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Nick Kroll Looks Back on Some 'Kroll Show' Fan Encounters on 'Late Night'

Nick Kroll was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he chatted with Seth Meyers about his decision to end Kroll Show, what his post-Kroll Show plans are, and what it's like to meet the real Bobby Bottleservices around the country who are fans of his show.

Jessie Eisenberg Is Adapting His 'McSweeney's' Short Stories Into an Amazon Comedy

Jessie Eisenberg has a new Amazon series in the works. THR reports that Eisenberg is writing and executive producing a new half-hour Amazon comedy based on his series of short stories Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which ran on McSweeney's from 2012-2013. Like the short stories, the adaptation will follow "a privileged and precocious 9-year-old restaurant critic who visits different eateries with his alcoholic mother, reviewing everything, often with his friend Matthew." You can check out the original 12 short stories here.

From Books to 'SNL' to Pixar to a Sitcom with Simon Rich

There are a few observations critics almost always make about Simon Rich: how young he is, how much younger he looks, and how much he’s accomplished regardless. The next move usually is to list his accolades: when Rich graduated from Harvard (having served as president of the Harvard Lampoon) he already had a two-book deal from Random House as well as an offer to be the then-youngest writer on Saturday Night Live. After four years working at SNL, Rich spent the next two at Pixar. During this period, he published a total six books — the most recent a short story collection, Spoiled Brats, that features an alternate history narrative [...]

Blake Shelton Gets Back at Adam Levine in These 'SNL' Promos

Ahead of first-time SNL host and musical guest Blake Shelton's episode this weekend, NBC released the first round of promos this week featuring Cecily Strong, Southern accents, The Voice references, and some harsh words for Shelton's fellow Voice coach Adam Levine.

The 'Broad City' Ladies Bring Their Fashion A Game to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson decided to take a different, Dumb and Dumber-inspired wardrobe approach to their appearance on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live to keep things way more "LA late night" and "Hollywood" style, and the result is 100% fashion perfection. Watch another clip from their interview with Kimmel below:

Watch Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Say Goodbye to New York

Here's a clip from last night's episode of Kroll Show featuring Kroll and John Mulaney as aging New Yorkers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, who decide to leave New York City and take their prank show on the road after getting evicted from their shared apartment. "The power went out a few years ago, and people didn't even steal VCRs and kill each other … so screw off, New York!"

Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally to Star in New Series 'Apocalypse Slough'

Will Forte isn't the only performer to star in a show about the end of the world this year. Deadline reports that Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally have all joined the cast of Apocalypse Slough, an upcoming 10-part comedy/drama series on British channel Sky 1 that NBC is also set to air in the US. Described as "an adrenaline-fueled witty epic," Slough centers on "an eclectic group of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation: a collision is imminent with an eight-mile wide comet that’s destined to wipe out all life on Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of [...]

'The Nightly Show's Second Episode Tackles the Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

Larry Wilmore wasn't joking when he said that The Nightly Show would tackle controversial topics "without a net" considering last night's episode was entirely devoted to the growing list of rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Here's a clip of Wilmore debating the Cosby allegations with panelists Jamilah Lemieux, Kathleen Madigan, Baratunde Thurston, and Keith Robinson, in which Wilmore gets to the heart of the issue: "People are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, this is the court of public opinion, and this is my show, and that fucker did it." Also: "The proof is common sense, for Christ's sake. We don't have to turn [...]

What's on TV This Week: 'The Nightly Show' Is Here

This week Comedy Central launches two new show — The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and This is Not Happening. The Nightly Show has confirmed guests like John Leguizamo and the president's speechwriter-turned-TV writer Jon Lovett to sit on the show's discussion panel.  This is Not Happening is hosted by Ari Shaffir and features long-form storytelling from standups. Blake Shelton will host this week's SNL, and Sunday's Fox lineup is jam packed with new episodes from The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers.

In late night, The Late Late Show will be hosted by Jim Gaffigan and Judd Apatow, and guests include Sarah Silverman, Dave Koechner, Adam Sandler, [...]

John C. Reilly Is Returning as Dr. Steve Brule in Adult Swim Special 'Bagboy'

Great news for fans of John C. Reilly's Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule: Dr. Brule is getting his very own Adult Swim special next month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Reilly will return as Brule in a half-hour special called Bagboy set to air on Friday, February 20th at 12:30am. Here's what we can expect from the all-Brule special:

Several years ago, Brule starred in a sitcom pilot titled Bagboy about the employees and customers of Meyer’s Superfoods. In this pilot, he plays a bag boy who attempts to thwart a shoplifter while vying for the affections of a cashier named Daisy. Alas, Channel 5 ultimately shelved [...]

NBC Orders Two Comedy Pilots 'People Are Talking' and 'Take It From Us'

NBC revealed plans for a big multi-cam comedy push at TCA this year, and they're already following through on that promise with the order of two couple-themed multi-cam pilots. Deadline reports that the network has ordered two pilots called People Are Talking and Take It From Us. Growing Up Fisher creator DJ Nash and The Wedding Ringer producer Will Packer co-created People Are Talking, which revolves around "a white and a black couple and examines sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about." Take It From Us hails from former Friends and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Greg Malins and [...]

On "Zoidbergs"

There’s a new sitcom archetype. Though it has roots in classic television, this specific characterization has become especially prevalent in the last decade or so. I will call characters that fit this archetype “Zoidbergs,” after the alien coworker from Futurama. Futurama was far from the first or only show to utilize this type of personality, but Dr. John Zoidberg is particularly distinct — an incompetent and penniless lobster doctor — which makes him emblematic in a helpful way. So, Zoidberg it is.

What exactly do I mean by a Zoidberg? Essentially, it’s a loser, but it goes further than that. To begin, it might be useful to define what a [...]

Conan O'Brien Discovers His Love to Kill with Sterling Archer

During last night's show, Conan O'Brien's animated guest Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) insisted that O'Brien meet him outside for their interview, only to take him on a violent Archer-style high-speed car chase with some Russian mobsters that brings out a completely new side of O'Brien: "I just killed a guy! That's a sexual thrill."

The Cast of 'Bob's Burgers' Is Going on a Live Tour in March

Fox's Bob's Burgers is hitting the road. The show revealed today that creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will join voice cast H. Jon Benjamin, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz, and John Roberts on a live multi-city tour starting in March that will include standup, fan Q&As, live Bob's Burger table reads, and exclusive peeks at upcoming episodes of the show. Stops on the tour include Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Boston, with more to be announced. Ticket pre-sales start tomorrow here.