Day: April 5, 2016

Hypnotist Keith Barry and Taye Diggs to star in FOX game show, “You’re Back in the Room”

Irish hypnotist Keith Barry will reprise his role from the British game show, You’re Back in the Room, when Taye Diggs hosts a new American version that goes into production this summer for FOX. “The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it. It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years,” said Diggs. “I’m also quite excited as this is a program I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son.” The FOX version of ITV’s You’re Back in the Room may eventually adopt a different...

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FOX orders summer sitcom series, “Famous”

We’re still a month away from Upfronts when the broadcast networks announce their fall primetime lineups full of new shows and renewals, and FOX just now has pulled the trigger on a 10-episode order for a summer sitcom. Famous will premiere on Sunday, June 12, 2016. It hasn’t been cast yet. But Famous¬†will follow two high school teachers — mock-doc style — who attend couples therapy after one of their secret dreams for Hollywood fame and fortune comes through before the other’s does. This is the description straight from FOX: “Filmed in mock-documentary style at a “couples” therapy session,...

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Nick Griffin on Conan

Nick Griffin was back on Conan on Monday night, or rather, Tuesday morning since the TBS broadcast waited out a thrilling end to March Madness and another sneak-peek of the new TBS road trip comedy, The Detour. Money can’t buy you happiness. “OK, but can I be sad in a nicer apartment?!” Good point, Nick! Griffin jokes that he still lives in a tiny fifth-floor walk-up apartment in New York City, which is “exhausting, then disappointing.” Imagine what it must have been like in older times, though. No wonder old people worked harder back then, as Griffin explains here....

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Jim Gaffigan, his kids and his stand-up in a Chrysler Pacifica

If you watched any of the Final Four these past couple of nights, then you saw the brand-new TV commercial for Chrysler’s Pacifica starring comedian Jim Gaffigan, his kids, and even a clip of his stand-up in the seat-back monitors. That makes two big national ad campaigns currently running for Gaffigan — he’s also still playing Col. Sanders for KFC (although the latest spots jokingly hint that KFC already is looking to rotate to the next comedian). But this Chrysler spot is special, not only because it features his actual children, but also because it features his actual stand-up....

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