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This Week in Comedy: HBO Is Developing a Show Created by and Starring Bill Hader, and 'SNL' Ends Its 39th Season

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

-After the SNL season 39 finale, we created a bunch of guides for the season: We broke down each cast member's contribution, looked at how this season addressed raceranked the episodes, and listed the 24 best sketches.

-A year after leaving SNLBill Hader is set to create and star in his own HBO series.

-After seven months, two seasons, and 73 episodes, TBS canceled The Pete Holmes Show, effective in June.

-We released A Night at Whiplash, the second movie in the Splitsider Presents series. The standup film features sets by Sheng Wang, [...]

This Week in Comedy: Craig Ferguson Is Leaving Late Night, Michael Che Joins 'The Daily Show', and More

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

-After nearly a decade behind the desk at the The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson announced Monday that he'll be departing at the end of the year. Joel McHale, Aisha Tyler, Michael Ian Black, and more are said to be his potential replacements.

-The Daily Show hired SNL writer and NYC standup Michael Che as its newest correspondent; he'll start next month. Here's our video guide to some of Che's best work.

-The Onion announced plans to parody Buzzfeed and Upworthy with a new site, Clickhole.

-We interviewed Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham about their new show Playing [...]

This Week in Comedy: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

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

-CBS quickly announced that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of Late Show in 2015. Now that The Colbert Report is set to end in December, we looked at Comedy Central's options for the soon-to-be open 11:30 time slot.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star as sisters in SNL writer Paula Pell's upcoming feature The [...]

This Week in Comedy: IFC Made a Lot of Exciting Decisions

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

-IFC renewed The Birthday Boys and Comedy Bang! Bang! for another season each, with The Birthday Boys' new season consisting of 10 episodes and Comedy Bang! Bang!'s consisting of a whopping 40.

-IFC also ordered two new shows, one starring Rob Huebel and another created by Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen that will feature Hader and Armisen in recurring roles.

-Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) [...]

This Week in Comedy: Remembering Harold Ramis

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

-Comedy legend Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We took a look at his extensive SCTV legacy and gathered up remembrances and reactions from all of his comedy peers and everyone who followed in his footsteps.

-Late Night with Seth Meyers premiered

-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for Season 2.

co-creator Mike Schur believes the next season might be its last. First lady Michelle Obama is slated to guest star on the current season's one-hour finale.

-Wes Anderson made a fully-animated version of his movie The Grand [...]

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 [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' and 'Archer' End Their Seasons

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

-We reviewed the latest seasons of Parks and Recreation and Archer, both of which wrapped up this week.

-Will Hines gave a strong defense of the practical implications of improv.

-We reviewed Brett Gelman's new Adult Swim specialDinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends.

 -We took a look at Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, and American Dad!, three cartoons in three different stages of life.

-Time magazine unveiled this year's list of the 100 most influential people, and Key and Peele made the cut.

-USA uploaded the pilot to Lennon Parham [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'HIMYM' Ends and David Letterman Announces His Retirement

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

-David Letterman announced that he's retiring from late night in 2015 after 35 years of hosting TV shows and being one of the most influential hosts in the history of late night TV.

-We made a list of who we think are the top candidates to replace David Letterman. A report says that Stephen Colbert is the network's top choice and that he wants the job.

-As if losing David Letterman isn't enough for CBS in one week, the network said goodbye to How I Met Your Mother after [...]

This Week in Comedy: President Obama Visits 'Between Two Ferns'

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

-President Barack Obama was a guest on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis. Here’s how it happened.

-We brought you inside SXSW for the Late Night with Seth Meyers panel and Lena Dunham’s keynote address.

-Louis C.K. will host SNL on March 29th, and Louie season 4 will premiere May 5th.

-Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are starring in a movie together.

This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premieres

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

-Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday (watch his first episode here). His first week featured fun appearances from Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jerry Seinfeld.

-Mel Brooks warmly remembered Sid Caesar on Conan.

-Tina Fey's next movie is an adaptation of the darkly comic memoir The Taliban Shuffle, in which she'll play a journalist in the Middle East.

-Scott Thompson provided the Colbert Report with more Sochi Coverage as Buddy Cole. We then looked at why The Colbert Report should use its correspondents more often.

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This Week in Comedy: A Sitcom Cancellation Bloodbath

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

-The major networks started putting together their fall schedules, and in the process, canceled a whole ton of comedies. ABC got rid of Trophy Wife, Mixology, Super Fun Night, The Neighbors, and Suburgatory, NBC axed Community and Growing Up Fisher, and Fox put at end to Dads, Surviving Jack, and Enlisted.

-Louie returned after a year and a half off with two solid episodes. Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! debuted their new seasons as well.

-Adult Swim ordered a pilot for a werewolf hunter comedy created [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty' Wrap Up Their Seasons

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

-Both of Dan Harmon's shows, Community and Rick and Morty, aired their season finales. We reviewed both of their seasons.

-Fox is canceling its Saturday night animated block Fox ADHD, but it will continue on the web.

-SNL announced they're airing a 40th anniversary special next February.

-We made a videolist of Conan O'Brien's most memorable remote segments.

-CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will be a guest on Letterman next week.

-We ranked the recent slew of announced reboots and sequels in The Comedy Sequel and Reboot [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Broad City', 'Kroll Show', and 'Girls' Wrap Up Their Current Seasons

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

-We reviewed the first seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Broad City, the second season of Kroll Show, and the third season of Girls, all of which ended this week.

-Nothing's official yet, but plans are underway for a sixth season and a movie for Community.

-AMC is getting into comedy, offering development deals to Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and Kevin Smith.

-We interviewed Fred Armisen about Portlandia, Hannibal Buress about his new Comedy Central standup special, Matt Walsh about the upcoming season of Veep, and [...]

This Week in Comedy: Andy Daly's New Show Debuts, 'The Daily Show' Adds Jordan Klepper, and More

-Andy Daly's new show Review premiered on Comedy Central. We reviewed the show and interviewed Daly about it.

-The Daily Show hired comedian Jordan Klepper as its first new correspondent in two years.

-FX renewed Archer for two more Seasons 6 and 7, and Comedy Central renewed Kroll Show for Season 3.

-Bob's Burgers is putting out a music album.

-We interviewed Cole Bolton about being The Onion's new editor and Joe Mande about his new standup mixtape, writing for Parks and Rec, and buying a million Twitter followers.

-We looked back at Chris Elliott's failed [...]