“A to Z” may or may not be canceled, but NBC is at least still allowing the show’s stars to go out and promote it.
Ben Feldman did that on Monday’s (Nov. 10) “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and explained the show’s tenuous status on the network with a rather charming extended metaphor about high school.
“The network has said they really like the episodes we shot, and they’re just good with that for now. It reminds me of my first girlfriend in high school. … I found out this really popular girl — we’ll call her NBC — so I find out NBC wants to date me, and I’m like, ‘Well, I’ve never met her before.’ But it’s high school, so that doesn’t matter,” Feldman tells Meyers. “It just matters what everybody else who’s watching you thinks. If NBC and I look good in front of other people, we’re a success.
“There’s gonna be this big reveal at this giant party. All the popular kids are gonna be there — ABC, CBS, that sketchy kid FOX, the hot sophomore CW. … I show up to this party on a Thursday night, and nobody’s there. It turns out all the guys are playing football on Thursday, and there’s this other really popular girl, Shonda, who has this giant party on Thursdays as well. It’s a scandalous party. … So we agreed to see each other for a couple more weeks on Thursdays, and if people eventually show up to the party, we’ll continue dating.”
Extra kudos for the “hot sophomore CW” line. “A to Z” airs at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT Thursdays on NBC.