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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
I Feel Bad spends too much time away from the star of the show, focusing instead on her workplace "nerdbros"
Source: TV Guide
Sarayu Blueis the star of the NBC comedy that blends her character's mixed-race Indian-American family life with her job at a video game company. The problem is the I Feel Bad will turn its attention away from Rao's Emet for large chunks of time, spending too much time on the lowbrow antics of her co-workers.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
NBC's I Feel Bad is a fresh idea about an Indian-American family that's been needled half to death
Source: Vanity Fair
The NBC comedy revolves around an Indian-American mom named Emet, played By Sarayu Blue. Sonia Soraiya says it's great to see Indian-American representation onscreen, but watching this show makes her feel bad. "The sloppy and overfull pilot is what happens when a boardroom and a PowerPoint come together to make a television show," she says. "Emet is the daughter of immigrants, but she’s neutralized her otherness through immersion into the cult of American female domesticity; her problem, we’re told, is that she’s too giving. And as maddening as this mom-pandering is, it’s probably the only way this show could be sold. What’s especially, painfully obvious, like a brick to the face, is how the show tries to ignore, or at least smooth over, the alienation Emet must feel. Emet’s only character trait, amidst the hastily sketched mom-and-wife tropes, is that she is Indian-American. But the commonplace agonies of immigrant life have been spun into tepid sitcom banter so unconvincingly upbeat that the grins seem to stifle screams."
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Ranking the new fall TV trailers, from best to worst
Source: Entertainment Weekly
NBC's I Feel Bad, The CW's All American and ABC's The Rookie had the best trailers of upfront week, according to EW.
Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
NBC boss on Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "It was great to know the fans were outraged, but we were too"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Brooklyn is a show our company produces for Fox, so it’s a show that’s very close to us,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said of rescuing Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a conference call this morning, according to EW. “I’ve been saying to certain people in the press that if we knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast in that show, we never would have sold it to Fox. We’ve been watching it closely ever since. … We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox’s brand of comedy. It feels like it goes along shows like A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Superstore, and The Good Place. … It’s also one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust international number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don’t have anymore.” Greenblatt added that he loved that the fans were so vocal. "We were right there with them," he said. "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter, but we hope that transfers and they watch the show.”
- NBC unveils its fall schedule: All three Chicago shows will air on Wednesdays, Law & Order: SVU moves to Thursdays
- Watch trailers for new NBC fall shows Manifest, New Amsterdam and I Feel Bad
- The Blacklist renewed for Season 6
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist will return in 2019
- Midnight, Texas and World of Dance are moving from summer to in-season
- NBC will wait to decide the fates of Timeless and Champions: "I’m nervous. Could go either way," tweets Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke
- Greenblatt cited an "embarrassment of riches" and lack of fit for rejecting Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest pilot
- NBC is done "treading water while The Voice is off," Greenblatt says of America's Got Talent winter edition
- Greenblatt mum on rumored The Office revival
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Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
NBC orders two female-led comedies: Michael Schur's Abby's and Amy Poehler's I Feel Bad
Natalie Morales stars in the multi-camera comedy Abby's, from The Good Place's Michael Schur, playing the owner of an unlicensed backyard bar in San Diego. On the Poehler-produced I Feel Bad, Sarayu Blue plays "the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter" who suddenly realizes she's not that perfect.