| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Baltimore native Jason Winer knows something about family comedy. He's been an executive producer on ABC's "Modern Family" and won a Directors Guild Award for his direction of the hit series' Emmy Award-winning pilot.
This week, "1600 Penn," a family...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 AM
NBC is promoting "1600 Penn," a midseason sitcom from Baltimore native Jason Winer, as " 'Modern Family' meets 'The West Wing.' "
Forget "The West Wing" part.
After seeing three episodes, including the pilot that premieres with a sneak preview at 9:30...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters.
The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Continuing with the current TV trend of mining Gen X and Gen Y nostalgia for project ideas, Fox has bought a half-hour comedy loosely based on the Tom Hanks movie "Big" from "Enlisted" exec producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:32 PM
It looks like "Community" will be back Feb. 7, but nothing is a certainty when it comes to NBC and this show. The network seems to be treating it like a bastard stepchild.
On Tuesday, the network announced its midseason premiere dates for three new...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:46 PM
NBC continued to flesh out its 2013-14 schedule on Friday, ordering a remake of the 1960s and '70s detective drama "Ironside," plus a cop-show spin-off of "Chicago Fire."
The network also added "Undateable," a young-adult sitcom starring Chris D'Elia as...