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NBC Announces 2012 Midseason Schedule

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 14th 2011 6:21PM
NBC Midseason ScheduleNBC is doing a big midseason shuffle, putting '30 Rock' in the 'Community' timeslot, a move that could spell the end for the quirky cult-hit comedy. What else is changing? Well, quite a bit.

'30 Rock' returns to the Peacock on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 8PM ET, knocking 'Community' off NBC's schedule completely. New drama 'The Firm' takes the Thursdays, 10PM ET slot now held by 'Prime Suspect' and 'Whitney' swaps time slots with 'Up All Night.'

'Smash' hits NBC on Mon., Feb. 6 at 10PM ET, moving 'Rock Center' to Wednesdays at 9PM ET. However, those aren't the only changes. Check out the full schedule below for all the details.

NBC made no mention of 'Community,' 'Prime Suspect,' 'Awake,' 'Bent,' Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers' or 'BFFs' in their announcement. Per Vulture: NBC says 'Community' will return to the schedule, but no date has been given.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Whitney and Alex Discover Secret Habits on 'Whitney'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 8th 2011 11:45AM
On this week's 'Whitney' (9:30PM ET Thursday), the title character and her boyfriend discover that there are still key things they don't know about each other.

It starts off harmlessly enough -- Whitney (Whitney Cummings) quizzes Alex (Chris D'Elia) about his love of racquetball, a sport she didn't even know he played.

What else doesn't Whitney know about Alex? A fair amount, as it turns out.

Find out what Whitney discovers below.

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Alex Has a Special Request for Whitney While Drunk on 'Whitney' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 3:30AM
'Whitney' - 'Two Broke-Up Guys'While the critical jury remains out on whether or not 'Whitney' (Thu., 9:30PM ET on NBC) is a great sitcom or not, one thing has remained consistent since its premiere: Chris D'Elia is a brilliant comedian. We know a lot of the scenes are at least partially ad-libbed, and we love when he gets Whitney Cummings laughing.

We suspect a lot of what he said during his drunk scene this week was made up on the spot, like when he abruptly declared to Whitney, "I wanna put my hand under your shirt."

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Fall TV: A Mid-Season Report

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 1st 2011 11:47AM

It's always tempting at this time of year to look for patterns where perhaps none exist. With four confirmed cancellations ('Charlie's Angels,' 'The Playboy Club,' 'How to be a Gentleman' and 'Free Agents') and several on-the-bubble new shows ('Pan Am,' 'Prime Suspect,' 'Body of Proof'), the only real theme (besides being awful) is a tendency to take themselves too seriously. I do take some satisfaction from seeing all the nostalgia shows die an early death. Apparently the one thing 'The Playboy Club' team didn't look up about 'Mad Men' were the ratings -- a couple million viewers. It was also the only thing they were able to duplicate.

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Whitney's Hidden Camera Scheme Backfires When Alex Asks for a Lap Dance (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 28th 2011 2:30AM
'Whitney' - 'The Wire'To catch Alex using a condescending tone, 'Whitney' (Thu., 9:30PM ET on NBC) set up a hidden camera in the apartment. Only, after taking his brother to an after-party, Alex stopped by Mark's apartment, where he saw the camera feed on the TV.

Rather than have Mark shut it off, Alex decided to put Whitney on the spot. So when he knew everyone was downstairs watching, he decided to redeem that birthday coupon she'd given him for a free lap dance any time.

What followed was one of the most awkward sexy lap dances you have ever seen. We were actually disappointed that he stopped her by telling her he knew about the camera. He could have milked that one all evening by having her embarrass herself in front of the camera.

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Peter Gallagher Heading to 'Whitney,' Mena Suvari Books 'Horror' Role and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 6:30PM
Peter Gallagher Coming to WhitneyPeter Gallagher and Jane Kaczmarek were once married ... on NBC's 'Whitney.'

According to TV Guide, Gallagher has booked a guest gig on the new NBC comedy as Vince, Whitney's estranged father. Whitney's mother is played by 'Malcolm in the Middle' veteran Kaczmarek.

NBC said the character loves his daughter, but often has a habit of popping up at unexpected and inconvenient times.

Gallagher, who currently stars in 'Covert Affairs,' spent four years playing dad to Adam Brody on 'The OC.' His 'Whitney' episode has not been scheduled yet.

In other casting news ...

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NBC Thursday Night Comedies Get in the Halloween Spirit

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 12:45PM
Community Halloween EpisodeYou can always count on 'The Office' and 'Community' for fun Halloween episodes and this year 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Whitney' are getting in on the fun.

(Thurs., Oct. 27, 8PM ET) kicks off the Halloween festivities off with 'Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps.' The study group has a pre-Halloween party to share their favorite horror stories and while at the party, Britta and Jeff attempt to figure out which member of the group is "deeply disturbed" according to a psychology test.

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Alex Shushes 'Whitney' and She Responds With the Silent Treatment (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 7:00AM
'Whitney' - 'Silent Treatment'All guys check out women. It's just something that we do, but according to 'Whitney' (Thu., 9:30PM ET on NBC), our wives and girlfriends don't want to know. Except that they also don't want us to lie to them ... actually, we think the lesson was that they want us to lie better to them?

