Tuesdays are the busiest night for primetime sitcoms this fall, with three of the Big Four networks airing competing comedy blocks. Last night, Fox kicked off its Tuesday night comedies with the New Girl's second season premiere and the debut of two new shows, The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate (although those two were released on Hulu weeks ago). Ratings are in for the trio of sitcoms, and like NBC and CBS's fall sitcom premieres, they're not great.
New Girl scored a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49, down significantly from last year's premiere, which got a 4.8. Mindy Project had a decent but still-low debut [...]
Before many of our most beloved comedy stars made it big, they had the same four-year college experience as millions of young Americans. They sat nervously through the same orientation sessions, suffered through the same macroeconomics gen-ed classes, and shelled out $200 for the same anthropology textbook they were never going to use. But while we were arranging our class schedule so we could sleep in until noon every day, or briefly pretending to care about politics, our soon-to-be comedy idols were quietly positioning themselves to take over the industry, honing their chops in campus sketch groups, humor newspapers, and open mic nights. Below, we listed some comedians whose [...]
We already knew that John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Sarah Silverman, and Jane Lynch were lending their voices to Disney's video games movie Wreck-it Ralph but now more names are coming out. Mindy Kaling will be voicing Taffyta Muttonfudge (haha, of course), Sarah Silverman's nemsis in Sugar Rush, the racing game they're in. Steve the Pirate aka Alan Tudyk will play King Candy, one of the rulers in Sugar Rush. Horatio Sanz and Adam Corolla (whose character probably thinks both Sarah and Mindy's characters are bad drivers) will play Sugar Rush security guards. Also, Rachel Harris, Ed O'Neil, and Dennis Haysbert will be there to add their [...]
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an already very successful comedian, who has the most buzzed about sitcom pilot but still has to sweat it out, waiting to hear if it gets picked up? You have? Great, because Vulture had Mindy Kaling write an endearing, hilarious, enlightening, very Mindy Kaling diary of her past week of waiting to hear about the status of The Mindy Project. It's worth reading just for the description of Brian Grazer's pointy hair. Here's an excerpt:
What's the point of upfronts if all the networks are just going to announce everything the week before, all willy nilly (oddly, All Willy Nilly is also the name of a yet to be picked up CBS pilot – no it's not)? Jealous of all the NBC bean spilling, last night, FOX announced its three new single-camera comedies for next season.
First, is Mindy Kaling's highly anticipated It's Messy, in which she plays a doctor trying to have it all. Besides Kaling, The Office's Howard Klein and BJ Novak will executive produce the show (things are just looking bleaker and bleaker over in Scranton). Her co-stars – Ed Weeks, [...]