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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 16th 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:

Will Forte Gets Patriotic in the Trailer for His New Fox Show 'The Last Man on Earth'

There are lots of new shows debuting on the major networks this fall, but none look as delightfully strange and different as Fox's midseason selection The Last Man on Earth, which is produced by 22 Jump Street and The Lego Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller and stars SNL's Will Forte as the planet's seemingly only man on a quest to find another human.

Jane Krakowski Joins Tina Fey's NBC Show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

While Fox has passed on Dead Boss starring Jane Krakowski, Deadline reports that the former 30 Rock star has found a new home with her former NBC friends on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Tina Fey/Robert Carlock comedy starring Ellie Kemper previously titled Tooken. Krakowski will have a recurring role as "a rich Upper West Side mom who hires Kimmy [Kemper] as a nanny." Much like 30 Rock, the role originally went to another actress for the pilot (Megan Dodds on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmdt; Rachel Dratch on 30 Rock), which was then reshot to include Krakowski in the new role.

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Seth Green Land Shows on Xbox

Xbox has been developing a slate of original shows over the last year and a half, and according to Variety, among them are two comedies from Robot Chicken creator Seth Green as well as Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera. Green's show is a stop-motion series from his own Stoopid Buddy Stoodios similar to Robot Chicken, while a sketch show from Silverman and Cera's YouTube comedy channel JASH — which also includes Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts — has also been greenlit. The untitled shows join a slate of eight other original series set to debut on Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices starting this summer.

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. [...]

Bill Hader Will Create and Star in His Own HBO Show

HBO is developing a new show created by and starring Bill Hader, Deadline reports. There aren't any details on the show yet beyond Hader starring in/creating it. We don't yet know what the show's about or whether it will be a half-hour or an hour-long and the project is still pretty far away from getting series order, but it's exciting news nonetheless.

Since leaving SNL this time last year, Bill Hader has been keeping busy as both an actor and a writer. In the movie world, he'll next be seen in David Wain's They Came Together, starring with Kristen Wiig in the indie drama The Skeleton Twins, and [...]

The Trailer for John Mulaney's Fox Show 'Mulaney' Is Finally Here

It's been nearly 14 months since John Mulaney's sitcom Mulaney was first considered by NBC, and now you can finally watch the trailer, which costars Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, Martin Short, and Elliott Gould and is set to premiere on Fox this fall.

ABC Orders Culture-Straddling Comedies 'Cristela' and 'Fresh off the Boat'

After canceling a ton of shows last week, ABC has added two new comedies to its lineup both centered on family and cultural identity, THR reports. The first series order goes to Cristela, a semi-autobiographical multi-cam show by and starring standup Cristela Alonzo as "an American Latina straddling cultures while not fully belonging to either." The second show to land a series order is Fresh off the Boat from Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 creator Nahnatchka Khan. Based on the Eddie Huang memoir of the same name, Fresh off the Boat follows a family of Taiwanese Americans as they "try to live [...]

Here's a Trailer for HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

In December, longtime correspondent John Oliver left The Daily Show to host his own political late night show for HBO. Called Last Week Tonight, it's set to premiere April 27th, and here's the first trailer for it. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell to be his head writer and Oliver had a very successful run as Jon Stewart's summer fill-in host last year, so expectations are definitely high for this one.

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 [...]

TBS Releases Trailers for Its New Shows 'Angie Tribeca', 'Buzzy's', and 'Your Family or Mine?'

TBS has released trailers for its three new comedies and also announced they're developing two more in addition to the forthcoming Jake & Amir co-produced by Ed Helms. Above is the trailer for Steve and Nancy Carell's Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones; click through for the other two trailers and descriptions of the two new series in development, including another from Helms and a third from his fellow Office alum John Krasinski.

Check Out the Trailers for NBC's New Shows 'Marry Me', 'Bad Judge', and 'A to Z'

While you're still mourning last week's sitcom cancellation bloodbath, here are three trailers NBC released for its newly ordered comedies to help you get through the pain. Above is the trailer for David Caspe's Marry Me, which stars Casey Wilson and Ken Marino and features a little Office flavor in the form of Leslie David Baker. Click through to watch the trailers for NBC's other two comedies Bad Judge and A to Z.

ABC Cans ‘Trophy Wife’, Passes on Paul F. Tompkins and Molly Shannon, and More

ABC announced a bunch of changes last night, including some renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups. In the comedy sphere, freshman shows Trophy Wife and Mixology were both given the axe, while renewals were handed out to The Goldbergs, The Middle, and awards juggernaut Modern Family. New shows that have been picked up include Selfie from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story, and a musical fairy tale-themed comedy called Galavant. While there are still several comedy pilots up for consideration, THR reports that the Paul F. Tompkins/Molly Shannon-starring series Bambi Cottages from Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan has been sadly passed over as well as [...]