Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 16, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
The Clowns of America Are Trying to Protect Their Totally Not Terrifying Image
by Megh Wright The latest circus-themed season of FX's American Horror Story features a scary murderous clown named Twisty, and according to THR, the negative depiction has moved real organization Clowns of America International to take a stand against clown prejudice in the media. "Hollywood makes ... [Read More]
'Bad Judge's Tone Bell Sells a Comedy to FX
by Megh Wright FX just added another comedy to its development slate. THR reports that Tone Bell — who won NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity showcase in 2011 — has sold a script for his own show. Co-created with comedian and The Jeselnik Offensive writer Mark Agee, the untitled comedy follows... [Read More]
Adam Reed Says 'Archer' Will Drop the Name "ISIS" Next Season
by Megh Wright Not only will FX's Archer "unreboot" next season, but according to creator Adam Reed, the series will also drop spy organization name ISIS — short for International Secret Intelligence Service — from the show going forward. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Reed and executive p... [Read More]
Dane Cook to record a SiriusXM Unmasked interview at Carolines on Broadway
SiriusXM is once again running an Unmasked taping for a comedian. This time around the guest to sit down with Ron Bennington, and talk about his career is Dane Cook. Bennington and Cook will set up shop in Caroline’s On Broadway in Times Square NYC on Wednesday October 15th at 3pm. It should b... [Read More]
The Laugh Button Live! at New York Super Week (photos)
This weekend we put on three of our most exciting live comedy events to date. Three shows in two days. We teamed up with our pals at The Stand to book a solid lineup of some of NYC best working comedians (even a drop in from an LA guy). They all went down during Comic […] The Laugh Button Liv... [Read More]
Gregg “Opie” Hughes and Jim Norton renew contract, continuing morning radio show on SiriusXM
Opie and Jim, will officially carry on without Anthony. News broke late last week via Twitter that Gregg “Opie” Hughes and comedian Jim Norton have renewed contracts to continue their weekday morning show on SiriusXM. When longtime friend/co-host Anthony Cumia was fired from the show thi... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 2, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
Bill Burr pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia team heads to FX
Comedian Bill Burr may finally get his own successful television show after all. FX Networks has ordered a pilot for Pariah starring the You People Are All The Same comic. Co-created by John and Dave Chernin (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Pariah is about a volatile TV personality Joe Abb... [Read More]
Bill Burr set to star in new FX comedy pilot
Everything’s coming up Burr! According to Deadline, FX has signed on for a pilot starring comedian Bill Burr. The show, Pariah, was co-created by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creative team John and Dave Cernin and will be directed by Rob McElhenney. Burr will also co-produce alongsi... [Read More]