• Report: Big Bang Theory actors want $1 million an episode

    Big Bang Theory, last year’s highest-rated scripted television show, will enter its seventh season next week. It also enters a long eight months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to renew contracts smoothly and quietly before next year. Chuck Lorre’s comedy will need to renew license fees as its contract expires at the end of this season. Similarly, the three leads, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco (Leonard, Sheldon, and Penny, respectively)

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    Amber Tamblyn will play lesbian daughter on Two And a Half Men

    In a surprisingly intelligent move, CBS has snagged Amber Tamblyn to star as the long-lost lesbian daughter of Charlie Sheen’s now absent character on Two And A Half Men. When it was leaked that Angus T. Jones would no longer be a major player in the show and that a young lesbian character would help fill the gap, I assumed that showrunner Chuck Lorre would sign up some traditionally hot

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    Jim Gaffigan’s television show might still happen at CBS

    The television gods are working in our favor. CBS is resurrecting Jim Gaffigan’s series, which they passed over this past pilot season. Now, according to reports, the network is redeveloping the show for the 2014-2015 season. The semi-autobiographical single camera comedy will focus on Gaffigan raising his five kids with his wife in New York. It is unclear if any of the original cast, besides Gaffigan, will return for the

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    Two And A Half Men adding long lost daughter character, but who will play the part?

    Two and a Half Men, that show that is in fact still on, is replacing their “half.” With Angus T. Jones no longer appearing as a series regular (perhaps due to his comments about the show being “filth”), Men is adding a new character, the long lost daughter of Charlie Harper (once played by Sheen). The part has yet to be cast, which leaves us wondering whether they’ll go for

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    You should watch Tommy Johnagin’s set from Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

    Last night on Late Show with David Letterman, Tommy Johnagin slung some pristinely written, deftly executed jokes about his new life as a father and his mother’s inability to grasp the concept of iTunes. Check it out below! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

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    New CBS comedy lineup revealed: Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Will Arnett (Updated + videos)

    We’ve already seen the new fall comedy lineups from NBC, Fox and ABC, and today CBS – the network with the traditionally highest comedy ratings – revealed theirs, including four new sitcom offerings which star the likes of Anna Faris, Will Arnett and Robin Williams. Let’s get to it! On Mondays at 8 pm this fall, How I Met Your Mother will begin its ninth and final season and will

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    David Letterman confronts Lindsay Lohan about rehab and the results are excellent (Video)

    One of the many things I love about David Letterman is his ability to conduct honest interviews with so-called stars—and by “honest,” I mean he really doesn’t give a shit if a celebrity ever returns to his show. Allow me to submit this clip from last night’s Late Show, wherein he confronts Lindsay Lohan about her upcoming court-ordered rehab stint. While Lohan squirms a bit when he brings it up

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    Bill Cosby spends 13 minutes on Late Show with David Letterman (Video)

    Last night comedy legend Bill Cosby dropped by Late Show with David Letterman for a full 13 minutes. The expert storyteller doesn’t exactly have a “tight five,” and that’s why we love him. Check out the full appearance below, which includes some sketch-like work with bandleader Paul Shaffer! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips

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    Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones calls show ‘filth’ and says he wants out (Video)

    “Choose you, this day, who you will follow.” That’s one of the ominous demands Angus T. Jones, longtime co-star of Two and a Half Men asks viewers in a nearly 15-minute video, wherein he all but announces he’s done with the hugely popular show, due, in part, to his religious beliefs. “It’s bad news,” he says about the show on which he’s played Jake Harper since 2003. “I don’t know

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    Big Bang Theory cast flashmobs studio audience with Carly Rae Jepson’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ (Video)

    Although it went down last month, Big Bang Theory co-star Kaley Cuoco just posted the video of cast and crew of the hit show breaking out into a flashmob during the taping of an episode. As you’ll see, even producer Chuck Lorre was caught off guard. Check it out below! “Yes, my dream to have a live, full out, dance routine for the world to see, has finally happened… I

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    Jim Gaffigan lands a deal with CBS to star in autobiographical comedy series

    As if Jim Gaffigan’s year could get any better – he successfully self-released a new album and stand-up special (Mr. Universe), he welcomed a new baby to his ever-growing family and is selling out theaters across the country – the prolific comedian just snagged a deal with CBS to write and star in his own series. The single-camera, as-of-yet-untitled show is will center around a man and his wife who

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    Jimmy Kimmel set to square off against Jay Leno and David Letterman

    As the only network that’s seen an increase in late night talk show viewership this year, ABC has, for good reason, a lot of confidence in Jimmy Kimmel. So much, in fact, they’re repositioning Jimmy Kimmel Live in their schedule so that it faces off directly against the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. Starting Jan. 8, JKL will leave its current

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    Arsenio Hall will return to late night television with his own show

    After almost 20 years, comedian and television personality Arsenio Hall is returning to late night television. The 56-year-old is on board with CBS TV Distribution to host a new late talk night show, which will begin airing in the fall of 2013. The show will be broadcast to at least 85 percent of American households. Arsenio is, of course, no rookie to late night. The immensely popular, two-time Emmy winning

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    Former ‘Community’ showrunner Dan Harmon inks deal with CBS

    Although Dan Harmon’s firing from NBC’s Community was a real shit show, Harmon’s got two script deals under his belt now– a previously announced deal with Fox and now a new one with CBS. There’s not much solidified in terms of what either scripts are going to be about but networks have been after Harmon and his ability to cultivate cult-like audiences (Community, The Sarah Silverman Program) since NBC freed

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    ‘I Love Lucy’ star Doris Singleton dies at 92

    We’re sad to report that I Love Lucy actress Doris Singleton has passed away at 92 as a result of cancer and complications thereof. Singleton portrayed Caroline Appleby in the groundbreaking, iconic series that ran on CBS from 1951 to 1957. The character (oddly changed from Lillian to Caroline), which Singleton described as somewhat of a nemesis to Lucy, appeared in only 10 episodes, but in real life, the actress

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