IFC Orders Eight Episodes of Denis Leary Hockey Comedy 'Benders'
by Megh Wright IFC just added another scripted comedy to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered eight half-hour episodes of Benders from Denis Leary's production company Apostle. Previously titled Uncle Chubby's, the series centers on "several friends bonded by an irrational obses... [Read More]
 
The Ever-Expanding World of 'China, IL'
by Isaac Kozell Season 3 of Adult Swim's China, IL premieres Sunday, April 5th at 11:30 p.m and according to the show's creator, Brad Neely, this season marks the first time that the creative team has truly felt both comfortable and in control. In addition to China, IL, Neely is also known for Wizar... [Read More]
 
IFC orders Benders, Apostle’s amateur hockey league, to series
IFC will get into the rink by year's end, ordering up eight half-hour episodes of Benders, a sitcom about an amateur hockey league executive produced by Denis Leary and his Apostle colleagues Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti. Production starts this spring, with an air date of late 2015. Serpico and Sell... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk Knows How to Make Authentic Cinnabons
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Late Late Show with guest Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that he did a lot of official Cinnabon training for his role in Better Call Saul. Unsurprisingly, it involves a lot of margarine. 0 Comments... [Read More]
 
Will Forte Makes His Glorious Return to 'Conan' as Ted Turner
by Megh Wright Will Forte was a guest on last night's Conan, which meant that TBS founder Ted Turner was due to show up for another visit with his "orange seahorse" employee. Turner was visibly upset with O'Brien's recent trip to Cuba and accused him of turning what was once a wholesome company into... [Read More]
 
Watch Some Clips from Last Night's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'
by Megh Wright Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber aired last night, and well…who knew a Justin Bieber roast might actually be funny? From brutal jokes by SNL's Pete Davidson ("I lost my dad on 9/11 and I always regretted growing up without a dad. Until I met your dad, Justin. Now I'm gla... [Read More]
 
The best jokes from The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber
At least the jokes that made it to broadcast on Comedy Central, that is. In order of appearance, here were the best jokes from the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber: Pete Davidson. "Wow. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg are here. If I was 38, I'd be freaking out right now!" .@PeteDavidson can't beli... [Read More]
 
What's on TV This Week: Bieber Gets Roasted
by Stephanie Simon This week Comedy Central has Bieber fever.  Monday the network premieres the Roast of Justin Bieber, and then will air re-runs all throughout the week. Tuesday, Fox premieres Weird Loners, and Friday, ABC's Cristela does a cross-over episode with Last Man Standing. Also ... [Read More]
 
Lena Dunham’s New Yorker ‘Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?’ quiz isn’t anti-Semitic, it’s just not funny
In an effort to appeal to readers under the age of 106 and to make Passover cool, The New Yorker enlisted the help of Lena Dunham, the 28-year-old writer, actress, author, director, producer, Jewish human and hipster goddess who has found massive success since the debut of Girls on HBO in 2012. To p... [Read More]
 
Check Out Some Clips from Tonight's Comedy Central 'Roast of Justin Bieber'
by Megh Wright Try to contain your excitement, because Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber finally airs tonight at 10:00pm. In the meantime, check out some sneak peeks from the roast below featuring Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Shaquille O'Neal, roastmaster Kevin Hart, Martha Stewart, and m... [Read More]