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Ice Cube Gets Angry and Adorable on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

During his visit to last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor and rapper Ice Cube was tasked with reciting some very sweet lines about rainbows, Crate and Barrel gift cards, and apple picking in the toughest, angriest way possible. Watch his interview below:

ABC Is Developing a Multi-Cam 'Uncle Buck' TV Series

The television industry didn't even give us a full 24 hours to bask in the news that Cameron Crowe killed off NBC's planned Say Anything TV show before tossing in yet another classic comedy now on track to get the sitcom treatment. Deadline reports that ABC has teamed up with Ride Along producer Will Packer to adapt John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck starring John Candy as a half-hour multi-cam comedy. The TV adaptation will be written and co-executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, who have also written for MADtv and Scrubs. This makes the second attempt at a television adaptation for Uncle Buck following [...]

Key and Peele Tell the Story of How They Met on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were guests on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they told Kimmel about how they first "fell in comedy love" through Second City, Boom Chicago, and Peele's performance as a female Danish supermodel named Ute. Check out more from their interview below:

Lena Dunham Tells Jimmy Kimmel About Her New Gig Writing 'Archie Comics'

Earlier this year it was reported that Lena Dunham had signed on to write a four-part Archie miniseries set to come out sometime next year, and on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live she gave some hints of what we can expect from her "feminist update" of the Archie world, including the introduction of reality shows to Riverdale and Dunham giving an honest effort "trying not to show breasts."

A Rep From Sanrio Clears Up the Hello Kitty Confusion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Earlier this week it was revealed that Hello Kitty is not in fact a cat but a little girl, despite looking exactly like a cat and being named Hello Kitty. To clear up the confusion, last night Jimmy Kimmel invited a representative from Sanrio to come on Jimmy Kimmel Live and explain the announcement further, and he delivered a powerful message about how true friendship transcends all.

Chris O'Dowd Adapting His Irish Sitcom 'Moone Boy' for ABC

Chris O'Dowd just sold a half-hour comedy to ABC. The Wrap reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to the semi-autobiographical single-cam project Moone Boy, which will be adapted from O'Dowd's Irish sitcom of the same name from 2012. The show is described as a "quirky comedy" that follows "12-year-old Martin Moone and the sarcastic, imaginary friend (O'Dowd) who helps him navigate the challenges of his eccentric childhood." O'Dowd created, wrote, and starred in the original series and will serve as an executive producer on the adaptation; he's not yet attached to appear in the American version. Check out a trailer for the original series [...]

Eric Stonestreet Is Developing a Truck Stop Comedy for ABC Called 'Big Stop'

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet is getting into the producer game. Deadline reports that Stonestreet has teamed up with The Bernie Mac Show/Modern Family writer Jerry Collins to produce a multi-cam workplace comedy for ABC called Big Stop set in Stonestreet's native state of Kansas. The comedy — which was inspired by Collins accompanying Stonestreet on a Fourth of July trip to Kansas a few years ago — will be "a modern take on family and today’s current issues as seen through the lens of a bustling Kansas truck stop where stories and characters, like big rigs, come rolling in off the highway everyday." Stonestreet also expressed an [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Sells a Comedy to ABC Based on Carson Daly's Post-MTV Career

A ton of shows based on the lives of once-much more famous stars are currently in the works on the major networks, including series about Johnny Knoxville (ABC), Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (Fox), John Stamos (Fox) and The Voice cohost Adam Levine (NBC), and ABC just added another from an unlikely source. According to THR, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has sold an untitled half-hour sitcom to the network based on the post-TRL career of his longtime friend Carson Daly, who is attached to the project as a producer. Dan Fogelman — who created ABC's The Neighbors and is also working on the Stamos project [...]

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Have a Delightfully Awkward Conversation About Her New Boyfriend

Whenever Sarah Silverman visits her former boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel it's a guaranteed good time, and last night was no exception. Kimmel asked her about her new boyfriend Michael Sheen, and Silverman gushed about how great the relationship is and rubbed it in Kimmel's face a little: "I don't think I ever really knew what love was, you know what I mean? I don't think I've ever really been in love before, I realized. And you guys have so much in common!"

Johnny Knoxville Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

Rivers Cuomo isn't the only star to get the autobiographical sitcom treatment this week. Deadline reports that Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects under his company Hello Junior! Knoxville has sold one project to ABC under the deal already with an untitled Southern family comedy inspired my his own "unconventional childhood," with Knoxville attached to serve as narrator. Knoxville signed a similar two-year deal with Paramount Pictures back in May, so his upcoming projects will be for both the big and small screens.

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 [...]

Stephnie Weir Is Developing a Comedy for ABC

Former MADtv cast member Stephnie Weir has landed a new show at ABC. Deadline reports that the network has put in development a half-hour comedy from Weir and CBS TV Studios. The untitled project follows "a Branch Manager in a Credit Union who believes he can finally shake their Podunk image and compete with the newly arrived UberBank with his new style of management." While no casting has been announced yet for the series, Weir can be next seen onscreen in FX's upcoming comedy The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad.

Bill Hader Looks Back on His Days Working for the Playboy Channel on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Before he was a famous SNL star, Bill Hader was trying to make it in Hollywood doing odd jobs as a production assistant. On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hader looked back on one of his more interesting gigs working on a Playboy Channel show called Night Calls that was described to him as "it sounds awesome, but it's a total bummer." Hader didn't stick around at the show for very long, but thankfully his career wasn't too damaged by the setback. Click through for another clip from the interview:

Jermaine Fowler Is Developing and Starring in a New Comedy for ABC

Last week it was announced that both ABC and Fox were developing autobiographical comedies based on the lives of Johnny Knoxville and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, and ABC has added yet another, this time from standup Jermaine Fowler. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to an untitled project starring Fowler as "a college dropout who winds up living with his estranged grandmother, a former DC cop who provides the perfect mix of parenting, laughs and adventure that gets him off the couch and out into the world." Fowler's past television appearances include MTV2's Guy Code and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy [...]