This Week in Comedy: A Sitcom Cancellation Bloodbath
In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-The major networks started putting together their fall schedules, and in the process, canceled a whole ton of comedies. ABC got rid of Trophy Wife, Mixology, Super Fun Night, The Neighbors, and Suburgatory, NBC axed Community and Growing Up Fisher, and Fox put at end to Dads, Surviving Jack, and Enlisted.
–Louie returned after a year and a half off with two solid episodes. Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! debuted their new seasons as well.
-Adult Swim ordered a pilot for a werewolf hunter comedy created by and starring Jon Glaser and a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog/Jack McBrayer buddy series. We made a videolist of Triumph’s proudest moments.
-We take a look at freshman SNL writer Leslie Jones’s first “Weekend Update” appearance, and the sudden backlash her appearance received.
-Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner are starring in and creating a USA show together, TBS ordered 10 episodes of Angie Tribeca, a Rashida Jones detective comedy co-created by Steve Carell; a new Muppets TV show is in the works, Fox ordered 10 more episodes of Mulaney, and NBC gave a series order to Casey Wilson/Ken Marino comedy Marry Me from Happy Endings creator David Caspe.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
WOMEN – “The Stuff”
Terrible Babysitters – “Baldac”
UCBComedy – “If Maxi Pad Ads Used Red Instead of Blue”
Chicago Rats – “Dressing Room Montage” (via Above Average)
The Walsh Brothers – “Walsh on Walsh” (via CC: Studios)