The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is part of the Big Three television networks, founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electrics remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBC Universal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke, during a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had an outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ. This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&Ts manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&Ts telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, the 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its network were incompatible with the companys primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&Ts phone lines for network transmission, the divisions ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse. NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15,1926, WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On April 5,1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network and this was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network, also known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18,1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network, initially, the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. The Orange Network name was removed from use in 1936, at the same time, the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC also developed a network for shortwave radio stations, in 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building designed by architect Floyd Brown
It may be a single production, or more commonly, a series of related productions. A limited number of episodes of a show may be called a miniseries or a serial or limited series. Television series are without a fixed length and are divided into seasons or series. While there is no defined length, U. S. industry practice has traditionally favored longer television seasons than those of other countries, a one-time broadcast may be called a special, or particularly in the UK a special episode. A television film is a film that is initially broadcast on television rather than released in theaters or direct-to-video, a program can be either recorded, as on video tape, other various electronic media forms, played with an on-demand player or viewed on live television. Television programs may be fictional, or non-fictional and it may be topical, or historical. They could be primarily instructional or educational, or entertaining as is the case in situation comedy, a drama program usually features a set of actors playing characters in a historical or contemporary setting. The program follows their lives and adventures, except for soap opera-type serials, many shows especially before the 1980s, remained static without story arcs, and the main characters and premise changed little. If some change happened to the characters lives during the episode, because of this, the episodes could be broadcast in any order. Since the 1980s, there are series that feature progressive change to the plot. For instance, Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere were two of the first American prime time television series to have this kind of dramatic structure. While the later series, Babylon 5 is an example of such production that had a predetermined story running over its intended five-season run. In 2012, it was reported that television was growing into a component of major media companies revenues than film. Some also noted the increase in quality of television programs. When a person or company decides to create a new series, they develop the elements, consisting of the concept, the characters, the crew. Then they offer it to the networks in an attempt to find one interested enough to order a prototype first episode of the series. They want very much to get the word out on what types of shows they’re looking for, to create the pilot, the structure and team of the whole series must be put together. If the network likes the pilot, they pick up the show to air it the next season, sometimes they save it for mid-season, or request rewrites and further review
1 vs. 100 (U.S. game show)
1 vs.100 is an American game show that was broadcast by NBC from 2006 to 2008, and revived on Game Show Network with a new series which ran in 2010. As in other formats, a player goes up against 100 other contestants. The 1 gains money for every Mob member eliminated, but loses all winnings with an answer at any point. The show premiered on NBC on October 13,2006 at 9,00 pm, on October 20,2006, it was reported that NBC ordered 10 additional episodes of 1 vs.100, citing the shows encouraging ratings performance. The show returned with new episodes on December 1,2006. At the television critics winter meetings in Pasadena, California in January 2007,1 vs.100 aired on Fridays at 8,00 PM Eastern. On March 16,2007, the show went on a break in order to accommodate Identity. The show returned to NBC with repeats of the series on May 25,2007, in May, NBC announced that 1 vs.100 would return for its second season in Fall 2007 with an eight episode run in the same time slot. The Singing Bee was originally scheduled to air after the run of 1 vs.100. In July, NBC announced some fall scheduling updates that included The Singing Bee being moved to Tuesdays and Deal or No Deal being moved from Monday to Friday at 8 pm, replacing 1 vs.100. 1 vs.100 returned for its season on January 4,2008, with a new set. Also, a screen is now displayed in the center of the mob area. Several personalities, including Ross Mathews, Richard Rubin, and Oscar the Grouch were fixtures in the mob. On January 4,2008,1 vs.100 recorded its only millionaire, nBCs early presentation of its next season schedule on April 2,2008, did not include the show. However, network executive Ben Silverman said that it might still return, on October 11,2010, it was confirmed that 1 vs.100 would return with all new episodes on GSN starting November 15,2010 at 7,00 pm ET. The new series aired as a five-day-a-week strip, contestants had two helps available to them throughout the course of the game, Poll the Mob and Trust the Mob. Also, the GSN revival featured a top prize of $50,000 and was hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba, a judge on ABCs Dancing with the Stars, GSN began airing reruns of the show on June 6,2009, with one or more episodes shown every day. With the popularity of those shows and the Xbox live video game, in August 2010 GSN announced a casting call, the initial order of 40 half-hour episodes began airing weekdays on November 15,2010
1, 2, 3 Go!
The 30-minute educational series was telecast on NBC in 1961-62, opening with this theme song, Wonder what itll be today. What excitement is on its way and you can find out just by saying. Each episode had a theme and was narrated by Thomas, the show established that adult and child were on an equal footing, sometimes with the child in a superior position. For example, in a show with a theme of cinematic special effects, although Richard explains it is only a special effect, Lescoulie remains concerned. In the narration, Richard observes, Jack was getting worried about the arrow, during the Halloween weekend of 1961, Zacherley appeared for an episode exploring haunted houses. The show was produced by NBC Public Affairs,1,2,3 Go. at the Internet Movie Database
The 3rd Floor
The Office is an American television sitcom broadcast on NBC. The series ran on NBC in the United States from March 24,2005 to May 16,2013, additionally, nine spin-off series of webisodes of The Office have been aired on NBC. com. The Office aired a short first season in 2005 that consisted of six episodes and this was followed by a full-length second season in 2005–06 that consisted of 22 episodes, and a third season in 2006–07, with 25 episodes. Due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, the season that aired in 2007–08 consisted of 19 episodes. The fifth season aired during 2008–09 and consisted of 28 episodes, the sixth season aired during 2009–10 and consisted of 26 episodes. The seventh season aired during 2010–11 and consisted of 26 episodes, the eighth season aired during 2011–12 and consisted of 24 episodes. The ninth season aired during 2012–13 and consisted of 25 episodes, a total of 201 episodes of The Office aired over nine seasons. The first set of webisodes, titled The Accountants, consisted of ten episodes, kevins Loan consisted of four episodes and ran between the fourth and fifth seasons. The Outburst aired in the middle of the season and consisted of four episodes. Blackmail aired during the end of the season and consisted of four episodes. Subtle Sexuality aired during the beginning of the season and consisted of three episodes. The Mentor aired near the end of the season and consisted of four episodes. The 3rd Floor aired during the beginning of the seventh season, the Podcast aired near the middle of the seventh season and consisted of three episodes. The latest webisode series, The Girl Next Door aired near the end of the seventh season, the first eight seasons are available on DVD in region 1, while the first seven seasons are available in regions 2 and 4. Starting with season five, the series is available on Blu-ray Disc and this list is ordered by the episodes original air dates and not by the production code numbers provided by NBCs official episode guide, which show the order in which episodes were filmed. Season one aired between March 24 and April 26,2005 and it originally debuted as a midseason replacement for Committed. It carried over general plot ideas from the earlier British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, however, only the pilot was a direct adaptation of one of the UK versions episodes. This season introduced the characters, and established the general plot as a documentary crew is recording the lives of the employees of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company