Steve Carell launching Space Force series at Netflix

Steve Carell is joining Space Force—kind of. Netflix dropped a teaser for a new series co-created by and starring the Office star. Greg Daniels, who developed The Office for American television, joins Carell in creating the new show about the space organization tasked to “defend satellites” and perform “other space-related tasks.” Space Force, which is reportedly inspired by President Donald Trump’s proposed 6th Major Division of the U.S. Armed Forces,

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Grace and Frankie renewed by Netflix days before Season 5 premiere

Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie for a sixth season due out next year. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have ageless appeal as the titular pair of unwitting friends brought closer together under unusual circumstances. We last left Grace and Frankie breaking out of a retirement home (“assisted living community”) after getting fed up with the childish rules and policies. Stealing back their own belongings—including Frankie’s beloved toaster—the two bust out only

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Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, and more join the #10YearChallenge

Everyone and their mother have been participating in the #10YearChallenge on social media recently. Comedians have enthusiastically joined the craze posting side-by-side comparison of themselves in 2009 vs. 2019. The challenge evolved from Facebook where users were posting their first profile picture alongside their current profile picture. Of course, a lot of comics are having fun with the meme with less-than-sincere flashbacks. Check out some of our favorites below! Ellen

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Drunk History, Daily Show tell the ‘Trump history’ of Ulysses S. Grant

The Daily Show teamed up with the Drunk History team to give us a little bit of ‘Trump history’ on Monday night. As the country enjoys its longest ever government shutdown, Derek Waters and his team imagine President Trump’s version of the Civil War. The Comedy Central historians use clips from an October speech the president delivered in Ohio, a speech The Daily Show called a “sober-yet-incoherent rant.” Remember when

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Family Guy producers promise less gay jokes: The show has to shift and evolve.

Family Guy is trying to phase out homophobic humor. This week’s unusually political episode of Family Guy centered around Peter getting a job at the White House and culminated in a five-minute “chicken fight” with the President, but in the episode, there is an exchange about the type of jokes the nearly 20-year-old show is delivering. In the episode titled Trump Guy, the fictionalized Donald Trump says to Peter, “Many

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore are basically the same show and here’s why

Cheers, Friends, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Golden Girls, The Office, Parks and Recreation; NBC has given us some of the most iconic sitcoms of all time and Brooklyn Nine-Nine is poised to be its newest tentpole sitcom. After being unexpectedly dropped by Fox after five beloved seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC for a sixth season and last week’s premiere garnered 3.6 million viewers—up 71% from last year’s season

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Dane Cook teases Fight script in Instagram post

Dane Cook teased a new film script on his Instagram Monday night. The video post zooms in on an open script file on a laptop. The script simply says, “Fight, Written by Dane Cook,” with a note at the bottom of the page that says “Reheat Entertainment.” In the caption to the post, Cook reveals that the script is for a new film with “heart, humor & drama organically intermingled.”

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Janeane Garofalo defends Louis C.K. on podcast: This doesn’t win me any friends.

Janeane Garofalo thinks that people need to leave Louis C.K. alone. The comedian went on Bust’s Poptarts podcast back in December to talk about feminism and her comedy career. The episode was released on Friday. The whole podcast seemed fairly confrontational. Hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts did not seem to purposefully provoke Garofalo, as the hosts and Garofalo remained respectful about their different takes on the sexualization of women and

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Conan O’Brien is ditching the desk when Conan returns next week

Conan O’Brien is bringing an updated, albeit shorter, version of his late night show, Conan, to TBS next week after a three-month hiatus. Team Coco announced the “leaner” half-hour format last year. O’Brien hopes this will allow him more time to focus on creating digital content. “I was looking for something more lean and agile,” he told reporters. “I’ve been pushing for something that fits the modern landscape, certainly fits

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Conan O’Brien is ditching the desk when Conan returns next week

Conan O’Brien is bringing an updated, albeit shorter, version of his late night show, Conan, to TBS next week after a three-month hiatus. Team Coco announced the “leaner” half-hour format last year. O’Brien hopes this will allow him more time to focus on creating digital content. “I was looking for something more lean and agile,” he told reporters. “I’ve been pushing for something that fits the modern landscape, certainly fits

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