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Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader inks exclusive HBO comedy series deal

Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader inks exclusive HBO comedy series deal

By | May 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | One comment

HBO wants Bill Hader, badly. The premium cable channel has signed the former Saturday Night Live star to an exclusive development deal that would have him create and star in his own comedy series. No word if the deal will effect his gig voicing the evil Dr. Giuseppe Malocchio on...

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Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

Doug Stanhope’s Podcast joins Bill Burr, Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy podcast network

By | May 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm | No comments

The staunchly independent stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his podcast, simply named Doug Stanhope's Podcast, to the All Things Comedy network. It only goes to show how much Stanhope believes in  the by-comics-for-comics nature of the podcasting network founded by...

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Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

By | May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 3 comments

Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you'd get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in...

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Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

Sex and the City writers developing Showtime comedy about Orthodox Jewish comedian

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm | One comment

Showtime is developing a new half-hour comedy series called Yank about a young man who ventures out of his ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. Yank comes from Sex and the City writers Elisa Zuritsky and Julie...

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Watch Rashida Jones in TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’ from Steve Carell

Watch Rashida Jones in TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’ from Steve Carell

By | May 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm | One comment

As TBS got ready to start its upfront presentation on Wednesday, the network released the trailer for the Rashida Jones-led comedy Angie Tribeca. TBS gave the cop comedy a series order last week for 10 episodes. Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell about a...

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CBS passes on How I Met Your Dad, releases The McCarthys trailer (Video)

CBS passes on How I Met Your Dad, releases The McCarthys trailer (Video)

By | May 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm | No comments

CBS has passed on the much-talked about highly-anticipated pilot How I Met Your Dad. The How I Met Your Mother spin-off series dominated trade headlines over the past seven months, including last week when the show was reportedly picked up. CBS executive Nina Tassler commented...

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FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

FXX and FX cancels Jim Jefferies’ ‘Legit,’ Danny McBride’s ‘Chozen’ — RIP, two excellent shows

By | May 16, 2014 at 11:55 am | 4 comments

Jim Jefferies' Legit and Danny McBride's animated series Chozen will not return to FX or FXX, after this season ends. The news came after FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who has been pushing hard on creating original comedies for FX and its baby sister channel FXX, announced he...

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‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

‘Two and a Half Men’ 12th season will be its last, Chuck Lorre promises ‘season long event’

By | May 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm | One comment

Two and a Half Men, starring Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, will end after the upcoming 12th season, CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler confirmed. The long-running sitcom, which also formerly starred Angus T. Jones and Charlie Sheen has survived the type of turmoil and...

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

ABC’s ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Cristela, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ a win for racial diversity in television comedy?

By | May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 10 comments

ABC programming chief Paul Lee gave people a taste of the network's diverse slate of comedies for the 2014-15 season at its upfront presentation to advertisers. It showed off comedies starring black actors, hispanic females and a chubby Thai kid that saves ABC from any...

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