The Chris Gethard Show tapes the very first episode of its Fusion era next week, and now we know the official premiere date, guests, and show topic. TCGS will make its big TV debut on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00pm, and Broad City's Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will appear as Gethard's very first guests, along with musical guest The Front Bottoms and show topic that's very much in line with TCGS's love for all things weird and misunderstood: "Show Us the Weirdest Thing About Your Body." Check out Gethard's full announcement above.
Longtime friends and collaborators Conan O'Brien and Greg Daniels have a new show in the works at TBS. According to THR, the network has ordered a comedy from O'Brien and Daniels called The Group, which follows " a support group for people who think they have been abducted by aliens, which is the subject of a snarky feature piece by skeptical journalist Wyatt Jones. The more he digs into the oddballs' claims, however, the more confused, intrigued and seduced he becomes." O'Brien and Daniels will co-executive produce.
The network also picked up the "Lost-meets-Gilligan's Island" comedy Wrecked, which will join upcoming new series Angie Tribeca from [...]
Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, and Bill Hader's in-the-works show American Documentary has a new name and premiere date. In a press release today, IFC revealed that the show — now titled Documentary Now! — is set to premiere on Thursday, August 20th at 10:00pm. Directed by SNL's Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono, the series will include six half-hour episodes that "reveal the hardships of an indifferent '70s rock band, unveil eccentric women shut-ins, go behind-the-scenes of the world’s first documentary and much more." Jack Black, John Slattery, Irving Azoff, and SNL's Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell, and Tim Robinson are set to appear throughout the series.
A bunch of comedies have just been canceled, renewed, and ordered over at ABC. THR reports that the network has canceled Cristela Alonzo's freshman comedy Cristela, renewed Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish for a second season, and ordered three new comedies to series: Ken Jeong's semi-autobiographical comedy Dr. Ken, a Dan Savage-produced family sitcom called The Real O'Neals, and the single-cam mockumentary-style Muppets revival. ABC is expected to announce one more comedy order sometime today. In addition, ABC also handed out season renewals to The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and The Middle.
UPDATE: ABC also announced that the Uncle Buck remake starring Mike [...]
Over a year ago, Comedy Central ordered an animated pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, and today Deadline reports that the show has officially landed a 10-episode series order. Co-created by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, The Life & Times of Tim's Mike Clements, Michael Starrbury, and sports show producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, Legends — now titled Legends of Chamberlain Heights — follows three high school freshman named Jamal, Grover, and Milk (voiced by Hawking and Johnson) who "tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends…even if it’s just in their own minds." The series is slated [...]