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Judd Apatow Tells Jimmy Kimmel About His Book of Comedian Interviews

Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's visit to Friday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he told Kimmel all about his upcoming book of interviews he conducted with famous comedians both recently and back in his high school comedy nerd days. The book, titled Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy, is out on Tuesday, June 16th and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check out two more clips from Apatow's interview below:

ABC Cancels 'Cristela,' Renews 'Fresh Off the Boat' and 'Black-ish,' and Orders 'Dr. Ken' and 'Muppets' Revival

A bunch of comedies have just been canceled, renewed, and ordered over at ABC. THR reports that the network has canceled Cristela Alonzo's freshman comedy Cristela, renewed Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish for a second season, and ordered three new comedies to series: Ken Jeong's semi-autobiographical comedy Dr. Ken, a Dan Savage-produced family sitcom called The Real O'Neals, and the single-cam mockumentary-style Muppets revival. ABC is expected to announce one more comedy order sometime today. In addition, ABC also handed out season renewals to The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and The Middle.

UPDATE: ABC also announced that the Uncle Buck remake starring Mike [...]

ABC's 'Muppets' Revival Will Be a "More Adult" Mockumentary Style Show

ABC is currently developing a Muppet Show reboot with Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer/producer Bob Kushell, and according to Entertainment Weekly the series will be aimed more at adults than kids, take on an Office/Arrested Development-style mockumentary format, and have a tone similar to 30 Rock. The plot will follow the Muppets behind the scenes as they launch a brand new television series, and the mockumentary format will delve "deeper into the Muppets' personal lives" for the first time. Here's ABC's official description of the series:

The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will [...]

Hannibal Buress and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Cosby, Bieber, and SXSW

Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live in Austin, and the two talked about everything from the death threats he's received since his Bill Cosby joke went viral to his first roasting experience on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber to what he's been up to at SXSW this week, which involves playing drums in a band whose name escapes him at just the wrong moment:

Eric Andre Looks Back on Going to College for Music on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Eric Andre was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he talked about growing up in Florida, going to college for music, and his role on the new FXX series Man Seeking Woman. Watch more from the interview below:

ABC Announces Fall Schedule Including 'The Muppets,' 'Dr. Ken,' and 'Fresh Off the Boat'

ABC announced its fall TV lineup today, including time slots for two new shows — the "docusoap-style" Muppets revival (Tuesday nights at 8:00pm) and Ken Jeong's semi-autobiographical comedy Dr. Ken, which will replace the recently canceled Cristela on Friday nights. Additionally, Fresh Off the Boat will return for a second season after The Muppets on Tuesdays, moving from 8:00pm to 8:30pm. According to HitFix, new comedies The Real O'Neals and Uncle Buck are set for midseason premieres. Check out the new series trailers and full lineup below, via Entertainment Weekly:

ABC Not Moving Forward with Jermaine Fowler's Pilot 'Delores & Jermaine'

Standup Jermaine Fowler's in-the-works sitcom Delores & Jermaine isn't headed to TV — at least not on ABC. "Well, the Delores & Jermaine pilot didn't get picked up, but I'm so damn proud of how funny it came out," Fowler tweeted last night. "Thanks ABC. Off to cable now." Fowler starred in the pilot with Whoopi Goldberg as his "strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop" grandmother, and Jennia Fredrique, Roy Wood Jr., Gary Perez, and Christina Moore rounded out the cast.

Pilots still in the running at ABC include Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's Chevy (formerly titled Chev & Bev), Ken Jeong's Dr. Ken, Fortune [...]

A 'Muppet Show' Reboot Is in the Works at ABC

Kermit and friends might be heading back to television. TV Line reports that ABC is currently developing a reboot of The Muppet Show, which originally ran from 1976-1981. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is writing and executive producing a pilot presentation for the network later this month with the working title Muppets 2015. Details are slim, and so far only a brief summary has been released: "The Muppets excitedly gather at ABC for a meeting about the new Muppet Show. However, the show will not move forward unless Miss Piggy signs on." ABC last attempted to revive The Muppet Show in 1996 with Muppets Tonight, but [...]

Kevin Hart Talks About Being a Comedic Rock Star on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Jimmy Kimmel Live headed down to Austin for a week of shows at SXSW this week, and last night's show featured guest Kevin Hart, who looked back on all the huge shows he's sold out and why he prefers to call himself a "comedic rock star" instead of "comedian." Watch another clip from the interview below, in which Hart drops some hints about the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber and admits that it "went a little rough."

Mike Epps to Star in ABC's 'Uncle Buck' Pilot

ABC is moving forward with Will Packer's TV adaptation of John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck, and according to Deadline, the multi-cam comedy just cast Mike Epps in the lead role. The series will follow Epps as Buck Russell, "a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way." Nia Long (The Cleveland Show, House of Lies) will play Will's wife. The project is moving forward despite the protests of John Hughes and John Candy's family members, who released a statement last year voicing their disapproval: "Recalling that the director was displeased with [...]

When Network TV Got 'Politically Incorrect'

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The unwritten mission statement of “From the Archives” is to preserve the rich history of television comedy and expose readers to things they may not [...]

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Will Air a Repeat Episode the Night of Letterman's Final Show

Jimmy Kimmel is a classy guy, and he just made a very classy move out of respect for David Letterman. According to The New York Times, Kimmel has decided not to air a new episode of his ABC late night show on Thursday May 20th, the night David Letterman makes his Late Show farewell over on CBS. "I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show," Kimmel said on the news. "Plus, I'll probably be crying all day, which makes it hard to work." Elsewhere in late night, Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Nightly Show [...]

Bill Murray Shares Some Bartending Tips on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Bill Murray was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW, where he gave Kimmel some tips for being a good bartender (or as Murray calls it, a "first responder") as well as some hangover cure techniques. Watch more from the interview below, where Murray makes a glorious entrance on horseback and reveals that Rick Ross recorded a song for his upcoming Christmas TV special but disappeared when he was supposed to show up to film his part.

Jimmy Kimmel Asks President Obama Some Tough Questions on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

President Obama was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Kimmel didn't hold back when it came to some hard-hitting questions like whether Obama drives, where he gets dental work, and who makes his middle-of-the-night sandwiches. Watch more clips from the interview below: