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Is Pete Holmes Dave Koechner's New Best Friend? Are You?

Dave Koechner looked for a new best friend at Bonnaroo, the home of new best friends. As the clip below suggests, he only really tried out comedians and famous people, much to the chagrin of that guy who has went alone to see Widespread Panic 78 times and had to get new soles for his Birckenstocks before this year's "Roo." Is Pete Holmes the man for the job? Well, it doesn't seem like Pete gets the difference between friend and worst enemy that you hate and wish dies of loneliness and wrong career decisions, so probably not.

Best Friends Forever Recap: "It's Raining Friends"

Hello Friends. “Friends” is the most logical nickname for fans of Best Friends Forever – you know, like Glee’s Gleeks or Modern Family’s Modernists or Parks & Rec’s Park Wreckers – other options are Biffs, Foreverers, or Jammers. Speaking of fans, I’m still a big fan of BFF, for no reason more than its unique comedic voice. The script is written around Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair’s tape-recorded improvisations, which gives the show a more natural feel than most sitcoms, old or new. This does leave the show with less clear-cut punchlines, which definitely takes time to get used to, but more genuinely funny moments.

Best Friends Forever Recap: "Pilot"

Not many shows get the straight out the gate (or str8 out the g8) recap treatment so why am I writing this and why are you reading this? Sure, having three-for-three UCB leads (see: poet — know it) helps but we’re here mostly because the Best Friends Forever pilot was like weirdly awesome. I say weirdly because comedy pilots tend to stink like monster chili and I say awesome because it was awesome, I was in awe, I possessed some — if not a lot of — awe.

Admittedly, the show has a mundane premise — best friend moves in with other best friend and her boyfriend — but [...]

The 2011-12 TV Season's Best New Comedies

We’re still in the midst of a golden age of television. At least, I think the era of quality programming that began with The Sopranos is still going, right? If you look at the new comedies we’ve seen this past season, the answer to that question is a firm “maybe”; however, the TV season that gave us Work It, Rob, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter also gave us a few good sitcoms, as well. Join me as I dive deep into this past TV season’s most enjoyable comedies – from sitcoms to sketch shows to 11-minute animated thingies. Know that all of the shows on this list, except [...]

BFFs' Queenetta Is Wonderful

We're only getting our second taste of her in tomorrow's new episode of BFFs, but is it really too early to say that Queenetta is the best new character on TV? I guess we should wait to see the full episode, but I'd say this preview clip makes the case pretty well.

Friendly Reminder: You Really Should Watch BFFs Tonight

Hey, you! Comedy-loving person! A new network sitcom worthy of your attention starts tonight: BFFs, the show from UCB's Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. The pilot has been available online for a week or so already (that's it above), but in case you have one of those "real jobs" that don't allow "watching full sitcom episodes at work," it will conveniently air on NBC at 8:30pm tonight for your viewing/DVRing pleasure. Based on the pilot, it's one of the better new comedies to come along in a while, so you might as well get in on the ground floor, eh?

It's Official: NBC Cancels 'BFFs,' 'Bent' and 'Are You There Chelsea?'

Amongst all the great news in TV comedy renewal land comes this unsurprising but still sad news (at least in terms of BFFs): Are You There Chelsea?, Best Friends Forever and Bent are officially not coming back to the peacock. RIP, friends.

BFFs and Bent Don't Do Much to Change NBC's Sad Ratings

BFFs got off to a slow start, ratings-wise, last night, clocking in with a 1.2 rating and 3.9 million viewers. It lost a solid portion of lead-in Betty White's Off Their Rockers audience, which managed a 1.8 with 7.1 million viewers. But it still did better than soon-to-be-cancelled Bent, which ended the night with a 0.7 rating and 2 million viewers. But it was Bent's last episode, while there are still five more weeks of new BFFs episodes to come, so we'll see if it can't improve upon this initial showing.

The Full Rundown on NBC's Six New Sitcoms

NBC is set to pick up a whopping six new comedies for next season, virtually guaranteeing that there will be a second comedy night on the network. Here's what to look forward to:

-Up All Night: This is the much-buzzed-about "untitled Emily Spivey project," which the SNL/Parks & Rec writer is fronting with Lorne Michaels producing. It stars Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett and is "an irreverent look at parenthood through the POV of an acerbic working mother — who never thought she’d be a mom — along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents."

-Free Agents: Hank Azaria will star as "a recent divorcé [...]