Our weekly round up of all the latest tv comedy news.
Latest Update: Info on on a huge amount of cancellations and renewals, along with new shows South Side, Black Excellent, Chad, Gosta, Bless The Harts, BH90210, and much much more.
American Housewife – Will be back for a fourth season.
Baskets – The trailer for the fourth season is now online. https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/baskets-zach-galifianakis-season-four-trailer.html
BH90210 – The showrunner and a number of writers have quit the remake which sees the cast play “heightened versions” of themselves, supposedly due to either the producers or the cast themselves interfering in the writing process. https://news.avclub.com/a-bunch-of-writers-including-the-showrunner-just-bailed-1834832113
Black Excellence – Rashida Jones and Kenya Barris are making a new show for Netflix, which according to Vulture is “Inspired by Barris’s “irreverent, highly flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture,” the series “looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the ‘family sitcom’ in a way we’ve never seen before.” https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/kenya-barris-rashida-jones-black-excellence-netflix-comedy.html
Bless The Harts – A trailer for this new Fox animated sitcom is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWnyaSgk3qg
Bless This Mess – Lake Bell’s latest show will return later this year for a second season.
Chad – A pilot for this was made in 2016 but then not given a series, but now TBS has decided to make the show which will run for ten episodes and sees SNL’s Nasim Pedrad as “A 14-year-old Persian boy named Chad as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity”. https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/nasim-pedrad-chad-pilot-tbs.html
The Dame Edna Show – Despite Barry Humphries now being a twat who makes shitty comments about transgender people the BBC are giving him an one off special where he’ll interview celebrities and tell bad jokes. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/05/15/43044/dame_edna_makes_a_tv_comeback
Disenchantment – Returns to Netflix on September 20th.
Fam – Has been cancelled.
Friday Night Dinner – Will return for a sixth series. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5304/friday_night_dinner_series_6/
The Goldbergs – Has been renewed.
Gosta – Acclaimed film director Lukas Moodysson is making a tv comedy which HBO have picked up, where “Gosta (Vilhelm Blomgren) is a 28-year old child psychologist who gets his first job in a small rural town. He wants to be the kindest person in the world and help everyone he meets, but sometimes it goes better than others. Amy Deasismont and Mattias Silvell also star as Gosta’s girlfriend and father, respectively.” More info and a trailer is here: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/hbo-europe-first-look-trailer-lukas-moodysson-tv-comedy-gosta-1203216935/
Hannah Gadsby’s Douglas – Will be filmed by Netflix and shown on the service in 2020. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/05/14/43029/netflix_snaps_up_hannah_gadsby%E2%80%99s_douglas
Happy Together – Has been cancelled.
High Fidelity – Da’Vine Joy Randolph and David Holmes have been cast as series regulars in this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel.
Indebted – Adam Pally’s new sitcom “focuses on young parents Dave and Rebecca, who are ready to reclaim their life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the people who gave him everything.” As well as starring Pally the cast includes Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/bone-collector-lincoln-indebted-perfect-harmony-nbc-1203212012/
I Feel Bad – Is yet another show which has been cancelled.
The Kenan Show – NBC are making a show starring SNL’s Kenan Thompson – https://news.avclub.com/nbc-picks-up-kenan-thompsons-new-show-but-he-still-won-1834704493
The Last O.G. – Has been given a third season by TBS.
Life In Pieces – Has been cancelled.
Man With A Plan – Is coming back for another series.
Miracle Workers – As is this, though it’s not yet known how much Daniel Radcliffe or Steve Buscemi will be in it as the show is planned to be an anthology with certain different characters in it each time.
Mixed-Ish – A trailer for this latest Black-ish spin-off is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLDe0CguuqcMB3mdtsU2jKDKQQVcNOq_IL&v=zcnQjti7hlc
Murphy Brown – Has been cancelled. https://tvline.com/2019/05/10/murphy-brown-cancelled-cbs-revival-candice-bergen/
The Neighbourhood – Has been renewed and will be back in September.
The Orville – Will return for a third season. https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2019/05/12/43018/third_series_for_the_orville
Outmatched – A trailer for this new multi-cam sitcom starring Jason Biggs is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08jj1NBCU9g
Perfect Harmony – Bradley Whitford’s church choir sitcom has been given a full series order with it starring Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport, and a trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV7ezBolDug
Rel – Is yet another show which has been cancelled.
Rick and Morty – Has been cancelled. Nah, just kidding, in fact it’s returning to our screens in November. https://news.avclub.com/the-fourth-season-of-rick-and-morty-gets-a-premiere-dat-1834782902
Schooled – Has been given another season.
Single Parents – Has also been renewed.
South Side – This new Comedy Central comedy from Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle (both former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers) is about “Two community college grads trying to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams” and it begins on July 24th. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tv-news-roundup-comedy-central-south-side-premiere-date-1203217373/
Sunnyside – A trailer for the show is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXtzQ0VFeiE
Tacoma FD – Though not officially renewed this is considered to be a hit by TruTv, so a second season is almost definitely going to happen.
The Tick – Has all rather sadly been cancelled by Amazon, the evil non-tax paying bastards. Ben Edlund is hoping to find a new home for the show, but then nearly all showrunners say that when a show dies and very few find one sadly. https://news.avclub.com/amazons-the-tick-canceled-after-two-seasons-of-wacky-h-1834821410
United We Fall – ABC are making a new sitcom with it debuting in mid-season, and being “a profoundly realistic family sitcom that follows the trials and tribulations of Jo (Christina Vidal) and Bill (Will Sasso), parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day to day as a functioning family. Bill’s very judgmental live-in mother and Jo’s large, Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let our couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other’s backs, united against everyone – other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and, especially, their kids.” https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/abc-2019-2020-primetime-schedule-and-new-series-1203214293/
Untitled Amy Hoggart Show – According to Vulture “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee correspondent Amy Hoggart is getting her very own show at TBS…which will blend scripted and non-scripted segments to “tackle everyday problems through Hoggart’s unique kaledeiscope of humor.” Leo Allen (Nathan for You, Review) will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside Samantha Bee.” https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/amy-hoggart-full-frontal-tbs-show.html
Whiskey Cavalier -And this has been cancelled too. https://news.avclub.com/abc-cancels-whiskey-cavalier-probably-because-of-that-1834704939
News From 10/05/2019:
Angie Tribeca – Has been cancelled after four seasons, which is probably for the best as the last batch of episodes were a bit on the weak side. https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/tbs-is-retiring-angie-tribeca.html
BH90210 – The tongue in cheek meta revival of Beverly Hills 90210 is set to begin on August 7th.
Billions – Will return for a fifth season. https://news.avclub.com/showtime-to-make-even-more-billions-1834617503
Bird Girl – After the success of last year’s Harvey Birdman special Adult Swim are making a spin off revolving around Paget Brewster’s Bird Girl, which pleases us no end. https://news.avclub.com/paget-brewster-to-star-in-harvey-birdman-spin-off-for-a-1834644933
Bob’s Burgers – The movie will be released on 17th of July 2020. Little is known plot wise right now but hopefully details will leak soon.
Bob Hearts Abishola – Is another Chuck Lorre sitcom that CBS are due to make, about “A middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit who, after having a heart attack, unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant. He sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance”, and Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Travis Wolfe, Jr. star.
Broke – Has been given a full series by CBS too, which sees “An outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect” and stars Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, and Antonio Corbo.
Carol’s Second Act – CBS have also picked up this pilot about a woman pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor for a full series, with it starring Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, and Sabrina Jalees.
Comedians Giving Lectures – After a successful pilot was shot last year Dave have ordered an eight part series of this show hosted by Sara Pascoe where a variety of comedians will talk about subjects that fascinate them. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5296/comedians_giving_lectures/
The Cool Kids – Has been cancelled today.
The Detour – Returns for it’s fourth season on June 18th.
Duncanville – Modern Family’s Ty Burrell is to voice a lead character in this new animated comedy from Amy Poehler. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/ty-burrell-amy-poehler-fox-animated-comedy-duncanville-1203208822/
Fresh Off The Boat – Has been renewed, though star Constance Wu has been upset by ABC’s other cancellations. https://news.avclub.com/constance-wu-appears-to-have-some-complicated-feelings-1834685851
The Great North – Nick Offerman stars in this new Fox animated show as “Single dad, Beef, does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter, Judy, lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall”. Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, and Dulcé Sloan also star. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/fox-2019-2020-season-stephen-dorff-brittany-snow-john-slattery-michael-sheen-1203210230/
The Kids Are Alright – Has been cancelled by ABC.
Lethal Weapon – Has unsurprisingly been cancelled by Fox. https://news.avclub.com/constance-wu-appears-to-have-some-complicated-feelings-1834685851
Mock The Week – Returns for it’s 18th series soon and along with Dara O’Briain and Hugh Dennis the series will feature Ed Gamble, Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes, Kerry Godliman, Milton Jones, Tom Allen, Rhys James, Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris, Sindhu Vee, Olga Koch, Sophie Duker, Paul Chowdhry, Larry Dean, Glenn Moore, Tiff Stevenson and Nish Kumar. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/mock_the_week/special/series_18_coming_soon/
Outmatched – Jason Biggs is to star in a new Fox family comedy about “A blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses” which also stars Maggie Lawson, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull, and Tisha Campbell-Martin.
Red Nose Day – The US version of Comic Relief will take place on May 23rd with Kate McKinnon, Lilly Singh, Julianne Hough, Rob Gronkowski and Chrissy Metz contributing sketches and there’ll also be a showing of One Red Nose Day And A Wedding which first aired on the UK Comic Relief.
Shopping With Keith Lemon – ITV2 have commissioned yet another series from Leigh Francis / Keith Lemmon, an eight parter where he’ll interview celebrities while going shopping with them. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5295/shopping_with_keith_lemon/
Speechless – Has been cancelled too.
Splitting Up Together – As has this.
Still Laugh-In – A trailer for Netflix’s tribute to the classic tv series is here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/trailer-netflixs-still-laugh-in-the-stars-celebrate.html
Sunnyside – Because apparently it’s now illegal for NBC to make a sitcom without the involvement of Michael Schur, the comedy he co-created with Kal Penn about a group of immigrants searching for the American Dream has gotten a full series order. https://news.avclub.com/nbc-gives-series-order-to-kal-penn-and-mike-schurs-immi-1834570182
There’s Something About Movies – The guests on Alan Carr’s panel show will be Jennifer Saunders, Lily Collins, Rupert Everett, Matthew Broderick, Rafe Spall, Rob Beckett, Jason Isaacs, Jonathan Ross, Katherine Ryan, Guz Khan, Rob Delaney, Miranda Richardson, Tom Davis, Nish Kumar, Alice Eve, Mandeep Dhillon, Emily Mortimer, Tom Allen and Phil Wang. https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2019/05/01/42935/whos_on_there%E2%80%99s_something_about_movies%3F
Three Busy Debras – This series based on the comedy troupe is going to air on Adult Swim, being (rather depressingly) the first time the network has ordered a show from a female showrunner. Starring Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha it revolves around “the surreal day-to-day lives of three deranged housewives, all named Debra, in their affluent suburban town of Lemoncurd, Connecticut”. https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/three-busy-debras-adult-swim-comedy-series-order.html
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Is coming back for a one off special, with the twist being it’s going to be a Choose Your Own Adventure style show like the recent Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch. https://news.avclub.com/netflix-is-bringing-kimmy-schmidt-back-for-an-interacti-1834628270
The Unicorn – Another CBS pilot which has been given a full series, this is about a widower getting over the death of his wife and trying to bring up his two daughters with the help of family and friends, and stars Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, and Makenzie Moss. All of the CBS news today comes from: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/cbs-fbi-spinoff-patricia-heaton-walton-goggins-1203210467/
What We Do In The Shadows – Has been renewed for a second season – https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/what-we-do-in-the-shadows-renewed-season-2-fx-1203207690/
News from 03/05/2019:
68 Whiskey – Paramount have ordered ten one hour episodes of this comedy drama about “a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Orphanage.” Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose”. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are producing though, so it might be bad. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tv-roundup-paramount-68-whiskey-comedy-series-ron-howard-brian-grazer-1203201863/
Baskets – Will return on June 13th.
