Stephen Colbert might have dominated the late-night landscape with the announcement of his succession to 'Late Show' host David Letterman, but NBC has stolen back a bit of thunder with help from 'SNL' veteran Maya Rudolph. The network has officially scheduled 'The Maya Rudolph Show' variety special for a late May premiere, with guests such as 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and more, but what are the chances of an ongoing series?
For all the heads and attention NBC managed to garner this year with buzzy programming like 'The Sound of Music' live and upcoming 'Rosemary's Baby' remake, it's no secret that its Thursday comedy lineup has tanked to the point that 'Community' and 'Parks and Recreation' are considered the prize-winners. To that end, the Peacock has officially pulled production on Sean Hayes sitcom 'Sean Saves the World,' despite additional episodes ordered.
As controversial as NBC's 'Smash' may have been, many were sad to see the series close out its two year run in recent weeks, even as ousted creator Theresa Beck continued to blast the series. Thankfully, all is not lost as breakout star Megan Hilty will be right back on NBC this fall joining 'Smash' guest star Sean Hayes in new sitcom 'Sean Saves the World.'
While we anxiously await news of NBC's existing bubble series, the peacock network has officially begun handing out its pilot orders for 2013-2014. Jason Katims' 'About a Boy' remake featuring David Walton and Minnie Driver will go to series, as well as J.J. Abrams drama 'Believe,' Dermot Mulroney's 'Crisis' and 'Will and Grace' star Sean Hayes' new sitcom. Get the latest on NBC's new lineup inside!
Well, that didn't take very long. Just about ever since we knew that Debra Messing was making a regular return to TV, centered on theatre with NBC's 'Smash,' no less, we knew it to be a matter of time before the stars of Messing's former hit 'Will & Grace' put in an appearance. However, Will won't be piping up just yet, rather Jack, as Sean Hayes has signed for a multi-episode arc! Who will he play, though, and will he burst into song?