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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.

Watch the Pilot for the Rashida Jones-Created NBC Comedy 'A to Z'

Back in January, NBC announced they had ordered a romantic comedy series from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack called A to Z, and NBC has released the full pilot episode online ahead of its October 2nd premiere. The show stars Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman as a couple who meet as a result of a tech glitch at the internet dating company where Feldman's character works. Keep an eye out for special guest appearances by fake versions of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Emoji.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Roasts the Nerds of Comic-Con

Back in May, Adult Swim announced that they had ordered an untitled half-hour series starring 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and Robert Smigel's Triumph the Insult Comic Dog co-created by Smigel, Michael Koman, and David Feldman, and at Comic-Con the group talked about what we can expect from the series — that is, when Triumph wasn't preoccupied burning the audience and panel moderator Leonard Maltin. While the only new casting news is the addition of Nebraska's June Squibb, Smigel told the audience that they are really hoping to get Sam Donaldson to play one of Triumph's poker buddies, and Koman described the show as part scripted sitcom and part multi-cam [...]

Here's More Info on IFC's New Show, 'Garfunkel and Oates'

IFC announced a bunch of stuff about its newest comedy Garfunkel and Oates today.  Created by and starring Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci and based on the duo's musical comedy act of the same name, Garfunkel and Oates was given an eight-episode order for a first season by IFC last year. Here's all the new stuff about the show that IFC revealed today:

  • Guest stars for the first two episodes include Ben Kingsley, Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Anthony Jeselnik, Abby Elliott, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Steve Agee, and John Oates of Hall & Oates fame.
  • The show will premiere Thursday, August 7th at 10pm.
  • Dennis McNicholas, who wrote for SNL from 1995 [...]

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 [...]

NBC Adds a Lady Boss Comedy by Hilary Winston

Former Community and Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston has sold another comedy series to a major network. In addition to her short-lived CBS show Bad Teacher based on the 2011 movie of the same name, Deadline reports that NBC has bought a single-cam series from Winston based on her Playboy column "When Your Boss Has a Vagina." The show centers on "a fratty corporate office that gets polarized along gender lines when a new boss comes to town — a lady boss." Winston will also serve as executive producer alongside Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, who is also attached to direct.

Netflix to Premiere a Talk Show Hosted by Chelsea Handler in 2016

Chelsea Handler's next talk show home is officially Netflix. According to Deadline, the E! late night host has set a deal with the streaming network for a talk show, hour standup special, and four docu-comedy specials. The standup special will premiere on Netflix on October 10th and the talk show will launch sometime in 2016, though the frequency of episodes on Netflix has not yet been revealed. The docu-specials will be released next year and feature Handler tackling lesser areas of expertise "ranging from NASCAR to politics and from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft." In a statement, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: "The Internet has [...]

Channel 4 Orders Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan's 'Catastrophe' to Series

Back in December, it was announced that UK's Channel 4 had ordered a single-cam pilot starring and written by comedian Rob Delaney and Pulling's Sharon Horgan called Catastrophe about "an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London." Today Chortle reports that the network has now ordered the show to series, though the exact number of episodes is not yet known. To get a feel for what Delaney and Horgan might be like in the rom-com TV mold, check out this sketch they did for BBC Three's Feed My Funny below:

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 [...]

Watch a Full Episode of IFC's New Show 'Garfunkel and Oates'

Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates have a new show premiering on IFC August 7th, and the network released a full episode sneak peek today so you can watch Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci "go full mermaid" on a double date a week before they make their TV debut.

Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, Gabe Delahaye, and Max Silvestri to Star in Series for New Comedy Hub Thundershorts

Streaming video platform SnagFilms is giving the world of original comedy content a try by launching a new website called Thundershorts on June 26th. According to THR, seven series will debut on the Thundershorts YouTube channel along with the site's launch that include stars like Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Janeane Garofalo, and more. Here's a rundown of the four new comedies that will debut episodes on Thundershorts each week, via THR:

American Viral — The five-episode series from creator-directors Shandor Garrison, AnnaRose King and Jennifer Suhr, follows a dysfunctional family led by a patriarch (Showalter) who will stop at nothing to exploit those around him. [...]