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Friday, March 21st, 2014

This Week in Comedy: IFC Made a Lot of Exciting Decisions

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-IFC renewed The Birthday Boys and Comedy Bang! Bang! for another season each, with The Birthday Boys' new season consisting of 10 episodes and Comedy Bang! Bang!'s consisting of a whopping 40.

-IFC also ordered two new shows, one starring Rob Huebel and another created by Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen that will feature Hader and Armisen in recurring roles.

-Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) are in talks to direct Ghostbusters III after Ivan Reitman stepped down.

-HBO premiered its newest comedy, Doll & Em, and we reviewed it.

-Netflix ordered a new series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and another created by and starring Rhys Darby, who played Murray on Flight of the Conchords.

-We talked with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor and standup Todd Barry.

-We took a look at the rise of local satireAndy Samberg's time at SNLFuzzies, South Park co-creator Trey Parker's lost screenplay.

-We gave you a guide to the Twitters of late night and sketch show writers.

-National Geographic is giving Rifftrax a three-episode show, and FX ordered its pilot The Comedians, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, to series.

-We recommended the Twitter feed of Karl Hess, the web series 101 Ways to Get Rejected, and the week's best podcasts.


And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:


Adult Swim – "Foreign Film: 'An Buachaill Cé a Ith dá Athair'"


Dead Kevin – "Shirts and Skins"


Comedy Central – "Patton Oswalt Is a 'True Detective'"


Nerdist – "Mark Wahlberg on Digging Holes"


The Onion – "Teens Migrating From Facebook To Comments Section Of Slow-Motion Deer Video"

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