A Rep From Sanrio Clears Up the Hello Kitty Confusion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
by Megh Wright Earlier this week it was revealed that Hello Kitty is not in fact a cat but a little girl, despite looking exactly like a cat and being named Hello Kitty. To clear up the confusion, last night Jimmy Kimmel invited a representative from Sanrio to come on Jimmy Kimmel Live and explain t... [Read More]
 
Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'
by Megh Wright Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolnes... [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]
 
Todd Glass Tells Jon Stewart About the Time He Busted Out of the Shed
by Megh Wright Standup Todd Glass stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his new book The Todd Glass Situation, and the two covered Glass's decision to come out of the closet back in 2012 (or as he calls it, "bustin' out of the shed"), how it's affected his standup, and a hilarious memory i... [Read More]
 
Bonnie McFarlane on Letterman, and a plug for “Women Aren’t Funny”
Bonnie McFarlane and her husband, Rich Vos, made an entertaining documentary last year, Women Aren't Funny. On Thursday night's Late Show with David Letterman, McFarlane got the chance to prove the opposite is quite true with this set of jokes, plenty of which poke fun at her marriage. There's lots ... [Read More]
 
Johnny Knoxville Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright Rivers Cuomo isn't the only star to get the autobiographical sitcom treatment this week. Deadline reports that Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects under his company Hello Junior! Knoxville has sold one project to ABC under th... [Read More]
 
Party Down with Hulu: Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Ken Marino and more headed to popular streaming service
Third-place online streaming service Hulu continues to make monstrous moves in order to attract subscribers to its premium streaming service Hulu Plus. In its latest spending grab, Hulu Plus has obtained exclusive streaming rights to defunct Starz comedy series Party Down. The cult comedy lasted two... [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]
 
Trailer for Jon Stewart’s first movie ‘Rosewater’ is here! (Video)
Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater now has a trailer to go along with its recently-announced Nov. 7 release date. The film began its festival run at the Telluride Film Festival before making its way to the Toronto International Film Festival in September just as it debuted its first off... [Read More]
 
Watch Amazon's Three New Comedy Pilots
by Megh Wright Amazon has released its next batch of pilots up for consideration on Amazon Instant Video today, including three comedies from Whit Stillman, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Steven Soderberg. Here's a description of each show: The Cosmopolitans: Written, directed, and produced by Whit Stillman... [Read More]