Fox Ignores Pleas to Make 'Dads' Less Racist
by Bradford Evans Last week, an Asian-American watchdog group called for Fox to reshoot offensive scenes in the pilot of its new Seth MacFarlane-produced sitcom, Dads. Today, Fox execs wrote a public letter back that didn't mention reshooting the scenes, meaning that the pilot will most likely go un... [Read More]
'Breaking Bad's Jonathan Banks Joins the Cast of 'Community'
by Bradford Evans Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks is coming to Community. Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad, will appear in 11 episodes of Community's upcoming 13-episode fifth season as Pat Nichols, "an intense criminology professor with a mysterious background in mi... [Read More]
Talking to Jim Rash About 'The Writers' Room,' 'The Way, Way Back,' and Why We All Love Dean Pelton
by Jeremy Popkin It’s rare for a sitcom role as a pansexual Dalmatian fetishist to launch an actor to stardom, but ever since taking on the mantle and accompanying Tina Turner wig of Community’s fashionable and frantic Dean Pelton, comedian Jim Rash has won an Oscar for co-writing The De... [Read More]
FX's Sister Channel FXX to Launch Sept. 2nd in 72 Million Homes
by Bradford Evans FXX, a new cable network that's a sister channel to FX, is set to debut two weeks from today on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 7 AM ET/PT. The channel will be carried by every major cable provider and will be available in 72 million homes across the country. To find where the channel i... [Read More]
Video: Greg Fitzsimmons’ New Stand-Up Special, ‘Life on Stage’
Watch a preview clip from Greg Fitzsimmons' new comedy CD/DVD combo, Life on Stage. New Wave Dynamics will release the new comedy special on CD/DVD combo pack and digitally on August 27, 2013. Author informationStage Time MagazineSTAGE TIME is an online magazine that covers the art and craft of stan... [Read More]
This week in Comedy: with Hannibal Buress in Niketown
Two stuntwomen re-created the Peter Griffin/Giant Chicken fight from Family Guy. [Youtube] Eddie Pepitone launched his own podcast, The Long Shot. [The Long Shot] Hannibal Buress is in a Nike commercial. [Nike] We have a new teaser trailer for Eastbound & Down’s 4th season. [HBO] IN STORES... [Read More]
Watch a New Teaser Trailer for 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4
by Bradford Evans Here's a brand new teaser trailer for Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth and final season (coming Sept. 29th), featuring Kenny Powers rising from the ashes like the modern day Phoenix that he is. 0 Comments... [Read More]
Fox Wins the Bidding War for Tina Fey's New College Sitcom
by Bradford Evans Next season, Tina Fey might end up having new comedies on two different networks. Last week, we told you that Tina Fey and her fellow 30 Rock writer/producers Robert Carlock and Matt Hubbard are developing a new sitcom and that multiple networks were in a bidding war for ... [Read More]
Take Me to the Pilot Season: Tracking a Year in Network TV Development
TV networks spend billions of dollars each year for ideas you'll never see on television. That's a bold statement. But it's nevertheless true. Literally. And also by the bass-ackward "new" "definition" of "literally" adopted through repeated utterances on Parks and Recreation. So, too, there's ... [Read More]
Asian-American Group Wants Seth MacFarlane's New Show 'Dads' to Reshoot Racist Scenes
by Bradford Evans Seth MacFarlane's new sitcom, Dads, hasn't hit the airwaves yet, but it's already experiencing trouble. Guy Aoki, founding president of watchdog group MANAA,  the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, wrote a public letter to Fox yesterday asking for scenes he deemed ... [Read More]