Go Jerrod Go! NBC gives six-episode order to Jerrod Carmichael sitcom
Jerrod Carmichael will find out if he's ready for primetime in the coming year, as NBC just announced it has ordered six episodes of the untitled multi-cam sitcom based on his life and stand-up, which had been titled Go Jerrod Go. “We’re excited to be going forward to series with Je... [Read More]
Renewals for “Playing House,” “Friends of the People,” “The League” and “Almost Royal”
It's been a big 24 hours for cable sitcom renewals, with two newcomers in particular -- USA's Playing House and truTV's Friends of the People -- earning season renewals with a little help from their friends and fans in the digital and On Demand spaces. Season 2 of Playing House will debut each of it... [Read More]
Friends of the People premieres on truTV
We're overflowing from so much comedy on our electronic screens, there's even a sketch TV boom exploding from within the current comedy boom. While Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th season this year, Comedy Central is bringing the buzz and the heat with Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, Kro... [Read More]
'Friends of the People': A New Sketch Show Finds Its Voice
by Zachary McDermott Since truTV greenlighted Friends of the People, their new sketch comedy show set to anchor the network’s crossover into original comedic programming, the storyline that’s occasionally popped up is that the series’ inception came to fruition after the In Living ... [Read More]
Now this is parallel thinking: “Key & Peele,” “Friends of the People” both imagine the true story behind Urkel on “Family Matters”
All of the talk this week about Saturday Night Live's new Tina Turner sketch looking a little too much like The Groundlings new Tina Turner sketch been getting you down? We have another, better example of parallel thinking in sketch comedy to examine already! I bet the folks at TruTV and new sketch ... [Read More]
First look at TruTV’s new sketch comedy show, “Friends of the People” (video)
Earlier this year TruTV greenlit its first sketch comedy show, Friends of the People. With the cast being made up from many of the comedians and writers from the defunct In Living Color reboot. While the debut season of the show doesn’t premiere until this fall, a first look at the sketch show... [Read More]
TruTV orders its first-ever sketch comedy show
TruTV has added a new sketch comedy show to its comedy line-up. Friends Of The People will launch this summer with a 10-episode order from the network. The sketch show stars an impressive line-up of comedians, who will also serve as writers and executive producers: Kevin Barnett (pictured, Guy Code)... [Read More]
truTV orders new sketch series, ‘Friends of The People’ featuring most of the cast/writers from the ill-fated ‘In Living Color’ reboot
truTV is moving beyond its scripted reality TV and ordered a sketch comedy TV show called Friends of the People. The show will feature comedians Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, The Lucas Brothers, and Josh Rabinowitz. The network ordered 10 episodes including the pi... [Read More]
truTV Orders a Sketch Comedy Show Starring The Lucas Brothers, Jermaine Fowler, and More
by Megh Wright Reality show network truTV has greenlit its first-ever sketch comedy show. According to Deadline, the channel has ordered 10 episodes of Friends of the People, a blend of scripted sketches and man-on-the-street segments that will star The Lucas Brothers, Kevin Barnett (Guy Code), Josh... [Read More]
Nikki Glaser, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray and 14 more comedians to film half-hour specials for Comedy Central
Comedy Central will kick off its second year of filming its new half-hour comedy special series, plainly titled The Half Hour, which replaced the network’s original 30-minute stand-up series Comedy Central Presents. All shows will tape in Boston Feb.... [Read More]