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Critic's Notebook: ABC at TCA

John Cho, Karen Gillan

The verdict is still out regarding ABC's middling batch of new shows for the fall — as often happens, many of the network's more tantalizing projects are being held until midseason — but as ABC stepped into the TCA press-tour spotlight on Tuesday, the vibe was unusually positive because of one overarching hot-button issue: diversity. (For more ABC news, go here.)

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Is Black-ish the new Black?

Black-ish

Want a bar mitzvah but aren't Jewish? Comedian Anthony Anderson can help.

The star of ABC's upcoming comedy Black-ish, which premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30/8:30c, was faced with that question when his 12-year-old son expressed a wish for the Jewish coming-of-age ritual. "I looked him in the eye and said, 'That's not our culture, but I will throw you a hip-hop "bro-mitzvah."' I trademarked the name," Anderson said at ABC's Television Critics Assocation fall previews on Tuesday.
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The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert

Larry Wilmore

Comedy Central has tapped The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert, the network announced Friday.

Wilmore, who... read more

Friends Forever: Second Time's the Charm for Playing House's Stars

Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are either very committed to their craft or they have impeccable timing.

In the summer of 2012, the duo started brainstorming ideas for a new TV show when St. Clair pitched a story about them raising a baby together. "She was like, 'This is insane, right?' And I was like, 'Actually, I kind of love it,'" Parham tells TVGuide.com. "That's definitely a ... read more

USA Set April Premiere for New Comedy Playing House

Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham

Playing House is officially moving onto USA's schedule in April.

The comedy, starring and executive-produced by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (Best Friends Forever), will ... read more

Daily Show Reunion! Stephen Colbert to Make Beautiful Music on The Office

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is taking a rare step away from his anchor desk at The Colbert Report to make some beautiful music on The Office, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Colbert, 48, will appear in the NBC comedy's Halloween episode as... read more

CBS Develops Two Comedy Projects for Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

CBS is developing a pair of sitcoms for comedian Martin Lawrence, with an eye toward shooting one of them as a pilot.

Bernie Mac creator and The Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore is behind one of the shows, while the other is from Rules of Engagement creator Tom Hertz and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company.

In the Wilmore script, Lawrence would play a... read more

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT?

Speaking of casting... although Office writer-producer Larry Wilmore has landed an acting gig in CBS' untitled Christine Baranski/Ed O'Neill sitcom, even if the pilot gets picked up, the Hollywood Reporter hints that he may be able to continue on as a consultant for my favorite NBC laffer. What? Am I not allowed to play favorites?
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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT?

Speaking of casting... although Office writer-producer Larry Wilmore has landed an acting gig in CBS' untitled Christine Baranski/Ed O'Neill sitcom, even if the pilot gets picked up, the Hollywood Reporter hints that he may be able to continue on as a consultant for my favorite NBC laffer. What? Am I not allowed to play favorites?
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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT?

Speaking of casting... although Office writer-producer Larry Wilmore has landed an acting gig in CBS' untitled Christine Baranski/Ed O'Neill sitcom, even if the pilot gets picked up, the Hollywood Reporter hints that he may be able to continue on as a consultant for my favorite NBC laffer. What? Am I not allowed to play favorites?
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