Will Arnett guest hosts for Jimmy Kimmel Live
A night after Jimmy Kimmel delivered a heartfelt monologue about the emergency surgeries required for his newborn baby boy with wife (and head writer) Molly McNearney, he took Tuesday night off from work. So Will Arnett temporarily took the reins of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. As Arnett told the audie... [Read More]
“Tommy Maitland” will host ABC revival of The Gong Show. Or is it Mike Myers?
British comedy legend Tommy Maitland will host ABC’s revival of The Gong Show this summer. So says the press release. And yet. You’d think you would have heard of Tommy Maitland, or followed him on Twitter or seen his Facebook fan page if he were a true legend of comedy. Instead, @mrtomm... [Read More]
“Tommy Maitland” will host ABC revival of The Gong Show. Or is it Mike Myers?
British comedy legend Tommy Maitland will host ABC’s revival of The Gong Show this summer. So says the press release. And yet. You’d think you would have heard of Tommy Maitland, or followed him on Twitter or seen his Facebook fan page if he were a true legend of comedy. Instead, @mrtomm... [Read More]
The Host of ABC’s ‘Gong Show’ Revival Sure Looks a Lot Like Mike Myers
Back in October it was announced that Will Arnett was producing a Gong Show revival for ABC, and today the guest judge lineup was announced as well as the show’s new host. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the guest judge lineup includes Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Will Forte, Jack Blac... [Read More]
Remembering Chuck Barris, Accidental Comedy Pioneer
When she stumbles upon me chuckling at something she finds bewildering, my wife periodically asks me, “Is this that anti-comedy you like?” She’s invariably referring to something that I enjoy but that she finds unfunny, dumb, and weird for the sake of being weird. I can’t bla... [Read More]
ABC orders reboot of “The Gong Show”
Every TV game show that once was old, now is new again at ABC. The broadcast network today announced it'd ordered 10 episodes of a new edition for The Gong Show, which last aired in syndication in 1989 (with a Comedy Central version in 2008). Over the past year, ABC has found success in pr... [Read More]
Will Arnett Is Producing a ‘Gong Show’ Revival at ABC
ABC is bringing back ’70s game show The Gong Show with some help from Will Arnett. The network announced today that it’s ordered ten episodes of a Gong Show revival with Arnett attached as a co-executive producer. Every episode will feature a revolving panel of guest judges and “ce... [Read More]
Will Arnett Is Producing a ‘Gong Show’ Revival at ABC
ABC is bringing back ’70s game show The Gong Show with some help from Will Arnett. The network announced today that it’s ordered ten episodes of a Gong Show revival with Arnett attached as a co-executive producer. Every episode will feature a revolving panel of guest judges and “ce... [Read More]
Looking at Comedy Central's Weird and Hard-to-Categorize One-Season Shows
by Liam Mathews We’ve reached the end of The Good, The Bad, and the Deeply Strange, our examination of the many Comedy Central shows that lasted just one season. Like all these shows, it’s being put out to pasture after one series, because after dozens of shows, there are no more to watc... [Read More]