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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]