Comedy Headlines for 1/31/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now…

  • Tonight is the series finale of 30 Rock on NBC. The show’s Tom Ceraulo writes about wrapping production with behind-the-scenes insight and photos. On Buzzfeed? On Buzzfeed! I know.
  • At CBS, meanwhile, the network ordered a ninth and final episode of How I Met Your Mother to begin this fall and end next spring. Nine seasons for a dad to tell his kids how he met their mother. That’s not a hack joke anymore. That’s just stating a fact.
  • FX is bringing back BrandX with Russell Brand as a one-hour, live talk show when it returns Feb. 7.
  • Comedy Central has renewed Kroll Show for a second season. The third episode of its debut season aired last night.
  • E! has acquired Yahoo! web series Burning Love, which pokes fun at The Bachelor series. The first season of Ken Marino’s web series will be combined and repackaged into half-hour episodes to begin airing Monday, Feb. 25, on E! His second season of Burning Love debuts on Yahoo! on Feb. 14.

More pilot orders:

  • ABC: Middle Age Rage, a single-cam from Cheryl Holliday about a middle-age woman; an untitled single-cam from Andrea Abbate based on her own life, raising her brother’s kids when he is sent to prison; and┬áBad Management, a single-cam by and starring Sharon Horgan, about a department store┬áboss whose son comes back to town and turns things upside down.

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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