the new normal

NBC Launches Comedy Offensive Tuesday Night

Posted on 09/9/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNBC’s hoped-for comedy takeover — with 10 such shows packed into its new season prime-time schedule — invades our TV listings this week, beginning with a Tuesday night lineup that includes Glee creator Ryan Murphy’s The New Normal. (The series gets a sneak preview Monday at 10 p.m. as well.)  This is the show, about a gay couple of wannabe baby daddies and their surrogate, that One Million Moms wants to squelch with a boycott, in case you hadn’t heard. …

AARP at the TV Upfronts: Five Shows We Can’t Wait to Watch

Posted on 05/16/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from AARP entertainment writer Austin O’Connor.  Here’s one thing I’ve learned during the first two days of the network upfronts in New York City: Attending these annual glitzed-up PowerPoint presentations — when the nets unveil their upcoming fall lineups to assembled advertisers and brand partners — as a writer for AARP is a little like attending a high school prom as a parent chaperone. Sure, you’re there, but it’s really not about you. See, for …