Day: July 30, 2013

The CW renews “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” opening door to more comedy programming in 2014

Only two weeks into its revival, Whose Line Is It Anyway? not only has proven to be a hit for The CW, but it’s also revived the broadcast network’s hopes to program actual sitcoms and other comedy series on its dial. The CW announced late Monday it had ordered a second season of Whose Line with Aisha Tyler as host, with 24 new half-hour episodes coming sometime next year (dates and times to follow — this season’s episodes air at 8 p.m. Tuesdays). And network chief Mark Pedowitz told the TV Critics Association today that the success of Whose...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry 2013 at Just For Laughs: The case against Adam Carolla

Did Andy Kindler make any self-deprecating comments during his State of the Industry at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival? Did I need to include a year in that previous sentence? Rhetorical questions aside, Kindler’s annual rhetorical roast of the year in comedy and show business again delighted and amused the packed ballroom at the Hyatt in Montreal last weekend. Kindler’s targets included usual suspects (Jay Leno), industry vets (APA’s Mike Berkowitz, who told people afterward how delighted he was to be ribbed by Kindler) and trends (he had a great Vine chunk), and himself (early and often). Unlike past...

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