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The Gaffigan Show: TV Land Orders New Sitcom

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TV Land may have cancelled their Kirstie sitcom but they aren't giving up on ordering new original comedies. They've just ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, starring Jim Gaffigan. It will debut sometime next year.

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TV Land Picks Up 10 Episodes Of "The Gaffigan Show" Starring Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Single-Camera Sitcom Also Stars Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black and Ashley Williams

New York, NY - July 29, 2014 - TV Land has picked up "The Gaffigan Show," created by Peter Tolan and Jim Gaffigan. The network has ordered 10 episodes, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. Gaffigan is The New York Times best-selling author of "Dad is Fat." The single-camera series is inspired by Gaffigan's real life, exploring one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance »

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TV Land orders Jim Gaffigan's CBS sitcom pilot to series

6 hours ago | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

TV Land may be kicking a Kirstie to the curb, but it’s gaining a Gaffigan.

The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, starring Jim Gaffigan. The single-camera sitcom, which was a pilot at CBS, is inspired by the comedian’s real life and will chronicle “one man’s struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite.”

The cast is full of familiar faces: Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) will play Jim’s wife, Adam Goldberg (Fargo) will assume the role of his best friend, »

- Dan Snierson

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'Gaffigan' in, 'Kirstie' out at TV Land

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In a changing of the self-titled comedy guard, TV Land announced on Tuesday (July 29) that it has given a series order to "The Gaffigan Show," while also confirming that "Kirstie" has been cancelled after only one season. As you might guess, "The Gaffigan Show" comes from best-selling author and Hot Pockets enthusiast Jim Gaffigan. The single-camera comedy has been ordered for 10 episodes and will shoot in New York, premiering in 2015. Based on Gaffigan's experiences balancing fatherhood, stand-up comedy and "an insatiable appetite," "The Gaffigan Show" has played an interesting version of network hopscotch. The project, created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan, was developed and shot for CBS in 2013 and then redeveloped and shot this spring. It will now air on TV Land, with Comedy Central securing rights to air episodes one week after their premiere. “I am thrilled that TV Land is giving us this opportunity to do this show that Peter, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Jim Gaffigan's CBS Pilot Gets Series Order From TV Land

7 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jim Gaffigan‘s CBS pilot will finally air — but not on CBS. TV Land has given a 10-episode order to Gaffigan's comedy with Peter Tolan, which had previously been developed by CBS. Also read: TV Land Orders Hilary Duff Comedy Series From Darren Star The single-camera comedy, which was created by Gaffigan and Tolan, is inspired by Gaffigan's real life, exploring one man's struggle in New York City to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. The series, now dubbed “The Gaffigan Show,” will co-star Ashley Williams as Gaffigan's wife.  Adam Goldberg and »

- Tim Kenneally

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Jim Gaffigan Comedy Nabs Series Order from TV Land

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jim Gaffigan’s domestic comedy “The Gaffigan Show” has landed a series order at TV Land.

The show, which has a 10-episode order for a 2015 premiere, revolves around Gaffigan’s life as a standup comic and father who struggles with an insatiable appetite. The project was developed for CBS this past pilot season.

Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer are exec producers with Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan. Seth Gordon directed the pilot. The show is still in need of a showrunner, however.

Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black and Ashley Williams also star. Episodes of the show will air on sibling Viacom cabler Comedy Central, where Gaffigan is known for his many standup specials, within a week of debut on TV Land.

TV Land prexy Larry Jones said the show was a good fit with the “Gen Xers” the cabler is targeting. “We love Jim Gaffigan’s brand of humor,” Jones said. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Even the White House Is Weighing In on LeBron's Return to Cleveland

11 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

With news that LeBron James is returning to Cleveland, several stars have chimed in on the conversation - and so has the White House. During a press briefing on Friday morning, White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked what the president thought of LeBron's choice, and he acknowledged that Obama is a "big fan" of LeBron. He added, "The fact that he's made this decision I think is a testament to the kind of values he has incorporated into his life and that he says he's interested in instilling in his children. So I think it's a pretty powerful statement about the value of a place that you consider home." Watch the video below for his full statement, and keep reading to see more celebrities' reactions to the news. Side note: remember that time Michelle Obama dunked on LeBron? Take a look at all the funny tweets about LeBron's decision, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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If a 'Weekend at Bernie's' Remake Ever Happens, This Is Exactly How It Should Go Down

3 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There has been a flurry of super-important, nostalgia-drenched movie anniversaries recently, including, but not limited to Tim Burton's "Batman" (25 years), "Gremlins" (30 years), "Ghostbusters" (30 years) and "The Karate Kid" (30 years). But one movie that seems to have been overlooked completely is "Weekend at Bernie's" (find out where to watch) which came out 25 years ago this week. The story of a couple of yuppies who try to pretend that their dead boss hasn't died at all, it was a surprise hit, pulling in double its production budget at the box office and spawning a goofy, guilty pleasure sequel. (It did get a Blu-ray release earlier this summer, so you can now watch all of the icky '80s tomfoolery in HD.)

