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Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Last Stand of NBC
Entertainment Weekly published a great article on March 23rd about "the last great era of network sitcom." It basically dubs the ten years from when The Office debuted to when Parks and Recreation ended as NBC's Silver Age and their last comedic stand, essentially, after the power block of Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, and Will & Grace. Replacing this was an arguably better combination of shows in The Office, 30 Rock, Community, and Parks and Recreation. But now, not one of those shows is on NBC anymore and this article explores that perfectly.