Day: May 29, 2013

Comedy Central cancels Ugly Americans

Comedy Central has cancelled Ugly Americans. If this is news to you, or even more so, if you didn’t realize this was news, there’s a story behind why you’re just now hearing about the end of the animated series after two seasons. Posted today on the Ugly Americans Facebook page: Ugly Americans fans, As you might have gathered by now, Comedy Central did not renew us for a 3rd season. The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying...

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Amazon orders up series for sitcoms “Alpha House” and “Betas”

If you say it’s all Greek to you when it comes to figuring out how Amazon.com’s Amazon Studios would make sense of its first wave of sitcom pilots, then, well, congratulations. Your Amazon Studios Fantasy League picks of Alpha House and Betas made it through to series! Amazon had cultivated several pitches for both sitcoms and children’s series over the past year, put all of the produced pilots online for anyone and everyone to view and review, then made the orders official today. Roy Price, Amazon Studios director, said: “We are thrilled at the enthusiastic customer response to our first...

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Comedy Headlines for 5/29/13

What’s making news in comedy… Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy series, currently airing on Tuesday nights, will return with a 10-episode second season in 2014. Dan Harmon has confirmed that he’s in talks with Sony Pictures Television to return to the helm of Community for its fifth season. Harmon, of course, created the meta-sitcom for Sony and NBC. ABC Family has its first 100-episode sitcom in Melissa & Joey. The sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence begins its third season tonight, and received orders for an additional back-half plus fourth season...

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