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What's on TV This Week: 'The League' Returns

FXX has a big week; it wraps the Simpsons marathon and premieres the new seasons of The League and Ali G: Rezurection. If you’re worried that you missed your chance to get in all the Simpsons you wanted, no need because FXX will have plenty more episodes every day. Late night is back strong with new shows from all the major players. The Trailer Park Boys will be on Kimmel, Kristen Wiig on Letterman, and the comedy duo Tim & Eric on Fallon. Conan has Brett Gelman and Brooks Wheelan while The Late Show has Steven Colbert and Leslie Jones. And on Sunday be sure to catch the new episode [...]

Season 2 of 'Adam Devine's House Party' Will Feature Aparna Nancherla, Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, and More

Adam Devine's House Party is returning for a second season on September 9th, and Comedy Central released the above sneak peek revealing Devine's latest party location, the very non-dead New Orleans. The season premiere will feature standup from Ian Karmel, Aparna Nancherla, and Brendan Lynch, then the show moves to its regular Thursday 12:30am slot on the 11th. Other comedians set to appear throughout the 10-episode season include Kurt Braunohler, Nikki Glaser, and Erik Griffin.

Nathan Fielder Makes a Riveting Commercial for the Toy Ball Doink-It

Nathan for You's second season finale aired last night, and the above commercial is the end product of Fielder's mission to rebrand one toy company's product by associating it with a child's first step into adulthood: "Doink-It: The Only Proof You're Not a Baby." Click through for some other clips from the finale, including Fielder's attempts to get returning guest Simon the breast-loving security guard his very own reality show.

Will Arnett Starts Production Company and Gets a TV Deal with CBS

Will Arnett's about to be a production exec. THR reports that the actor has launched his own production company called Electric Avenue, and he already has a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. The potential series is an adaptation of comedian Joanna Stein's collection of autobiographical essays about being a first-time mother called How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane and Other Lessons in Parenting From a Highly Questionable Source. No other details on the project are available, but Arnett seems like a good fit for the job considering how busy his last year's been starring in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Millers, and the [...]

A 3D Animator Has Created an Impressively Realistic 'Futurama' World

Russian animator Alexey Zakharov recently decided to recreate the Planet Express Ship from Futurama, and the result is pretty impressive. Check out a short clip of the ship in an extremely detailed Futurama world above, then click through for another clip as well as several images of the ship in all its 3D glory.

Tim Heidecker Says 'Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories' Is a Reflection of Our "Shit Culture"

"Once we started making the show, and we saw what we were actually doing, I sort of thought, Well, this show is not going to make you feel good. And we shouldn’t be feeling good! We’re shit people. We’re a shit culture. This is like punishment for being horrible. There’s so much feel-good stuff that comes out, especially in comedy now, where things are very cute and very clever and sort of like everybody’s in on the joke and winking. I feel like our show tends to try to be like a little more reminding of how awful things really are in the world."

- In a new interview [...]

What Happens When 'The Simpsons' Becomes Dad Humor?

1. Hey-hey

Nothing lasts forever. Take me: I used to be a medium-funny guy. You could count on me to bring a reliable number of chuckles to social occasions. I wasn’t hilarious, but I made sure to get a few solid laughs at parties, galas, potlucks, and ad hoc social gatherings.

These days, I don’t know what’s going on. Every once in a while, when I crack wise or make a seemingly-sly reference, the oddest thing happens. A few people laugh, but others just look at me, their faces like ash. In those panicky moments when I wait for the bombed joke to pass, a fear grips my bowels. Perhaps [...]

Fox Passes on Tina Fey's Pilot 'Cabot College'

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's women's college-themed Fox pilot Cabot College has been stuck in a state of limbo for a while now, but today Variety reports that the network has officially passed on the comedy starring Fortune Feimster, Margaret Cho, Broadway performer Jack Cutmore-Scott, and Guiding Light regular Bonnie Dennison as the announced cast. Here's what Fortune Feimster had to say about the pilot taping in our interview with her from June:

The experience was amazing. It was the first pilot I had been a part of as far as a scripted sitcom, and for me it was a magical experience because I was playing a [...]

Watch Episodes of 'The Office,' 'Rick and Morty,' 'The Simpsons,' and More with the Jokes Removed

Recently a Redditor decided to edit episodes of Seinfeld, Friends, and The Big Bang Theory to include only plot information and no jokes, and the result was an interesting look at how all three shows approach story and punchlines. If those three shows weren't enough, the same Redditor has gone and edited episodes of Community, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, and Rick and Morty. Of all the shows highlighted in this series so far, The Office currently has the smallest plot with a clip that lasts just over a minute, while Adult Swim's Rick and Morty leads the pack with [...]

The Season 5 'Community' Blooper Reel Has Sexy Cats, Sexy Lions, and Plenty of Dancing

The wait until the sixth season of Community will last until at least after Christmas, but in the meantime you can check out this six-minute video of bloopers from the show's final season on NBC, which features references to both a sexy cat and a sexy lion, tons of F-bombs, and a heartwarming dance montage.

Rachel Dratch and Megan Mullally Will Appear in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'

Parks and Recreation's next season will be its last, and the show is lining up some special guest stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amy Poehler's fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in at least one episode "with a potential to return," but details on her role are being kept under wraps. This news follows EW's earlier update that Natalie Morales and Megan Mullally are set to return for the final season as well; Mullally will return as Tammy 2 during the season's second episode, while Morales will return as Tom's ex-girlfriend Lucy in multiple episodes. While you're waiting for Parks and Rec to [...]

'The A.V. Club' Celebrates 'All That' as "the 'SNL' for Kids"

"All That's attempt at giving children of the '90s their own SNL began with the masterstroke Lorne Michaels hit upon nearly two decades earlier: If your comedy show is supposed to reach a certain generation, let that generation tell the jokes themselves. … If Roundhouse was a community-theater production parents dragged their kids to, All That was like those kids keeping themselves entertained in the darkened playhouse: Passing private jokes, engaging in light slapstick with siblings, generally ridiculing the stuffiness of grown-up life."

- The A.V. Club examines the impact of Nickelodeon's All That as the SNL for kids of the '90s.

Mike Birbiglia Is Coming to 'Orange Is the New Black'

Standup Mike Birbiglia just got a big TV role. THR reports that Birbiglia has signed on to appear in a recurring role on Orange Is the New Black's upcoming third season. Details on Birbiglia's role are being kept under wraps, though series creator Jenji Kohan recently said in an interview that the new season will revolve around "faith, to a certain extent."

Orange Is the New Black one of many new projects for Birbiglia, including a standup tour as well as film roles in The Fault in Our Stars, Annie, Don't Mess with Texas, Digging for Fire, and Judd Apatow's Trainwreck. For more on Birbiglia, check out [...]

Daniel Radcliffe Explains His Love for the American 'Office'

"When something is successful in Britain, we go, 'Okay, let's stop it before we screw it up.' And when something is successful over here, they go, 'Okay, let's keep making this a success until it's not a success.' And I think that it is a kind of very different attitude, but I'm actually really glad for that, because as I said, when the idea of an American version of that program came out, it sounded like sacrilege. And now, frankly, I look at those final episodes and they are so emotionally satisfying and grounded in a way that I don't think the British Office ever got the chance to be."

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