After 13 years, Tom Scharpling's influential comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU came to an end last night, with one final three-hour installment that featured a lot of firsts (and lasts) for the program.
After Scharpling was sabotaged by a pair of bad headphones right off the bat, he kicked off a jam-packed goodbye show (which you can listen to here) by taking a string of calls that resulted in him doing a lot of what he does best: talking to kids, getting frustrated by a bunch of lunkheads, and Bad Company-ing his last caller. We also got final visits from Gary the Squirrel and newly-married [...]
Here's the final episode of Rejected Pitches, which began as an independent web series in April of 2012 before being snapped up by Lorne Michaels's company's YouTube channel Above Average a few months later. Created and written by Dan Klein, the show stars Klein, Kelly Hudson, and Ben Rameaka as a trio of clueless movie execs shooting down pitches for classic films. The finale features guest star Aidy Bryant and the return of Robert Zemeckis (played by Adam Bozarth), who was in the first episode to pitch Back to the Future. Here, he's coming in to pitch Forrest Gump.
Check out a playlist of past Rejected Pitches below:
Beloved British sitcom The IT Crowd is coming back for an extra-long finale episode after ending its run in 2010. Bleeding Cool reports that creator Graham Linehan announced at a Q&A in Germany that the 40-minute special is set to start filming in three weeks after two-plus years of pre-production and delays. The show ended its four season run in 2010 and was renewed for a fifth season, but the fifth season was never made and everyone involved has been talking about wrapping things up with a special finale for years now. Stars Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry will all be returning for the last [...]