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The Cast of 'Bob's Burgers' Is Going on a Live Tour in March

Fox's Bob's Burgers is hitting the road. The show revealed today that creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will join voice cast H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and John Roberts on a live multi-city tour starting in March that will include standup, fan Q&As, live Bob's Burger table reads, and exclusive peeks at upcoming episodes of the show. Stops on the tour include Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Boston, with more to be announced. Ticket pre-sales start tomorrow here.

Judd Apatow's 25-Year-Old 'Simpsons' Episode Airs This Sunday

Back in 2012, Judd Apatow revealed that the first script he ever wrote was a 1990 Simpsons spec script about Homer acting like a 10-year-old kid again and becoming best friends with Bart after a hypnotist dies of a heart attack in the middle of performing on him. The news led to Simpsons producer Al Jean reaching out to Apatow to turn the script into a real episode, which finally airs on Fox this Sunday. Apatow told TV Guide that the script — titled "Bart's New Friend" — was reworked from the original, which he wrote when he was 22:

It's a pretty rough script — [...]

Lonely Island Is Developing Fox Comedies Starring Danny Pudi, Neal Brennan, and Andre Hyland

Back in January, SNL alums Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone signed a deal with Fox to develop new shows, and today Deadline reports that they have three potential series in development. The trio's alternative comedy development company, called Party Over Here, announced the projects currently in production including a sci-fi comedy starring Danny Pudi, a mockumentary show hosted by Neal Brennan, and a hidden camera show from comedian Andrew Hyland. No word yet whether the shows will premiere on Fox, FX, FXX, or only on streaming services like Hulu and Roku. Here's the breakdown of all three shows:

THE TYLER ZONE When Tyler (Danny Pudi) [...]

How 'The Bernie Mac Show' Changed the Future of the Sitcom

“You know I ain’t lyin!” “America, I tell the truth you can’t say!” “Bust his head til the white meat shows!”

Bernie Mac was already an up-and-coming comedian when he starred in Spike Lee’s Original Kings of Comedy in 2000. Having risen through the ranks by way of Chicago, Mac made a name for himself during the Def Jam comedy years, as one of the funniest and most unflappable comedians on the tour. So by the time he was introduced in Spike Lee’s film, his confidence and persona was on full display.

From word one, he owns the crowd, making light of everything from his sex drive to the disappearance [...]

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:

Al Jean Says There's a 50/50 Chance of Another 'Simpsons' Movie

It's been seven and a half years since The Simpsons Movie, but it turns out that a recent Simpsons episode was initially developed as a potential film sequel. Executive producer Al Jean recently revealed that the January 4 episode he cowrote with David Mirkin "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner" was originally set to air as the season 24 finale in 2013, but it was held back by Jean and James L. Brooks to instead use as a plot for a possible film sequel. The film idea was ultimately scrapped because the episode was set in space: "We were worried that people might think it’s an idea that’s [...]

The 'Drawn Together' Creators Are Making a Sitcom/Hidden Camera Hybrid Series

Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, co-creators of the late animated Comedy Central comedy Drawn Together, are working on a new project for Fox: Meet the Kellers. There's not a ton of info about it just yet, and apparently Fox is keeping it "top secret", but it's apparently going to be "a half-hour family sitcom that is part scripted and part hidden camera." Now just what the hell does that mean? Your guess is as good as mine, but it certainly sounds more interesting than your standard, broad network sitcom. We'll see if it makes it out of development.

David Caspe and Gil Ozeri Are Developing a Ponzi Scheme Fox Comedy

Happy Endings and Marry Me creator David Caspe has another show in the works. THR reports that Caspe has teamed up with Happy Endings/Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Gil Ozeri to produce a single-cam comedy for Fox called Frauds, which will follow "a family of two-bit criminals who decides to pull off an elaborate Ponzi scheme." Ozeri will write and serve as co-executive producer with Caspe and Happy Endings/Marry Me EP Jamie Tarses. Frauds makes Caspe and Ozeri's second recently announced project together following news of their Comedy Central pilot Duty back in April.

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.

Fox Renews 'Bob's Burgers' for a Sixth Season

Fox just did the right thing and renewed its animated series Bob's Burgers for a 22-episode sixth season. Here's the official statement from Fox network chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman: We can't help but love the Belcher family. This gem of a series is a rare feel-good blend of sharp wit and genuine heart that fans and critics alike have continued to love throughout its five seasons on Fox. We are proud of Loren and Jim and the extremely talented voice cast who bring these unique characters to life with both humor and charm each week. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for [...]

Behold This Year's Christmas-Themed 'Simpsons' Couch Gag

This year's Simpsons holiday episode "I Won't Be Home For Christmas" airs on Fox this Sunday, and the network released a clip of the very Christmassy couch gag featuring all the best things about winter, which apparently are polar bears, snowboarding, hockey, Festivus, and obligatory Frozen references.

Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and More Join Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth'

Will Forte's upcoming Fox comedy just added four cast members. THR reports that January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Cleopatra Coleman, and Getting On's Mel Rodriguez have joined the cast of The Last Man on Earth, which premieres in March 2015. Jones will play Melissa, who has "a 'strong independent spirit' and a mixture of 'warmth, strength, and a no-nonsense attitude'" while Rodriguez will play "optimist" Todd and Coleman/Schaal will play characters named Erica and Carol. The Last Man on Earth will include flashback scenes, so it's unclear whether the supporting cast will appear in Forte's post-apocalyptic world or only through his memories.

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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