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    NBC didn’t treat this like garbage and I’m tired of hearing that it did.

    1. There were commercials, bus ads, etc and it was heavily promoted on the network.

    2. It literally aired in the best timeslot on the network (after THE VOICE)

    3. Double-pumping comedy episodes is something NBC has been doing for awhile now. In fact, they originally scheduled CARMICHAEL & MR. ROBINSON to air concurrently and then later decided it made sense for advertising purposes to double-pump them.

    This is the same strategy they are using for TRIAL & ERROR/GREAT NEWS. NBC and NBCUniversal are not in the business of pissing off Tina Fey via a burnoff. It’s why you also see so many ads for GREAT NEWS.

    4. NBC only premiered ONE new comedy this fall (THE GOOD PLACE after SUPERSTORE) and those were the only comedies they aired.

    So please share how NBC treated this like garbage. I don’t think airing it in place of POWERLESS (the ONLY other open comedy slot after GOOD PLACE) is better than THE VOICE.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    First of all it should’ve received all the attention the Good Place received instead. It’s a much MUCH better show than that amusing, but ultimately uninteresting, underwhelming show (despite it’s amazing leads). Second, mid season, specially this time when it’s not even mid season anymore, is a dumping ground. Everybody knows that. Burning it off two episodes a week might be a strategy they’ve used before but it doesn’t mean it works. Where’s Mr Robinson now? It will quickly be forgotten. And speaking of the Good Place, let’s not pretend they won’t throw all their Emmy money on that show, Danson and Bell (as it must be mega specified in their contracts). And in the end, it’s sad that it ended on NBC, where nothing works anyway. The network itself is a dumping ground.

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    NBC treated it like garbage yet as Bambito said it’s the best thing that this crappy network has produced in years. If it was sold to Netflix like Kimmy Shit it would have been showered with nominations. For fuck’s sake it deserves SAG ensemble win!

    First of all, laughing with “Bambito”, don’t know where that came from.

    Second, yes, of course on Netflix the show would be showered with everything. Including throwing yet another show at us on May like they’re doing with everything else this season.

    Third, I would 100% vote for an ensemble win at SAG. At least a nomination along other great ensembles like B99, Blackish, Kimmy, Shameless (not my fault it’s a “comedy” now) and a few others.

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    Best news to come out of these weeks of masacre and ridiculous cancelations.

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    So happy to hear that the cast (minus Lithgow) is coming back…I was scared the “anthology” angle would mean that wouldn’t happen, but I guess this means the show isn’t really an anthology?

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    Why didn’t they submit Andie McDowall in guest for this? Name recognition could have gotten this a guaranteed nomination. (Even though she was in it for 30 seconds)

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    Why didn’t they submit Andie McDowall in guest for this? Name recognition could have gotten this a guaranteed nomination. (Even though she was in it for 30 seconds)

    Andie MacDowell is not someone who gets awards on name recognition, maybe 25 years ago. She’s never even been nominated for an Emmy before.

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    Hopefully the new defendent in season 2 is  a huge part of the cast. As great Sherri Shepherd,Steven Boyer and Jayma Mays were, their all kind of 1 note and only work as minor charecters. You expand their roles and they risk becoming grating ala Carol Kane on Kimmy Schmidt or Kenneth on later seasons of 30 Rock .

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