NBC Orders Four Multi-Cam Comedy Pilots from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and More
NBC just added four multi-cam comedy pilots — the first four comedy pilot orders of the 2018-2019 season. According to The Wrap, the network has given pilot orders to shows from Mike Schur, Sean Hayes, and Roseanne executive producer Tom Werner. First up is Schur’s pilot Abby’... [Read More]
Brian Gallivan and Matt Craig Sing the “White Guys” Song at The Second City in 2005
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over t... [Read More]
‘The McCarthys’ Creator Brian Gallivan Developing ’29’ Comedy at NBC
The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan has a new comedy in development at NBC. According to Deadline, the network is developing a single-cam comedy written by Gallivan called 29. Based on the 2010 novel by Adena Halpern, the series follows on Ellie Jerome, “a young-at-heart 75-year-old who feels... [Read More]
‘The McCarthys’ Creator Brian Gallivan Developing ’29’ Comedy at NBC
The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan has a new comedy in development at NBC. According to Deadline, the network is developing a single-cam comedy written by Gallivan called 29. Based on the 2010 novel by Adena Halpern, the series follows on Ellie Jerome, “a young-at-heart 75-year-old who feels... [Read More]
An Adaptation of Austrian Comedy ‘Braunschlag’ Is in the Works at ABC
Last year, Fox put into development an adaptation of the hourlong Australian comedy series Braunschlag starring Rob Riggle and written by The Office’s Steve Hely, and while the project didn’t get a series order, it just got a second chance over at ABC. According to Deadline, the latest a... [Read More]
Paul F. Tompkins may become a network comedy star
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins might be the star of his own network sitcom! The comedian has been cast in Brian Gallivan’s single-camera comedy pilot for ABC. He will play an overworked father dreaming of being “on vacation all year” by uprooting his family from the city and moving ever... [Read More]
Molly Shannon to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot from 'Happy Endings' Writer
by Bradford Evans Molly Shannon is taking her first regular TV job in years. She's been cast as one of the leads in an untitled ABC sitcom pilot that was created by Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan, THR reports. The comedy, which has a working title of Bambi Cottages, follows a father who, sick o... [Read More]
'Happy Endings' Writer Brian Gallivan Sells a Show to ABC
by Bradford Evans Brian Gallivan, a staff writer for the recently-canceled ABC sitcom Happy Endings, has just sold another show. Deadline reports that Gallivan is writing an untitled comedy about a father who, dreaming of being on vacation all year, moves his family to New Hampshire where they open ... [Read More]
Backstage's 10 Comics to Watch
Blake Anderson, Hannibal Buress, Carly Craig, Paul W. Downs, Brian Gallivan, Morgan Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Johnny Pemberton, Sara Schaefer and Jenny Slate make Backstage's 10 Comics to Watch list. [Read More]