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Splitsider's Winter Comedy Preview: TV

It's midseason in the TV world, but comedy-wise, the big four networks don't have as much to offer as in previous years. Cable, however, is another story. This midseason features a slew of comedy premieres from cable networks, including new shows from Nick Kroll, the Childrens Hospital team, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, Anthony Jeselnik, and Amy Schumer, plus the returns of Girls, Archer, and Best Week Ever and some promising stand-up specials. Most importantly, though, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are co-hosting the Golden Globes next week, and Community is returning from a nine-month hiatus that's been excruciating for the show's legions of devoted fans.

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Winter Comedy Preview: Movies

2012 is here, and the new year offers up a whole new batch of comedies you didn’t know you wanted. The winter movie season starts slow with not a single comedy coming out in the month of January (unless you consider a light-hearted Queen Latifah musical to be a comedy), but things really start to pick up come late February when the Paul Rudd/David Wain/Judd Apatow movie Wanderlust is released, kicking off a string of high-profile comedies that includes Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Jonah Hill’s 21 Jump Street reboot, the latest installment in the American Pie franchise, and Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language telenovela-style comedy, Casa de mi Padre.

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Splitsider's Winter Comedy Preview: Movies

The start of the year is usually a dumping ground for studios to quietly release movies that couldn't cut it in the fall (which, in turn, is a dumping ground for movies that couldn't cut it in the summer, and also when awards fare is released and not dumped). This winter looks no different, comedy-wise, with some movies that have been sitting on the shelf for a while finally coming out alongside some good-looking comedies that just don't have the star power of a big summer blockbuster. When spring hits, things get a little less grim, with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's buddy cop movie The Heat looking like a [...]

Winter Comedy Preview: TV

The start of the year can be a rough time for TV addicts, with most shows still on their holiday breaks, leaving a desolate wasteland of reruns and weird game shows. But fear not, because new programming starts to slowly return to TV this week, as the networks and cable channels gradually roll out their midseason fare. Most of your favorites are gonna be back, plus some new stuff you might like too. The second half of the 2010-2011 TV season has a lot in store for comedy fans, including the grand finale of the Kenny Powers saga, a new animated show from the Always Sunny gang, and the eventual [...]