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truTV Orders The Grawlix's 'Those Who Can't' to Series

Denver comedy group The Grawlix is officially headed to truTV. The network announced today that it's given a 10-episode series order to its first scripted comedy from Grawlix, Those Who Can't, which was ordered to pilot in December. The series will follow three Denver high school teachers played by Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy, and Eagleheart's Maria Thayer has also been cast as a school librarian. Those Who Can't will debut on truTV sometime next year.

Those Who Can't is the latest in a big comedy push at truTV, which recently ordered a prank show from David Spade, more Billy on the [...]

TBS Orders Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's Comedy Pilot to Series; Jones Leaving 'Daily Show'

Good news for The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee: According to THR, the husband/wife duo just landed a 10-episode series order at TBS for their untitled comedy pilot, which is slated to premiere on the network later this year. Bee will write the pilot and executive produce while Jones will star as "unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (The Following's Natalie Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Louie's Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Liam Carroll, The Neighbors), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught [...]

Here's the First Trailer for Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's 'The Comedians'

The trailer for FX's new series The Comedians dropped today, and it features three of the most revered elements of American comedy: ham eating, adult diapers, and horny bears. "[Crystal] comes from more of an old-school mentality of wanting the purity of comedy in the way that he experienced it growing up in the industry, and I come from more of a take-no prisoners approach in that Apatow age of scatological humor and edgy comedy," Gad explained to EW. "And when the two of those things come to a head with each other, there’s conflict." Get ready for the conflict to begin on Thursday, April 9th.

Triumph Humps a Cat and Promotes 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

Ahead of The Jack and Triumph Show's premiere next Friday, Adult Swim released a new promo over the weekend, and it's a pretty solid indicator of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog's willingness to promote his new show: Give him something to hump, and in return he'll deliver the bare minimum amount of promotion required. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm.

Here's the First Trailer for Oxygen's New Docu-Series 'Funny Girls'

Last summer, Oxygen ordered a new docu-series about women in comedy called Funny Girls, and the network released the first trailer this week ahead of its April 7 debut. Funny Girls follows six women comics in Los Angeles (Scout Durwood, Calise Hawkins, Yamaneika Saunders, Nicole Aimee Schreiber, Stephanie Simbari, and Ester Steinberg) as they try to break out in the world of comedy and features cameos from Margaret Cho, Bill Burr, Janeane Garofalo, Horatio Sanz, and Loni Love. Judging from the trailer, it looks like Funny Girls will be a weird mix between a documentary-style look at standup and a drama-filled MTV-style scripted reality show.

truTV Orders a Reality Prank Show from David Spade

David Spade is headed to truTV. THR reports that the network has given an eight-episode series order to Fameless, a "faux-reality improv comedy" also described as "half sketch show, half prank show" executive produced by David Spade. Each episode will follow an improv group paired with one unsuspecting contestant as they take on a different reality show genre like game shows, survival competition shows, and home makeovers to examine the lengths each contestant is willing to go for fame. Fameless joins a growing list of original comedy projects at truTV including a workplace comedy starring Shaq, a new season of Billy on the Street, and Adam [...]

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Starts Some Beef with 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force'

With the premiere of The Jack and Triumph Show now less than a week away, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is already getting into network spats with other Adult Swim stars by insulting the long-running series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. To keep things fair, Adult Swim allowed Carl Brutananadilewski to respond to Triumph's insults at the end of the latest Jack and Triumph Show promo.

Watch Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn in the First Trailer for Showtime's 'Happyish'

Showtime's new half-hour comedy Happyish premieres in April, and the network released the first trailer today featuring Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan, who took over the starring role after original cast member Philip Seymour Hoffman died last year. The revamped series is currently in production in New York and premieres on Sunday, April 26th at 9:00pm.

David Koechner and Amy Smart Join Steve and Nancy Carell's 'Angie Tribeca'

Steve and Nancy Carell's upcoming TBS cop comedy Angie Tribeca just announced two more cast members. According to TV Line, the Rashida Jones-starring comedy has added David Koechner and Amy Smart to the cast, which also includes Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen. Smart will guest star as "a seductive and friendly high-end call girl who warms up to Angie's Partner, Jay Geils (MacArthur)" while Koechner will play the LAPD police commissioner and former partner of Angie's boss (Burns). The series is set to debut on TBS sometime this summer.

Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show' Premieres on February 18th

Colin Quinn has a new web series premiering later this month. According to The New York Times, Quinn will star in an eight-episode series called Cop Show, a satire following the production of crime drama shows in New York City. The weekly series will be available starting February 18th on LStudio.com and includes appearances from Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer. Longtime Chris Gethard Show writer/director J.D. Amato directed all eight episodes.

Epix Is Developing a Half-Hour Comedy Starring Nick Nolte

Comedy legend Nick Nolte might get his own Epix show. According to Deadline, the premium network is currently in negotiations for a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Graves, a half-hour comedy starring Nolte as a former US president "who has an epiphany, realizing that some of his policies have brought damage to the country. He embarks on a quest to right the wrongs while his wife is pursuing a career in politics." The series was created by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), who will also direct if the project lands a series order and co-executive produce with The Hurt Locker's Greg Shapiro. The series pickup is reportedly "pending," but [...]

Check Out a New Promo for Will Forte's Fox Show 'The Last Man on Earth'

With the premiere of Will Forte's new comedy The Last Man on Earth just around the corner, Forte took to Twitter earlier today to share a brand new unaired promo. It's only 20 seconds long, but considering it's Forte's character lounging in a giant margarita, it's still worth the watch.

Walton Goggins and Shea Whigham Join Danny McBride's HBO Comedy 'Vice Principals'

Last May, HBO ordered 18 episodes of a new comedy from Danny McBride and Jody Hill called Vice Principals, and today the network revealed two new cast members. According to Deadline, Justified and Sons of Anarchy alum Walton Goggins will star opposite Bride, while Boardwalk Empire's Shea Whigham has also been cast in a recurring role. Goggins will play Lee Russell, "a conniving politician who enters into an unholy alliance" with vice principal Neal Gamby (McBride). Whigham will play Ray Liptrapp, "the new husband of Gamby's ex (Busy Phillips) and frequent target of his hostility, despite being a genuine and supportive guy."

Behold the First Promo for 'The Jack and Triumph Show'

The series premiere of The Jack and Triumph Show is just around the corner, and to get you excited Adult Swim just released the first promo featuring Triumph trying a bunch of viral internet fads to lock in the viewers. The show premieres on Friday, February 20th at 11:30pm, so thankfully the wait isn't much longer.