ICYMI: Dave Chappelle Announces Third Comedy Special with Netflix
Netflix announced their collaboration with comedy legend Dave Chappelle on his third special, Equanimity, premiering on December 31. Chappelle already has two specials on the streaming platform, Dave Chappelle: The Age of Sin and Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas, both from his personal collection. You can check out the first trailer for Equanimity in last week’s Comedy After Dark.
In other news, NBC’s heavenly new comedy, The Good Place, was renewed for season three. The show’s official Twitter account revealed the happy news on the social media website. The show is currently on hiatus after the first half of Season 2 and will return with the second half on Thursday, January 4 at 8:30PM.
FOX announced the premiere dates for two new comedies, LA to Vegas and The Resident. LA to Vegas will premiere on the channel on January 2 at 9PM ET/PT and The Resident will premiere on January 21 following the NFC Championship Game at 10PM ET/7PM PT and January 22 at 9PM ET/PT in its time period premiere.
Hot Topic: ‘Ghosted’ Picked Up for Six Additional Episodes with New Showrunner
Ghosted fans will be delighted to hear that Fox has approved the show for six additional episodes, making the show’s first season run a total of 16 episodes. In addition, The Office alum Paul Lieberstein is joining the show as executive producer and showrunner, taking over for Kevin Etten.
Guess Who: Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki to Return for Roseanne Revival
Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is to return as David on the Roseanne revival. Executive producer Whitney Cummings confirmed the news on an Instagram story from production, which featured a snapshot of Galecki’s seat on set. The Roseanne revival is set to return sometime in 2018.
Coming Soon: ‘Survivor’ Winner John Cochran, Dr. Phil’s Stage 29 Productions and CBS to Develop Multi-Cam Legal Show, ‘Psych: the Movie’ Stars Tease a “Love Letter to the Fans”
Variety has learned that CBS is developing a multi-cam legal comedy starring Survivor season 26 winner, John Cochran, along with former “Modern Family” writer Dan O’Shannon. Dr. Phil McGraw is to executive produce the show with his son Jay McGraw, and Julia Eisenman, vice president of development for the McGraws’ Stage 29 Productions. The project, called “Class Action,” would follow a law student looking for the easy way out who gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself in a class where he and an eclectic group of fellow law students are required to argue actual cases in court.
Psych: the Movie is promised to be a “love letter to the fans”, according to stars Dulé Hill and James Roday on Entertainment Weekly: The Show. Having also co-wrote the movie version, Roday shared his appreciation for the ‘Psychos’ who stood by them all these years:
“This was about saying thank you. This was basically our love letter back to our fans, who let us crowd-surf for eight years.”
Psych: The Movie premieres Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on USA.
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