Day: August 29, 2012

Michelle Buteau on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Notice something different about this video? Trick question. There actually are two things different about Michelle Buteau‘s appearance Tuesday night on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: 1) The red curtains, which represent the new TV studio Ferguson started using on Monday, which means Buteau was the first stand-up comedian to break it in, which also meant 2) that Buteau was able to perform that same night and receive the proverbial handshake-from-the-host afterward. Ferguson’s show previously had been taping stand-up sets in advance (sometimes far in advance) so as not to have Ferguson bump them. Better to have them...

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Charlie Sheen’s on-air “Anger Management” a success; earns 90-episode back-order from FX

Get ready for another long-running multi-camera sex-laden sitcom from Charlie Sheen. His FX series, Anger Management, has secured its 90-episode back-order after hitting its contractual ratings targets for its first 10-episode season. FX made the announcement Wednesday. We don’t know what pre-determined ratings target the show needed to hit to trigger this automatic renewal, which all but guarantees that other channels will buy the sitcom into further syndication years down the road. What we do know is that Anger Management averaged 4.53 million viewers in its first season. Production on the next 90 episodes will begin Sept. 24, 2012,...

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