NBC’s wind-down of its local-government mockumentary will put to bed the final remnant of NBC’s vaunted Thursday-night lineup. But for the cast and producers, their seven-year stay in Pawnee is only the beginning.
Comic-Con has come a long way from its start in a San Diego hotel. It has grown into an essential stop on the TV circuit, with mainstream dramas and comedies elbowing their way into the tent alongside genre fare.
ABC hops back into the singing competition game with 'Rising Star,' another twist on a successful overseas formula. In a saturated genre, the network hopes to follow 'The Voice'—and the early days of 'American Idol'—to a gold ratings record, in a format that goes back to radio days.