Day: March 18, 2014

GSN orders TV game-show edition of “Idiot Test” hosted by Ben Gleib

GSN announced today that stand-up comedian Ben Gleib will host at least 40 episodes of a new game show for the cable network based on the popular mobile app game, “Idiot Test.” The game pits two pairs of contestants with pre-existing fan rivals of one sort or another against each other, answering questions any “idiot” already should know. “I’m very excited to be hosting this show because it’s a perfect fit for my comedy,” Gleib told The Comic’s Comic following GSN’s Upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City today. “I’ve always done a lot of crowd work in...

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Producing the new edition of The American Comedy Awards for NBC in 2014

The more comedy awards change, the more they stay familiar, if not completely within the family. Charlie Haykel of Don Mischer Productions executive produced The Comedy Awards in 2011 and 2012 for Comedy Central and Viacom, and he’s back again in charge of the newly revamped American Comedy Awards, to be broadcast in May on NBC. Haykel spoke with The Comic’s Comic on the eve of the voting deadline — voting remains open until 11:59 p.m. tonight EDT (8:59 p.m. Pacific) for the general public as well as the industry committee in 19 categories covering TV, movies, stand-up and...

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First teaser trailer for “Peanuts” movie in 3D, coming 2015

Ready or not, the lovable “Peanuts” comic-strip gang is coming back, this time to the big screen and in 3D. Here’s the first teaser trailer, and it’s very much a tease at only a minute. The Peanuts movie, produced by Paul Feig and made with approval from the family of the late creator, Charles Schulz, hits movie theaters on Nov. 6, 2015. Roll the...

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No foolin’: April 1 job swap highlights busy spring for Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson in all hours of TV

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson have been a part of each other’s TV lives for close to two decades now, as stand-up comedians, sitcom co-stars and variety show hosts. Both funnymen are busier than ever this spring — Carey completed his first dance last night, the foxtrot, on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars; while Ferguson recently inked several new TV deals (hosting Celebrity Name Game in fall 2014, executive producing the new Naked After Dark talk show on Discovery this month, as well as a TV version of “I f*cking love science” for the Science Channel. That’s in addition...

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