As usual, this week the comedy world announced all manner of new shows, renewed shows, and cancelled shows. For some reason, this week felt particularly heavy on the announcement. Read below for this news as well as some other cool stuff.
– We have opinions about Dakota Johnson’s hosting of SNL this past weekend. In other SNL news, Chris Hemsworth’s promos for his upcoming episode are solid.
– No longer a talk show host, Craig Ferguson is now a sitcom star, or at least will be soon: ABC will eventually premiere the Ferguson-starring sitcom The King of 7B.
– The LEGO Movie wasn’t a one-and-done deal, we’re enthusiastic to report.
– Season 2 of Undateable is right around the corner, so what better time for the guys to tour again?
– More Richard Pryor news: Brewster’s Millions is set for a remake, starring Robert Townsend.
– Baby Daddy is set to continue its run for a fifth season, we learned this week.
– Netflix rolled out all the premiere dates this week, announcing the launch of Wet Hot American Summer‘s return as well as Chris D’Elia and Jen Kirkman’s comedy specials.
– Although Jon Stewart has announced that he’s leaving The Daily Show, he’s not slowing down the solid content, as exemplified by this beef with WWE wrestler Seth Rollins.
– Jane Lynch will continue to be a recognizable face on the major non-cable networks: she’ll star in the new CBS comedy pilot Angel From Hell.
– Broad City‘s gal pals swung by Jimmy Fallon for an exciting game of Truth or Truth, because there’s probably no dare they (well, at least Ilana) wouldn’t have done.
– Caroline’s Comedy Madness stand-up tournament continued this week, with Round 2 going down earlier on.
– We got to see the cover of Aziz Ansari’s hotly anticipated Modern Romance this week.
– Speaking of anticipation, Community‘s sixth season, courtesy of Yahoo!, finally delivered a trailer.
– Rather than hosting their video content on Hulu, NBC will be launching its own streaming subscription service later in the year, it announced this week.
– Too soon: IFC has already cancelled Garfunkel and Oates, the sitcom of the titular musical comedy duo, after just one season.
– TruTV announced its first foray into scripted comedy terrain: 10 episodes of Those Who Can’t will arrive early next year.
– Profanity everywhere: check out this red band trailer for Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s Get Hard.
– Good news for FXX’s Man Seeking Woman: it’ll return for a second season.
– In advance of her SXSW comedy dates, Beth Stelling delivered a Stell-ar (sorry) stand-up set on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
– Not the first attempt at this, but maybe the first successful one: ABC have plans for an Uncle Buck sitcom reboot, which will feature Mike Epps in the lead role.
– In about a month, we’ll have the pleasure of watching Justin Willman’s comedy-magic special, Sleight of Mouth with Justin Willman, on Comedy Central.
– Everyone’s getting excited about the upcoming new season of Louie; in fact, some are even singing about it.
– Did you love Happy Gilmore‘s Adam Sandler/Bob Barker fight scene? Of course you did. Watch them recreate it in this video to advertise the Night of Too Many Stars telethon.
– Tracy Ullman will return to her native England after decades of success here: The Tracey Ullman Show will impact British airwaves sometime in the future.
– Pop TV announced the addition of the Rainn Wilson-produced Impress Me, a YouTube web series that will now air with Pop Tv on March 18.
– CBS has brought Jon Dore aboard for a pilot called The Half of It.
– Everyone’s leaving The Daily Show. Jon Stewart recently announced his departure, and now Samantha Bee is following his lead, heading to TBS for her own show.
– Snoop Dogg, Shaq, Ludacris, and, er, Martha Stewart have been added to the constantly talked about Justin Bieber roast, coming soon on Comedy Central.