• Apple TV Plus: Will comedy get a big cut of the $1 billion pie?

    Apple TV Plus is now official! Apple already has plans to spend a reported $1 billion in original content from Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Carell, James Corden, and other celebrities. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new streaming content service at the company’s It’s Show Time keynote address on Monday. The company does not seem like it will ease slowly into the streaming game. Apple TV Plus will launch this fall. While $1

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    7 Super Bowl commercial cameos you might have missed

    Super Bowl commercials are a big draw for those who would otherwise binge Game of Thrones during the game. Enlisting an A-List celebrity is one way to create buzz for your product. Several prominent comedians appeared in this year’s Super Bowl commercials adding some humor to the lackluster evening. Didn’t catch them? Laughspin is breaking down which funny people appeared during the most watched ads of the year quicker than you

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    Steve Carell launching Space Force series at Netflix

    Steve Carell is joining Space Force—kind of. Netflix dropped a teaser for a new series co-created by and starring the Office star. Greg Daniels, who developed The Office for American television, joins Carell in creating the new show about the space organization tasked to “defend satellites” and perform “other space-related tasks.” Space Force, which is reportedly inspired by President Donald Trump’s proposed 6th Major Division of the U.S. Armed Forces,

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Steve Carell teases Office reunion on SNL (Videos)

    Steve Carell returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time last night. The Office star hosted back in 2005 and again in 2008, but that was over 10 years ago. Was he ready to jump back in? He has grey hair and does serious movies now, leading some to wonder: Can Steve Carell still be funny? Of course he can! But how did the show go overall? We

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    Steve Carell shows off acting chops in SNL promo (Video)

    Steve Carell recently poked fun at his plunge into dramatic acting in the new Saturday Night Live promo video and addressed concerns that some of his comedy fans might worry they’ve forever lost the Office star to the dramatic arts. In the promo, SNL’s Aidy Bryant and Chris Redd ask Carell if he’s still capable of comedy. “You’re kind of, like, a serious actor now,” Bryant tells Carell. “Are you

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    Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and other funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    Steve Carell returns to TV…Apple TV

    Nearly a decade after retiring his beloved Michael Scott character from NBC’s The Office, Steve Carell is returning to television. The Golden Globe winner is back, this time courtesy of Apple. He’ll star opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in a currently untitled drama that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the competitive landscape of morning television. Carell joins the series inspired by CNN anchor Brian Stelter’s book Top of the

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    Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More

    In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky audience member’s glimpse of Paul Rudd’s, um, own member. (Almost sounds like one star too many…?) Hosted by our favorite soon-to-be-ex-fake newsman,

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    Steve Carell, Jon Stewart chat Foxcatcher, parenting on Daily Show (Video)

    Steve Carell is receiving a lot of praise for his role as paranoid-schizophrenic Olympic wrestling coach John du Pont in Foxcatcher. Comedy Central fake news host Jon Stewart is another on the long list of people declaring the former Daily Show correspondent “truly remarkable”. Carell, who is known for his upbeat comedic roles in 40-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman, explores a darker dramatic character in du Pont, who coached the infamous

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    Steve Carell, Channing Tatum deadly serious in Foxcatcher trailer (Video)

    For me there are few things better in film than watching a comedian do drama. Say what you will about Adam Sandler’s recent output, you can’t deny how great Punch-Drunk Love was in 2002 or what a solid performance Seth Rogen gave opposite of Michelle Williams in 2011’s Take This Waltz. And that’s why, after viewing the latest trailer for Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, I’m incredibly excited for its Nov.

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    Watch Rashida Jones in TBS comedy ‘Angie Tribeca’ from Steve Carell

    As TBS got ready to start its upfront presentation on Wednesday, the network released the trailer for the Rashida Jones-led comedy Angie Tribeca. TBS gave the cop comedy a series order last week for 10 episodes. Angie Tribeca is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell about a group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Jones plays the lead role

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    TBS greenlights Steve Carell’s police comedy starring Rashida Jones

    Steve Carell and wife Nancy’s police comedy Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones received a 10-episode first season order from TBS. Carell’s project is a single-camera show that focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. “We’re proud to be working with the outstanding comedy talents behind Angie Tribeca, especially Nancy and Steve Carell and the

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    Steve Carell college yearbook photo surfaces (Photo)

    We all know famous people were at some point not-at-all famous. But it’s still always fun to hear stories about the times when a celebrity was not an amazingly famous television or movie star. Earlier today one Reddit user explained that his or her mom went to high school with Steve Carell. And the seemingly trustworthy evidence is below. You can check out the Reddit thread here. Sign up to

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    Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones will star in Steve Carell’s pilot for TBS

    Steve Carell’s comedy pilot for TBS just got a whole lot funnier. Exiting Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones will play Angie Tribeca, a strong-willed lone-wolf police veteran of the LAPD’s Really Heinous Crimes Unit on Tribeca. Carell will write the script and executive produce the single-camerea police satire. He will also direct the pilot episode. Pilot season has all sorts of projects in the works. Jones herself, whose last

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