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Here's the First Trailer for Tina Fey's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

The wait for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's NBC-turned-Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is almost over, and today the streaming network dropped the very first trailer, which features Ellie Kemper as a doomsday cult member-turned-New Yorker who is joined by 30 Rock alums Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess. All 13 episodes debut on Netflix March 6th; here's what Tina Fey said at TCA about re-editing the first season with streaming in mind:

The back half of these 13, we’ve edited them with Netflix in mind. At the very least, to not be writing toward commercial breaks and editing down to rigid network timing—a half hour [slot] on network is [...]

Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally to Star in New Series 'Apocalypse Slough'

Will Forte isn't the only performer to star in a show about the end of the world this year. Deadline reports that Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally have all joined the cast of Apocalypse Slough, an upcoming 10-part comedy/drama series on British channel Sky 1 that NBC is also set to air in the US. Described as "an adrenaline-fueled witty epic," Slough centers on "an eclectic group of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation: a collision is imminent with an eight-mile wide comet that’s destined to wipe out all life on Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of [...]

Check Out Some Clips from the Series Premiere of 'The Nightly Show'

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore made its world premiere on Comedy Central last night featuring guests Cory Booker, Talib Kweli, and Bill Burr with Nightly Show correspondent Shenaz Treasury. Watch the first-ever Nightly Show open above, then check out clips of the "State of the Black Protest" themed panel below.

The CW's 'Jane the Virgin' Is Now on Hulu

CW's freshman comedy Jane the Virgin took home a surprise and history-making win at the Golden Globes last weekend, and in case you missed them the first time around, Hulu has added all nine episodes that have aired on television so far to its streaming site. The first season still has three more episodes to go and there's already a second season in the works, so get hooked now before its hits the big time.

UPDATE: Hulu currently doesn't have episodes 5-7 of the series, but it will continue to host the five most recently aired Jane the Virgin episodes including reruns.

Watch the Series Premiere of HBO's Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' on YouTube

HBO's new Duplass brothers comedy Togetherness premiered last night, and the pay network has also made the first episode available in full on YouTube. 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. Watch the series premiere here.

NBC Orders Two Comedy Pilots 'People Are Talking' and 'Take It From Us'

NBC revealed plans for a big multi-cam comedy push at TCA this year, and they're already following through on that promise with the order of two couple-themed multi-cam pilots. Deadline reports that the network has ordered two pilots called People Are Talking and Take It From Us. Growing Up Fisher creator DJ Nash and The Wedding Ringer producer Will Packer co-created People Are Talking, which revolves around "a white and a black couple and examines sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about." Take It From Us hails from former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Greg Malins and [...]

Netflix Orders Eight Episodes of a New Show Starring Will Arnett

Will Arnett has another Netflix show in the works. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered eight episodes of a new comedy titled Flaked starring Arnett as "a self-appointed 'guru' who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullsh*t that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel." The series was created by Arnett and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret's Mark Chappell and is slated to debut on Netflix sometime in 2016.

Eva Longoria Comedy 'Telenovela' Lands a 13-Episode Order at NBC

Eva Longoria is set to star in her own NBC comedy. According to Deadline, the network has given a 13-episode order to a single-cam comedy based on an idea by Longoria called Telenovela in which she will star as "an ambitious telenovela star — a character created for her — who struggles to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera." Cougar Town's Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein will serve as co-executive producers. The show is slated to premiere during the 2015-2016 TV season.

Larry Wilmore Says 'The Nightly Show' Will Be a 'Daily Show'/'Politically Incorrect' Hybrid

The premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is now less than week away, and at TCA Wilmore revealed some more details on the show's format, calling it a hybrid of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode will be split up into two parts — an overview of daily news followed by a roundtable discussion Wilmore said will go "without a net," using contributors for "comedic bits and perspective" much like The Daily Show correspondents.

"I’m not interested in doing a show where I give my opinion and people react to my opinion," Wilmore said. "Our show is more about the discovery of [...]

Saul Goodman Gets to Work in AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Extended Trailer

After a series of teasers, AMC finally released an extended Better Call Saul trailer over the weekend, featuring Bob Odenkirk reprising his Breaking Bad character in a spin-off he described as "85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy." The series — which already has a second season order — debuts on AMC with a two-night premiere on February 8th and 9th at 10:00pm.

Jessie Eisenberg Is Adapting His 'McSweeney's' Short Stories Into an Amazon Comedy

Jessie Eisenberg has a new Amazon series in the works. THR reports that Eisenberg is writing and executive producing a new half-hour Amazon comedy based on his series of short stories Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which ran on McSweeney's from 2012-2013. Like the short stories, the adaptation will follow "a privileged and precocious 9-year-old restaurant critic who visits different eateries with his alcoholic mother, reviewing everything, often with his friend Matthew." You can check out the original 12 short stories here.

'Louie' Premieres on April 9th; C.K. to Direct FX Series Starring Pamela Adlon

FX revealed some new projects at TCA over the weekend, including the season 5 premiere of Louie and two other projects that are part of C.K.'s development deal with the network. Louie's eight-episode fifth season will premiere on April 9th at 10:30pm after the series premiere of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad's The Comedians, while frequent C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon will star in her own comedy series called Better Things with C.K. onboard as director. Adlon will play "Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigate her three daughters' lives, having fun with a friend or two, and also — just maybe — squeezing in [...]

ABC Orders a Hidden Camera Prank Show by Ellen DeGeneres

A hit Ellen bit is turning into its own television show. THR reports that ABC has ordered a hidden camera prank show called Repeat After Me based on the popular running bit from DeGeneres's daytime talk show. The Goldbergs cast member and Reno 911! alum Wendi McLendon-Covey will host the series, which will "see McLendon-Covey, via remote earpiece, informing celebrities what to do with everyday people. At the end of each half-hour episode, the best moment of the night will be announced in front of a live studio audience." The first episode features Ellen Pompeo, Taye Diggs, and Harry Connick Jr. and is set to debut on Tuesday, [...]

Showtime Renews 'Shameless' and Orders 'Happyish' to Series

Showtime just announced some comedy news at TCA today. Deadline reports that the network has renewed Shameless for a sixth season and also picked up the new pilot for Happyish, which was reworked following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman last year and now stars Steve Coogan. Happyish will debut its 10-episode season on Showtime April 26th.