Day: December 18, 2015

Amazon orders Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” and two other new comedies, renews “Red Oaks”

Christmas came early to the latest batch of pilot contenders for Amazon Studios, as the retail giant that’s now an award-winning competitor to the other streaming, cable and broadcast TV networks has ordered three new comedies, including Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi, and also renewed rookie 1980s throwback comedy Red Oaks. Here are the descriptions for the three new series coming to Amazon Prime in 2016 (in alphabetical order): Highston Highston Liggetts (newcomer Lewis Pullman) is a 19-year-old with a wide circle of celebrity friends—that only he can see. His parents, Jean (Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24), and Wilbur (Chris Parnell, Saturday Night Live)...

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TJ Miller, Ron Funches and Aisha Tyler populate Conan’s “Star Wars” diner

Conan O’Brien’s special Star Wars episode of Conan last night on TBS included much of the cast of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. But before he got to them, Conan and Andy Richter invited a few of their comedian friends to Jerry’s Diner to play out a cold open in which several of the old Star Wars bit players commiserate over not being called in for the new movie. Featuring T.J. Miller, Ron Funches, Aisha Tyler and Alex Fernie. Roll the...

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