Day: April 28, 2015

FOX promotes Golan The Insatiable to primetime for summer 2015, recasts main voices

FOX has promoted Golan The Insatiable from its “Animation Domination High-Def” block to become a half-hour primetime series this summer, with the first of six episodes premiering Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. As part of the promotion, the network also has recast the main voices, with Rob Riggle voicing Golan, the “mighty godlord from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, Minn., where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan,” voiced by Aubrey Plaza. Those voices were originated by series creator Josh Miller and comedian Mary Mack, respectively. You can hear them...

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Charm City Comedy Festival adjusts schedule to accommodate Baltimore curfew

If any American city could use a charm offensive right about now, it’s Baltimore. And yet, the second annual Charm City Comedy Festival — set to begin Wednesday and run through Sunday in Baltimore — has been forced to scrap and/or move several of its shows this week due to the city’s curfew. Maryland and Baltimore officials declared a state of emergency Monday following violent protests and looting that emerged in city streets, protests launched in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Festival organizers posted Monday night on Twitter: “Our hearts go out to everyone...

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SAG-AFTRA issues “Do Not Work” order against duo of “reality” series filming comedians and their families

SAG-AFTRA has issued a “no-contract, no-work” order against L. Plummer Media, which is currently filming both Comedians of LA for Esquire and Living With Funny for the Oxygen Network simultaneously. The actors’ union notes that the production is for “a single series, produced by a single company — L. Plummer Media — but for two different networks,” and neither has a “minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA” yet. “Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this program. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the...

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David Krumholtz is the elderly widow Gigi in IFC’s newly ordered series, “Gigi’s Bucket List”

David Krumholtz will become an elderly widow for laughs later this year, as IFC announced today it has ordered eight half-hour episodes of his sitcom, Gigi’s Bucket List. The series stars Krumholtz as Gertrude Rotblum (“Gigi”), a 76-year-old woman who discovers a previously unknown bank account in her husband’s will after he dies. With millions to spend and not a lot of time to spend it, Gigi starts crossing off her proverbial bucket list. Ricky Mabe will play Gigi’s male nurse sidekick. “This character has been living inside me since birth. Friends have often accused me of acting like...

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“Filthy Sexy Teen$” gets series order to jumpstart FOX’s digital development slate

FOX’s new digital comedy development ventures received a boost today with the announcement that high-school soap opera parody Filthy Sexy Teen$ would receive an eight-episode order from Fullscreen. It’s one of several projects coming from Keith Quinn and Jonathan Stern, but unique in that it already aired a one-off pilot for Adult Swim in October 2013. That 11-minute pilot for “Filthy Sexy Teen$” starred Steven Yeun, Casey Wilson, Sam Trammell, Chris Parnell, Amanda Leighton, Marshall Allman, Chelsea Harris and Hannah Kasulka. The series will follow “two wealthy teen siblings, thought to be lost at sea, (who) return home and attempt to re-climb the...

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