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  1. Wait for It: ‘How I Met Your Dad’ Passed Over by CBS,...

    Amos Barshad

    Surprising the still-strong legions of How I Met Your Mother fans and everyone who'd talked themselves into the idea of Greta Gerwig, sitcom star, CBS announced this morning that it was not moving forward with the spinoff How I Met Your Dad. As ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Onward, Internet Comedians: Mac Lethal's Texts From Bennett Tumbl...

    Amos Barshad

    Back in the day, your parents would be horrified to hear that you were putting your $100,000 liberal-arts education to use crafting semi-clever concept tweets. Then our own Justin Halpern changed the game. Shit My Dad Says got a TV deal, and all of a...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  3. Seth MacFarlane's Sitcom Dads Is Already Bumming Everyone Out

    Amos Barshad

    Dads, the Seth MacFarlane–produced sitcom airing on Fox this fall, had its panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday, and the proceedings went exactly as you'd expect. Before even so much as a pilot has aired, the cast ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. The Office Alternate History: Ben Falcone as Michael, Mary Lynn R...

    Amos Barshad

    With The Office winding down toward that great big nothing in the beyond, Rainn Wilson is letting nostalgia get the best of him. Today on Facebook, he gave us this informative update: "This is the original sign-in sheet for the first day of casting f...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  5. Oh, Crap, Happy Endings Is Moving to Fridays

    Amos Barshad

    Bad news for everyone's not that many people's favorite gang of Chicago-based pun-favoring best friends: ABC is moving little-watched Happy Endings - the slapdash sitcom that Grantland's own Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  6. New Girl's Jake Johnson Is Writing a Sitcom With Fonzie's Kid

    Amos Barshad

    Unlike his aggressively unmotivated New Girl character, Nick Miller, Jake Johnson is proving to be quite the industrious type. Along with Max Winkler, scion of the Fonze (note: "He was just a regular dad. It wasn't like he drove me to school on a mot...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  7. Chevy Chase Will Pretend He Thinks Community Is Funny for One Mor...

    Amos Barshad

    As Chevy Chase has revealed over the course of several (possibly drunken) voice mails, he doesn't think Community is particularly funny. As he's succinctly put it, it's "just a fucking mediocre sitcom." As far as your average TV viewer goes, Chevy is...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  8. Louis C.K., Famous Control Freak, Is Doing a CBS Sitcom

    Amos Barshad

    Well, this is a surprise. Louis C.K. — currently killing the game with his FX show, his stand-up specials, and his general winningly dour demeanor — is writing and producing a comedy for CBS. The show, about an "ensemble of young people w...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  9. When Will TV Learn to Properly Bash Hipsters?

    Amos Barshad

    This morning, Grantland brought to your attention All-Americans, a upcoming sitcom co-created by Will Sasso and in development at Fox. The pitch, courtesy the Hollywood Reporter: "A half-hour multi camera comedy that centers on a patriotic and conser...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  10. Roseanne Teaming Up With Roseanne Producer For Roseanne-Like Show...

    Amos Barshad

    NBC has picked up Downwardly Mobile, Roseanne's comeback sitcom. Not only will the show return to the Roseanne territory - it's a multi-camera ensemble set in a mobile home - it's also brought on board Roseanne writer/executive producer Eric Gillilan...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Melissa McCarthy Having Pretty Good Week So Far

    Amos Barshad

    Melissa McCarthy is having an excellent week: On Sunday, she won the Emmy for Best Comedy Actress, and yesterday, CBS picked up a sitcom she co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone. (It is, in her own words, "about a woman in her mid-40s who has a spe...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  12. Charlie Sheen's Hunt for a Showrunner Narrows to Three Warlocks

    Amos Barshad

    It doesn't yet have a network, but Charlie Sheen's new sitcom — an adaptation of the Jack Nicholson/Adam Sandler movie Anger Management — is hiring. Three veteran TV writers are now in contention for the title of showrunner: Tom Straw (La...

    Blog | August 26, 2011