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Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Seth Green Land Shows on Xbox

Xbox has been developing a slate of original shows over the last year and a half, and according to Variety, among them are two comedies from Robot Chicken creator Seth Green as well as Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera. Green's show is a stop-motion series from his own Stoopid Buddy Stoodios similar to Robot Chicken, while a sketch show from Silverman and Cera's YouTube comedy channel JASH — which also includes Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts — has also been greenlit. The untitled shows join a slate of eight other original series set to debut on Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices starting this summer.

Greta Gerwig to Star in 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off

In some of the weirdest casting news in a while, EW reports that indie film darling Greta Gerwig is set to star in How I Met Your Dad, the upcoming spin-off series to CBS's hit show How I Met Your Mother. Gerwig will play Sally, who slowly tells the tale of meeting her partner in flashback, and is described as “a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life. She has just figured out that she has nothing in common with her husband of less than a year. A break-up is inevitable, but Sally will find a [...]

A Look Inside Last Night's 'The Chris Gethard Show' Pilot Taping

Wearing a white t-shirt with the words MAKE IT OR BREAK IT scribbled on the front in black ink, Chris Gethard stepped in front of the cameras last night to tape the Comedy Central pilot of The Chris Gethard Show. Longtime fans of Gethard's public access show traveled from Ohio, California, Hawaii, Canada, and Brazil just to be part of the inaugural episode, and Michael Cera had the distinct honor of being Gethard's first guest. Though we can't give away too many details on the content of the pilot, here's a peek at what the taping was like and why TCGS would make Comedy Central's best new underdog.

Craig Ferguson Is Gonna Be a Game Show Host

Late night host Craig Ferguson is taking on hosting duties for a second show. He's been hired as the host of Celebrity Name Game, a new syndicated game show that'll debut in fall of 2014, THR reports. It's a half-hour show based on the board game Identity Crisis, and it's a fast-paced show that will involve celebrities teaming up with contestants to help guess famous names, including entertainers, athletes, politicians, and cartoon characters. Celebrity Name Game will be produced by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, via their company Coquette Productions. Ferguson, who will become the second Drew Carey Show vet to host a game show following Carey taking [...]

Watch the First Episode of MTV's New Sketch Show 'Hey Girl'

Here's the entire first episode of Hey Girl, a new sketch/talking head show for girls that MTV premiered last night. The network aired four back-to-back episodes yesterday with little promotion, apparently burning it off fast, but it's directed by Michael Showalter, head written by Julie Klausner, and features a cast that includes Emily Axford, JC Coccoli, Shelby Fero, Laura Willcox, Ali Wong, Sasheer Zamata, and plenty of other funny people.

Here's a Trailer for HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

In December, longtime correspondent John Oliver left The Daily Show to host his own political late night show for HBO. Called Last Week Tonight, it's set to premiere April 27th, and here's the first trailer for it. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell to be his head writer and Oliver had a very successful run as Jon Stewart's summer fill-in host last year, so expectations are definitely high for this one.

Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott to Star in CBC Comedy Series 'Schitt's Creek'

What's better news here — Variety's report that Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Elliott, and Levy's son Dan are set to star in a half-hour Canadian comedy, or that the show is called Schitt's Creek? According to the report, the show — which was co-created by the two Levys — focuses on "video store billionaire Johnny Rose (Levy), his soap star wife Moira (O’Hara) and their kids, who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset — Schitt’s Creek, an arm pit of a town they once [...]

Mike Judge's New Show 'Silicon Valley' and Season 3 of 'Veep' to Debut on HBO Apr. 6th

HBO announced today that its Julia Louis-Dreyfus political comedy Veep's third season will premiere on Sunday, April 6th, at 10pm. Veep will be followed at 10:30 by the debut of Silicon Valley, a new comedy from King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, and Office Space mastermind Mike Judge. Judge co-created the show with frequent collaborators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and it stars Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, and the late Christopher Evan Welch as a bunch of people working in the tech industry in San Fernando Valley.

IFC Orders a Garfunkel and Oates TV Show, Coming in 2014

IFC announced this morning that they've ordered a new TV show from musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Made up of comedians Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), Garfunkel and Oates began as a live act in 2007 and the duo's web videos have become viral successes. The show, also called Garfunkel and Oates, will debut sometime in 2014 and the first season will consist of 10 episodes. Here's the plot description:

Garfunkel and Oates will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one [...]

Christopher Guest's New Show a Welcome Guest on HBO

HBO in conjunction with BBC Two has agreed to deal with Christopher Guest for his show Family Tree. The show will go straight to its first season without having to go through the pilot process, which must be pretty nice for CG. The show, which was created by Guest and Jim Piddock, stars Chris O'Dowd as Tom Chadwick, a 30-year-old who, after losing his job and girlfriend, inherits a box of belongings from a great aunt, which starts him off on a journey to learn more about his bizarre family. That sure sounds like a TV show, right? It just is so TV showy, what with its protagonist [...]

Chris D’Elia, Ron Funches, and More Are Promoting NBC's 'Undateable' on the Road

Comedy Central's Broad City isn't the only show implementing a live tour into its promotional plans. According to Deadline, the midseason NBC series Undateable — created by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence — is also taking to the road next month on a multi-city tour. Lawrence will serve as the live show's host while cast members Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches, and Rick Glassman each perform standup sets. They'll also incorporate humor from the TV show, which follows a cool guy who tries to teach a group of "undateable" guys how to turn their love lives around.

"Since it’s so [...]

Amazon Studios Adds 3 New Comedy Pilots, Including One from Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman

Like last year, Amazon has announced its new slate of pilots, which are available for free on Amazon Instant Video and will be picked up based on which shows get the most views and positive feedback from viewers. Of the 10 pilots up for consideration this year, Amazon is offering up three new comedies:

Mozart in the Jungle - From writer-director Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Broadway director Alex Timbers, Mozart in the Jungle is "based on the book by Blair Tindall" and "follows Gael Garcia Bernal as the brash new conductor of the New York Symphony and Malcolm McDowell as the old timer being pushed out."

The [...]

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' Will Feature the Voices of Amy Sedaris, Will Arnett, and Aaron Paul

Next summer, Netflix will add a new animated series to its Originals lineup called BoJack Horseman, and the lead characters will be voiced by Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris. According to a Netflix press release, the show centers around BoJack (Arnett), a washed-up former 90's television star (and horse) who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment." Arnett and Paul will also serve as executive [...]

Chris Lilley's 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl' Will Premiere on HBO Nov. 24

It was announced yesterday that Australian comedian Chris Lilley's new show is Ja'mie King: Private School Girl, revolving entirely around his popular character Ja'mie King from his series Summer Heights High, and this afternoon, HBO announced that they'll be premiering the six-part series Sunday, November 24th, at 10:30pm. This marks a definite change from how HBO has aired Lilley's shows in the past. While they aired Summer Heights High and Angry Boys six months to a year after they originally aired in Australia, Ja'mie King will be airing right around the same time here and abroad.

Here's HBO's summary of the show:

Ja'mie: Private School Girl follows the [...]