Netflix nabs Ellie Kemper’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” from NBC for two-season commitment
In a stunning move, NBC has agreed to free one of its upcoming sitcoms from the clutches of its "drama-heavy" primetime slate to find an audience and grow for at least the next two years on Netflix. Netflix announced Friday night it had picked up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- starring Ellie Kemper an... [Read More]
 
Spike TV spins off “Lip Sync Battle” from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Can you imagine a whole half-hour of Jay Leno's JayWalking? How about a weekly half-hour of the late Johnny Carson's Carnac the Magnificent? This is a first: A signature bit from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and now The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been spun-off into its own weekly half-ho... [Read More]
 
This week in comedy: the accusations peaked (hopefully)
Things keep getting worse for Bill Cosby. In the wake of even more sexual assault charges levied against him, groups planning to work with him in the future cut ties, making headlines both within and outside of the comedy world this week. The fallout began Wednesday, when Netflix essentially cancell... [Read More]
 
‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Season 7 Gag Reel Released! Watch Video Of Jonathan Frakes And Patrick Stewart Bloopers Before Blu-Ray Release Date
The characters on Star Trek: The Next Generation faced plenty of serious obstacles during their missions, but that didn’t stop the cast members  from having fun on-set. A new gag reel for TNG has been released to promote the upcoming Season 7 Blu-ray, which hits stores next month. The St... [Read More]
 
FOX orders up World’s Funniest Fails, places comedy panel series on Fridays in January 2015
Move over, Tosh. Don't be ridiculous, Ridiculousness. FOX thinks it can trump Tosh.0, Ridiculousness and all of the other comedians-talking-about-epic-fail-video series on cable by starting up its own such mocker talker in primetime on network TV. World's Funniest Fails will premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT... [Read More]
 
Frank Nicotero on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Frank Nicotero, the warm-up guy for America's Got Talent who got into it last year with a contestant auditioning with his signature bit, got to show his original version this past summer -- well, almost -- on Last Comic Standing. It was a digital extra for a while. Now, on Thursday's Late Late Show ... [Read More]
 
‘Grandmas Smoking Weed For The First Time’ Video Was Amazing, But Why Won’t Grandmother Dorothea Try Pot Again After Going Viral?
America has fallen in love with three grandmothers who were filmed smoking pot for the first time. But sadly, at least one of the ladies has sworn off weed for good. The folks at Cut.com found elderly women named Paula, Dorothea, and Deirdre who had never touched pot before. They each smoked some La... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper sitcom “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” jumps from NBC to Netflix
Well nobody saw this one coming. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper, is moving from NBC to Netflix. The series was originally in development with the network, home of Fey’s former jobs SNL and 30 Rock, and scheduled for a March 2015. Acc... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt goes to Netflix, despite original plans for NBC
In a very surprising turn of events, Netflix has snagged Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s cult comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The series, starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), was scheduled to air its 13-episode first season on NBC next year. Now Netflix has announced it bought exclusive rights ... [Read More]
 
This Week in Comedy: Some Cancellations, Some New Shows Born
by Stephanie Simon -CBS canceled The Millers, AMC passed on its first comedy pilot We Hate Paul Revere, and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland will end after season six. -SNL had its best episode of the season so far with host Woody Harrelson, and we broke down the show’s best sketches. -On WTF ... [Read More]