“The Simpsons” 12-day marathon breaks ratings records for FXX, channel basically becomes all-Simpsons network
Remember when FXX decided to run a 12-day marathon of every episode of The Simpsons ever? Well, the good news is that we didn’t die from binge watching. The gooder news is that the ratings the marathon pulled in shattered all expectations FXX had for the airing. And here, I still can’t g... [Read More]
 
The 'Simpsons' Marathon Increased FXX's Average Audience by 500%
by Megh Wright FXX's wildly successful Simpsons marathon ended on Monday night, and now that the ratings for all 12 days have come in, the once-fledgling network can officially call itself 500% more popular. Bill Carter at The New York Times broke down the complete marathon ratings, which averaged 1... [Read More]
 
A Lot More 'Simpsons' Is Coming to FXX After the Marathon
by Megh Wright FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon has been a huge success for the network, having tripled the channel's typical viewing audience on its premiere night last week and making FXX one of the top five basic cable networks each night since. Vulture reports that FXX has taken a hint from the wi... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Aug. 28, 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]
 
Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis FX clown comedy series is happening
Remember that Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis pilot we told you about? Well, it’s happening. FX ordered 10 episodes of Baskets, a comedy series co-created by C.K., Galifianakis and showrunner Jonathan Krisel. Baskets stars the Hangover star as Chip Baskets as he pursues his dream, against all odd... [Read More]
 
FX orders new Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K. clown comedy called “Baskets”
At the top of the year, FX ordered a pilot for a new Zach Galifianakis TV show that was to be produced by Louis C.K. Now, that pilot has a 10-episode series order. FX ordered Baskets which was co-created by Galifianakis, C.K. and Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia). It’s set to make its debut sometim... [Read More]
 
FX Orders Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s 'Baskets' to Series
by Megh Wright Earlier this year it was reported that Zach Galifianakis had teamed up with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel to co-write and star in a new FX pilot, and today Variety reports that the project has now been given a series order. Titled Baskets, the series will follow Galifianakis as a man... [Read More]
 
FX greenlights series order for “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis has his first starring TV vehicle! FX just ordered Baskets, a half-hour, single-camera sitcom starring Galifianakis, and co-created by Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel. You'll have to wait until 2016 to see it, though. FX's announcement today said the first 10 epis... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman win comedy writing awards at 2014 Emmys
The top comedy writers on TV for 2014 were stand-up comedians, according to the Emmy Awards. Take that, comedy writers. In a telecast light on filler, viral videos or much in the way of surprises, the Emmy wins for Louis C.K. (writing, comedy series) and Sarah Silverman (writing, variety special) di... [Read More]
 
Ranking, watching and surveying the entire catalog of The Simpsons with showrunner Al Jean
Twenty-five years of The Simpsons has passed before our eyes, and it's about to happen again -- all in a row, all at once. The FXX complete marathon of The Simpsons -- complete with The Simpsons Movie airing in sequence of when during the series it arrived in cinemas -- begins this morning and conti... [Read More]