TV Land picks up Jim Gaffigan sitcom with 10 episode order, Comedy Central to re-air show
Just days ago we reported that there was a very real chance that Jim Gaffigan’s CBS pilot was going to be resurrected on TV Land. Fast forward 10 days or so and that chance is now a reality. After some rounds of negotiations, TV Land has landed a deal for a 10-episode order for Gaffigan’... [Read More]
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Jim Gaffigan’s CBS sitcom gets 10-episode order at TV Land with Comedy Central partnership on “The Gaffigan Show”
Jim Gaffigan filmed two pilots in the past year-and-a-half for CBS, and two of Viacom's sister cable companies have swooped in to pick Gaffigan's semi-autobiographical sitcom up to series! TV Land announced a 10-episode order tonight of The Gaffigan Show, created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, with ep... [Read More]
TV Land Orders 'The Gaffigan Show' to Series
by Megh Wright Despite not getting picked up by CBS in May, Jim Gaffigan's new show has finally found a home. Deadline reports that TV Land has ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, which centers on Gaffigan's life as a standup and father "who struggles with an insatiable appetite" and is co-cre... [Read More]
'The New Yorker' Profiles Eugene Mirman's Live Version of 'StarTalk'
by Megh Wright "Throughout the show, these jokes created pauses for laughter, welcome little breaks in the onslaught of science, that allowed our brains to track, like undersea robots, the terrain that was laid before us. When Nye asked Gallo a high-minded question about the ages of ice and of water... [Read More]
Marc Maron’s ‘river of rage’ flows freely at Just For Laughs
MONTREAL – “Yes, there are problems.” The cold opening to Marc Maron’s intimate Place des Arts show drew huge laughs. The line was unexpected, yet not – after all, Maron traffics in problems, to heartwarming and introspective effect. And indeed, we really couldn’t... [Read More]
Season 6 of 'The League' Premieres on FXX September 3rd
by Megh Wright The League is coming back on FX's sister network FXX, and it now has a confirmed premiere date. Paul Scheer tweeted out the news today that the show's 13-episode sixth season will kick off on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:00pm followed by new episodes of Ali G Rezurection at 10:30. H... [Read More]
Citi Comedy Series to launch with Larry David on September 28th
Created in partnership with Caroline’s on Broadway, Citi will launch a series of comedy events exclusively for cardmembers. To kick off the series, David Steinberg will sit down for a rare interview with Curb You Enthusiasm star Larry David, as reported by Billboard. David recently wrapped up ... [Read More]
Comedy Dynamics launches lineup of archived stand-up comedy specials on Hulu
New Wave's Comedy Dynamics debuted its new Hulu channel today. You can check out the following stand-up comedy specials at your convenience, free of charge. The initial lineup at launch includes: Louie Anderson, Big Baby Boomer (2012) Josh Blue, Sticky Change (2012) Kyle Cease, Weirder. Blacker.... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson Thinks His Late Night Replacement Should "Unquestionably Be a Female"
by Megh Wright "Back in May, Craig [Ferguson] and I switched places so I could 'audition' for the job he's vacating at the end of the year—and guess what, the world did not explode! During the commercial break, Craig used our few minutes off-air to encourage me to go after the position in earn... [Read More]