Sorry, NBC: Fox Is Now the Home of Critically Acclaimed, Smart Comedies
by Bradford Evans "Those Thursday comedies, which the critics love and we love, tend to be a bit more narrow than we'd ultimately like going forward," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told reporters at a press tour last summer before the start of the 2012-2013 TV season. He added that those... [Read More]
Sammy Obeid performs on Conan as he nears end of journey to perform stand-up 1,001 nights in a row
In case you haven't been following Sammy Obeid for the past 999 days, he's been performing at least once a night every one of those days and nights. And last night, Obeid made his debut on Conan. It's the latest twist and turn in Sammy Obeid's 1,000 Days of Comedy project, which ends (but not really... [Read More]
Seth Meyers's Animated Series 'The Awesomes' Renewed for a Second Season
by Bradford Evans There are more episodes of Seth Meyers's animated superhero series The Awesomes on the way. Hulu had decided to renew the show for a second season consisting of 10 more episodes, THR reports. Originally developed for MTV, The Awesomes started its 10-episode first season in August. ... [Read More]
Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld in the SNY booth at Citi Field, on “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” Keith Hernandez’s “Seinfeld” episode and more
Louis C.K. will be on Jerry Seinfeld's third season of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," even though they spent the day Tuesday on C.K.'s boat, and Seinfeld doesn't think there's anything wrong with that -- or with the fact that he's devoting time to yet another white male comedian. Seinfeld made ... [Read More]
Comedian Taylor Williamson Placed Second on 'America's Got Talent' Last Night
by Elise Czajkowski Standup Taylor Williamson came in second on America's Got Talent last night, losing out to martial-arts inspired dancer Kenichi Ebina. He even made the best of the producer's requirement that the finalists repeat and improve on a past performance in the finale; as he pointed... [Read More]
Adam Pally Promoted to Series Regular on 'The Mindy Project'
by Bradford Evans Even though Happy Endings is canceled, you'll soon be able to see star Adam Pally on TV every week again. Pally has been made a series regular on Fox's The Mindy Project, TV Line reports. It was announced over the summer that he'd been hired to do a multi-episode guest st... [Read More]
Taylor Williamson finishes runner-up on America’s Got Talent 2013, goes Inside The Actor’s Studio live with James Lipton
For the second straight year, a stand-up comedian has finished second on America's Got Talent. Taylor Williamson didn't think he would win, jokingly or not, and his prediction proved true last night live on NBC, as dancer Kenichi Ebina won the $1 million prize and headlining show in Las Vegas (along... [Read More]
TV Critics Really, Really, Really Hate 'Dads'
by Elise Czajkowski Fox's new sitcom Dads has come under a lot of fire for its crude racial stereotypes, but a lot of critics are more upset by just how unfunny the Seth MacFarlane-produced show is. The consensus seems to be that, while the cast are all talented actors, their characters would b... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld Talks About What the 'Seinfeld' Gang Is Up to Now
by Bradford Evans The Hollywood Reporter just put out their Emmys portfolio featuring interviews with a bunch of people like Tina Fey, Mitch Hurwitz, and Hank Azaria. Here's one with Jerry Seinfeld, who's nominated for his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in which he talks (at the end) a... [Read More]
'New Girl' Returns with a Tricky But Stellar Season Premiere
by Dan Nosowitz The first episode of New Girl's third season is so good, so funny and weird and frantic and heartfelt that it's easy to forget what a tough episode it must have been to write. Last season the show finally moved beyond its original, not very enticing pitch in which Zooey Deschanel pla... [Read More]