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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 | 9 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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Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

Theo Von talks ‘Deal With It’ on TBS, selling guinea pigs, finding a wife (Laughspin Interview)

By | May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am | One comment

Theo Von is the human embodiment of a small town success story. Born Theodor Capitani Vonkurnatowski in Convington, Louisiana (about 45 minutes north of New Orleans), the 34-year-old comedian began slinging jokes at a local coffee shop in 2003, driving 40 minutes just to perform...

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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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Tenacious D promises Festival Supreme 2 will ‘leave all other comedy and music festivals crying in the dust’

Tenacious D promises Festival Supreme 2 will ‘leave all other comedy and music festivals crying in the dust’

By | May 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm | One comment

Jack Black and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, have announced the return of Festival Supreme, the comedy, music and arts festival curated by the world’s most popular comedy rockers. "Yes, Festival Supreme was the comedy and music event of 2013,” Jack Black and Kyle Gass said in...

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Simpsons and Family Guy crossover coming to Fox

Simpsons and Family Guy crossover coming to Fox

By | May 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm | No comments

Homer Simpson, meet Peter Griffin. At their upfront presentation to advertisers on Monday, Fox exec Kevin Reilly announced that The Simpsons and Family Guy will (finally) appear together in a crossover show. The Simpson family will appear on a one-hour episode of Family Guy in...

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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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‘Modern Family’ paying for all New York weddings today, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet make announcement (Video)

‘Modern Family’ paying for all New York weddings today, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet make announcement (Video)

By | May 12, 2014 at 11:39 am | No comments

Modern Family is ready to help New York City couples start their own family. NBC announced on Good Morning America that the Emmy Award-winning sitcom, which was recently renewed for a sixth season, will cover the cost of all marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies today at the...

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Parks And Recreation’s final season: Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari will leave Pawnee after next season on NBC

Parks And Recreation’s final season: Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari will leave Pawnee after next season on NBC

By | May 12, 2014 at 11:27 am | 2 comments

Amy Poheler's Leslie Knope, and the rest of the Parks & Recreation crew, will take its final bow at the end of the 2014-15 season, NBC announced. The mockumentary series, which first came on the air in 2009, was part of NBC's then-powerful Thursday night of comedies with The...

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