• Ellen DeGeneres responds to Christian leader Larry Tomczak ‘gay agenda’ editorial (Video)

    In a Christian Post Op-Ed published on Jan. 8, panic-driven “cultural commentator” Larry Tomczak exclaims, “The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country, classrooms and culture are increasing,” before adding, “All of us need to take note and take action to guard those we love.” The piece, hilariously titled Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?, goes on to

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    Black-ish, Cristela performing well but canceling Selfie and Manhattan Love Story has ABC struggling to find a powerful comedy block

    After giving sitcoms Cristela and Black-ish full first season orders, ABC may have finally found some rhythm in its comedy department. ABC executives ordered an additional nine episodes of Cristela Alonzo’s family series Cristela on Monday. This is in addition to several other series extensions, including 11 new episodes for comedian and current Walmart pitchman Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish. The network also ordered two more episodes this season of sophomore series

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    Elizabeth Peña, Modern Family actress and trailblazing performer, dies at 55

    Elizabeth Peña, trailblazing comedy actress whose career spanned four decades, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 55. Recently seen on Modern Family, where she played Sofia Vergara’s character’s mother Pilar, Peña also starred on crime drama Matador (which airs on the newly launched network El Rey), and turned in a memorable performance as Mirage in 2004’s animated comedy action hit The Incredibles. No cause of death has

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    Sofia Vergara highest paid television star, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler close behind

    Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress for the third consecutive year. This, according to Forbes, who just released its annual lists of the highest paid television actors and actresses. What’s more compelling, however, is that Vergara is not just the highest paid female in television, but the highest paid television star overall. The Modern Family star banked $37 million from June 2013 to June 2014 while television’s highest

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    Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

    Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensemble prison series as a drama. But if you’ve watched both seasons, you’ll know it’s not like the show has gotten funnier. It’s

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    ‘Modern Family’ paying for all New York weddings today, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet make announcement (Video)

    Modern Family is ready to help New York City couples start their own family. NBC announced on Good Morning America that the Emmy Award-winning sitcom, which was recently renewed for a sixth season, will cover the cost of all marriage licenses and wedding ceremonies today at the New York City Clerk’s office (141 Worth Street, New York, NY). The generous gesture is in part to celebrate the on-screen engagement of

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    Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin will return to ABC, Modern Family renewed obviously

    An obvious piece of news in the melee of series pickups, cancellations and renewals: ABC’s Modern Family will return for a sixth season this fall. The critically-acclaimed comedy has been the centerpiece of ABC’s comedy lineup. It’s won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the past four years as well as multiple awards for its actors. It began the cash cow that is syndication last September on the

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    Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

    After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country’s funniest performers accept a “Lucy” on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the awards show “to honor all forms of comedy.” The ACA ran from 1987 to 2000 on ABC. Before being discontinued, a final edition was aired on Comedy

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    Here’s the Golden Globes comedy nominees, also American Hustle is a comedy apparently

    As the year comes to a close and a new one begins, the frenzy that is awards season is underway. There are a bounty of awards with various acronyms attached to their unique trophies. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards this week. The Golden Globes both piggyback off of the Emmys, which took place in September, and serve as a foreshadowing to

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    Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history last night when she won her fourth comedy award for Outstanding Lead Actress on Veep (it was her 14th nomination, which broke Lucille Ball’s record of 13 as lead actress). “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It’s a joyful way to make a living,” she said during her acceptance speech. She had her personal aide from the show, Tony Hale

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    In light of DOMA overturning, Modern Family considers gay marriage while TV Land show Soul Man goes for it

    Will America’s favorite gay couple finally get married? Possibly. With the Surpeme Court court’s decision to overturne Defense of Marriage Act (aka DOMA), Cam and Mitchell (Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson) may finally get the wedding they deserve. “It’s a real possibility,” said co-creator Christopher Lloyd to Entertainment Weekly. “It’s certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn’t have in prior seasons.” This isn’t the

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    Modern Family leads pack of Golden Globes comedy nominations, but many are close behind

    Regardless of who wins at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13, we’re already pleased the Hollywood Foreign Press chose Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (video below) to host event on NBC. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in the nominees, especially as they relate to comedy. With three total nods, ABC’s Modern Family leads the pack of comedy related Golden Globes nominations. The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Girls,

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    Modern Family star Ty Burrell developing his own family comedy for ABC

    He may play a bumbling dad on Modern Family, ABC’s flagship comedy, but Ty Burrell is no slouch in real life. The Emmy-winning actor just landed another ABC deal, which finds him and his younger brother Duncan developing a new family-centered comedy. The single-camera show is based on the brothers growing up in Oregon. Specifically, it would center on “two city families who buy the only store in a tiny

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    Modern Family’s Julie Bowen leads campaign to increase awareness of life threatening allergies

    On the heels of her Emmy win for best supporting actress in a comedy, not to mention the season premiere of her hit show last night, Modern Family star Julie Bowen has teamed up with pharmaceutical company Mylan to address the increasing number of severe allergy cases. The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative is geared toward children in grades one through 12 and will focus on educating those communities about

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