Day: August 31, 2015

TV Land renews The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor for second seasons

TV Land loves how its summer looked so far, as the cable network announced renewals for both of its new series currently on the air, The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor. “We’re really proud of these shows that represent the new TV Land,” said Keith Cox, TV Land’s Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming. “They have quality writing and great casts, and we’re excited to move on to season two for both.” Gaffigan’s show, co-created and co-written by Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan and loosely based on their own lives as comedy partners with five kids in New York...

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Bill Murray explains why he relented to make a cameo appearance in another Ghostbusters

Bill Murray made a public appearance in the Hamptons over the weekend to promote his new movie, Rock the Kasbah. (See him photographed above with director Barry Levinson and co-star Bruce Willis) But Vulture managed to ask him about that other movie. Yeah. The Ghostbusters reboot. “You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there,” Murray told Vulture. “They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it.” He also described...

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Kevin Hart plays to 53,000+ at Philadelphia stadium for new stand-up concert film: What Now tour

Kevin Hart attracted more than 53,000 fans on Sunday to his stand-up performance at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, which he recorded for a future concert film to hit movie theaters in 2016. It’s by far the biggest stop on Hart’s What Now tour, which continues with arena stops in September across the Rockies into the Pacific Northwest. He said afterward of his hometown triumph, “I was beyond happy.” Here was Kevin Hart earlier in the day Sunday at soundcheck, “It’s the calm before the storm. You see it. I’m at my soundcheck. I’m in a damn football stadium. I’m...

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Saturday Night Live hires Jon Rudnitsky as featured cast member for Season 41

Saturday Night Live has done it again, plucking a “New Face” from Montreal’s Just For Laughs in July to join its cast come September, hiring stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky as a featured cast member for Season 41, which actually begins in October. NBC confirmed the hire Monday to The Comic’s Comic. Previous “New Faces” hires by SNL over the past few seasons have included Pete Davidson, Brooks Wheelan and John Milhiser. Rudnitsky was included in this summer’s “New Faces” lineups, and placed at the end of the order for a show-stopping number that could just as well have fit...

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Episode #15: Michelle Buteau

Here’s the buzz: Michelle Buteau spoke to me just as VH1 announced last week it’d canceled Big Morning Buzz, the live talk show she co-hosted with Nick Lachey for the past year. But that’s no sweat off of her back. She decided to pursue her comedy career after working in TV news on 9/11. Yes. That 9/11. Don’t worry. I asked her about that, her father’s unique taste in music listening, catchphrases, comedy classes and more, including stories from performing alongside an already historically classic edition of “new faces” at the final HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in...

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