David Steinberg and Steve Carell's Showtime documentary series Inside Comedy just got a premiere date. The pay network announced today that Inside Comedy's six-episode fourth season is set to debut on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00pm. In addition to previously announced guests Stephen Colbert, Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Dan Aykroyd, Wanda Sykes, Ted Danson, and Carol Leifer, Steinberg will also interview comedy stars Conan O'Brien, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Stewart, Dane Cook, and Cheech & Chong.
Here's the first trailer for Happyish, the new Showtime comedy starring Steve Coogan that was initially supposed to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Coogan plays Thom Payne, a "44-year-old guy whose world is thrown into disarray when his wunderkind boss arrives and forces Thom to take a good look at his life." He's joined by Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and guests including Ellen Barkin and Carrie Preston. It premieres on April 26th.
Showtime just announced some comedy news at TCA today. Deadline reports that the network has renewed Shameless for a sixth season and also picked up the new pilot for Happyish, which was reworked following the death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman last year and now stars Steve Coogan. Happyish will debut its 10-episode season on Showtime April 26th.
The late 80s and early 90s were good to Pauly Shore. The Weasel — an alter ego born out of Shore's standup — became, for a time, more than just a character. The Weasel was a living, breathing thing whose mannerisms and catchphrases, like it or not, infiltrated the fabric of American pop culture. From the small screen to the big screen, there was no escaping Pauly Shore. Shore's new documentary, Pauly Shore Stands Alone, which recently premiered on Showtime, opens with archival footage from that wildly successful point in his career. But the film quickly shifts focus to the reality of today: Pauly Shore, age 46, dealing with the [...]
Back in January, Showtime ordered a new comedy pilot starring Philip Seymour Hoffman called Happyish centered on a man named Thom Payne who "is struggling with his new bosses being half his age and is having to choose between his antidepressants and his ED pills." While the pilot's future had been uncertain following Hoffman's death a month later, the network revealed today that Steve Coogan has been officially cast in the role. Here's the updated description for the pilot:
Coogan will star in the lead role of Thom Payne, a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old “wunderkind” boss arrives, saying things [...]