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  • 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Bill Hader to Develop HBO Comedy Series

    "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has inked a deal to develop a comedy series for HBO. Pact calls for Hader to write and star in a vehicle for the pay cabler, but there's no word yet on specifics. Hader logged eight years on NBC's "SNL," signing off...
  • Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes

    Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes
    Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • NBC Takes Ratings Victory Lap In Braggy Upfront Affair

    Here's something you haven't heard from NBC in a while: confidence. In an upfront presentation laced with bragodoccio, the Peacock touted its first-place ranking in the audience demographic most coveted by advertisers, people between the ages of 18 and...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees

    Emmy Awards 2014: Complete list of nominees
    Here is the complete list of Primetime Emmy Awards nominees: Drama series "Breaking Bad" (AMC) "Downton Abbey" (PBS) "Game of Thrones" (HBO) "House of Cards" (Netflix) "Mad Men" (AMC) "True Detective" (HBO) Comedy series "The Big Bang Theory"...
  • 2014 Emmy Awards: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fargo' Lead Nominations

    HBO again led the way in nominations for the 66th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, buoyed by the strong showing of new drama "True Detective" and the movie "The Normal Heart," as the voting again tilted heavily toward cable and new players such as Netflix....
  • How Hit Guest Stars Ended Up on TV's Top Shows

    Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines. Dawn...
  • Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen

    Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen
    Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom...