Tina Fey Sold Not One, but TWO Sitcoms This Week

Fans pining for the comedy stylings of Tina Fey were delighted this week to hear that Fey would be returning (probably not as an actor) to TV with a Cheers-like comedy set on Fire Island. That, as it turns out, is just Part One of the good news. Part Deux is that there’s a second Tina Fey project coming down the chute, … » 8/18/13 1:00pm 8/18/13 1:00pm

Nasim Pedrad Exits SNL to Play Lady Lead in John Mulaney's Sitcom Pilot

Nasim Pedrad is leaving SNL to play the female lead on John Mulaney's unnamed autobiographical NBC comedy pilot. She'll join Mulaney, Martin Short, and Elliott Gould, to play Jane, a "sweet, intelligent and lazy grade school teacher who doesn't love her job and wants to make changes but she's addicted to… » 4/03/13 1:20pm 4/03/13 1:20pm

The Shit My Dad Says Guy Gets Another Sitcom, But Where Are All the…

Justin Halpern is a lucky guy. His "Shit My Dad Says" Twitter scored him a sitcom deal about three months after he began the account. Unfortunately, after airing 18 episodes*, CBS pulled the plug and the show died a quick death. But don't cry for Halpern; he's already written a book called I Suck at Girls (ugh) that was… » 1/25/13 5:45pm 1/25/13 5:45pm

Awkward Black Girl Coming to Network TV (Sorta!)

She's been churning out episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, and this afternoon, Shonda Rhimes tweeted, "Shondaland has been busy!" Because her production company just sold a comedy to ABC called I Hate La Dudes, from writer Issa Rae, whom you all know from The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl!!!… » 10/01/12 5:00pm 10/01/12 5:00pm

What Ever Happened To The Black Television Sitcom?

One of my favorite sitcoms of all time is "A Different World," the "Cosby Show" spin-off series that followed the lives of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college located in Virginia. Though the series had a slow first season, "A Different World" ultimately managed to captivate audiences and was… » 5/26/11 6:05pm 5/26/11 6:05pm