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FX orders clown comedy from Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.

27 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

FX has given a series order to Baskets, a half-hour comedy starring The Hangover’s Zach Galifianakis and hailing from recent Emmy winner Louis C.K.

The comedy tells the story of Chip Baskets (Galifianakis), a man who dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown, but must join the local rodeo after failing to get into a prestigious clown school in Paris.

Baskets was co-written by executive producers Galifianakis, C.K., and director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), who will serve as showrunner. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph will also serve as executive producers.

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FX Orders Clown Comedy Series Starring Zach Galifianakis

27 August 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

No joke: FX has ordered the comedy series “Baskets,” which is co-created and exec produced by Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel and stars Galifianakis as a man who leaves his job in the corporate world to pursue his dreams of becoming a respected clown.

Production on the 10-episode half-hour laugher will begin next year with the series scheduled to launch in 2016.

The pilot episode of “Baskets” was co-written by Galifianakis, C.K., and Krisel, who also directed the pilot. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, and Andrea Pett-Joseph are also exec producers.

Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show,” said Eric Schrier, who, with Nick Grad, is president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “To say Zach’s portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can’t wait for the world to meet him. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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‘Louie’ Renewed for Season 5

21 July 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX has renewed “Louie” for season five, the network announced Monday at their Television Critics Assn. summer presentation. The show will return with seven new episodes in Spring 2015.

Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking — always thought provoking,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes up with next.”

Louie” is nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor Comedy (C.K.), Writing, Directing and Casting for a Comedy Series.

Louis C.K., M. Blair Breard and Dave Becky are Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions.

FX also renewed freshman drama “Fargo” for a second season at their TCA presentation.

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- Laura Prudom

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Fox’s New Series Trailers: ‘Gotham’, ‘Gracepoint’, ‘Mulaney’, ‘Utopia’, ‘Backstrom’, ‘Empire’, ‘Heiroglyph’, ‘Wayward Pines’

12 May 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Check out the first look at Fox‘s new comedies and dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. Check back for more as they come in. Gotham – Fall Drama Produced by Warner Bros TV and based upon characters published by DC Entertainment. From writer/executive producer Bruno Heller, director/executive producer Danny Cannon and executive producer John Stephens. Gracepoint — Fall Event Series Produced by Shine America in association with Kudos and Imaginary Friends. From writer/executive producer Chris Chibnall and executive producers Anya Epstein, Dan Futterman, Jane Featherstone,John Goldwyn and Carolyn Bernstein. Futterman and Epstein serve as showrunners. Mulaney – Fall Comedy Produced by Universal TV, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. From writer/executive producer John Mulaney, director/executive producer Andy Ackerman and executive producers Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Dave Becky, Jon Pollack and Andrew Singer. Utopia – Fall Unscripted Series Produced by Talpa Media USA. From creator/executive producer »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Fox fall schedule revealed: 'Gotham' on Mondays

12 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Less animation, plenty of reality, and another two-hour comedy block reduced — those are some of the quick take-aways from Fox’s 2014 fall schedule announcement.

First up: On Mondays, the network will launch perhaps fall’s most-anticipated new drama, the Batman prequel series Gotham at 8 p.m. followed by the sophomore return of Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Fox has ordered 16 episodes of Gotham and 18 episodes of Sleepy Hollow. On Tuesdays, ambitious new reality show Utopia, in which contestants try to build a perfect society over the course of a year, will open for New Girl and The Mindy Project (which »

- James Hibberd

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Maya Rudolph Hopes To Reinvent The Variety Show Format w/ New Program Coming To NBC 5/19 (Watch New Promo)

9 May 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David JaverbaumErin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonDiallo RiddleBashir SalahuddinAndy SambergKristen BellFred ArmisenChris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader. Rudolph was part of Saturday Night Live from 2000-11, performing in hundreds of sketches and earning an Emmy nomination in 2012 for guest actress in a comedy series. On the small screen, she recently...

