Day: November 5, 2014

Erik Rivera on NUVOtv, “I’m No Expert,” meeting your mate and pilot season

Erik Rivera may not have turned his development deal last year with Eva Longoria into a network TV sitcom, but his relationship with Jennifer Lopez did net him his first hourlong stand-up special. Erik Rivera: I’m No Expert premieres Saturday on NUVOtv. No, not that kind of relationship. Rivera is happily married and jokes lovingly about that in his special. JLo is the chief creative officer of NUVOtv, so as he told friends via email today: “See… we’re working together (don’t be nit picky about the details).” In this sneak peek from his hour, Rivera asks a couple in...

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Rob Stapleton and Charlie Murphy pitch new reality TV series about stand-up comedians: “Comics Turnt Up”

Move over, Real Househusbands of Hollywood. Rob Stapleton and Charlie Murphy want to pitch you, BET or other TV channels out there, an actual reality series following the lives of stand-up comedians. Here’s their presentation video for Comics Turnt Up,¬†with footage from Caroline’s, The Laugh Factory and elsewhere as comedians tell the camera they’re all in constant competition. Although this no competition show. Roll the clip! It features Stapleton and Murphy, plus Gerald Kelly, Pretty Ricky, Rip Michaels, Capone, T.K. Kirkland and others. Executive produced by Stapleton and Murphy with Fish Grease Productions. Would you like to see...

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Dave Hill reviews Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant for @midnight

As part of @midnight‘s weeklong sojourn to New York City, host Chris Hardwick has enlisted several local comedians and comedic actors to lend their Big Apple expertise to the game show. Here’s Dave Hill sitting in as the show’s “food critic” with a review of Guy Fieri’s Times Square restaurant food. Take-out, naturally. Enjoyed in Central Park. Er, “enjoyed.” Hill says the Guy-Talian Nachos remind him of an old lover he picked up in Italy. “Also, she, too, gave me diarrhea.” See what else he had to say about Fieri’s Flavortown. Roll the clip! @midnight Food Critic Dave Hill...

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Repeats of The Big Bang Theory on TBS accounted for all of the Top 20 most-watched sitcoms on basic cable in one week

BAZINGA! TBS has a new president and chief creative officer in Kevin Reilly (recently head of FOX), but it’s an old warhorse of a sitcom that has put TBS ahead of everyone else in basic cable — including its own original series — in terms of viewers. The Big Bang Theory isn’t just the most popular sitcom on network TV when it airs on Mondays or Thursdays on CBS. TBS’s telecasts of The Big Bang Theory swept all of basic cable’s Top 20 sitcom telecasts for the week ending Nov. 2, 2014, among total viewers and adults 18-49. Football,...

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