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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R.I.P. Super Deluxe (2007-2008, 2015-2018)

Super Deluxe the website has died a second time. Turner shuttered the company’s digital comedy pursuit, again; this time, on Oct. 19, 2018, in the wake of the big AT&T merger/acquisition of Time Warner. Super Deluxe shone as an early beacon f…

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Billy Eichner back on the street in mini web series

We haven’t seen the last of Billy on the Street. I HAVE SOME NEWS…BILLY ON THE STREET is COMING BACK!!!!!!! With special guests EMMA STONE, TIFFANY HADDISH, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, KATE McKINNON and MORE!!! LET’S GO LESBIANS, LET’S GO!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Wz5HIuZHzw — billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 5, 2018 Eichner announced today: “These 8 new segments will be […]

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Bo Burnham reflects on his own youth and his wonderful new movie, “Eighth Grade”

Bo Burnham grew up in front of the world, thanks to YouTube. Burnham now has translated that experience to 2018 and to everyone else, with his wonderful new movie, Eighth Grade. It premiered at Sundance in January, and goes nationwide this weekend. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Bo for my podcast, Last […]

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Darren Knight’s Southern Momma hits a bump north of the border at Just For Laughs 2018

Can a white Tyler Perry make it in show business without the wigs, makeup or disguise? That’s not a rhetorical question in comedy, circa 2018. Three years ago, Darren Knight was broke in the sticks of Munford, Ala., not far from Talladega Speedway but far far away from show business. Then he started posting videos […]

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Jordan Peele and Charlie Sanders creating “Weird City” series for YouTube Premium

If you enjoyed Get Out, and most of you certainly did, myself included, then you’ll be excited to know that Oscar-winning writer Jordan Peele is now creating a new twisted sci-fi anthology series for YouTube Premium. Weird City will debut in 2019, co-created by Peele and Charlie Sanders, nominated for an Emmy for helping write […]

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Episode #204: Jim O’Heir

Jim O’Heir is an Emmy-winning actor and comedian best known for co-starring as Jerry Gergich on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. He’s a Chicago guy who trained at Second City in the 1980s, then thrived in an independent improv and sketch group called White Noise, which took him out to Hollywood. O’Heir enjoyed tons of small guest-starring roles […]

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Chris Gethard on the importance of interacting with fans of The Chris Gethard Show

The Chris Gethard Show prides itself on having as much loyalty to its fans as the fans do to the show. On last week’s live broadcast on truTV, Gethard locked himself in a clear box for a stunt in which guest Matt Walsh (Veep) had to convince fans to answer revealing questions via phone and […]

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Episode #202: Brandon Rogers

Brandon Rogers is a YouTube star with four million subscribers and one Streamy Award to his credit. He has starred in two webseries, Sam and Stuff for Facebook, and Magic Funhouse for Fullscreen. Brandon was a New Face at Just For Laughs in 2017, and he stopped by my studio while he’s on his first […]

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Episode #200: Bo Burnham

Bo Burnham is the quintessential YouTube comedy star. While still a teen, Bo went from recording funny songs in his bedroom to best-selling artist with Comedy Central. Burnham become a successful touring stand-up comedian as well as an actor, appearing on the big screen in Funny People and The Big Sick, and starring on the […]

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