The UK Office spinoff Life on the Road will open wide via U.S. release

Ricky Gervais said via a statement, “David Brent getting a big U.S. theatrical release? He can die happy now.” This is to say, The Hollywood Reporter says the Office spin-off movie Life on the Road will get wide release via Open Road, who bought the US rights to the project. Entertainment One snagged worldwide rights more »


Melissa Rivers accepts center square, is new host of Fashion Police

In what must be undoubtedly good news is also some tough stuff: Melissa Rivers will officially step into her mother’s shoes and become the new host of Fashion Police. If this comes of something as a shock to you, imagine how Melissa Rivers feels. New episodes with Melissa in the center square will start August 31, more »

Kaboom: Maria Bamford is getting a Netflix series called “Lady Dynamite”

In granting Maria Bamford an explosive new series, Netflix is making very, very good on their promise to deliver 20 new, original scripted shows for their channel. Maria Bamford will star in a 13-episode series loosely based on her life. This is very good for comedy, which is very good for everyone, except, maybe, for more »

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler will reunite in a movie called “The House”

Seems unlikely, given their combined prodigious on-screen appearances and shared membership of the NBC family, but Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler have not appeared in a project together since 2007’s ice skating comedy Blades of Glory. Leap away from that twinkling image for a moment and pivot towards the solid foundation of “The House”, an more »

DVD Review: The Nanny: The Complete Series

It was one of the biggest shows of the entire nineties, at least as far as CBS went. It took an Emmy, and won plenty of viewers in its time. It’s “The Nanny,” and those who want a look at the nineties in all their glory–alleged glory, anyway–will get an eyeful of it and then more »

Ferrell and Wiig transform into bloodied drama queens for parody Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption”

Get ready to forget every other mesmerizing performance you’ve seen by Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, as their turn in A Deadly Adoption is so good, so true, that it may cause amnesia. All you have to remember is that A Deadly Adoption premieres on Lifetime June 20th . A Deadly Adoption will undoubtedly be more »

We got one! Chris Hemsworth to play the Ghostbusters’ receptionist in Paul Feig’s all-female sequel

Hey – Chris Hemsworth’s eyes are up here, buddy. He’s smart, funny, and capable of a lot more than just wielding a mighty hammer, saving the world, and looking straight gorgeous. How about this: Hemsworth will recreate Annie Potts’ iconic role as the receptionist in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters sequel. You can scoff for a more »

New Orleans music royalty Jonathan Batiste will be the Colbert Late Show’s bandleader

Stephen Colbert has revealed that the leader of his Late Show band is New Orleans’ own Jonathan Batiste, who Colbert has formally dubbed his “official music friend.” While that is a wonderful honor for Colbert to bestow on anyone given how well Colbert himself can sing, Batiste of course has had a few accomplishments before more »

Nikki Glaser’s “Not Safe” is headed to Comedy Central

Look out gents, Comedy Central is bringing in another female comedian to kick your ass. The network has agreed to a deal with comic Nikki Glaser for a weekly series and a one hour stand-up special. The series will likely follow the Chappelle Show template that has become the network’s preferred format, mixing skits with more »

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 »