The Onion strikes development deal with CBS
Having a successful comedy career these days usually requires some engagement with – buzzword time – multiplatform media outlets for comedy content and promotion. Those might include Twitter, Facebook, online video, podcasts, CDs, DVDs, film, books,... [Read More]
Cheech Marin Joins CBS' Rob Schneider Sitcom
heech Marin has been tapped to co-star opposite Rob Schneider in the actor's untitled CBS multi-camera comedy based on the actor's real-life experience. The show stars Schneider as Rob, a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. The retooling of the project includes recasting three family members, Rob's wife and her parents. Marin will play Rob's father-in-law Fernando, a role played in the original pilot by Ugly Betty alum Tony Plana. [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon: Having too much fun to cry | CBS Sunday Morning profile
"People watch our show, and they fall asleep, to me," Jimmy Fallon said. "So that's a good feeling, to know, like, 'Hey, you don't have to worry about anything. I'm gonna make a joke. You don't have to do any work!' I want you to go the bed with a smile on your face - and go to sleep." [Read More]
CBS Orders New Pilot, Backup Scripts For Rob Schnieder Comedy, Recastings Pending
CBS has solidified the midseason chances of the untitled Rob Schneider comedy pilot with an order for a new pilot as well as a number of additional scripts. The multi-camera comedy, which Schneider co-wrote with Lew Morton based on the actor's real-life experience, stars Schneider as a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family. I hear CBS liked the concept and Schneider, who tested very well, but wants to make some tweaks. A number of actors who played mem... [Read More]
CBS orders sitcom "How to Be a Gentleman" with Dave Foley, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Rhys Darby
Word on the street has it that CBS has ordered How to Be a Gentleman to series as one of its new sitcoms for Fall 2011. The comedy from creator David Hornsby stars Hornsby as a magazine writer who has... [Read More]
CBS Cancells $#*! My Dad Says
CBS has canceled William Shatner’s critically panned freshman sitcom $#*! My Dad Says. Also axed after one season: The Defenders and Mad Love. [Read More]
Ashton Kutcher will be the not-Charlie Sheen on Two And A Half Men
After months of searching for the perfect not-Charlie Sheen to keep Two And A Half Men going, lest we lose the laughter forever, it’s been confirmed that Ashton Kutcher will make the jump to CBS, once again taking the place of an ’80s movie star in the hearts of the elderly. [Read More]
Sarah Silverman is brilliant in dramatic turn on "The Good Wife"
Last night, Sarah Silverman guest starred on an episode of The Good Wife, a drama that stars Julianna Margulies. When the announcement was made back in March about Silverman’s upcoming appearance, I obviously thought the comedian would be inser... [Read More]
Kelsey Grammer To Direct Conan O’Brien-Produced Comedy Pilot 'Vince Uncensored' | Deadline
Kelsey Grammer has signed on to direct CBS' multicamera comedy pilot Vince Uncensored, which stars Michael Chiklis. The project, from veteran sitcom writer Phoef Sutton, Conan O'Brien's Conaco and Warner Bros. TV, centers on a man (Chiklis) who, after a life-changing experience, decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family. [Read More]
Charlie Sheen's rant shuts down Two And A Half Men
Production on Two And A Half Men has been shut down for the rest of this series after its troubled star Charlie Sheen launched an outspoken attack on the show’s creator. The sitcom had been in limbo while Sheen sought help for his drug and alcohol problems – but the CBS network and producers Warner Bros. Television immediately axed the show in the wake of Sheen’s comments. They said the decision was ‘based on the totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition’. [Read More]