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Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth reunite for comedy ‘Mystery Girls’ on ABC Family (Video)

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth reunite for comedy ‘Mystery Girls’ on ABC Family (Video)

By | March 20, 2014 at 11:11 am | No comments

It’s been 14 years since Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth starred alongside each other on Beverly Hills 90210. But come June 25, the real-life pals will reunite on Mystery Girls for ABC Family. The light-hearted comedy series follows Holly (Tori) and Charlie (Jennie) as former...

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Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

By | March 19, 2014 at 4:22 pm | No comments

In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the...

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Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

Jeff Ross joins Kevin Hart comedy pilot for ABC

By | March 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Most of us are used to seeing stand-up comedian Jeff Ross on the dais roasting our favorite celebrities, but no we may get a chance to see the roastmaster general on network television. Ross has signed on to ABC's multi-camera untitled Kevin Hart comedy pilot. He'll play Stu,...

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Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

Nickelodeon greenlights Dan Schneider series, plus two other comedies

By | March 18, 2014 at 10:11 am | No comments

Nickelodeon continues to build on its live-action comedy slate with three new shows, including one from iCarly creator Dan Schneider. Henry Danger is a crime-fighting comedy series about a 13-year old Henry who scores a part-time job as a sidekick-in-training to Captain Man....

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Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

Comedian Robert Kelly cast in Denis Leary comedy pilot for FX

By | March 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 3 comments

Denis Leary's new pilot for FX Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has added comedian Robert Kelly to its cast. Kelly, a nationally touring stand-up comic, will play Bam Bam, a washed-up drummer of fictional band The Heathens. He hangs around lead character Johnny (played by creator...

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Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

Patton Oswalt, Emo Philips to headline 2nd annual Limestone Comedy Festival

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm | No comments

The Limestone Comedy Festival is ready to celebrate its second year as a five-venue stand-up and podcast weekend in downtown Bloomington, IN. The line-up features national headliners like Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Pardo and Emo Philips. Rising stars Ben Moore (The Bob & Tom...

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Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

By | February 25, 2014 at 9:52 am | No comments

Several comedians have been cast in promising NBC comedy pilots. Nick Thune will play the male lead opposite Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne in the Amy Poehler-produced Old Soul. Thune will play the roommate and friend of Nadia (Lyonne), a former wild child who has a...

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Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey and more welcome Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show (Video)

Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey and more welcome Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm | One comment

Sure it was an excuse to parade out a massive list of A-list celebrities on Jimmy Fallon's inaugural Tonight Show, but that doesn't mean it wasn't hilarious. Last night, a total of 14 famous friends of Fallon stopped by to pay off a $100 debt each. The reason? These doubters...

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Will Forte will write and star in Last Man On Earth on Fox

Will Forte will write and star in Last Man On Earth on Fox

By | February 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm | No comments

Fox has given the greenlight to Will Forte for a comedy show that will air during the 2014-2015 midseason. Created by, written by and starring Forte, Last Man On Earth is about a man who (you guessed it) becomes the last human on Earth. No further details about the show yet but...

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