Netflix Orders Variety Sketch Series ‘Astronomy Club’ From Kenya Barris

Netflix has given a six-episode series order to the sketch comedy series “Astronomy Club” from Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point, the streamer announced Tuesday. Starring the New ...

Amusing Official UK Trailer for Supernatural Comedy 'Extra Ordinary'

"This bloody moon better make me bloody rich." Wild Card Distribution has debuted a full-length, official UK trailer for the indie comedy Extra Ordinary, from directors Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman. The ...

Women with the write stuff: Emmy race for Best Comedy Actress could have more scribes than ever before

Women with the write stuff: Emmy race for Best Comedy Actress could have more scribes than ever before More and more women are telling their own stories on TV, and many of those stories could have happy endings at the Emmys this year. The race for Best Comedy Actress could include a surprising number ...

‘Saturday Night Live’ is gunning for its first-ever Emmy three-peat

‘Saturday Night Live’ is gunning for its first-ever Emmy three-peat Last year, “Saturday Night Live” won its second straight Best Variety Sketch Series Emmy, marking the first time it took home back-to-back statuettes. And now it’s going for another first: a ...

Emmys Experts warn that ‘Documentary Now’ could upset ‘SNL’ for Best Variety Sketch Series

Emmys Experts warn that ‘Documentary Now’ could upset ‘SNL’ for Best Variety Sketch Series “Saturday Night Live” is the heavy favorite to win Best Variety Sketch Series for the third year in a row this year after dominating the Emmys in 2017 and 2018, but the venerable NBC series hasn’t ...

Emmys: Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden Set to Announce Nominations

Emmys: Ken Jeong and D’Arcy Carden Set to Announce Nominations Two of TV’s busiest comedians, D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong, have been tapped by the Television Academy to announce this year’s Emmy nominations. Carden, whose credits include both NBC’s “The Good ...

Molly Shannon (‘The Other Two’): This Emmy Expert warns not to underestimate her for another surprise nomination

Molly Shannon (‘The Other Two’): This Emmy Expert warns not to underestimate her for another surprise nomination “The Other Two” premiered this spring on Comedy Central to strong reviews, but can it break through at the Emmys? Though programs like “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “Inside Amy Schumer” ...

Tracee Ellis Ross To Star & Exec Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff From MTV Studios

Tracee Ellis Ross To Star & Exec Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff From MTV Studios Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is set to star in and executive produce adult animated comedy Jodie, the first in a series of spinoffs based on MTV’s iconic Daria franchise. Ross will voice the title ...

Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff Series at MTV

Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff Series at MTV Tracee Ellis Ross is set to play a prominent role, both as a star and executive producer, in MTV’s upcoming adult animated series “Jodie.” The series is a reimagining of the classic animated show ...

Jax Media Taps Molly Seymour to Head U.K. Office

Jax Media, the busy production banner behind Showtime’s “Desus and Mero” and TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” is expanding overseas with the appointment of Molly Seymour to head its U.K. office. ...

The Other Two Is the Comedy Dark Horse We're Rooting for at the 2019 Emmys

Comedy Central is a bit of an Emmys juggernaut when it comes to the variety series categories thanks to shows like Key & Peele, Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, and The Daily Show, but the network ...

CNN Will Test Comedy With Colin Quinn Special

On many days, wringing humor out of the current news cycle seems a fruitless task. CNN is going to give it a try. On Monday at 9 p.m. – in the last hours of Memorial Day – the cable-news outlet will ...

Comedy Central Launches In-House Studio, Sets Deals with ‘Broad City,’ ‘Daily Show’ Producers

Comedy Central has launched a new in-house studio, Comedy Central Productions, and a batch of first-look development deals with producers from some of its key shows, including “Broad City” and “The ...

Comedy Central Launches In-House Production Studio, Signs Multiple Development Deals

Comedy Central has launched an in-house production studio, Comedy Central Productions, it announced on Wednesday. The new studio will be led by Kent Alterman, who heads up Comedy Central as well as ...

Comedy Central Launches In-House Studio-Production Arm; Inks 5 First-Look Deals

Comedy Central continues its brand expansion with the launch of Comedy Central Productions (Ccp), a new in-house studio-production arm, along with five first-look development deals to create original ...

Comedy Central Launches In-House Studio With Roster of Overall Deals

Viacom's Comedy Central is launching its own in-house studio, Comedy Central Productions. The new studio/production arm — which will be overseen by Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land ...

Viacom Expanding Svod Service Paramount+ Globally With First Mobile Deal In Latin America

Viacom is expanding its subscription video-on-demand service Paramount+ globally and has struck a mobile distribution deal in Latin America. The service is currently available in the Nordics and ...

‘Lake Success’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Series Based on Acclaimed Novel

‘Lake Success’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Series Based on Acclaimed Novel Jake Gyllenhaal is coming to television. The Oscar nominee is set to star in and produce “Lake Success,” a limited series for HBO based on the novel by Gary Shteyngart, with the author himself serving ...

‘Cowboy Bebop’: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir Among Four Cast in Netflix Live-Action Series

‘Cowboy Bebop’: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir Among Four Cast in Netflix Live-Action Series The “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series at Netflix has found the lion’s share of its main cast, Variety has learned. John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell have all been cast in ...

Ilana Glazer's False Positive Begins Shooting with Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan

Earlier this month we saw one-time comedian and Comedy Central star Jordan Peele continue on his journey to becoming one of the undisputed modern masters of horror with his doppelganger flick Us. And ...

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