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John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad Talk Leaving 'SNL' for Fox's 'Mulaney'

At TCA over the weekend, former SNLers John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad got the opportunity to talk about leaving the long-running NBC sketch show to work on the upcoming Fox sitcom Mulaney, which is set to premiere on Sunday, October 5th. Aside from making a joke about how he directly copied Seinfeld, Mulaney went on to describe his intentions behind choosing the more traditional multi-cam format for his show: "I just remember thinking to myself, the type of show I want to do is the type of show that I grew up on. [I thought] it would be really cool to try to do one with my [...]

The Trailer for John Mulaney's Fox Show 'Mulaney' Is Finally Here

It's been nearly 14 months since John Mulaney's sitcom Mulaney was first considered by NBC, and now you can finally watch the trailer, which costars Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, Martin Short, and Elliott Gould and is set to premiere on Fox this fall.

Nasim Pedrad to Co-Star in Fox's 'Mulaney', Potentially Leaving 'SNL'

Splitsider has learned that Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad will be joining the cast of John Mulaney's upcoming Fox sitcom, Mulaney, which the network greenlit this morning. Pedrad starred in the original pilot for the show, which NBC produced and passed on last season, as one of Mulaney's roommates. At the end of last season, she was poised to leave SNL, where she's been a cast member since 2009, if NBC ordered the pilot to series. After this morning's news that Fox has ordered Mulaney to series, we know Pedrad will still be on the show, but we're awaiting confirmation about whether she's leaving SNL. It'd be impossible [...]

Why NBC Will Regret Not Picking Up 'Mulaney'

Late Friday afternoon, NBC announced that it has declined to pick up John Mulaney's sitcom, Mulaney. It was a surprising move, given that the highly anticipated and already buzzy show had Lorne Michaels as a producer and an incredible cast. Having seen a version of the script, and based on Brad's on-the-scene reporting, I can say that it was a good pilot and that the series had enormous potential. It's a shame that it won't be on NBC's schedule this fall. But in the long run, what NBC will really regret is not just picking up the show Mulaney, but adding John Mulaney to its primetime ranks.

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'SNL' Firing New Cast Members Displays a Show Still Deeply In Transition

Word has come down this week that SNL cast members Noël Wells, John Milhiser, and Brooks Wheelan have been let go from the show after one season, with Nasim Pedrad also leaving to work as a regular on Mulaney (a move that has long been anticipated) and Mike O'Brien's status currently in talks. Their departures don't come as too huge a shock — as we recapped at the end of last season, the three saw little screen time and had few memorable moments during the season. And while it must come as a disappointment to those actors and their fans, let's not forget that at least a third of everyone [...]

Fox Orders an Additional 10 Episodes of 'Mulaney'

Fox is putting a lot of faith behind comedian and former SNL writer John Mulaney's upcoming multi-cam show Mulaney. THR reports that the network has ordered an additional 10 episodes of the series, totaling the current order to 16 episodes. The move is part of Fox's new approach to ordering shows, in which they've done away with pilot season completely and instead have been giving straight-to-series orders. Mulaney's cast also includes Martin Short, Elliott Gould, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, and SNL cast member Nasim Pedrad, whose future on the NBC sketch show is now up in the air considering the new 10-episode order for Mulaney will tape in [...]

Fox Orders John Mulaney's Show to Series

It looks like John Mulaney's sitcom has found a home. THR reports that the Fox network has ordered the comedy, titled Mulaney, to series after NBC developed the show but passed on it in May. The Lorne Michaels-produced multi-cam show's original pilot (review here) starred Mulaney (who also created it), along with Martin Short, Elliott Gould, Nasim Pedrad, Griffin Newman, and Seaton Smith, but only Short and Mulaney are confirmed to return for the Fox version of the series. Pedrad, who would have left SNL to do the show at NBC but probably won't move be able to get out of her SNL contract to go to Fox, [...]

NBC Passes on 'Mulaney'

Following a flurry of sitcom cancellations, NBC has opted not to pick up the pilot for SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney's new sitcom Mulaney. An ensemble multi-camera show staring Mulaney, Martin Short, Elliott Gould, SNL's Nasim Pedrad, and stand-ups Griffin Newman and Seaton Smith and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Mulaney seems like a slam-dunk on paper. I attended the pilot taping, and it was super funny, so it comes as a huge disappointment that NBC opted not to pick up the show. The pilots they did pick up had better be good.

Nasim Pedrad Confirms She's Unlikely to Return to 'SNL' Next Season

Many SNL fans have assumed that this past season would be Nasim Pedrad's last due to her new television role on Mulaney, and over the weekend, the SNL player was asked at the Austin Television Festival whether that's true and all but confirmed her departure in her response: "I haven't heard any official word so far, but…as far as I know, I'm in LA now."

Pedrad, who was hired on SNL in 2009, made a name for herself with recurring characters like Shallon and Bedelia and impersonations including Kim Kardashian, Barbara Walters, and Arianna Huffington. She's been attached to SNL writer John Mulaney's pilot [...]

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco Are Playing a Lesbian Couple on 'Mulaney'

Fox's upcoming sitcom Mulaney, created by and starring standup John Mulaney, has started lining up guest stars. Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco have been cast as a lesbian couple who will appear in the show's second episode, TV Line reports. Marshall and Bracco will play Tutti and Vaughn, friends of Mulaney's neighbor Oscar (played by Elliott Gould). The series stars John Mulaney as an aspiring standup who writes for a game show hosted by Lou Cannon (Martin Short) and lives with rommate Jane (SNL's Nasim Pedrad). The series, which NBC passed on last spring, is expected to premiere on Fox later this year.

It Lives: Fox May Pick Up 'Mulaney' After NBC Passed on the Pilot

NBC passing on John Mulaney's pilot for 'Mulaney' was one of the biggest surprises of this year's pilot season; a sitcom executive produced by Lorne Michaels, created by one of the best rising stars of standup, and with a stacked cast including Martin Short, Elliot Gould and Nasim Pedrad seemed like a slam dunk. But it turns out that the show isn't dead, as Fox has ordered a new version of the pilot script. If they like it, they'll pick the series up for a short six-episode season. If it gets picked up there may be some recasting, although both Mulaney and Short will stay on board. [...]

John Mulaney's Pilot Taping Was Last Night, and It Was Great

A taping for John Mulaney's NBC sitcom pilot Mulaney was held in Los Angeles last night, and it turned out very funny thanks to a talented cast and a tight, joke-packed script. I was in the live studio audience for the taping, and, while I can't share any details or spoilers about the pilot, I can say that the taping went well and NBC would be crazy not to pick it up for the fall.

While most TV pilots get bogged down with backstory, spending the bulk of their time on plot rather than giving the audience an idea of what a typical episode will look like, the Mulaney pilot dives [...]