This Week In Comedy: Networks Unveil Their New Fall Schedules

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

-After a massive week of cancellations, the networks announced their final fall schedules, and we made a handy guide to the new lineup of network comedies.

-This next season will be the last for both Parks and Recreation and Two and a Half Men.

-We recommended five great web series you probably haven’t seen.

CBS passed on How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad and Comedy Central passed on The Chris Gethard Show.

-We talked to Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts about the new season of Comedy Bang! Bang!standup Brian Regan about road tours and warm-up comedians, and NYC comedian Jacqueline Novak about her debut standup album, Quality Notions.

-Norm Macdonald wrote a missive on Twitter about working on Roseanne, and the dismissive nature of labeling a comedian as “difficult.” Roseanne Barr spoke out as well on behind-the-scenes sexism on her show.

We looked back at Harry Shearer’s two one-year stints at Saturday Night Live, and early TV failures of late night legends Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart, and David Letterman.

Late Night with Conan O’Brien writers Jon Glaser, Andy Blitz and Brian McCann got together, reminisced and did a new sketch.

Lorne Michaels’s Above Average is teaming up with UCB Comedy to create and host brand new sketch videos online.

Bob Odenkirk is recording his first comedy album.

-Conan O’Brien renewed his contract with TBS through 2018.

-We recommended the week’s best podcasts.


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


CollegeHumor – “Pat Cassels vs. Mark Zuckerberg”


Funny Or Die – “Human Code: Sleep/Water”


Big Grande – “Queen”


Perfect Week – “The Perfect Monday” (via JASH)


Nerdist – “Thomas Lennon Is the Godzilla Lawyer”

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