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Hank Azaria to Voice Lead Role in Seth MacFarlane's New Fox Show 'Bordertown'

Last year it was announced that Seth MacFarlane was creating yet another animated Fox series called Bordertown, and it's now signed on a Simpsons favorite to lead the voice cast. Deadline reports that Hank Azaria — the voice behind Simpsons characters like Moe Szyslak, Apu, and Chief Wiggum — has signed on to voice the lead role in the series as Bud Buckwald, "a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood." Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Efron Ramirez, and 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander are also [...]

John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad Talk Leaving 'SNL' for Fox's 'Mulaney'

At TCA over the weekend, former SNLers John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad got the opportunity to talk about leaving the long-running NBC sketch show to work on the upcoming Fox sitcom Mulaney, which is set to premiere on Sunday, October 5th. Aside from making a joke about how he directly copied Seinfeld, Mulaney went on to describe his intentions behind choosing the more traditional multi-cam format for his show: "I just remember thinking to myself, the type of show I want to do is the type of show that I grew up on. [I thought] it would be really cool to try to do one with my [...]

Mike Sikowitz and Mike O'Malley Are Co-Creating NBC's Upcoming Bill Cosby Comedy

It's been a while since there were any updates on the in-the-works Bill Cosby NBC show, but at TCA over the weekend, the network announced that the multi-cam project will be co-created by Mike Sikowitz (CBS's The McCarthys) and Mike O'Malley (Showtime's Shameless), who is also being considered to play a lead role in the show. As for the plot, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said that Cosby "plays the patriarch of the family, dispensing his classic wisdom on relationships and parenthood, with three daughters, husbands and grandchildren. It's a classic big extended family sitcom." NBC is hoping to launch the show in summer or fall 2015.

Watch an Extended Scene of Bill Gates in Nathan Fielder's 'The Web'

From Tuesday's episode of Nathan For You, here's an extended scene from Nathan Fielder's fake movie, The Web, starring an incredible Bill Gates impersonator as Bill Gates dealing with asteroid/microchip issues.

Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Look Back at 'Reno 911!' and a Possible Distant-Future Reunion

Entertainment Weekly ran an interview with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant yesterday all about their beloved Comedy Central series Reno 911!, from the "Naked Jamaican" idea that didn't pan out to the movie sequel that never happened to which sketch is now used in an LA police training video. At the end of the interview they were both asked about the possibility of bringing back the show in some form — Lennon says they've had casual talks with Netflix in the past — and here's what Garant had to say of the idea:

It's not a hard show to do. There's a reunion that you can see [...]

Maude Apatow to Make Her Television Debut on HBO's 'Girls'

Maude Apatow is set to make her TV comedy debut. TVLine reports that Maude will appear in the next season of Lena Dunham's hit HBO series Girls, which her dad Judd Apatow executive produces. Few details about Maude's character have been released, but she'll reportedly play a girl named Cleo "who could potentially appear in several episodes." Maude has shown up in her father's films Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, but Girls will make her first time on the small screen. Zachary Quinto, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Ritter, and Natasha Lyonne are also set to show up next season, which is slated to premiere early [...]

Watch Nathan Fielder Attempt to Be a Hip TV Host

Here's a clip from last night's Nathan for You that's pretty fantastic if you like the idea of Fielder hiring a focus group to turn him into a hip, stylish, v-neck-wearing TV host then testing his new personality on last year's no-nonsense private investigator Brian Wolfe. Click through for the second clip.

Every Season of 'South Park' Is Coming to Hulu Plus

Good news for South Park fans but bad news for those without Hulu Plus: At the Television Critics Association press tour on Saturday, Hulu announced that it's made a pact with Trey Parker and Matt Stone to stream the entire South Park library on Hulu Plus. All 17 seasons will be available on Hulu for free until South Park's 18th season premiere on Comedy Central come September 24th, when the library (including all new episodes) will switch over to Hulu Plus for subscribers only. All of South Park's episodes have always been available via the South Park Studios website, but once the show makes the switch to Hulu [...]

Kramer's Original First Name Was "Conrad," and More from 'Seinfeld's Lost Episode

Screen Crush has a piece out today diving deep into a lost 1990 episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Bet," that was canceled during the rehearsal process due to being too controversial. The existence of the dark season two episode, in which Elaine buys a gun to defend herself, has been public knowledge for years, but Screen Crush's feature includes some new details and an interview with the episode's writer Larry Charles and director Tom Cherones.

Charles reveals that he had written Kramer's first name into the script for the first time and that it was Conrad, not Cosmo as it was later revealed in a season six episode. Here's Charles explaining:

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Buzz Aldrin Loved Doing '30 Rock'

"My father, in 1925, 1926, in the Reserve of the Air Corps, worked as Aviation Fuel Manager for Standard Oil of New Jersey, that's where I lived at that time, and he would go into NYC and work at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. So when I was asked to consider participating, I jumped for joy, and I can't remember a more pleasant episode of discussions with Tina Fey as we talked about her fictitious mother's (I think it was) love affair that she had with me, Buzz Aldrin. And then we looked at the moon, and we both sort of cursed at it for various reasons and said – I'll never [...]

FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman's Comedy Pilot Starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes

While FX revealed some good news today about Louie's future, along with that came some bad news for the fate of the Charlie Kaufman comedy pilot they ordered back in January. According to THR, How and Why – Kaufman's single-cam pilot and potential return to television that stars Michael Cera and John Hawkes and also had Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins attached to appear — has been officially passed on by FX. Producers are now searching for a new outlet for the show; Netflix reportedly passed on it as well, but IFC is now being seen as its "potential home."

Yahoo in Early Talks to Revive Canceled Fox Comedy 'Enlisted'

Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.

The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on itEnlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]

HBO Is Waiting Patiently for Larry David to Bring Back 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

Curb Your Enthusiasm might come back to HBO, but not until at least next year. According to a Vulture, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told reporters yesterday that he had recently run into Larry David and asked about a possible Curb return. Though David said he had no plans to bring it back this year, after Lombardo asked him "So David, should I emotionally get Curb out of my head?" he responded with "No, no, no, no, no." There aren't any more specifics about Curb's future on the pay network yet, but Lombardo told reporters yesterday that "as long as he's thinking about it, we still have a [...]

Here's a Preview for Next Week's 'Nathan For You,' in Which Nathan Fielder Desecrates Pet Cemeteries

Comedy Central's Nathan For You is currently in the midst of its second season, and here's an exclusive preview clip for next Tuesday's episode, in which Nathan Fielder helps a woman attract more customers to her pet store by advertising on a grave in a pet cemetery and she's reluctant to do that for some reason.