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Mockumentary Cooking Series ‘Gods of Food’ To Debut On CollegeHumor’s Dropout In August

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A new mockumentary culinary series titled Gods of Food is set to premiere on subscription-based streaming service Dropout by CollegeHumor next month, the streamer announced today.

The six-episode season will skewer a range of fine dining tropes, that are all too familiar to fans of cooking shows.

The series was created and written by CollegeHumor cast member and head writer Rekha Shankar, who also serves as an executive producer.

“Cooking shows are one of my favorite things to watch,” said Shankar. “But while the most gorgeous food shows are full of love and passion, they can also be full of dysfunctional personalities and bizarre ideas. I hope Gods of Food resonates with foodies like me in that it’s full of beautiful food, but also pokes fun at some of the tendencies of culinary shows.”

The show stars Don Fanelli (Nightcap) as Anthony D’Anthony, Krizia Bajos (The Casagrandes) as Julia Splenderpoot,
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Abby’s: Season One Ratings

I Feel Bad was the only new comedy to debut on NBC last fall, and judging by the ratings, it hasn't left Nielsen households feeling too great. Now, the network has finally introduced the second new comedy of the 2018-19 television season, the Abby's TV show. Like Cheers before it, does this sitcom have what it takes to recapture the Peacock Network's glory days of "Must See TV" on Thursday nights, or will "last call" come sooner rather than later? Will Abby's be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An NBC sitcom from creator Josh Malmuth, who executive produces with Michael Schur, Abby's stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts. In one way, it's the first of its kind -- a multi-cam comedy, filmed outside, in front of a live audience. The story
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Abby's: Season One Viewer Votes

How soon would you invoke "last call" during the first season of the Abby's TV show on NBC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Abby's is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Abby's season one episodes here. *Status update below.

An NBC sitcom from creator Josh Malmuth, who executive produces with Michael Schur, Abby's stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts. In one way, it’s the first of its kind — a multi-cam comedy, filmed outside, in front of a live audience.
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Abby's

Network: NBC.

Episodes: 10 (half-hour).

Seasons: One.

TV show dates: March 28, 2019 — June 13, 2019.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts.

TV show description:

From creator Josh Malmuth, who executive produces with Michael Schur, the Abby's TV show is the first of its kind -- a multi-camera sitcom, filmed outside, in front of a live audience. The comedy centers on Abby's, an illicit backyard neighborhood bar.

A bi-sexual former U.S. Marines Staff Sergeant, who served two tours in Afghanistan, when Abby (Morales) returned home she waitressed for a while, but couldn't stand people telling her what to do. When she first moved into her new
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Abby's: Cancelled; No Season Two for NBC Comedy Series

The bar is closed -- permanently. NBC has cancelled the low-rated Abby's TV show. It won't be returning for a second seaosn.

A sitcom from creator Josh Malmuth, who executive produces with Michael Schur, Abby's stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts. In one way, it’s the first of its kind — a multi-cam comedy, filmed outside, in front of a live audience. The story unfolds at Abby’s, an illicit neighborhood bar, run by a former Marine Staff Sergeant, out of her (rented) backyard. Abby (Morales) runs a tight ship, but her regulars including Beth (Chaffin), Fred (Flynn), Rosie (Behpoornnia), and James (Ouzts) like it that way. Everything is smooth sailing until her landlady dies and leaves the property to her uptight newly divorced nephew, Bill (Franklin). Now Bill and Abby have to come to
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Abby's Cancelled at NBC After 1 Season

It’s last call at Abby’s: NBC has cancelled the outdoor bar comedy after just one season.

The first-ever sitcom shot before a live, outdoor audience, Abby’s boasted a solid behind-the-scenes pedigree. Good Place creator Mike Schur served as an executive producer, while the pilot was directed by How I Met Your Mother vet Pamela Fryman.

On camera, Natalie Morales (The Grinder) played the title character, a former Marine sergeant who ran an illegal bar out of her San Diego, Calif. home. Rounding out the ensemble were Neil Flynn (Scrubs, The Middle), Nelson Franklin (New Girl), Jessica Chaffin
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NBC Cancels ‘Abby’s,’ ‘The Enemy Within’ and ‘The Village’

  • Variety
NBC has cut a trio of freshman series.

“Abby’s,” “The Enemy Within” and “The Village” have all been canceled after only a single season on the network.

The former is multicamera comedy which starred Natalie Morales in the title role, as a woman who ran a bar in her backyard. The series, which has only aired seven episodes to date, actually utilized the gimmick of being shot outdoors instead of on a soundstage, the first to do so. Morales was the first-ever female Cuban lead in the format.

