Among this week’s stories were even more TV developments than usual. One show got renewed for two more seasons almost immediately after its premiere; one new show got canceled; one old show got canceled; one very old show got renewed. Then there are the shows that don’t even exist yet: so many new sitcoms were announced this week. Read below for details on these developments and more. Hell, being that its the end of the day on the Friday before upfronts happen, there’s a good chance that we’ll see more cancellations/renewals after this story is published.
– Scarlett Johansson’s latest attempt at hosting SNL didn’t go so well, at least in our opinion.
– Let two of the best names in political comedy guide you through a sneak peek of Inside Comedy‘s season four premiere.
– The Red Dwarf revival continues: it’ll have an eleventh and twelfth season in the future.
– That David Fincher sitcom we’ve been hearing rumors about for a while will be made a reality in due time, and we have HBO to thank for this.
– Jimmy Pardo will team up with Conan O’Brien production unit Conaco for some cool stuff.
– Before Jack Black’s new movie, The D Train, debuted this weekend, found footage from his younger years surfaced.
– Ever wanted to get revenge on a terrible ex? IFC might have some ideas in that department.
– When a guy like Simon Pegg gets the ability to do quite literally anything he wants, you can probably expect a great movie out of it. Add Robin Williams as voice actor in one of his final roles, and you get this trailer.
– Just for Laughs #33 is set to feature names as renowned as Dave Chapelle and Mike Myers. It’ll take place July 8-28 in Montreal.
– A little-known show called The Simpsons was renewed this week.
– Jack Black is a man of metal and comedy, and he’s training Jimmy Fallon to combine the two.
– That’s Officer Louis C.K. to you. The Louie star and creator will be both behind and in front of the camera for upcoming comedy film I’m a Cop.
– All rejoice: more Comedy Bang! Bang! is on the way!
– If you ever need a reminder on how to avoid looking like a fool, let Billie Dee Williams tell you fourteen things that make you look uncool.
– It’s that time of year: all this year’s Comedy Central Half Hours are available now.
– First Tupac, now comedians: holograms will revive the dead and legendary.
– E! seems like a suitable host for upcoming show The Comment Section, based on the week’s top stories and the Internet’s reaction to them. Joel McHale and Michael Kosta are on board!
– What a story: Paul Virzi in pursuit of Artie Lange.
– We interviewed Mat Alano-Martin, creator of Limestone Comedy Festival.
– Kevin Pollak will direct indie comedy film The Late Bloomer, but no release date has been announced yet.
– Chris DiStefano swung by Late Night With Seth Meyers to deliver a hilarious set.
– More animated sitcoms at Comedy Central are always a plus, so we’re pumped that the network ordered Legends of Chamberlain Heights this week.
– For our podcast this week, we invited Keith Alberstadt to swing by.
– After announcing last week that Aqua Teen Hunger Force would end this year, Adult Swim this week revealed their lineup for 2015 into 2016.
– Although FOX canceled The Mindy Project this week, it may find a new home at Hulu.
– Speculation leads to confirmation: we now know for certain that a third Pee Wee Herman film is in the works.
– Check out this red band trailer for Ed Helms and Christina Applegate leading a family on a road trip misadventure in Vacation.
– Chris Rock will direct Amy Schumer’s first HBO special, which she’ll tape at the end of the month.
– Dave Hill will drop his first comedy album next month courtesy of ASpecialThing Records.
– At the end of the month, Comedy Central will premiere Nick Swardson’s first stand-up special since 2009.
– Broad City going to the big screen (sort of): the real life Ilana and Abbi have a movie in the works with Paul Feig. However, none of these names will star in the movie.
– Unfortunately, Cristela has already been canceled after merely one season.
– Both Rob Lowe and John Stamos will be involved with upcoming new FOX comedies.
– Judd Apatow is in the process of creating yet another comedy film, this one about the aftermath of the Iraq War.