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Amanda Peet to Star in Funny Or Die's BROCKMIRE on IFCAmanda Peet to Star in Funny Or Die's BROCKMIRE on IFC
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

IFC today announced that Amanda Peet (Togetherness, The Good Wife, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) has joined the cast of its forthcoming comedy Brockmire, from Funny Or Die, starring and executive produced by Hank Azaria as disgraced sportscaster Jim Brockmire, who is trying to rebuild his life and career after an epic on-air meltdown that went viral before there was viral, trended before there were trends and gained immediate international notoriety. The season of eight 30-minute episodes will premiere on IFC in 2017. (more...)

TV Land Orders THROWING SHADE Late Night Show Based on Funny or Die SeriesTV Land Orders THROWING SHADE Late Night Show Based on Funny or Die Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

V Land is getting into the late night game with a series pick-up for 'Throwing Shade,' the hit podcast and Funny Or Die video series, with a 10-episode order, slated to premiere in January 2017 in the 11pm ET/PT timeslot. The political and pop culture late night show, which will have a live audience, stars Erin Gibson ('Parks and Recreation,' 'Kroll Show') and Bryan Safi ('Modern Family,' 'Superstore') as themselves and will bring their unique perspective to the hottest topics of today, from feminism and gay rights to the latest celebrity nonsense. (more...)

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Releases 'All My Yesterdays: The Debut 1966 Recordings at the Village Vanguard'Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Releases 'All My Yesterdays: The Debut 1966 Recordings at the Village Vanguard'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Resonance Records is proud to announce the release of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra - All My Yesterdays: The Debut 1966 Recordings at the Village Vanguard. (more...)

IFC to Add Two New Scripted Comedies to 'Slightly Off' LineupIFC to Add Two New Scripted Comedies to 'Slightly Off' Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

IFC has greenlit scripted comedies Stan Against Evil from creator and writer Dana Gould, and 3Arts Entertainment, and Brockmire, from Funny Or Die, starring and executive produced by Hank Azaria. Announced today by IFC President Jennifer Caserta (more...)

New York Jazz Singer Diane Armesto Releases 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' VideoNew York Jazz Singer Diane Armesto Releases 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

New York-based singer Diane Armesto is giving jazz fans an early Christmas present this year with her rendition of the holiday classic “I'll Be Home For Christmas.” (more...)

Comedy Central Wins Record Eight Primetime EMMY AWARDSComedy Central Wins Record Eight Primetime EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Comedy Central swept the Variety Series categories at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, taking home the Emmys for both Variety Talk and Sketch Series (more...)

HBO Premieres New 'Funny or Die' Special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD TonightHBO Premieres New 'Funny or Die' Special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Last March 12, in a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell visited five different spring training ballparks in Arizona for FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD, a new HBO special from Funny Or Die (more...)

JIMMY FALLON Among First Winners Announced for 67th EMMY AWARDSJIMMY FALLON Among First Winners Announced for 67th EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Today, the Television Academy unveiled the winners for the 67th Emmy Awards in the categories of Animation, Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, Motion Design and Interactive Media. (more...)

HBO to Premiere New 'Funny or Die' Special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD, 9/12HBO to Premiere New 'Funny or Die' Special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD, 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Last March 12, in a role filled with hopes and dreams, Will Ferrell visited five different spring training ballparks in Arizona for FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD, a new HBO special from Funny Or Die (more...)

Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Make Temporary Move to New Time SlotComedy Central's @MIDNIGHT to Make Temporary Move to New Time Slot
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

It's a time warp! On Tuesday, September 8, Comedy Central's Emmy®-nominated "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" moves to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

Matt Oberg Hosts New TBS Late-Night Competition Show FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMAN, Beginning TonightMatt Oberg Hosts New TBS Late-Night Competition Show FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMAN, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

TBS is about to bring some stormy competition to late night with the brand new series Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman (more...)

VIDEO:  Ed Helms and Rob Riggle Play 'Baptism by Fire' on @MIDNIGHTVIDEO: Ed Helms and Rob Riggle Play 'Baptism by Fire' on @MIDNIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Inspired by a low point in Chris's professional career, Al Madrigal, Ed Helms and Rob Riggle reminisce about terrible jobs they've held down and play 'Baptism by Fire' on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT. (more...)

HBO's FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD to Get Major League Screening Prior to PremiereHBO's FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD to Get Major League Screening Prior to Premiere
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

In a first for HBO, the comedy special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD will have a major league ballpark premiere Saturday, Sept. 5 at Petco Park in San Diego (more...)

Comedy Central Renews @MIDNIGHT for Third SeasonComedy Central Renews @MIDNIGHT for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Your nightly dose of happenings on the internet are here to stay as Comedy Central has renewed the multiplatform hit and Emmy®-nominated "@midnight with Chris Hardwick" for a third season (more...)

Matt Oberg to Host New TBS Late-Night Competition Show FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMANMatt Oberg to Host New TBS Late-Night Competition Show FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS AMERICA'S NEXT WEATHERMAN
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

TBS is about to bring some stormy competition to late night with the brand new series Funny Or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman (more...)

NBC's RED NOSE DAY Event Raises Over $221 MillionNBC's RED NOSE DAY Event Raises Over $221 Million
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2015

Over 100 Hollywood stars were “funny for money” last night in NBC's inaugural event for charity, 'Red Nose Day,' helping to raise over $21 million to help lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. (more...)

NBC Launches RED NOSE DAY Social & Digital InitiativesNBC Launches RED NOSE DAY Social & Digital Initiatives
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

NBC launches social and digital campaigns to raise awareness, participation and donations across the country on the eve of the first U.S. broadcast of Red Nose Day (more...)

NBC Presents First-Ever U.S. 'RED NOSE DAY' Telecast TodayNBC Presents First-Ever U.S. 'RED NOSE DAY' Telecast Today
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

NBC recently announced its collaboration with Walgreens and M&M'S® Brand around its first-ever 'Red Nose Day' broadcast. With a focus on driving change through powerful entertainment, Walgreens and M&M'S will be two of the presenting media sponsors of the three-hour 'Red Nose Day' special on NBC, tonight, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

Seth Meyers, David Duchovny & Jane Krakowski to Host NBC's RED NOSE DAY Charity Event TomorrowSeth Meyers, David Duchovny & Jane Krakowski to Host NBC's RED NOSE DAY Charity Event Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Seth Meyers, David Duchovny and Jane Krakowski will host 'Red Nose Day,' NBC's star-studded charity event airing Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET). And Ed Sheeran, Josh Groban, Christian Slater, Al Roker, Andy Cohen, Kellan Lutz and Kermit the Frog are joining the “fun-raising” special to help lift children out of poverty in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities in the world.  (more...)

RED NOSE DAY DANCEATHON with Nick Cannon Streams Live TodayRED NOSE DAY DANCEATHON with Nick Cannon Streams Live Today
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Multifaceted entertainer Nick Cannon will kick off the festivities for NBC's broadcast of 'Red Nose Day' with 'Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon,' streaming live on NBC.com beginning today, May 20. (more...)

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