Day: January 10, 2014

Comedy Central orders “Big Time in Hollywood, FL,” and animated “Moonbeam City” to series

Comedy Central announced two new half-hour series coming to the network later in 2014, with the pickups of 10 episodes each for Big Time in Hollywood, FL, and Moonbeam City. The announcements came Friday as the cable network took its turn before the TV Critics Association annual roundup in Pasadena, Calif. More about each series, now, from the press releases: Big Time in Hollywood, FL A scripted comedy following delusional brothers and self-proclaimed filmmakers, played by Alex Anfanger and Lenny Jacobson — kicked out of their parents’ house and forced to fend for themselves. Kathy Baker and Stephen Tobolowsky will...

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MTV2 orders “Jobs That Don’t Suck,” series hosted by Andrew Schulz

MTV2 announced a new addition to its slate of comedian-fronted series, ordering up Jobs That Don’t Suck hosted by Andrew Schulz. The cable network made the announcement Friday at the TV Critics Association annual panel roundup in Pasadena, Calif. It’ll premiere in April following the fourth-season debut of MTV’s popular Guy Code. More about Jobs That Don’t Suck — Schulz will be joined by Eddie Huang (Vice’s “Fresh Off The Boat”) and Nessa (MTV’s “Girl Code,”), as the trio take a more realistic look at how people make it in America than we saw in HBO’s recent series How...

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Bobby Moynihan tells David Letterman about his SNL audition

Bobby Moynihan stars in the upcoming FX animated series, Chozen, which brought him on a promotional visit Thursday to Late Show with David Letterman. But Letterman also wanted to know just how Moynihan got on Saturday Night Live to begin with; for starters, performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for years in New York City. For another, having weird impersonations on your audition tape, such as “Silent Bob,” Snagglepuss, and Nathan Lane selling hamburgers. Can you give us a little bit of that Nathan Lane impersonation? Dave asks on behalf of all of us, and Bobby gracefully complies. Roll...

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Title Card Tales: FOX’s “Enlisted” from Mike Royce, Kevin Biegel and Snowpants Productions

Last year, TV showrunner/executive producer Mike Royce shared with The Comic’s Comic the photo gallery of vanity cards used on his various Snowpants Productions — Lucky Louie with Louis C.K. on HBO, Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano on TNT, and 1600 Penn on NBC. You can view all of them, which also take an intimate look at Royce’s own family. He’s back on primetime network TV with the great new military-based sitcom, Enlisted. It debuts tonight on FOX, starring Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young as three brothers on a Florida Army base, Fort McGee....

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Ask, and he shall receive: Stephen Colbert’s People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late-Night Talk Show Host, 2014

Two months ago, Stephen Colbert addressed Colbert Nation on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and asked them to vote him a People’s Choice Award. Lo and behold, it worked! Colbert won the People’s Choice Award on Wednesday night’s telecast as Favorite Late-Night Talk Show Host. Here he is, via remote, accepting his prize. And last night, on The Colbert Report, the host with the most character thanked all of his Twitter-bots and their 140 characters for out-voting Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter...

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