Sarah Jessica Parker is probably returning to HBO with a show called “Divorce”

Sarah Jessica Parker will quietly return to acting (she’s only been appearing on Glee lately as a Carrie-esque fairy godmother-type character) with a show called Divorce. Deadline reports that Divorce will be a half-hour comedy for HBO in which SJP is expected to star in and executive produce. Parker has recently been promoting her fashion more »

Sarah Silverman is working on an HBO pilot

HBO wants to keep winning with Sarah Silverman. After We Are Miracles, her intimate special for the not-TV network, won an Emmy for outstanding writing this year, Silverman will headline a comedy pilot for HBO. The as yet-untitled project (I hope for a series and not a one-off) was described to Deadline as “a comic more »

Shawn Kotzen’s bottom ten movies of 2014 (aka: “The Worst”)

If there’s three things I learned from watching movies in 2014 it’s gotta be this: When in doubt go with an Egyptian theme. Greek demigods are no longer viable options as superheroes. As much as it pains me to write this, there’s just no getting around it — horror movies can very rarely (if ever) more »

Reggie Watts is the new bandleader for CBS’ Late Late Show

What’s Comedy Bang! Bang!’s loss is the Late Late Show’s gain: Reggie Watts has been named its new bandleader. Of course, nothing says Watts can’t still drop in on CB!B! from time to time as a special guest, just like Andy Richter, Sarah Silverman, and Patton Oswalt do from time to time – be it more »

The 10 best Colbert Report moments

So, reminisce with me as I collect my ten favorite moments from The Colbert Report. We laughed, we cried, but mostly we cried from laughing so hard. You’ll be missed, Stephen! Good luck out there!

Margaret Cho will host a late night show about sex on TLC

No, Margaret Cho won’t be the first woman to host a late night talk show in the style of Carson and Letterman exactly – but it’s a great start. Variety reports that Cho will host a roundtable show about sex on TLC, with the perfect lead-in: the oh-so-wrong Sex Sent Me to the ER. Cho’s more »


‘The Best Show with Tom Scharpling’ will return Tuesday

When Tom Scharpling closed the doors on his long running, much loved radio show The Best Show of WFMU on December 17, 2013, Friends of Tom worldwide wondered how long they would have to steel themselves in order to wait for the show’s return. After 12 months of speculation, hoping, wishing, and planning, they have more »

Amy Schumer is hosting next year’s MTV Movie Awards

It’s a kind of vetting experience for comedians poised on the brink of stardom; an awful ritual they must complete, and come through the fire perhaps burned, but stronger and ready for what lies ahead after hosting the MTV Movie Awards. This is a long-winded way of getting around to saying that Amy Schumer, a more »

The upcoming season of “Girls” has a trailer

I don’t watch this show. I gave it a shot, but it’s not for me. Hence I am the perfect choice to write about the new trailer that was just released for season 4 (has it been on that long?) Remember all the bru-ha-ha about Lena Dunham? You know how these news cycles work. Please. more »

The SAG Award Nominees start the Awards Season “Wave”

Every awards season, we critics start communicating in a secret language that only we (and the various industry voters) can/will understand. We talk about screeners and screenings, “streamers” and other online options, and something we like to refer to as “the wave.” Similar to a sentiment expressed in Hunter S. Thompson’s classic book ‘Fear and more »

Colbert to host Obama on the “Stephen Colbert Presents: Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington, D.C. Ya Later, Legislator: Partisan Is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Colbert Victory Lap 0’14.”

As Stephen Colbert, the character, begins his exit from the stage, one can only imagine the conflicting emotions churning within. Loss for the very, very good Colbert Report, with sadness being the obvious emotion to attach, is in the mix. But right at the top, there has to be some downright joy at the very more »

Lauren Graham will star in a TV show about a female talk show host

It is apparently against most of the laws of physics to allow a woman to host a late-night talk show. How is it that that – a woman late-night talk show host – is the rarest occurrence in our popular culture? It boggles the mind. The federal government can shut down, a president can rule more »