BBC Comedy Shorts – The BBC have ordered a selection of shorts from BBC Scotland, one of which will be a spin off of Scot Squad – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/29/42908/bbc_announces_scot_squad_spin-off
Black Monday – Has been renewed a second season. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/black-monday-renewed-season-2-showtime-1203200441/
Comedy Central Specials – Nine twenty minute specials have been commissioned, with the comedians involved being Iain Sterling, Stephen Bailey, Darren Harriott, Sofie Hagen, Luisa Omielan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tez Ilyas, Fin Taylor and Desiree Burch.
Curb Your Enthusiasm – Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will appear as himself in the next season of the show. https://news.avclub.com/larry-david-to-piss-off-jeff-tweedy-on-the-next-season-1834485130
Easy – A trailer for the third and final season is now online. https://news.avclub.com/heres-a-love-filled-trailer-for-the-third-and-final-sea-1834366251
The Fast Show – There now won’t be any 25th anniversary episodes as the BBC turned down Higson and Whitehouse’s plans for two specials – http://cultbox.co.uk/news/headlines/bbc-cancels-plans-for-the-fast-show-reunion-episodes
Mae and George – Lisa Kudrow and Charlotte Ritchie have joined the cast of Mae Martin’s forthcoming sitcom. http://cultbox.co.uk/news/headlines/mae-martin-to-launch-semi-autobiographical-sitcom-on-e4
Mixed-Ish – Another Black-ish spin-off is in the works, with this being a prequel series about Bow set in the 80’s. https://news.avclub.com/abc-hands-out-a-series-order-to-the-black-ish-prequel-s-1834490399
On My Block – Has been renewed for a third season, with eight more episodes being made. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/on-my-block-netflix-season-3-renewal-1203200631/
Pen15 – Will be coming back for a second season on Hulu, with 14 new episodes ordered.
Ramy – As will this show, with ten new episodes commissioned, I’ve heard great things about it and really must watch soon. https://news.avclub.com/hulu-renews-freshman-comedies-pen15-and-ramy-1834444633
The Righteous Gemstones – A trailer for Danny McBridge’s new show, which also stars John Goodman and Adam Devine, is now online, with the show due to preimier in August. https://news.avclub.com/be-reborn-in-the-holy-hilarious-depths-of-this-righteo-1834483924
Succession – Will be returning in August on HBO, and a short teaser trailer can be seen here: https://news.avclub.com/hbos-excellent-under-the-radar-succession-gets-a-secon-1834450552
What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage – Is a spoof aftershow for a fantasy series which doesn’t exist. https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/fred-savage-what-just-happened-fox-after-show-parody.html
News from: 26/04/2019
Avenue 5 – We’ve reported on Armando Iannucci’s latest show a few times of late while it was still just a pilot, but now HBO have ordered it to series so it will definitely be aired. Starring Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front, Zach Woods, Lenora Crichlow and Josh Gad, all that is currently known about it is that it’s a “space tourism comedy” set in a future where “the solar system is everyone’s oyster” and Hugh Laurie will captain a spaceship. https://news.avclub.com/hbo-gives-series-order-to-armando-iannuccis-sci-fi-show-1834226857
Cards Against Humanity – Comedy Central are making a pilot based around the game, with it seeing members of the public playing against each other rather than comedians presumably because it’s cheaper not to pay professionals to appear in the show. I’ve nothing against shock humour but this sounds bloody lazy stuff, and would be amazed if it turns out to be any good. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5277/cards_against_humanity_pilot/
Dead Set – Netflix are making a Brazilian version of Charlie Brooker’s zombie comedy series, with Chortle reporting “in the remake the zombie apocalypse hits a fictional reality show – Olimpo, The House Of The Gods – during its elimination night”, with Charlie Brooker commenting “It’s incredible to see the ways in which Torres has reimagined this series, setting it in a city as iconic as Rio and tapping into Brazilian pop culture in such a sharp way.”
Hell Den – Comedy troupe Dr. God have teamed up with streaming site DrinkTV and Shout! Studios to create “an animated series that mixes old cartoons with absurd commentary in a twisted parody of classic animation. The six-episode series takes place after the apocalypse wipes out civilization, but one 12-year-old boy survives and is joined by a fifth horseman of the apocalypse, a cyborg, an alien and a giant to watch cartoons. The show will premiere in May.” https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tv-news-roundup-amazon-sneaky-pete-releases-season-3-trailer-1203194557/
Inside Job – Netflix have ordered another adult animated comedy, this time from Gravity Falls and Disenchantment writer Shion Takeuchi. Variety have reported that “The 20-episode adult animated series…is described as a workplace comedy set in the shadow government, where every conspiracy theory – from the Illuminati to Reptoids – is true, and one woman struggles to keep the chaos under wraps.” https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/netflix-adult-animated-series-inside-job-1203195544/
Laugh-In The Stars Celebrate – Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Snoop Dogg, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, Bobby Moynihan, Rob Riggle, Tony Hale, Jameela Jamil and many more comedians and actors are appearing in this one off tribute to the classic show on Netflix on May 14th. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tv-news-roundup-laugh-in-50th-anniversary-premiere-1203193498/
Los Espookys – SNL writer Julio Torres is making a Spanish language comedy for HBO, which is about “A group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business” which begins on June 14th, and HBO are also showing an hour long special from the comic in the summer. https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/julio-torres-hbo-special.html
Previously – Shane Todd is making a pilot which will see the stand-up “offer a new commentary to archive footage”, something which has been done many times before, but hey, maybe it’ll still be great. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/23/42864/shane_todd_pilots_satirical_archive_show
Santa Clarita Diet – Has been cancelled by Netflix, sadly. https://news.avclub.com/netflix-gives-up-the-santa-clarita-diet-1834346353
Superstore – Showrunner Justin Spitzer has quit the series, but the fifth season will still go ahead with executive producer’s Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green taking over running things. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/superstore-justin-spitzer-showrunner-gabe-miller-jonthan-green-1203193509/
Untitled Los Angeles Comedy Store Documentary – Showtime are making a four part documentary about the famous American comedy club, which they say will “Spotlight one of pop culture’s great laboratories with never-before-seen footage and incisive, emotional interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy”. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/23/42868/documentary_to_chart_the_history_of_the_comedy_store
Wellington Paranormal – This spin-off from What We Do In The Shadows (the film vs, rather than the current tv show) is coming back for a second series of thirteen episodes, which will air later on in 2019.
News from: 19/04/2019
All In The Family / The Jeffersons – These two classic Norman Lear sitcoms are going to be brought back for one night only as special live episodes which will star Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Wanda Sykes and Will Ferrell. https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/jimmy-kimmel-is-bringing-back-two-norman-lear-shows.html
Alternatino – There’s a trailer now online for this new Comedy Central sketch show starring Broad City’s Arturo Castro, who will take on 45 different roles- https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/trailer-comedy-centrals-alternatino-with-arturo-castro.html
Archer: 1999 – The final season of Archer will begin on 29th of May, with Kreiger now robotic and Pam a big feisty alien for some reason – https://news.avclub.com/archer-1999-has-a-return-date-and-a-new-trailer-1834058012 – and there’s a trailer for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILmMhNN0hZc
The Boys – A trailer for this adaptation of Garth Ennis’s comic about a group of assassins who keep an eye on dodgy superheroes is now online: https://news.avclub.com/a-very-nsfw-the-boys-trailer-brings-karl-urban-in-to-sp-1834114750?_ga=2.186380073.1805175954.1554948700-1465752910.1539555978
Curb Your Enthusiasm – The next season won’t be hitting our screens until 2020 apparently, and the same applies with fellow HBO series Insecure.
Fleabag – Has aired in the UK of course, but the rest of the world can see it on Amazon on May 17th.
Four Weddings And A Funeral – The Hulu tv show based on the hit 90’s film begins on July 31st.
I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson – A trailer for this brand new sketch show starring the SNL and Detroiters star which debuts on April 23rd can be watched here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/tim-robinson-netflix-sketch-comedy-show-trailer.html
Last Man Standing – Has unfortunately been renewed for another season.
Law Man – Nick Mohammed has made a pilot for Channel 4 which is a dark, crime thriller comedy and also stars Detectorists’ Aimee-Ffion Edwards. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/17/42840/nick_mohammed_pilots_crime_thriller_comedy
Mama K’s Team 4 – Netflix have commissioned this African kids comedy about a group of female superheroes. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/netflix-first-animated-series-africa-mama-k-team-4-triggerfish-1203189786/
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel – This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown is the latest addition to the show’s cast and will appear in the forthcoming third season. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/sterling-k-brown-marvelous-mrs-maisel-season-3-1203189863/
Rel – Has unfortunately been cancelled.
Scarborough – Written by Benidorm’s Derren Litten and starring Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley, Stephanie Cole and Steve Edge, this new BBC comedy about people who live in the small seaside town has now begun filming, and more details can be found here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5269/bbc1_comedy_scarborough/
Shrill – Is coming back for a second season, this time being eight episodes. https://news.avclub.com/shrill-renewed-for-an-8-episode-second-season-on-hulu-1834048922
Taskmaster – The eighth series featuring Iain Sterling, Sian Gibson, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Joe Thomas begins on Dave on May 8th.
The Tommy Tiernan Show – Is returning to Irish screens for a third series, and is now in a primetime Saturday night slot.
Tuca & Bertie – A trailer for this new Netflix animated show starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, and which was written by one of the Bojach Horseman writers, is now online. https://news.avclub.com/tiffany-haddish-and-ali-wong-are-tuca-bertie-in-netfl-1834146887
Twenties – Lena Waithe is making a new show for BET, about a gay girl and her two straight friends talking nonsense and chasing their dreams. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lena-waithe-twenties-bet-1203189653/
Whose Line Is It Anyway? – The US version of the show returns on June 17th.
Zapped – Has been cancelled after three series. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5273/zapped_axed/
News from 12/04/2019:
Barry – Has been renewed for a third season, which kind of spoils the second season as it suggests Barry won’t be shot repeatedly in the head. https://news.avclub.com/hbo-renews-barry-for-a-third-season-of-bad-acting-and-g-1833954077
Bigger – A new sitcom from Will Packer is in the works, as are a couple of other shows. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/will-packer-tv-ambitions-1203186446/
Derry Girls – Has been given a third series after the success of the second. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5261/derry_girls_series_3/
Documentary Now! – Is yet another show which has been given a new season this week. https://news.avclub.com/ifc-has-renewed-documentary-now-1833894317https://news.avclub.com/ifc-has-renewed-documentary-now-1833894317
Enterprice – The BBC3 sitcom from Kayode Ewumi is coming back for a second batch of episodes, which will air later this year. https://www.comedy.co.uk/online/news/5264/enterprice_series_2/
Future Man – Is returning for a third and final season, which is probably for the best as it’s been a patchy beast, but at it’s best really fun. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/future-man-renewed-season-3-final-season-1203184946/
High Fidelity – A tv version has been in the works for a while now and will air on Disney+ instead of Hulu, cutting down the size of the audience it could possibly attract. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/zoe-kravitz-series-high-fidelity-moves-to-hulu-from-disney-1203184815/
Liza on Demand – A new youtube comedy series starring Liza Koshy is currently in production.
