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NBC Adds a Lady Boss Comedy by Hilary Winston

Former Community and Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston has sold another comedy series to a major network. In addition to her short-lived CBS show Bad Teacher based on the 2011 movie of the same name, Deadline reports that NBC has bought a single-cam series from Winston based on her Playboy column "When Your Boss Has a Vagina." The show centers on "a fratty corporate office that gets polarized along gender lines when a new boss comes to town — a lady boss." Winston will also serve as executive producer alongside Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, who is also attached to direct.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts the Nerds of Comic-Con

Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]

Watch a Clip from TruTV's First Ever Sketch Show, 'Friends of the People'

Reality-focused cable network TruTV is expanding into scripted programming, and here's a sketch about Steve Urkel from their first-ever sketch show, Friends of the People. The 10-episode first season debuts later this year and features a cast that includes Kevin Barnett, Jennifer Bartels, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas, and Josh Rabinowitz, having grown out of Fox's failed 2011 In Living Color reboot.

Denis Leary to Star in 10-Episode FX Series 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

Denis Leary is returning to FX for another comedy series since the end of Rescue Me in 2011. In a press release today, the network announced that they've ordered Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to series for a ten-episode run to premiere sometime next year. Here's FX's full synopsis of the show, which Leary created and also stars in:

SDRR is centered on "Johnny Rock" (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 90's band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His [...]

Chris Lilley's New Show 'Jonah from Tonga' Premieres on HBO This August

After the success of Chris Lilley's Summer Heights High spin-off series Ja'mie: Private School Girl on HBO, the Aussie comedian is moving on to the next teenage character-focused show on the American pay network with the premiere of Jonah from Tonga this August. In a press release today, HBO announced that Jonah's six-episode spin-off show is set to premiere on Friday, August 8th at 10pm with two back-to-back episodes. Click through to watch the trailer.

The Broken Lizard Guys Are Developing a Comedy for TBS

Broken Lizard, the comedy group behind cult classics Super Troopers and Beerfest have signed up to create a new comedy for TBS. Called Quality Time, the show "follows the now-adult (well, at least older) versions of the group as they struggle through various challenges of adult misery and child rearing and attempt to hang on to the idiotic freedom of their irresponsible pre-parental lives."

Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske will all write and presumably act on the show, although there's no word on if Broken Lizard mainstay and Super Troopers director Jay Chandrasekhar will also be involved.

TV Land Orders 'The Gaffigan Show' to Series

Despite not getting picked up by CBS in May, Jim Gaffigan's new show has finally found a home. Deadline reports that TV Land has ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, which centers on Gaffigan's life as a standup and father "who struggles with an insatiable appetite" and is co-created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and also stars Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black. While no premiere date has been announced yet, The Gaffigan Show will debut sometime next year, and Comedy Central will be airing episodes a week after they originally air on TV Land.

Watch the Pilot for 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' on Amazon for Free

Comedy Central's new standup series The Meltdown doesn't premiere until July 23rd, but the pilot is already available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video for free. The episode's lineup includes Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher, and plenty of cuts to the backstage scene with Meltdown producer and Nanjiani's wife Emily Gordon, so get ahead of the curve by watching the free episode now over at Amazon.

Netflix to Premiere a Talk Show Hosted by Chelsea Handler in 2016

Chelsea Handler's next talk show home is officially Netflix. According to Deadline, the E! late night host has set a deal with the streaming network for a talk show, hour standup special, and four docu-comedy specials. The standup special will premiere on Netflix on October 10th and the talk show will launch sometime in 2016, though the frequency of episodes on Netflix has not yet been revealed. The docu-specials will be released next year and feature Handler tackling lesser areas of expertise "ranging from NASCAR to politics and from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft." In a statement, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: "The Internet has [...]

Here's More Info on IFC's New Show, 'Garfunkel and Oates'

IFC announced a bunch of stuff about its newest comedy Garfunkel and Oates today.  Created by and starring Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci and based on the duo's musical comedy act of the same name, Garfunkel and Oates was given an eight-episode order for a first season by IFC last year. Here's all the new stuff about the show that IFC revealed today:

  • Guest stars for the first two episodes include Ben Kingsley, Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Anthony Jeselnik, Abby Elliott, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Steve Agee, and John Oates of Hall & Oates fame.
  • The show will premiere Thursday, August 7th at 10pm.
  • Dennis McNicholas, who wrote for SNL from 1995 [...]

Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie Are Animal-People in the 'BoJack Horseman' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Netflix's new animated series BoJack Horseman, which will make its debut on the streaming network next month and stars Will Arnett as the washed up former horse star BoJack with Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, and Alison Brie as his group of animal-people friends. BoJack Horseman will follow Arnett's character who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships" and attempts to break back into the entertainment world. Created by Exquisite Corpse Project co-writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg, it premieres on Netflix on August 22nd.

Watch the Entire Season of 'The Hotwives of Orlando' Starring Kristen Schaal, Casey Wilson, and More

Hulu finally premiered their new Paul Scheer-produced reality show spoof The Hotwives of Orlando today, which stars Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Andrea Savage, and Danielle Schneider as a group of vapid yet fabulous Real Housewives-style Florida women. You can watch the first episode in full above then head over to Hulu to binge through all seven episodes at once.

FXX Orders Jay Baruchel/Simon Rich Comedy 'Man Seeking Woman' to Series

FXX announced today that they've ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, a new half-hour comedy created by former SNL writer Simon Rich and starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre.

Based on Rich's book of short stories, The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman is a look at the world of dating centered on naive romantic Josh Greenberg (Baruchel). Rich will executive produce alongside Lorne Michaels and Jonathan Krisel, who directed the pilot and is known for being the in-house director/co-creator on Kroll Show and Portlandia. In addition to Baruchel and Andre, Britt Lower (Unforgettable) and Maya Erskine (Betas) are also series regulars. Man Seeking [...]

'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' Premieres July 23rd; Will Feature Nick Offerman, Weird Al and More

Comedy Central is premiering its newest standup series, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, on July 23rd at 12:30am, Splitsider has learned, and the show has one hell of an impressive lineup, including performances from Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, TJ Miller, Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, and tons more.

Hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani, The Meltdown is a half-hour eight-episode standup showcase based on the duo's Los Angeles live show of the same name, one of the most popular standup shows in town. Ray and Nanjiani have been hosting the live show from the NerdMelt Theater since 2011. The Comedy Central version will feature about four comedians per episode and [...]