What's Going On with 'Up All Night?'
The creator of NBC's troubled sitcom Up All Night, Emily Spivey, has just left the show in the midst of a massive creative revamp by the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR doesn't give a reason for Spivey's departure, but it comes during a turbulent season full of network retooling fo... [Read More]
The Short, Beautiful Life of 'Lookwell', One of the Funniest Pilots of All Time
Normally, Brilliantly Canceled brings you the worst in TV, but with the spirit of giving quickly escaping the earth, only to lay dormant for the next 351 days, we decided to bring you something to get your 2013 off on the right foot. With the New Year’s baby pushing the withered remains of 2012 in... [Read More]
Dan Harmon's First Book 'You'll Be Perfect When You're Dead' Drops Tomorrow
Community and Channel 101 mastermind Dan Harmon is releasing his first book, a collection of the best writings from his amazing blog, "Dan Harmon Poops." The book, entitled You'll Be Perfect When You're Dead: The Collected Online Writings of Dan Harmon, was just announced as a surprise to fans yeste... [Read More]
Steve Carell Not Likely to Return for the 'Office' Finale
When The Office says goodbye this May, it looks like Michael Scott won't be joining in on the farewell. NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt revealed to reporters this weekend that the long-lasting Peacock sitcom will close out its nine-season run with a one-hour finale in May but that there are no plans t... [Read More]
Splitsider's Winter Comedy Preview: TV
It's midseason in the TV world, but comedy-wise, the big four networks don't have as much to offer as in previous years. Cable, however, is another story. This midseason features a slew of comedy premieres from cable networks, including new shows from Nick Kroll, the Childrens Hospital team, Nikki... [Read More]
Anna Faris to Star in Chuck Lorre's New CBS Pilot 'Mom'
The House Bunny and Scary Movie star Anna Faris has just been cast as the lead in Chuck Lorre's new CBS pilot Mom, TV Line reports. Mom will be a multi-camera show starring Faris as a newly sober single mom trying to put her life back together in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre, the man behind CBS's mega... [Read More]
Christopher Guest on His New HBO Series 'Family Tree'
Christopher Guest's new HBO/BBC2 series Family Tree is set to debut this spring, starring Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd as a guy traveling the world to investigate his family lineage. Christopher Guest regulars Michael McKean, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., and Guest, himself, will be making appearances ... [Read More]
LA Stand-up Show "Holy Fuck" Is Recording a Live Album with TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, Eric Andre, and More
The popular, excellent Los Angeles stand-up show Holy Fuck just celebrated its third anniversary last year, and now they're releasing a live album that'll give non-L.A. residents a sense of what the show is. Over the next month, Holy Fuck will be recording four live shows entirely composed of come... [Read More]
Is Comedy Bar NYC Too Similar to Toronto's Comedy Bar?
There's a local comedy dispute a-brewin' in Toronto and New York. Third Beat Magazine has observed that a new comedy club called Comedy Bar NYC, which Ali Farahnakian and the People's Improv Theater (or the P.I.T.) are opening at the end of the month, bears a striking resemblance to a popular Toront... [Read More]
Earwolf Is Launching a TV Production Company
Scott Aukerman and Jeff Ullrich's podcast network Earwolf is branching out into TV. Ullrich revealed today in a piece he wrote on the future of podcasting for All Things D that Earwolf, which produces popular shows like Comedy Bang Bang, How Did This Get Made?, and Sklarbro Country, has started a TV... [Read More]