NBC has bought three sitcom pilots from familiar TV names. Krysten Ritter is working on yet another show with a swear word in the title; the Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 star's production company has sold My Parents Are Too F**king Happy. Deadline describes the show as "an irreverent comedy" about adult siblings whose love lives have been ruined by their parents' too-perfect marriage. The show will be written and produced by Freaky Friday writer Heather Hach.
Another pilot in the works, from Enlightened creator Mike White along with New Girl and 1600 Penn writers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, is about a 16-year-old prodigy chef who goes to work [...]
Yesterday's speculation about the future of Last Call with Carson Daly has been settled, as Daly announced this morning that he'll be joining the morning team at the Today show. In a press release, NBC said Daly will remain an executive producer on Last Call and that "plans for a transition will be announced at a later date," which indicates that the future of NBC's 1:35am slot is still up in the air. Last Call is currently produced in Los Angeles, which would make it the only LA-based show on NBC's late night schedule if it stays.
Daly, meanwhile, will be launching something called "The Orange Room," a social media studio for Today. [...]
Here's David Cross on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, promoting his book with Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood Said No! — only to have his interview interrupted by his Alvin and the Chipmunks-obsessed biggest fan (played by Odenkirk).
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
Even among SNL's sixth season cast — cursed by coming in after the mass departure of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players — Patrick Weathers fared poorly; he spent seven episodes on the show and was credited as a featured player in only two. Between the backstage troubles with producer Jean Doumanian and onscreen dominance of Piscopo and Murphy, Weathers had [...]