Day: March 10, 2015

Go Jerrod Go! NBC gives six-episode order to Jerrod Carmichael sitcom

Jerrod Carmichael will find out if he’s ready for primetime in the coming year, as NBC just announced it has ordered six episodes of the untitled multi-cam sitcom based on his life and stand-up, which had been titled Go Jerrod Go. “We’re excited to be going forward to series with Jerrod. We can’t wait to see how he and his outstanding cast deliver the funny,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. Carmichael was a finalist for a series order last May, but NBC decided to have him retool his pilot, written with fellow executive producer Nick Stoller — who also...

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W. Kamau Bell’s “United Shades of America” docu-series coming to CNN in 2016

Did you miss seeing W. Kamau Bell on your cable TV to steer you through the multicultural headlines of 2014 and 2015? CNN is fixing that! The Cable News Network announced today that it has ordered United Shades of America, a weekly docu-series hosted by Bell that’ll debut in 2016. The hourly series description, per CNN: United Shades of America follows comedian and political gadfly W. Kamau Bell as he accepts the challenge to boldly explore the far corners of our country and its various groups and subcultures. Along the way, he will ask questions, get himself into some awkward and...

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“Why? With Hannibal Buress” ordered to series by Comedy Central

If you found yourself last year asking why Comedy Central didn’t greenlight a series for Hannibal Buress like he wished them to, then the network has answered that question and is allowing Buress to tackle plenty more. Comedy Central announced today it has ordered eight episodes of the weekly, half-hour series, Why? With Hannibal Buress. Episodes will tape before a live studio audience and air that same week. “Hannibal keeps asking us ‘why’ so we just told him to go find out and we’ll air it,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s President of Content Development and Original Programming. “I’m extremely...

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How many more Ghostbusters movies do we need? Trick question

We don’t need any more Ghostbusters movies. But nostalgia is a tricky son of a gun that wants us to relive the moments that brought us sheer joy in our childhood and adolescence over and over and over. Combine that with the sheer Pavlovian greed of Hollywood to repeat ideas that have proven successful until far long after they’ve stopped proving that, and well, here we go again. Barely a month after Sony Pictures announced it had a deal with director Paul Feig to reboot the Ghostbusters film franchise — and a full 25 years after Ghostbusters II had...

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