Day: January 7, 2016

Comedy Central re-ups both Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City through Season 5, adds miniseries Time Traveling Bong

After a year that saw a lot of talent fly the Comedy Central coop, the cable network is locking down its critical faves — announcing a fifth-season renewal for Inside Amy Schumer and two more seasons for Broad City to get Abbi and Ilana through a fifth season. Moreover, Comedy Central also ordered a three-episode miniseries, Time Traveling Bong, starring Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs, which will premiere on April 20, 2016, following the third-season finale this spring of Broad City. “No comment,” said Glazer, Downs and Lucia Aniello. The trio will write the miniseries about cousins played by...

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TBS orders up Wyatt Cenac’s “People of Earth” sitcom, sets dates for even more 2016 rebranding

TBS stepped up to the plate at the winter meetings of the TV Critics Association (TCA) with a brand-new look and feel, and plenty of new series to back that up. Newest among them? A 10-episode order for People of Earth, which stars Wyatt Cenac as a journalist who investigates a support group for alien abductees. The support group includes Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Cassidy, Alice Wetterlund, Luka Jones, Brian Huskey, Nancy Lenehan, Tracee Chimo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Björn Gustafsson and Ken Hall. People of Earth is created by David Jenkins and comes produced by Conaco’s Conan O’Brien, Greg...

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Jerry Seinfeld on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

It took four months for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to book a stand-up comedian performing stand-up comedy, and who knows how much longer we might have had to wait if not for Jerry Seinfeld’s appearance Monday night — since Seinfeld insists upon performing stand-up as a prerequisite to the late-night TV panel chat. In fact, Seinfeld acted surprised to hear Colbert tell him he was the show’s first stand-up. “Really?” His stand-up certainly had a different framing in terms of cinematography than we’ve seen in quite some time in late-night — the camera off to the side,...

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Episode #50: David Cross

Today’s guest is David Cross, who has spent the past year rebooting two of his TV series – 1990s cult fave Mr. Show on HBO begat W/ Bob and David on Netflix, while his Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret returns this week on IFC for a second chance in its third season. The Emmy winner and Grammy nominee also is familiar to comedy fans from his role as Tobias Funke in Arrested Development, and his appearances in movies as varied as Men in Black, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Kung Fu Panda films and of course,...

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