Jim Carrey and His Beard Get Spiritual on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where guest Jim Carrey chats with Kimmel about how he feels now that he’s left the spotlight. “Don’t get me wrong – Jim Carrey is a great character, and I was lucky to get the part. But I don’t think of that... [Read More]
How ‘Speechless’ Perfectly Balances Authenticity and Humor
When it comes to comedies, ABC has distinguished itself by having one of the most inclusive slate of shows on network TV. Speechless has deservedly gotten a lot of attention for its depiction of a child with cerebral palsy (starring an actor who lives with the disorder in real life). But as imp... [Read More]
Upfronts Follow-Up: The realities of pilot season and the odds of making a hit sitcom (2013-2017)
The annual song and dance of broadcast network Upfronts presentations sells advertisers on the need each May to book their 30 and 60-second commercials in primetime on their TV networks come September, with appearances by each network’s big stars and news personalities to make them feel all wa... [Read More]
‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Teaches Kids How Trump’s Lies Become Facts with a ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Parody
Here’s a clip from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Kimmel briefly talks about how much Donald Trump lies and particularly how that affects and influences young people before introducing a Schoolhouse Rock parody that’s the perfect sendup of the era of “fake news&rd... [Read More]
Barry Rothbart on Standup, Acting, and ‘Downward Dog’
This year ABC’s Downward Dog became the first network sitcom ever to be accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. Not bad for a show about a talking dog. While the talking-animal concept is one critics generally deride, it’s the opposite for Downward Dog, which has received critical acclai... [Read More]
Justin Theroux and Jimmy Kimmel will stage a live reading of a classic sitcom on ABC
One of the more unusual announcement out of ABC Upfronts yesterday wasn’t the Roseanne reunion — because that news leaked out a little while ago — but the live primetime special that could become a series of specials in which Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux will perform episodes fr... [Read More]
Justin Theroux and Jimmy Kimmel will stage a live reading of a classic sitcom on ABC
One of the more unusual announcement out of ABC Upfronts yesterday wasn’t the Roseanne reunion — because that news leaked out a little while ago — but the live primetime special that could become a series of specials in which Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux will perform episodes fr... [Read More]
ABC Orders a Live Sitcom Special from Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux
Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux are teaming up for a special in the works at ABC. The network announced today that it’s ordered an hourlong live “sitcom special” from Kimmel and Theroux. The untitled special — referred to as Untitled Kimmel and Theroux Project in the press re... [Read More]
ABC Releases Trailers for New Comedies ‘Alex, Inc,’ ‘The Mayor,’ and ‘Splitting Up Together’
ABC just released a bunch of series trailers for some brand new comedy shows. In addition to the Zach Braff-starring comedy Alex, Inc. (formerly titled Start Up), the network also released trailers for the Daveed Diggs-produced musical comedy The Mayor as well as the Ellen DeGeneres-produced Splitti... [Read More]
The ‘Roseanne’ Revival Gets a Straight-to-Series Order at ABC
20 years later, the Roseanne revival is officially a go at ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has given an 8-episode, straight-to-series order to a revival of the classic ’90s sitcom, which was rumored to be in development last month. Roseanne Barr, Sara Gilbert, and John Goodman ar... [Read More]