Triumph the Insult Comic Dog isn't the only late night bit to get its own television show. THR reports that Spike TV has ordered a series called Lip Sync Battle based on the hit recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The series is executive produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant — who are also set to perform — and will begin taping in New York in January with a premiere date set for April 2, 2015. No host has been announced yet.
Click through for one of the best "Lip Sync Battle" segments ever featuring Paul Rudd performing "Don't Stop Me Now":
HBO has canceled a couple of its new comedy series. THR reports that Family Tree, starring Chris O'Dowd and co-created by Christopher Guest, and Hello Ladies, starring and co-created by Stephen Merchant, have been canceled by the pay-cable network. Both shows aired their eight episode first (and only) seasons last year. Hello Ladies will, however, have one final special episode.
While these two shows have been canceled, HBO is in talks to renew its comedy Getting On for a second season. An adaptation of the UK show of the same name, Getting On stars Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash, and Laurie Metcalf as a trio of nurses at a geriatric [...]
Amy Poehler and Stephen Merchant were Jimmy Kimmel's guests last night, and they both interrupted his monologue by impatiently calling him from their dressing rooms to ask when they get to go on the show/ask for spray butter.
Check out Amy Poehler and Stephen Merchant's interviews on the show below:
Eastbound & Down is set to premiere its last season (again). HBO announced today that the Danny McBride baseball comedy will conclude its run following an eight-episode season that's set to premiere Sunday, September 29th at 10pm. Season 4 will pick up several years after the last season, with Kenny Powers living with his family in North Carolina. McBride and co-creator Jody Hill had previously planned for Season 3 to be the show's final season, but were wooed back for one more year by HBO. We'll just see if they end up changing their minds again after filming Season 4.
HBO today also announced the premiere dates for [...]
Hello Ladies is Stephen Merchant's HBO sitcom about Stephen wanting to be super cool and part of LA's social scene of gorgeous perfect people. His supporting cast will be made up a lot of actors that evoke the reaction of, "Oh yeah, that person." Christine Woods (Perfect Couples, FlashFoward) will play Jessica, a platonic friend of Stephen's character who lives in his guest house. Nate Torrence (She's Out of My League, Studio 60) will play Wade, Stephen's best friend who is unhappily forced to join Stephen in the LA dating world, after his wife leaves him. Kevin Weisman (Alias) will play Kives. (Yes, he's named Kives. What's that? That's not [...]