TRUTH BE TOLD: Tone Bell on balancing comedic work – exclusive interview

Tone Bell stars as Russell on NBC's TRUTH BE TOLD | © 2015 Colleen Hayes/NBC

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy TRUTH BE TOLD, Fridays at 8:30 PM, Tone Bell stars as Russell, married to Angie (Bresha Webb) and best friends with next-door neighbor Mitch (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), who’s married to Tracy (Vanessa Lachey). Russell is black, Mitch is white, and a lot of their interaction revolves around what it’s okay to say privately or publicly – or ever – regarding race and other potentially provocative issues. Bell is a stand-up comic, originally from Atlanta, who has previously had series regular gigs on WHITNEY and BAD JUDGE. He has a special on Comedy Central and has just […]Read On »

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TCA News: NBC very proud of UP ALL NIGHT and hopes for growth on Thursday nights

Will Arnett and Christina Applegate in UP ALL NIGHT - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2011 NBC/Trae Patton

Even though NBC gave its plum post THE OFFICE time slot to the traditional sitcom WHITNEY this fall, NBC has been very encouraged by the single camera comedy UP ALL NIGHT starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett that’s been holding its own on Wednesday nights. That’s one of the reasons NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt decided to move UP ALL NIGHT to Thursday nights at 9:30 midseason and spoke about the change at today’s TCA press tour. “We’re very buoyed by UP ALL NIGHT,” says Greenblatt. “It’s creatively strong and getting stronger. It was thrown out on its own on […]Read On »

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TV Review: WHITNEY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia in WHITNEY - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Zoe Lister-Jones, Dan O’Brien, Maulik Pancholy, Rhea Seehorn Writer: Whitney Cummings Director: Andy Ackerman Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: September 22, 2011 Remember back in the 1990s when FRIENDS was such a huge juggernaut that anything they put after it at 8:30 was guaranteed ratings gold? Remember how every year, NBC would squander that timeslot with subpar piles of crap – just treading water, hoping and waiting the next FRIENDS would manifest (it never did). Well, watching WHITNEY, NBC’s latest Thursday night comedy, you’re reminded of all those 8:30 failures (even though it […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CRIMINAL MINDS Evening at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview

Criminal Minds Cast - Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents Criminal Minds | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media is holding for the seventh consecutive year, the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties at their Beverly Hills location. Starting off this year’s PaleyFest, was a night with the cast of CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS, on September 6th. Walking into the Paley Center were the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS, which included: Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and Executive Producer Erica Messer. The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties is a week-long series of free public screenings, parties and panels. TV Guide Magazine and TV Guide.com is this year’s […]Read On »

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Breaking News: NBC announces Fall 2011 Schedule

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Scott Green

NBC was the first out of the gate to announce their Fall 2011 and Midseason 2012 schedule in New York today. With the most to gain, NBC has put together a pretty aggressive schedule of newcomers benefitted from expected returning warhorses. While there isn’t anything earth-shattering, it is nice to see NBC going with the CW playbook by booking two genre series back-to-back on Friday night with returning CHUCK and the new series GRIMM. Below is the new schedule. NBC FALL 2011-12 SCHEDULE *New programs in UPPER CASE; all times ET) MONDAY 8-10 p.m. – “The Sing-Off” 10-11 p.m. – […]Read On »

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