Day: May 12, 2017

Will Ferrell delivers the USC commencement for Class of 2017

Will Ferrell, a 1990 graduate of the University of Southern California, returned to USC today to deliver the commencement address to the class of 2017. What has he learned in the past 27 years since college? “After my first show [on Saturday Night Live], one review referred to me as ‘the most annoying newcomer of the new cast.’ Someone showed this to me and I promptly put it on the wall of my office, reminding myself that, to some people, I will be annoying. Some people will not think I’m funny. And that’s OK.” “To those of you graduates...

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CBS orders sitcom “Me, Myself & I” starring SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan

CBS started handing out series orders to its pilot contenders today, and among them is the new sitcom, Me, Myself & I, which stars current Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan. Of course, CBS will lay out its planned Fall 2017 and Midseason 2018 schedules next week during the traditional May Upfronts, but the pickup certainly means these next couple of weeks should be Moynihan’s last at SNL — ending a nine-season run on the show. Here’s the official logline info for Me, Myself & I: A single-camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. The...

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Steve Harvey explains that memo to his Chicago talk show staff

As Steve Harvey wraps up the fifth season of his syndicated daytime talk show, he’s moving not only to a new production company but also a new location, taking his show from Chicago to Los Angeles. So now one of his Chicago staffers has leaked a memo Harvey sent to all of them at the beginning of the fifth season last August, as circulated May 10 by Robert Feder. Here it is: Harvey spoke on the phone to Entertainment Tonight to explain himself. To wit: “I could not find a way to walk from the stage to my dressing...

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truTV upgrades Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks from clips to series, orders Amy Sedaris talk show and more

You’ve seen Laff Mobb re-enact stand-up comedy bits on YouTube and overnight on truTV’s Late Night Snack, and this fall, you’ll get to see them in full half-hour doses. truTV announced a 12-episode order this fall of Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, along with a new talk show hosted by Amy Sedaris, and the previously announced acquisition of The Chris Gethard Show, and more to come in 2018 from most of its returning series. truTV made the announcement today ahead of next week’s Upfronts. Here are all of the details for new truTV series, renewals and projects in the development...

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Ramy Youssef network TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

“I’m Muslim. Like from the news,” jokes Ramy Youssef, who made his network TV debut on Thursday night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Youssef also joked about how your own individual day can be pretty OK, even if the rest of the world seems to be crumbling around you; how he still believes every third thing Trump says; and how God can save us all. Maybe. Roll the clip! And here’s that commercial he jokes about, for your further...

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