Monsters At Work – Disney+ are making a spin off series set six months after the events of the first film with John Goodman and Billy Crystal returning to voice the duo – https://news.avclub.com/john-goodman-and-billy-crystals-mike-and-sulley-will-re-1833917197
Preacher – Which is sort of a comedy, will end after it’s forthcoming fourth season.
The Sandlot – Disney+ are making a tv series based on the 1993 film. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/the-sandlot-tv-series-disney-plus-1203187263/
There’s Something About Movies – Alan Carr is making a new panel show, with it based around – shock horror – films. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5262/alan_carr_something_about_movies/
Threesomes – BBC3 are producing a bunch of new short comedy series and sketch shows, with each episode only three minutes long. So far Hunter, Oi, Pussy! and Fully Blown have been announced, and more info can be found here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/online/news/5265/bbc3_to_launch_threesomes/
The Righteous Gemstones – Walton Goggins has joined the cast of this new comedy from Danny McBride, a picture of his character and more details are here: https://news.avclub.com/walton-goggins-reuniting-with-danny-mcbride-for-the-rig-1834001537
Transparent – Details are finally being revealed about the final series, with the last episode being at least partially a musical – https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/transparent-finale-photos.html
Youtube Comedy Series – Champaign ILL, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, Sideswiped, and Do You Want to See a Dead Body have all been cancelled.
News From: 05/04/2019
And Did These Feet, With Alan Partridge – More details are emerging about the next Partridge series, with it confirmed that it will be a mockery of historical documentary shows. Also revealed is that the Gibbons Brothers are working on a non-Partridge series, but nothing is known about that just yet. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/05/42703/alan_partridge_to_front_a_sweeping_history_of_britain
Boomerang – Lena Waithe and Halle Berry’s comedy based on the Eddie Murphy film has been renewed for a second season. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lena-waithe-halle-berry-show-boomerang-renewed-season-2-bet-1203178355/
Easy – The third and final season debuts on May 10th, and photos from the series can be seen here: https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/easy-season-3-first-look-photos.html
Emily In Paris – The latest comedy drama from Darren Star is about “a driven twenty-something from the Midwest who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity” according to Variety, and will star Liy Collins. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lily-collins-emily-in-paris-paramount-network-1203173068/
Fleabag – There won’t be a third series of this fantastic show, co-star Sian Clifford revealed today on BBC Breakfast saying “This is it. I think I’ve described it online as this beautiful, perfect ending and I think it is”. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/04/05/42709/this_is_the_end%2C_says_fleabag_star
Jefferson County Probation – Roy Wood is making a pilot for Comedy Central about his early life – https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/roy-wood-jr-comedy-central-first-look-deal.html
Like Magic – This NBC pilot is apparently about “an optimistic young woman (Jee Young Han) pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic Palace” and will star Rory O’Malley, Freddie Stroma, Hayley Magnus, French Stewart, and Mike Lane, with Criss Angel guest starring. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/criss-angel-like-magic-nbc-1203181764/
Multifarious Maris – Is a terrible name for a comedy, but the concept sounds good as it’s going to be a female led animated sitcom from Showtime. More details are here: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/showtime-female-led-animated-comedy-multifarious-maris-1203178953/
No Good Nick – Netflix’s new multi-camera sitcom begins on April 15th, and stars Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, more info on it is here: https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/easy-season-3-first-look-photos.html
One Day At A Time – CBS All Access want to save the show but due to complicated legal nonsense it might not happen – you can read the full story here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/one-day-at-a-time-cbs-all-access-netflix.html
Q-Force – A new animated show from Michael Schur and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” writer-producer Gabe Liedman, Q-Force “centers around a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ super-spies. Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional and personal adventures.”
Richard Lovely – Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is the latest actor to join this pilot. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jason-alexander-fox-comedy-pilot-richard-lovely-1203179574/
News from: 29/03/2019
Better Things – Pamela Adlon’s beautifully affecting and funny series has been given a fourth season – https://news.avclub.com/fxs-better-things-is-getting-the-fourth-season-it-deser-1833585354#_ga=2.99757086.1205410333.1549306715-1465752910.1539555978
The Boys And Girls Guide To Getting Down – A one off pilot which the latest member of the Royal family made back in 2011, this has been bought by an unknown network and be shown at some point this year. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/27/42625/coming_soon%3A_meghan_markle_in_a_sex_comedy
Central Park – Bob’s Burgers’ producer Nora Smith has co-created a new animated comedy for AppleTv with Josh Gad, who we’re starting to think may not have been evil all along.
Doc Martin – Is sort of a comedy, and it’ll be getting a ninth season which will please my sister, and up to three or four other people. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5250/doc_martin_series_9/
Dickinson – A new comedy about the life of the much loved poet is to be made for the new Apple Tv service.
Is There Still Sex in the City? – A pilot is being made about Candace Bushnell’s latest novel, which is released on August 6th, though it’s not yet known if the original cast will be involved in any way – https://news.avclub.com/sex-and-the-city-follow-up-series-chronicling-the-sex-l-1833614153
Klepper – Jordan Klepper’s documentary series for Comedy Central will begin on May 9th, and a trailer is here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/jordan-klepper-comedy-central-show-2019-premiere-date.html
Little America – Another AppleTv show, this will be an anthology series about immigrants in America, with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon producing it.
Mae And George – e4 are making a sitcom based on Mae Martin’s life, about a recovering addict who gets in to a new relationship with a woman. As well as airing e4 it’ll be on Netflix for the rest of the world, so all will get to see it. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5252/mae_martin_sitcom_on_e4/
Mythic Quest – Previously reported as Untitled Rob McElhenney sitcom, this will see the It’s Always Sunny star team up with Charlie Day once again in a comedy about the world of video game development, and F. Murray Abraham,Imani Hakim and David Hornsby are also set to appear.
Overthinking with Kat & June – Has been cancelled, all rather sadly.
Special – A trailer’s now online for this new Netflix comedy about a gay man with cerebral palsy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8S9Gxrp-uI
Star Struck – Rose Matafeo is to star in this BBC3 sitcom about a woman trying to sort out her work and love life. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/28/42634/rose_matafeo_to_star_in_bbc_three_sitcom
Super Simple Love Story – Chewing Gum star Susan Wokoma and Ronny Chieng have been added to the cast of this US comedy pilot about how a couple become a family over a ten year span. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/29/42639/us_sitcom_role_for_chewing_gums_susan_wokoma
Tiffany Haddish Presents – A new Netflix seies which will feature the best female black stand up comics is being made, with Chaunté Wayans, April Macie, Tracey Ashley, Aida Rodriguez, Flame Monroe, and Marlo Williams featuring. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/27/42624/new_netlix_series_showcases_black_female_comics
Untitled Hannah Simone Comedy – Art Malik has joined the cast for this highly anticipated pilot as Hannah’s father, which along with Simone also stars Jane Leeves. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/hannah-simone-abc-pilot-art-malik-1203171724/
News from: 22/03/2019
Adam and Eve – Ryan Hansen is going to star in this pilot which according to Variety “follows one couple at three stages of their relationship — young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement.” https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/ryan-hansen-adam-eve-fox-pilot-1203165685/
Afterlife – It was a rumour last week but now it’s been confirmed that Ricky Gervais is working on a second series. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/20/42581/ricky_gervais_plans_after_life_series_2
The Conners – Is coming back for a second, Roseanne-free, season on ABC. https://news.avclub.com/abc-invites-the-conners-back-for-a-second-season-1833494638
High Maintenance – Has been renewed for a fourth season by HBO.
KGB – A new Australian series about two rookie detectives, this is going to star Clarence Ryan, Bjorn Stewart, Genevieve Morris, Mark Coles Smith, Aaron McGrath , Jesse Phillips, Lynette Narkle and Amy Smith. https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2019/03/19/42563/new_comedy_about_indigenous_australian_detectives
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel – Showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino has spoken about the third season of the show – https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/marvelous-mrs-maisel-creator-season-3-1203165019/
The New Negroes – This Comedy Central series starts next month, a mix of comedy and music it will feature Hannibal Buress, Chris Redd, Lil Rel Howery, Sasheer Zamata, Dulcé Sloan, Sam Jay, George Wallace, and Donnell Rawlings. https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/new-negroes-comedy-central-premiere-date-trailer.html
Now Apocalypse – All ten episodes of this Starz series can be watched online from today: https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/now-apocalypse-season-1-available-to.html
Our House – Katherine Heigl has been cast in the lead role for this CBS pilot about “a devoted mom (Heigl) and dad who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.” https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/katherine-heigl-cbs-comedy-pilot-1203168800/
The Politician – Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series is to be a satirical comedy about a teenager who wants to be president. Starring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, and Jessica Lange, it’s due to begin on September 27th. https://news.avclub.com/ryan-murphys-satirical-netflix-series-the-politician-ge-1833493381
Richard Lovely – Thomas Lennon’s new sitcom about the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse” has added Nicole Richie to the cast.
Saddled – Richard Gadd and Greg McHugh are to star in this BBC sitcom about cyclists. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/20/42575/on_the_chain_gang
Schitt’s Creek – Has been renewed for a sixth and final season, with show co-creators Dan and Eugene Levy saying it was their decision to do one last batch of episodes rather than have the series go on and on for way too long. https://news.avclub.com/david-schitt-s-creek-has-been-renewed-for-sixth-and-fi-1833466897
Tales Of The City – A sequel to this much loved comedy drama is being made by Netflix, with it due to be aired in the Summer – more details are here: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/03/tales-of-the-city-netflix-photos-first-look
Untitled Mindy Kaling Netflix Show – Netflix have ordered a coming of age series based on “Kaling’s own childhood growing up in suburban Massachusetts, which she wrote about in great detail in both of her memoirs”. https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/mindy-kalings-next-project-is-coming-of-age-netflix-comedy.html
News from: 15/03/2019
A5 – Will be a new show co-written by Judge and Etan Cohen (Holmes & Watson, King of the Hill), and SpoilerTv has stated that “It is centered on a bioengineer who discovers the gene that makes a person an asshole and attempts to answer the questions nagging at all of us: Why do assholes exist? Why have they come to dominate our culture? And can they be cured?”
Alexei Sayle’s Memoirs – The BBC are to adapt Sayle’s two memoirs for tv, more info about this is here: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/15/42536/bbc_to_adapt_alexei_sayles_memoirs_for_tv
Bring The Funny – This new comedy competition begins on NBC in the Summer with Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy as judging aspiring new comedians.
Geniuses – Fox are making a new pilot with Tisha Campbell-Martin about two parents bringing up four kids, three of whom are incredibly smart. Further info is here: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/tisha-campbell-martin-geniuses-fox-pilot-1203161189/
Jon Glaser Loves Gear – Ratings for the second season of this amazing show were apparently quite poor so the outlook for a third doesn’t look good, but we can only hope TruTv appreciate just how good it is and so stick with it for another year.
The Kominksy Method – Kathleen Turner is to feature in the second season, acting with Michael Douglas again for the first time since 1989’s War of the Roses. Paul Reiser and Jane Seymour are also set to join the cast too. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/the-kominsky-method-season-2-michael-douglas-kathleen-turner-1203163459/
Llas Vegas – Johnny Vegas is making a four part humourous documentary about running a welsh campsite. https://www.comedy.co.uk/people/news/5240/johnny_vegas_glamping_series/
Now Apocalypse – Has been renewed for a second season already by Starz.
