• Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards red carpet look: sweatsuit all the way! (Photo)

    Bill Cosby was honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards last night, as the ceremony was filmed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The ceremony will air May 8 at 9 pm ET on NBC. And while Cosby looked dapper as he accepted his award, he arrived on the red carpet looking casual– because, well, he’s Bill Cosby and he can do

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    Last Comic Standing strike, 15 editors walk out, demand union contract with health benefits and pension

    Last Comic Standing will make it’s triumphant return May 22 on NBC— unless, of course, an editors strike totally derails the network’s plans. Deadline.com is reporting that approximately 15 editors and assistant editors walked off the job today, part of a strike spearheaded by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700. “Hired by NBC Studios on a non-union basis, the editors are seeking a union contract that includes industry-standard health

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    Watch: NBC’s Last Comic Standing first preview features JB Smoove and comedians you should know

    NBC’s Last Comic Standing is slotted to return for its ninth season next month with new hosts, new judges and a new format. And the first teaser trailer  was just released! Executive producer Wanda Sykes has taken hold of the twice-cancelled stand-up comedy competition show. Comedian J.B. Smoove (pictured to the right) takes over hosting duties this summer when the show premieres on Thursday, May 22. The 40-second preview video

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    Tim Meadows and Nick Thune cast in NBC comedy pilots

    Several comedians have been cast in promising NBC comedy pilots. Nick Thune will play the male lead opposite Orange Is The New Black star Natasha Lyonne in the Amy Poehler-produced Old Soul. Thune will play the roommate and friend of Nadia (Lyonne), a former wild child who has a business caring for the elderly. Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has been cast in Marry Me, a single-camera comedy pilot

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    Jimmy Fallon kicks off Tonight Show with humility, sincerity and a few laughs (Video)

    Last night Jimmy Fallon made television history as he began his job as the sixth host of The Tonight Show. Decked in a gray suit and dark-blue tie, the former Late Night host took to the New York City studio’s stage and delivered an incredibly humble, sincere intro. He recognized the Tonight Show hosts that came before him, listing Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and

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    Will Mary-Louise Parker become NBC’s next comedy star?

    In their never-ending quest to score a comedy that gets more than 3 million viewers on the regular, NBC is aggressively courting former Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker. She’s close to signing on for Feed Me, a single-camera pilot on which she would star as Ellen, an accountant with OCD who makes life for her husband and two children a tad difficult. The show is described as a “comedic exploration of

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    NBC cancels Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Hayes shows

    NBC seems to be struggling in their continuous efforts to add another smash comedy to their line-up, where the critically-acclaimed Parks & Recreation seems to be the only real winner. The Peacock Network has now cancelled two of their freshmen comedies, The Michael J. Fox Show (starring Michael J. Fox as…a guy named Michael Henry) and Sean Saves the World. The Jane Lynch-hosted celebrity game show Hollywood Game Night will

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    Bill Cosby is returning to television with a new family comedy series

    It’s official. Bill Cosby, the iconic comedian who revolutionized the family sitcom with The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1994, is returning to television. Late last year he revealed he was working on multiple new projects. And one of those projects is happening at his former network, NBC. “The network has made a deal for a half-hour family comedy to star Cosby,” reports Deadline. “As he did in the ’80s,

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    Former Office star Craig Robinson lands his own series on NBC

    It seems the network who helped make Darryl Philbin one of the most entertaining supporting characters in modern television history, has a lot of faith in Craig Robinson, the real-life comedian who embodied the warehouse foreman of Dunder Mifflin. The former Office star will return to NBC to headline his own show called Mr. Robinson. It’s there that Robinson, an accomplished musician who often performs live with his band The

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    Watch Joel McHale and Jim Rash’s best moments on ‘Community’ (Video)

    Whether Jeff Winger wants to admit it or not, he and Dean Pelton have had a close relationship throughout their years at Greendale Community College. Jeff, of course, would like the relationship to be a bit more traditional and the Dean has never been satisfied with Jeff’s constant squeamishness. Regardless, for four seasons of Community, Joel McHale and Jim Rash have helped make the series the cult favorite it is.

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    With Dan Harmon’s return, Community season five trailer is as fun and weird as you’d expect (Video)

    Community, and its original executive producer Dan Harmon, returns to NBC on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8 pm ET with two back-to-back episodes. And it’s about time we get a look into what the fifth go-around looks like. Judging by the just released teaser, Harmon and his genre-bending brain is truly back. Instead of a straight-ahead video preview, we find the crew at Greendale embedded in the type of trailer

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    Eddie Izzard strikes a deal with NBC

    Eddie Izzard has struck a pact with NBC, which finds the iconic comedian in a one-year “holding deal.” This means he’ll get an ex executive producing credit if he’s cast as the lead in a series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. What’s interesting about the deal is that Izzard, although a seasoned stand-up comedian, can play dramas just as well. He co-starred with Minnie Driver in the severely underrated dark

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    NBC greenlights Tina Fey series starring former Office star Ellie Kemper

    When you’re Tina Fey, red tape doesn’t exist. And that’s why NBC has ordered her latest project — a single camera series co-created by her 30 Rock co-executive producer Robert Carlock — straight to series with 13 episodes. It might not have a title yet, but it has a star– the brilliant Ellie Kemper, who played lovable Dunder Mifflin receptionist on The Office for four years. The new series will

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    Parks and Recreation celebrates 100th episode with amazing cake (Photo)

    To celebrate the filming of its 100th episode, the cast of Parks and Recreation were gifted this amazing cake. True fans of the show, which stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott and more, will recognize the crazy confection as a piece of the Pawnee institution JJ’s diner. It’s where Leslie Knope (Poehler) scarfs down waffles and where a dish named Four Horse-Meals of

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    NBC finally gives ‘Community’ a premiere date for season five and ‘Parks and Rec’ gets odd scheduling change

    NBC today made two big decisions concerning its comedy programming. First, they canceled freshman series Welcome to the Family, which starred Mike O’Malley and Mary McCormack. And second, they finally chose a date to premiere the fifth season of Community. That date is Jan. 2. As you surely know, the upcoming season of the cult favorite finds show creator and original executive producer Dan Harmon back in the fold after

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