Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'
by Megh Wright While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges th... [Read More]
 
NBC Is Developing a 'Problem Child' Sitcom Adaptation
by Megh Wright Hit 1990 film Problem Child is getting the sitcom treatment at NBC. Deadline reports that the network has put a single-cam comedy adaptation in development based off the film starring John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple tricked into adopting a seven-year-old boy who wreaks havoc w... [Read More]
 
Finally, the Saturday Night Live Credit Card You've Been Waiting For
by Megh Wright Considering the amount of commercial tie-ins Saturday Night Live used last season (Remember those Jeep commercials with Cecily Strong and Michael Che? Synergy!), it looks like the show has made the next logical step in brand partnership by teaming up with MasterCard to create the Satu... [Read More]
 
HBO’s Spike Lee directed Jerrod Carmichael special gets new trailer (Video)
We had a small taste of Jerrod Carmichael’s upcoming HBO comedy special last month. But just moments ago, the cable giant released a longer trailer for Love At The Store, directed by Spike Lee. “It’s really important to me to make people think and feel something,” Carmichael ... [Read More]
 
Study Confirms That Primetime TV Is Getting Tougher for Women
by Megh Wright San Diego State's Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film recently released the results of their 17th annual "Boxed In" study, which analyzes how many women are working behind and in front of the camera in the entertainment world. In the primetime television sphere, women... [Read More]
 
11 Standup Comedians Who Became 'SNL' Cast Members
by Megh Wright In addition to the recent hiring of standup Michael Che as co-anchor of Weekend Update, yesterday SNL revealed some surprising hiring news with the announcement that young standup Pete Davidson has been added to the cast as a featured player. SNL has an unpredictable history with hiri... [Read More]
 
Zoolander 2 is happening with Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell says Mugatu is a part of it, probably
Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell continue to tease comedy fans with the promise of a Zoolander 2. “We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it,” Ferrell told JoBlo. This is the first big news about the fabled sequel to the 2001 comedy cla... [Read More]
 
IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Third Season
by Megh Wright Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am ... [Read More]
 
Judd Apatow will stream his next TV series for at least two seasons on Netflix: “Love,” starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust
Netflix announced today a two-season commitment to a new comedy series, Love, created, written and produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Love stars Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper; Inglorious Basterds) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as a couple navigating the ups and downs of romance. I... [Read More]
 
Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust
by Megh Wright Judd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox's Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gi... [Read More]