• Even Ron Burgundy is starting a podcast, but first picks Twitter fight with Don Lemon

    Ron Burgundy is coming back with his own podcast—and the fictional character popularized by Will Ferrell is already in a Twitter feud with CNN’s Don Lemon. There are conflicting reports if Ferrell will be reprising his role as the iconic Anchorman character on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. Episodes of The Ron Burgundy Podcast will be available starting in 2019. The new podcast was announced on Twitter through the show’s account

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    Adam McKay admits to Funny Or Die exit earlier this year

    Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay confirmed that he parted ways with the comedy video powerhouse earlier this year. The acclaimed writer, producer, and director will still remain an executive producer on series like Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show, I Love You, America and No Activity on CBS All Access. McKay founded the site in 2007 with his friends, comedian Will Ferrell and screenwriter and producer Chris Henchy. His recent involvement with

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    Will Ferrell: Down with fraternities and Greek life!

    Question: What do fraternity brothers love more than crushing aluminum cans on their foreheads and shoving pine cones up new pledges’ rectums? Answer: A very good guess would be Will Ferrell movies. After all, it’s hard to forget Ferrell’s hilariously sloppy, scene-stealing performance in 2003’s Old School, and even easier to understand why the Alpha Epsilon Whoevers might latch on to Ferrell as a sort of beer-bonging icon. Which is

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    R rated version of Anchorman 2 hits theaters for one week only

    I know it’s been way too long since we’ve written anything about Anchorman 2. Well, you’re in luck! By now, we’re sure that you’ve seen the long-awaited sequel a dozen times. You might have even bought the $33 super-ticket, bought your favorite newscaster’s favorite brand of scotch, or played the best game on the Internet.. Well now, for one week only, you can see the R-rated version that writer-director Adam

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    Will Ferrell’s production company starts division for female comedies, but does the label help or hurt?

    News surfaced today that Gary Sanchez Productions – that’s Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy – will establish a production division in charge of developing female-centic movies. The new arm of the wildly successful company will be lead by Jessica Elbaum, who’s been with the company for years. Ferrell and McKay had this to say about the move: “When Jessica came to us with this idea, we thought it

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    Will Ferrell inks a deal with NBC

    NBC continues to search for new long-term comedy solutions after the loss of 30 Rock Maybe Will Ferrell has the solution! The Peacock Network has ordered a comedy pilot from the comedy legend. The show, titled Mission Control, takes place in 1962 when a strong woman battles the ego of a macho astronaut in the midst of the space race. Think Anchorman, but at NASA. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Will Ferrell teams up with Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael

    Former Happy Endings star Casey Wilson and NTSF:SD:SUV’s June Diane Raphael will write a feature film for comedy giants Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will produce the project for Ferrell and McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. There’s been no word on plot details other than that it will be an original screenplay in which Wilson and Raphael would also star. The actresses have worked together on other scripts, such

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    It’s official: Kristen Wiig joins the cast of Anchorman sequel

    With 318 days left until the sequel of Anchorman hits big screens nationwide, Saturday Night Live alum and Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig has joined the cast of the most anticipated comedy flick of 2013. “Kristen Wiig is officially on board for Anchorman 2. Couldn’t be more excited,” the film’s producer Adam McKay announced on his Facebook page. Wiig joines the already-meaty cast, which includes all of the key players of

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    Anchorman 2 will hit theaters one year from today

    One year from this very day, Ron Burgundy will once again loom larger than life on big screens across the country. That’s right, folks. Paramount Pictures has a announced that Anchorman 2 has an official release date: Dec. 20, 2013. And all the key players of your favorite 1970s San Diego news crew — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner — are back to reprise their roles

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    Justin Theroux will direct, rewrite script for Will Ferrell and Steve Carell flick ‘Swear to God’

    Although it had been assumed Adam McKay would direct the flick he’s already producing, it turns out that actor, writer (and Jennifer Aniston’s boyfriend) Justin Theroux will assume directing duties for the Warner Bros comedy, Swear To God, starring Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell. The movie is about a self-centered hedge fund manager (Ferrell) who thinks he has seen God…and that’s all we know right now. Carrell could play a

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    Seemingly dead Eastbound & Down will return to HBO for a fourth season!

    Oh, hey. Remember all that talk months ago from Danny McBride about how he and Eastbound & Down co-creator Jody Hill wanted to go off and do other things instead of coming back to HBO for a fourth season? Well, forget you ever heard it. Eastbound & Down is coming back for a fourth season. The show, which follows the life of McBride’s washed-up former pro baseball player character Kenny

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    Rob Riggle may get his own comedy series on HBO

    Former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle is working on a project with HBO to produce and star in a comedy series, working with the team from The Other Guys. The as-of-yet untitled project, written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy and executive produced by Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, is set in a world of bond traders in the 1980s Wall Street. It centers on a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle)

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    Adam McKay may remake Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier’s 1974 comedy ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

    It looks like Adam McKay will be even busier in the coming year. After announcing that Anchorman 2 is a go — set for a 2014 release — The Other Guys director will possibly direct a remake to the 1974 comedy, Uptown Saturday Night. The original starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as a couple friends who visit a nightclub that gets robbed. It turns out that one of their

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    Will Ferrell may bring Funny Or Die series ‘Drunk History’ to Comedy Central

    Fill up your wine glasses, comedy fans– because the Funny or Die hit web series, Drunk History, may be coming to Comedy Central! The network has ordered a pilot for Drunk History Across America. The tipsy historical reenactment videos, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Jim Carey, Jen Kirkman and Zooey Deschanel, would likely transition to television easily, what with its core tradition of an inebriated narrator remembering historical events.

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    Anchorman 2 is happening and Apatow, Ferrell and McKay are all involved

    Despite a countless number of reports over the years — and one as late as March 2 of this year — stating that there would not be a sequel to 2004’s fan favorite Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, it seems Anchorman 2 is happening after all. Deadline just broke the news, reporting Judd Apatow will produce the flick and Adam McKay will direct as well as co-write the script

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