The regulars at Abby’s bar, and therefore on the show, included Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia and Leonard Ouzts. The show came from Josh Malmuth, who was showrunner, and executive producers Michael Schur and David Miner. “Abby’s” was produced by Universal Television, Fremulon, Waila Inc. and 3 Arts Entertainment.

It is averaging 1.7 million total live viewers and a
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‘Abby’s,’ ‘The Village’ and ‘The Enemy Within’ All Canceled by NBC After One Season

NBC has canceled freshman series “Abby’s,” “The Village,” and “The Enemy Within,” TheWrap has learned.

The trio of shows (two dramas and a comedy) all debuted at midseason and had been the only programs still sitting in limbo at the network, which made most renewal and cancellation decisions ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers earlier this month — and canceled “A.P. Bio” last week.

Executive produced by Josh Malmuth and Mike Schur, the sitcom “Abby’s” centers on the titular unlicensed bar that Abby (Natalie Morales) runs in her backyard, which “is the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary.”

“Abby’s” is averaging a 0.6 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 2.4 million total viewers, according to the “most current” data from Nielsen, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.

Also Read: TV Renewals and Cancellations: 5 Broadcast Shows We're Still Awaiting
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‘Abby’s’, ‘The Village’ & ‘The Enemy Within’ Canceled By NBC After One Season

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NBC has made a decision on its new midseason series, comedy Abby’s and dramas The Village and The Enemy Within. All three have been canceled, joining sophomore midseason comedy, A.P. Bio, which was axed last Friday.

NBC left the future of Abby’s, A.P. Bio, The Enemy Within and The Village undecided heading into its upfront presentation earlier this month.

“The next season’s schedule is fluid, we want to give those shows a chance to fulfill their run and we’ll take another look at them then,” NBC Co-Chairmen George Cheeks said on NBC’s May 12 upfronts call. “Remember we program 52 weeks a year so there are a lot of slots.”

The decision is not surprising as neither series has been a critical or commercial breakout. All are from Universal TV; The Village and The Enemy Within just wrapped their runs; Abby’s has a couple of more episodes.
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TV Renewals and Cancellations: 5 Broadcast Shows We’re Still Awaiting Decisions on for the 2019-20 Season

“Has [insert name of broadcast TV show currently in limbo here] been canceled or renewed?” That’s the question on many viewers’ minds now that upfronts season is over.

While Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and The CW have all announced their 2019-20 programming schedules, some of those slates don’t reveal everything, meaning the statuses of just under half a dozen broadcast TV shows are still up in the air.

And look, we can accept the fact that not every series will be saved like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” famously was last season — and not every show should be. But come on, networks — minus ABC, Fox and The CW, who have already axed or renewed everything on their lists — viewers need to hear one way or another whether their favorite programs will be returning this fall, especially for ones that have a crazy-devoted fanbase.

Below are the five shows we’re still awaiting decisions on.

Also Read: Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled,
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Future Of NBC’s ‘Abby’s, ‘A.P. Bio’ ‘The Enemy Within’ & ‘The Village’ “Still Under Discussion” With No Cancellations Made

The future of NBC’s Abby’s, A.P. Bio, The Enemy Within and The Village is “still under discussion” but Co-Chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy refused to hand out formal cancellations to the shows after they did not make NBC’s 2019/2020 schedule.

Speaking on NBC’s press Upfronts call, the pair said that no decision had been made on the shows, although sources suggest that it is unlikely that they will return to the network.

Telegdy said, “Anything that’s still on air is still under discussion, so no cancellations.”

Cheeks added, “The next season’s schedule is fluid, we want to give those shows a chance to fulfill their run and we’ll take another look at them then. Remember we program 52 weeks a year so there are a lot of slots.”

Abby’s, which stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia and Leonard Ouzts,
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Abby's: Is the NBC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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An NBC sitcom from creator Josh Malmuth, who executive produces with Michael Schur, Abby's stars Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia, and Leonard Ouzts. In one way, it’s the first of its kind — a multi-cam comedy, filmed outside, in front of a live audience. The story unfolds at Abby’s, an illicit neighborhood bar, run by a former Marine Staff Sergeant, out of her (rented) backyard.
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Universal Television and NBC categories for ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Russian Doll’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Universal Television. For this season, the company has many programs for NBC and a few they produce for other networks. They include previous nominees “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Andy Samberg), “The Good Place”, “Saturday Night Live,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Ellie Kemper) and “Will and Grace” plus new contenders “New Amsterdam” (Ryan Eggold) and “Russian Doll” (Natasha Lyonne) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Universal lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies and dramas. If you’re looking for “This Is Us,” it is actually produced by Fox21 and will be included on their submission list in the near future. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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NBC's Abby's Premiere: Grade It!

