Happy Endings star Damon Wayans Jr. and New Girl star Jake Johnson are teaming up to make a new movie together. Deadline reports that the actors will play the leads in Let's Be Cops, a film that will star them as best friends who impersonate cops for fun but soon find themselves involved with a real mobster. Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) will direct from a script he wrote with his writing partner Nick Thomas. Wayans and Johnson starred together on the pilot for Fox's New Girl, but Wayans's role was recast after the first episode due to his commitment to Happy Endings. It's nice to [...]
New Girl star Max Greenfield went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and shared this funny story about deciding to tell Lorne Michaels about his SNL-themed bar mitzvah and then wimping out. I guess Lorne Michaels never stops being a super intimidating figure for comedy people, even when you're the star of a hit network show.
This season, Tuesday night is a sitcom traffic jam in primetime, with three of the four big networks airing comedies all against each other on the same night. Let's take a look at last night's shows, including new episodes of Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Ben and Kate, and Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
Happy Endings – "P&P Romance Factory"
CLAY: This week's episode, "P&P Romance Factory," seemed a little slow. Even though we got three separate storylines, none of them really stood out. The best story was probably Penny and Alex's, thanks to Casey Wilson's excellent delivery, while Max and Dave's fist bump [...]
After taking last week off for that whole election thing, your Tuesday night comedies are back, with Happy Endings, New Girl, Ben and Kate, and The Mindy Project all airing new episodes last night to ease your mind into three-and-a-half years of not caring about politics. Next week, most of the Tuesday shows will be tackling Thanksgiving, which has traditionally made for better sitcom fodder than most holidays, but this week, we get just a regular ol' bunch of episodes. That is, if you consider bar mitzvah hype guys, using your co-worker as a gynecologist, impromptu nighttime barbecues, male PMS, consensual sexual harassment, and door-to-door wine salesmen to make for [...]
It was an odd move when three of the four major networks announced they were all airing comedies against each other during the 9pm hour on Tuesdays this fall. Last night was the first time that Fox, NBC, and ABC's sitcoms all squared off against each other (due to ABC's late premieres), and the ratings are in. At 9pm, New Girl won the hour with a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo, besting Go On (2.5) and the season premiere of Happy Endings (1.9). The New Normal (1.8) narrowly beat Don't Trust the B (1.7) at 9:30, with Fox's The Mindy Project pre-empted for singing competition X [...]