Standup Jermaine Fowler's in-the-works sitcom Delores & Jermaine isn't headed to TV — at least not on ABC. "Well, the Delores & Jermaine pilot didn't get picked up, but I'm so damn proud of how funny it came out," Fowler tweeted last night. "Thanks ABC. Off to cable now." Fowler starred in the pilot with Whoopi Goldberg as his "strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop" grandmother, and Jennia Fredrique, Roy Wood Jr., Gary Perez, and Christina Moore rounded out the cast.
Pilots still in the running at ABC include Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's Chevy (formerly titled Chev & Bev), Ken Jeong's Dr. Ken, Fortune [...]
Comedian and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings is going into business with HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy from Cummings based on Maureen Dowd's 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide. Cummings created the series and will also write and star in the pilot, which is described as — and get ready for it, because it's a mouthful — "a comedic portrait of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior." In addition to the pilot, [...]
Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.
As a tribute to the confusing mess that is April Fools' Day, this week's unearthed Second City clip comes from the 1987 television pilot 110 Lombard starring Ryan Stiles, Bob Bainborough, and Mike Myers and featuring Dana Andersen, Bonnie Hunt, Linda Kash, Richard Kind, [...]
Jane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.