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Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt goes to Netflix, despite original plans for NBC

Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt goes to Netflix, despite original plans for NBC

By | November 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm | One comment

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 to the show where it will premiere in March 2015. What's more, Netflix has more...


Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot greenlighted, Muppets writer Nick Stoller enlisted

Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot greenlighted, Muppets writer Nick Stoller enlisted

By | November 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm | No comments

On the heels of his successful HBO stand-up comedy special Love at the Store directed by Spike Lee and after months of back-and-forth, NBC has greenlighted Jerrod Carmichael’s untitled comedy pilot. Based on the fast rising Carmichael’s comedy as well as his life with his family and girlfriend, the pilot will be co-written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller, the latter of more...


It’s official: Jay Leno will host CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage (Video)

It’s official: Jay Leno will host CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage (Video)

By | October 15, 2014 at 9:48 am | One comment

Jay Leno is officially returning to television, the comedian confirmed today, a week after it was reported the former Tonight Show host was negotiating a deal to host a show for CNBC. Tentatively titled Jay Leno’s Garage, the veteran comedian’s new series would air in primetime – not late night – and would revolve around his passion for all things more...


Jay Leno close to signing with CNBC to host primetime car show

Jay Leno close to signing with CNBC to host primetime car show

By | October 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm | One comment

Jay Leno left his post at The Tonight Show less than eight months ago, but the veteran comedian is already making plans to return to television. It seems Leno is about to ink a deal with CNBC to host a show about cars (his well-known passion) during primetime hours, not late night. This, according to The Hollywood Reporter, who say the 64-year-old host was courted by CNN, more...


Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

Eddie Izzard joins Junior Bender crime comedy for NBC

By | October 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm | One comment

NBC has tapped comedian Eddie Izzard to bring thieving detective Junior Bender to life. The network gave Izzard a script commitment to adapt Timothy Hallinan's popular crime novels into a comedic crime thriller. Hallinan's four-book series centers around a burglar in Los Angeles with an odd sense of morality. He's a thief's thief who works on the side as a private more...


Ed Helms brings Julian McCullough’s Poor House to NBC

Ed Helms brings Julian McCullough’s Poor House to NBC

By | September 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm | No comments

Chelsea Lately comedian Julian McCullough is on his way to NBC. Ed Helms' production company Pacific Electric helped and a first-look deal for McCullough's multi-camera sitcom Poor House. The comedian will write and star in the show about a free-spirited, anti-establishment, non-conformist dad who drifts across America and through life until he decides to settle down and more...


Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot still alive

Jerrod Carmichael NBC pilot still alive

By | June 17, 2014 at 10:44 am | No comments

Jerrod Carmichael's pilot presentation for NBC has been a much-talked-about project during the bustling pilot season. NBC has yet to order his show to series, yet has not officially passed on it. NBC executives are reportedly working with Carmichael, a fast-rising Los Angeles-based comedian, on a new pilot. The network will have a brief window in which to pick up the show more...


NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ off to great start, first semi-finalists announced

By | May 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments

With judges Russell Peters, Roseanne and Keenen Ivory Wayans and host JB Smoove, Last Comic Standing made its triumphant return last night to NBC. And this time, with the guidance of executive producer Wanda Sykes, Last Comic Standing is being done right. In year’s past NBC went to great lengths in order to perpetuate the idea that all of the comedians participating more...


NBC fall comedies: Casey Wilson, Cristin Milioti, Kate Walsh, Ken Marino in official trailers

NBC fall comedies: Casey Wilson, Cristin Milioti, Kate Walsh, Ken Marino in official trailers

By | May 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm | No comments

As we mourn the loss of shows like Community, we can begin to celebrate the new hopefully-hilarious arrivals. NBC released trailers to three of its new comedies this week. NBC shook things up when it announced a slew of cancellations last week as well as a large handful of pickups like Ellen DeGeneres' One Big Happy and Will Ferrell's Mission Control. The network begins more...


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