Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' Premieres on Fox March 1st
by Megh Wright Fox announced a new round of TV premiere dates yesterday, and on the slate is SNL alum Will Forte's one-man comedy The Last Man on Earth. Forte created and stars in the show, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Last Man on Earth will ... [Read More]
NBC Orders a Multi-Cam Pilot Starring Jerrod Carmichael
by Megh Wright NBC has been developing a comedy from standup Jerrod Carmichael for almost a year, and THR reports that they've handed him a third pilot order for the project. Written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller (Sex Tape, Undeclared, director of Neighbors), the untitled multi-cam pilot is in... [Read More]
Hulu Orders Jason Reitman-Produced Family Comedy 'Casual'
by Megh Wright Director Jason Reitman just landed his first (streaming) TV show. THR reports that Hulu has given a 10-episode order to Casual, a comedy about a "dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dati... [Read More]
Treat Yourself to the First Trailer for Tommy Wiseau's New Sitcom 'The Neighbors'
by Megh Wright Back in July, Tommy Wiseau released a teaser for his long in-the-works sitcom The Neighbors, and he recently added the first full length trailer as well as a list of screenings in November and December. This trailer alone is full of carefully crafted lines we will no doubt quote for c... [Read More]
Armie Hammer Is Developing a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for NBC
by Megh Wright Semi-autobiographical comedy pilots are so hot right now, and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer is the latest celebrity to put one into development. Deadline reports that Hammer has teamed up with About a Boy writer/producer David Israel for an untitled comedy about "a guy whose world is... [Read More]
Rob Lowe, Pete Huyck, and Alex Gregory Are Developing a Father Comedy for NBC
by Megh Wright Back in January, NBC ordered a new comedy pilot called The Pro starring Rob Lowe with Larry Sanders Show/King of the Hill writers Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory attached, and now they're teaming up for another new NBC comedy. While The Pro didn't make it to series, Deadline reports that ... [Read More]
Chris O'Dowd Adapting His Irish Sitcom 'Moone Boy' for ABC
by Megh Wright Chris O'Dowd just sold a half-hour comedy to ABC. The Wrap reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to the semi-autobiographical single-cam project Moone Boy, which will be adapted from O'Dowd's Irish sitcom of the same name from 2012. The show is described as a "quir... [Read More]
'Bad Judge's Tone Bell Sells a Comedy to FX
by Megh Wright FX just added another comedy to its development slate. THR reports that Tone Bell — who won NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity showcase in 2011 — has sold a script for his own show. Co-created with comedian and The Jeselnik Offensive writer Mark Agee, the untitled comedy follows... [Read More]
Jay Leno Is Close to a Deal for His Own Show on CNBC
by Megh Wright It hasn't even been a year since Jay Leno left The Tonight Show, but the comedian is already lining up his next TV hosting gig. THR reports that Leno "is close to a deal" to host a new primetime show for CNBC focused on Leno's love for cars, though it's not yet known whether it'll air... [Read More]
Michael Ian Black, Brett Gelman, David Wain, and More Join Comedy Central's 'Another Period'
by Megh Wright Back in January, Comedy Central ordered a new show from Ben Stiller's company Red Hour created by and starring Natasha Leggero, and its cast has been revealed. Called Another Period, the series will star Leggero and Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome in a Victorian-era reality show sp... [Read More]