The return of The Comeback has a full trailer

Like balm to a chapped lip, apply this soothing new trailer for the long-awaited return of The Comeback and feel relief from boring TV shows this fall. Know that, over time, even greater relief will be experienced, as new, full episodes of The Comeback starring Lisa Kudrow begin very soon – November 9th, right after more »

DVD Review: Blandings Series 2

It’s funny how British literature can produce not only some of the more exciting mysteries out there, but also some of the most laugh-inducing comedies as well. The British sense of humor gets a chance to strut its metaphorical stuff with the release of “Blandings Series 2,” a copy of which our friends out at more »

NBC will reboot its stalled IT Crowd remake

They turned it off and on again: Deadline reports that NBC has committed to make a US version of the UK hit show The IT Crowd, with a pilot commitment and seasoned (but busy) producer Bill Lawrence at the helm. With Community moved over to Yahoo! now, maybe there’s a nerd’s fighting chance for an more »

Fear not, Friends of Tom: The Best Show is officially returning

Nearly a year after Tom Scharpling first announced that he would be ending his long-running, widely loved WFMU radio show “the Best Show on WFMU,” Scharpling took to Twitter to announce that the late, lamented radio show would return to the airwaves this November (or thereabouts.) In a three part announcement that took place just more »

ABC wants ‘Uncle Buck’ back on the small screen

When he passed away suddenly in 2009, John Hughes left behind a legacy that literally redefined the teen comedy. An ’80s staple, he only directed eight films (while scripting dozens more), and yet every one of those movies remains a masterwork of their era…all except the last two, that is. ‘Curly Sue’ is kind of more »

It will seem like forever before the “Bored to Death” movie comes out

Consummate stoner, author, and competitive spirit Jonathan Ames is, reportedly, writing a Bored to Death movie. But do not hold your breath or even get excited about it now, comedy fan, it’s too far away and Ames has another project coming up first. Before the sure-to-be-delightful Bored to Death movie becomes a thing, Ames will more »

There’s a wacky new “Horrible Bosses 2″ trailer

In these pre-”Hunger Games” days of our existence, the movie “Horrible Bosses” is still regarded as a dark comedy, not a blueprint or documentary. Yet.  “Horrible Bosses”  was done with barely enough of a straight face that it seemed at least partially true, and that rings true for its sequel, “Horrible Bosses 2.” In this post-Obamacare world, perhaps more »

Get the popcorn: A Real Genius TV remake is on the way

The sartorial 80s comedy/best Val Kilmer movie ever, “Real Genius,” is being remade for television. Nerds and fans alike cannot wait. “Real Genius” was directed by Martha Coolidge and has grossed over $12 million bucks. Its most memorable moment may be when students gang up against an unfair professor and turn his home into a giant more »

Sarah Silverman will adapt her memoir, “The Bedwetter,” into a Broadway musical

Sarah Silverman may mention her cans more than her singing voice, but did you know – she can really sing! Maybe you caught her lilting, Spanish-guitar influenced original number about what she thinks people who call themselves “divas” really are; perhaps you’re a fan of her classic, “The Porn Song.” Either way, if you’re even more »

DVD Review: Deadbeat Season One

Sure, we’ve seen series before where people try to help ghosts out of the various jams said specters find themselves in before being able to “cross over” or “go into the light,” but what happens when the people doing the helping would kind of rather not? That’s what we’ll get here with “Deadbeat: Season One,” more »

The voice of Grumpy Cat will be perfectly articulated by Aubrey Plaza

First the news broke regarding who turned down the chance to bring to life the voice of Grumpy Cat: Jane Lynch said laid down Granny Law and said “no” to voicing the blue-eyed and downturned-pink-lipped meme machine. Jane Lynch probably thought she’s iconic enough without that credit on her resume – or perhaps she’s wisely more »

NBC dares tread on sacred ground with a ‘Problem Child’ TV reboot

It borders on the blasphemous. How dare any network, let alone the former place of the peacock, NBC, defile something as magnificent as the Michael Oliver epics ‘Problem Child’ and ‘Problem Child 2?’ We’re serious here. How The Criterion Collection has avoided presenting these two classics in the pristine, Special Edition, filled with features packages more »