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Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

It seems every season there's a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone...

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“Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time” is returning to Comedy Central

“Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time” is returning to Comedy Central

By | July 19, 2011 at 4:01 pm | One comment

If you like Nick Swardson, you're totally going to like the following words: Production has begun anew on the second season of Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time. The show will premiere on Comedy Central on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 pm EST, so you’ll have to wait just a little...

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Stephen Colbert announces Super PAC television commercial; will be “chock-full of messages”

Stephen Colbert announces Super PAC television commercial; will be “chock-full of messages”

By | July 18, 2011 at 3:25 pm | No comments

If you’re not a member of Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC, you best fix that now. The organization recently fired off the first newsletter to all members who are “the heroes with the balls” to join up and fight the good fight. What’s the PAC up to? According to the...

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Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

Ricky Gervais joins “Dexter” showrunner to develop atheism-themed series

By | July 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

I want Ricky Gervais to do every show on television. He’s been involved in some brilliant film and TV comedies: The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad… Spy Kids 4 and more. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Gervais is joining Clyde Phillips – a former showrunner...

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Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

By | July 18, 2011 at 11:09 am | One comment

Putting celebrities in compromising or difficult situations is de rigueur for many reality shows – Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and the always incredible I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. These shows aren’t presented as comedies, but they’re pretty...

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Watch Marc Maron on “Real Time with Bill Maher” talk about angrily fu*king Michele Bachmann

Watch Marc Maron on “Real Time with Bill Maher” talk about angrily fu*king Michele Bachmann

By | July 18, 2011 at 10:12 am | No comments

In the unlikely scenario you needed more reason to love Marc Maron, allow me to submit this video of the man's appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher from Friday. The host of super-popular podcast WTF was joined by syndicated sex columnist and author Dan Savage, Dallas...

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Jenna Fischer’s pregnancy will be worked into “The Office”

Jenna Fischer’s pregnancy will be worked into “The Office”

By | July 15, 2011 at 9:23 am | One comment

Since the season finale of The Office (and Steve Carell's departure) earlier this year, every cast member of the hit NBC show has been disappointingly tight-lipped about what's to come for season eight. Sure, now we know Emmy giant James Spader has been cast as CEO of Sabre,...

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The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview

The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview

By | July 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm | No comments

Dear, comedy nerds. Today is the day you order Showtime, (they're giving $25 cash back when you subscribe) visit a friend who has Showtime or simply tune into the damn cable network because you already have Showtime. Why? Well, because The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres...

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Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

By | July 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm | No comments

This year’s Emmy Awards are loaded with a slew of quality comedy nominations. Outside of frequent nominees and winners such as The Office, The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, many not-so-mainstream comedies are getting respect this year-- most impressively Louis C.K. as...

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