Lopez Tonight debuted on TBS; my two cents, plus a couple of clips | the comic's comic
George Lopez said he was going to bring the party to late-night TV and revolutionize the game. Can you do that in just one night? Probably not. But Lopez Tonight debuted on TBS on Monday night, anyhow, and you want to know if you missed out, and if so, what did you miss? Was it "very funny"? [Read More]
JFL Chicago: Behind the scenes of Ellen's Bigger Longer & Wider Show (TBS) | the comic's comic
Ellen DeGeneres taped her third TBS variety special last night as part of the inaugural Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival -- Ellen's Bigger Longer & Wider Show will air at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 27, on TBS, but I can share some insight with you already. [Read More]
'My Name Is Earl' negotiations with TBS fall through | WTTV
Studio spokesman Chris Alexander says TBS and the studio were unable to make the show's economics work without undermining its quality. [Read More]
TBS In Talks To Pick Up 'My Name Is Earl' | Cinema Blend
TBS In Talks To Pick Up My Name Is Earl I don't want to get the few remaining My Name Is Earl fans' hopes up, but preliminary talks to bring the series back are currently underway. For awhile it was thought that Earl could move to Fox (20th Century Fox produces the show, and with CBS produced Medium jumping to the big eyeball there's some precedent for this) or to ABC, which proved with Scrubs they are willing to take on the cancelled leavings of other networks. [Read More]
TBS Orders 10 Episodes of "The Very Funny Show" | AST
Tapping into the flood of new talent set to perform during TBS's "Very Funny" Festival: Just For Laughs, TBS has given the green light to "The Very Funny Show", a new half-hour, late-night standup series hosted by Tim Meadows and slated to premiere in November. The series will feature performances by 30 fresh comedic talents, filmed at the Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago during the Just for Laughs Festival. [Read More]
TBS Turning Up the Comedy Heat with New Animated Series NEIGHBORS FROM HELL | TheFutonCritic.com
NEIGHBORS FROM HELL centers on the Hellmans, a typical, all-American suburban family, with Balthazor; his wife, Tina; their two children, Mandy and Josh; and their dog, Pazuzu. The only thing that distinguishes them from the rest of the folks in the neighborhood is that the Hellmans happen to be from Hell. They have been sent to Earth to pose as normal suburbanites with a mission to keep humans from finding their way to Hell. Their task is made all the more complicated by Balthazor's growing aff... [Read More]
Chicago comedy fest sets lineup
Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, David Alan Grier, George Lopez, Bill Engvall, Lisa Lampanelli, Russell Peters, Louis CK, Jim Jefferies, Bob Odenkirk and Andy Dick will be among the comedy talent at this summer's inaugural "TBS Presents A 'Very Funny' Festival: Just For Laughs" in Chicago. The co-production of comedy giants TBS and Montreal's Just For Laughs is scheduled to take over the Windy City June 17-21. [Read More]
George Lopez to host late-night talk show on TBS
Comic George Lopez is getting into the late-night talk show game. TBS says Lopez will start a new talk show in November. It will air Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m., and Lopez promises an outdoor street-party atmosphere. [Read More]
Harland Williams lands "The TBS Comedy Roadshow"
Comedian Harland Williams has signed on with TBS to film a pilot wherein he’ll host a 30-minute show called The TBS Comedy Roadshow. Reuters reports: [the show] would travel around the country to historically significant regional or vaudeville theaters and use local talent â€" including a mix of stand-up comedy, novelty acts, musical acts, short films and animated shorts â€" in what is described as a “celebration of what’s funny in America.” Williams has made a n... [Read More]