Ratings: NBC's About a Boy Samples Well, Olympics Hit a New Low

Saturday night’s all right for fightin’, at least according to Elton John, but it’s not your typical spot to find a network series premiere.

Of course, with NBC airing its penultimate night of Winter Olympics coverage from Sochi, Russia, the Peacock net used the opportunity to launch its small-screen adaptation of About a Boy. The gamble resulted in … READ MORE

About a Boy: Will You Hang With It Again?

Within five minutes of meeting him, here’s what we know about Will Freeman: He loves the ladies (and the ladies love him). He has an aversion to all things kid-related. And he’s also a big fat liar.

It’s not until later in About a Boy — NBC’s new comedy that made an early debut Saturday — that we learn our protagonist actually has a soft side. READ MORE

Fresh NBC Trailers: About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher, J.J. Abrams' Believe and Crisis

As part of its Television Critics Association winter press tour presentation on Sunday, NBC released new trailers for four of its midseason debuts: Parenthood producer Jason Katims’ adaptation of About a Boy, the JK Simmons/Jenna Elfman comedy Growing Up Fisher, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed and J.J. Abrams-produced Believe and the political-themed thriller Crisis. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEOS

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About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher: Check Out Exclusive Key Art for NBC's Midseason Comedies

Somehow, a “future’s so bright, gotta wear shades” reference seems appropriate in conjunction with the promotional campaign for NBC’s new comedy About a Boy — but don’t take our word for it.

Indeed, we’ve got your exclusive first look at key art for Jason Katims’ small-screen adaptation of the popular Nick Hornby novel (and subsequent 2002 Hugh Grant film) as well as the Peacock net’s Growing Up Fisher. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS