Pre-Upfronts Buzz Suggests NBC’s Female Comedy Block May Be a Go


Vulture has an Upfronts Week buzz round-up to get you psyched for the announcement of a slew of new shows (Tim Allen sitcom, anyone?), as well as the possibility of an NBC female comedy night. “As for the rest of NBC’s pickups, the trades suggest a female-centric comedy block could be in the works, with sitcoms produced by Chelsea Handler and Emily Spivey supposedly looking good,” they note. Deadline reported the night of a 1,000 lady comedians might fall midweek, and may also include the heretofore unnamed Whitney Cummings and Kari Lizer pilots. This is, of course, not including any of the returning female-lead comedies currently on NBC. Or as I like to call them, comedies.