Bill Cosby Loses Netflix Standup Special and NBC Sitcom Amid Multiple Rape Allegations
by Megh Wright Bill Cosby has been at the center of an increasing number of rape and sexual assault allegations over the past few weeks (you can find detailed timelines here and here), and the story keeps getting uglier. While these claims are far from breaking news — some go back to a 2006 la... [Read More]
NBC scraps plans for Bill Cosby sitcom
Things have gone from bad to worse for Bill Cosby. Hot on the heels of Netflix’s decision to postpone the release of Bill Cosby’s new stand-up special, NBC has followed suit and scraped plans for a new family based sitcom with the comedian set for 2015. The untitled NBC sitcom had Cosby ... [Read More]
Netflix postpones launch of “Bill Cosby 77″ stand-up special
Netflix announced overnight that a planned Nov. 28 day-after-Thanksgiving launch of Bill Cosby's latest stand-up special, Bill Cosby 77, would not air. “At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special Bill Cosby 77,” said the brief statement. It comes af... [Read More]
Netflix postpones the release of Bill Cosby’s new stand-up special for the foreseeable future
Yikes! With Bill Cosby currently not winning in the court of public opinion stemming from the resurgence of sexual assault allegations, Netflix has decided to postpone the planned release of Cosby’s new stand-up special, Bill Cosby 77 for the foreseeable future. In a statement released today t... [Read More]
Janice Dickinson accuses Billy Cosby of rape, Netflix pulls ‘Bill Cosby 77′ (Video)
Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1982. Dickinson, talking to Entertainment Tonight, explained that she was on a modeling shoot in Bali, Indonesia when Cosby gave her call from Lake Tahoe, where he was performing stand-up comedy. Cosby told Dicki... [Read More]
You Can Now Spy on the Netflix Viewing Histories of 'Arrested Development' Characters
by Megh Wright Netflix recently added a brand new Arrested Development easter egg on its website that Reddit users were quick to notice, and it's a fun one: Arrested Development viewers' Netflix homepages now include recently viewed titles from some of the show's characters, including Gob, Buster, a... [Read More]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Chelsea Peretti talks Netflix special, Khal Drogo, Golden Girls (Laughspin Interview)
If you haven’t seen Chelsea Peretti’s stand-up, her work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or her Twitter account, it’s time for you to catch up. Her observations are honest, sometimes dark, yet her laugh makes you feel like you’ve been taking life way too seriously. I chatted with Pere... [Read More]
This week on TV: One of the greats
We’re smack dab in the middle of sweeps! That means decisions are being made about some of this season’s sitcoms. So far, four shows have been canceled. Which, depending how you feel about Bad Judges and Selfies is a good thing or a bad thing. Of the specials premiering this week, we&rsq... [Read More]
Portlandia season 5 sneak peek: Goths love funerals (Video)
Just in time for Halloween, IFC has released a sneak peek for Portlandia’s fifth season, set to premiere in Janauary 2015. It’s here that we find Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as an over-the-top Goth couple reveling in planning their respective funerals. They want something special,... [Read More]
Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Peretti's New Standup Special 'One of the Greats'
by Megh Wright Chelsea Peretti's brand new standup special One of the Greats premieres on Netflix November 14th, and the streaming network dropped the trailer today with a few sneak peeks. On choosing the name of her special, Peretti told us last month: "I like the idea of positioning myself as lege... [Read More]