Fox Is Developing an Adaptation of Austrian Comedy 'Braunschlag' Starring Rob Riggle
by Megh Wright Rob Riggle might be Fox's next big comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to a single-cam comedy based on the 2012 Austrian series Braunschlag. The American version — which is currently untitled — will be developed by former Office,... [Read More]
This week on TV: great comedian, bad sitcom
Some moves were made this week. Another sitcom bit the dust this week as CBS announced that the Will Arnett / JB Smoove comedy The Millers would cease production. Ending the show in its second season. Arnett and Smoove are comedy titans that work well when given the right roles. But even at its best... [Read More]
Fox Orders Six More Episodes of 'The Mindy Project'
by Megh Wright The third season of The Mindy Project just got bigger. Variety reports that Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of the Mindy Kaling-created Tuesday night series, bringing its total season order up to 21 episodes (its first and second seasons had 22 and 24 episodes, respectively... [Read More]
Steve Carell, Jon Stewart chat Foxcatcher, parenting on Daily Show (Video)
Steve Carell is receiving a lot of praise for his role as paranoid-schizophrenic Olympic wrestling coach John du Pont in Foxcatcher. Comedy Central fake news host Jon Stewart is another on the long list of people declaring the former Daily Show correspondent “truly remarkable”. Carell, w... [Read More]
Steve Carell on Never Getting That 'Office' Emmy: "What Can I Complain About? I've Won the Lottery"
by Megh Wright "His journey also will likely include a trip down the red carpet at next year’s Academy Awards — talk that Carell finds flattering, but prefers not to dwell on. After all, this is the man who was zero-for-six at the Emmy Awards, despite creating an iconic character. 'When ... [Read More]
Vinnie’s Vices: Copycatcalling (my night as Soshana Roberts)
For NJ based comedian Vinnie Vitale, the comedy lifestyle isn’t always pretty. Late nights, binge eating, excessive drinking; these are not healthy habits for a guy entering his 30s. On the path to success sometimes you’ve got to make a few sacrifices along the way. Join him each month a... [Read More]
Here's the Couch Gag for This Sunday's 'Simpsons'/'Futurama' Crossover
by Megh Wright The Simpsons has yet another crossover episode planned for this Sunday, which will see the Simpsons paired up with the world of Futurama in a mashup show Fox is calling "Simpsorama" (with the honest tagline "A Show Out of Ideas Teams Up with a Show Out of Episodes"). In the meantime, ... [Read More]
FOX orders Are You Smarter Than A 5h Grader back to school, primetime in 2015
FOX is having such a tough fall already that the network is sending itself back to school, reviving the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? with host Jeff Foxworthy in time for primetime in 2015. "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? shares so much DNA with the FOX brand that it feels only na... [Read More]
Ben Stein Calls Barack Obama ‘The Most Racist President’ In American History: Watch Video Of Shocking Fox News Segment
Ben Stein has never been shy about his conservative views. But the actor/comedian’s latest comments were shocking by even his standards. Stein accused Barack Obama of being the most racist American president ever. “The president is the most racist president there has ever been in Americ... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 30, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]