NBC this fall: More comedies, more "Voice"

Next season, NBC will have twice as
much of what's working (“The Voice”) … and more then twice as
much of what's not working (comedies).

“The Voice” will have two editions,
instead of one, and will be on two nights (Mondays and Tuesdays)
throughout the season. That dumps one reality show (“The Sing-Off”)
and keeps another (“The Biggest Loser”) off at last temporarily..

TV season: Now it starts for real

This is the night -- Monday, Sept. 19 -- when the TV season begins for real. It's the first official night of the new season and it's crowded.

With that in mind, I've included here more than usual of the stories that I sent to papers. If you scroll down after this, you'll find:

1) A profile of Whitney Cummings, who has two new shows. Tonight's "2 Broke Girls" (9:31 p.m., CBS) is the best new comedy; Thursday's "Whitney" (9:31 p.m., NBC) is above average.

Whitney: It's her week

For Whitney Cummings, this is the big week. Tonight, CBS "2 Broke Girls" (which she co-created and co-produces) debuts; on Thursday, "Whitney" (which she created and stars in) debuts. The former is terrific, the latter is above average. Here's the story I sent to papers:


Every now and then, TV comedy needs a
fresh spark. Now it has Whitney Cummings – doubly.