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Jake Fogelnest Is Developing a Scripted Comedy for IFC

IFC is teaming up with Jake Fogelnest for a new show. The network announced today that Fogelnest — who is a writer on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Billy on the Street, and upcoming Hulu series Difficult People — is creating and writing a new scripted comedy tentatively called Start Making Sense with Ben Stiller on board as an executive producer. The series follows a man named Jack "desperately clinging to his fading relevancy as a best-selling author and his son, Shane, basking in popularity by expressing his teenage angst in 140 characters or less. As these generational voices collide they must navigate new waters [...]

Wyatt Cenac Is Developing a Topical Show for Pivot

It's a great year for new shows by past and present Daily Show correspondents, and now another project has joined the mix. Capital New York reports that Wyatt Cenac is currently developing a comedy for the Pivot network "that would provide his unique take on topical issues in an unconventional format." In addition to the Cenac project, Samantha Bee also has her own weekly satirical show in the works at TBS as well as a family comedy starring her husband and fellow Daily Show alum Jason Jones.

Jane Lynch to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Angel from Hell'

Jane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.

Epix Is Developing a Half-Hour Comedy Starring Nick Nolte

Comedy legend Nick Nolte might get his own Epix show. According to Deadline, the premium network is currently in negotiations for a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Graves, a half-hour comedy starring Nolte as a former US president "who has an epiphany, realizing that some of his policies have brought damage to the country. He embarks on a quest to right the wrongs while his wife is pursuing a career in politics." The series was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), who will also direct if the project lands a series order and co-executive produce with The Hurt Locker's Greg Shapiro. The series pickup is reportedly "pending," but [...]

Dave Foley to Star Opposite Ken Jeong in ABC Pilot 'Dr. Ken'

NewsRadio alum and one-fifth of The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley just landed a starring sitcom role. Deadline reports that Foley has been cast opposite Ken Jeong in the in-the-works pilot Dr. Ken, a semi-autobiographical comedy based on Jeong's life about "a frustrated HMO doctor juggling medicine, marriage and parenting, and succeeding at none of them." Foley will play Pat, the head of the hospital where Jeong works. Foley's most recent television appearances include ABC's The Middle, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, and CTV's Spun Out.

Nasim Pedrad to Create, Write, and Star in Her Own Fox Comedy

Nasim Pedrad might star in her very own Fox comedy. THR reports that Pedrad has signed a talent holding and development deal at the network with the goal of creating, writing, and starring in her own show. "Nasim’s an undeniable creative force in front of the camera and a brilliant writer/producer behind the camera," Fox exec Jonnie Davis said on the news. "We’ve long admired her work on SNL and Mulaney and we think she’ll be hugely valuable to us on the comedy side." In the meantime, Nasim already has a recurring role in the works on the upcoming Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens from Glee co-creators Ryan [...]

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Are Developing a Pilot for FX

Jenny Slate had a fantastic 2014 thanks to her starring film debut in Obvious Child, and it looks like she finally might get her own TV show. According to Deadline, Slate's regular role on FX's Married has been downgraded to recurring status due to a pilot she's currently developing for the network with Obvious Child writers Elisabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, who also directed the film. No details on the pilot have been revealed yet, but with memorable roles on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, and Bob's Burgers now under her belt, it's about time Slate got a show of her very own.

Craig Ferguson to Play a Recluse in ABC Pilot 'The King of 7B'

Former Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson might star in his own ABC sitcom. Entertainment Weekly reports that Ferguson has joined the cast of The King of 7B, a single-cam comedy about a recluse who "ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street." Ferguson will play the lead role and joins previously announced cast members Carla Jimenez and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Howard Franklin will write and executive produce alongside Dan Fogelman and former Daily Show EP/Colbert Report co-creator Ben Karlin.

'Office' Alum Angela Kinsey to Star in ABC Pilot 'The 46 Percenters'

The Office's Angela Kinsey just landed a new starring TV role. Deadline reports that Kinsey has been cast as a lead in a multi-cam ABC pilot called The 46 Percenters, an "unromantic romantic comedy about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married as told through the POV of three couples." Kinsey will play Marni, a wife and mother and one-half of the couples focused on in the series. Kinsey's most recent TV credits include Bad Judge, New Girl, and The Hotwives of Orlando, which got a season 2 renewal last month.

Adam Scott and Joe Mande Are Developing a Marijuana Dispensary Comedy for NBC

Parks and Rec's Adam Scott and Joe Mande are teaming up for a brand new NBC comedy. Deadline reports that the pair are developing a show for the network called Buds, which follows a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Mande will write and serve as an executive producer alongside Scott via his production company Gettin' Rad.

Rob Schneider Is Self-Financing His New Sitcom 'Real Rob!'

Rob Schneider has a new autobiographical sitcom in the works. According to Deadline, the SNL alum is shopping a new half-hour show called Real Rob! at the MipTV conference in Cannes next month that "centers on Schneider as a version of himself, along with his wife and his incompetent assistant whom he cannot fire because he is his friend, and personal stalker." The documentary-style show is described as an "exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of Schneider’s real life" and includes standup bits similar to Louie and early Seinfeld. Schneider self-financed the eight-episode single-cam series and co-wrote the episodes with his wife Patricia Azarcoya and comedian Jamie Lissow, and [...]

Mike Epps to Star in ABC's 'Uncle Buck' Pilot

ABC is moving forward with Will Packer's TV adaptation of John Hughes's 1989 film Uncle Buck, and according to Deadline, the multi-cam comedy just cast Mike Epps in the lead role. The series will follow Epps as Buck Russell, "a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way." Nia Long (The Cleveland Show, House of Lies) will play Will's wife. The project is moving forward despite the protests of John Hughes and John Candy's family members, who released a statement last year voicing their disapproval: "Recalling that the director was displeased with [...]

Jodie Foster Is Developing a Comedy About a Woman Whose Mother Is a Dog

It's the classic comedy setup: Alcoholic woman rescues a dog, alcoholic woman realizes the dog is her reincarnated mother, alcoholic woman decides to get sober to make her dog proud of her. That's the plot of Charlie, a half-hour single-cam comedy currently in development at Sony by Jodie Foster and The Big C creator/The Goldbergs writer Darlene Hunt. Foster will also executive produce and possibly direct should the project land a series order.

Rob Riggle and Jane Curtin to Star in Fox Pilot '48 Hours Til Monday'

Rob Riggle and SNL alum Jane Curtin are headed to Fox. THR reports that the two have been cast in a single-cam comedy pilot from The Mindy Project's Charlie Grandy called 48 Hours Til Monday, which follows "one husband's desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell." Riggle will star as a married father named Charlie Bishop, who "relies on weekends to reconnect with his family and be the kind of 'hands-on' father he didn't have growing up." Curtin will play Louise, "the wry and fun mom to Kelly who's currently living at — and smoking cigarettes in — Kelly's and Charlie's house with [...]