Tracy Morgan is following up 30 Rock with a move to basic cable. Deadline reports that Morgan will be playing the lead in Death Pact, a single-camera comedy pilot for FX from creators Rob Long (Sullivan & Son) and Ted "Sexist of the Year" Safran (Doogal). Here's the plot:
[Morgan stars as] a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure.
The pilot is filming is set to film this summer in New York or [...]
Macho cable network Spike TV just announced it’s throwing a flashy tribute to comedy mainstay Eddie Murphy next month. A lot of big-name Hollywood types are set to toast Murphy and his three-decades-long career during the special, entitled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, including Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, and Eddie’s brother, Charlie Murphy. The TV special will include comedy sketches, musical performances, and short films, ending with an appearance by Eddie Murphy, of course, because he’d be a big jerk if he skipped out on this big party Spike is throwing in his honor.
Last night was the Emmy Awards, a three-hour-long ceremony the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences holds each year to honor Modern Family. The cast and crew of other TV comedies are invited to attend too, but they know going in that they will probably lose to Modern Family and that they were only nominated because there aren’t enough people working on Modern Family to fill every category.
Modern Family won a whopping four Emmys, significantly more than any other comedy at last night’s awards. Included in Modern Family’s bounty is the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series, which the sitcom has taken home for three years in a row [...]
2015 seems really solid: there are plenty of turtaffes, boobs are finally considered gross by everybody, Arrested Development wins an Oscar (probably for best makeup for painting Tobias blue), and ideally we'll be at the beginning of the end of AIDS. Also, hopefully in 2015, Zach Galifianakis stops yelling at us. Find out more info here.
Wearing a blinged out (do kidz theze dayz still say that?) "#1 Dad" necklace, Tracy Morgan dropped by Conan to give President Obama tattoo advice, talk about having a threesome with O.J. Simpson and Kris Jenner, tickle Andy, and basically take over the show for ten minutes. Man, when he's on, Tracy is the best kind of crazy. In the clip below, at the end of the interview Conan C. Black asked, "What the hell is wrong with you?" Nothing's wrong – he's just Tracy.