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6 items from 2011


Fox Buys Single Dad Comedy Produced By Chelsea Handler, Mary McCormack & Spike Feresten And Starring Comedian Josh Wolf

15 December 2011 6:07 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Fox has bought a single-camera comedy project starring comedian Josh Wolf, regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Wolf will co-write the show with Seinfeld alum Spike Feresten and Michael Morris (Brothers & Sisters), with Chelsea Handler and her friend, In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, who is married to Morris, executive producing. Also executive producing are Feresten and Handler’s producing partner at Borderline Amazing Tom Brunelle. Morris, Wolf and Brad Wollack will co-executive produce. The comedy, set up at 20th Century Fox TV, is based on Wolf’s early years as a single father of three and a full-time stand-up comic. Wolf is with Parallel Entertainment, Feresten  with 3 Arts, Handler, Brunelle & Wollack with CAA, and Morris & McCormack with Gersh. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Fox Picks Comedy From Producer Chelsea Handler

15 December 2011 12:51 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chelsea Handler, stand-up comic, best-selling author and host of the hit cable talk show Chelsea Lately continued to expand her one-woman, showbiz empire by selling a comedy pilot to Fox. Deadline reported today that Handler signed on to co-produce the pilot with actress and close friend Mary McCormack. McCormack’s husband, the writer Michael Morris and Spike Feresten signed on to co-write the pilot based on the life of Chelsea Lately co-star Josh Wolf and his life as a single dad of three kids and a stand-up comic. Handler continued to work on her NBC series Are You There, Chelsea? after a serious overhaul earlier in the year. »

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Fox Picks Comedy From Producer Chelsea Handler

15 December 2011 12:51 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chelsea Handler, stand-up comic, best-selling author and host of the hit cable talk show Chelsea Lately continued to expand her one-woman, showbiz empire by selling a comedy pilot to Fox. Deadline reported today that Handler signed on to co-produce the pilot with actress and close friend Mary McCormack. McCormack’s husband, the writer Michael Morris and Spike Feresten signed on to co-write the pilot based on the life of Chelsea Lately co-star Josh Wolf and his life as a single dad of three kids and a stand-up comic. Handler continued to work on her NBC series Are You There, Chelsea? after a serious overhaul earlier in the year. »

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Fox Picks Comedy From Producer Chelsea Handler

15 December 2011 12:51 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chelsea Handler, stand-up comic, best-selling author and host of the hit cable talk show Chelsea Lately continued to expand her one-woman, showbiz empire by selling a comedy pilot to Fox. Deadline reported today that Handler signed on to co-produce the pilot with actress and close friend Mary McCormack. McCormack’s husband, the writer Michael Morris and Spike Feresten signed on to co-write the pilot based on the life of Chelsea Lately co-star Josh Wolf and his life as a single dad of three kids and a stand-up comic. Handler continued to work on her NBC series Are You There, Chelsea? after a serious overhaul earlier in the year. »

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Not the Muppets: Jim Henson's Pop Culture Puppets

16 August 2011 8:28 AM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Henson Alternative, the "grownup" subsidiary of the Jim Henson Company, will team with reality TV producers Bunim/Murray to create History Of, an irreverent scripted series that will reenact trending pop culture events. (And, yes, I'm pretty sure I used "trending" correctly. I did, didn't I?)

Award-winning writer Chris Regan has signed to be the new show's executive producer and showrunner, and I think this is a good fit. As a former writer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Regan already has plenty of experience working with puppets. (Yock, yock, yock!)

But, seriously, folks. Regan has made a highly successful career of crafting trending jokes for Saturday Night Live and comedians such as Stewart, Spike Feresten, Frank Caliendo and that paragon of cutting-edge topical humor, George Lopez, who is currently trending since his talk show was canceled because of Conan O'Brien in the same way Conan's show was canceled because of Jay Leno… »

- Theron

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Pilot Castings: NBC's 'I Hate That I Love You' And ABC's 'Identity' Find Leads

11 March 2011 6:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Comedian Nick Thune has been cast as the male lead in NBC's comedy pilot I Hate That I Love You. The single-camera project, from writer/exec producer Jhoni Marchinko and 20th TV, is described as a twisty romantic comedy in which a straight couple, Brad (Thune) and Missy, introduce their lesbian roommates, Brad's Allie and Missy's Sarah (Anna Camp), to each other. Earlier this season, Thune was attached to another NBC comedy project, an ensemble show penned by Spike Feresten. Thune, repped by Wme and 3 Arts, has a Web series, Nick's Big Show. Colin O'Donoghue (The Rite) has landed the male lead in ABC's drama pilot Identity. The project, from ABC Studios, Mark Gordon Co. and writer John Glenn, is an action procedural based on a British format that centers on an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime. Irish-born O'Donoghue will play John Bloom, an intensely private, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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