NBC on Thursday opened a tab at Abby’s, a new multi-camera comedy from executive producer Mike Schur that is shot before a live, outdoor audience. Will you be back for another round, or did you tune out before last call?

Natalie Morales (whose myriad credits include beloved one-and-dones The Grinder, The Middleman and Trophy Wife) plays the title character, a former marine sergeant who runs an illegal bar out of the house she’s been renting in San Diego, Calif. The makeshift establishment is populated by her many neighbors, including a select group of regulars who have abided by
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‘Abby’s’ Review: Raise a Glass to This Charming Sitcom About A Backyard Bar

‘Abby’s’ Review: Raise a Glass to This Charming Sitcom About A Backyard Bar
“Abby’s is filmed in front of a live outdoor audience,” co-star Neil Flynn says at the start of each episode of this charming new NBC comedy about an unlicensed bar run by the title character (Natalie Morales) in her backyard. (It’s shot on the same studio back lot as Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives.) The announcement signals the DNA of the series: a hybrid of old-school and new-school sitcom aesthetics.

On the one hand, Abby’s has that live audience, which it feeds with your standard set-up/punchline rhythms.
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‘Abby’s’ Producers on How TV’s First Outdoor Sitcom Faced Skunks, Helicopters and Crickets

  • Variety
It’s tape night on the set of “Abby’s,” located behind one of the homes built on the fabled Universal Studios backlot. As the night falls and a chill sweeps in, the NBC comedy’s producers are facing the kinds of obstacles that no other multi-camera sitcom has likely ever confronted. Out come the dewdrops, crickets, helicopters, gnats, and skunks that have made shooting the sitcom a unique challenge.

That’s because “Abby’s,” which premieres Thursday, is the first multi-camera comedy to be shot entirely outdoors — and it’s been a learning process for everyone involved. Take the crickets, which have been much louder than expected. It’s driving the show’s sound engineers bonkers.

“Oh gosh, we have a lot of cricket issues,” creator and executive producer Josh Malmuth told Variety on set in October. “It’s a huge topic of conversation. A lot of the editing room is,
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Abby's: NBC Releases New Sitcom Teaser; Is It the New Cheers?

Is Abby's the place where everybody knows your name? NBC just released a new trailer for their upcoming TV show.

Filmed in front of a live outdoor audience, the sitcom centers on a unlicensed backyard bar run by Abby (Natalie Morales) where locals congregate “to find camaraderie and sanctuary.” The cast also includes Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, and Kimia Behpoornia.

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Abby's: NBC Sets Premiere Date for Comedy Series Shot Outside in Front of Audience

Take a seat and order yourself a drink. NBC just announced the premiere date for their new TV show, Abby's.

The comedy series centers on a backyard, unlicensed bar run by Abby (Natalie Morales) where local congregate "to find camaraderie and sanctuary." The cast also includes Nelson Franklin, Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts, and Kimia Behpoornia. Notably, this is the first multi-camera sitcom to film outside in front of a live audience.

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‘Abby’s Gets March Premiere Date On NBC

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NBC has slotted Thursday, March 28, 9:30 Pm for the premiere of its new 10-episode midseason comedy Abby’s, starring Natalie Morales. Abby’s takes the slot currently held by Will & Grace, which will move to 9 Pm on March 28 and April 4 for its final two episodes of the season.

Shot outdoors in front of a live studio audience, a first for a multi-cam comedy, Abby’s centers around an unlicensed, makeshift establishment in Abby’s (Morales) backyard, the perfect gathering place for locals to find camaraderie and sanctuary. To maintain the perfect bar ecosystem, all patrons must abide by a specific set of rules. This includes no cell phones (not even to look something up), understanding that earning a seat at the bar takes time to rise through the hierarchy and knowing that losing a challenge may have some unpleasant and unpalatable drink-related repercussions.

As bar owner, Abby has found her true calling,
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Get Your First Look at New TV Shows for the 2018-19 Season (Photos)

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Get Your First Look at New TV Shows for the 2018-19 Season (Photos)
“Abby’s”

From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, makeshift bar nestled in her backyard is the opposite of everything annoying about today’s party scene. There are rules at Abby’s: no cell phones (not even to “look something up”), earning a seat at the bar takes time and losing a challenge means drinking a limey, sugary “not-beer” drink. As the oddball cast of regulars will tell you, hanging out at Abby’s is a coveted honor. But once you’re in, you’re family.

The cast includes Natalie Morales, Nelson Franklin, Kimia Behpoornia, Jessica Chaffin, Leonard Ouzts and Neil Flynn.

Josh Malmuth will write and executive produce. Pamela Fryman will direct and executive produce the pilot. Michael Schur and David Miner also executive produce.
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