Nick Kroll Offers Some Advice on Halloween Costumes and Unfriending People in Real Life
by Megh Wright The Tonight Show just released a new installment of "Unqualified Advice" featuring Nick Kroll, and it's full of solid advice especially if you're concerned about unfriending someone, choosing a college major, writing a 3,000-word essay in two hours, or becoming a victim of the Freshma... [Read More]
 
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]
 
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]
 
Philip Anselmo teaches Dave Hill proper headbanging and metal vocal techniques (Video)
If you missed the first episode of Metal Grasshopper starring Dave Hill and Philip Anselmo, then you should check it out now. The premise is simple. Comedian, musician and author Dave Hill travels to the bowels of the swamp in order to have metal god Philip Anselmo teach him how to be the most metal... [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]
 
Looking Back at 'The Building,' Bonnie Hunt's First TV Creation
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]