Day: August 11, 2015

TV Land orders George Lopez single-cam sitcom straight to series

George Lopez is heading back to cable TV with a new straight-to-series order announced today by TV Land. Lopez will air at least 12 half-hour episodes starting in 2016, starring Lopez as a semiautobiographical version of himself, a comedian trying to find balance between his rich Hollywood existence and his Hispanic-American roots. “I’m excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm,” Lopez said. “We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way,” said TV Land...

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Sneak peek: Steve Buscemi’s “Park Bench” interview with Gilbert Gottfried gets interrupted from high above

Steve Buscemi’s talk-show webseries for AOL, Park Bench, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program. Nothing is stranger than nonfiction sometimes, and even an Emmy-nominated webseries will face real-life hurdles and rude interruptions when you’re staging the whole thing on a park bench outside in New York City. As Buscemi learned during this second season while filming an interview with Gilbert Gottfried. Take an exclusive sneak peek at what happens when a helicopter hovers high above Gottfried and Buscemi. It’s Gilbert Gottfried, so do I even need to tell you it’s Not Safe For Work?...

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Postscript: A father and former fan of Bill Cosby takes down his signed LP. “It’s over”

Longtime friend of the site Dan Pasternack has shared many stories behind his collection of signed comedy albums with McSweeney’s online in a series titled, “My Signed Comedy LPs: One Comedy Nerd’s Obsessive Journey.” Today, Pasternack — head of Big Beach TV and former VP of development and production at IFC — offered a poignant post-script to the essay he’d written a year ago about his earlier memories of Bill Cosby. Because he and I and the whole world now know so much more about the disturbing truth and horrible ways this legendary comedian treated women offstage. Cosby, sadly,...

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