Posts tagged as abc

Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt to Appear on 'Modern Family'

The Modern Family cast and crew are filming a vacation episode in Las Vegas prior to their bigger trip to Australia next month, and both Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt are set to guest star with them in Sin City. According to TV Guide, Armisen will play "one half of a gay couple who'll have fun with Mitch and Cam" named Langham, and Oswalt will play "a magician named Ducky Schindler who crosses paths with Phil." The episode will air on ABC sometime this spring, but Oswalt's already won this round for Best Modern Family Bit Character Name.

White House Responds to Petition Requesting to Cancel 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Back in November, a petition calling for the cancellation of Jimmy Kimmel Live reached 100,000 signatures, requiring the Obama administration to comment on an October "Kids' Table" segment in which Kimmel asks a group of children to comment on the $1.3 trillion debt to China and one of the kids responds with the suggestion "Kill everyone in China!" In a response titled "What We Have to Say About Jimmy Kimmel" posted late last week, the White House had this to say on the controversy:

The parties involved have already apologized independently. Jimmy Kimmel has apologized on-air, and issued a written apology. ABC has removed the skit from [...]

Jimmy Kimmel's Cousin Sal Hits Braggy Angelenos with Snowballs

The last thing we non-west coasters need during this crippling polar vortex is the sight and sounds of a comfortable Los Angeles resident rubbing in their perfect weather and year-round beach atmosphere, and thankfully Jimmy Kimmel's cousin Sal was on hand to give these smarmy warm weather bastards the instant karma they deserve.

Chris Elliott Got Super Naked on Jimmy Kimmel's Desk Last Night

Nudity appears to have been the theme of late night on Monday, and Chris Elliott's decision to get naked on Jimmy Kimmel Live would probably make even Eric Andre blush. Elliott's nudity, of course, was all for the art. Below, he talked about his eccentric, not particularly health new diet.

The White House Will Be Forced to "Investigate" a Joke From 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Last week, ABC issued an apology for a child's remark about China from the October 16 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Nevertheless, a petition calling for the White House to "investigate" the show continued to grow, and it has now acquired the 100,000 signatures required for the Obama administration to comment on the incident.

In the original segment, "Kids' Table", Kimmel asked a bunch of six- and seven-year-olds what the US should do about its $1.3 trillion debt to China. One child replied, "Kill everyone in China," which Kimmel laughed at, ultimately ending the segment with, "Well, this has been an interesting edition of Kids Table – the [...]

ABC Orders Laurence Fishburne-Produced Comedy Pilot Starring Anthony Anderson

It's a good day for Cowboy Curtis fans. Deadline reports that ABC has ordered a pilot produced by Laurence Fishburne's Cinema Gypsy Productions called Black-ish. Starring Anthony Anderson — who costarred on the Jimmy Fallon-produced NBC show Guys With Kids last year — the half-hour single-cam show follows "an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids." Kenya Barris (The Game, America's Next Top Model) will write the script and also serve as an executive producer. It's rumored that Fishburne [...]

Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo Are Developing a Show for ABC

Chevy Chase is already planning his return to television. According to THR, the former Community regular is currently developing a comedy series with his National Lampoon's Vacation costar Beverly D'Angelo and producer Aaron Kaplan, who worked as an EP on The Lonely Island's 2005 Fox pilot Awesometown. The project doesn't yet have a writer, script, or studio attached but will be considered by ABC for the 2015-2016 season.

This isn't the first attempt at a Mr. and Mrs. Griswold reunion. Back in March, the pair was reported to make a cameo in the Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms, but the project was delayed indefinitely due to [...]

Sarah Silverman Returned Some of Jimmy Kimmel's Stuff to Him on His Show

It's always awkward running into an ex. I imagine running into an ex when they're a guest on your talk show is a whole different level of awkwardness. Last night, Sarah Silverman came by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new HBO special and brought along a box full of things that he left at her place after they broke up. All things considered, I think they handled the whole thing pretty well.

ABC Orders a Pilot Based on the UK Series 'Bad Education', Adapted by Two 'King of the Hill' Writers

ABC is adapting the UK sitcom Bad Education into an American show. THR reports that the network has orderd a pilot for a single-camera comedy called An American Education based on the show, with British actor Jack Whitehall attached to reprise the lead role of Alfie Wickers from the original. Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory, two alums of King of the Hill's writing staff are penning the adaptation. The American version of the show follows Wickers, a high school history teacher dealing with his obnoxious administrators and trying to impress a female chemistry instructor with advise from his students. The original UK show, which was created by Whitehall, [...]

ABC Developing a Retirement Comedy and Another Sitcom from Kelly Ripa

ABC has a few more sitcoms in the works for next year. One will follow "three long-lost basketball teammates who reconnect in their 60s and discover they still have a lot to learn about love and friendship," according to Deadline. The shows comes from The Neighbors creator Dan Fogelman and The George Lopez Show co-creator Robert Borden. Fogelman is used to writing for older characters; he wrote the recent film Last Vegas which starred Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline.

Meanwhile, producers Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos have sold another sitcom to ABC. Poor Pam focuses  on a single and unemployed women "living in the [...]

Rapper Eve Is Developing a Comedy for ABC

For those of you who have been waiting for a semi-autographical comedy series starring rapper/actress Eve, your wish might actually come true. According to THR, ABC is currently developing a show with Eve for the 2014-2015 season that focuses on interracial relationships. Eve — who has done some comedic acting in Barbershop 1 and 2, the 2003-2006 UPN sitcom Eve, and a recent episode of Whitney — would star and work as a non-writing executive producer alongside Aaron Kaplan, who is also developing an ABC show with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

Kristen Wiig Had a Bad First Date During 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

In what was either a poorly scheduled Thursday or an impressive feat of mental multitasking, Kristen Wiig went on a very condensed first date with an OkCupid match named David right in the middle of her interview on Kimmel. Wiig's channeling a bit of her flirting expert Rebecca Larue here, at least until David screws everything up with that creepy gift.

China Is Demanding More From Jimmy Kimmel Over Child's Joke

Jimmy Kimmel Live continues to be criticized over a recent joke made by a child on the show. In a segment from Oct. 16, Kimmel asked several of six- and seven-year-olds what the US should do about its $1.3 trillion debt to China, to which one child replied, "Kill everyone in China." After a backlash, ABC apologized for the segment, but that didn't stop a petition making it all the way to the White House. Now, China's foreign minister is asking for more, saying in a press conference yesterday, “ABC should face up to its mistake and respond with a sincere attitude to the reasonable demands by Chinese people in America, [...]

ABC Buys Comedy Written by and Starring Kristen Schaal

Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal and former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist (who's also her husband) have sold a sitcom to ABC, according to Deadline. The two will write American Monster, about "a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century," who will be played by Schaal. The show will be produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have already sold two other pilots this season – the Johnny Depp-produced Torched, and the Will Forte-created Last Man on Earth.