One Day At A Time – Because Netflix seemingly want to cancel all of it’s shows right now, this will not be returning for a fourth season, apparently because not many people were watching it. https://news.avclub.com/netflix-cancels-one-day-at-a-time-after-three-seasons-1833300005
On The Spectrum – A comedy about Autism based on an Israeli series, according to SpoilerTv this will be “a coming-of-age comedic drama about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things that we all desire: To get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love, and navigate a world that eludes them.”
Qualityland – According to SpoilerTv Mike Judge is to make a series based on the novel of the same name by Marc-Uwe Kling for HBO, and is apparently “set in the very near future, it’s everything we have now, and more so. It’s the story of humanity’s struggle against the tyranny of convenience. But funny.”
Queen Sugar – The fourth season will debut on June 12th at 9pm.
Time Bandits – First announced in 2015, with Terry Gilliam supposedly involved, Taika Waititti is now helming the Time Bandits series, writing and directing the first episode and hopefully more after that. https://news.avclub.com/taika-waititi-is-adapting-terry-gilliams-time-bandits-f-1833207401
Timewasters – This ITV2 comedy may be getting a US remake, with LL Cool J producing it. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/14/42528/timewasters_set_for_us_remake
Tonight With – The BBC are making a new topical comedy show which will feature computer generated versions of world leaders, and celebrities, because they’re funnier than comedians these days apparently. Ugh. More info is here: https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5242/tonight_with_bbc_pilot/
Tuca and Birdie – A new animated comedy from Netflix and some of the minds behind Bojack Horseman, this will star Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, and more about the series is here: https://theinterrobang.com/hear-and-see-tiffany-haddish-and-ali-wong-as-a-couple-a-birds/
Urban Myths – Sky have revealed the line up for the third series, and details in full can be found here: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/03/15/42533/whos_in_series_3_of_skys_urban_myths%3F
Veni Vidi Vici – Lionsgate are developing a remake of this Swedish comedy about a film director who starts making pornography and leading a double life. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/lionsgate-television-acquires-remake-rights-swedish-series-veni-vidi-vici-1203162198/
News from: 08/03/2019
Crashing – Has been cancelled by HBO. https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/crashing-cancelled-by-hbo.html
Good Omens – Brian Cox has been cast as the voice of Death in this series, joining the cast which includes Frances McDormand as God, Benedict Cumberbatch as the Devil, and also Jon Hamm, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Miranda Richardson, Mireille Enos, Nick Offerman, and more, and a new trailer can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs
Insatiable – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vincent Rodriguez III is to star in the next season of the show.
Mad About You – Despite nobody demanding it, this 90’s sitcom with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt is returning – https://news.avclub.com/try-to-contain-yourself-but-new-episodes-of-mad-about-1833105424
Man Like Mobeen – This great BBC sitcom has been given a third series. https://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/6873/news-third-series-man-mobeen
No Activity – Has been renewed for a third season.
Run – HBO have ordered a series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones, a romantic comedy thriller starring Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Star Wars) & Merritt Wever (Godless, The Walking Dead), while Waller-Bridge will recur in the series. https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/run-romantic-comedic-thriller-from.html
She’s Gotta Have It – Spike Lee’s tv series is returning to Netflix on May 24th, and a trailer is here: https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/shes-gotta-have-it-season-2-premiere.html
SMILF – Has been cancelled by Showtime.
The Unicorn – Walton Goggins is to play a hot sexy dad in this new cbs comedy. https://news.avclub.com/walton-goggins-to-play-a-hot-widower-dad-for-cbs-1833074338
Unrelated – A new comedy from Freeform which was formerly known as Besties, this has now begun production and more details are here: https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/03/unrelated-production-begins-on-freeform.html
Untitled Diarra Kilpatrick and Keenen Ivory Wayans Comedy – SpoilerTv reports that Showtime is set to make this comedy about “Maya (Kilpatrick), a sharp-tongued Detroiter moves to LA hoping to turn two weeks of great vacation sex into a real relationship with her new boyfriend. Turns out, he comes with some baggage, namely a close group of friends who embody nearly everything she thinks she despises. The series is a mixed-race love story that explores what happens when you’ve found your person but not your tribe.”
News from: 01/03/2019
Avenue 5 – SpoilerTv has reported that three more famous names has been added to the cast list, with Josh Gad playing “Herman Judd, the billionaire face and name behind Avenue 5”, while Lenora Crichlow of Being Human fame is “Billie McEvoy, the second engineer. Young, outspoken, smart and career-focused but exhausted by responsibility, she loves building and fixing things but is terrified of dying in space.”, and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Hard Sun, Quarry) will play “Rav Mulcair, head of Judd Mission Control on Earth. She’s extremely intelligent but frustrated and exhausted by lack of control. Intense and slightly odd, Rav is racked with guilt over having sent her two best friends into space in an attempt to fix their failing marriage.”
Beverly Hills, 90210 – Yep, you read right, but the reason we’re featuring it here as this is going to be a Curb Your Enthusiasm style show with the cast playing “heightened versions of themselves” and trying to get a network interested in a reboot of the series. Nearly all the cast are to return bar Shannon Doherty. https://news.avclub.com/the-original-beverly-hills-90210-crew-is-reuniting-for-1832939043
Blindboy Undestroys The World – After a successful pilot last year the Rubberbandits star has been given his own show – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/02/28/42417/blindboy_bags_a_bbc_three_series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Is getting a seventh season, it’s second for NBC.
Divorce – SpoilerTv has reported that Dominic Fumusa (The Purge: The Series) has joined the cast of this HBO cast where he “will play Jeremy, a handsome former semipro basketball player who’s an assistant coach of the Lady Raiders under Thomas Haden Church’s Robert”.
Glass Houses – Dawn French is to star in this comedy drama for ITV along with Mark Heap, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Vicki Pepperdine and Patrick Robinson. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5226/dawn_french_in_glass_houses/
Gremlins – SpoilerTv has reported that a new animated series is in development which apparently is set in the past and will see a young Mr. Wing, the Chinese grandfather played in the films by Keye Luke, go on adventures with the friendly Mogwai Gizmo. Even though it was the family who named him Gizmo after they bought him from Mr Wing, so why he’s called that in this makes no sense.
Insatiable – According to SpoilerTv Arden Myrin has been upped to series regular for Season 2.
I Ship It – This musical comedy which previously aired online is coming to the CW Network for it’s second season.
Ladhood – Liam Williams’ superb radio show Ladhood is being made in to a tv series for BBC3 – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/02/28/42413/liam_williamss_ladhood_heads_to_bbc_three?rss
Muzlamic – The BBC are making an all Asian sketch show written and performed by Ali Shahalom and Aatif Nawaz.
Uninsured – Adam Pally’s making a new sitcom from the writers of The Goldbergs about a married couple who after years of making financial mistakes have to move back in with his parents. https://news.avclub.com/adam-pally-is-coming-back-to-primetime-tv-assuming-any-1832854795
Untitled Hannah Simone Comedy – Frasier star Jane Leeves has joined the cast of this show which “will focus on Hannah and her Indian immigrant father Sid. Each one has to start over – Hannah professionally because she’s stuck in a dead-end job, and Sid because his marriage has failed – and they grow closer as a result.”
Untitle Lil Dicky Show – The popular US rapper is to make a comedy show for FX which will be about “A suburban neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.” https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/lil-dicky-comedy-series-fx.html
Untitled Jaime Camil Comedy – The Jane The Virgin star is set to appear in a pilot which follows “an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby who is cut off by his father, so he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda condo, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.”
Young Sheldon – Two more seasons have been commissioned. Yeesh, what a horrible note to end on. Sorry.
News from: 22/02/2019
Adult Swim – UK viewers will finally be able to watch The Venture Bros., The Eric Andre Show, Mostly For Millennials and a whole host of other great AS shows on e4 and All4 – further info is here: https://www.channel4.com/press/news/rick-and-morty-get-schwifty-channel-4-e4-and-all-4
Afternoons – Inbetweeners writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris are writing a new sitcom for BBC2 which is about three premiership footballers. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5216/afternoons_bbc2_sitcom_beesley_morris/
Alex & Katie – Netflix have renewed this show for a third season. https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/02/alex-katie-renewed-for-3rd-season.html
Besties – Gigi Zumbado, Jessika Van & Davi Santos have joined the cast of this greatly anticipated pilot starring Jordin Sparks and Matt Shively.
Dad’s Army: The Lost Tapes – Bernard Cribbins has sadly left the project due to personal issues, and is going to be replaced by Timothy West. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5214/bernard_cribbins_exits_dads_army_remake/
Friends From College – Has been cancelled. Sorry.
The Show That Goes Wrong – The team behind the hit play The Play That Goes Wrong are making a new six part series for BBC One, where each time a theatrical event will go terribly wrong. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5217/the_goes_wrong_show_bbc_series/
How To Make Love To A Black Woman – Several outlets have reported that this comedy Anthology from Lena Waithe has been given a pilot by Showtime.
Inside No.9 – The guest stars for series 5 have been revealed and include David Morrissey, Maxine Peake, Jenna Coleman, Dipo Ola, Phil Davis, Jill Halfpenny, Steve Speirs, Tom Goodman-Hill. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/02/17/42340/inside_no_9s_series_five_guest_stars_revealed
Medical Police – More info about this Children’s Hospital spin-off have been revealed. https://news.avclub.com/tomato-tomahto-the-childrens-hospital-team-to-serve-a-1832734036
News from: 15/02/2019
Chad – SNL star Nasim Pedrad will act in a new pilot where she’ll play a 14 year old boy. Originally commissioned by Fox in 2016 they decided to pass on it, but now TBS is making the show. https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/nasim-pedrad-chad-pilot-tbs.html
Crank Yankers – Is returning, for some bizarre reason, with Jimmy Kimmel once again involved. https://news.avclub.com/fucking-crank-yankers-is-coming-back-1832545292#_ga=2.126485645.1205410333.1549306715-1465752910.1539555978
David Spade Chat Show – Due to the popularity of his Instagram account Comedy Central have given Spade his own show.
Frasier – Work on a third series starring Kelsey Grammar’s Cheers character is still going ahead, with it being suggested that Niles and Daphne would still feature, and it would reflect the death of John Mahoney. https://news.avclub.com/kelsey-grammar-says-wheels-are-turning-on-the-third-ac-1832563022
Good Omens – Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast as The Devil, and the show will begin on the 31st of May. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5205/good_omens_to_launch_31_may/
How To Be A Couple – Will be a new Comedy Central sitcom from former Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigin.
Hulu’s Animated Marvel Shows – Four series are going to be made by Hulu (with an eventual crossover planned), the AC Club revealed that: “Patton Oswalt will be an executive producer on MODOK…A supervillain with a big head and a tiny body who “struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.” Hit-Monkey is about a monkey assassin and it comes from Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Tigra & Dazzler is an interesting choice, if only because Dazzler is definitely a mutant and mutant characters have thus far been left out of most Marvel-backed adaptations…Chelsea Handler is an executive producer. Finally, Howard The Duck is about a duck named Howard. He wears clothes and stuff, and Kevin Smith is an executive producer.” https://news.avclub.com/hulu-picks-up-four-animated-marvel-shows-including-mod-1832541629
Meaty – And Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson is creating a show based around Samantha Irby’s book of essays, Meaty. https://news.avclub.com/comedy-central-is-giving-david-spade-a-whole-late-night-1832542780
Paddington – Nickelodeon are making a tv series based around the bear’s adventures, with Ben Whishaw once again providing his voice, though we’ve doubts it’ll be as great as the two superb movies. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5207/paddington_tv_series/
South Side – Another Comedy Central show, this begins in the summer and is about “Two friends who find themselves stalled at a local rental retail company after graduating community college”, and a trailer is here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/south-side-comedy-central-show-trailer.html
The Other Two – Has been renewed for a second season, pleasingly.
