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Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

Ellen DeGeneres develops lesbian-led sitcom with NBC

By | October 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | No comments

Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is getting back into the sitcom game. The daytime talk show host is in development with NBC to executive produce a multi-camera sitcom with a lesbian lead character. The untitled project centers on a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get...

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Emile Hirsch cast as John Belushi in biopic; begins filming in spring 2014

Emile Hirsch cast as John Belushi in biopic; begins filming in spring 2014

By | October 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm | One comment

Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch has been cast as the legendary John Belushi in the upcoming untitled biopic from Steve Conrad. The movie will focus on the heights of Belushi's fame, so expect to see Hirsch in the Blues Brothers suit and Animal House toga. Covering his...

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Marcia Wallace, voice of The Simpsons’ Mrs. Krabappel, passes away at the age of 70

Marcia Wallace, voice of The Simpsons’ Mrs. Krabappel, passes away at the age of 70

By | October 29, 2013 at 11:51 am | No comments

We are sad to report that Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace passed away this weekend. Wallace is best known for her role on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and, more recently, her voice as crude elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons. Wallace...

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Pete Holmes gets hosting advice from veteran Jon Stewart (Video)

Pete Holmes gets hosting advice from veteran Jon Stewart (Video)

By | October 29, 2013 at 11:20 am | No comments

Last night marked the premiere of The Pete Holmes Show on TBS. The new late-night talk show was fun, playful, and full of moments where Pete Holmes "breaks" and laughs at himself. He admitted during his opening monologue, which was more stand-up than making fun of newspaper...

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Steve Harvey’s Family Feud renewed through 2015

Steve Harvey’s Family Feud renewed through 2015

By | October 29, 2013 at 10:49 am | No comments

Comedian Steve Harvey will stay on broadcast television through 2015. Stations around the country have agreed to renew the long-running hit game show Family Feud. Since Harvey took over as host of the game show that pits family against family in 2010, ratings have increased...

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Craig Ferguson to host Celebrity Name Game in fall 2014

Craig Ferguson to host Celebrity Name Game in fall 2014

By | October 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | One comment

You might not have to stay up for the Late Late Show to catch Craig Ferguson anymore. The Scottish-born talk show host has been signed to host a new syndicated game show next fall. In a string of recent celebrity-driven game shows, Celebrity Name Game is based on the popular...

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CBS brings back lost I Love Lucy episodes

CBS brings back lost I Love Lucy episodes

By | October 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm | One comment

CBS is bringing one of its oldest sitcoms back to the airwaves this winter. The eyeball ntwork will air two classic episodes of I Love Lucky on Friday, Dec.20. It will broadcast "The Christmas Episode" followed by the infamous grape stomping episode "Lucy's Italian Movie." One...

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The very thorough Laughspin Interview with Pete Holmes

The very thorough Laughspin Interview with Pete Holmes

By | October 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 7 comments

Pete Holmes is not just a stand-up comic, but an all-encompassing comedian. Not only have you seen him perform stand-up on Comedy Central and Conan, but you've likely seen his digital shorts like Kid Farm or his Batman sketches (see below). Or you've seen shows he's written for...

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Keith Malley of Keith and the Girl releases 10th comedy album

Keith Malley of Keith and the Girl releases 10th comedy album

By | October 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 5 comments

Keith Malley is not your typical stand-up comedian. He does not grind it out at open mikes nor does he cut his teeth every weekend on the road. He does wax hilarious five days a week for over an hour on his long-running podcast, Keith and the Girl. In an interview with...

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