Published on May 14th, 2012 | by James Johnson0
NBC Plans Season Of Comedy Shows To Help Sinking Ratings
NBC is going after fans of comedy shows during the next TV season, announcing on Monday that the network will showcase a lineup that is 25% filled with sitcoms, up from just 14% this past fall.
Executives at the network are hoping that “highly-educated young adults” who tuned in for Seinfeld and Friends will once again tune in for new comedy shows.
According to NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt:
“Audiences have been very receptive to comedy and light fantasy drama the past couple of seasons,” says chairman Bob Greenblatt.
Greenblatt also notes:
“I’m determined to build momentum from night to night, something that’s eluded us in recent years.”
Among the networks new shows is the Matthew Perry headed Go On in which he plays a sportscaster, along with The New Normal which was created by Glee showrunner Ryan Murphy. Also on the comedy front will be Animal Practice and Guys With Kids.
NBC will also premiere drama’s from Lost/Fringe creator JJ Abrams and Law & Order creator Dick Wolf.
Will you tune in more often to NBC if its comedies hit the mark?