Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt goes to Netflix, despite original plans for NBC
In a very surprising turn of events, Netflix has snagged Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s cult comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The series, starring Ellie Kemper (The Office), was scheduled to air its 13-episode first season on NBC next year. Now Netflix has announced it bought exclusive rights ... [Read More]
 
James Corden makes first appearance on Late Show with David Letterman to talk Late Late Show
James Corden is taking over The Late Late Show in March 2015, but we haven't really seen much of him on American TV, much less CBS, until now. Corden makes his first sit-down with Late Show with David Letterman tonight, and Letterman has a decade of experience hosting a talk show at 12:30 a.m. Corde... [Read More]
 
Fahim Anwar on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Fahim Anwar is not Korean but he lives in Koreatown in Los Angeles, which is unsettling, but mostly because of the thin nature of his apartment walls. What's going on on the other side of that wall? Anwar joked about that and more on Thursday's Late Night with Seth Meyers. He's a professional comedi... [Read More]
 
Hasan Minhaj’s debut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Every new "correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart gets to break in a new suit as Stewart breaks him or her into the show. Well, not every new comedian. Hasan Minhaj made his debut on Comedy Central's news satire program Wednesday night in a T-shirt, not delivering the news but debating a ... [Read More]
 
Tina Fey's Show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Moving from NBC to Netflix
by Megh Wright Great news for Tina Fey fans: While Fox passed on Fey's show Cabot College, her NBC show starring Ellie Kemper is making a move to streaming. Deadline reports that the Fey and Robert Carlock-created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (previously titled Tooken) has now moved from NBC to Netflix... [Read More]
 
Adam Pally Is Leaving 'The Mindy Project' Early Next Year
by Megh Wright Fox's The Mindy Project is losing a series regular. TV Line reports that Adam Pally is set to leave the show in early 2015. Pally has been a regular Mindy Project star since he debuted as Dr. Peter Prentice in season 2. While he will likely make "occasional guest appearances" after hi... [Read More]
 
Lucy Ricardo hologram to be unveiled at Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Jerry Seinfeld headlines
Jerry Seinfeld will headline the 2015 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. The comedy festival in the I Love Lucy star’s hometown takes place each summer to celebrate Lucille Ball’s spirit of laughter. The comedian helped organize its firs... [Read More]
 
Sullivan & Son won’t return to TBS, had impressive three season run
TBS will not renew Steve Byrne’s sitcom Sullivan & Son for a fourth season. Sullivan & Son averaged about 1.6 million viewers in its third season, losing more than 20% of its audience. The show from comedian Steve Byrne was one of TBS’ first successful original comedies. Byrne cr... [Read More]
 
Spike orders ‘Lip Sync Battle’ series from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant
A popular recurring segment on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is spinning off to become its own show. According to THR, Spike TV has ordered Lip Sync Battle to series from Jimmy Fallon. On Fallon’s show, celebrities face off lip synching a song of their choice, battling for pride and h... [Read More]
 
Patrice O’Neal benefit will feature Bill Burr, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Norton and many more
Just a week and a half before the anniversary of his passing, the 3rd annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit was announced, taking place at the New York City Center. In its third year, the benefit began as the brainchild of close friend and fellow comedian Bill Burr as a way to raise money for P... [Read More]