NBC is shifting from broad comedies to comedies with broads! Coming to NBC next season (unless the network pulls another Love Bites) will be Elisha Cuthbert as a lesbian, Krysten Ritter trying to get into space and keep horny astronauts out of her cockpit, and Kate Walsh playing a seductive judge. Not exactly the family-friendly stylings of watching Michael J. Fox teach his kids life lessons.

One Big Happy comes from producer Ellen DeGeneres and stars Cuthbert (Happy Endings, mountain lion bait on 24) as a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her straight, male bestie—who was supposed to raise the baby with her—finds the love of his life and gets engaged. It's multi-camera, so get ready for a laugh track when they make turkey-baster jokes.

Mission Control stars Krysten Ritter (the B---- in Apartment 23) as a woman in the space program during a time when men ran the show: the 1960s. Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project) plays a hot-shot rocket jockey who she butts heads with and 99.999999999-percent definitely has a "will they or won't they?" relationship with. This is a single-camera comedy, and it's supposed to be in the vein of Anchorman. Also noteworthy: It's a Better Off Ted reunion, with Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin co-starring! So it's probably pretty obvious why I wanted to see it get made

Finally, the single-camera Bad Judge is pretty on-the-nose with its title. Kate Walsh (Private PracticeFargo) plays a criminal court judge who can keep order in the court but can't quite keep order in her pants. Her character is described as "sexually unapologetic," unlike me, I'm always apologizing during and after the sex that I never have. Sorry, you can't spell Tim without T-M-I. 

These three pickups join an NBC slate that already includes the previously ordered DC Comics series Constantine, the dramas Allegiance, State of AffairsOdysessyand Mysteries of Laura, and the comedies A to Z and Marry Me.


Do any of these shows sound exciting to you?


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MIssion control is already cancelled-so says an ad (trending stories)
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Looks like Hannibal and Parks and Recreation are the only two NBC shows I'm watching this year.
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I guess Elisha won't be on 24. :P
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I don't know that any of them are lead actress in a comedy material but Cuthbert is by far the most questionable. I think Ellen had a hand in the casting. none of these appeal to me for any reason other than lust.
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BTW I didn't read past the first paragraph because casting it of the upmost importance and not one of the names begs enough interest to find out what the shows are about.
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No.
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Seriously NBC? Are you headquartered in COlorado and smoking up? WTF? Bring back Community you dumb morons. These all sound like garbage which is the norm for NBC
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So they canceled Communit for this? Screw you NBC.
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They all sound terrible. Elisha as a lesbian? Her husband Dion will probably never hear the end of jokes in the locker room and on the ice. Then again, he just signed that $49 million contract so I can't feel too bad for him.
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Hopefully Mission Control is good been missing the B---- for some time.
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Odds of any of these being around within 8 episodes of airing? Slim.

One Big Happy sounds really bad, multi-camera is especially horrible, I predict a lot of door slamming to laughter.

Mission Control, I like most of the talent involved, but the premise and setting are way too high-concept.

Bad Judge sounds like it'll be bad tv.
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Everyone's entitled to their opinion, of course, but I think single camera comedys suck big time.
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Explain.
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Simple. To me, comedies are supposed to be funny, but they just don't make me laugh. I still give them a shot. Watched 7 episodes of New Girl and Happy Endings, for example and the laughs weren't there for me. I found myself waiting for the half hour to be over! But that's just me. Everyone's sense of humor is different. On the other hand, I love shows like 2 Broke Girls and Mom, multi-cam shows and it's not the laugh tracks (if used) that get me laughing. It's the zingy one-liners between the characters. 90's shows like Friends and Frasier were so well written and hilarious, and were multi-cam shows, as were most all comedies at that time. Single cam shows are just not written well enough to make me laugh. Just my opinion on what I personally like.
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Correction on first line. "single camera comedies are supposed to be funny". Can't make corrections once you post. Sorry.
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Bad Judge really sound like it would have been right at home in Community's "Fuck NBC" credits sequence.
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Maybe Community will get better treatment on Hulu. NBC went from Comedy Night Done Right to "Comedy Night? Yeah, Right!" (expect jokes like this all over NBC next year.)
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Will watch Mission Control, maybe One Big Happy, but no way Bad Judge
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So Kate Walsh's is a competent judge, so why's the show called Bad Judge? Is it because she has a sex life? What a repugnant title.
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Lolwhut?
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I may just delete NBC from my TV auto-stations. I never stop there anymore unless there's a major sports event.
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Is this a joke? This sounds like three of the dumbest shows to ever air on television...
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They cancelled Community for this? I hope every one of these shows fails miserably.
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Kill Community to bring in this?
Nothing But Crap.
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A lot of shows get killed and a lot of good ones come in. Sometimes they get renewed and sometimes they don't.

Five seasons is enough for any show and should be the stopping point. After that, it usually gets worse.

Shows were killed and these great shows were brought in:
- Community
- Hannibal
- Parks & Recreation
- Parenthood
& more..
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While true, speaking for next season's offerings by NBC, it all looks safe, predictable, and boring. Nothing appeals to me (thus far). I liked the quirk of Community and nothing has that. I predict nearly all of this stuff will fail (especially the comedies) because they have no inherent hook.
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Eliza Cuthbert as a lesbian? I'm trying really hard to come up with something negative to say about this, but nope, can't come up with anything.
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She'll be pregnant, so no sexy stuff.
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