Ricky Gervais says Steve Carell cameo on “Life’s Too Short” was excruciating (Video)
Ricky Gervias’ new series for HBO, Life’s Too Short — you may have heard a few musings about it already — stars Warwick Davis (Willow, Leprechaun) playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself with Gervais and frequent collaborator Step... [Read More]
Roseanne inks sitcom deal with NBC
Back in August, we told you that Roseanne Barr, in the midst of the run of her Lifetime reality series Roseanne’s Nuts, was developing a new sitcom. And now, we can tell you that the show landed at NBC! The ensemble comedy, Downwardly Mobile, i... [Read More]
Fox renews The Simpsons for two more seasons
A salary dispute that threatened to end production of The Simpsons has been resolved. Fox just released a statement confirming that the long-running animated comedy will exist long enough to have its 24th and 25th seasons. This morning, Simpsons cast... [Read More]
Paul Scheer is at the epicenter of epic Parks and Rec/Party Down/The League/Childrens Hospital Venn Diagram
Proving that the UCB-LA branch has exploded into small circles of TV comedy everywhere, Bradford Evans has the evidence in this epic venn diagram for Splitsider. Apparently, when comedy nerd fans of Party Down, The League, Childrens Hospital, Parks a... [Read More]
First look at Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” starring Patton Oswalt
Here is you first look at The Heart, She Holler, a new live-action series starring Patton Oswalt, Kristen Schaal and Heather Lawless, plus Kurt Braunohler and more. And by more, you'll see that Oswalt plays multiple roles, including a caveman-boy who... [Read More]
Harry Shearer weighs in on the debate over continuing “The Simpsons”
Harry Shearer, who has provided many voices for The Simpsons over its 23 seasons -- including Charles Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, and Principal Skinner, among others -- has released this statement regarding tense negotiations over pay cuts and th... [Read More]
Seriously, what’s going on with “Community” this season?
Let’s just get to it, okay? Because I’m in no mood. We start with Chang. What the fuck is up with Chang this season? As last week’s very wise commenter Vengeanceandfashion points out, just a short while ago he was able to hold down a job as a profess... [Read More]
Coen Brothers Team up with “Cedar Rapids” Writer for New Series
When a ghost is in your neighborhood, you call the Ghostbusters; but when Hollywood goes searching for dark film specialists, they seem to like calling the Coen Brothers. And why shouldn’t they? Ethan and Joel Coen are geniuses in their own rig... [Read More]
Netflix is looking to make new episodes of Reno 911!
After a fruitful 88-episode run on Comedy Central, Reno 911! went away forever in 2009. Since that time, most of the cast has gone on to do great things, and that’s fantastic. Really. But wouldn’t you want just a wee bit more of Reno? It ... [Read More]
Watch Patton Oswalt and Charlize Theron in the first trailer for “Young Adult”
It’s been four years to answer the question: When will Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody make a movie together again? After the undeniable success of their collaboration on Juno, Reitman and Cody have had their own projects of varying success apart... [Read More]