You don’t got it, dude: Olsen twins out of “Fuller House”

Please let the only darkness ever to tinge the halo of the sickly-sweet sitcom Full House be that the baby of the cast refused to participate in its cash-cow reboot series. Well, that and all of Bob Saget’s standup career. The baby of the Full House family/cast was Michelle Tanner, played by twin girls Mary more »

Comic legend Anne Meara has died at 85

The Emmy and Tony nominated comedian Ann Meara died over the weekend at age 85. She was partner to Jerry Stiller and father to Ben Stiller. Of course, it is radically unfair that over a 61-year long career Meara be called merely a huge box-office star’s mom and great comic actor’s wife – see comedian Judy more »

Jay Baruchel is directing a sequel to “Goon”

Lovable Canadian comic Jay Baruchel will make his directorial debut with “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goon will be a sequel to the 2011 ice hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt, a hapless minor-leaguer who finds his team suddenly flooded with fresh(er) meat during a more »

What fresh hell is this? First trailer for TV’s Scream Queens

Fox could use some lightning in a bottle, and Scream Queens, the comedy/horror mash-up from Ryan Murphy, producer/creator of Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story could be the formula: a potent dose of classic Hollywood horror-movie star, provided by Jamie Lee Curtis, topped with the millennial star power combo deal of Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, more »

Ricky Gervais’ Office spinoff movie is happening

Ricky Gervais’ character of soul-tormenting, but in a casual way, David Brent will be the center of a new movie spun off from BBC’s The Office, which ran from 2001 and 2002. That is one long, lazy spin. Variety reports that Entertainment One and BBC Films will finance Ricky Gervais’ new comedy “Life on the more »

New Orange is the New Black season 3 trailer takes viewers back

What better way to get pumped for a whole new season of Orange is the New Black than with a pumped-up new trailer to remind you how much you miss the show and want new episodes? The trailer contains no spoilers and is sadly not Jason Biggs-free, though this season is; the trailer takes a more »

Homer is the reason ‘The Simpsons’ is renewed for two more seasons

It’s that time of year again, the era when networks break out the axe, TV fans wait anxiously, and true obsessives prep petitions in anticipation of their favorite show getting cancelled. Some deserve to die off. On the other hand, many enjoyable entertainments will fall, others won’t even be given the opportunity to prove their more »

The Absolutely Fabulous movie will begin filming this fall

Ab Fab creator and star Jennifer Saunders spilled the news on the British chat show Loose Women: The movie’s script is complete, and shooting will start in the fall. The UK Mirror painted the scene (imagine a British chat show – like an American talk show, but with accents) Ruth immediately asked Jennifer if there was more »

A female spinoff of “21 Jump Street” is on the way from Broad City writers

Never forget: the original 21 Jump Street, the TV series which ran from 1987 to 1991, was about a diverse police squad that posed as teenagers to make busts. It was not about two white dudes, one chubby, one hot. The squad famously contained then-delicious Johnny Depp (and later, the sultry-at-the-time Richard Grieco), but it more »

Meow: The Super Troopers Indiegogo campaign raised over $4 million

How you like ‘em meow? The comedy troupe Broken Lizard’s Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the second Super Troopers movie blew past its initial goal of $2 million, meow, to raise a total of $4.4 million from just over 50,000 contributors, according to Variety. Broken Lizard were creative with their offerings. Sold for $20,000, the chance more »

10 blooper reels to get you through Monday

Let me help you get through your Monday with 10 blooper reels. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry from laughing, and then you’ll be ready to work. Maybe.

MTV’s Punk’d is being revived on BET

Long may the hidden camera comedy prank show wave, and like a mighty wave must return to the shore, Punk’d must return to the airwaves, and to BET, a member of its original MTV family. The new version of Punk’d is one of seven new series for the network. Is it too early to start more »