Even though "Weekend at Bernie's" was far from a phenomenon (as evidenced by the deafening silence around its anniversary), you can bet one thing: it will be remade. Look no »

- Drew Taylor

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11 Tweets to Soften the Blow of the World Cup Loss

1 July 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

World Cup. Yep, yep. Tough. Here are 11 people who attempted to make it better, and we applaud them for their efforts. Jesus saves, but @TimHowardGK does it better. #USAvsBEL #WorldCup2014 — God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 1, 2014 I believe that we will win! #USAvsBEL pic.twitter.com/f94iSkE1mZ — Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 1, 2014 Frustrated by my poor knowledge of disparaging Belgian slurs. — Ana Gasteyer (@AnaGasteyer) July 1, 2014 Very Upset that every World Cup player is given a child before each game. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) July 1, 2014 I'm putting Tim Howard down as my emergency contact. — Liana Maeby (@lianamaeby) July 1, 2014 Every time #TimHoward saves a goal, I wanna make out with a stranger. #WorldCup — Tricia Romano (@tromano) July 1, 2014 No matter what happens @TimHowardGK wins. — Jeff Wild (@jiffywild) July 1, 2014 Yo which one is USA the red or white team #idontknowwhatimwatching — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 1, 2014 Please imagine how pissed the World Cup crowd would be if at »

- Louis Virtel

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They Came Together

30 June 2014 8:08 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

They Came Together

Directed by: David Wain Cast: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Cobie Smulders, Chris Meloni

Running Time: 1 hr 23 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: June 27, 2014 (Chicago)

Plot: Two New Yorkers (Rudd and Poehler) recount the unexpected tale of how they met.

Who’S It For? If you watch romantic comedies, see this film. If you like Paul Rudd and/or Amy Poehler, this is not a film that can be missed.

Overall

The formula of the romantic comedy remains one of the most unchanged in all of Earth’s science; the gravity of characters within a film of this type can feel more guaranteed than gravity in real life itself. Thus, there is a grandiose amount of catharsis, and stupidly loud baboon-like laughter, to be experienced with David Wain’s They Came Together, a mad man’s giddy concoction that is spirited by its bold, »

- Nick Allen

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Michael Showalter Reveals Details About Wet Hot American Summer Series

30 June 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Wain and Michael Showalter make a great team. Their respective approaches to comedy complement each other perfectly, creating projects that capture the hearts of the audience, and cling on – like stubborn limpets – until the end of time. One such project is Wet Hot American Summer. A box office disappointment on its release in 2001, it became something of a cult classic soon after, commanding strident loyalty among its fans. Those fans have longed to re-visit Camp Firewood, ever since they discovered the film, and their vociferous nagging was recently rewarded with the news that a prequel would be coming to Netflix.

Promoting his latest big screen collaboration with David WainThey Came TogetherMichael Showalter spoke to Crave Online, and addressed the status of a Wet Hot American Summer reunion:

“We’re talking about doing Wet Hot American Summer now as a Netflix series. So we have an outline, but »

- Sarah Myles

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Plot Details Revealed for ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Netflix Series

29 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Following in the footsteps of the cult favorite television series Arrested Development, which got a fourth season that debuted on Netflix last year, it was reported that the streaming service would be resurrecting David Wain and Michael Showalter’s cult film, Wet Hot American Summer. The 10-episode season will act as a prequel to the original movie and will be executive produced by Wain and Showalter, who are also planning to return as writers.

Wet Hot American Summer starred a laundry list of well-known comedy actors and actresses: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Molly Shannon, Bradley Cooper, and Christopher Meloni (just to name a few). Much of the original ...

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- Molly Freeman

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They Came Together | Review

27 June 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Come Undone: Wain’s Cliché Buster Episodically Funny

Every now and then, director David Wain delivers a great film with his certain brand of offbeat humor darkly shining, particularly with Role Models (2008) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001). At the very least, his less successful ventures feature standout performances from someone in his regular crew of comedic comrades (Michaela Watkins in Wanderlust, for instance). But arriving with the Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd headlined They Came Together (yeah, it’s supposed to mean that, too), finds Wain at his most strained since the episodically structured The Ten. Except, this film might have actually benefitted from a string of vignettes harpooning ridiculous rom-com tropes rather than the befuddling exercise at hand centered on two people that we’re watching solely as performers engaging in sketches rather than actual characters, utilizing a variety of broad comedic styles that feel lifted from the likes of The Naked Gun. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Michael Showalter Reveals 'Wet Hot American Summer' Netflix Series Plans

27 June 2014 6:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While doing press for his romantic comedy satire They Came Together, in theaters starting today, screenwriter Michael Showalter also shared details about his new Wet Hot American Summer TV series, which was announced last month.

