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HBO Orders Sharon Horgan Comedy 'Divorce' Starring Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has given a series order to a new comedy by Pulling creator Sharon Horgan called Divorce with Parker attached to star. The single-cam comedy centers on Parker as Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought." Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, and Talia Balsam are set to costar and Horgan will executive produce, making it her very first US comedy series. Horgan most recently starred opposite Rob Delaney in the Channel 4 comedy [...]

Netflix Orders Odenkirk/Cross Sketch Show 'With Bob and David' to Series

At long last, the rumored Mr. Show reunion is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered four half-hour episodes of With Bob and David, a new sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross that will also include an hourlong making-of special. Here's how the duo describe the series:

After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.

While Deadline reports that Odenkirk and Cross are the only [...]

NBC Sets Premiere Dates for 'Mr. Robinson,' 'The Carmichael Show,' and 'Welcome to Sweden'

Craig Robinson's NBC comedy finally has a premiere date. The network revealed today that Mr. Robinson will premiere on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00pm followed by the premiere of The Carmichael Show starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael at 9:30pm. Mr. Robinson has been in development at NBC for over two years, while Jerrod Carmichael's show landed a six-episode order earlier this month. Greg Poehler's Welcome to Sweden will also return to NBC for a second season on Sunday, July 19th at 8:00pm.

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.

HBO Sets Premiere Dates for New Comedies 'The Brink' and 'Ballers'

HBO announced a round of premiere dates today, and two new comedies are set to make their TV debuts in June. According to Deadline, the series premiere of Ballers and The Brink will air after the True Detective premiere on Sunday, June 21st at 9:30pm and 10:00pm, respectively. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor" and also stars Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole, and LeToya Luckett. The Brink comes from Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim and stars Tim Robbins [...]

IFC Orders Eight Episodes of Denis Leary Hockey Comedy 'Benders'

IFC just added another scripted comedy to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered eight half-hour episodes of Benders from Denis Leary's production company Apostle. Previously titled Uncle Chubby's, the series centers on "several friends bonded by an irrational obsession for their beer-swilling amateur hockey league. Their skills may be limited but their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos hockey creates in their everyday lives. This isn’t fast-paced, brawler-style hockey. It’s the slow motion, falling-down version." Leary will co-executive produce with creators/writers Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and production on the series begins this spring. The cast has not yet been announced.

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.

'With Bob and David' Tapes Live in Los Angeles Later This Month

Great news, Mr. Show fans: David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's upcoming Netflix sketch show With Bob and David is taping live segments in Los Angeles later this month. Cross revealed the news on Facebook today:

So yes indeed, the worst kept secret on the planet (besides Tom Cotton's homosexuality) is finally out. Bob and I (and several of the old Mr. Show gang as well as a bunch of new, talented folks), are putting together four half hours of brand new sketch comedy. We are a little over halfway through shooting the pre-tapes and then we start putting together the live elements and shooting those starting in [...]

'Coach' Is Returning for a 13-Episode Season on NBC

Your prayers have finally been answered: '90s sitcom Coach returning for a brand new season. Deadline reports that NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the show, which originally ran on ABC from 1989-1997. Craig T. Nelson is attached to reprise his role, and original Coach creator Barry Kemp will write and co-executive produce with Nelson. The revamped series will be set in present day and follow Coach Hayden Fox as he's "called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team." Like the original [...]

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.