George Lopez eyes return to TV with syndicated sitcom deal
Lopez is making plans with Debmar-Mercury to develop a family sitcom to shop to cable channels, under the same 10-90 plan that has been successful for Tyler Perry with TBS, and this year for Charlie Sheen with FX. The 10-90 plan has a network sign on for an initial 10-episode order, with a 90-episode renewal triggered should the series meet agreed-upon ratings benchmarks. [Read More]
Goodbye, Atom.com. Hello, CC:Studios
Comedy Central has begun consolidating its various digital entities, and that means switching domain names of Atom.com and Jokes.com to fall under the main Comedy Central umbrella. Up first, CC: Studios -- which has taken all of the various web serie... [Read More]
Industry opportunities in sketch comedy, TV screenwriting and radio
A few deadlines coming up this spring that offer comedians the opportunity for greater glory on the small screen. First up, a televised sketch comedy competition?! Yes. And it's called The Biggest Laugh, brought to "a major broadcast network" soon by... [Read More]
Watch the return of Community live with Joel McHale at Carolines on Broadway
Community comes back from a brief hiatus this Thursday (March 15, 2012) to NBC's lineup, and if you live in or near New York City, you can watch it live along with Jeff Winger himself. Joel McHale is performing one-night-only at Carolines on Broadway... [Read More]
BBC Radio to try U.S. version of “The News Quiz,” hosted by Lewis Black
You may be familiar with the NPR quiz-show staple, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me." But in Britain, they'd already been having fun with the news on a weekly basis for two decades before "Wait Wait" with "The News Quiz." And with the 2012 U.S. Presidentia... [Read More]
Hulu presents “A Day In The Life” of Marc Maron
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock kicks off the second season of his Hulu series, A Day in the Life, with a look at comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron. You'll see Maron's cats, his coffee-making prowess, his "cat garage" where he produces m... [Read More]
Teaser trailer for “The Bitter Buddha: Eddie Pepitone”
Eddie Pepitone is a Los Angeles comedian from New York whom you may know from his small role in the movie, Old School, or...why don't I just let you watch these comedians tell you who Pepitone is, in this teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary o... [Read More]
Watch a sneak peek of IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!”
In case you missed it, IFC aired a special 10-minute sneak peek at its upcoming Comedy Bang! Bang! "talk show" last night following the second-season finale of Portlandia. But since the Internet is all-knowing and all-giving, you didn't miss it. It's... [Read More]
Louis CK pulls out of Radio and Television Correspondents gig, avoids political brouhaha
While it was surprising to hear the Radio and Television Correspondents Association had selected Louis CK to host their annual dinner this upcoming June in Washington, D.C., it's no surprise at all that the comedian -- who maintains he's not very pol... [Read More]
Bravo sets April 2012 premiere for Kathy Griffin’s weekly primetime talk show
Kathy Griffin's domination of the Bravo channel's cable TV audience continues unabated, as Bravo has slated an April 19, 2012, premiere for her weekly primetime talk show, Kathy. [Read More]