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TBS Orders Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's Comedy Pilot to Series; Jones Leaving 'Daily Show'

Good news for The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee: According to THR, the husband/wife duo just landed a 10-episode series order at TBS for their untitled comedy pilot, which is slated to premiere on the network later this year. Bee will write the pilot and executive produce while Jones will star as "unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (The Following's Natalie Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Louie's Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Liam Carroll, The Neighbors), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught [...]

Michaela Watkins to Star in Jason Reitman-Produced Hulu Series 'Casual'

Benched co-creator and SNL/Trophy Wife alum Michaela Watkins has new starring role lined up. Deadline reports that Watkins has signed on to star in an upcoming single-cam Hulu comedy called Casual with Jason Reitman onboard as executive producer and director for the pilot episode. Written by Zander Lehmann, the series follows "a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother, Alex Cole, and his newly divorced sister, therapist Valerie Cole (Watkins). Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager, Valerie's daughter Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), who has taken on the role of adult in [...]

Netflix Orders Eight Episodes of a New Show Starring Will Arnett

Will Arnett has another Netflix show in the works. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered eight episodes of a new comedy titled Flaked starring Arnett as "a self-appointed 'guru' who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullsh*t that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel." The series was created by Arnett and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret's Mark Chappell and is slated to debut on Netflix sometime in 2016.

Bill Burr, Talib Kweli, and Senator Cory Booker Are the First Guests on 'The Nightly Show'

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premieres on Monday night, and Comedy Central just revealed the show's very first guests. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, rapper Talib Kweli, and Bill Burr will have the honor of being The Nightly Show's inaugural guests, while other panelists set to show up throughout January include Amy Holmes, John Leguizamo, Jon Lovett, Kathleen Madigan, Soledad O'Brien, David Remnick, Frank Rich, Ilyasah Shabazz, Matt Taibbi, Baratunde Thurston, and Ali Wentworth. Check out a timelapse video of the creation of The Nightly Show set below:

Watch the Series Premiere of HBO's Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' on YouTube

HBO's new Duplass brothers comedy Togetherness premiered last night, and the pay network has also made the first episode available in full on YouTube. The show follows "four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof and struggling to keep their relationships and their dreams alive" and stars Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, and Steve Zissis with guest appearances set from Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen. Watch the series premiere here.

Walton Goggins and Shea Whigham Join Danny McBride's HBO Comedy 'Vice Principals'

Last May, HBO ordered 18 episodes of a new comedy from Danny McBride and Jody Hill called Vice Principals, and today the network revealed two new cast members. According to Deadline, Justified and Sons of Anarchy alum Walton Goggins will star opposite Bride, while Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham has also been cast in a recurring role. Goggins will play Lee Russell, "a conniving politician who enters into an unholy alliance" with vice principal Neal Gamby (McBride). Whigham will play Ray Liptrapp, "the new husband of Gamby's ex (Busy Phillips) and frequent target of his hostility, despite being a genuine and supportive guy."

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's 'Catastrophe' Is Coming to Amazon

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's new Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe is coming to the States. Variety reports that Amazon has signed a deal with the show to stream exclusively on Prime Instant Video starting this spring. The series is currently in the middle of its six-episode first season and already landed a second season renewal. "Rob and Sharon have created an engaging, contemporary, funny and moving story,” Amazon exec Roy Price said on the news. "We are excited to bring Catastrophe exclusively to our Amazon Prime customers and can’t wait to hear what they think of the series." Check out a trailer for Catastrophe below:

'Louie' Premieres on April 9th; C.K. to Direct FX Series Starring Pamela Adlon

FX revealed some new projects at TCA over the weekend, including the season 5 premiere of Louie and two other projects that are part of C.K.'s development deal with the network. Louie's eight-episode fifth season will premiere on April 9th at 10:30pm after the series premiere of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's The Comedians, while frequent C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon will star in her own comedy series called Better Things with C.K. onboard as director. Adlon will play "Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her three daughters' lives, having fun with a friend or two, and also — just maybe — squeezing in [...]

ABC Orders a Hidden Camera Prank Show by Ellen DeGeneres

A hit Ellen bit is turning into its own television show. THR reports that ABC has ordered a hidden camera prank show called Repeat After Me based on the popular running bit from DeGeneres's daytime talk show. The Goldbergs cast member and Reno 911! alum Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the series, which will "see McLendon-Covey, via remote earpiece, informing celebrities what to do with everyday people. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be announced in front of a live studio audience." The first episode features Ellen Pompeo, Taye Diggs, and Harry Connick Jr. and is set to debut on Tuesday, [...]

'The Jack and Triumph Show' Premieres on Adult Swim February 20th

Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's new Adult Swim show now has a premiere date. At TCA over the weekend, Adult Swim announced that The Jack and Triumph Show will premiere on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm. Robert Smigel called the show "an odd experiment" at TCA, noting the show's use of the multi-cam format:

“We have a big concern that people are going to look at the aesthetics and just dismiss it,” Smigel told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Viewers could “easily assume these guys are slumming in a multi-cam.” But the whole point of the experiment is to put [...]

David Koechner and Amy Smart Join Steve and Nancy Carell's 'Angie Tribeca'

Steve and Nancy Carell's upcoming TBS cop comedy Angie Tribeca just announced two more cast members. According to TV Line, the Rashida Jones-starring comedy has added David Koechner and Amy Smart to the cast, which also includes Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen. Smart will guest star as "a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who warms up to Angie's Partner, Jay Geils (MacArthur)" while Koechner will play the LAPD police commissioner and former partner of Angie's boss (Burns). The series is set to debut on TBS sometime this summer.

Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally to Star in New Series 'Apocalypse Slough'

Will Forte isn't the only performer to star in a show about the end of the world this year. Deadline reports that Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally have all joined the cast of Apocalypse Slough, an upcoming 10-part comedy/drama series on British channel Sky 1 that NBC is also set to air in the US. Described as "an adrenaline-fueled witty epic," Slough centers on "an eclectic group of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation: a collision is imminent with an eight-mile wide comet that’s destined to wipe out all life on Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of [...]

Eva Longoria Comedy 'Telenovela' Lands a 13-Episode Order at NBC

Eva Longoria is set to star in her own NBC comedy. According to Deadline, the network has given a 13-episode order to a single-cam comedy based on an idea by Longoria called Telenovela in which she will star as "an ambitious telenovela star — a character created for her — who struggles to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera." Cougar Town's Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein will serve as co-executive producers. The show is slated to premiere during the 2015-2016 TV season.

Larry Wilmore Says 'The Nightly Show' Will Be a 'Daily Show'/'Politically Incorrect' Hybrid

The premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is now less than week away, and at TCA Wilmore revealed some more details on the show's format, calling it a hybrid of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode will be split up into two parts — an overview of daily news followed by a roundtable discussion Wilmore said will go "without a net," using contributors for "comedic bits and perspective" much like The Daily Show correspondents.

"I’m not interested in doing a show where I give my opinion and people react to my opinion," Wilmore said. "Our show is more about the discovery of [...]