Hulu cancels Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America after just one season

Hulu has canceled I Love You, America after just one season. Sarah Silverman mixed monologues, interviews, and field segments on her variety show that examined not just one side of the aisle, but rather, the political divide facing our country. Silverman confirmed the bad news in a tweet on Wednesday. “Well, Hulu canceled I LOVE YOU AMERICA and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken,” Silverman announced. “So in a traditional twitter

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This week in TV development

This week in TV development, we’re taking you around the dial and down the streaming services to get you all caught up. In alphabetical order by network… ABC Untitled half-hour from Robin Thede, executive produced with Kay Cannon and Doug R…

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Jessica Williams attending Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu

Mindy Kaling wrote a dope role for a dope queen. Jessica Williams will star in Four Weddings and a Funeral, an upcoming Hulu limited series based on the 1994 film starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. This will be the former Daily Show correspondent’s return to streaming since her Netflix original movie The Incredible Jessica James came out last year. She joins the Harry Potter universe in November starring as

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Aidy Bryant to star in Lindy West’s “Shrill” for Hulu

Production began over the weekend in Portland, Ore., for Shrill, a six-episode limited series on Hulu starring Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant based on journalist Lindy West’s 2016 memoir. The shooting schedule, much like Portlandia before it, will not prevent Bryant from starring in SNL this fall. Particularly since Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Brownstone […]

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Ramy Youssef getting his own autobiographical sitcom, Ramy, on Hulu

Get ready for a lot more Ramy in your life. Hulu announced at its annual upfronts presentation today that it’s ordering Ramy, a sitcom based on the real life of stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef. The series takes viewers into the world of Ramy, a first generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in […]

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Hulu Orders Mindy Kaling’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and Ramy Youssef and Jerrod Carmichael’s ‘Ramy’

Hulu just announced a bunch of news, including series orders for comedies from Mindy Kaling and Ramy Youssef. First up is an order for a limited series written and executive produced by Kaling and Matt Warburton based on the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral, which will follow “a group of friends as […]

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Aidy Bryant and Lorne Michaels Are Developing a Hulu Comedy Based on Lindy West’s Memoir ‘Shrill’

Lindy West’s 2016 memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman might turn into a comedy series at Hulu starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bryant and Lorne Michaels are developing a single-cam comedy based on the memoir, which Bryant would also star in. The adaptation is described as “the story of a fat young woman who wants to […]

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Hulu Picks Up New Comedy Produced by The Lonely Island

Hulu has given the green light for a straight-to-series, 10 episode order of PEN15, a new comedy series that will be executive produced by The Lonely Island. The series is created by, starring, and co-written by Maya Erskine (Casual, Man Seeking Woman) and Anna Konkle (Maron, Man Seeking Woman), alongside co-writer Sam Zvibleman (Take My Wife), […]

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Episode #196: Brian Volk-Weiss

Brian Volk-Weiss is the founding president of Comedy Dynamics, which grew out of New Wave Entertainment to become the largest independent stand-up comedy production and distribution company. You see the Comedy Dynamics logo on almost every new stand-up special you see these days, no matter where you see it. Since 2016, his company also has […]

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The Fourth and Final Season of Hulu’s ‘Casual’ Premieres in July

Over the weekend, Hulu announced the premiere date for the fourth and final season of Casual, and the wait is a long one. The series, which was renewed back in October, will return for its 8-episode final season on July 31st. Casual was one of Hulu’s first original series when it debuted back in 2015 […]

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