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Fuse Preps U.S. Version of Fast-Paced British Celebrity Gameshow ‘Blink’ (Exclusive)

Fuse has ordered “Trivial Takedown,” a U.S. version of British pop culture gameshow “Blink” that the cable net promises will be “the fastest quiz on TV.”

The show pits two celebrity contestants against each other in a head-to-head competition to identify music and pop culture icons. The format comes from British producer and distributor Zig Zag, which did the Fuse deal and is making the U.S. version. Production is underway in L.A.

In Britain, two seasons of “Blink” have aired on free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4. Celebrities and social media influencers confirmed for Season 1 of “Trivial Takedown” include Flula Borg and Mamrie Hart, both of whom have deals with Lionsgate, Frankie Grande, GloZelle, Omarion, Brittany Furlan, Gina Brillon, and Chico Bean.

The U.S. show was ordered before Fuse inked a deal with Complex Networks that will include distributing Fuse-branded content on Complex Networks, but it will be part of that programming. TV
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Kevin James Producing CBS Sitcom Starring Comedian Gina Brillon

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Kevin James Producing CBS Sitcom Starring Comedian Gina Brillon
Kevin James is set to exec produce a comedy series at the network he calls home.

The “Kevin Can Wait” star is developing a series at CBS set to star comedian Gina Brillon, hailing from writer Adam Barr, a comedy vet from “Will & Grace” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

The show stars Brillon as Gina, who, when her seven-year relationship suddenly ends, moves from the Bronx to Manhattan to pursue her dreams. It is inspired by Brillon’s stand-up comedy.

James will serve as executive producer alongside Jeff Sussman, Judy Marmel, Chris Mazilli. The project hails from Sony Pictures Television. It also serves to deepen James’ relationship with CBS. After starring on “King of Queens” from 1998 to 2007, James returned to the network this year with a new multi-camera comedy, “Kevin Can Wait.”

Brillon — who has appeared as a guest in one episode of “Kevin Can Wait” — will serve as a producer, in
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Kevin James Producing CBS Comedy Project Starring Comedian Gina Brillon

Kevin James was a stand-up comedian with few credits when CBS made him a sitcom star with The King of Queens, following his guest stint on the network’s Everybody Loves Raymond. Now he is giving an opportunity to another comedian, Gina Brillon, who recently made a guest appearance on his new CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait. CBS is developing an untitled multi-camera comedy starring Brillon and executive produced by James. Sony Pictures TV, where James’ Hey Eddie Prods. has a fi…
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Erik Rivera Jokes That He Uses the ‘Latin Temper’ Stereotype to His Advantage on NuvoTV Special (Exclusive Video)

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Erik Rivera Jokes That He Uses the ‘Latin Temper’ Stereotype to His Advantage on NuvoTV Special (Exclusive Video)
Erik Rivera jokes about contentious topics in TheWrap's exclusive preview from his upcoming NuvoTV comedy special, “Erik Rivera: I'm No Expert.” The special premieres Saturday at 10 p.m. Et. The comedian, who previously appeared as a contestant on Season 8 of NBC's “Last Comic Standing,” references Latino stereotypes in his routine and even touches upon the hot-button issue of domestic violence and how it affects his own relationship. See video: Comedienne Gina Brillon Sheds Light on the Differences Between Dog and Cat People “My wife doesn't speak Spanish. So, what I do now when I'm losing arguments — I yell at her.
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Comedienne Gina Brillon Sheds Light on the Differences Between Dog and Cat People (Exclusive Video)

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Comedienne Gina Brillon Sheds Light on the Differences Between Dog and Cat People (Exclusive Video)
Gina Brillon knows her faults. The comedienne, who will be featured on her own comedy special called “Gabriel Iglesias Presents: Gina Brillon: Pacficially Speaking” on Saturday night on NuvoTV, acknowledges the selfish reasons she owns a dog. In this exclusive clip from Saturday's special (above), Brillon jumps into the classic dog vs cat debate. “We're so needy,” she bemoans of dog people like herself. “We're so needy, dog people. That's why we get a dog that goes crazy when we leave for eight seconds, you come back in, your dog thinks it's been forever. That's like the best feeling in.
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NBCU Announces 2012 Stand-Up for Diversity Winners

New York-based standup comics Gina Brillon and Jon Laster have each earned one-year talent holding deals with NBCUniversal as a result of its ninth annual Stand-Up for Diversity comedy showcase. The nationwide talent search gives “comics of diverse backgrounds who are serious about being funny” the opportunity to be considered for potential talent development deals, representation, and national exposure.Bronx-born Brillon is a comedian, actor, and writer who has been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and performs regularly at New York comedy clubs including Carolines on Broadway, the Laugh Factory, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live, and Gotham Comedy Club.Laster moved from his native Denver to New York City to start his comedy career. He has since appeared on three seasons of Bet’s “Best of Comic View” and currently hosts his own weekly comedy night in Brooklyn, where he also lives. “My goal is to
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