Comedy Headlines for 2/11/13

What’s happening in the comedy world now…

  • Christina Applegate abruptly left the NBC sitcom Up All Night, while the show is on hiatus to be retooled as a multi-cam for planned new episodes this spring. No word on whether her role will be recast and how that it’ll impact her co-stars, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.
  • IFC ordered 20 new episodes of Comedy Bang Bang, the anti-talk show talk show hosted by Scott Aukerman with music from Reggie Watts. The series already had been renewed for a second season. The announcement, though, did clarify that new episodes will air in two 10-episode blocks in the second half of 2013.
  • TBS ordered a sitcom pilot, Do It Yourself, from Walt Becker and Rob Long. It’s about a math teacher in his 20s who takes a job in a big-box store.
  • CBS has ordered three more sitcom pilots. Jacked Up (from Greg Malins and starring Patrick Warburton) is a multi-cam about a retired baseball player. An untitled multi-cam from Tad Quill features a newly widowed father who raises his 12-year old son. And a single-cam from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky adapts an Israeli show about a 40-year-old woman and mom of three who habitually lies her way into and out of situational comedy situations.

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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