Wet Hot American Summer Netflix prequel series gets July premiere date
Hello, Camp Firewood! Everything sure is coming up WHAS these days, isn’t it? First, they announced the prequel mini series, to be released on Netflix. Then we found out that the ENTIRE CAST would be returning. (Yup, even the Oscar nominees). Oh yeah, there was also Wet Hot American Summer: Th... [Read More]
Paul Simon Answers Some Snobby Fan Questions on This Week's 'Portlandia'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek of this week's Portlandia featuring special guest Paul Simon, who fields some fan questions at a Q&A only to get bombarded by the folk music snobbery of Kath and Dave. By the way, Simon is there to promote his new book, the perfectly titled You Can Call Me Paul... [Read More]
Cathy Ladman on The Late Late Show
If the Jews supposedly run show business, then how Jewish is too Jewish to get your TV show pitch through the Hollywood system? That's a valid question for Cathy Ladman, as she explained on Monday's episode of The Late Late Show with guest host Drew Carey. One thing we all can agree on: Free food sa... [Read More]
Cristela Alonzo on Conan, and on her last TV role before “Cristela”
Cristela Alonzo has a bone to pick with the folks at Lululemon, because they don't seem to make workout clothes for her bones to fit in, which means she has to work out extra just to afford their workout clothes! As Alonzo explained on Monday's Conan, perhaps the arguments we make about the food we ... [Read More]
China Is Getting Its Own 'Saturday Night Live'
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live is heading to China. Bloomberg reports that Broadway Video has closed a deal with Sohu.com to launch a Chinese version of SNL. "China’s Communist Party has been looking for new ways to engage with an audience because past forms of preaching are no longer suit... [Read More]
TruTV greenlights the Grawlix’ comedy series “Those Who Can’t”
TruTV has gone further down the comedy path by greenlighting its first-ever full-length scripted comedy, Those Who Can’t, with a 10-episode order. The series, originally developed for Amazon, revolves around three frustrated and dysfunctional high school teachers in Denver who are as scre... [Read More]
Mike Epps to Star in ABC's 'Uncle Buck' Pilot
by Megh Wright ABC is moving forward with Will Packer's TV adaptation of John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck, and according to Deadline, the multi-cam comedy just cast Mike Epps in the lead role. The series will follow Epps as Buck Russell, "a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care... [Read More]
NBC to Launch a Subscription Streaming Comedy Service This Year
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of NBC comedy offerings like SNL and The Tonight Show but don't want to bother with the trouble of owning a television or cable box, NBC has you covered: Variety reports that the network is planning to launch a comedy subscription video service sometime this year. Deta... [Read More]
IFC cancels Garfunkel and Oates after one season
Unfortunately it’s one and done for IFC’s Garfunkel and Oates. The team of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci have been playing funny music together as for years releasing EPs and albums out under the said name. Their scripted show debuted on IFC last August, and focused on the duo’s a... [Read More]
Adam Scott and David Koechner to Star in Christmas Horror-Comedy 'Krampus'
by Megh Wright Adam Scott and David Koechner are teaming up to star in the next Christmas classic. The Wrap reports that Scott has joined Koechner in Krampus, an upcoming horror-holiday film directed by Trick 'r Treat's Michael Dougherty based on the ancient legend of the Christmas devil who punishe... [Read More]