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Maya Rudolph Hopes To Reinvent The Variety Show Format w/ New Program Coming To NBC 5/19 (Watch New Promo)

9 May 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David JaverbaumErin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonDiallo RiddleBashir SalahuddinAndy SambergKristen BellFred ArmisenChris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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USA Network developing projects from 'Lost' creator Carlton Cuse, Jessica Biel

8 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The USA Network is on the search for its next hit, with the announcement today of it’s 2014-15 development slate.

An alien drama from Lost creator Carlton Cuse, a comedy from Amy Poehler, and a single-cam comedy about a ski resort from Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films are among the development projects touted by the network, who released descriptions for more than a dozen in-the-works possible series.

The network — home to Suits and White Collar — also announced the cast-contingent pilot pick-up of hour-long original drama Stanistan. Set in a fictional Middle Eastern country, the show follows the staff »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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USA Orders ‘Stanistan’ Pilot, Unveils Projects with Jodie Foster, Carlton Cuse, Peter Tolan

8 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network is keeping its foot on the gas when it comes to scripted series development.

The cabler has given a cast-contingent pilot order to drama “Stanistan,” a dramedy about a group of State Department workers, CIA operatives and journalists working in a fictional Middle Eastern country. Project was developed at Fox earlier this year.

USA has also unveiled a slew of drama, comedy and limited-series development prospects from such producers as Jodie Foster (pictured), Carlton Cuse, Peter Tolan, Amy Poehler and Gregory Nava. The development slate reinforces USA’s focus on broadening the scope of its original series, particularly dramas, beyond the blue-sky and action fare that has clicked for the NBCU cabler in the past.

“This slate represents the next generation of originals at USA, with a focus on dramas that are more serialized, provocative and culturally resonant,” said USA prexy Chris McCumber. “We’re very much committed »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Mulaney: Fox Orders 10 More Episodes

7 May 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fox has ordered 10 more episodes for their upcoming ensemble comedy, Mulaney. Starring comic John Mulaney, it started as an NBC project but they passed so Fox took it for redevelopment. Back in October, the network gave the show a straight-to-series order with a six episode commitment. Martin Short also stars.

Here's some additional info from the network:

Mulaney - Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment

· Ep/Writer/Creator: John Mulaney (SNL)

· EPs: Lorne Michaels (SNL), David Miner ("30 Rock"), Dave Becky ("Louie"), Jon Pollack ("30 Rock"), Andrew Singer ("Portlandia," "30 Rock") and Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") -- Ackerman directed the pilot

· Description: A multi-camera ensemble comedy series about a rising stand-up comic trying to take his career to the next level and the friends and mentors who lift him up, hold »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fox Ups Episode Order for John Mulaney Comedy

6 May 2014 6:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has ordered an additional 10 episodes of its multi-cam comedy starring comedian-writer John Mulaney, bringing the total episode order for the series to 16.

Based loosely on the stand-up’s own life, “Mulaney” follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss (Martin Short), his roommates and his neighbors. The cast also includes Elliott Gould, Zack Pearlman, Nasim Pedrad and Seaton Smith.

Originally developed at NBC last year, the show is produced by Universal Television, Broadway Video and 3 Arts Entertainment. Mulaney, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer, is exec producing with Lorne Michaels, David Miner, Dave Becky and Andrew Singer. Andy Ackerman (“Whitney”) directed the pilot.

Fox’s other comedy orders so far this season are “Last Man on Earth,” starring fellow “SNL” alum Will Forte, and “Weird Loners,” starring “Ugly Betty’s” Becki Newton.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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Amy Poehler Producing USA Comedy Presentation From ‘Billy On The Street’ Duo

6 May 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Heading into its upfront next week, USA Network has ordered comedy presentation Difficult People, executive produced by Amy Poehler. It will be toplined by Billy On The Street star Billy Eichner and head writer/co-executive producer Julie Klausner. Klausner wrote the autobiographical project, which will have Eichner and Klausner play versions of themselves, comedian friends living in New York. Andrew Fleming is directing the pilot for Universal Cable Prods. Poehler is exec producing with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Michele Armour of Marobru (Chappelle’s Show). USA ordered its first original comedy series in 15 years, Sirens and Playing House, at its upfront last year. Sirens just finished its run, with no word yet on its future, while Playing House – also featuring two comedians playing versions of themselves, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair – just premiered. Related: 2014 USA Network Pilots »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Watch First Promo For 'The Maya Rudolph Show' - Coming To NBC 5/19

