Comedy Central has picked up two sketch comedy series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nick Kroll (Childrens Hospital, Cavemen) will headline his own show, eponymously titled The Nick Show Kroll. MADtv's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have also signed on for an as-yet-untitled sketch series...
Comedy Central will just have to continue its search for another successful satirical news program; both Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and Onion SportsDome have been canceled, Deadline.com reports.
Tosh.0 renewed for fourth season — bring on more Rebecca Black!
Both series debuted to low numbers, with...
Susan Lucci, Erika Slezak
There will come a time when we tell future generations about the good old days when serialized soaps blanketed the daytime TV landscape — the way prime time once was overrun with Westerns, variety shows and big-ticket miniseries, among other fondly remembered, now-faded formats. The latest death knell, not unexpected but still a shock when it sounded, came late this week when ABC confirmed that the venerable, iconic All My Children and the similarly long-running One Life to Live had been taken off life support. Word of their demise had circulated for some time — AMC takes its final bow in September, One Life to Life will soldier on until January — but it's still a jolt to the system when confronted with the unmistakable signs than an era is ending. Changing viewing habits and economics have conspired against scripted daytime dramas in favor of cheaper-to-produce talk/lifestyle shows. Just as the remnants of variety TV can be found in the results shows of reality competitions American Idol and Dancing With the Stars, soap intrigues have been upstaged by celeb-reality high jinks: the plastic casts of Bravo's various Real Housewives shows, the debauched antics of Jersey Shore, which is being spun off while the daily soaps dwindle to a mere few...
Cheers to Norm MacDonald for getting back where he belongs: behind a fake-news desk.
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SNL's onetime "Weekend Update" anchor — who, ironically, was fired by ex-NBC Sports head Don Ohlmeyer for making too many jokes about his jock pal O.J. Simpson — scored ...
Hugh Laurie, Amber Tamblyn
House (Monday, 8/7c, Fox)
This homecoming will be a cause either for celebration or lamentation, depending on your affections for Thirteen, the enigma who's been MIA while Olivia Wilde has been off making movies (including the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens). So now we know where Thirteen has ...