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Watch a Promo for Comedy Central's 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore'

As The Colbert Report comes to an end, Comedy Central's new late night host Larry Wilmore is prepping for his big debut as host of The Nightly Show on Monday, January 19th. Comedy Central released a new promo for the show this week, which includes a promise from Wilmore that he'll bring "extra nightly-ness" to the late night world next year.

Will Forte Reunites with Wally the 'SNL' Cue Card Guy

Here's a sneak peek from Esquire Network's new series Car Matchmaker, in which comedian and former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten uses his automobile knowledge to pair guests up with the perfect car. In tonight's hourlong episode, Ferensten's guest is his brother Wally — better known as SNL's cue card guy — who gets briefly kidnapped by a bearded Will Forte in a MacGruber-style Miata. Click through for another sneak peek with Jerry Seinfeld, then catch the rest of the episode tomorrow night at 9:00pm.

Watch a Sneak Peek from Simon Rich's FXX Show 'Man Seeking Woman'

Author and former SNL writer Simon Rich's new show Man Seeking Woman premieres on FXX January 14th, and the network released some sneak peeks today featuring Jay Baruchel as the naive romantic Josh Greenberg and some of the bizarre magical elements that keep him from finding love. Click through for two more clips:

Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth' Premieres on Fox March 1st

Fox announced a new round of TV premiere dates yesterday, and on the slate is SNL alum Will Forte's one-man comedy The Last Man on Earth. Forte created and stars in the show, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The Last Man on Earth will debut on Sunday, March 1st at 9:00pm with a special one-hour premiere, when Bob's Burgers will move back to its regular 7:30pm time slot. Freshman sitcom Mulaney recently switched time slots with Bob's Burgers, but its shortened 13-episode season will finish prior to the premiere of Forte's show.

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Treat Yourself to the First Trailer for Tommy Wiseau's New Sitcom 'The Neighbors'

Back in July, Tommy Wiseau released a teaser for his long in-the-works sitcom The Neighbors, and he recently added the first full length trailer as well as a list of screenings in November and December. This trailer alone is full of carefully crafted lines we will no doubt quote for centuries to come, such as "Hi Monica, how're ya doin'?" "Whoaaa!" and "Aaaggghh!" Head over to the official Neighbors website to see if Wiseau's latest masterpiece will be screened in a theater near you.

NBC Kills Its Thursday Night Comedy Block, Sets March Premieres for 'Undateable' and 'One Big Happy'

NBC's Thursday night comedy block is officially dead. The network announced its midseason schedule today, which includes drama-filled Thursday nights and two multi-cam comedies set to premiere on Tuesday nights. Bill Lawrence's new sitcom Undateable will return for a second season on Tuesday, March 17th at 9:00pm followed by the series premiere of the Ellen DeGeneres-produced One Big Happy. NBC's other recent comedy hit Marry Me recently landed an expanded season order and will return "later in the season," though an exact date has not yet been announced.

Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' Premieres on HBO January 11th

A year after ordering a pilot written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass called Togetherness, HBO announced today that the new comedy series will debut its eight-episode season on the network Sunday, January 11th at 9:30pm. The show follows "four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof and struggling to keep their relationships and their dreams alive" and stars Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, and Steve Zissis, with guest appearances set from Peter Gallagher and Mary Steenburgen.

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Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and More Join Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth'

Will Forte's upcoming Fox comedy just added four cast members. THR reports that January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Cleopatra Coleman, and Getting On's Mel Rodriguez have joined the cast of The Last Man on Earth, which premieres in March 2015. Jones will play Melissa, who has "a 'strong independent spirit' and a mixture of 'warmth, strength, and a no-nonsense attitude'" while Rodriguez will play "optimist" Todd and Coleman/Schaal will play characters named Erica and Carol. The Last Man on Earth will include flashback scenes, so it's unclear whether the supporting cast will appear in Forte's post-apocalyptic world or only through his memories.

NBC Orders a Multi-Cam Pilot Starring Jerrod Carmichael

NBC has been developing a comedy from standup Jerrod Carmichael for almost a year, and THR reports that they've handed him a third pilot order for the project. Written by Carmichael and Nick Stoller (Sex Tape, Undeclared, director of Neighbors), the untitled multi-cam pilot is inspired by Carmichael's life and standup. The current version has been extensively reworked since its first and second incarnations in December and June, though no more plot details have been revealed yet. Aside from writing and starring in the pilot, Carmichael will also serve as a co-executive producer on the project alongside Stoller.

Armie Hammer Is Developing a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for NBC

Semi-autobiographical comedy pilots are so hot right now, and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer is the latest celebrity to put one into development. Deadline reports that Hammer has teamed up with About a Boy writer/producer David Israel for an untitled comedy about "a guy whose world is rocked when he finds out that his parents have been secretly 'seeing' his ex-girlfriend for three years since he broke up with her, and the highly unlikely friendship he forms with his ex’s fiancé." The series is inspired by Hammer's life, just like the pilots based on the lives of Will Packer, Johnny KnoxvilleAdam LevineTommy JohnaginJermaine [...]

Nahnatchka Khan's 'Fresh Off the Boat' Premieres on ABC February 10th

Now that ABC has canceled two of its freshman comedies Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, it's made room for another new comedy, Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan's Fresh Off the Boat. According to Deadline, the comedy will air a preview on Wednesday, February 4th at 8:30pm between episodes of The Middle and Modern Family then premiere in its regular time slot the following week on Tuesday, February 10th at 8:00pm. Inspired by the memoir by Eddie Huang, Fresh Off the Boat is set in 1995 and follows "11-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) who moves with his family from Chinatown in Washington [...]

Lonely Island Is Developing Fox Comedies Starring Danny Pudi, Neal Brennan, and Andre Hyland

Back in January, SNL alums Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone signed a deal with Fox to develop new shows, and today Deadline reports that they have three potential series in development. The trio's alternative comedy development company, called Party Over Here, announced the projects currently in production including a sci-fi comedy starring Danny Pudi, a mockumentary show hosted by Neal Brennan, and a hidden camera show from comedian Andrew Hyland. No word yet whether the shows will premiere on Fox, FX, FXX, or only on streaming services like Hulu and Roku. Here's the breakdown of all three shows:

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Joel McHale Is Developing an E! Show About Mean Internet Comments

Joel McHale is currently working on a new show for E! all about the snarky world of internet comments. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to an untitled show hosted by comedian Michael Kosta that will "focus on deconstructing the often snarky comments on popular websites." McHale will serve as executive producer on the pilot alongside Kosta and The Soup showrunner K.P. Anderson, making it McHale's first project to get a green light from his overall development deal with E!, which extended his contract as host of The Soup through 2016.

Hulu Orders Jason Reitman-Produced Family Comedy 'Casual'

Director Jason Reitman just landed his first (streaming) TV show. THR reports that Hulu has given a 10-episode order to Casual, a comedy about a "dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager." Up-and-coming writer Zander Lehmann will write the script, and Reitman will direct the series premiere episode and serve as executive producer. Production on Casual will begin this year, and the show is expected to debut sometime in 2015. "I've long looked for the right first step into episodic [...]