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Joel McHale Extends His Contract with E! Through 2016

Fans of Joel McHale as host of E! show The Soup don't have to worry about him leaving anytime soon — at least not for the next two years. Deadline reports that McHale's contract with the network has been renewed through 2016. As part of the deal, McHale will continue to host The Soup and pitch unscripted series to the network via his own company Free Period Productions. McHale said in a statement: "Although I narrowly beat Mitt Romney out for the job in a number of states, I’m confident that I can keep up the same quality of humorous observation of shows like Naked Dating and Bad [...]

Neil Patrick Harris to Host a Weekly Variety Show for NBC

NBC is adding another weekly show called Saturday Night. Vulture reports that the network has teamed up with actor and next year's Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris to head up an American adaptation of the UK variety show Saturday Night Takeaway that will tape in Harris's home base of New York City. "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer," said Harris on the news. "Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have [...]

What's on TV This Week: Jim Carrey Returns to 'SNL'

The week starts off with the second season premiere of The Millers tonight on CBS, and while many shows are on hiatus there's still plenty of must-sees. From new series like Marry Me and Selfie to favorites like Modern Family the week has something new in store every night. And SNL is back this week with host Jim Carrey.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

Billy Eichner Will Guest Star on 'New Girl' in December

Billy Eichner just landed a very Billy Eichner-esque guest role on New Girl. THR reports that the Billy on the Street host and recurring Parks and Recreation star will appear on the holiday-themed December 9th episode of New Girl, where he'll play "a beleaguered airline representative" named Barry: "The gang encounters Barry … while trying to get out of Los Angeles for Christmas. Having to deal with holiday travelers, Barry is not pleased to see them." Considering that Eichner has tons of experience screaming at people on the streets of New York City, the role of a grumpy airline rep sounds just about perfect.

Ellie Kemper Tries to Break Out of a Future Prison on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

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Bob Odenkirk on 'Better Call Saul': "It's a Total Drama, Man"

AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premieres on the network in February, and in a recent interview with THR, star Bob Odenkirk cleared up any confusion about where on the series will tilt on the comedy/drama scale. The original concept for Better Call Saul was a half-hour comedy, but Odenkirk says it quickly turned into an hourlong drama: "It's a total drama, man. It's 85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy." Head over to THR to read the rest of the interview, which includes Odenkirk's thoughts on writing for SNL, Get a Life, and the one network note Mr. Show got from HBO during its run [...]

Bob Odenkirk Plays the Heartbroken DJ Pollocktopus on 'The Birthday Boys'

Here's a sneak peek from this Friday's episode of IFC's The Birthday Boys featuring executive producer Bob Odenkirk. It's the age-old classic tale — a loving Polish father named Stolof raises his seven sons to be successful hipster DJs, only to watch them all abandon his dream to pursue their own paths.

Watch the Simpsons Meet a Bunch of Other Simpsons

Here's a clip from last night's Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode, which ended up including a lot more than just the Tracey Ullman Simpsons — turns out it had Simpsons inspired by everything from Adventure Time, Archer, and South Park to Lego, Despicable Me, and Triplets of Belleville (as seen in a couch gag earlier this year).

HBO Will Offer a Stand-Alone Streaming Service Next Year

HBO has finally caved to the rising popularity of streaming services like Netflix. In a press release today, the pay-network announced that it'll offer a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015 that will not require a traditional cable subscription. "It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO," network chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said along with the announcement. "So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all [...]

David Caspe on Reviving 'Happy Endings': "I Would Totally Do It"

"I loved making it and I loved all the people involved in it and if there was ever a good situation to continue it, I would love to do it. If there was ever a situation where it made sense to do it again and everyone was in, I would totally do it. I think it would be so fun, but if we don't get to, there's also something nice that we made this little three-year thing that the people who liked it really liked it."

- Creator of new NBC show Marry Me David Caspe reveals that he's open to the idea of bringing back Happy Endings in [...]

What's on TV This Week: Halloween Episodes Ahoy

This week on TV we've got a few more fall premieres as well as a whole slew of Halloween-themed episodes. The fourth season of 2 Broke Girls airs tonight and Thursday CBS starts its new lineup. Two and a Half Men premieres its 12th season and is sandwiched between a new episode of The Big Bang Theory and the series premiere of The McCarthys. The week finishes up with a Jimmy Kimmel Live Halloween special on Friday featuring Andy Samberg and Rosie Perez, and on Saturday Chris Rock hosts SNL.

In late night, Amy Poehler visits Meyers and Letterman. Letterman also has guests Jim Carrey and Brian Regan while Fallon [...]

Take a Trip Through the Life of Reggie Watts with Matt Besser and The Vandals

Here's a clip from this week's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! that runs through the many wacky moments of Reggie Watts's life set perfectly to the ska tunes of Matt Besser and The Vandals. Poor Reggie just can't catch a break.

Fox Cuts 'Mulaney' Season Order from 16 to 13 Episodes

After bad ratings and bad reviews, here's some more bad news for Mulaney: THR reports that Fox has wrapped production on the freshman sitcom early and cut its season order down from 16 to 13 episodes, but for now there are no plans to move it from the 9:30pm Sunday night time slot. While Mulaney's ratings fared poorly during its series premiere earlier this month, its second episode saw a 10% increase thanks in part to its Family Guy lead-in — a sign of hope that Fox is counting on. According to THR, Will Forte's midseason sitcom Last Man on Earth will likely take Mulaney's [...]

'The Eric Andre Show's Third Season Premieres on Adult Swim November 6th

The Eric Andre Show just got a season 3 premiere date. According to a Twitter update by Andre, the Adult Swim series is slated to premiere on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15am, and Hannibal Buress revealed earlier today that Chris Rock is among the celebrity guests slated to appear. If you still have some catching up to do, the complete first and second seasons are still available to view on Adult Swim's website. For more on the series, check out our interview with Andre from last year.