"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.
Playing the father on a CBS multi-camera family sitcom is probably the last thing you'd expect to find Chris Elliott doing, but the beloved comedian gave more conventional TV stardom a shot nearly a decade ago in a failed pilot called You've Reached the Elliotts, which I'll be reviewing in this week's column.
Co-created by Elliott and Rob DesHotel (a writer for That '70s Show and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other things), the script to You've Reached the Elliotts [...]
Community is continuing to rack up impressive guest stars for its upcoming fifth season. Chris Elliott is the latest person to be dropping by for an episode, TV Line reports. If you don't want to see spoilers stop reading now. Elliott will be playing Russell Borchert, the peculiar founder of Greendale Community College, who vanished decades ago after a sex scandal.
Community returns for its 13-episode fifth season, with Dan Harmon back and Chevy Chase gone, on January 2nd at 8pm. Other guest stars this year include David Cross, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Hurwitz, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim, Nathan Fillion, Paget Brewster, Rob Corddry, Brie Larson, LeVar Burton, Kumail Nanjiani, [...]
When Adult Swim's Eagleheart returns tonight, the show will feel a little different. For one, the season premiere is the first 30-minute episode (it usually runs 15 minutes), but the major change to Eagleheart this season is that the writers are telling one long, serialized story like a TV drama.
I've seen four episodes of the 10-part season, called Paradise Rising, and it finds Eagleheart expanding the scope of its storytelling and character development while going off into some stranger, more unexpected tangents than the show has explored in the past. It's still the fast-paced, joke-dense series it was in seasons one or two, but the focus on an ongoing [...]
Chris Elliott appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, and since his career really began when he started writing and performing bits on Letterman's Late Night show, it's not a huge surprise that his appearance, ostensibly to plug his new returning Adult Swim show Eagleheart, really was just one giant, marathon-themed sketch. Even Dave seemed impressed.
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.)
What happens when you take a 1970s cop drama and combine it with the Brady Bunch? First you probably get a bunch of people [...]