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Adam Pally Is Leaving 'The Mindy Project' Early Next Year

Fox's The Mindy Project is losing a series regular. TV Line reports that Adam Pally is set to leave the show in early 2015. Pally has been a regular Mindy Project star since he debuted as Dr. Peter Prentice in season 2. While he will likely make "occasional guest appearances" after his contract ends next year, he has plenty of other projects in the works between his development deal with ABC Studios and upcoming film roles in Search Party, Night Owls, and Bad Boys Crazy Girls.

Fox Orders Six More Episodes of 'The Mindy Project'

The third season of The Mindy Project just got bigger. Variety reports that Fox has ordered an additional six episodes of the Mindy Kaling-created Tuesday night series, bringing its total season order up to 21 episodes (its first and second seasons had 22 and 24 episodes, respectively). Meanwhile, Fox's struggling freshman sitcom Mulaney has not been as lucky on Sunday nights between its chopped season order and time slot switch with Bob's Burgers.

Watch the Simpsons Meet a Bunch of Other Simpsons

Here's a clip from last night's Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode, which ended up including a lot more than just the Tracey Ullman Simpsons — turns out it had Simpsons inspired by everything from Adventure Time, Archer, and South Park to Lego, Despicable Me, and Triplets of Belleville (as seen in a couch gag earlier this year).

Billy Eichner Will Guest Star on 'New Girl' in December

Billy Eichner just landed a very Billy Eichner-esque guest role on New Girl. THR reports that the Billy on the Street host and recurring Parks and Recreation star will appear on the holiday-themed December 9th episode of New Girl, where he'll play "a beleaguered airline representative" named Barry: "The gang encounters Barry … while trying to get out of Los Angeles for Christmas. Having to deal with holiday travelers, Barry is not pleased to see them." Considering that Eichner has tons of experience screaming at people on the streets of New York City, the role of a grumpy airline rep sounds just about perfect.

'Mulaney' Scores the Lowest Series Premiere Ratings This Fall

John Mulaney's new Fox sitcom premiered last night, and unfortunately the overnight ratings are just as bad as the reviews. According to Variety, the series premiere drew the lowest score of every fall series premiere this year with just 2.3 million viewers — just over 50% of its Family Guy-lead in, which itself was down 50% from last week's Simpsons/Family Guy crossover premiere. Compared to Mulaney, Fox's other comedies did notably better and at least broke the 3 million mark — The Simpsons (4.1M), Bob's Burgers (3.2M), Family Guy (3.7M), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (3.3M) — so hopefully Mulaney finds a way to rebound next week before getting [...]

Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' Premieres on Fox March 1st

Fox announced a new round of TV premiere dates yesterday, and on the slate is SNL alum Will Forte's one-man comedy The Last Man on Earth. Forte created and stars in the show, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Last Man on Earth will debut on Sunday, March 1st at 9:00pm with a special one-hour premiere, when Bob's Burgers will move back to its regular 7:30pm time slot. Freshman sitcom Mulaney recently switched time slots with Bob's Burgers, but its shortened 13-episode season will finish prior to the premiere of Forte's show.

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Here's the Couch Gag for This Sunday's 'Simpsons'/'Futurama' Crossover

The Simpsons has yet another crossover episode planned for this Sunday, which will see the Simpsons paired up with the world of Futurama in a mashup show Fox is calling "Simpsorama" (with the honest tagline "A Show Out of Ideas Teams Up with a Show Out of Episodes"). In the meantime, Fox released the couch gag this week as a sneak peek, which perfectly combines the worlds of both shows.

Fox Cuts 'Mulaney' Season Order from 16 to 13 Episodes

After bad ratings and bad reviews, here's some more bad news for Mulaney: THR reports that Fox has wrapped production on the freshman sitcom early and cut its season order down from 16 to 13 episodes, but for now there are no plans to move it from the 9:30pm Sunday night time slot. While Mulaney's ratings fared poorly during its series premiere earlier this month, its second episode saw a 10% increase thanks in part to its Family Guy lead-in — a sign of hope that Fox is counting on. According to THR, Will Forte's midseason sitcom Last Man on Earth will likely take Mulaney's [...]

Charlie Grandy Sells a Comedy Called '48 Hours Until Monday' to Fox

Fox just added a new single-cam comedy to the mix. The Wrap reports that the network has bought a half-hour series called 48 Hours Until Monday, which hails from Mindy Project producer Charlie Grandy — who has also written and produced for The Daily Show and SNL's Weekend Update — and former Samantha Who? executive producer Peter Traugott. No cast has been announced yet for the series, but it will reportedly follow "a husband's desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell" — finally, the kind of struggle we can all relate to.

The Critics Are Not Being Kind to Fox's 'Mulaney'

John Mulaney's sitcom premieres this Sunday, and while fans and critics across the board agree that Mulaney himself is a talented and likable writer/performer, between the endless Seinfeld comparisons (in reviews and the actual show) and the series' long evolution from an NBC pilot to Fox series, he's had to face an unusually harsh response from TV critics over the past few weeks. So far, Mulaney has been called a "contrived, airless comedy" (Huffington Post), "something a dutiful student might have produced for his final project in his 'Tropes and Themes in the 1990s Sitcom' class" (Time), and labeled doomed to fail by The Hollywood Reporter: "There is no saving a show this heinous."

Mulaney's traditional [...]

Fox Is Developing an Adaptation of Austrian Comedy 'Braunschlag' Starring Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle might be Fox's next big comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to a single-cam comedy based on the 2012 Austrian series Braunschlag. The American version — which is currently untitled — will be developed by former Office, 30 Rock, and American Dad! writer Steve Hely and "follows the quirky inhabitants of a small struggling town whose mayor (Riggle) is prepared to do anything to save his community. Seriously. Anything." Hely and Riggle with co-executive produce the project.

Check out a German trailer for the original series below:

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Producing a Fox Comedy from '30 Rock' Alum Colleen McGuinness

Another former 30 Rock writer just landed a new comedy on a major network. Following last week's report that former 30 Rock writers/co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan are developing a witch-themed comedy for NBC, today The Wrap reports that Fox has ordered a script for a half-hour comedy from Colleen McGuinness, who wrote for 30 Rock's sixth and seventh seasons. The untitled show will focus on "a 25-year-old woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere – until she discovers she is telekinetic." The series has some superstar backing from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who will serve as co-executive [...]

'South Central': A Sitcom 20 Years Before Its Time

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.)

This summer, with the events of Ferguson, Missouri making headlines around the world, a lot of people were talking about California in the early [...]

Nick Stoller and the 'Allen Gregory' Co-Creators Land a Pilot at Fox

The minds behind the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory just landed a new pilot on the same network. Deadline reports that Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a single-cam comedy by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul called The Grinder with Neighbors director Nick Stoller on board as an executive producer and possible director. No cast has been revealed and plot details are slim aside from the hint that the show "revolves around two brothers." Mogel and Paul also co-wrote the 2008 Jim Carrey film Yes Man together with Stoller and were also tapped to pen the in-the-works Bruce Almighty sequel back in 2012.