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"Whitney" alum Chris D'Elia had a very, very special guest during a recent comedy gig at Los Angeles' The Laugh Factory. While on stage, he called up Justin Bieber from the audience simply to tear apart his "ridiculous" outfit.
It's pretty clear from the playful nature of this mini-roast that D'Elia and Bieber are friendly, but it's still a refreshing bit to watch. Just like Zach Galifianakis' "Between Two Ferns" interview, it's nice to see someone else say what we've all been thinking.
Here D'Elia makes fun of Bieber's harem pants, leather tank top, "swag" knee pads and jersey with no name on it. Bieber takes it all in stride as D'Elia comments that the pop star's pants are so baggy in the crotch area that "hey, you don't even know where my d*** is. ... My d*** could be inside you."
The money moment in the roast, »
Justin Bieber bragged that he f**ks "bitches" in a desperate attempt to save face after he got ripped to shreds during a comedy show in L.A. -- and TMZ obtained footage of the entire awesome display. Biebs made a surprise appearance at the Laugh Factory on Friday -- during comedian Chris D'Elia's set -- and the ex-"Whitney" star Roasted Justin for his ridiculous fashion choices. Douchey genie pants and leather tank top, »
- TMZ Staff
This week in our favorite celebrity tweets, James Van Der Beek shared what everyone was thinking during Justin Timberlake's performance. Also, Elizabeth Banks expressed why salads just don't cut it, Damon Wayans Jr. opened up about his latest feud, and Sarah Silverman gave us some news we just didn't need to hear. Check out all that and more in this week's roundup of the most hilarious celebrity tweets! We're starting to think Justin Timberlake might be a sorcerer. Things I learned watching the #VMAs2013: @jtimberlake is in much better shape than I am. — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) August 26, 2013 Welcome to all of our diet struggles (see also: cheese fries). I just ate a wonderful salad for dinner and ... I'm freaking starving. Dammit! — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) August 29, 2013 Well, "fun" is definitely one word for it! Thanks, Sarah Silverman. Here's a fun fact. We are all 100% definitely going to die. »
- Ryan Roschke
Sarah Silverman, Tom Papa, Chris D'Elia and Yakov Smirnoff are among the comics set for a show to benefit Make A Film Foundation's Vidz-4-Kidz program. The Comedy Con charity night will be held at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. The Make A Film Foundation is a non-profit organization that teams children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions with noted entertainment industry professionals who help them create short film legacies. Also read: Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari: 25 Comedians You Must Follow on Twitter Among »
- Todd Cunningham
More and more celebrities are using Twitter as a platform for their quips. In this week's edition of the funniest celebrity tweets, Anna Kendrick tells us about her texting close call, Michael Ian Black has a strange request for the person who stole his computer, and Mindy Kaling gives props to a fellow comedic actor. Check out all that more in another side-splitting week on Twitter. This is almost as euphoric as waking up and not finding an empty pizza box in your bed! Ultimate euphoria: waking up and realizing you Didn't send that text. — Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 22, 2013 Maybe they were all crying on the inside because they were so jealous? today i brought a brown bag lunch from home to my photo shoot & all the fashion people laughed at me. how was your day? — Jenny Wade (@jenny_wade) August 20, 2013 Am I the only one feeling a really strong »
- Ryan Roschke
Lena Dunham believes in the divine power of Oprah, and Rob Delaney thinks "fantasy" football involves a hug from Tom Brady. This week, some of Hollywood's most hilarious men and women had us cracking up thanks to funny tweets about Miss Winfrey, selfies, Seinfeld, and the awkward woes of jumpsuits. As you ease into the weekend, have a laugh with some of the most Lol-worthy tweets from witty stars. Rob Delaney seems to have confused the "fantasy" in fantasy football. my fantasy football thingie is tom brady hugging me in a barn what is fantasy football — rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 13, 2013 Real talk from Kelly Oxford. Fact: We were all ugly in the 90's. — kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) August 12, 2013 The power of Oprah isn't lost on Lena Dunham. Oprah could get me to confess to a murder I hadn't committed. She could get me devote my life to sustainable agriculture. She is »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Flock of Dudes, a comedy about a guy breaking up with his group of friends in order to finally mature into a not-so-dudeish man, has added comedians Marc Maron and Jeff Ross as well as New Girl's Hannah Simone. The directorial debut from Bob Castrone will also feature Hilary Duff, Ray Liotta, Hannibal Buress, Kumail Nanjiani, and Skylar Astin of Pitch Perfect. The dude-escaper will be played by Whitney's Chris D'Elia. »
- Zach Dionne
Dave Chappelle is heading on tour once again, and he's got a solid group of comedians to go with him. He will co-headline the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival with the Flight of the Conchords as they travel around to 13 cities over five weekends this summer.
