Fox News can never seem to keep their foot out of their mouth. Recently, Sean Hannity referred to rapper Jay-Z as a “former crack dealer” in a recent segment. He really couldn’t let it go. It seems Fox News has a new rule, everyone must be labeled by the worst thing they’ve ever done. Although, it seems only the black community gets this treatment. That’s when Jessica Williams stepped up to defend Hova’s honor on The Daily Show and adjust Fox News’ script accordingly. I don’t know, if I employed people who are addicted to perscription drugs, commited burgarly, or conspired to commit murder… I wouldn’t be throwing shade at anyone.
FXX, the FX network’s comedy-centric sister channel, will be launching a new late night animation block in 2015. In an announcement today, the network revealed the new weekly hourlong block will premiere on Thursday, January 22nd at midnight.
Along for the ride is the underrated series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Created by and starring the voices of The Lucas Brothers (Kenny and Keith Lucas), the series follows a fictionalized version of the brothers as work-shy movers in Brooklyn. The show originally aired as part of Fox’s ADHD late night programming. After ADHD was axed, FXX swooped in and ordered two new seasons of the show.
Also joining LBMC is the new series Stone Quackers from Ben Jones. The series follows the misadventures of two ducks, voiced by LA comedy group Power Violence’s Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum, and their friend Barf (voiced by Jones).
One of the greatest comedies on TV will be bowing out with it’s final season this winter. NBC’s Parks and Recreation will run it’s seventh season over two months, doubling up on episodes each Tuesday, starting January 13th. NBC released the first trailer for the final season today, jumping the Pawnee crew forward in time to the year 2017. Check it out.
The guys who gave us with Super Troopers, Beerfest, and Club Dread are going to be bringing their comedy chops to TV, TBS to be exact, who has ordered a pilot from the group currently titled “Quality Time”. There’s some room over there with the recent cancellations of Sullivan and Son as well as Men at Work. Quality Time has been described as centering around four college friends who kept their sophomoric ways throughout their 20’s but have now entered the world of fatherhood and the struggle between the two. If TBS is looking for something a bit edgier, they’re going to find it with the Broken Lizard gang.
This weekend Saturday Night Live’s final episode of 2014 will air and we have Amy Adams in the host seat with those adorable Brits One Direction holding down musical guest spots. The last ep is always a fun one because its usually chock full of great cameos and alums as SNL goes strongly into the night, when it returns a few weeks later. NBC just released these promo spots and they show just how excited Adams is about the gig.
With The Colbert Report wrapping up it’s last week, Comedy Central has released the first promo for the show’s successor. The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore will host a new show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Originally called The Minority Report, the name was changed to avoid brand confusion and to better match his lead-in show, The Daily Show. The Nightly Show will premiere on CC January 19th.
MTV2′s Guy Code comes back for a fifth season on Wednesday January 14th. In addition to regulars, Andrew Schulz, Charlamagne tha God, Chris Distefano, Damien Lemon, Jon Gabrus, Jordan Carlos and Lil Duval returning the network also announced there will be 13 new faces joining the ranks of the show. That’s right, 13 new cast members and in addition to web celebs and attractive model types, they’ve also enlisted the help of some great new comedic talent, including Monroe Martin, Byron Bowers, Fahim Anwar, and Aksaash Singh.
And for the completionists in your life, here’s all thirteen new cast members. Read More
Fresh off her appearance in Chris Rock’s Top Five as a publicist, in theaters now, comedian and actress Rachel Feinstein has been tapped to guest co-host The View this Tuesday. Rachel’s future is bright and it’s only getting brighter. 2015 is going to be a big year for Rachel as she’s a part of a cast that boasts Daniel Radcliffe, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James in a movie directed by Judd Apatow and written by 2015 MTV Movie Awards host Amy Schumer called Trainwreck. It’s not due out until the summer, so in the meantime, check her out This Week on TV:
Monday, December 15th
Tim Meadows on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Seth Rogen on The Colbert Report
Spike Feresten, Jessimae Peluso, Donnell Rawlings on @midnight
Eric Andre on Conan Read More
When it was announced that Martin Freeman was going to host SNL we thought he’d handle the job really well. Particularly because he has an everyman-type of quality that would make him a great straight-man in sketches (and he did). Freeman delivered a great performance and we didn’t have much of a doubt. The night turned out some sketches that will go down as best of the year and introduced a new Weekend Update character to the world. Freeman and co turned in one of the strongest episodes of the season, which makes it back-to-back solids. Can we get three this month? Read More