When Alex denied looking at a woman, he wound up in a fight with Whitney which didn't end until he shushed her. At that moment, she decided to give him the silent treatment. Unfortunately, after a while of that, he realized it was actually kind of nice as it gave him more time to himself, so she reversed course completely, overwhelming him with talk until he admitted he'd looked.

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'Up All Night,' 'Whitney' Get Full Seasons From NBC

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 4th 2011 1:05PM
Up All Night, Whitney full seasonsNBC has ordered full seasons of 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney.' The writing is on the wall for the end of NBC's other new comedy 'Free Agents.'

"We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both 'Whitney' and 'Up All Night,'" Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We're proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life."

Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph star in 'Up All Night.' Created by 'Parks and Recreation' writer Emily Spivey, the comedy follows the lives of new parents Chris (Arnett) and Reagan (Applegate) as they juggle their new lives with a baby. Rudolph plays Ava, Reagan's talk show host boss.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dealing With the Silent Treatment on 'Whitney'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 4th 2011 12:00PM
The title character on 'Whitney' is known for her outspoken views; she's not exactly a shrinking violet and doesn't shy away from letting her opinions be known.

But in the exclusive video below, we hear from her boyfriend, Alex (Chris D'Elia), who knows his longtime girlfriend better than anyone else.

You could almost say that Alex's monologue from Thursday's episode of the NBC comedy is like hearing from Whitney herself.

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Cancellation Watch: Which New Show Should Get the Axe First?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 3:15PM
Which Show Should be Canceled?We're well into the new 2011-2012 TV season and there are a few hits (ABC's 'Pan Am,' CBS's '2 Broke Girls') and a number of flops (The CW's 'H8R,' NBC's 'The Playboy Club'), and the cancellation axe will start swinging very soon.

In terms of ratings, many of NBC's new shows are sinking. Coupled with critical appeal, it looks like the network is having the least luck this season. 'Free Agents' and 'The Playboy Club' are on death watch, yet NBC boss Bob Greenblatt seems to be content on watching, not canceling.

CBS has had some luck in finding an audience for its new dramas like 'Person of Interest,' as well as comedy '2 Broke Girls,' but the premiere of 'How to Be a Gentleman' did nowhere near 'Girls' numbers ... nor anywhere near the now-canceled '$#*! My Dad Says' that lived ever-so-briefly in that timeslot last season.

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Whitney and Alex Fake a First Date, And Its Aftermath, on 'Whitney' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 30th 2011 3:15AM
'Whitney' - 'First Date'If you thought it might be fun to see Whitney and Alex on their first date, 'Whitney' (Thu., 9:30PM ET on NBC) gave us just that. Only it wasn't the way you might have expected, as the couple never really had a first date.

So Whitney decides they should recreate that, taking it -- as expected -- way beyond what a sane person would do. So after failing to impress her on the first date, Andy winds up with no place to stay and decides to play along. So he plays it cool, as guys do.

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NBC to Stream 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' Before Network Air

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 27th 2011 12:30PM
Up all NightNBC will stream 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' before they hit the network.

In a new partnership with Yahoo, this week's new episodes of 'Up All Night' and 'Whitney' will debut online Tues., Sept. 27.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, previous episodes of both series will also be streamed on Yahoo.

This follows a similar strategy used by other networks. Fox released the first episode of 'New Girl' on iTunes, Hulu, Fox On-Demand, and on star Zooey Deschanel's blog HelloGiggles.com. Despite the widespread viewing, 'New Girl' debuted to solid numbers, even doing better than its lead-in 'Glee.'

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Adrian Pasdar, Michael Imperioli Join HBO's '40,' Billy Zane Books 'Playboy Club' and More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 23rd 2011 11:40AM
Adrian Pasdar, Michael ImperioliAdrian Pasdar and Michael Imperioli have joined the cast of Doug Ellin's '40.'

The comedy about middle-aged men also stars Ed Burns and Michael Rapaport.

The single-camera comedy follows four lifelong friends as they navigate their 40s. Burns plays a married man and father who used to well-off, but hasn't worked in almost a year. According to Deadline, Rapaport's character is a married "neurotic everyman." 'Sopranos' veteran Imperioli plays a single man who isn't shy about self-promoting and Pasdar will play a Wall Street millionaire.

Susan Misner will play Burns' wife.

In other casting news ...

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Whitney Tries to Play Sexy Nurse for Alex on the 'Whitney' Series Premiere (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 23rd 2011 9:00AM
'Whitney' S01/E01'Whitney' (Thurs., 9:30PM ET on NBC) has been one of the most eagerly anticipated new comedies of the fall season. It's also one of two (count 'em) new comedies created by star Whitney Cummings.

Alex (Chris D'Elia) and Whitney have been dating for three years now and she's starting to fret that maybe their love life's getting a bit dull.

So what's a girl to do? If you're Whitney you crack open the costume box and put on your sexy nurse outfit and some killer heels to spice things up.

Lucky Alex is totally onboard with all this -- "I think I got that file you're looking for!" -- and in his haste to accompany Whitney into the bedroom he starts taking off his pants on the run. And that's where it all goes horribly, horribly wrong.

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