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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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Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards red carpet look: sweatsuit all the way! (Photo)

Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards red carpet look: sweatsuit all the way! (Photo)

By | April 27, 2014 at 10:20 pm | One comment

Bill Cosby was honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards last night, as the ceremony was filmed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The ceremony will air May 8 at 9 pm ET on NBC. And while Cosby looked dapper as he accepted...

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Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

By | April 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm | One comment

Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike...

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Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

By | April 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm | No comments

NBC's Last Comic Standing is slotted to return for its ninth season next month with new hosts, new judges and a new format. And the first teaser trailer  was just released! Executive producer Wanda Sykes has taken hold of the twice-cancelled stand-up comedy competition show....

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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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Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)

Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)

By | February 18, 2014 at 11:55 am | No comments

Last night Jimmy Fallon made television history as he began his job as the sixth host of The Tonight Show. Decked in a gray suit and dark-blue tie, the former Late Night host took to the New York City studio’s stage and delivered an incredibly humble, sincere intro. He...

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Will Mary-Louise Parker become NBC’s next comedy star?

Will Mary-Louise Parker become NBC’s next comedy star?

By | February 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm | No comments

In their never-ending quest to score a comedy that gets more than 3 million viewers on the regular, NBC is aggressively courting former Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker. She’s close to signing on for Feed Me, a single-camera pilot on which she would star as Ellen, an accountant...

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NBC cancels Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Hayes shows

NBC cancels Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Hayes shows

By | February 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm | No comments

NBC seems to be struggling in their continuous efforts to add another smash comedy to their line-up, where the critically-acclaimed Parks & Recreation seems to be the only real winner. The Peacock Network has now cancelled two of their freshmen comedies, The Michael J. Fox Show...

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