“You know I ain’t lyin!” “America, I tell the truth you can’t say!” “Bust his head til the white meat shows!”
Bernie Mac was already an up-and-coming comedian when he starred in Spike Lee’s Original Kings of Comedy in 2000. Having risen through the ranks by way of Chicago, Mac made a name for himself during the Def Jam comedy years, as one of the funniest and most unflappable comedians on the tour. So by the time he was introduced in Spike Lee’s film, his confidence and persona was on full display.
From word one, he owns the crowd, making light of everything from his sex drive to the disappearance [...]
Vulture had music duo The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) into the studio to record a medley of really depressing sitcom theme songs, including "At Least It Was Here" from Community, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" from Cheers, and more. The medley will just make you want to hear them cover full versions of the songs.
Fox has ended production on Us & Them, cutting the show's 13-episode order to the seven episodes already made. According to Deadline, the network "plans to air the produced episodes and has not canceled the series," but really that means the show is canceled. The show, which was based on the mega-hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Biedel as a couple in a long-distance relationship who must deal with merging their eccentric families. Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black played supporting roles as Biedel's mother and uncle.
It's the second early decision on a midseason show that Fox has made this year; the animated sitcom [...]
Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show follows "a free-spirited" single mother of two in Brooklyn who runs a design company with her best friends. But, "things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire."
As the same time, CBS has picked up a comedy pilot from Everwood creator Greg Berlanti. The single-camera sitcom will be based on the Israeli series Haverot, meaning "Little Mom", and [...]
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.