In other “trade” news:
–HBO & Vice Magazine developing show with help from Bill Maher and Fareed Zakaria. We can’t help but think that Bill Maher would just laugh non-stop while reading an issue of Vice.
–Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell produced by Chris Rock will premiere in August. Good move to avoid premiering against IFC’s comedy series premiere line-up in June.
–NBC also renewed 30 Rock. That won’t save them from the wrath of comedy nerds online if they ever do get rid of their Thursday line-up.
–Conan writer Deon Cole gets comedy series greenlight from TBS. TBS might be starting to become a legitimate player in the cable comedy game.
–ABC renewed Modern Family and expected to do the same with Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt. 23. Modern Family might be this generation’s Married with Children whenever 90’s nostalgia gets around to Married with Children.
–Fox renewed Family Guy and American Dad. How long before South Park makes another Family Guy parody episode? Any takers?
–Ed Helms, John Krasinski, and Jenna Fischer are returning to The Office. Just make a movie already.