Untitled Black-ish Spin Off – Black-ish may be getting a second spin off based around the character Rainbow when she was young. https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/black-ish-young-rainbow-spin-off-in-development-at-abc.html
Wrecked – Has been cancelled by TBS. Good. Which may seem mean but it had a great cast but mostly wasted them and hopefully now they’ll go on to bigger and better things.
News from: 08/02/2019
Adam and Eve – Based on the French-Canadian series an American version is to be piloted with a script from Jon Beckerman (Ed, Late Show with David Letterman), and the show “Follows one couple at three stages of their relationship — young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement. This is a comedy that asks the big questions: What makes a marriage last? Do people ever really change? And, after 40 years together, why can’t we pick a place for dinner without it turning into a whole, you know, “thing?”” https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/02/next-and-adam-eve-ai-thriller-comedy.html
Bad Move – ITV have cancelled this sitcom starring Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman.
Besties – Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and newcomer Brooks Brantly have been cast in this new Freeform comedy about three best friends. https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/02/besties-jordin-sparks-matt-shively.html
Birds Of A Feather – Proving that sanity occasionally does prevail, ITV have also cancelled this too, meaning they are no longer currently making any sitcoms for their main channel. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5195/itv_ends_sitcoms/
Bless The Harts -This is a fairly daft story and the characters won’t ever interact, but apparently this new animated series is set in the same universe as Mike Judge’s astonishingly fantastic King Of The Hill – https://news.avclub.com/upcoming-animated-fox-show-bless-the-harts-takes-place-1832443510
Gagging Order – ITV are making a pilot of a topical news comedy show which Ellie Taylor will host and will see a group of comedians making jokes about controversial news stories. https://www.comedy.co.uk/people/news/5188/ellie_taylor_on_gagging_order/
The Kominsky Method – Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser have joined the cast for the show’s second season. https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/02/the-kominsky-method-season-2-jane.html
MacGruber – The director of the original film is apparently trying to get networks interested in a tv show version of it, with original stars Will Forte and Kristen Wiig apparently up for starring in it. https://news.avclub.com/holy-shit-a-macgruber-tv-series-with-the-original-cast-1832471223
Mom – Has been renewed for another two seasons, which is great news as it’s surprisingly fun.
Mr Swallow Show – Nick Mohammad’s pilot is going to be aired by Channel Four, which is a mix of chat and comedy. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5187/mr_swallow_show_pilot/
Nana – SpoilerTv have revealed that Katey Segal is starring in a multi-cam pilot which “Centers on an obsessive, overprotective dad, who after the death of his wife, is forced to invite his brash and bawdy mother-in-law – Nana (Sagal) – into his home to help raise the two granddaughters she barely knows”.
Our House – Another CBS pilot is apparently about “A husband and wife doing their best to raise a good kid, but whose situation gets a lot crazier when the wife’s family comes barrelling into their lives.” Ugh.
Out There – ITV2 is making a pilot which sees stand up’s perform their sets in unusual places, with Tom Allen, Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Darren Walsh, Mark Simmons, Rhys James, Ivo Graham, London Hughes, Nathan Caton, Huge Davies, Rosie Jones, Nigel Ng, Bec Hill, Chris McCausland, Glenn Moore and Masai Graham all taking part. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/02/03/42226/itv_pilot_puts_stand-up_in_odd_places
Patty’s Autos – The Big C creator Darlene Hunt is making a pilot for Fox which is “Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic, a Pennsylvania-based auto repair shop with all female mechanics. It centers on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her.” https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/01/pattys-auto-comedy-from-big-c-creator.html
Reasons To Stay Alive – UKTV are making a comedy drama about Matt Haig’s best-selling book which deals with depression, with the producers of Fleabag also behind it. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5193/reasons_to_stay_alive/
The Simpsons – Has been renewed for another two years, which will take it’s episode count up to 713 by the end of the 32nd season. https://news.avclub.com/despite-disney-merger-the-simpsons-is-staying-put-on-f-1832401637
Travelling Blind – Sara Pascoe is co-starring in this travelogue show along with blind presenter Amar Latif, and Pascoe’s also filming her current stand up show for the BBC too. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/02/04/42230/sara_pascoe_to_star_in_new_bbc_travel_show
The Unicorn – CBS are making a pilot about a widower raising two daughters, which sounds incredibly original.
Untitled Pastors Comedy – SpoilerTv have run a story about this show, which is “inspired by real-life progressive pastors Touré & Sarah Roberts. The comedy revolves around Omari (Odom Jr.) & Hope who together run a modern ministry and share an even more eclectic and chaotic home life with a combined four children.”
Village Gazette – Amber Ruffin is to star in a pilot where “Amber (Ruffin) is the editor of the Benson Village Gazette. Amber loves fluff pieces that demonstrate the idyllic nature of life in her hometown. When the newspaper owners hire a reporter who’s looking to uncover a juicy story in Benson, he threatens to unravel the happy denial Amber has been living in.” https://www.spoilertv.com/2019/02/village-gazette-comedy-starring-amber.html
Woke – According to SpoilerTv Blake Anderson will play “One of Keef’s three roommates. A lovable eccentric, Gunther’s blissful worldview is that everything always works out — and for him, it usually does.”
News From: 01/02/2019
A Black Lady Sketch Show – Created by comedian and writer Robin Thede and produced by Insecure’s Issa Rae this is a new HBO show, and more info about it is here: https://news.avclub.com/robin-thede-and-issa-rae-bringing-a-black-lady-sketch-s-1832157246
Carol’s Second Act – CBS have orded a pilot for this Patricia Heaton show which sees “Carol Chambers (Heaton), who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embark on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.”
Dollface – Brenda Song (The Social Network, Pure Genius) and Lex Scott Davis (Superfly, Training Day) have joined the cast of this Hulu comedy.
Fuller House – Will be returning for a fifth and final season – https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2019/01/31/42197/fuller_house_to_return
Half Empty – Cazzie David, the daughter of Larry David, has sold a pilot to Amazon – more info’s here: https://news.avclub.com/cazzie-david-daughter-of-larry-david-to-write-and-sta-1832135108
Happy Accident – Kether Donohue, Vanessa Williams and Matt Walsh are all due to star in this pilot from two Modern Family writers which “revolves around two Pittsburgh families — a father (Veep’s Matt Walsh) with three adult daughters (JoAnna Garcia Swisher will play the eldest) and a hotel lounge singer (Vanessa Williams) with her med student son — who are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed. Donohue will play Danielle Bennett, Bud’s (Walsh) middle child. The character is a single mother who is described as emotionally sloppy, neurotic, dedicated to her neofeminist politics to the point of self-defeating exhaustion. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/kether-donohue-joins-abc-comedy-happy-accident-1181476
Sex Education – This Netflix show has been renewed for a second season – https://news.avclub.com/netflix-thinks-youre-ready-for-more-sex-education-1832260499
To Whom It May Concern – According to SpoilerTv CBS are making a pilot from Mike Metz (Californication) which “Centres on Evan who sets out with his group of 20-something friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life.”
Untitled Hannah Simone sitcom – ABC are making a pilot about Hannah’s family, revolving around her American Indian father. https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/abc-orders-pilot-inspired-by-hannah-simones-family.html
Untitled Mike Schur Sitcom – The creator of The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine is making a pilot for NBC which will star Kal Penn as “A former New York City Councilman who meets a group of recent immigrants who are “in need of his help and in search of the American Dream”, we love all things Schur so hope a full season is given. https://news.avclub.com/kal-penn-to-star-in-nbc-comedy-pilot-from-the-good-plac-1832143447#_ga=2.202515601.1247221523.1542417761-1465752910.1539555978
Woman Up – According to SpoilerTv Fox are making a pilot “About two former teen moms who have worked their asses off to see their daughters all the way through high school graduation. And now, at 35, they’re ready to make up for the youth they never had.”
News From: 26/01/2019
Amazon Stand Up Specials – Amazon are getting in to the stand up game and it’s first release will be Jim Gaffigan’s Quality Time. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/24/42146/amazon_joins_the_stand-up_business
Americanized – Produced by Reese Witherspoon according to SpoilerTv this pilot “Tells the story of a loving and off-beat Iranian family who’s been living with a huge secret: they’re undocumented immigrants. Told through an irreverent, heartfelt and a-political lens, the series will give viewers a window into the life of a Middle-Eastern household while exploring the universal truths that bond every type of “American” family.”
David Cross “Oh, Come On” – This stand up special will be available on Amazon and Itunes on May 10th. https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/david-crosss-stand-up-comedy-special-premiere-date.html
F is For Family – Has been renewed for a fourth seaon. https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/netflix-f-is-for-family-season-4.html
Friends-In-Law – NBC have ordered a second pilot for this show about “Brian and Jake, polar opposites who must quickly figure out how to coexist when their respective best friends decide to get married.”
Friends In Low Places – SpoilerTv has revealed that this pilot “is a relationship comedy about a group of thirtysomethings trying to overcome the mess they made as twentysomethings. After splitting up and losing touch, five old roommates reunite for the funeral of their old dog, Steve Buscemi. For the past few years, they’ve kept up through Instagram, which, as we all know, rarely tells the full story.”
Geniuses – Fox have ordered a pilot for the multi-cam sitcom about “A blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.”
The Girlfriend – According to Spoilertv Freeform is developing this show from writer-actress-comedian Jamie Lee, and “it revolves around Crystal Chase — a 30-something toiling away in Bakersfield, California — whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets “the one”… Too bad “the one” is the prime suspect in his wife’s mysterious disappearance.”
Inside No.9 – The fifth series has entered production and will be shown later this year, with Steve Pemberton directing one of the episodes for the first time. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5171/inside_no_9_series_5_filming/
Jack Whitehall’s Travels With My Father – Will return for a third series on Netflix with the duo this time visiting America. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/25/42150/jack_whitehalls_travels_with_my_father_gets_a_third_series
The Neighborhood – Will return for a second season.
Old Baggage – Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan are making a new TV comedy about suffragettes, based on the best selling novel by Lissa Evans. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5176/old_baggage_tv_series/
Richard Lovely – According to SpoilerTv Fox have an ordered a pilot of this show which is “described as a comedy in the vein of About a Boy. Richard Lovely follows a disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, Mr. Mouse. He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them.”
The Russell Howard Hour – Two more series have been commissioned by Sky. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/24/42135/sky_orders_two_more_series_of_the_russell_howard_hour
Stan Against Evil – Has been cancelled after three seasons.
Uninsured – Another NBC pilot, SpoilerTv stated “Uninsured centres around young parents Dave and Rebecca who end up having to take care of Dave’s parents who have mishandled their finances and need help to pay down a sizeable debt.”
Untitled Bradley Whitford Sitcom – According to Vulture this will see “A rural church choir gets the director it never thought it needed when a salty, Ivy League music professor stumbles through their door.” https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/nbc-orders-bradley-whitfords-church-choir-pilot.html Update: True Blood’s Anna Camp has now joined the cast.