6 May 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David JaverbaumErin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonDiallo RiddleBashir SalahuddinAndy SambergKristen BellFred ArmisenChris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader. Rudolph was part of Saturday Night Live from 2000-11, performing in hundreds of sketches and earning an Emmy nomination in 2012 for guest actress in a comedy series. On the small screen, she recently...

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Watch First Promo For 'The Maya Rudolph Show' - Coming To NBC 5/19

6 May 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David JaverbaumErin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonDiallo RiddleBashir SalahuddinAndy SambergKristen BellFred ArmisenChris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC w/ Craig Robinson, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq Featuring

15 April 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonAndy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader. Rudolph was part of Saturday Night Live from 2000-11, performing in »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC w/ Craig Robinson, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq Featuring

15 April 2014 3:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm Et/Pt). Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.  Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonAndy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Sean Hayes. Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader. Rudolph was part of Saturday Night Live from 2000-11, performing in hundreds of sketches and earning an Emmy nomination in 2012 for guest actress in a comedy series. On the small screen, she recently appeared on NBC's Up All Night. It's worth noting that the Rudolph special will air a few days after the conclusion of the Rosemary’s Baby miniseries that stars. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Maya Rudolph Show Is Happening—Get the Scoop!

15 April 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The dream you didn't know you had of Maya Rudolph hosting her own variety show is coming true. The Maya Rudolph Show will premiere Monday, May 19 at 10 p.m. Et on NBC. The one-hour special is a throwback to the classic variety show format and is serving as a pilot for a possible ongoing version. Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes will be guests. Janelle Monáe will be the show's musical guest with Raphael Saadiq serving as bandleader. Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce with Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. Rudolph shot to fame on Saturday Night Live where she stayed for 11 »

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NBC Sets May Date For Maya Rudolph Variety Show Pilot Broadcast

15 April 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC set a date for its Maya Rudolph variety special/pilot. Revisiting the variety-show format, The Maya Rudolph Show special will air at 10 Pm Monday, May 19. Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Janelle Monae will appear; Raphael Saadiq serves as bandleader. Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. When the NBC comedy series Up All Night — in which Rudolph co-starred with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, did not go forward with the planned multi-camera revamp in February — Rudolph informed studios and networks that she wanted to do a variety show. NBC was among several suitors that began pursuing the project, leading to the pilot order. This marks the latest collaboration between Rudolph and Michaels, who also produced Up All Night. Rudolph, daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton, was one of SNL »

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Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell to Guest Star on NBC's ‘Maya Rudolph Show’ Special

15 April 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has scheduled “The Maya Rudolph Show” special to air on Monday, May 19 at 10 p.m. The variety show will feature fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen, along with “Frozen” star Kristen Bell and musical guest Janelle Monae. Also read: Maya Rudolph Variety Show Coming to NBC Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, and Sean Hayes will also appear on the special, and Raphael Saadiq is serving as bandleader. Rudolph most recently costarred on NBC's “Up All Night,” which was canceled after the show was retooled following star Christina Applegate's departure early last year. David Javerbaum, Erin David, »

- L.A. Ross

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NBC’s Maya Rudolph Variety Special to Air May 19

15 April 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC plans to air its “The Maya Rudolph Show,” a variety show special centered around the “Saturday Night Live” alum, at 10 p.m. May 19.

The Universal Television event will also feature “SNL” alums Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, as well as Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes. Janelle Monae will be the musical guest and Raphael Saadiq serves as bandleader.

Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer.

May is shaping up to be a heavy events month for NBC. This special airs a few days after the conclusion of the network’s “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries that stars Zoe Saldana.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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