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Natasha Leggero Plays a Flirtatious Widow in This 'Another Period' Sneak Peek

Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's new Comedy Central show Another Period premieres this summer, and today the network released the first sneak peek featuring Leggero as a widow who flirts with a rich Newport man played by Tim Heidecker and Michael Ian Black as a butler who always knows when to bring the custard. Another Period debuts on Comedy Central Tuesday, June 23rd.

'Coach' Is Returning for a 13-Episode Season on NBC

Your prayers have finally been answered: '90s sitcom Coach returning for a brand new season. Deadline reports that NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the show, which originally ran on ABC from 1989-1997. Craig T. Nelson is attached to reprise his role, and original Coach creator Barry Kemp will write and co-executive produce with Nelson. The revamped series will be set in present day and follow Coach Hayden Fox as he's "called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team." Like the original [...]

Here's the Trailer for Jimmy Fallon's Spike TV Show 'Lip Sync Battle'

Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant's new show Lip Sync Battle premieres on Spike TV next month, and the network released the first trailer this week featuring all three of the lip sync veterans plus celebrity guests Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Malin Akerman, and plenty more. The LL Cool J-hosted series debuts on Spike TV Thursday, April 2 at 10:00pm.

Nasim Pedrad Joins Ryan Murphy's Fox Horror-Comedy 'Scream Queens'

SNL alum and Mulaney star Nasim Pedrad just landed new television role. Deadline reports that Nasim has joined the cast of Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan's upcoming horror-comedy anthology Scream Queens, which got a 15-episode, straight-to-series order last year. Nasim joins previously announced cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Keke Palmer, Joe Manganiello, and Abigail Breslin, and Pedrad will appear in the first installment of the series set to premiere next fall, which "revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders."

Nasim recently wrapped up her run on Fox's Mulaney, which aired its [...]

W. Kamau Bell to Host New CNN Docu-Series 'United Shades of America'

W. Kamau Bell is headed to CNN. Variety reports that Bell is set to host a new docu-series called United Shades of America, which will be a humorous look at different cultures in the US. Further details and an exact premiere date have not been revealed, but the series is expected to debut sometime next year. Bell's last television hosting gig was on FX's prematurely canceled Totally Biased back in 2013.

IFC Orders Eight Episodes of Denis Leary Hockey Comedy 'Benders'

IFC just added another scripted comedy to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered eight half-hour episodes of Benders from Denis Leary's production company Apostle. Previously titled Uncle Chubby's, the series centers on "several friends bonded by an irrational obsession for their beer-swilling amateur hockey league. Their skills may be limited but their passion is not, as evidenced by the chaos hockey creates in their everyday lives. This isn’t fast-paced, brawler-style hockey. It’s the slow motion, falling-down version." Leary will co-executive produce with creators/writers Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and production on the series begins this spring. The cast has not yet been announced.

NBC Sets Premiere Dates for 'Mr. Robinson,' 'The Carmichael Show,' and 'Welcome to Sweden'

Craig Robinson's NBC comedy finally has a premiere date. The network revealed today that Mr. Robinson will premiere on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:00pm followed by the premiere of The Carmichael Show starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael at 9:30pm. Mr. Robinson has been in development at NBC for over two years, while Jerrod Carmichael's show landed a six-episode order earlier this month. Greg Poehler's Welcome to Sweden will also return to NBC for a second season on Sunday, July 19th at 8:00pm.

truTV Orders 'Six Degrees of Everything' from The Fine Brothers

truTV keeps adding more comedies to its lineup, and the latest project comes from YouTube stars The Fine Brothers. According to THR, the network has given a 10-episode order to a half-hour series called Six Degrees of Everything starring Benny and Rafi Fine "where they try to prove that anything in the world can be connected in six degrees." The show will be a mix of sketch comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, original songs, and reality segments, and every '90s kid's favorite Nickelodeon host Marc Summers will serve as executive producer. Six Degrees of Everything joins a round of new series ordered at truTV including Those Who Can't, [...]

Watch the Series Premiere of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Two Weeks Early

Last year, Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of a new show from Next Time on Lonny's Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf called Big Time in Hollywood, FL about two brothers and aspiring filmmakers who get kicked out of their house. Ahead of Big Time's television debut on March 25th, Comedy Central uploaded the full series premiere episode this week so you can watch it two weeks early. The series is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who also has a big part in the first episode.

Comedy Central Orders Eight Episodes of 'Why? With Hannibal Buress'

It looks like Hannibal Buress has finally landed his own Comedy Central series after all. According to The Wrap, Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of a weekly half-hour series called Why? With Hannibal Buress, which will follow Buress "as he addresses major cultural issues through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and interviews with in-studio guests." The show is slated to debut this July, nearly a year and a half after Buress put his dreams out into the world by saying Comedy Central had ordered his last pilot Unemployable to series a little too soon.

Watch the First Trailer for 'Blunt Talk' Starring Patrick Stewart

Bored to Death creator Jonathan Ames has a new Seth MacFarlane-produced show premiering on Starz this summer called Blunt Talk, and today the pay network released the first trailer. Patrick Stewart stars as a British host of an American cable news show "in which he gives advice on how Americans should live their lives, while dealing with a dysfunctional staff, network bosses, multiple ex-wives and children, and his British alcoholic manservant." An exact premiere date hasn't been revealed yet, but 20 episodes have already been ordered by Starz.

Showtime Orders a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Starring Andrew Dice Clay

The Diceman is headed to TV. According to The Wrap, Showtime has ordered a six-episode single-cam comedy starring Andrew Dice Clay called Dice, which will follow "semi-true accounts of Dice's efforts to revive his career and support his family" in Las Vegas. "Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” Showtime exec Gary Levine said on the news. "After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever." Old School and The Hangover Part II's Scot Armstrong created and wrote the series, which will premiere on Showtime sometime next year.

Jerrod Carmichael's NBC Comedy Gets a Six-Episode Order

Not long after ordering a multi-cam comedy pilot from Jerrod Carmichael, NBC has decided to give the project a series order. Variety reports that the untitled comedy has landed a six-episode order at NBC, and Carmichael will star as himself and executive produce with Neighbors' Nick Stoller, who co-wrote the pilot episode with Carmichael. The show is inspired by Carmichael's "real-life relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his hustling brother and his mother who is always right with Jesus." David Alan Grier will play Jerrod's father Joe, Loretta Devine will play his mother Cynthia, Amber Stevens West will play his girlfriend Maxine, and [...]

James Corden and Reggie Watts Do Their First 'Late Late Show' Sound Check

The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS on March 23rd, and today the network released a sneak peek clip featuring Corden and his trusty band leader Reggie Watts embarking on their very first sound check. If this clip is any indication, it looks like we should prepare for a lot of catchy harmonies between Corden and Watts this year.