Day: August 6, 2011

An unaired SNL sketch with Alec Baldwin, Cup Boy (Horatio Sanz) and Plate Boy (Jimmy Fallon)

On Saturday Night Live, oftentimes something will strike the cast and writers as super-funny around the office (particularly late at night Tuesday and into Wednesday morning of an SNL week), but not quite translate onscreen before the live audience. Such was the case, apparently, with Cup Boy and Plate Boy, an idea Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon had about two nervous guys who spill wax cups and plates all over a pizzeria as host Alec Baldwin and a customer played by Chris Parnell watch. It never made it past dress rehearsal back then. But last night, on Late Night...

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FX bullish on comedy, renews Louie, Wilfred, doubles up on It’s Almost Sunny in Philadelphia

This morning at the TCA Summer Tour, FX announced to TV critics that the cable network not only already ordered renewals for Louis CK’s Louie (for season three) and Wilfred (for season two), but also had made a deal with the cast of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for seasons eight and nine, with a development deal tacked on to work with the guys in the future. FX also announced its intentions to add two more comedies to its programming slate in the future. FX currently airs five dramas and five comedies — the other two comedies are The...

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