Modern Family may be getting its very own spin-off. Deadline reports that ABC and studio 20th Century Fox have discussed several options for a spin-off to the multi-Emmy-winning series, including one starring Rob Riggle as his Modern Family character Gil Thorpe. Modern Family executive producers Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh would be likely to write and run the new series.
Riggle appeared in two episodes last season, playing an abrasive real estate rival to Ty Burrell's Phil. It's been a big week for Riggle; it was announced last week that he's playing two major roles in the upcoming Dumb and Dumber sequel.
We’re all nervous, constantly. I am and you are. Follow me on this. We’re comedy nerds, right? That means we like comedy (duh) and it also probably means that we’re fascinated by comedians’ ability to make others laugh and in harnessing their powers so we can hone our own chops as jokesters. Why’s that? Because laughing’s fun, yes, AND because, in many cases, laughter begets approval — the elusive prize all human kind seeks in one way or another. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. The entertainment industry’s built on, by, and for insecure people like us. The trouble can start when we make the jump from comedy students [...]
Where's Jim Carrey in African garb? J. Kidding, this is a different movie, apparently. Just to be clear, who's the good guy and who's the bad guy in this movie? Are we supposed to cheer for Patton just because he likes camping? Last time I checked, chocolate milkshakes don't grow on trees. Moms and Dads make them using electricity. The film comes out on VOD, iTunes, and Amazon on October 4 and then hits theaters on November 9. Let's all go opening might with t-shirts that read, "Milkshakes>Wilderness."
In a recent interview with Complex, Riggle talked about his career and sports and junk but the most compelling parts came when he opened up about his time at UCB:
That was everything to me. That was my whole foundation…It was early enough where they didn’t even have a theater. Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts were the teachers. I was one of the first students to go through the UCB…They only had three levels back then and I took each one twice, just so I could get each teacher at least once. Eventually, I started teaching there. It was awesome and I give them [...]
HBO has been on a hot streak lately, with both of their new spring comedy series, Girls and Veep, getting renewed for second seasons and enjoying pretty great reviews all around. And from the sounds of it they're looking to extend that streak: they're in talks to produce a new series from Rob Riggle, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy that sounds downright delightful. The single-camera comedy, based on an idea by Riggle, is being written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in the world of bond traders in 1980s Wall Street, it revolves around a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life.