News From: 19/01/2019
AJ And The Queen – Spoiler Tv have reported that “Matthew Wilkas (Top Five) will play Officer Patrick Kennedy, a macho, gay police officer who is charming, easy going, and comfortable in his own skin. Officer Patrick works for the New York Police Department alongside Officer Rhonda Whyatt (Misty Monroe)” in RuPaul’s new Netflix show.
Dad’s Army The Lost Episodes – The full cast, which includes Kevin Eldon, Matthew Horne and Robert Bathurst amongst others can be seen here – https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5162/dads_army_lost_episodes_cast/
Grace And Frankie – Netflix have given this series a sixth season. https://news.avclub.com/netflix-confirms-grace-and-frankie-will-return-for-a-si-1831784501
Like Magic – Superstore and The Grinder’s Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu are making a pilot about “An optimistic young woman pursuing her dreams in the mysterious world of the Magic Palace” according to SpoilerTv.
The Kominsky Method – Has been renewed for a second season.
National Parker – Jenna Fischer is making a new sitcom, and details about it can be found here: https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/jenna-fischer-new-show-national-parker-freeform.html
Saving Kenan – A pilot has been ordered for this which according to Spoiler Tv: “Centers on a newly widowed dad (Kenan Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.”
Space Force – Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell are working together on this show which is a parody of Trump’s Space Force plans. More info’s here: https://news.avclub.com/steve-carell-and-greg-daniels-are-turning-trumps-space-1831811308
Stath Lets Flats – This Channe Four sitcom is coming back for a second series. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5160/stath_lets_flats_series_2/
News From 12/01/2019
Code 404 – Richard Gadd’s Robocop spoof is getting a full series on Sky. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/11/42050/sky_greenlights_richard_gadds_robocop-style_spoof
The House Of Sleep – Jonathan Coe’s superb 1997 novel might be turned in to a six part comedy series – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/01/10/42043/jonathan_coe_novel_could_become_a_tv_comedy
I Love You, America – Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show has been cancelled. https://news.avclub.com/hulu-doesnt-love-i-love-you-america-enough-to-keep-it-1831623078
Modern Family – Despite rumours that this current season was going to be the last, the show has been renewed for an eleventh final season.
Nirvanna The Band The Show – Due to Viceland going under the third season has been delayed, and it now looks like it will only consist of four episodes.
News from 05/01/2019:
Deadpool – In an interview with Nerdist Deadpool creator Rob Liefield claimed “An unnamed Marvel executive personally promised him “Don’t worry, Robert, we’re going to give you a Deadpool cartoon.” https://nerdist.com/another-deadpool-animated-series-possibility-marvel-rob-liefeld/
The Office (US) – Rumours of a reunion special have been floating around for a while, but now producer Paul Lieberstein (who also played Toby in the show) has suggested that ““I think a one-off special would be the way to go…Some event that brings everyone back together.” The full interview is here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/paul-lieberstein-is-so-much-more-than-toby-from-the-office?via=twitter_page
Secret Society – The producer of HBO’s superb Barry is now working with NBC about a show where a woman takes over a dying all-male secret society.
Taskmaster US – The show has been cancelled and won’t be getting a second season.
Older (But Still Relevant) News From 2018, In A Handy A-Z format.
Alf – Today is a dark day indeed as it’s been revealed that the proposed reboot is dead in the water after the producer’s couldn’t find a network interested in showing it. https://news.avclub.com/no-need-to-hide-your-cats-that-alf-reboot-is-dead-1830381469
Alice – A reboot of the 70’s and 80’s US sitcom based on Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore has been given a pilot, with writers Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof behind it. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/alice-reboot-fox-diablo-cody-liz-astrof-1202982218/
Alien News Desk – Syfy are going to make an animated comedy starring Will Forte, and produced by SNL’s evil head honcho, Lorne Michaels. https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/61845/syfy-announces-new-animated-series-alien-news-desk
All Fancy – Anjelah Johnson is to star in a new sitcom based on her life. According to Variety “Inspired by Johnson’s life and stand-up, the series is seen through the point of view of Veronica Jimenez (Johnson), a newly successful 30-something Mexican-American woman who often goes against cultural and social expectations, creating chaos and comedy within her marriage, business and extended family.” https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/anjelah-johnson-kevin-hart-america-ferrera-nbc-1203017050/
An American Band – Is a new single-camera comedy about the harmonic and discordant adventures of The Wyldes, a diverse and dysfunctional Northern California family that can’t get a single thing right with each other, except for the music they’ve been making for the last 25 years as a multi-generational family band.
America, U.S.A. – CBS is developing this new theme park workplace comedy from husband and wife duo of TV writer-producer Michael Kramer (Men in Trees, Life Unexpected) and actress Lilli Birdsell (TURN), and writer-director-producer Alex Reid (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).
American Vandal – Has been cancelled after only two seasons, but it’s possible another network might pick it up. https://news.avclub.com/what-a-bunch-of-dicks-netflix-canceled-american-vandal-1830029764
Animals – The third season was the show’s last as HBO have cancelled it – https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/animals-canceled-hbo-1202983187/
Another Period – All rather frustratingly Comedy Central have cancelled this great series.
Archer – Season 10, which is currently due to be the final season, airs early 2019.
Arrested Development – In a recent interview David Cross has suggested that season five might be the last we see of the Bluths, saying “I’ve learned to say ‘never say never,’ but I can’t see it happening again”. https://news.avclub.com/david-cross-thinks-arrested-development-has-blued-itsel-1830036857
Atypical – Has been renewed for a third season on Netflix.
Avenue 5 – A new sci-fi comedy from Armando Iannucci and HBO, this is only at the pilot stage right now but as it stars Hugh Laurie we’d be amazed if it didn’t get picked up for a full series. Update: According to io9 “Rebecca Front has landed the “lead role” of Karen Kelly in Armando Iannucci’s outer space comedy for HBO. According to Deadline, “Karen is a middle-aged American housewife, who boarded Avenue 5 using her sister’s non-transferable ticket. Strong-willed, articulate and likeable, Karen finds herself becoming the voice of the passengers, enjoying her newfound power.” Update: Josh Gad will also appear in the show.
Awkwafina – Comedy Central have ordered a series from the rap star and comedian, which will be about “A twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother.”
BBC Scotland Pilots – BBC Scotland are to air a bunch of pilots, some of which involve Fern Brady and Larry Dean. More info’s here: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/11/15/41706/bbc_scotland_unveils_new_comedy_pilots
Best Lives – This show is now going to be aired on Fox instead of CBS, and according to Variety is “is described as a hybrid multi- and single-camera comedy that revolves around a brother and sister who find themselves both starting over after divorce”. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-nabs-comedy-best-lives-project-from-cbs-television-studios-1203020309/
Between Two Ferns – This online series is going to be turned in to a movie, somehow, with Peter Dinklage, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Keanu Reeves, and David Letterman all set to appear. https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/between-two-ferns-netflix-movie-zach-galifianakis.html
Big Deal – SNL’s Vanessa Bayer is developing a sitcom about her life for Showtime. https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/snl-alum-vanessa-bayer-showtime-comedy-big-deal.html
Big Mouth – Netflix have ordered a third series of this animated sitcom.
Blackadder 5 – Tony Robinson is suggesting for the 5,238th time that Blackadder may return, I’d be astonished if it ever happened but here’s what he had to say – https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5039/blackadder_series_5/
Bless The Harts – Fox are to make a new animated sitcom which according to The AV Club is “About a group of ‘broke as a joke’ Southerners who don’t realise that they’re already rich, in friends, family, and laughter.” Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, and Ike Barinholtz will provide the main voices.
Bob Hearts Abishola – According to SpoilerTv “Folake Olowofoyeky (Transparent) will be the lead role in this new CBS multi-camera comedy pilot which also stars Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch), and Matt Jones (Mom).”
Bojack Horseman – Has been renewed for a sixth season by Netflix, one which we hope will be slightly less bleak than the fifth. Or at the very least doesn’t see Bojack strangle anyone.
Brassic – Sky have commissioned a new comedy series starring Joe Gilgun, Damien Molony and Michelle Keegan and which is co-written by Gilgun himself.
Breeders – Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard are set to star in this new sitcom coming to Sky One in 2020. Ten episodes have been commissioned, and it’s going to be written by Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison – https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5061/martin_freeman_in_breeders/
Brockmire – Season 4 has been commissioned by IFC – https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/brockmire-season-3-tawny-newsome-1202956867/
Buffalo Wings – Fox is developing a new animated comedy from Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, and Larry Dorf, which centres around “So-called “immigrant refugee birds” from Canada who “do not follow the rest of their flock when they fly south” and instead make their way to Buffalo, New York. The series will reportedly explore “what it is to be a refugee and to fall in love with this country while pursuing the ‘American Dream’ from every possible angle.” https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/buffalo-wings-animated-comedy-fox-immigrant-refugee-birds.html
Celebrity Deathmatch – MTV is bringing back this claymation series once again. https://news.avclub.com/brace-yourselves-for-impact-mtv-is-reviving-celebrity-1830886369
Celebrity Mastermind – Comedians Terry Alderton, Elis James, Joe Thomas, Arabella Weir, Mark Dolan, and, er, Joe Pasquale are to appear in the next series.
Code 404 – Richard Gadd is starring in a pilot for Sky which is a cop comedy, though unfortunately he hasn’t written it, with Not Going Out’s Daniel Peak being behind the script – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/11/41444/richard_gadd_pilots_cop_comedy_for_sky
Comedians Giving Lectures – Sara Pascoe is hosting a pilot episode of this show with the guests being Ed Gamble, Dane Baptiste and Suzi Ruffell, which might get taken to series if considered successful. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5092/sara_pascoe_to_film_lectures_pilot/
Comedy Central UK Stand Up Specials – Iain Stirling, Desiree Burch, Luisa Omielan, Fin Taylor, Darren Harriott, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Tez Ilyas, Stephen Bailey and Sofie Hagen are all going to be recording full length specials for Comedy Central soon.
Comedy Central US Stand Up Specials – The Network is recording shorter specials with a whole host of comedians. Details are here: https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/comedy-central-2019-standup-comedy-specials.html
Conversations From A Long Marriage – The BBC have commissioned a pilot based on this radio series, starring Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam to star in TV sitcom pilot.
Crossing Swords – A new medieval / fantasy animated series from Hulu, this is from Robot Chicken writers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, and stars Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Adam Pally and Tara Strong, and is set to air in 2020.
Curb Your Enthusiasm – Shooting has just begun on the 10th season – https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/curb-your-enthusiasm/54061/curb-your-enthusiasm-season-10-news
Dad’s Army: The Lost Tapes – Lost episodes from series two of the show are to be recreated with a new cast, though the actors involved have yet to be announced. Update: Kevin McNally and Robert Bathurst have been cast as Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson in these remakes of lost Dad’s Army episodes, whilst Bernard Cribbins will take on the role of Private Godfrey.
The Dark Room – John Robertson’s hit live show is to be turned in to a tv series.
Detroiters – This has been cancelled after two seasons, which is something of a shame as it was pretty good, the writers hope another network (or Netflix) might be interested, but then they always do that. https://news.avclub.com/comedy-central-cancels-detroiters-after-two-seasons-1831019575
Disenchantment – Has been given a second season of 20 episodes, 10 of which will air in 2020, and the other 10 in 2021.
Divorce – Sharon Horgan’s comedy drama will return for a third season, though this time there will only be six episodes.