While it doesn't seem that a deal with Netflix has been finalized, Michael Showalter revealed that he and co-writer David Wain have an outline written for the series, which may expand past one season, while confirming that they still plan on getting the entire original cast from the movie back together.

Michael Showalter first revealed that a full script hasn't been written yet, and that they would start crafting the story as just one season, with the potential to expand it down the road.

"We're talking about doing Wet Hot American Summer now as a Netflix series. So we have an outline but we don't have a script. I think we would start with one (season) and go from there, »

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Film Review: ‘They Came Together’ Sharply Skewers the Rom-Com

27 June 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If there is any genre of film that needs a good blasting, it is the romantic comedy. These silly fantasies practically seem like satires anyway, so when the comic genius of writer/director David Wain ponders them, and casts Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as the “couple,” the funny will fly.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Although making fun of the rom-com is like shooting fish in a barrel, Wain – with co-writer Michael Showalter – use all kind of firing weapons. The film is actually like the “Airplane” of rom-com satires, going so extreme and surreal that you will be as much freaking out as laughing, which is awesome. Rudd, Poehler, Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) are all at the top of their comic games, and they deliver the sometimes bizarre material to perfection. If you love or hate rom-coms, this movie is for you. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Chris Meloni talks 'They Came Together' and a 'Wet Hot' reunion, stars in exclusive clip

27 June 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

David Wain’s They Came Together is more than a rom-com parody—it’s also a camp reunion. The film, written by Wain and Michael Showalter, features Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, and Christopher Meloni—all of whom also starred in Showalter and Wain’s 2001 cult comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer. Naturally, filming the new movie felt a little like getting the band back together. “That was the strongest feeling for me,” Meloni tells EW. “I was walking around going, ‘What the hell took so long?’”

In the film, the man formerly known as Svu’s Det. »

- Hillary Busis

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Exclusive: Ed Helms has bad news for Amy Poehler in 'They Came Together'

19 June 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

You want funny people? They Came Together has funny people. This rom-com spoof from writer-director David Wain and cowriter Michael Showalter stars (deep breath) Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper, Jason Mantzoukas, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Ian Black, Kenan Thompson, Jack McBrayer, and Ken Marino, among others.

They Came Together debuts to select cinemas and on VOD, June 27. But you can check out an exclusive clip featuring Poehler and Helms (and, if you look carefully, Wain himself) below. »

- Clark Collis

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Michael Ian Black Confirms a Wet Hot American Summer Reunion (Sort Of!)

11 June 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Michael Ian Black teams up with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in the new feature They Came Together, a comedy that's being compared for many reasons to the '90s classic Wet Hot American Summer. We chatted about the film during Michael's recent visit to our New York studio, where he also regaled us with some hilarious stories about his new partnership with Klondike. On Allie: Alice + Olivia top, Boden skirt »

- Allie Merriam

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Michael Ian Black Confirms a Wet Hot American Summer Reunion (Sort Of!)

11 June 2014 3:27 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Michael Ian Black teams up with Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd in the new feature They Came Together, a comedy that's being compared for many reasons to the '90s classic Wet Hot American Summer. We chatted about the film during Michael's recent visit to our New York studio, where he also regaled us with some hilarious stories about his new partnership with Klondike. On Allie: Alice + Olivia top, Boden skirt »

- Allie Merriam

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'Turtle Power' doc trailer offers look at 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' history

11 June 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, dating back to its humble beginnings as a black-and-white independent comic self-published by franchise creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Of course, "Tmnt" became one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of the late '80s and the early '90s, and continues to endure today -- with an animated series on Nickelodeon, a new live-action film imminently arriving in theaters and plenty of toys on shelves. The upcoming documentary "Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" aims to tell the story of "Turtles," its fans and the property's place in history, and Cbr has the exclusive first look at both the film's trailer and box art. Work on "Turtle Power" first started in 2009, with the producers stating more than a "hundred hours of interviews from every corner of the turtle world" were conducted for the doc. »

- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources

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'Turtle Power' Trailer Traces the History of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

10 June 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Cbr has the first trailer and a look at the DVD art for Turtle Power: The Definitive History of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new documentary that tracks the non-stop rise of these four brothers from the sewer as they find fame in comic books, TV series, on the big screen and even in a live touring road show. Take a look as an iconic piece of pop culture is born, and will continue on this summer with Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have their entire history put on display in the new documentary Turtle Power. The film charts the iconic franchise's roots as a black and white comic book self-published by creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, following it through its meteoric rise as an animated TV series and a live-action movie saga, to »

- MovieWeb

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