Is Tal Rabinowitz Replacing Jeff Ingold As Head Of Comedy At NBC?

By | Friday April 22, 2011 @ 2:56pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt didn’t want to make major changes to his development team until after the upfronts next month. But I hear at least one move is already in the works: that NBC’s head of comedy Jeff Ingold is expected … Read More »

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ABC Nabs Comedy With Wilmer Valderrama

By | Thursday October 7, 2010 @ 8:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: A comedy starring Wilmer Valderrama has landed at ABC. American Dad co-executive producers Murray and Judah Miller created the project, a live-action comedy with a musical component. They will write the script and serve as showrunners. Saturday Night Live writer Akiva Schaffer, who directs, co-writes and edits the majority of the late-night sketch show’s digital shorts, developed the untitled comedy with the Miller brothers and is on board to direct the potential pilot. Valderrama, Murray Miller, Judah Miller and Schaffer will all executive produce.  20th Century Fox TV, where Valderrama is under a talent holding deal, is producing the project, which has landed a script commitment plus penalty. Read More »

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NBC Comedy ‘Experiment’ With Jack Black

Nellie Andreeva

NBC has picked up My Life As an Experiment, a half-hour comedy project produced by Jack Black and written by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based on the best-selling non-fiction book Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life As An Experiment by … Read More »

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NBC Taps Comic For 20-Something Sitcom

By | Monday September 20, 2010 @ 12:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Remember how in the 1980s and 1990s standup comedians ruled the comedy series world as the broadcast networks were clamoring to develop sitcoms with them? Well, it’s been awhile since the last big one based on standup, Everybody Loves Raymond, went off the air, and now networks are looking in other places for fresh writing/acting talent. NBC is taking a chance this development season with a high-concept comedy from up-and-coming comic Mo Mandel. The project, produced by 3 Arts Read More »

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Tina Fey Channels Steve Carell On Emmys

Nellie Andreeva

Tina Fey was a good sport about her NBC comedy 30 Rock surrendering the spotlight to new kids Glee and Modern Family this year, issuing two funny statements on two of her nominations for 30 Rock (she also shares a writing nom with Kay Cannon):

- on 30 Rock‘s best series nom: ”This … Read More »

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Kyle Bornheimer To Star in NBC’s ‘Couples’

Nellie Andreeva

kyle_bornheimerEXCLUSIVE: I hear Worst Week star Kyle Bornheimer is set to star in NBC’s new comedy series Perfect Couples. He is replacing Kyle Howard, who was cast in the pilot in second position to the TBS comedy series My Boys. Potential scheduling conflict in case the TBS show, whose new season premieres later this month, is renewed, prompted NBC to recast the role. The in-demand Bornheimer himself was cast in a pilot in second position earlier this year. Read More »

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