Amazon Bought a Comedy Pilot From Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman
by Elise Czajkowski Amazon Studios is launching its two new series, Alpha House and Betas, next year, but the streaming service has already ordered three new comedy pilots. The first, Mozart in the Jungle, is written by Roman Coppola and will star Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. The sh... [Read More]
Nasim Pedrad to Co-Star in Fox's 'Mulaney', Potentially Leaving 'SNL'
by Bradford Evans Splitsider has learned that Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad will be joining the cast of John Mulaney's upcoming Fox sitcom, Mulaney, which the network greenlit this morning. Pedrad starred in the original pilot for the show, which NBC produced and passed on last s... [Read More]
FX Renews 'Wilfred' for a Fourth and Final Season
by Bradford Evans FX has renewed Wilfred for a fourth season, which will be the show's last, THR reports. The series will move to FX's sister network FXX, where it'll join other ex-FX comedies like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Unlike previous ... [Read More]
John Mulaney gets series order for new sitcom from FOX
Last spring NBC passed on the opportunity to bring the awesome John Mulaney to television with a new Lorne Michaels produced sitcom loosely based on his life as a stand-up comic. The reason, we’re assuming is they wanted to put all their eggs in the Welcome To The Family basket. And with that ... [Read More]
Fox Buys a Doomsday Sitcom from Will Forte
by Elise Czajkowski Former Saturday Night Live star Will Forte has sold a pilot to Fox, according to Deadline. Forte is currently set to write and executive produce The Last Man On Earth, a single-camera show about "two strangers who must overcome their differences and work together to ens... [Read More]
Jay Pharoah on 'SNL's Diversity Issue: "They Need to Pay Attention"
by Bradford Evans With the addition of six new cast members this season, all of whom are white, Saturday Night Live has come under fire for its lack of diversity over the past couple weeks. Jay Pharoah, one of two black members of the 16-person cast, weighed in on the matter during an interview... [Read More]
Which ‘The Simpsons’ character will be killed off next?
And the circle of life continues, at least for one character on The Simpsons. That’s right, according to Sun News Simpsons executive producer Al Jean says the writers are “working on a script where a character will pass away.” Jean continued on, saying “The story will be prod... [Read More]
The 'Arrested Development' Soundtrack Will Include Franklin
by Elise Czajkowski Arrested Development composer David Schwartz tweeted this picture recently, proving once and for all that the long-awaited Arrested Development soundtrack is in the works, and that it will include the dulcet tones of Franklin Delano Bluth alongside his best buddy G... [Read More]
Adam Scott's 'Greatest Event in Television History' Is Ending After the Next Two Specials
by Bradford Evans It looks like Adam Scott's series of Adult Swim specials, The Greatest Event in Television History, are coming to an end next year. During an interview with Splitsider promoting his new movie A.C.O.D., Scott said Greatest Event will be concluding after its next two installments (th... [Read More]
Comedians react to the government shutdown
In case your only source of news is The Laugh Button, we’ve got something to tell you: The federal government was shut down today. What does that mean for you? No visits to national parks or monuments, and if you’re in Washington DC, no garbage collection. However, on the bright side, it... [Read More]