Adam McKay, who directed both Anchorman movies and co-wrote them with Will Ferrell, said in an interview with Empire that the Anchorman series is over. Here's what he said:
"It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy … No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."
When asked if he'd ever consider doing another Anchorman in 10 years, McKay [...]
The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of actors and writers happened to be working those seasons. Alec Baldwin is another example — despite being famous for his Scoutmaster and Schweddy Balls bits, Baldwin has never been dependent on any particular writer or cast member to make him look good. Baldwin understands that it's about making everyone else look good, and that's why he's hosted the show 16 [...]
The New Yorker has an excerpt from Ron Burgundy's upcoming autobiography, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, which comes out November 19th. If the rest of the book is anything like this excerpt, it will be full of great fake anchorman names like Snack Reynolds and Kick Fronby.
-Sarah Silverman released Susan 313, the pilot she made for NBC in 2012 that they didn't pick up.
-We looked at two more rejected pilots, the American version of The IT Crowd and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz's lost family sitcom.
-In more Arrested Development news, Mitch Hurwitz talked about alternate casting and future plans, the cast will be doing Inside the Actor's Studio, and the soundtrack is coming out next month.
-Parks and Rec won't return until November 14th and 21st, when it will air in back-to-back new episodes both nights before going on a second mini-hiatus and returning to its regular schedule January [...]
Ice cream purveyor Ben & Jerry's has added a new flavor inspired by Will Ferrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgundy. Called "Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch," it's butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls. The limited-edition flavor is in stores now, and Ron Burgundy will return to the screen for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on December 20th. This is just the latest comedy-inspired flavor from Ben & Jerry's, following in the footsteps of "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream," "Late Night Snack" (which features Jimmy Fallon on the carton), "Schweddy Balls" (inspired by the Alec Baldwin SNL sketch), and most recently, "Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt."