NBA Star Chris Paul Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright ABC just added another project to the long list of autobiographical sitcoms currently in development across the major networks. Variety reports that NBA star Chris Paul has teamed up with former Office writer/executive producer Warren Lieberstein to develop a family comedy for ABC bas... [Read More]
 
James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More
by Megh Wright Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nic... [Read More]
 
TBS Orders Deserted Island Comedy Pilot 'Wrecked'
by Megh Wright TBS just gave a pilot order to a new comedy series described as "Lost meets It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Titled Wrecked, the single-cam comedy comes from up-and-coming sibling writing team Justin Shipley and Jordan Shipley. Here's the full synopsis for the show: Wrecked chronic... [Read More]
 
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Happyish role recast with Steve Coogan
Showtime will in fact keep its dark comedy series Happyish alive after re-casting the lead role with British actor Steve Coogan. Happyish was a hot pilot picked up for series in January but was put on hold when its star Phillip Seymour Hoffman passed away from a heroin overdose on Feb. 2. Showtime s... [Read More]
 
Adam Sandler: The Fantastic Mystery of Shaq’s Penis (Animation)
Last year Adam Sandler visited Conan O’Brien to promote his movie Blended, in which former NBA star and current entertainer Shaquille O’Neal had a part. The conversation between Sandler and Conan turned to a day when Sandler was determined to see Shaquille’s O’Neal’s pe... [Read More]
 
'30 Rock' Alums Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan Are Developing a Witch Comedy for NBC
by Megh Wright Here's some perfectly timed news for Halloween: NBC just added a new comedy project all about witches. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to an untitled single-cam series from former 30 Rock writers/co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan about a gr... [Read More]
 
Elizabeth Banks Is Producing a Conspiracy Theory Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright Elizabeth Banks just added another behind-the-scenes gig. On top of producing a web series and directing the upcoming film Pitch Perfect 2, Deadline reports that Banks is now producing a series in development at ABC called The Greater Good. The single-cam comedy is described as a "com... [Read More]
 
DirecTV orders ‘Downton Abbey’ parody series ‘The Britishes’
DirecTV snags an original TV series with The Britishes. According to Deadline, the show is a Downton Abbey parody starring Peter Serafinowitz and Will Sasso. Made of a collection of sketches, the series follows a similar absurdist sensibility as the iconic Monty Python’s Flying Circus. “... [Read More]
 
TBS orders ‘Lost’-esque deserted island comedy ‘Wrecked’
TBS is more than just Friends reruns (although there’s nothing wrong with those). According to Deadline, the network recently has ordered a new comedy to join its original series library (Ground Floor, Cougar Town) with a pilot order for Wrecked. The deserted island comedy has been described a... [Read More]
 
Sam Grittner is recording his first album November 21st in NYC
New York comedian Sam Grittner is recording his debut album this fall. Grittner will be recording his album, Poor Decisions, Expensive Mistakes, at NY’s  Treehouse Theater (formerly This Theater) on November 21st. Joining him will be comedians Emmy Blotnick, Luke Thayer, Todd Mole, and Ab... [Read More]