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Demetri Martin working on animated series for Fox

Demetri Martin working on animated series for Fox

By | August 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments

If all goes according to plan, multi-faceted comedian Demetri Martin will join a long, successful tradition of animated comedy at Fox, which boasts The Simpsons, Family Guy and most recently Bob's Burgers. According to Deadline, Martin is finalizing a deal with the network,...

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Jane Kaczmarek joins cast of Whitney Cummings’ NBC sitcom

Jane Kaczmarek joins cast of Whitney Cummings’ NBC sitcom

By | August 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm | One comment

Even with the Sept. 22 premiere of Whitney fast approaching, execs at NBC are shuffling around castmembers on comedian Whitney Cummings' network star vehicle. And this time, it’s a big one. Former Malcolm in the Middle star Jane Kaczmarek has been tapped to play Whitney’s...

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Jeff Garlin inks deal for ABC comedy

Jeff Garlin inks deal for ABC comedy

By | August 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian, writer and Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer Jeff Garlin has struck a television deal with ABC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Garlin snagged a "script deal to write, executive produce and star in an untitled half-hour comedy." Bruce McCulloch, of...

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Eddie Murphy will voice movie version of 1970s animated show “Hong Kong Phooey”

Eddie Murphy will voice movie version of 1970s animated show “Hong Kong Phooey”

By | August 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 2 comments

A big screen animated feature version of Hanna-Barbera's 1974 TV series Hong Kong Phooey has been green-lit with Eddie Murphy voicing the protagonist hero. It's totally understandable that movie execs have been inspired by the piles of money the Smurfs movie is racking up, but...

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George Lopez on getting the axe: “Unemployment for Latinos just got a little higher” (Video)

George Lopez on getting the axe: “Unemployment for Latinos just got a little higher” (Video)

By | August 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm | No comments

TBS announced yesterday that they would not be renewing George Lopez’s late night talk show Lopez Tonight. And tonight’s show – would be the last one. Not a whole lot of time. Lopez’s monologue last night was markedly more subdued than we’ve come to expect from the...

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Ben Stiller’s fake “Tropic Thunder” trailers inspire new Web series

Ben Stiller’s fake “Tropic Thunder” trailers inspire new Web series

By | August 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm | No comments

Inspired by the fake trailers sprinkled into 2008's Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller is set to launch The Fake Trailer Project-- essentially a series of 12 trailer parodies offered as a new Web series. The trailers will be unveiled one week at a time beginning in late fall or early...

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Seth MacFarlane lands roastmaster gig; Comedy Central enlists “Family Guy” creator to take down Charlie Sheen

Seth MacFarlane lands roastmaster gig; Comedy Central enlists “Family Guy” creator to take down Charlie Sheen

By | August 11, 2011 at 11:47 am | No comments

If you're thinking to yourself, hey, the first part of that headline is old, we don't blame you. For the third time, Comedy Central has chosen Family Guy creator and proven wise ass Seth MacFarlane to host one of the network's always-highly-rated roasts, according to EW.com....

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Roseanne Barr plans her return to sitcom television with “Downwardly Mobile”

Roseanne Barr plans her return to sitcom television with “Downwardly Mobile”

By | August 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm | No comments

For the past few weeks, old-school Roseanne fans have enjoyed seeing one of contemporary comedy's blue-collar sitcom heroes bare her life in the Lifetime reality series Roseanne's Nuts. But if all goes according to her plan, we'll be soon watching Roseanne Barr doing more than...

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A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

A cautious Steve Carell appears on “Conan” before committing to appear on “Conan” (Video)

By | August 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | No comments

Steve Carell was one of the final guests on Conan O’Brien’s The Tonight Show, and, unsurprisingly, his appearance on the show wasn’t any old guest spot. Instead of touting a project or lamenting the sorry state of NBC, Carell performed Conan’s exit interview. Last night,...

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