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(Deadline)   Scrambling for programming, NBC brings back the Sing-Off   (deadline.com) divider line 36
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2013-03-14 08:28:33 AM
When I first read that, I thought it said Sign-Off. That might be a better idea.
 
2013-03-14 08:32:45 AM
Hey, NBC's failure means Law and Order: Legitimate Rape will have to survive another season, since it's one of their highest rated dramas.
 
2013-03-14 08:40:53 AM
What is this "NBC"? Oh right. I think when Hannibal premiers it'll be the first time I watch NBC since Seinfeld.

/not trying to be a hipster, watches TV, just not NBC for whatever reason
 
2013-03-14 08:46:56 AM
I kind of liked this show.
But since I traded cable for a Roku and digital antenna, I doubt I watch this season. 
I liked the a cappella groups.
 
2013-03-14 08:49:35 AM

Mugato: What is this "NBC"? Oh right. I think when Hannibal premiers it'll be the first time I watch NBC since Seinfeld.

/not trying to be a hipster, watches TV, just not NBC for whatever reason


SNL is still pretty good occasionally, but their primetime lineup just ain't what it used to be.
 
2013-03-14 09:01:33 AM
One of the best singing competition shows when it was on, with some seriously talented performers.  A cappella singing to modern music with vocally infused instrumentation.  If you want an idea of what wins on this show, Google Pentatonix.  Wondering if it will be the same judges and host given there will be a 2 year gap between show runs.
 
2013-03-14 09:07:05 AM

show me: When I first read that, I thought it said Sign-Off. That might be a better idea.


That's how I read it too, then I thought why wouldn't they just run infommercials  if they had nothing to air, but then It's NBC , This even sounds worse.
 
2013-03-14 09:23:31 AM
Can't check at work, but did my buying the last Ben Folds Five album spare him embarrassing himself on a game show again?
 
2013-03-14 09:30:32 AM

EyeballKid: Can't check at work, but did my buying the last Ben Folds Five album spare him embarrassing himself on a game show again?


No word in the article if the judges are the same.  It mentions that Nick Lachey hosted it but not even sure if that means he's coming back either.  My guess is they'll use as much of the original format as they can though.  It worked well as a holiday week filler but failed going against Dancing With The Stars.
 
2013-03-14 09:31:54 AM

EyeballKid: Can't check at work, but did my buying the last Ben Folds Five album spare him embarrassing himself on a game show again?


Sooo.....ya haven't seen it?

Dude brought serious music theory to the proceedings.  And seemed to quite enjoy himself, considering he produced an album of college choirs singing his songs....which I guess you didn't buy.

(P.S. Yay fun a cappella show)
 
2013-03-14 09:33:00 AM
Is Revolution coming back?
 
2013-03-14 09:43:24 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Hey, NBC's failure means Law and Order: Legitimate Rape will have to survive another season, since it's one of their highest rated dramas.


I miss Law & Order Prime.
 
2013-03-14 09:46:19 AM

show me: SNL is still pretty good occasionally, but their primetime lineup just ain't what it used to be.


Oh right, I guess I watch SNL on occasion so I take that back.

If it were "Sign off" as some of you said, then that scene in Poltergeist would make sense to the youngsters.
 
2013-03-14 09:49:19 AM

The English Major: FirstNationalBastard: Hey, NBC's failure means Law and Order: Legitimate Rape will have to survive another season, since it's one of their highest rated dramas.

I miss Law & Order Prime.


Indeed. The last couple seasons were the best the show had been since Jerry Orbach had to leave.
 
2013-03-14 09:54:01 AM
even though the Sing-Off contestants were generally more talented than anyone on American idol, The Voice, etc., the show was much more farking annoying. So goddamn cheesy.
 
2013-03-14 10:06:52 AM

FeedTheCollapse: even though the Sing-Off contestants were generally more talented than anyone on American idol, The Voice, etc., the show was much more farking annoying. So goddamn cheesy.


Nick Lachey was a bad pun machine but you have to blame the writers (he just doesn't seem that quick) and while Nicole was nice to look at the first couple years, she was as bad as Paula Abdul on Idol with nothing but platitudes and praise.  Sara Bareilles was a great replacement as far as judging ability in Season 3 and the cheese factor diminished a bit.
 
2013-03-14 10:09:00 AM

Mugato: show me: SNL is still pretty good occasionally, but their primetime lineup just ain't what it used to be.

Oh right, I guess I watch SNL on occasion so I take that back.

If it were "Sign off" as some of you said, then that scene in Poltergeist would make sense to the youngsters.


I'm pretty sure SNL has been their most watched show most weeks this spring.  A show that airs at 11:30 EST on Saturday night has been the most watched show on NBC.  Pathetic.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:55 AM
I think NBC could do better by finding all the tapes of "Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour" and just rebroadcast them.
 
2013-03-14 10:17:00 AM

revman64: FeedTheCollapse: even though the Sing-Off contestants were generally more talented than anyone on American idol, The Voice, etc., the show was much more farking annoying. So goddamn cheesy.

Nick Lachey was a bad pun machine but you have to blame the writers (he just doesn't seem that quick) and while Nicole was nice to look at the first couple years, she was as bad as Paula Abdul on Idol with nothing but platitudes and praise.  Sara Bareilles was a great replacement as far as judging ability in Season 3 and the cheese factor diminished a bit.


no, the music as a whole was cheesy. It was like a show created specifically for every Glee club douchebag I knew in HS that tried to impress people by singing Billy Joel's "the Longest Time." It was unwatchable and  terrible.
 
