Day: May 13, 2015

Sneak peek at TV Land’s “The Jim Gaffigan Show”

The Jim Gaffigan Show doesn’t premiere on TV Land until July 15, but creators Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan already have let us in on a limited-time sneak peek of a full episode that features a ton of cameos by comedians and media personalities, all playing themselves. Including Gaffigan himself — characterized in this first episode at one point by a fan as “My 10-year-old brother’s favorite comedian.” It’s available now until May 30 on JimGaffigan.com. “Jeannie and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store for The Jim Gaffigan Show. Rather than telling everyone that...

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truTV orders Adam Conover’s “Adam Ruins Everything” to series, more from #Upfronts 2015

truTV showed up for its part of the Turner Networks 2015 Upfront presentations today with two new series ordered up, an extended trailer for another new comedy series and plenty of pilots in the offing. “In just over six months, we have turned over a whole new network, building momentum with a premium lineup of new series that will keep viewers coming back for more,” said Chris Linn, president, head of programming for truTV. “We now have 17 new shows, with a slate that represents nearly 200 hours of original programming. These new shows, specials and pilots are the...

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Samantha Bee breaks up late-night TV sausage party in first TBS promo teaser

Check out the first brand-new teaser clip promoting Samantha Bee’s upcoming entrance into the late-night TV game as the only female host in a world full of Jimmys. TBS debuted this clip today as part of the Turner Networks’ annual Upfronts presentation to advertisers. In it, Bee surmises a wall of portraits of all of the men hosting late-night TV shows; among them: Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Carson Daly, John Oliver, David Letterman, Larry Wilmore, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert and Bee’s former boss, Jon Stewart. “You know, when I take a look at each piece...

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Adam Sandler’s musical tribute to David Letterman

Take a few minutes today to appreciate not only David Letterman, but also Adam Sandler. But aside whatever you might think of Sandler’s current movie in production, and remember his overall contributions to comedy, as he steps back and writes and performs a song to celebrate Letterman’s overall contributions to comedy. “If you like gap-toothed men in double-breasted suits, he’s number one on your Top 10 list!” That’s one lyric. There are a few others that poke fun at the other guys in late-night TV throughout the years, and a few others still that are slightly unsafe for work....

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