Key & Peele wraps up its third season next week, and the dynamic sketch show continues to work like a well-oiled machine, delivering an impressive and idiosyncratic mix of sketches with strong performances from creator-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and pitch-perfect cinematic aesthetics from director Peter Atencio. Comedy Central has renewed the show for a fourth season, and credit must also go to executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. As showrunners, Martel — a television, film, and theater writer known for Strangers with Candy — and Roberts — writer, producer, UCB founder who executive produced Players on Spike TV with Martel — unite the disparate players around a common vision, oversee the writing staff, [...]
After being fired from his own show by the studio last May, Dan Harmon is coming back to Community. Reports have been circulating for weeks now that the ousted showrunner has been negotiating a deal to return, but Harmon confirmed these rumors himself via Twitter this weekend. After joking about his plans to return, Harmon was asked by a fan if he was really returning, and he replied, "Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @joelmchale."
Harmon spoke about the events onstage Saturday night at a Cinefamily event in Los Angeles, revealing that he still hasn't watched the show's fourth [...]
The Hollywood Reporter brought together showrunners Carter Bays (How I Met Your Mother), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Liz Meriwether (New Girl), Paul Lieberstein (The Office), Steve Levitan (Modern Family), and Emily Spivey (Up All Night) to have a roundtable discussion. (Though, the gang actually shared three roundtables. Also, for some reason they were arranged by who did or did not wear glasses.) They address all the many stresses of the job, like deciding on pen color:
Liz Meriwether: I was unprepared for the leadership; people are looking to you for everything, and you’re pretending to be an expert on, say, props. It’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But I haven’t had a baby. [...]