Dollface – Kat Dennings is to star in a new Hulu comedy where after being dumped by her boyfriend she decides to rekindle old female friendships. http://www.vulture.com/2018/11/hulu-orders-kat-dennings-comedy-dollface-to-series.html
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared – This online show is being turned in to a tv series by Conan O’Brien’s production company, and a few details are here: https://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/2019-sundance-film-festival-episodic-shorts-special-events
The Duchess – Katherine Ryan is creating a six part sitcom for Netflix, which according to the British Comedy Guide is about “the powerful and problematic choices of a fashionably disruptive single mum living in London”. https://www.comedy.co.uk/online/news/5096/katherine_ryan_sitcom/
Dumb People Town – Youtube is producing an animated comedy based on the podcast of the same name created by Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar, and Daniel Van Kir.
Duncanville – Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Wiz Khalifa are set to star in a new animated sitcom from former Simpsons writer Mike Scully. According to Variety “The show will center on a Duncan, “a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends.” – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/amy-poehler-rashida-jones-wiz-khalifa-fox-animated-comedy.html
Eight – Fox are developing a new show from You’re the Worst alum Alison Bennett, about Jillian and Trevor, who, after a whirlwind romance that resulted in a baby and a wedding (in that order), attempt to carve out their own family’s identity – with eight grandparents there to offer 8 million different opinions.
The Emperor of Malibu – The author of Crazy Rich Asians book is making a sitcom with CBS about two families, one from one from Shanghai and one from the US. http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/crazy-rich-asians-kevin-kwan-cbs-comedy-series.html
The End Of The F***ing World – Has been picked up for a second season, airing next year.
The Eric André Show – Back for a fifth season in 2019.
Exit Plans – Veep’s Timothy Simmons is working on a new project about assisted suicide – https://news.avclub.com/veeps-timothy-simons-is-developing-an-assisted-suicide-1831188829
The Fast Show – John Thompson has said that there are plans to make a new episode to mark the show’s 25th anniversary.
Fin Taylor’s Bullshit Bingo – Has been given a second season which will be shown online first.
Fleabag – A French tv channel is making it’s own version of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s superb sitcom, which could be interesting.
Four Weddings And A Funeral – Andie MacDowell has joined the cast of this tv version of the hit UK movie, though it’s not yet known if she’ll be once again playing Carrie though she is apparently one of the mother’s of the main cast.
https://news.avclub.com/andie-macdowell-joins-mindy-kalings-four-weddings-and-a-1830601948. Also: Jessica Williams, Nikesh Patel, Rebecca Rittenhouse, and John Reynolds have all joined the cast of Hulu’s tv adaptation of the film. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/hulu-four-weddings-and-a-funeral-series-cast-1202998361/
Frayed – Sarah Kendall has written a new comedy drama for Sky which she will also star in. According to Chortle “In Frayed, she will play a middle-class housewife living in London, who suddenly finds herself back in the Australian town she grew up in and with the flawed family she left behind.” https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/30/41562/sarah_kendall_shoots_a_comedy-drama_for_sky. Also: Diane Morgan and Robert Webb have been added to the cast of this Sarah Kendall comedy that we can’t wait to see, and a short 30 second clip is also online here: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/11/19/41726/diane_morgan_and_robert_webb_join_sarah_kendalls_comedy
GCHQ – Sky is making another spy based comedy series, this time with David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5143/david_schwimmer_to_star_in_intelligence/
The Glove – We don’t normally report on comedy films being made (yet, at least) but Vic and Bob are making a movie so this excites us greatly. For more info, click here.
Glow – Has officially been renewed for a third season, which will probably air in May / June 2019. A great interview with the cast and crew can be read here.
Good Christian Bitches – This was first adapted by ABC under the title “Good Christian Belles” in 2012 but failed miserably, and now CW are attempting a new take on the book complete with the original title.
The Good Cop – Tony Danza and Josh Grobin’s cop comedy won’t be coming back for a second season as Netflix have cancelled it.
Good Omens – The first trailer for this adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel which stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant is now online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZSXlNRRoGU
The Good Place – Has been renewed for a fourth season, because NBC are finally lovely.
Halfway There – Stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger is working on a sitcom with CBS. According to Vulture “It will feature Shlesinger as a female stand-up comic “who prides herself on ‘guiding women’ in her act.” That is, of course, until her half-sister moves in with her and puts her guidance skills to the ultimate test!” – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/iliza-shlesinger-pilot-where-she-guides-women-in-the-works.html
Happy Accident – Modern Family writers Jon Pollack and Abraham Higginbotham are making a pilot for ABC where “Two Pittsburgh families – a father with three adult daughters and a hotel lounge singer with her med student son – are forced together after a decades-old secret is revealed.”
Happy Together – The sitcom loosely based on Harry Styles pre-fame life with his flatmate has been cancelled.
Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule – Is coming back for a third series which will be filmed at Pinewood Studios from November. Free tickets for the recordings are available here.
The Heart, She Holler – Renewed for a fourth season, but this was a couple of years ago now so it’s unknown if it will return.
High Fidelity – A female led remake of Nick Hornby’s book / film is due to star Zoe Kravitz.
Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood – Steve Coogan is adapting this popular novel in to a comedy drama about Welsh hippies. According to Digital Spy, Coogan said: “It has 15, 20 characters of different sizes, various storylines that intersect. It’s something I am passionate about and know will make people laugh and move them. It’s about class, politics and, more importantly than any of that, it’s about people, characters, stories, humanity.”
Hitmen – Sky have ordered a new sitcom starring Mel and Sue, with the couple playing hapless assassins.
Hoops – Netflix is to make a new animated series by Jake Johnson, revolving around a foul mouthed basketball coach – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/netflix-hoops-animated-comedy-jake-johnson.html
IFC – The channel is working on five new shows, though whether or not they’ll make it to air is another question. “Almost Asian,” executive produced by Margaret Cho, chronicles the life of a mixed-race millennial; “Annika Erotica” follows a young pastor harboring a secret passion for writing erotic novels; the adventure comedy “Art Thieves” is about self-proclaimed Robin Hoods of the art world; “Beth,” focuses on a happily-agoraphobic man’s uneasy journey back to the outside world; and the satirical and politically provocative sketch comedy “The Middle Passage.” The projects join the previously announced series in development “How to Rig an Election” and “NGO.”
In My Skin – After a successful pilot this has been given a four part series, which the British Comedy Guide describes as “the dark comedy follows teenager Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy) as she struggles to maintain the pretence of being a normal, gobby teenager with run-of-the-mill personal, home life”. https://www.comedy.co.uk/online/news/5153/in_my_skin_series/
In The Long Run – Idris Elba and Bill Bailey’s patchy comedy series is to get a second series.
It Takes Two – According to Variety Fox is developing a single-camera comedy series inspired by the memoir written by “Property Brothers” Jonathan and Drew Scott. https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/property-brothers-series-fox-1202982848/
The Invisibles – Grant Morrison is adapting his comics series for tv, whilst not an out and out comedy it has some very funny moments in it so we hope it gets picked up a network soon. https://news.avclub.com/cue-the-cosmic-placentas-and-time-travel-orgies-grant-1830298144
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier – Dave have ordered a second series of the show which will consist of ten episodes. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/12/19/41939/second_series_for_jon_richardson%3A_ultimate_worrier
Josh Investigates – Another Comedy Central show to be screened online is from YouTuber Josh Pieters, where he investigates fascinating things. Or dull things. I just don’t know.
Judge Romesh – Dave have ordered a second series of this comedy from Romesh Ranganathan.
Kevin Can Fuck Himself – Rashida Jones is producing a new sitcom with this title, though we have a suspicion it might just change before it airs. According to the AV Club it ““explores the secret life of “a beauty paired with a less attractive, dismissive, caveman-like husband who gets to be a jerk because she’s a nag and he’s ‘funny.’” https://news.avclub.com/rashida-jones-producing-amc-series-about-sitcom-wives-w-1830184609
Kidding – Jim Carrey’s new series has been given a second season, which pleases as it’s shaping up to be fantastic stuff.
K-Town – HBO is producing a new show with Girls star Greta Lee, which according to Vulture is “about a kingpin family in the Los Angeles neighborhood, with Lee playing ‘Yumi, self-proclaimed Brentwood Barbie and daughter of the Kang family’, who reconnects with her ‘embarrassing’ Korean roots to become a powerful Korean-American woman.” – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/hbo-is-developing-a-greta-lee-dark-comedy-called-ktown.html
Last Stop Bay Bridge – Fox are developing a semi-autobiographical multi-camera comedy from Andy Roth (One Day At A Time). SpoilerTv describe it as”About eight people of different ages and ethnicities who form friendships, and rivalries, as they commute by the subway from their gentrifying neighbourhood in Brooklyn to their respective jobs in Manhattan. It’s inspired by Roth’s own upbringing in Manhattan where he rode the subway to school every day and formed the most unlikely and life changing relationships.”
Laughing At Salad – Comedy Central have commissioned a female only sketch show written by Harriet Kemsley, Sarah Morgan, Gemma Arrowsmith, Kat Butterfield, and Cassie Atkinson and performed by Maddie Rice, Beth Rylance, Bronwyn James, Danielle Vitalis and Elinor Lawless. It’ll be released online initially but hopefully will be shown on the channel at some point.
Lethal Weapon – Damon Wayans has been persuaded to stay on this series, which despite average ratings is set to continue.
Living With Yourself – This Paul Rudd comedy series was developed by IFC who then decided not to pick it up, but thankfully Netflix will air it in 2019. Aisling Bea has just been added to the cast, which makes us even more excited about it.
Lodge 49 – AMC’s pretty unusual comedy series has been renewed for a second season.
The Long Game – ABC are developing a single-camera family comedy from writer Chadd Gindin, about “A family of scam artists led by Loni – who, 16 years into being a mother, decides it’s time for her to be a good one. She tries to get her family to go straight despite a husband who still slips, a lifetime of bad examples that the kids won’t let her forget and no idea how to accomplish this in a society that seems to have embraced the morally grey area she’s trying to get them away from.”
The Middle – ABC were attempting to create a Sue Heck spin-off starring Eden Sher but it currently looks unlikely to happen, though Warner Bros Tv are shopping it around to other networks:
Medical Police – Netflix have ordered a spin-off of Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital which will star Rob Huebel and Erinn Hayes, with Rob Corddry who created the original series writing for it, along with Jonathan Stern and David Wain, so it should be pretty great. https://www.spoilertv.com/2018/12/medical-police-netflix-orders-childrens.html
Mister Winner – Spencer Jones’ sitcom has started filming, and full details can be found here: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/24/41525/lucy_pearman_joins_mister_winner
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – Will return for a second series next year.
Mr Inbetween – This great Australian comedy series will return for a second season.
Mrs Fletcher – The Leftover’s co-creator Tom Perrotta’s comedy series has been picked up by HBO. Starring Kathryn Hahn, according to the network: “Mrs. Fletcher” is a dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on the lives of an empty nest mother and her college freshman son.”.
Mum – The third series of this BBC sitcom will be it’s last, and will air sometime in 2019.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction – David Letterman’s dull chat show has been given a second series by Netflix which will air in 2019, and Kanye West will be one of the guests.
Nathan For You – Our favourite current show has sadly come to an end, with Comedy Central announcing there won’t be a fifth season, though apparently it was Fielder’s decision rather than the show being cancelled – https://news.avclub.com/nathan-for-you-wont-be-returning-for-season-5-unless-t-1829818144
Nirvanna The Band The Show – Work continues on the third season, but viewers in the UK can finally watch the first two on All4 – https://www.channel4.com/programmes/nirvanna-the-band-the-show
No Hard Feelings – The CW is making a show which according to Variety “is described as a dark comedy about a group of friends who conspire to exact revenge on an old rival who assaulted one of their own and got away with it back in college.” – https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cw-jordan-reddout-gus-hickey-1202983423/
The Obsolescents – Meg Ryan is producing and possibly starring in a new NBC comedy which variety describes as taking place “in a New Jersey suburb where the facade of peace and civility is disrupted by the shocking death of a long-time Township Council member.” – https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/meg-ryan-andrew-gottlieb-nbc-comedy-1202969052/
Paradise PD – We didn’t like this at all but some might be interested to know it’s been given a second season.