In addition to those exciting comedians, the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festivalwill include people such as Al Madrigal, Brody Steven, Chris D'Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney and Kristen Schaal. Local comedians will be brought in to perform at the various locations.
The comedy festival will begin in Austin on Aug. 23 and conclude in Phoenix on Sept. 22. The event will have two stages, as well as "street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks, food vendors and other attractions," Variety reports. Tickets go on sale on June 21. »
A pair of new NBC comedies are in recasting mode, with a well-known actress looking to take over one of the vacated parts.
The network wants Jenna Elfman -- who starred on NBC's "1600 Penn" this season -- to take a lead role in "The Family Guide," according to TVLine. She would replace Parker Posey, who left the show after filming the pilot. NBC will also recast two parts on "Undateable," which like "The Family Guide" is set for a midseason debut.
"The Family Guide" is about a boy (Eli Baker) and his relationship with recently divorced parents (J.K. Simmons plays his father), and how the family ultimately becomes closer after the divorce. DJ Nash, who previously worked with Elfman on "Accidentally on Purpose," created the show.
It's out with the old and in with the new when it comes to NBC comedy next season. The network renewed only two comedies this year -- "Parks and Recreation," which will be back in the fall with a full season, and "Community," which returns for another 13 episode arc at some point Tbd.
Here's a rundown of the six new comedies NBC presented to advertisers today (May 13) at its 2013 upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York City:
"The Michael J. Fox Show" (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. Et)
One of the most anticipated fall comedies on any network, "The Michael J. Fox Show" brings Emmy-winning TV comedy legend Fox back to television as a stay-at-home dad who »
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
And in a surprise move, the network is bringing back "Community" for a fifth season. This quirky college comedy has struggled in the ratings but enjoys a devoted cult following.
The Lawrence-produced comedy, "Undateable," stars Chris D'Elia (from the just-canceled NBC sitcom "Whitney") as a ladies' man who wants to help a circle of friends who are not so successful with romance.
Other new series include "Welcome to the Family," a comedy starring Mike O'Malley »
Episodes: 38 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 22, 2011 -- March 27, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This multi-camera revolves around Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia), a happily unmarried couple. She's a smart, free-thinking photographer and the product of a divorced home. He's an easygoing, smart guy who sold his Internet company. They've been together for three years but the pair are in no rush to tie the knot, a set-up that gets a mixed response from their friends.
Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) is a romantic idealist who loves being in love and unapologetically wants to get married to her "perfect man," Neal (Maulik Pancholy). He's a real modern day Renaissance man -- a sensitive and »
It's official: NBC has picked up Chicago Pd, the spinoff whose characters will be introduced on this month's season finale of Chicago Fire.
The new drama will be produced by Dick Wolf and focus on the city's Intelligence Unit, which investigates Chicago's most serious crimes.
Among other NBC orders for the 2013-2014 schedule, which will be presented on Monday:
Ironside will star Blair Underwood as a brilliant, wheelchair-bound police detective. Blair Underwood now plays the role, with Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, Brent Sexton and Kenneth Choi as part of the ensemble. Michael Caleo ("Rescue Me") updated the brand. Undateable is from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and will feature Chris D'Elia and Brent Morin) as mismatched roommates. »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
NBC is rounding out its pilot orders today before the official upfront on Monday. The network has picked up the Blair Underwood-led Ironside, a revival of the '60s cop show, and ordered Chicago Pd, a spinoff of Chicago Fire, thus proving Dick Wolf still has some juju at NBC. On the comedy side, now that Whitney's been canceled, Chris D'Elia is freed up to do Undateable, where he plays a suave dude who finds himself coaching an ensemble of dweebs in the ways of love. In bummer news, Go On will not, in fact, be going on. The Matthew Perry-led comedy about a grief support group — which some of us really liked — has been canceled. Wompwomp. »
- Margaret Lyons
Update 2:15 p.m. Et: NBC has also ordered a spinoff of its freshman series "Chicago Fire" called "Chicago P.D." The new show will focus on uniformed officers and detectives in a Chicago precinct and star Jon Seda and Jason Beghe, both of whom have appeared in several "Chicago Fire" episodes this season.
