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TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

TBS renews Conan O’Brien through 2018, let’s watch Coco’s interview with Game of Thrones’ George R. R. Martin

By | May 14, 2014 at 5:25 pm | No comments

Since its premiere in November of 2010, in the wake of that whole Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien kerfuffle, Conan has been TBS’ flagship comedy brand, helping to give rise to up-and-coming comedy stars. And that, in part, is why TBS has renewed Conan O’Brien’s late night...

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Watch John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short in first ‘Mulaney’ trailer from Fox

Watch John Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short in first ‘Mulaney’ trailer from Fox

By | May 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Comedian John Mulaney has to he happy about this: Fox executive Kevin Reilly called the upcoming sitcom Mulaney this generation's Seinfeld at Monday's upfront presentation to advertisers. The network released a trailer for John Mulaney's long-awaited series, featuring both...

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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...

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Tina Fey adds Jane Krakowski to Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Tina Fey adds Jane Krakowski to Ellie Kemper comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

By | May 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm | No comments

Tina Fey's new NBC comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt just added another fellow 30 Rock alum to its crew. Jane Krakowski will play a recurring role on the new show starring former The Office star Ellie Kemper. Kemper plays Kimmy, who after 15 years of living in a cult...

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Newscaster Alison Bologna drops “F” bomb instead of ‘firetruck,’ hilarious video goes viral. Watch it now!

Newscaster Alison Bologna drops “F” bomb instead of ‘firetruck,’ hilarious video goes viral. Watch it now!

By | May 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm | No comments

Even award-winning television journalists make mistakes, and that's what happened last night when Providence, RI newscaster Alison Bologna dropped the f-bomb during a live broadcast when she meant to say "firetruck." During a report about an overturned firetruck in Charlotte,...

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USA Network developing tons of comedies, Legally Blonde, Queer As Folks scribes in on the action

USA Network developing tons of comedies, Legally Blonde, Queer As Folks scribes in on the action

By | May 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm | One comment

USA joins TBS, FX and IFC as yet another network pouring money into developing original comedy series. After greenlighting its first original comedy series in over a decade -- Sirens -- the USA network announced a healthy slate of comedies currently in development. Its EMT...

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NBC cancels ‘Community’ but Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo! or Crackle could give it life

NBC cancels ‘Community’ but Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo! or Crackle could give it life

By | May 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 11 comments

Community, the cult favorite comedy loved by the country’s biggest comedy nerds, has been canceled by NBC after five seasons. Despite the return of series creator and original executive producer Dan Harmon, after being replaced in season four, ratings never did improve in any...

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Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards interview: What if black comedians didn’t talk about race? (Exclusive video)

Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards interview: What if black comedians didn’t talk about race? (Exclusive video)

By | May 8, 2014 at 11:24 am | 2 comments

Bill Cosby will be honored tonight with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards when it airs on NBC at 9 pm ET. But the filming of the awards show went down in New York on April 26, and Laughspin was there to see it. Perhaps more importantly...

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Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival

Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival

By | May 7, 2014 at 11:45 am | No comments

Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Don Rickles and many more huge names in comedy will headline the 32ns annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. The festival just released, in part, the following information: The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival,...

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