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Yahoo in Early Talks to Revive Canceled Fox Comedy 'Enlisted'

Last month, Yahoo announced that they're bringing Community back from the dead, renewing the show for a sixth season, and they may be doing the same with another recently-canceled critically-acclaimed network sitcom. Deadline reports that Yahoo is in talks to resurrect the Fox sitcom Enlisted for another season on their streaming service.

The sitcom, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town) and follows a trio of brothers serving at a Florida military base, debuted on Fox in January, airing 13 episodes and drawing high marks from critics before Fox pulled the plug on itEnlisted suffered ratings problems, but those are probably mostly due to Fox scheduling it [...]

Yahoo Orders a Sci-Fi Comedy Series from Paul Feig

Yahoo is expanding into half-hour comedies, and Variety reports that the company has ordered a show from Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Freaks and Geeks) called Other Space. Feig will executive produce the show, which follows a ragtag bunch of space adventurers who accidentally end up in an alternate universe. Yahoo has ordered eight episodes, but there's no word on when the show will premiere.  Feig has described the show as "a passion project" and a compared it to a sci-fi version of The Office.

Feig actually sold Other Space to NBC years ago, but as he tells The NY Times, he and NBC parted ways on the [...]

Why Has Netflix Removed Most of Its 'SNL' Library?

Back in September 2010, Netflix made the amazing announcement that they'd soon begin streaming every single episode of Saturday Night Live for "at least the next three years." Well, those three years have come and gone, and over the past few months, huge chunks of classic SNL episodes have been slowly lifted from Netflix's streaming selection.

As of today, the 1970s episodes are available as discs only, all 1980s and 1990s seasons are completely unavailable, and only seven seasons are streaming between 2000-2013. While temporary removal of shows on Netflix is pretty common, going from a full 38-season database to a measly 7-season offering paints a worrisome [...]

The 'SNL' Library Is Coming to Yahoo in September

Yahoo! announced today that they've obtained  rights to the Saturday Night Live archive from 1975 to 2013 and they'll begin streaming sketches from the show's 38-year history in September. All the content currently on Hulu and Netflix, including Netflix's streaming of every episode, will still be available come September under the Yahoo! deal. This is part of a big comedy push Yahoo! is making that also includes offering the excellent original web series Burning Love and First Dates with Toby Harris. Here's the SNL content Yahoo! says they'll be offering:

●        A library of show clips from the 1975/76 – 2012/13 seasons ●        Select SNL musical performances ●        Making-of and behind-the-scenes clips [...]

'Burning Love's All-Star Season Three to Launch April 12th

Yahoo's web series Burning Love, a comedic fictional reality dating show, is set to debut a third season next month that will bring back members of reunite its all-star cast. Created by Childrens Hospital writer Erica Oyama, Burning Love starred Ken Marino in Season 1 and June Diane Raphael in Season 2, which concluded this week. The third season, entitled "Burning Down the House," will bring back favorites from the first two seasons and have them compete against each other for $900 cash instead of competing for love. Burning Love's third season will kick off with three new episodes on April 12th, and a new episode will debut [...]

Sony Exec Assures That the 'Community' Movie Is Definitely Happening

The good news isn't yet over for Community fans. Now that the show's sixth season has been secured thanks to Yahoo, THR spoke with Sony Pictures Television exec Zach Van Amburg about the Hulu and Yahoo talks, Dan Harmon's role in the process ("front and center"), and most importantly, the show's future following the upcoming season. Here's what Van Amburg had to say when pressed about a possible seventh season:

I don't know, let's see how our movie does! Isn't that our plan? There's no way we're not making the movie now! I think once we make the movie, let's look up and decide how much more [...]

Yahoo in Talks to Add New Comedy '34 and Pregnant' from 'Girls' Writer Lesley Arfin

Yahoo hasn't had a comedy hit since Erica Oyama's Burning Love, but they're currently working on an original programming push that potentially includes a new series from Lesley Arfin called 34 and Pregnant, Variety reports. Arfin — whose writing credits include Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — initially developed the show for HBO's digital-only venue HBO Go. No more details on the show have been released yet, but it's part of Yahoo's search both for YouTube stars and "female-friendly comedies" to add to their developing lineup.

Ranking Yahoo's 5 New Comedy Shows, from Worst to First

We're still in the very early days of web TV, with Amazon, Yahoo!, Netflix, and Hulu having emerged as the first generation of high-quality streaming content creators. Yahoo! rebranded its video site "Yahoo! Screen" in 2011 and soon got into the comedy game with Ken Marino and Erica Oyama's Emmy-nominated Burning Love, Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, and the sketch show Sketchy amongst their first batch of shows.

Today, Yahoo! debuts five new original 10-minute (or less) comedies, including projects from Ed Helms, Jack Black, Cheryl Hines, and more. All 10-12 episodes of each show have been posted today, instead of rolling them out week by week. [...]

'Burning Love' Season 3 Is Here

Yahoo's excellent web series Burning Love, a parody of The Bachelor, returns for its third season, with three brand new episodes dropping today. New episodes will begin dropping daily on Monday. Entitled Burning Down the House, Season 3 features a lot of familiar faces from the dating competitions in Seasons 1 and 2 coming back to compete for a 900 dollar prize. The first episode's above, second and third are below:

Watch the First Two Episodes of 'Burning Love' Season 2

Yahoo!'s web series Burning Love kicked off its second season today with the debut of two new episodes. This season stars NTSF:SD:SUV's June Diane Raphael as dating show bachelorette Julie, with Ken Marino directing, Erica Oyama writing, and Ben Stiller's company Red Hour producing. Here are the first two episodes, which you should get super emotionally invested in like a real reality show.

'Community' Set to Return for 13-Episode Season on Yahoo Screen

While all might have seemed lost for a sixth season of Community since its cancellation in May, The Wrap reports that a surprise last minute deal has been made for the cult NBC hit to come back in the form of a 13-episode season on Yahoo Screen. "I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo," Dan Harmon said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!"

'Burning Love' Is Done (For Now)

It looks like Yahoo!'s Emmy-nominated web series Burning Love, a parody of dating shows, may have come to an end. "I think we’re all done," creator Erica Oyama told Variety this week. "I addressed each incarnation of the source material – The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. But if we had a great idea to reinvent it, I would be all for it." Variety writes that there are currently no plans for a fourth season of the series. Written by Oyama, who produces the show alongside writing partner/husband Ken Marino, Burning Love debuted on Yahoo! to critical acclaim in 2012. Its third season finished airing last spring, [...]

Watch Trailers for Yahoo!'s Five New Comedy Shows from Jack Black, Ed Helms, and Other People

After getting into the original programming game last year with shows like Ken Marino's Burning Love and Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, Yahoo! is amping up their comedy lineup with five new shows that are set to debut September 9th. The new shows come from people like Jack Black, Ed Helms, Cheryl Hines, and more, and you can check out trailers for all five of them below:

Watch the Trailer for 'Burning Love' Season 3

The Yahoo web series Burning Love wrapped up a second season last week, but Season 3 has already been filmed and is coming out April 12th. Written by Erica Oyama (Childrens Hospital) and directed by Ken Marino, the third season of Burning Love is titled "Burning Down the House" and it's an all-star edition that brings back favorite guests from the previous two seasons. Instead of the contestants competing for love this time around, they're all fighting to win $900. The Season 3 cast features Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael, Michael Ian Black, Tom Lennon, Natasha Leggero, Abigail Spencer, Beth Dover, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Huebel, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan [...]