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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 [...]

Rob Lowe, Pete Huyck, and Alex Gregory Are Developing a Father Comedy for NBC

Back in January, NBC ordered a new comedy pilot called The Pro starring Rob Lowe with Larry Sanders Show/King of the Hill writers Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory attached, and now they're teaming up for another new NBC comedy. While The Pro didn't make it to series, Deadline reports that Lowe, Huyck, and Gregory are now developing a single-cam family comedy for NBC that follows "a worldly, adventurous, and newly sober narcissist — a role written for Lowe — whose decision to become a devoted father happens when his son and daughter are already teenagers. He’s back in his hometown making amends to his kids, his ex-wife, [...]

Jay Leno Is Close to a Deal for His Own Show on CNBC

It hasn't even been a year since Jay Leno left The Tonight Show, but the comedian is already lining up his next TV hosting gig. THR reports that Leno "is close to a deal" to host a new primetime show for CNBC focused on Leno's love for cars, though it's not yet known whether it'll air nightly or weekly. Since leaving his Tonight Show post in February, Leno has reportedly been approached by CNN, A&E, History, and Tribune stations for potential new shows, but it looks like his longtime loyalty to NBC Universal was a deciding factor in his new TV home. It's not known yet when [...]

Here's a Teaser for Channel 4's New Comedy 'Scrotal Recall'

If you're wondering what kind of sitcoms are premiering over in the UK this fall, here's a particularly intriguing teaser for a new Channel 4 series that deserves a standing ovation for the title alone: Scrotal Recall. The show will follow a man named Dylan Witter (played by musician Johnny Flynn), "a lovelorn young guy forced to seek out his ex-girlfriends when he's diagnosed with chlamydia. In each episode, Dylan will set out to find a different girl from his past, as he tries to make sense of all his romantic missteps from over the years." Sure, the title was probably conceived before the plot, but it will definitely give [...]

HBO Has Ordered a Show from the Flight of the Conchords Guys

It's been nearly seven years since Flight of the Conchords left television, but according to Jemaine Clement, the musical comedy duo's break might be nearing its end. The Guardian recently interviewed Clement about his new vampire film What We Do in the Shadows, and when asked about any future plans with his Conchords partner Bret McKenzie he had this to say:

Are the Conchords, dormant at the moment, waiting to erupt again? “We talk about a movie every so often,” says Clement. “Sometimes it feels like we lost a lot of impetus over the last couple of years. But Bret, James [Bobin, lead director] and me, we [...]

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.

Chris O'Dowd Adapting His Irish Sitcom 'Moone Boy' for ABC

Chris O'Dowd just sold a half-hour comedy to ABC. The Wrap reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to the semi-autobiographical single-cam project Moone Boy, which will be adapted from O'Dowd's Irish sitcom of the same name from 2012. The show is described as a "quirky comedy" that follows "12-year-old Martin Moone and the sarcastic, imaginary friend (O'Dowd) who helps him navigate the challenges of his eccentric childhood." O'Dowd created, wrote, and starred in the original series and will serve as an executive producer on the adaptation; he's not yet attached to appear in the American version. Check out a trailer for the original series [...]

Michael Ian Black, Brett Gelman, David Wain, and More Join Comedy Central's 'Another Period'

Back in January, Comedy Central ordered a new show from Ben Stiller's company Red Hour created by and starring Natasha Leggero, and its cast has been revealed. Called Another Period, the series will star Leggero and Garfunkel and Oates' Riki Lindhome in a Victorian-era reality show spoof, and the announced series regulars include Michael Ian Black, Brett Gelman, David Wain, Paget Brewster, Brian Huskey, Beth Dover, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, Lauren Ash, and Armen Weitzman. Comedy Central hasn't announced an official premiere date yet for Another Period, but it's set to debut its 10-episode first season on the network sometime next year. (photo via)

Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

Judd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox's Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gillian Jacobs, Love is co-created and written by Apatow, Rust, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Girls writer Lesley Arfin and co-executive produced by Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) and centers on "love gurus Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid." The show — which was rumored to be in [...]

FX Orders Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s 'Baskets' to Series

Earlier this year it was reported that Zach Galifianakis had teamed up with Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel to co-write and star in a new FX pilot, and today Variety reports that the project has now been given a series order. Titled Baskets, the series will follow Galifianakis as a man named Chip Baskets "who leaves his job in the corporate world to pursue his dreams of becoming a respected clown."

Baskets is part of C.K.'s multi-year development deal with FX to create and produce new shows. While this is awesome news, don't get too excited yet — production on the 10-episode debut season will begin [...]

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 [...]

'Bad Judge's Tone Bell Sells a Comedy to FX

FX just added another comedy to its development slate. THR reports that Tone Bell — who won NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity showcase in 2011 — has sold a script for his own show. Co-created with comedian and The Jeselnik Offensive writer Mark Agee, the untitled comedy follows "four guys from vastly different backgrounds as they clumsily try to figure out how to get by — and get along." Bell has appeared on Whitney, Key and Peele, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has a regular role on NBC's Bad Judge, and is developing a second FX comedy with Animal Practice co-creators Brian Gatewood and Alex [...]

USA's 'Benched' Starring Eliza Coupe to Premiere on October 28th

Early this year it was announced that USA had ordered 12 episodes of a new half-hour comedy starring Happy Endings' Eliza Coupe called Benched, and the network just announced the official premiere date. Deadline reports that the show — which was co-created by Michaela Watkins, Damon Jones, and Party Down's John Enbom — will premiere on USA Tuesday, October 28th at 10:30pm. The series also stars Jay Harrington, Oscar Nunez, Maria Bamford, Jolene Purdy, and Carter MacIntyre and centers on Coupe as "a high-powered corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working in the [...]

Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, John C. Reilly, and More Show Up in the Trailer for 'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories'

Adult Swim released a new trailer for Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's new show Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories today that's filled with some great guest stars like Zach Galifianakis, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly, Jason Schwartzman, and Laurie Metcalf, to name a few. "The idea basically is it's our version of The Twilight Zone, where it's just a different story every episode, basically, from the minds of Tim & Eric," Heidecker told us last year. "Funny but dark. Exploring different genres and different tropes." Bedtime Stories premieres Thursday, September 18th at 12:15am.