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Ellie Kemper of ‘The Office’ lands leading role on NBC pilot

Ellie Kemper of ‘The Office’ lands leading role on NBC pilot

By | February 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm | One comment

While NBC announced today the series finale of The Office will air on May 16 from 9 to 10 pm ET, we also learned that fan favorite Ellie Kemper, who plays Dunder Mifflin’s lovable and naïve Erin Hannon, landed herself a leading role on one of the network’s upcoming comedy...

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Roseanne developing new show for NBC, will appear on three episodes of The Office

Roseanne developing new show for NBC, will appear on three episodes of The Office

By | February 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm | No comments

With a failed television pilot and an equally unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the United States behind her, comedy icon Roseanne Barr is ready to take another stab at television stardom. Teaming up with Steven Greener, who helped helm Roseanne’s Nuts, Barr’s 2011...

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Fox skips the pilot and orders Seth MacFarlane’s new series

Fox skips the pilot and orders Seth MacFarlane’s new series

By | January 23, 2013 at 10:23 am | 10 comments

At this point in his career Seth MacFarlane can vacate his bowels into a beach bucket, film it and successfully sell it as a network series. It hasn't gotten to that point yet and luckily it doesn't seem MacFarlane has started phoning it in. But the option is there. And so...

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Stephen Merchant lands pilot deal with HBO

Stephen Merchant lands pilot deal with HBO

By | July 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm | One comment

HBO has picked up Hello Ladies, a pilot from Stephen Merchant, co-creator with Ricky Gervais of the British The Office. The would star Merchant as an Englishman who has relocated to Los Angeles in hopes of joining the ranks of the rich, famous and beautiful. The problem,...

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Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

Anne Heche sitcom ‘Save Me’ coming to NBC

By | May 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm | No comments

NBC, which will present its full Fall lineup a week from today, has green lighted a comedy pilot starring Anne Heche to series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The project, Save Me, stars the That's What She Said co-star playing a woman (Heche) who believes she is channeling...

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Conan O’Brien snags sitcom pilot deal with TBS

Conan O’Brien snags sitcom pilot deal with TBS

By | September 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | No comments

It looks like Conan O’Brien might be widening his already-massive comedic presence to his current home network, TBS. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show “centers on a family man who quits his day job and returns to the neighborhood where he grew up. While there, he...

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And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

And the winner of the Sarah Silverman bidding war is…

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm | One comment

By yesterday, we knew that Sarah Silverman was a wanted woman, with at least three networks vying for her pilot pitch. In the end, the peacock network beat out ABC and snagged a pilot order for Sarah Silverman's untitled single camera comedy show. With Imagine Entertainment...

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Kevin Smith looks to host his own, daily television talk show

Kevin Smith looks to host his own, daily television talk show

By | July 27, 2011 at 1:58 pm | One comment

Clerks director and cult comedy legend Kevin Smith is set to host a talk show pilot. The show is planned to be a daily, half hour, syndicated program that would blend discussion with celebrities and comedy. The show is tentatively titled The Kevin Smith Project, and the...

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Exclusive: A list of comedians cast in new pilots

By | March 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm | One comment

Fall is an underrated season. The leaves change, the weather becomes more tolerable, baseball gives way to football, and – best of all, for some – our favorite TV shows kick back into gear after a long hiatus. And that means we get new episodes of old favorites as well as a...

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