Day: June 7, 2013

Chozen is chosen as FXX’s first new sitcom; animated series debuts 2014

And the winner of the first new sitcom to join the ranks of the new FXX programming lineup is…Chozen. FXX, which debuts in September as a younger, hipper offshoot of FX, ordered the animated comedy to series on Thursday. Chozen┬ácomes from Grant Dekernion, who’ll write, executive produce and star as a gay white rapping ex-con searching for redemption once he’s out of prison. The rest of the voice cast includes Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, Danny McBride, Kathryn Hahn and Method Man. McBride’s Rough House Pictures team (with Jody Hill and David Gordon Green) are executive...

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Comedy Headlines for 06/07/13

What’s happening in the comedy world these days… Joan Rivers turns 80 on June 8, and she and her daughter Mellissa will be part of a special edition of ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap later this month, as they’re swapping with Bristol and Willow Palin? That’s June 23. Next week, E! is airing special new half-hours of Fashion Police (strike or no strike), and also an hourlong birthday celebration next Friday plus appearances on other E! programs. Jerry Seinfeld isn’t 80 yet, but Crackle has released a promo for the second season of Seinfeld’s webseries for the Sony online imprint,...

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On Letterman, Andy Kindler finally can joke about the Titanic

Andy Kindler is not only a correspondent for Late Show with David Letterman, he’s also sometimes asked to showcase his stand-up comedy on the program. As he did again last night. In this set, Kindler jokes about hotels that put life concepts into their names, the origination of phrases such as “hello,” “puts his pants on one leg at a time,” Michelangelo’s painting deals, the anniversary of the Titanic, cruise ships and the Real Housewives franchise. “And that’s how you do comedy. It’s that simple.” Show ’em how it’s done, Andy! Roll...

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Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in “The Greatest Event in Television History: Hart to Hart”

Was recreating the opening credits to Simon & Simon the “greatest event in television history”? No. No, it was not. Don’t take my word for it. That’s just one of the lines handed to Jeff Probst as he once again hosts a new special event for Adult Swim, in which Adam Scott now tackles the opening sequence to TV’s Hart to Hart. With Amy Poehler as his co-star, Horatio Sanz as Max, Paul Rust as the first-time director, and a new spin on the working relationship between Scott and Poehler (who play married already on NBC’s Parks and Recreation)....

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