'Happy Endings' Got Renewed Too Because Life Is Great Sometimes
Sick of these renewal updates yet? You shouldn't be, as it's pretty much all awesome news. Leaving NBC for a sec to head over to ABC, they've just renewed Happy Endings for a full 22-episode third season. Coming right on the heels of NBC deciding to give Parks and Rec 22 episodes after all, it's a v... [Read More]
Fox Keeping 'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' and 'Bob's Burgers' Around for Another Season
Seth MacFarlane's pockets are getting even more full: Fox just renewed both Family Guy and American Dad for their eleventh and eighth seasons, respectively. It's not all good news for MacFarlane, however, as Fox has decided to hold off on renewing The Cleveland Show until its fourth season starts to... [Read More]
'30 Rock' and 'Parenthood' Officially Renewed, 'Office' Regulars Returning
It has been speculated for a week or so but it still feels nice to get an official word. As we reported, 30 Rock will be given an abbreviated final season. It's sad news for a show arguably still at the height of its powers but it’s a hell of a lot better than it just getting taken off without a fin... [Read More]
Conan O'Brien to Join David Letterman at a Meeting of the He-Man Leno-Haters Club
Conan O'Brien is set to swing by New York's Ed Sullivan Theater next Thursday, May 17th to sit on Dr. David Letterman's couch to either discuss how they both were so royally screwed over by NBC and Jay Leno when they thought they were in line for the Tonight Show throne or very awkwardly avoid the s... [Read More]
Going on Tour with the 'Comedians of Comedy' (review)
The tour, led by Patton Oswalt and featuring Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn, played rock venues to younger audiences who couldn’t afford to go to comedy clubs. The idea, Oswalt explains in the film, is to encourage people to get into comedians the same way they get into bands, by following their careers for decades as they evolve. Watching the film now, it’s striking how much of what Oswalt wanted to happen has actually happened. When the film was shot in 2004, this group was... [Read More]
Aziz Ansari Gets Paid Twice by Putting 'Dangerously Delicious' on Comedy Central
Dangerously Delicious, Aziz Ansari's latest standup special that was released directly to fans on the internet via Ansari's website for $5, is coming to TV after all. Comedy Central is set to broadcast the special on Sunday, May 20th at 10pm. Then, the following Tuesday, it'll be released as an unce... [Read More]
The Dream of 90s Is Alive in 'Mr. Box Office'
Mr. Box Office is a first-run syndicated sitcom, starring Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Gary Busey, Keshia Knight Pullman (Rudy from The Cosby Show), Tim Meadows, and Rick Fox. [Read More]
Chris Gethard to Walk From LA to Bonnaroo, Probably Die in the Process
Chris Gethard and the group of weirdos and outcasts that participate in his cable access talk show/experiment The Chris Gethard Show love stunts, and they especially love stunts that put Chris in humiliating, dangerous or painful situations. So it's only natural that before the show sets up shop an... [Read More]
Talking with the Sklar Brothers About Their New History Channel Show, Their Podcast, and the Evolution of Their Standup Process
The Sklar brothers, Randy and Jason, have been the Sklar Brothers for about 20 years, ever since a post-collegiate move to NYC and an embrace of the alternative comedy community. Where alt comedy has grown to be one of those terms that means everything and nothing, to the Sklars it meant an opportun... [Read More]
'Neighborhood Watch' Is Now Just 'The Watch,' and it Has a New Red-Band Trailer
Woe be to the poor marketing department at Fox, who had to scramble to figure out how to market a comedy called Neighborhood Watch after the distinctly unfunny real-life neighborhood watch drama of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin unfolded. Their solution? Change the name and focus on those alie... [Read More]