ABC renews 'Scrubs' | Hollywood Reporter
It's official -- ABC on Friday renewed veteran comedy "Scrubs" for a ninth season. The move comes on the heels of producing studio ABC Studios locking in most of the main cast members who had no deals beyond the current eighth season, the show's first on ABC after a seven-year run on NBC. Star Zach Braff is set to come back for six episodes to transition the show to its new set-up. [Read More]
Aisha Tyler scores talk show pilot for ABC | Punchline Magazine
Comedian Aisha Tyler, who recently premiered her one hour Comedy Central special Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore, has snagged herself the opportunity to become the next big network talk show host. The veteran comedian, on tour now, will shoot a pilot for The Aisha Tyler Show for ABC. [Read More]
Australian Comics held over Vatican stunt for ABC's "The Chaser" | Chortle
Two Australian comedians have been questioned by Italian police after flying a blimp over the Vatican - defying the city state's no-fly zone. Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel flew an unmanned five-metre-long blimp over St Peter's Square for their satirical show The Chaser. They were reportedly questioned for eight hours, while broadcaster ABC said they had cameras, tapes and a laptop computer seized. Both have now returned to Australia. [Read More]
ABC might keep 'Scrubs' in rotation
The doctors might still be in. ABC is in talks to renew the veteran comedy "Scrubs" for a ninth season with some or all of the original cast members coming back full or part-time. The network is going over the proposed budget for next season with series producer ABC Studios. [Read More]
Bob Saget comedy 'Surviving Suburbia' sees light of day on ABC
The half-hour "Surviving Suburbia" follows Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson ("Men in Trees," "Dead Like Me") as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the suburbs. But Steve has a cynical view on family, friends, neighbors, society -- pretty much everyone and everything -- as he tries to survive suburban life. [Read More]
Nightline explores "The Economy of Comedy"
Nightline stopped by the Comedy Cellar, talked to Colin Quinn and broadcast economic jokes from Quinn, Jim Norton, James Smith and D.C. Benny, and also ventured over to Carolines to interview Mario Cantone. Suffice it to say, the premise is that when times are tough, people want to laugh. If ABC News would embed videos, you could see it here. Until then, click here to watch the Nightline "Economy of Comedy" report. [Read More]