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NBC Renews 'Undateable' for a Second Season

NBC's new summer comedy Undateable is coming back for another season. Executive producer Bill Lawrence tweeted the news out last night that he's "overexcited" to start work on the second season of the show, which stars Chris D'Elia, Briga Heelan, Ron Funches, and Brent Morin. The second season will have 10 episodes, though it's not clear yet whether it will be added to NBC's fall lineup or premiere next summer. For more on Undateable, check out our recent interview with cast member Ron Funches.

CW Renews 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' for Third Season

The revived Whose Line Is It Anyway? is getting another season on CW. According to THR, the network recently announced that they've renewed the improv game series — with original performers Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles and host Aisha Tyler — for another 24-episode season to premiere sometime in summer 2015. This makes the third season of the revamped Whose Line and the eleventh season overall, counting its runs on ABC and ABC Family from 1998-2007.

The Heart, She Holler' Is Returning to Adult Swim with Scott Adsit as the New Sheriff

Adult Swim announced in a press release today that they've renewed Vernon Chatman and John Lee's series The Heart, She Holler for a third season, which will add former 30 Rock star Scott Adsit as a series regular alongside Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, and Heather Lawless. "We are thrilled to be hyped that we are amped about how much we are pumped that the unreasonably funny and talented Scott Adsit will be replacing the irreplaceable Joe Sikora on season three of The Heart, She Holler in the titular role of 'Sheriff,'" Lee and Chatman said in a statement. Production for the new season is currently underway; for more on [...]

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 [...]

FXX Renews 'It's Always Sunny' for Two Seasons

Cable network FXX is keeping It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia around for a while. FXX renewed Always Sunny for two seasons, which will keep the show on the air through 2017, THR reports. The order is for an 11th and 12th season of the show, which will be 10 episodes each. The show had already been renewed for its upcoming 10th season, which premieres in January.The renewal will make Always Sunny the longest-running live-action sitcom in cable history, and it will tie My Three Sons to become the second longest-running live-action sitcom in all of television.

FXX's parent network, FX, has also signed Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Nathan for You' and 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central has just announced that they've renewed both Nathan for You and Drunk History for third seasons. These renewals come on the heels of recent renewals for Broad City, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, giving the network a seriously impressive lineup of critically acclaimed comedies that are being given chances to grow across multiple seasons. Hey, keep it up, CC!

Both Nathan for You and Drunk History are in the middle of their second seasons now, with new episodes airing on Tuesday nights. Check out our recent interviews with Nathan Fielder and Drunk History creator Derek Waters.

NBC Renews 'Last Comic Standing' for Season 9

NBC announced yesterday that they're bringing back Last Comic Standing for another year. The long-running, on-again-off-again standup reality competition returned this summer after four years off the air, revamped with new host J.B. Smoove, producer Wanda Sykes, and an invite-only audition system. The show is currently in the midst of its eighth season, with seven comedians (Nikki Carr, Rocky LaPorte, Joe Machi, Rod Man, Monroe Martin, Karlous Miller, Lachlan Patterson) remaining. Season nine will premiere next summer.

Conan O'Brien Will Call TBS Home Through at Least 2018

TBS announced in a press release today that they've renewed Conan O'Brien's late night talk show Conan through 2018. Since Conan premiered back in 2010 it's scored quite the audience for TBS, bringing a younger median age viewership than any other hour-long late night talk show and averaging 862,000 viewers in its Live+7 ratings. O'Brien's Team Coco also announced plans to start a comedy record label, which is set to launch this summer with the debut Ian Edwards album 100% Half Assed.

"Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O'Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years," [...]

'Childrens Hospital' Renewed for Sixth Season to Air in 2015

Rob Corddry's hit Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital has been renewed by Adult Swim for a sixth season. Filming will begin this summer in Los Angeles and the new season will premiere sometime next year. Corddry noted that the new season will go back to the original hospital setting after the gang's adventures in Japan last season:

We're placing the Childrens gang safely back in their hospital next season, having spent last season in Japan, so fans can expect the kind of tomfoolery that endeared them to Childrens Hospital back when they were youngsters. Stuff like absurdity, flights of fancy, hard-hitting fake drama, soft-hitting fake drama, farcical door slamming, [...]

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' and 'The Birthday Boys'

IFC announced today that they've renewed both Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys for another season. The network has given an order for an expanded fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, featuring a whopping 40 episodes expected to premiere in 2015. Season two of The Birthday Boys will consist of 10 episodes and premiere in late 2014.

Here are a couple clips from the most recent season of each show to get you prepped for all the new episodes:

Season 5 of 'Louie' Will Premiere in Spring 2015 with Seven Episodes

More Louie episodes are on the way, and thankfully this time the wait won't be a long one. According to THR, FX announced today that they've renewed Louis C.K.'s series for an abbreviated seven-episode season to air sometime in spring 2015. The most recent season had 14 connected episodes that aired mostly back-to-back and earned the show five Emmy nominations for writing, acting, directing, casting, and Outstanding Comedy. "Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking," said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. "Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought provoking. The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Review'; Adds Two New Shows

Comedy Central announced today that they've renewed three series, Inside Amy Schumer, Andy Daly's Review, and TripTank, for another season. This will mark a third season for high-rated Schumer and a second for Review and TripTank.

The cable network also ordered two new shows, Another Period and IdiotsitterAnother Period is a turn-of-the-century comedy about a wealthy Rhode Island family co-created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates). Idiotsitter is based on the Comedy Central digital series co-created by and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Workaholics' Jillian Bell. It's the second Comedy Central digital series to jump to TV, following Ari Shaffir's standup/storytelling show This Is Not Happening, which jumps [...]

'About a Boy' Becomes the First NBC Comedy to Get a Second Season in Two Years

NBC renewed its new midseason sitcom About a Boy for a second season today, Deadline reports.This makes the show the first new NBC comedy to earn a second season renewal since Up All Night and Whitney in 2012. The renewal comes as no surprise because the About a Boy has consistently earned strong ratings since its February premiere, partially thanks to a cushy timeslot after The Voice. Created by Jason Katims (Parenthood), About a Boy is based on the Nick Hornby novel and Hugh Grant movie of the same name, and it stars David Walton, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal, and Minnie Driver.

About a Boy is the second comedy [...]

HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'

HBO announced today that they've renewed their Sunday night comedies Veep and Silicon Valley for another season each. This will mark a fourth season for Veep and a second for Silicon Valley.

This is an early renewal for both shows, meaning HBO has a lot of faith in them. Veep and Silicon Valley, which are both critically-acclaimed and do well in the ratings, are only three weeks into airing their current seasons.