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ABC's 'Muppets' Revival Will Be a "More Adult" Mockumentary Style Show

ABC is currently developing a Muppet Show reboot with Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management writer/producer Bob Kushell, and according to Entertainment Weekly the series will be aimed more at adults than kids, take on an Office/Arrested Development-style mockumentary format, and have a tone similar to 30 Rock. The plot will follow the Muppets behind the scenes as they launch a brand new television series, and the mockumentary format will delve "deeper into the Muppets' personal lives" for the first time. Here's ABC's official description of the series:

The Muppets return to prime time with a contemporary, documentary-style show that—for the first time ever—will [...]

HBO Orders Sharon Horgan Comedy 'Divorce' Starring Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has given a series order to a new comedy by Pulling creator Sharon Horgan called Divorce with Parker attached to star. The single-cam comedy centers on Parker as Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought." Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, and Talia Balsam are set to costar and Horgan will executive produce, making it her very first US comedy series. Horgan most recently starred opposite Rob Delaney in the Channel 4 comedy [...]

Here's the First Trailer for HBO's 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

HBO's new comedy The Brink premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 10:30pm, and the pay network released the first trailer today. Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, the series follows a low-level military officer (Black) and the Secretary of State (Robbins) during a geopolitical crisis. Aasif Mandvi, Pablo Schreiber, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson also star.

Watch the First Trailer for Paul Feig's Yahoo Series 'Other Space'

Almost a year ago Yahoo ordered eight episodes of a new sci-fi comedy from Paul Feig called Other Space, and the streaming network released the first trailer today. The series stars Karan Soni, Eugene Cordero, Milana Vayntrub, Conor Leslie, Neil Casey, Trace Beaulieu, and Joel Hodgson as a "ragtag bunch of space adventurers who accidentally end up in an alternate universe" and makes the first Feig-created series since Freaks and Geeks ended in 2000. The show premieres next Tuesday, April 14th on Yahoo.

Here's a Sneak Peek of Craig Robinson's NBC Series 'Mr. Robinson'

Craig Robinson's NBC show Mr. Robinson doesn't premiere until August, but today the network released a sneak peek of the Office alum in his first starring TV role. Mr. Robinson premieres Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00pm, followed by the premiere of The Carmichael Show.

Netflix Orders a New Comedy Series from Aziz Ansari and Mike Schur

Aziz Ansari is headed to Netflix with his very own show. According to THR, the streaming network has ordered a 10-episode half-hour comedy series starring Ansari, co-created by former Parks and Recreation Alan Yang, and executive produced by Parks and Rec co-creator Mike Schur. No plot details have been revealed, but the untitled series is reportedly based on Ansari's life, and H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noël Wells, and Bob's Burgers writer Kelvin Yu will round out the supporting cast. Production on the show has already kicked off in New York.

Here’s an Exclusive Look at 'With Bob and David's Secret 'Mr. Show' Reunion Rehearsal

The first live taping of Netflix's With Bob and David takes place in Los Angeles tonight, but if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, here's the next best thing: a bunch of exclusive photos from Odenkirk and Cross's top secret rehearsal show featuring most of the original Mr. Show crew as well as some special guests. We reached out to Bob Odenkirk to ask how rehearsals went and what we can expect from the new series, and here's what he had to say:

The other night at the Steve Allen Theater we (Bob Odenkirk and David Cross) did a "secret" live show to test out some [...]

Here's the First Trailer Netflix's New Comedy 'Grace and Frankie' Starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

Over a year ago Netflix ordered a new half-hour comedy starring former Nine to Five co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and the streaming network released the first trailer today. From Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman, Grace and Frankie stars Fonda and Tomlin as two "long-time nemeses" whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) fall in love with each other and announce they want to get married. Grace and Frankie's 13-episode season debuts on Netflix Friday, May 8th.

Watch a Sneak Peek of Jerrod Carmichael's New NBC Comedy

Jerrod Carmichael is headed to NBC this August in his new comedy The Carmichael Show, which premieres after Mr. Robinson on Wednesday, August 5th a 9:30pm. NBC released the first sneak peek at the semi-autobiographical series this week, which also stars David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Lil Rel Howery, and Amber Stevens. Check it out above.

Netflix Orders Odenkirk/Cross Sketch Show 'With Bob and David' to Series

At long last, the rumored Mr. Show reunion is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered four half-hour episodes of With Bob and David, a new sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross that will also include an hourlong making-of special. Here's how the duo describe the series:

After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.

While Deadline reports that Odenkirk and Cross are the only [...]

HBO Orders Six New Episodes of 'High Maintenance'

First it was a web series, then it was Vimeo's first original show, and now, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's hit comedy High Maintenance is headed to HBO. According to Dave Itzkoff at The New York Times, the pay network has picked up six new episodes of High Maintenance. A premiere date hasn't been revealed yet, but could we ask for better 4/20 news than this? For more on the series, check out our interview with Blichfeld and Sinclair and complete review of the latest season.

UPDATE: HBO will also air the previous 19 episodes of High Maintenance on HBO, HBO NOW, and HBO GO [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry's HBO Comedy 'Ballers'

Over a year ago, HBO ordered a new comedy called Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor," and the pay network recently released the first trailer. Ballers debuts after True Detective's season 2 premiere on HBO Sunday, June 21st at 10:00pm.

HBO Sets Premiere Dates for New Comedies 'The Brink' and 'Ballers'

HBO announced a round of premiere dates today, and two new comedies are set to make their TV debuts in June. According to Deadline, the series premiere of Ballers and The Brink will air after the True Detective premiere on Sunday, June 21st at 9:30pm and 10:00pm, respectively. Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor" and also stars Omar Benson Miller, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity, Donovan Carter, Jazmyn Simon, Taylor Cole, and LeToya Luckett. The Brink comes from Weeds writer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim and stars Tim Robbins [...]

'With Bob and David' Tapes Live in Los Angeles Later This Month

Great news, Mr. Show fans: David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's upcoming Netflix sketch show With Bob and David is taping live segments in Los Angeles later this month. Cross revealed the news on Facebook today:

So yes indeed, the worst kept secret on the planet (besides Tom Cotton's homosexuality) is finally out. Bob and I (and several of the old Mr. Show gang as well as a bunch of new, talented folks), are putting together four half hours of brand new sketch comedy. We are a little over halfway through shooting the pre-tapes and then we start putting together the live elements and shooting those starting in [...]