FOX has cut the episode order for its forthcoming comedy “Us & Them” from 13 episodes to seven, effectively shutting down production on the show.
The show, an adaptation of the Britcom “Gavin & Stacey,” stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel as a long-distance couple who are meeting in person for the first time, bringing their respective best friends (Dustin Ybarra and Ashlie
NBC is looking for a slight Chang of pace from Ken Jeong: The Community actor has signed on to star in and produce a multi-camera comedy project titled Dr. Ken, EW has confirmed. (Deadline first reported the news.)
Jeong’s credits don’t just include The Hangover and Party Down; he’s a licensed physician in California who earned his M.D. at the University of North Carolina and completed an internal… Continue reading Ken Jeong of ‘Community’ to star in NBC medical comedy based on his life
A Tina-Fey produced comedy from Universal Television has gotten a series commitment from Fox.
Deadline reports that the move comes after a rumored bidding war between multiple networks for the comedy, which is about a women’s college that begins accepting men. The project does not yet have an official title.
Fey is set to act as co-showrunner with Robert Carlock on the project, which, by definition of “series commitment,” will get a… Continue reading Tina Fey-produced comedy gets series commitment from Fox
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We never really escape high school (movies).
The writing/directing team behind “21 Jump Street,” Phil Lord and Chris Miller, has signed a deal to make a high school reunion comedy with Sony, according to Variety. Miller will direct “The Reunion” from their script.
The duo, who first met at Dartmouth College, has been very busy since… Continue reading '21 Jump Street' Team Going Back to High School for Next Comedy
Remember how 2011′s “Bridesmaids” was supposed to usher in a new era of female buddy comedies? Didn’t really happen, did it? Aside from the new cop caper “The Heat” (starring Sandra Bullock and “Bridesmaids” alumna Melissa McCarthy), there haven’t been too many female buddy comedies lately.
But then, that’s always been the case. The female duo or ensemble drama is rare enough, but comedies centering on two… Continue reading The 20 Funniest Female Comedy Teams in Movies