And the Fall TV pickups have begun! Today NBC officially ordered full seasons of three of its new series — Go On, Revolution, and The New Normal — making them the first new shows to get whole seasons. All three shows debuted in early September, with the J.J. Abrams-produced drama Revolution earning strong ratings since its premiere. Meanwhile, sitcoms The New Normal and Go On haven't seen quite as high ratings, but they've apparently been decent enough for NBC to take a chance on them for an entire season.
The cast of Go On tackle serious issues in their new offbeat comedy, but when we sat down with Tyler James Williams, Brett Gelman, Suzy Nakamura, and Julie White, we learned they're having fun doing it. The group chatted about how much — and what — they've learned from costar Matthew Perry, and revealed their growing love for each other's characters. Go On premieres tomorrow on NBC at 9:00/8:00 Central.
BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal are down in Beverly Hills, CA, for the Television Critics Association's Summer press tour, and they're filling us in on the new shows coming to NBC this Fall so you know what to watch! From Matthew Perry's return to TV to Ryan Murphy's next hit to, yes, a famous monkey, get the lowdown in this PopSugar Rush.
Matthew Perry is returning to NBC this fall with a new comedy called Go On. The series focuses on Perry as Ryan King, a sports-radio host who's coping with the very recent death of his wife. When his boss insists that Ryan attend grief counseling, he unexpectedly finds solace with a motley crue of characters who range from relatable to downright strange, but they have one thing in common: loss. The pilot is both funny and sweet, and the delicate balance between comedy and drama is part of what attracted Perry to the show. He talked about that dichotomy, Friends, and more at the show's TCA panel this week. Here are highlights:
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Matthew Perry is giving prime time another shot with Go On, premiering this Fall on NBC. Perry brings his signature wit to Ryan King, a newly widowed sports announcer who's forced into attending a support group for those grieving loved ones. There he encounters a wide variety of colorful characters coping with their own losses, which range from death of spouses to the passing of their felines.
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The networks will trot out their brand-new TV shows at next week's upfronts, but before we get a look at previews and find out the schedules, we're going to acquaint you with the upcoming series. First up are the shows coming to NBC, so check out the comedies and dramas that the network has picked up for the Fall 2012 season.
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