Michael Ian Black Cast in 'Gaffigan'
by Megh Wright Michael Ian Black has been cast in Jim Gaffigan's CBS sitcom Gaffigan, a source involved with the pilot tells Splitsider. Black will play Daniel, the gay best friend and former boyfriend of Jim's wife Jeannie, who was played in the original pilot by Oscar winner Mira Sorvino. Black's ... [Read More]
What's on TV This Week: Season Finales for 'Key & Peele', 'Comedy Bang Bang', and 'The Birthday Boys'
by Bradford Evans It's the last big week for TV this year, as all the big shows and networks get ready to take a holiday break. Key & Peele, Comedy Bang Bang , and The Birthday Boys are all airing their season finales, with Zach Galifianakis set to stop by Bang Bang as Santa Clause for the show... [Read More]
Linda Cardellini to Play a Recurring Role on 'New Girl'
by Bradford Evans Fresh off a stint on Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks alum Linda Cardellini has landed a recurring role on another popular TV series. She'll be playing Zooey Deschanel's sister in multiple episodes of New Girl later this season, THR reports. Cardellini's character, Jess's wild sister Abby... [Read More]
17 Years In, 'South Park' Delivered One of Its Strongest Seasons Yet
by Matt Schimkowitz Consistency defined South Park’s 17th season. With a shortened 10 episode run, Trey Parker and Matt Stone streamlined their process and attacked a spectrum of targets, from religion and the Zimmerman verdict to Game of Thrones and the console wars, with concise and articula... [Read More]
FX brings animated Chozen to life in promos with Bobby Moynihan, Nick Swardson and Method Man
FX's new animated series, Chozen, was going to be on FXX but has received an upgrade/promotion/transfer to the mothership cable channel for its launch on Jan. 13, 2014. The series stars Bobby Moynihan as a gay white rapper reclaiming his life and career after a prison term. The rest of the voice cas... [Read More]
Here Are 11 Candidates for the New 'SNL' Cast Member Spot
by Megh Wright We reported last week that SNL is currently holding auditions for at least one black female cast member, and so far eleven women have received callbacks for the spot. According to Deadline and the Daily News, the following list of ladies from both the New York and Los Angeles secret s... [Read More]
Brian Came Back to Life on 'Family Guy' Last Night
by Megh Wright The Brian saga is finally over. After getting hit by a car and killed, probably not being dead, and being rumored to come back on the show, the Griffins' beloved dog made his Family Guy return on last night's episode "Christmas Guy." Thanks to a time machine and some quick thinking by... [Read More]
Chris D’Elia made fun of Justin Bieber onstage at The Laugh Factory, and Bieber liked it
When Chris D'Elia told Conan O'Brien a couple of weeks ago that he had made a friend and a fan in Justin Bieber, D'Elia wasn't joking. Well, D'Elia is a comedian and actor, so he jokes for a living. Which is why the Biebs likes him so. And he wasn't just all talk, either. Both sides of the story bac... [Read More]
John Oliver Steals 'Daily Show' Head Writer Tim Carvell for His HBO Show
by Megh Wright John Oliver's upcoming show now has its showrunner. Tim Carvell, who's been a writer at The Daily Show since 2004 and its head writer since 2011, has signed on as both showrunner and executive producer for Oliver's untitled HBO series set to air on Sunday nights next year, Variety rep... [Read More]