Comedy Headlines for 10/19/12

What’s happening in the comedy world now…

  • Andy Samberg has found TV life after Saturday Night Live. He’s currently starring in a BBC Three series, Cuckoo, and now he’s attached to lead an untitled detective comedy pilot for FOX from Mike Schur and Dan Goor. Samberg also will have a producer credit along with Goor, Schur and 3 Arts’ David Miner.
  • ABC will attempt to adapt the BAFTA-winning BBC Two series Rev. for an American audience. The original stars Tom Hollander as a priest from a small rural parish who gets a new position in London. The American version would sub in Chicago and Wisconsin.
  • ABC also is developing Dirty Girls, a half-hour series from The Mark Gordon Co. based on on the Gillian Telling book Dirty Girls: The Naked Truth About Our Guilty Secrets.
  • FOX, meanwhile, has bought into single-cam sitcom Best Man, from Paul Ruehl, about a bachelor consoling his best friend’s wife after said so-called BFF leaves them both. Ruehl is repped by CAA. The project comes from Karen Rosenfelt’s Sunswept Entertainment.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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