SAG-AFTRA rescinds “Do Not Work” order, allows comedians to work on “Comedians of LA” and “Living with Funny”
SAG-AFTRA posted this notice over the weekend: Attention all members: SAG-AFTRA has rescinded its “no contract/no work” order regarding the series Comedians of LA and Living with Funny. SAG-AFTRA has signed a collective bargaining agreement with the production company Comedians... [Read More]
SAG-AFTRA issues “Do Not Work” order against duo of “reality” series filming comedians and their families
SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order against L. Plummer Media, which is currently filming both Comedians of LA for Esquire and Living With Funny for the Oxygen Network simultaneously. The actors' union notes that the production is for "a single series, produced by a single compan... [Read More]
Brandon T. Jackson first stand-up to join cast of simultaneous reality series on Esquire and Oxygen
At their Upfront presentations to advertisers today, the Esquire Network and Oxygen announced a first-ever joint project that will feature companion reality series shooting and airing at the same time on both cable channels -- one showing the lives of stand-up comedians, the other showcasing the liv... [Read More]
Will Forte Reunites with Wally the 'SNL' Cue Card Guy
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek from Esquire Network's new series Car Matchmaker, in which comedian and former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten uses his automobile knowledge to pair guests up with the perfect car. In tonight's hourlong episode, Ferensten's guest is his brother Wally — better ... [Read More]
Jimmy Fallon’s late night TV show lands cable syndication deal
With the recent re-branding of the G4 network into The Esquire network it was only a matter of time before they started to make moves for programming that would act as the name of the brand, and it turns out Jimmy Fallon will play a part in that re-branding. Beginning April 24th Late Night with [...... [Read More]