Fred Savage to Play Rob Lowe's Brother in Fox Pilot 'The Grinder'
by Megh Wright Kevin Arnold is back! Well, kind of. According to THR, child star-turned-director Fred Savage has signed on to star opposite Rob Lowe in the Fox pilot The Grinder. Savage will play Dean's (Lowe) little brother Stewart Sanderson "who is constantly in his shadow. When Dean returns to hi... [Read More]
The best network TV comedy programming blocks of all time
With the series finale wrapped for Parks and Recreation, and at 10:59 p.m. on a Tuesday at that, NBC no longer has any claim on Thursday nights -- or any night, really -- as Must-See TV for sitcoms. The only network with a successful comedy programming block, as the definition of "successful" contin... [Read More]
What to watch this weekend: Ralphie May “Unruly” and Will Forte in “The Last Man on Earth”
We’ve got two “can’t miss” comedy events on our weekend calendar and you should too. First up is Ralphie May. Very little is off-limits for May in his very first Netflix original stand-up comedy special, Unruly. It was filmed live in front of a raucous, fist-pumping crow... [Read More]
Greg Gutfield leaving “Red Eye” to host weekend primetime FOX News hour; stand-up comics to guest host late-night talker
FOX News announced late Thursday that Greg Gutfield, the former lad mag editor who launched the cable network's late-night talker, Red Eye, in 2007, would leave the program to develop a new one-hour weekend show in primetime for the Republican-leaning news/opinion channel. Gutfield already also is a... [Read More]
Rob Riggle and SNL alum Jane Curtin to star in comedy “48 Hours ‘Til Monday” for Fox
Rob Riggle will star as Charlie Bishop, an energetic, over committed yet blindly confident father of three kids who is happily married. At work all week, Charlie relies on weekends to reconnect with his family and be the kind of “hands-on” father he didn’t have growing up. Jan... [Read More]
Check Out a New Promo for Will Forte's Fox Show 'The Last Man on Earth'
by Megh Wright With the premiere of Will Forte's new comedy The Last Man on Earth just around the corner, Forte took to Twitter earlier today to share a brand new unaired promo. It's only 20 seconds long, but considering it's Forte's character lounging in a giant margarita, it's still worth the watc... [Read More]
Rob Lowe adds to Comedy Central animated “Moonbeam City” series with comedy pilot “The Grinder” getting greenlight from FOX
You can’t say Rob Lowe isn’t keeping busy in the world of comedy these days. Fox has greenlit comedy pilot “The Grinder,” starring Rob Lowe The single-cam laffer will be directed by New Girl’s Jake Kasdan, who will also serve as an exec producer with pilot scribes ... [Read More]
Fox Orders Comedy Pilot 'The Grinder' Starring Rob Lowe
by Megh Wright Rob Lowe has a new starring TV role lined up. Variety reports that Fox has given a pilot order to a single-cam comedy called The Grinder, which centers on Lowe as a TV lawyer named Dean Anderson who reaches "a crossroads in life after his long-running hit show comes to an end. He deci... [Read More]
Jenna Elfman lands comedy pilot at Fox from producer Dana Klein of “Friends”
Jenna Elfman has been tapped to star in Fox’s untitled comedy pilot produced by Dana Klein (Friends, Friends With Better Lives). The actress will play Ellen, a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law. Klein, who will executive-produce alongside A... [Read More]
Can 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Ever Accurately Portray the NYPD?
by Harry Waksberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a fun, wacky, well-cast sitcom set in a Brooklyn police precinct. Since 2004, approximately seven unarmed people of color have been killed by real cops in real Brooklyn. It stands to reason that a network sitcom would be uncomfortable addressing something so h... [Read More]