| Aug 1, 2014
Thirty-two years ago Charna Halpern approached Del Close with an offer. He was already a renowned director in the world of comedy, and working at Second City. She had just launched the ImprovOlympic and wanted him to teach a class.
"I heard about this...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Kate Micucci says it wasn't until she started getting dirty that her clever songs became hits.
And she probably wouldn't have gotten dirty, she says, if it wasn't for Riki Lindhome, her musical comedy partner, and one-half of her duo "Garfunkel and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:12 AM
When 17-year-old actress Claudia Lee landed a role on the 1991-set sitcom "Surviving Jack," she set out to discover what that neon-soaked, scrunchie-lovin' decade was all about. Born in 1996, Lee was 3 when partying like it was 1999 gave way to Y2K fears....
| May 24, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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Returning hosts Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ground Floor," which premieres Thursday on TBS, is a serviceable three-camera comedy from Bill Lawrence, who co-created "Cougar Town" and created "Scrubs," and Greg Malins, who has writing and producing credits on "Friends," "How I Met Your Mother" and...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The fifth season of "Community" begins Thursday on NBC, with the return of creator and show runner Dan Harmon, absent from his own show — he was fired — in Season 4. Writer-producer Chris McKenna has also returned; the pair shares credit for...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:40 PM
The long-awaited fifth season of "Community" officially returns to NBC's schedule on Jan. 2 with back-to-back episodes. The new season is also the return of the show's creator, Dan Harmon, to the writers' room. And to make it clear that he's back, the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When he was in his early 20s, Bill Lawrence landed his first staff writing job on ABC's "Billy." In the first days of his new sitcom gig, he would get hungry and would secretly take food, mostly cereal.
"Finally the executive producer came around and he...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:04 PM
This week brings the series premieres of "Ground Floor," "Alpha House" and "Almost Human" and the series finale of "Eastbound & Down." Also on the schedule are the return of "Parks and Recreation" after a short hiatus, the Season 4 premiere of "Raising...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:39 PM
TBS has greenlighted a police procedural spoof called "Tribeca" from Steve Carell and his wife, actress Nancy Carell.
The single-camera, half-hour comedy was developed by the Carells in conjunction with Steve's production company, Carousel Television....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Ground Floor" isn't a bad little sitcom, except for the fact that it takes a potentially provocative concept and handles it in the least challenging manner. Focusing on a workplace romance between an ambitious young investment banker and a gal who...