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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Conan launches fresh faces at New York Comedy Festival Comics to Watch showcase

The New York Comedy Festival and Team Coco have announced their list for this year’s Comics to Watch showcase. This is the ninth annual showcase and one of the festival’s most popular events. Each comedian is hand picked by O’Brien’s Team Coco. The fresh faces will perform on November 7 at Carolines on Broadway. The event boasts that it will feature the “next generation” of stand-up comedians. The performers represent

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Here are your Comics to Watch for Team Coco’s 2018 New York Comedy Festival showcase

Last year’s Comics To Watch showcase was so successful, several of the stand-ups who performed for Team Coco eventually earned spots on Conan in 2018. Will this year’s crop prove just as promising? The ninth annual Comics To Watch at New Yo…

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Full Frontal thinks Fox News has white power on the mind

Samantha Bee spotted a glaring typo on a Fox News tweet about Wednesday’s bomb deliveries. Someone with the keys to the Twitter account mistakenly wrote ‘white power’ instead of ‘white powder.’ In a clip from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the host points out the odd autocorrect while suggesting there’s only one way for Siri to default to the racist catchphrase. Fox News has since deleted a breaking news tweet

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Impractical Jokers comedy team land TBS game show

The dudes who brought you Impractical Jokers have a new game show on TBS. Based off the popular card game Sh*t Happens, Misery Index will feature two teams competing against each other to “rank hilarious and miserable real-life events—from getting fired to accidentally sexting your grandfather on a scale of 1-100.” The cable network is ordering 10 half-hour episodes of the series from the truTV comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, made

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Impractical Jokers to host/star in Misery Index game show for TBS

The Impractical Jokers are getting a promotion? The guys who star in truTV’s most popular series will host a brand-new game show for sister “superstation” TBS. Misery Index, a new unscripted series inspired by the outrageously entertaining card game Sh*t Happens, will feature Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers. The […]

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Conan says goodbye to his longtime late night band as he transitions show to half-hour format

Earlier this year Conan O’Brien announced that the format of his late night talk show was going to drastically change… MORE

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Conan O’Brien says goodbye to The Basic Cable Band (Video)

So long, Basic Cable Band! Conan O’Brien bid farewell Thursday night to Jimmy Vivino and the band that’s played him on for 25 years since his days at NBC. Conan will move to a 30-minute format in 2019, a departure from the typical hourlong late night variety show that’s worked well for decades. Similar half-hour late night shows have existed on cable with The Daily Show, Colbert Report, and Full

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Conan airs final regular hour show on TBS, but launches a podcast and more

Believe it or not, the final episode of Conan on TBS aired tonight. The regular weeknight show is going on hiatus until January 2019, when it’ll return in a new comedy-packed half-hour format. In the meantime, Conan O’Brien is keeping busy and won’t be far from your eyeballs and ear holes. We’ve already told you […]

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Ted Alexandro on Conan

Who knew that a heterosexual relationship could both be like basketball and like customer service? Ted Alexandro knew, and he explained in this funny set on Tuesday’s Conan. Alexandro has a new comedy special out now via All Things Comedy and 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Roll the clip!

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