelsea? and Up All Night are gonne.

  • Eric McInnis

    Who predicts it will bomb? Seeing the new shows this season for the majority bombed, I don’t have high hopes for this.

  • Bunny

    Finally a multi-cam comedy for NBC

  • J.G.

    The same Variety article is hinting that NBC’s next move will be a pickup of “County” plus a renewal of “Parenthood”.

  • Harris

    At this rate NBC wont have any surprises for upfronts except bad cancellation news. What are they doing?

  • Petar

    @TMDude

    Well now i am sure comedies and reality will be more and more cause big decline on dramas. I guess networks doubt that dramas can sirvive against sitcms and singing shows! And they are right! Last 3-4 years only CBS has success with dramas all others failed.

  • AD.

    Is it normal for them to pick up this many comedies?

  • J.G.

    @Harris

    Well they’re announcing the actual schedule even before the upfront (this Sunday, to be exact)

  • Philip Clark

    They should have given Prime Suspect a fair run.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    Bunny

    Were Whitney and Chelsea single cam’s? I think they’ll pick up Whitney and (even though reports are that they don’t really care for it) Downwardly Mobile and launch those two in the Fall and DILFs (still calling it by it’s working title) will launch in midseason.

  • Petar

    @Harris

    schedule! That is most important thing especially with so many and drastic changes for NBC!

  • Petar

    Is it normal for them to pick up this many comedies?

    YES! With comedies up and dramas down for all networks. They will go with two hour comedy block in tue or wed.

  • TVDude

    I wonder if this might be good news for Whitney since it’s hard to toss a multicam and a singlecam together with success.

    NBC is ordering lots of shows because it’s expecting a lot of them to flop. They’re going to air as much stuff as possible this next season to see if they can find something that works. Also, the episode counts will be smaller with a lot of shows only getting 13 episodes, if the rumors are true.

  • SVU: Fringe Division

    Philip clark

    they did, and audiences didn’t respond. NBC plugged it in on Monday when Playboy got cancelled and it did nothing to Thursday showings. They launched a “Prime Suspect week” where Prime Suspect was shown at 9 (CT) every night in a week and it still did nothing. But I applaud NBC for at least showing every episode of the show.

  • Survivor Fan

    I think this means that Whitney will be renewed.

  • SJ

    @SVU

    According to Deadline, Downwardly Mobile is no longer in contention. It’s dead.

    They’ve picked up 6 comedies, plus they’re likely bringing back 6 more (Office, Parks, Rock, Community, Up All Night, Whitney). Plus The Farm is likely to debut mid-season and Off Their Rockers… Whoo! I think they’re done.

  • Mark

    MONDAY:
    8pm – The Voice
    10pm – Revolution

    TUESDAY:
    8pm – Go On
    8:30pm – Save Me
    9pm – The New Normal
    9:30pm – 1600 Penn
    10pm – Parenthood

    WEDNESDAY:
    8pm – The Biggest Loser
    9pm – County
    10pm – Law and Order: SVU

    THURSDAY:
    8pm – Community
    8:30pm – Up All Night
    9pm – The Office
    9:30pm – Parks and Recreation
    10pm – Smash

    FRIDAY:
    8pm – Do No Harm
    9pm – Grimm
    10pm – Dateline

    SUNDAY: (february)
    8pm – Guys With Kids
    8:30pm – Whitney
    9pm – The Celebrity Apprentice

    Midseason:
    Chicago Fire
    Animal Practice
    Notorious
    Hannibal
    30 Rock

  • Mark

    ^I also have Off Their Rockers and The Farm for midseason

  • Elan

    This better not have an impact on Community and Parks & Rec!

  • J

    So either Whitney gets renewed or they pickup another multicam to pair it with,right?

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