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Ken Jeong to Star in the Comedy 'International Incident,' Produced by Steve Carell

Ken Jeong is set for his first lead role in a movie. THR reports that Jeong is attached to a comedy called International Incident, about five United Nations delegates who go on a road trip to find one of their lost loves. David Javerbaum, The Daily Show's former head writer who worked on the show from 2002 to 2009, will write the script, which is currently at the pitch stage, and Steve Carell is in talks to produce the movie via his company Carousel Productions. The roles of the other four delegates have yet to be cast.

TBS Orders 10 Episodes of 'Angie Tribeca', Starring Rashida Jones and Co-Created by Steve Carell

TBS today ordered Angie Tribeca, a new comedy pilot starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, to series, Deadline reports. The police comedy, formerly called Tribeca, stars Jones as a lone wolf cop who's part of an eccentric group of LAPD detectives. Jere Burns, Deon Cole, and Andree Vermeulen also star. Angie Tribeca will premiere in 2015.

Steve Carell directed the pilot, which he wrote with wife Nancy; the two will serve as executive producers on the series. Alfred Molina, Lisa Kudrow, Gary Cole, Nancy Carell, and Hayes Macarthur all appear in the pilot.

UPDATE: According to THR, TBS has also ordered two [...]

Rashida Jones to Star in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS Pilot 'Tribeca'

Karen and Michael reunion alert! THR reports that Parks and Rec's Rashida Jones has been cast as the lead in Steve and Nancy Carell's TBS comedy pilot Tribeca. The pilot is "a single-camera satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Jones), a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU — Really Heinous Crimes Unit." Jones's character is described as "a lone wolf who is capable, committed, strong and not thrilled when she's told she has to work with a partner. A cut-to-the-chase girl who speaks her mind, she treads where many fear to venture." Jones will begin filming the pilot in February [...]

Steve Carell's 'Anchorman' Audition Is Great

From 2003, here's Steve Carell's original audition for the movie Anchorman, back in his Daily Show correspondent days. A semi-improvised exchange between him and an off-camera Will Ferrell, it's no wonder this audition got him the job.

Steve Carell Went on 'Ellen' Dressed as His 'Despicable Me' Character

Here's an example of the kind of frightening (and fun) things that happen on daytime TV when all of us are at work or napping.

Steve Carell Is Pretty Scary in the Trailer for the Serious Movie 'Foxcatcher'

Here's the unsettling trailer for a new Steve Carell movie, which is not usually how you'd describe a Steve Carell movie trailer. Foxcatcher, which comes out this fall, is a drama that stars Channing Tatum and Carell in the true story of Olympic wrestling champ Mark Schultz and his schizophrenic coach John DuPont. This is the first starring role in a full-on drama for Carell, who is fitted with prosthetics and a creepy voice for the role.

Steve Carell Gets Another Dramatic Starring Role in 'The Priority List'

Steve Carell's dramatic turn is getting even deeper. THR reports that he has signed on to co-produce and star in The Priority List, a drama based on David Menasche's memoir The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. In the memoir, Menasche recounts being a high school English teacher in 2006 given a supposedly fatal brain cancer diagnosis, which led to him going on a cross-country journey to connect with hundreds of past students from his 15 years as a teacher and learn to live life in the present while battling cancer, which took away his ability to continue work as a teacher. [...]

Carell, Ferrell, Koechner, and Rudd Bring Chaos to 'The Daily Show'

The Anchorman 2 cast are all in the midst of their final promotional push this week, but last night on The Daily Show, guests Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and former Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell decided to approach their appearance a little differently, starting first with some knowing glances between Stewart and Carell then slowly devolving to a very slapsticky destruction of the Daily Show green room decor.

Watch the 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sing "Afternoon Delight"

From Anchorman 2's Australian premiere, here's Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner singing "Afternoon Delight." Nearly 10 years later, it still sounds so surprisingly good for an a cappella song from a group of comedians.

TBS Is Developing New Shows from Steve Carell, Diablo Cody, and More

The TBS network announced the batch of new shows it's developing this morning, including some intriguing projects from Steve Carell and screenwriter Diablo Cody and a lot of generic TBS-y sounding stuff. Carell is developing a show tentatively called Tribeca that he's executive producing with his wife Nancy Carell. It's a comedy centered on a bunch of socially inept LAPD crime scene investigators, described as "an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served." Screenwriter Diablo Cody is developing a show called Me Time with Diablo Cody, a comedic show that [...]

Steve Carell Stars in the New Trailer for a Movie with an Inconveniently Long Title

Here's the trailer for the Disney's live-action take on the classic picture book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as the parents and has a bunch of comedy cameos from Megan Mullally, Donald Glover, Jennifer Coolidge, and Dick Van Dyke. The film hits theaters on October 10th, which should be plenty of time for you to finish reading the original book beforehand.

Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]

'SNL' Review: Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman' Ad

The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of actors and writers happened to be working those seasons. Alec Baldwin is another example — despite being famous for his Scoutmaster and Schweddy Balls bits, Baldwin has never been dependent on any particular writer or cast member to make him look good. Baldwin understands that it's about making everyone else look good, and that's why he's hosted the show 16 [...]

Steve Carell Will Write and Direct a Comedy Pilot for TBS

Steve Carell is making a new show for TBS. The network has given a pilot order to Tribeca, a comedy police procedural co-created by the comedian and his wife Nancy Carell (née Walls), THR reports. It's a single-camera about a bunch of eccentric people working in the LAPD's RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit), centered on Angie Tribeca, a 10-year vet of the department.

In addition to writing the pilot, the Carells will also executive produce the show via Carell's production company Carousel. Steve Carell will be directing the pilot. He previously wrote and directed a few episodes of The Office and co-wrote The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Judd Apatow. TBS [...]