If we had water cooler’s in comedy, this is what we’d be talking about (hopefully).
–Mindy Kaling’s comedy got the greenlight from Fox. Considering Steve Carell has left, how worried exactly are fans of The Office now?
–Jimmy Fallon’s Guys with Kids got picked up by NBC. Still can’t outdo slow-jamming the news with Obama though.
–Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost together again (on movie The World’s End). They have apocalyptic comedy on lock, wouldn’t you say?
–Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and David Wain to team up for They Came Together. It should be a welcome parody of a genre (romantic comedy) unlike announced Scary Movie 5.
–Conan O’Brien will be on The Late Show with David Letterman. Odds are that this won’t be the historic moment in late night history that many blogs would hope it would be.
–Cougar Town to move to TBS. Not quite sure if that means the gap between cable and network comedy is coming closer or farther.
–Sundance favorite comedy Liberal Arts with Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, and Allison Janney to be released by IFC Sept. 14th. Given the rise of Portlandia and the coming of Comedy Bang Bang and Bunk, IFC still can do movies even though no one thinks of them as the Independent Film Channel much any more.