MTV Greenlights ‘Inbetweeners’ Pilot | Deadline
Described as Superbad meets Freeks and Geeks, The Inbetweeners takes a realistic look at life in high school. It revolves around four high school boys who belong to the "inbetweeners" social class -- teens who are not the most cool and popular but not geeky enough to be branded uncool. [Read More]
MTV orders "Death Valley" to series; comedy about cops who fight zombies, vampires and werewolves
MTV announced Tuesday night it was ordering a 12-episode season of that cops-fighting-zombies show, called Death Valley - a scripted horror-comedy with a documentary crew following a special LAPD unit, the Undead Task Force, that fights all sorts of monsters. Vampires, werewolves and zombies. The cast includes Sanders, Caity Lotz (Anna Draper's niece from this season of Mad Men) and Tania Raymonde (Rousseau's daughter from Lost). Congrats on the pickup! [Read More]
Bo Burnham inks deal for MTV show pilot
Bo Burnham, just back from Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, seems to have everything but free time lately. MTV has ordered a pilot for a new sitcom to be written and produced by the young comic. At the age of 20, Burnham has already toured the w... [Read More]
Seth Green to take control of somebody on "ControlTV"
Seth Green is about to let the world take over someone's life for six weeks along with his "Robot Chicken" collaborator Matthew Senreich, and former Dimension Films president Richard Saperstein are gearing up to produce "ControlTV" as an online reality Web experiment that could bow as early as October. In the show, the central twentysomething figure, who has yet to be cast, will take orders, in real time, from viewers on every aspect of his life -- from what he wears and eats to where he works a... [Read More]
The State to release long-lost album; Black, Showalter, Wain and more included
Listen up, comedy nerds. Mark Sept. 14 on your calendars. That’s when the album from The State, titled Comedy For Gracious Living, that you never knew existed – or did you? — is set for release. “It was a freeing experience because no on... [Read More]
"So Many Awkward Situations"
It was probably the longest few minutes of Tom Clark‘s life. The Milwaukee native was a rookie in the comedy game, and hosting a show in Appleton at Skyline Comedy. Well, something took hold of the young comedian and he decided to end the show shirtless, and wearing a luchador mask. Problem? He forgot to explain the seeming insanity to befuddled audience members. “Put that under ‘seemed like a good idea at the time,’” Tom quips...... [Read More]
Delocated Returns with New Characters, Same Ski Masks
By: Nat Towsen America's favorite anonymous reality-TV star returns to the digital airwaves this weekend as Delocated begins its second season on Adult Swim. The stakes are raised this time around--Sergei Mirminsky (Steve Cirbus) to take over the jo... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler will host MTV’s Video Music Awards
Arguably the most powerful female comedian on the scene today, Chelsea Handler, has been chosen to host the ever-popular MTV Video Music Awards going down Sept. 12. It’s the first time a woman hosted the event alone, since Roseanne did it in 19... [Read More]
Chelsea Handler announces on Chelsea Lately that she's hosting the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards
Tonight's episode of Chelsea Lately opened with the late-night host Chelsea Handler announcing to her E! TV audience that MTV has picked her to host the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards on Sept. 12. [Read More]
Brendon Burns to host 10k FHM comic hunt on ITV4
Brendon Burns is to host the ITV4 coverage of FHM magazine’s quest for the best new stand-up comedian, which launches today. The contest offers a £10,000 cash prize – as much as the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award – to the best new act, chosen after five regional heats and a final. Entrants have to send a link to their two to three minute audition clip, along with 25 words on why they think they should win, to standup@fhm.com by September 13. [Read More]