NBC is not done picking up new series for next season. The network has added another drama and comedy to the six new shows it had previously ordered.
The latest drama pickup is "Ironside," a remake of the 1960s-70s series about a detective who is paralyzed on the job but continues working. It stars Blair Underwood ("The Event," "In Treatment") in the title role. (Raymond Burr starred in the original.)
The remake also stars Brent Sexton ("The Killing"), Spencer Grammer ("Greek"), Kenneth Choi ("Sons of Anarchy") and Neal Bledsoe ("Smash"). Michael Caleo ("Rescue Me," "The Sopranos") is the creator. »
The reboot centers on Underwood as Robert T. Ironside (originated by Raymond Burr), a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting. In addition to Underwood, NBC's "Ironside" remake stars Spencer Grammer ("Greek"), Brent Sexton ("The Killing"), Pablo Schreiber ("Lights Out"), Neal Bledsoe and Kenneth Choi. Michael Caleo of "The Sopranos" wrote and executive produced the "Ironside" pilot for NBC.
The network also picked up "Undateable," from "Cougar Town" creator Bill Lawrence. "Undateable" stars Chris D'Elia (who is now free after NBC canceled "Whitney" on Thursday) as "confident slacker" Danny Beeman who takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate. Since Danny sees himself as "the ultimate player," he decides to help Justin's group of "romantically challenged" friends.
In addition, NBC ordered the "Chicago Fire" spinoff, »
- Jaimie Etkin
Last year, Whitney started out strong in the ratings but the numbers declined over the season and it could have been cancelled. Will the show survive to see a third season? We'll have to wait and see.
The second season of Whitney typically airs on Wednesday nights on the NBC network and there are 13 episodes. The cast includes Whitney Cummings, Chris D'Elia, Dan O'Brien, Rhea Seehorn, Tone Bell, and Zoe Lister-Jones.
Below are the TV show's ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Whitney is going to be cancelled or renewed for a third season.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Update: Whitney has been cancelled after two seasons and 38 episodes.
Final season averages: 1.2 »
The peacock network has lowered the axe on another sitcom. Whitney has been cancelled after two seasons on the air.
The show was a marginal performer last season but was given a second chance anyway. The ratings didn't get any better in season two and actually saw a significant drop -- from a 1.9 in the demo to a 1.2 rating. Total viewership for the second season averaged just 2.65 million viewers.
Whitney stars Whitney Cummings (as a fictional version of herself) and Chris D'Elia as a couple who remain committed to each other but don't want to get married. Other castmembers include Rhea Seehorn, Zoe Lister-Jones, Dan O'Brien, and Tone Bell.
The defacto series finale of Whitney aired on March 27th.
What do you think? Did you like Whitney? Are you sorry that there won't be a »
"Whitney" has been canceled by NBC after just two seasons, according to Deadline.
The network's decision to cancel "Whitney" doesn't come as surprise after ratings dipped to less than 3 million viewers.
The sitcom, created by and starrting comedian and "Chelsea Lately" roundtable regular Whitney Cummings, drew almost 7 million viewers when it first premiered in September 2011, but ratings quickly dipped, hovering around 4 million viewers a week for its first season.
That was enough to save "Whitney" from cancellation after Season 1, but after a showrunner change, a cast departure and a scheduled move to Friday nights, it seemed like NBC was losing hope in the show.
The network eventually removed "Whitney" from the fall schedule altogether, instead saving it to plug any sitcom holes left by possible freshman failures. "Whitney" ended up pinch-hitting on Wednesday nights after "Animal Practice" was axed, but the second season never quite found its footing, ending its »
- Maggie Furlong
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