Halfway Through Season 5, 'Community' Is Back to Its Old, Wonderful Self
by Brianna Wellen Coming into this season of Community, there was a lot to contend with.  Dan Harmon returned to run the show, a less than satisfactory season 4 had to be addressed, the departures of Chevy Chase and Donald Glover had to be dealt with, all this added to the typical series lull t... [Read More]
'New Girl' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Post-Super Bowl Episodes Got the Big Ratings You'd Expect
by Bradford Evans Last night, Fox gave its coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot to sitcoms New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and both shows got a lot of viewers, like shows that air after the Super Bowl always do. According to Nielsen ratings, New Girl, which aired first and featured Prince as a guest st... [Read More]
David Schwimmer to Star in Partially Improvised ABC Comedy 'Irreversible'
by Megh Wright After making his switch from acting to directing films (Run, Fatboy, Run and Trust), Deadline reports that former Friends star David Schwimmer has signed on to return to television on the ABC comedy Irreversible. Based on the hit Israeli series Bilti Hafich, Irreversible will be semi-... [Read More]
'30 Rock,' 'The Colbert Report,' 'The Simpsons,' and 'Veep' Win Writers Guild Awards
by Megh Wright The 2014 WGA Awards were handed out over the weekend, and a few comedies came home with recognition for their writing. Veep won the Comedy Series category (its second WGA nom and first win), The Colbert Report won for Comedy/Variety, and The Simpsons won for Animation. The first part ... [Read More]
'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers
by Erik Voss Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last... [Read More]
Watch Bill Murray Audition for 'Peter Pan Live' and Shave His Beard on 'Letterman'
by Megh Wright Bill Murray was a guest on Friday's Late Show, where he made a very impressive entrance/audition as Peter Pan in anticipation of NBC's next live musical production. Below, watch Murray chat with Dave about his plans for the Super Bowl, talk about his friend and Monuments Men director... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld’s Super Bowl commercial for a “Seinfeld” episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with George Costanza
Turns out the "Seinfeld reunion" filmed in January was exactly what I thought it was: A Super Bowl commercial for a "Seinfeld" episode of the webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. With a push for Acura and a plug for the webseries, only on Crackle on Super Bowl Sunday. Here's how Jerry Seinfel... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert’s Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl commercial
Blink and you may have missed it, but Stephen Colbert debuted a series of TV commercial pitches for Wonderful Pistachios during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII. This is what you saw then. Roll it! But there are several more clips already online. So count your blessings as the company asks ... [Read More]
IFC’s Portlandia goes tailgating…for Prairie Home Companion
Portland, Ore., is so close to Seattle, and yet Portlandia is so far away from football. So, obviously, the IFC sketch comedy series starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein isn't tailgating for the Super Bowl. But Prairie Home Companion? Now there's something these two characters can get behind,... [Read More]