How much life does NBC’s This Is Us have left? Ron Batzdorff/NBC When it comes to broadcast television, a series will probably stay on the air for as long as it’s popular regardless of its waning quality. The schedules of the Big Four Networks are littered with once-great dramas that have clung to their time slots when they’re far past their prime. So when a season finale of a major hit arrives, it’s only natural to start pondering the life span of the show itself.That’s where fans find themselves with NBC’s This Is Us, which concludes its third season this week. This season has seen the show tackle major storylines that reach as far back as Jack Pearon’s (Milo Ventimiglia) tour in Vietnam and look so far into the future that we get a peek at a grown-up Tess (Iantha Richardson) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) as an old man. But where exactly on the time line does the season 3 finale fall?Subscribe to Observer’s Entertainment … [Read more...] about How Much Longer Will ‘This Is Us’ Stay on the Air?
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Ryan Cormier Delaware News Journal Published 11:50 AM EST Mar 6, 2019 A Delaware author might see a big boom thanks to "Big Bang." Thursday's episode of the wildly popular CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" revolves around a book called "Experimenting with Babies: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform on Your Kid." And while the book title may sound fake, something dreamed up by a television writer, it certainly isn't. The 224-page book (TarcherPerigee, $16) released in 2013 was written by Shaun Gallagher, a former News Journal editor who now works as a software engineer at Monetate, an e-commerce software company. It was a month ago when Gallagher was contacted by Warner Bros. Television, which produces the program starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco. The producers told him that the show's writers had written episode that revolves around "Experimenting with Babies," his science-themed parenting book … [Read more...] about Delaware’s role on Thursday’s ‘The Big Bang Theory’ episode
If you thought the classic American sitcom was dying, Chuck Lorre's career says otherwise. He has all but single-handedly kept the sitcom genre alive, producing some of TV's biggest hits of the past three decades, including the original "Roseanne," "Cybill,""Grace Under Fire," "Mike and Molly" and "Two-and-a-Half Men." And that's not even counting what he's got going on now. On the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles, they are shooting Lorre's "The Big Bang Theory," "Young Sheldon" and "Mom." Last season, those three shows averaged more than 40 million viewers a week, led by the single most-watched broadcast on television: "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS. The show, about a group of socially-awkward scientists, is in its final season. "This is gonna be heartbreaking when we're done," Lorre told correspondent Tony Dokoupil. "This is just gonna be very, very difficult to end this after 12 years. "'The Big Bang Theory,' for me, was about people who don't fit in, who want to fit in, who … [Read more...] about “Big Bang Theory” creator Chuck Lorre on his Netflix series, “The Kominsky Method”
Saying farewell to the hit CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" is going to be "heartbreaking," show creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre tells Tony Dokoupil in an interview for CBS' "Sunday Morning" to be broadcast November 4. Lorre is one of the most successful and prolific producers in television and the force behind such hit shows as "Cybill," "Grace Under Fire," "Two and A Half Men," "Mom," "Young Sheldon," and "The Big Bang Theory," the most-watched series on television today. That show will end in the spring after completing its 12th season. "This is gonna be heartbreaking, when we're done," Lorre said. Lorre is now adding to his resume a new series launching this month on Netflix: "The Kominsky Method," starring Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas. In the new series, Arkin plays an aging Hollywood agent, and Douglas, his client, an aging Hollywood actor. Lorre mines humor from the concept of aging: "It's an amazing thing because internally (I'm speaking for myself) you're … [Read more...] about “Big Bang Theory” creator Chuck Lorre: Saying farewell to the show will be “heartbreaking”
Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 8:46 AM EDT Sep 17, 2018 The arrival of the new fall TV season used to be a big thing. However, with more viewers cutting and shaving the pay-TV cord – and some simply bypassing traditional pay TV for broadband-delivered content – the major networks have seen their hold on audiences diminished. These days, new TV shows arrive and returning series hit throughout the year on a growing variety of channels. For instance, Season 2 of Netflix's "Ozark" landed two weeks ago, the same day Amazon Prime Video launched "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan." And Hulu just fired off its newest series "The First" with Sean Penn. "A lot of the luster of the fall lineup has basically gone," said Rob Silvershein, a former TV executive with Plano, Texas, research firm The Diffusion Group. As viewers have gone from digital video recorders to streaming video on Netflix and Amazon, "the excitement of the fall season is disappearing," … [Read more...] about Streaming fall TV: How to watch all your shows after cutting the cord