2013-03-14 10:24:07 AM

FeedTheCollapse: revman64: FeedTheCollapse: even though the Sing-Off contestants were generally more talented than anyone on American idol, The Voice, etc., the show was much more farking annoying. So goddamn cheesy.

Nick Lachey was a bad pun machine but you have to blame the writers (he just doesn't seem that quick) and while Nicole was nice to look at the first couple years, she was as bad as Paula Abdul on Idol with nothing but platitudes and praise.  Sara Bareilles was a great replacement as far as judging ability in Season 3 and the cheese factor diminished a bit.

no, the music as a whole was cheesy. It was like a show created specifically for every Glee club douchebag I knew in HS that tried to impress people by singing Billy Joel's "the Longest Time." It was unwatchable and  terrible.


I must have been one of those douchebags then because I liked the music.  It was mostly some of today's most popular music and pop classics from the past transformed into a cappella.  No accounting for taste, right?
 
2013-03-14 10:25:12 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Indeed. The last couple seasons were the best the show had been since Jerry Orbach had to leave.


Yes. The entire cast had just meshed perfectly and then NBC gave it an ungraceful exit. Just like they did with Homicide.
 
2013-03-14 10:45:14 AM
 
2013-03-14 10:46:24 AM
With NBC doing this horrible does that mean Community has a chance at season 5?
 
2013-03-14 11:27:21 AM
They need to bring back 'Last Comic Standing'.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:12 AM
I'm still waiting to hear back from NBC about my show pitch. The Beat-Off. Just who is the world's greatest human beat box?

Call me.
 
2013-03-14 02:33:32 PM
Please just have some dignity and start showing porn. I'll settle for the soft-core stuff
 
2013-03-14 02:55:23 PM
Sara Bareilles is a riot.
 
2013-03-14 03:32:45 PM
Meh.
They passed on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
It had some potential and would have paired well with Grim.

NBC is just lost nowadays.
 
2013-03-14 06:01:31 PM

rugman11: Mugato: show me: SNL is still pretty good occasionally, but their primetime lineup just ain't what it used to be.

Oh right, I guess I watch SNL on occasion so I take that back.

If it were "Sign off" as some of you said, then that scene in Poltergeist would make sense to the youngsters.

I'm pretty sure SNL has been their most watched show most weeks this spring.  A show that airs at 11:30 EST on Saturday night has been the most watched show on NBC.  Pathetic.


Ratings. Worse. Than UNIVISION. It can't be said enough.
 
2013-03-14 06:35:21 PM
The Chase is still looking for a home, damnit.
 
2013-03-14 07:24:53 PM

fusillade762: rugman11: Mugato: show me: SNL is still pretty good occasionally, but their primetime lineup just ain't what it used to be.

Oh right, I guess I watch SNL on occasion so I take that back.

If it were "Sign off" as some of you said, then that scene in Poltergeist would make sense to the youngsters.

I'm pretty sure SNL has been their most watched show most weeks this spring.  A show that airs at 11:30 EST on Saturday night has been the most watched show on NBC.  Pathetic.

Ratings. Worse. Than UNIVISION. It can't be said enough.


Losing to Univision occasionally isn't that crazy.  It was actually the #3 network last night, ahead of NBC, ABC, and the CW (who were all mostly in repeats).  Losing to them for an entire month, though, is pretty bad.
 
2013-03-14 08:14:19 PM

KingKauff: Is Revolution coming back?


At the end of March.
 
2013-03-15 12:25:42 AM
NBC Universal has the highest rated cable network (USA) with original programming. Why not take those good programs and move them to NBC. Or greenlight the dramas for USA and air them on NBC.
 
2013-03-15 01:24:49 AM

DoucheBaggerson: NBC Universal has the highest rated cable network (USA) with original programming. Why not take those good programs and move them to NBC. Or greenlight the dramas for USA and air them on NBC.


Because the USA dramas would get roughly the same ratings on NBC as they do on USA, which means they would be horrible failures for network primetime and be canceled.

Ratings that keep a cable show afloat would kill any network show in about three weeks.
 
2013-03-15 01:53:21 AM
Considering how shiatty NBC's programming is, bringing back Super Train would be a step in the right direction (and would probably outperform 2/3 of the crap showing now). A good mini-series like they did in the 70's/80's wouldn't hurt either (Something Is Out There, Shogun, etc).

/i vote for Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse and putting George Newman in charge
//can't be any worse than what they have now
 
2013-03-15 10:01:13 AM

FirstNationalBastard: DoucheBaggerson: NBC Universal has the highest rated cable network (USA) with original programming. Why not take those good programs and move them to NBC. Or greenlight the dramas for USA and air them on NBC.

Because the USA dramas would get roughly the same ratings on NBC as they do on USA, which means they would be horrible failures for network primetime and be canceled.

Ratings that keep a cable show afloat would kill any network show in about three weeks.


Yeah, the best shows on USA draw between 1.0-1.2, which is what the shows currently killing NBC are pulling already.  I know NBC tried this a few years ago (I believe during the writers' strike) with Psych and Merlin, but it didn't really work.
 
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