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Showtime Orders a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Starring Andrew Dice Clay

The Diceman is headed to TV. According to The Wrap, Showtime has ordered a six-episode single-cam comedy starring Andrew Dice Clay called Dice, which will follow "semi-true accounts of Dice's efforts to revive his career and support his family" in Las Vegas. "Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” Showtime exec Gary Levine said on the news. "After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever." Old School and The Hangover Part II's Scot Armstrong created and wrote the series, which will premiere on Showtime sometime next year.

Jerrod Carmichael's NBC Comedy Gets a Six-Episode Order

Not long after ordering a multi-cam comedy pilot from Jerrod Carmichael, NBC has decided to give the project a series order. Variety reports that the untitled comedy has landed a six-episode order at NBC, and Carmichael will star as himself and executive produce with Neighbors' Nick Stoller, who co-wrote the pilot episode with Carmichael. The show is inspired by Carmichael's "real-life relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his hustling brother and his mother who is always right with Jesus." David Alan Grier will play Jerrod's father Joe, Loretta Devine will play his mother Cynthia, Amber Stevens West will play his girlfriend Maxine, and [...]

Comedy Central Orders Eight Episodes of 'Why? With Hannibal Buress'

It looks like Hannibal Buress has finally landed his own Comedy Central series after all. According to The Wrap, Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of a weekly half-hour series called Why? With Hannibal Buress, which will follow Buress "as he addresses major cultural issues through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests." The show is slated to debut this July, nearly a year and a half after Buress put his dreams out into the world by saying Comedy Central had ordered his last pilot Unemployable to series a little too soon.

Help Chris Gethard Build His New 'TCGS' Set

Chris Gethard is hard at work prepping for The Chris Gethard Show's move to Fusion, and today he posted a new video to YouTube asking fans to help him build the new set for his show. Gethard is going for a very specific vibe for the new set — he's hoping to recreate the carefree fun of his childhood friend Anthony's basement where he spent many afternoons playing Sega Genesis and SNES. With that goal in mind, Gethard wants fans to mail in random items from their basements, which he promises to use in the new TCGS set: "Build our set for us. Let's make it feel authentic — [...]

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."

Tommy Wiseau's Sitcom 'The Neighbors' Is Now Available on Hulu

After a long wait, Tommy Wiseau's sitcom The Neighbors has finally found a home. Over the weekend, the sitcom premiered the first batch of its 12-episode first season on Hulu, and the second and third batches are set to premiere on the streaming network sometime this summer. "I am very proud to announce after telling people about it for over 8 years, my television show, The Neighbors, will finally be available on Hulu," Wiseau said in a statement. Watch the trailer below, then head over to Hulu to check out the first four episodes.

Watch the Series Premiere of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Two Weeks Early

Last year, Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of a new show from Next Time on Lonny's Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf called Big Time in Hollywood, FL about two brothers and aspiring filmmakers who get kicked out of their house. Ahead of Big Time's television debut on March 25th, Comedy Central uploaded the full series premiere episode this week so you can watch it two weeks early. The series is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who also has a big part in the first episode.

Samantha Bee Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' to Star in Her Own TBS Series

The Daily Show's beloved correspondent couple are now both set to star in their own TBS shows. Not long after Bee's husband Jason Jones announced he was leaving The Daily Show to star in a new TBS family sitcom, today TBS revealed that Bee will also be leaving the show to star in her own weekly satirical series that sounds very similar to her longtime Comedy Central gig. According to a press release, Bee's show is still in early stages of development but "is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues." Both Jones [...]

truTV Orders a Reality Prank Show from David Spade

David Spade is headed to truTV. THR reports that the network has given an eight-episode series order to Fameless, a "faux-reality improv comedy" also described as "half sketch show, half prank show" executive produced by David Spade. Each episode will follow an improv group paired with one unsuspecting contestant as they take on a different reality show genre like game shows, survival competition shows, and home makeovers to examine the lengths each contestant is willing to go for fame. Fameless joins a growing list of original comedy projects at truTV including a workplace comedy starring Shaq, a new season of Billy on the Street, and Adam [...]

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.

truTV Orders 'Six Degrees of Everything' from The Fine Brothers

truTV keeps adding more comedies to its lineup, and the latest project comes from YouTube stars The Fine Brothers. According to THR, the network has given a 10-episode order to a half-hour series called Six Degrees of Everything starring Benny and Rafi Fine "where they try to prove that anything in the world can be connected in six degrees." The show will be a mix of sketch comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, original songs, and reality segments, and every '90s kid's favorite Nickelodeon host Marc Summers will serve as executive producer. Six Degrees of Everything joins a round of new series ordered at truTV including Those Who Can't, [...]

W. Kamau Bell to Host New CNN Docu-Series 'United Shades of America'

W. Kamau Bell is headed to CNN. Variety reports that Bell is set to host a new docu-series called United Shades of America, which will be a humorous look at different cultures in the US. Further details and an exact premiere date have not been revealed, but the series is expected to debut sometime next year. Bell's last television hosting gig was on FX's prematurely canceled Totally Biased back in 2013.

truTV Orders The Grawlix's 'Those Who Can't' to Series

Denver comedy group The Grawlix is officially headed to truTV. The network announced today that it's given a 10-episode series order to its first scripted comedy from Grawlix, Those Who Can't, which was ordered to pilot in December. The series will follow three Denver high school teachers played by Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy, and Eagleheart's Maria Thayer has also been cast as a school librarian. Those Who Can't will debut on truTV sometime next year.

Those Who Can't is the latest in a big comedy push at truTV, which recently ordered a prank show from David Spade, more Billy on the [...]

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 [...]