Peacock – Preacher star Dominic Cooper is to play a fitness instructor in a new gym-based comedy for Sky from two of the creators of People Just Do Nothing.
People Just Do Nothing – Might be getting a US remake, with a pilot ordered from Amazon – https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5074/people_just_do_nothing_usa/
Pushover – According to SpoilerTv this is “A darkly comedic soap from Kevin (Probably) Saves The World creators Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and ABC Studios…Pushover centers around a woman who has been “nice” all her life and decides to become a villain, with the help of her landlord, the office custodian, and the IT department.”
Quinta & Jermaine – Jermaine Fowler is making a pilot with CBS, along with Quinta Brunson and Larry Wilmore, about best friends having a child.
Rags To Riches – Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman is developing a new comedy with CBS where “An outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her sister’s Reseda condo where they delight in the “charms” of the working class but mourn the loss of being the 1% of the 1%.”
Random Acts – Mae Martin is the new host of this series which shows various short films – https://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/6297/mae-martin-tv-series
The Righteous Gemstones – Danny McBride’s latest series will star John Goodman and McBride as a father-son team of televangelists – https://news.avclub.com/hbo-gives-its-blessing-to-danny-mcbrides-new-series-abo-1829477237
Red Dwarf – Another new series is currently being written, but no further details have been announced.
Rick and Morty – Renewed for seven(!) more seasons, season 4’s air date has yet to be released but a teaser trailer is now online.
Robbie – Rory Scovel is going to star in a new Comedy Central sitcom with Beau Bridges, SNL alum Sasheer Zamata, and Mary Holland. Vulture says “It follows a small town youth league basketball coach living in his father’s shadow, until he realizes he has a son of his own who can lead him to greatness. Scovel wrote the series with Anthony King (Search Party, Silicon Valley).” https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/comedy-central-orders-new-shows-from-awkwafina-rory-scovel.html
Romesh Looks Back To The Future – Even before the special of the same name airs, Romesh Ranganathan’s comedy predictions show has been given a full series.
Save the Deli – NBC is developing a new comedy based on David Sax’s book of the same name from writer Lauren Bachelis (Single By 30), which is “A family workplace comedy centering on a 30-year-old woman, who much to the shock of her family, friends and mostly herself, becomes the new owner of her Chicago family deli after her grandfather dies. Naturally, her very opinionated staff and family members make the job unbearable since they all have conflicting ideas of how to save the deli.”
Shit Happens – Which will probably be renamed before it makes it on to our screens is a new unscripted comedy game show from the men behind Impractical Jokers – https://theinterrobang.com/stars-impractical-jokers-land-new-tbs-series/
Sick Of It – Sky have ordered a second series of Karl Pilkington’s comedy. https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5149/sick_of_it_series_2/
Significant Brother – Fox is creating a new comedy by former Difficult People showrunners Scott King and Moe Jelline. Vulture says it’s “Based on King and Jelline’s real-life friendship, the show centers on “a newlywed couple as their marriage is tested, but ultimately strengthened, when the husband’s estranged gay brother moves in and becomes best friends with his wife.” https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/fox-developing-comedies-uncle-joey-and-significant-brother.html
Silicon Valley – New episodes of the show now won’t air until 2020 as showrunner Alec Berg is too busy with the next season of Bill Hader’s hitman comedy Barry. https://news.avclub.com/silicon-valley-is-being-delayed-and-its-all-barrys-fau-1830448077
Sliced – Samson Kayo is to star in a new Dave sitcom about two pizza delivery drivers. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/30/41567/samson_kayo_to_star_in_new_dave_comedy
Solar Opposites – A new animated series from Justin Roiland, this isn’t due to air until 2020, but Netflix have already commissioned two seasons. According to The AV Club “The show is about a family of aliens from a “better world” who must hide out in middle America for some reason, with some of them bemoaning the frustrating turn of events and others deciding that America is actually pretty cool—presumably making them… solar opposites. Roiland will lead the voice cast, naturally, alongside Sean Giambrone from The Goldbergs and Mary Mack from Golan The Insatiable.”
Squinters – Claudia O’Doherty, Anne Edmonds and ‘a major American female comedic talent’ yet to be named will appear in the show’s second series, but Tim Minchin won’t be present this time around. https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2018/11/20/41746/comedians_join_australias_squinters
Stand Up and Away! With Brian Regan – Will be a new four episode sketch show from Netflix, with Jerry Seinfeld executive producing.
Star Trek: Lower Decks – The Star Trek universe is about to get a lot odder as CBS have ordered an animated comedy from Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan. According to the AV Club it “Will follow a support crew on one of Starfleet’s ‘least important ships'” and more info’s here – https://news.avclub.com/cbs-all-access-expands-its-growing-star-trek-universe-w-1829999826
Still Open All Hours – The BBC are to make a sixth series of the show. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/12/21/41958/sixth_series_for_still_open_all_hours
Succession – HBO dark satire about a Murdoch-esque family turned out to be rather special, and filming is due to begin in January 2019, with the series airing later that year.
Sunny D – Dane Baptiste’s BBC sitcom Sunny D might be getting a US remake, with Fox having ordered a pilot from Keenen Ivory Wayans and Saladin K Patterson – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/11/26/41785/exporting_sunny_d_to_america
Tails – Fox is developing a new comedy from Riki Lindhome and Monica Padrick – https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/fox-to-develop-comedy-starring-co-created-by-another-periods-riki-lindhome-1202983437/
Takeshi’s Castle – London Hughes, Stephen Bailey and Lauren Pattison will be commentating on the show when it returns to Comedy Central next month, and Roman Kemp has replaces Jonathan Ross as the host. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/30/41561/comics_join_takeshi%E2%80%99s_castle
Talk Show The Game Show – Has been cancelled by TruTv.
Thicker Than Water – According to Vulture Tig Notaro is writing an new hour long comedy drama, about “a single mom who heads to her smaller town, middle of the country hometown to attend her estranged father’s funeral. What she discovers is a bunch of half-siblings she never met.” – https://theinterrobang.com/tig-notaro-developing-hour-network-dramedy/
This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay’s hit (and very good) book is being turned in to a comedy drama for the BBC, with Kay writing the scripts.
Tourist Trap – Sally Phillips’ latest sitcom will be returning for a second series.
Transparent – A Jeffrey Tambor-less Season 5 has yet to be filmed, but it has been commissioned and will be the final season.
Trial and Error – NBC have sadly decided not to renew this for a third season, but the production company behind it is currently trying to sell it to other networks / streaming sites.
The Trip – Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are returning for a fourth series of the show with the duo visiting Greece this time around. https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/12/21/41953/steve_coogan_and_rob_brydon_to_go_on_another_trip
Trollied – Will be coming to an end after one final episode this Christmas.
The Tuckers – BBC Wales are giving this a full series which according to the British Comedy Guide “stars Steve Speirs as the head of a family of petty-criminal chancers living in the Welsh valleys who are “low on cash but high on spirit”.” https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5102/bbc_wales_sitcoms_tourist_trap_tuckers/
Uncle Joey – Fox is developing a multi-camera sitcom starring Joey Diaz which according to Vulture will be “Written by former King of the Hill and Maron executive producers Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin…the show follows Diaz as “a Cuban immigrant with a troubled past who’s given a second chance at life when he moves his family to an upscale suburb. Intent on being the best family man possible, Joey works to raise his young daughter with old school values in today’s rapidly changing world.” https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/fox-developing-comedies-uncle-joey-and-significant-brother.html
Unqualified – Tim Heidecker are Eric Wareheim producing a new unscripted show for TBS which will star Ken Jeong and Shaquille O’Neal and see the duo taking on unusual jobs.
Untitled Blake McCormick Comedy – NBC is developing a new show from the Single Parents producer which “would follow a “meek and modest” man from Los Angeles who travels to remote, small-town Alaska to claim a mysterious inheritance after the death of his estranged uncle.”
Untitled Brent Morin Series – Bill Lawrence is producing a comedy series starring and co-written by comedian Brent Morin, about Andy Hewitt (Morin) who, in a desperate attempt to prove himself to his family after losing his dream job, has no choice but to take a retail job at the world’s most fashionable department store.
Untitled Diablo Cody Comedy – David Spade is set to star in a new HBO comedy from the Juno / United States Of Tara writer, which according to the AV Club is about “a washed-up, semi-famous grunge rocker who fell out of the spotlight in the ‘90s after getting addicted to heroin. Now, years later, he’s sober and working as a waiter when he meets a young actress named Bailey who changes his life “in unexpected and electrifying ways.” https://news.avclub.com/david-spade-prepares-to-make-a-serious-comedy-comeback-1830399360
Untitled Jessica Gao sitcom – The Rick and Morty writer is developing an ABC comedy pitched As ‘Lazy Rich Asians’. More info’s here.
Untitled Phil Lord and Chris Miller Sitcom – The duo are developing an NBC comedy about a company in crisis. Further details are here.
Untitled Sharon Horgan Series – According to Vulture this will be about “A socially awkward, broke, single woman who launches a self-help company and recruits a handsome former male gymnast to be the face of it, played by Billy Magnussen.”
Untitled Skateboarding Project – Love co-creator Lesley Arfin is working with HBO on a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed film Skate Kitchen.
The Venture Bros. – Season 8 has been commissioned but probably won’t hit our screens until 2020 at the earliest.
Waiting – Comedy Central once again are making a new online show, this time from Pleb’s star Ryan Sampson, which is a ten-part scripted series in which two characters are stuck waiting in various different scenarios. This news, and all of the other Comedy Central info came from: https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/12/10/41887/comedy_central_orders_all-female_online_sketch_show
The Watch – A second Terry Pratchett series is soon to hit our screens with the BBC adapting his The Watch series of novels – http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a869721/discworld-tv-series-the-watch-terry-pratchett/
Whites – Alan Davies sitcom is going to be remade in the states – https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/10/10/41436/whites_to_get_a_us_remake
With Bob and David – Renewed for a second season a while back, but it’s been all rather quiet on that front since.
Woke – Hulu have ordered a pilot for this new show starring Lamorne Morris which Variety describes as “a half-hour comedy with a mix of live-action and animation. It is inspired by the life and art of cartoonist Keith Knight.” https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/lamorne-morris-hulu-woke-keith-knight-1203017527/
Work Wife – Michael Ian Black is to write a new sitcom, which according to Variety is “inspired by the real life friendship of Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. The multi-camera series…has received a put pilot commitment at the network. It is described as an ensemble comedy that explores the dynamics surrounding people’s “work spouses,” who have very few boundaries with each other, and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else.” https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/kelly-ripa-ryan-seacrest-comedy-series-abc-1203016123/
Year of the Rabbit – Matt Berry is going to play Inspector Rabbit in this spoof crime comedy.
You’re Killing Me – Is being developed by CBS All Access and is produced by Gina Rodriguez, who could potentially act in it. According to Spoiler tv it will centre around “Gracie who thought she was cursed with an overbearing mother. But when her mom dies unexpectedly and haunts Gracie for real, Gracie’s worst nightmare becomes her mom’s dream come true.”