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Comedy Central Offers Its Fall Schedule and New Specials from Demetri Martin and Chris Hardwick

As time goes on, Comedy Central becomes less and less comedy's center but, as their fall schedule can attest, they still have some tricks up their sleeves. One being T.J. Miller's Mash Up, which has stand-ups like Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, and Reggie Watts perform sets, from which sketches are then performed. Comedy Central also announced their next few stand-up specials, which includes a new hour from Demetri Martin, Chris Hardwick, D.L. Hughley, and, so it goes, Jeff Dunham. Of course, Key & Peele and South Park will be back. Check out all the premiere dates below, if you dare…which you should because there's literally no danger in [...]

That Unaired 'Happy Endings' Kickball Episode Will Be Broadcast Eventually, Don't You Worry

There's still one unaired episode from the latest season of Happy Endings, one that series creator David Caspe called "one of my favorites of the season." It's about kickball, and why it still hasn't been aired is kind of a mystery. Well, it aired in the UK. And now it's going to screen at LA's Outfest on July 22nd. But if you aren't going to that and aren't British, it looks like it'll be treated as an episode in the upcoming season. So hold tight, you'll get to see Adam Pally doing his best Bad News Bears Walter Matthau eventually.

Summing Up All of Last Night's Crazy NBC Scheduling News

We reported earlier in the evening that Anne Heche's Save Me and Ryan Murphy's The New Normal were joining Matthew Perry's Go On in NBC's fall schedule. Even later last night, NBC picked two more single-camera sitcom pilots, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice. 1600 Penn is a White House-set family sitcom, co-created and starring Josh Gad. Animal Practice is a comedy set in the office of a curmudgeonly veterinarian (Justin Kirk). Also announced was that Greg Daniels's Friday Night Dinner, Sarah Silverman, Hilary Winston, and Roseanne's Downwardly Mobile no longer have a shot to be picked up.

Will these new comedies affect our old favorites? Yes, pretty significantly. To make [...]

ABC Sets Frustrating Premiere Dates

UGH! First Community wasn't set to premiere until October 19 and now Happy Endings won't start until October 23. Why are you doing this to us, Mickey Mouse? (Mickey Mouse is the head of programming for all of the Disney-ABC Television Group, right?) This gives them only a week before they have to follow up their classic Halloween episode from last season. Other things of note: Modern Family is set to premiere on September 26, assuming the show has working actors. It will be followed by The Neighbors, which will move to its 8:30 slot a few weeks later to make way for Suburgatory's October 17 premiere. [...]

Fox Unveils Its Fall Premiere Dates

NBC did it last week, and now it's Fox's turn to unveil their fall premiere schedule. Fox isn't taking as many big chances with their fall lineup schedule, nor are they spreading things out across three months like NBC. But they are holding the premiere of The Cleveland Show until October 7th, which I'm sure will upset at least some people. In any case, here are the full details:

Let’s Just Fix NBC’s Thursday Night Scheduling Problem Right Now

Last night saw the midseason break returns of Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Up All Night, as well as the season premiere of the sorely missed 30 Rock. It…was good. Very good, in fact, but not great, because Community was absent, and will be until some undetermined time in the spring.

So: you’ve got two hours of scheduling (8-10 p.m. EST), room enough for four shows, but what about Community? Where will it go when it returns? It’s been a problem that’s plagued NBC for years, through pretty much everything has plagued NBC since Friends went off the air. All they’re missing is a literal plague. Below are [...]

'The Neighbors' and 'Suburgatory' Trade Time Slots

When ABC first released its schedule, freshman sitcom The Neighbors was in the coveted Wednesday 9:30 pm, post-Modern Family slot. Well, ABC has changed its mind and moved it to 8:30, swapping it with Suburgatory. There are plenty of reasons for the switch but the most likely seems to be that The Neighbors is too unabashedly kid-friendly from 9:30. It's a show about a family living in a town made up of aliens. Watch the trailer below; it feels like it could be played on Saturday afternoons, after cartoons. On the other hand, Suburgatory is a bit more adult and bit more subtly peculiar. This could be a [...]

NBC Plans to Premiere 'Go On' in August and 'Community' in October

As a way to thoroughly promote their gallons and gallons of sitcom material, NBC is going to stagger all of the premieres. To capitalize on the Olympic eyeballs, Matthew Perry's Go On (or as I like to call it, "The one with a dead wife") is going to debut on August 8th, which is perfect because after people cheer on sports they love to watch a really sad sitcom pilot about moving on after a tragedy. (In all seriousness, the pilot is quite good and this might be really helpful.) The exceedingly more whimsical Animal Practice is also going to get some Olympic support as well on August 12th. So what about [...]