• Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner’s ‘Difficult People’ goes to Hulu

    The Amy Poehler empire continues to expand. Poehler received a straight-to-series order from Hulu for the Billy Eichner-led comedy Difficult People. Difficult People comes from the Billy on the Street host and his head writer Julie Klausner. The two also star in the series as best friends and struggling comedians living in New York City who land in some awkward situations (sounds similar to another project from executive producer Poehler).

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    USA Network developing tons of comedies, Legally Blonde, Queer As Folks scribes in on the action

    USA joins TBS, FX and IFC as yet another network pouring money into developing original comedy series. After greenlighting its first original comedy series in over a decade — Sirens — the USA network announced a healthy slate of comedies currently in development. Its EMT sitcom and recently-debuted Playing House hope to make the cable channel a comedy destination. A pilot presentation has already been ordered for Amy Poehler-executive produced

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    Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner join forces for USA Network comedy series

    Amy Poehler hopes to make Fuse host Billy Eichner a sitcom star at the USA network. The Saturday Night Live alum has signed on to executive produce Difficult People, created by and starring Eichner. USA wants a pilot presentation from the show about two best friends and frustrated comedians in New York City who love pop culture and hate everyone else. The sassy comedian created the show with longtime friend Julie

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