ICYMI: Ernie Hudson joins Bad Boys TV spin-off, ABC has ordered new comedy pilots and so much more!
See everything you may have missed in last week’s Comedy After Dark.
Ernie Hudson will be joining Gabrielle Union in the Bad Boys spin-off tv series!
ABC has ordered two comedy pilots, Single Parents and Steps. CBS has ordered a multi-camera comedy pilot and you can read the details here. In the Dark and Playing Dead are just some of the other pilots that have been picked up by networks. See more here.
NBC’s Mad About You star, Louis Zorich has died at the age of 93.
Alley Mills says that due to the ‘ridiculous’ Fred Savage lawsuit, Wonder Years was canceled. See the full story.
Hot Topic: Netflix lands The Politician and casts Ben Platt, Frasier’s John Mahoney dies at 77, Nicole Eggert Files Sexual Abuse Report, and more.
Netflix has landed The Politician, a new hour-long comedy series from collaborators Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy. Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, and Gwyneth Paltrow are also in negotiations to co-star.
Nicole Eggert files a sexual abuse report against her Charles in Charge co-star Scott Baio. Read more on it here.
Guess Who: Anton Cropper to direct the Bad Boys spin-off pilot, Carly Jibson set to return to The Guest Book, Brandon Michael Hall cast in God Friended Me and much more!
The Bad Boys spinoff drama pilot has booked Anton Cropper to direct. He’s served as executive producer on Suits.
Carly Jibson has been set to return to TBS’ The Guest Book and Eddie Steeples has been upped to series regular.
Lauren Cohan, Rosario Dawson, and Damon Wayans Jr. are some of the most sought after comedic actors for this pilot season. See all of the others mentioned here.
The Mayor’s Brandon Michael Hall has been cast as the lead for the new pilot God Friended Me from Berlanti Productions.
Kirby Bliss-Blanton (Project X), Marcus Henderson (Get Out), Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island) and Gabriel Hogan (Condor) are set to star as series regulars in TruTV’s comedy pilot Tacoma FD.
TVAD Writers Room: TVAD Writer’s Room: Grown-ish 1×06 Roundtable and The Good Place: Final Verdict
Check out the Grown-ish roundtable as they discuss the downfall of Zoey and Cash’s relationship. Zoey’s mom, Rainbow, also made a visit to campus and the twins got into some money troubles. See what the roundtable had to say about that and more for episode 1×06 ‘Cashin’ Out’!
Read the final verdict of the “stunningly creative and seemingly incapable of losing steam” season two of The Good Place! They discuss the relatable characters and the blurred lines between comedy and philosophy. The Good Place has humor and heart so check out the final verdict!
Interviews: Jermaine Fowler discussed his reasons for writing an episode of Superior Donuts!
Jermaine Fowler’s episode Superior Donuts Franco (Fowler) gets upset with Fawz (Maz Jobrani) because of how he’s exploiting Black History Month. So, Franco invites a former Negro League baseball player to the shop to share his story. He discusses why he wrote the episode:
“I was passionate about it. I wrote it out of frustration. I grew up watching people and companies commercialize Black History Month. I watched old McDonald’s commercials and they’d blacken up the commercials for 28 days then go back to normal in March. It got annoying to me…”
He wanted to focus on the point that not all black people think the same. They all agree that it is a struggle but how it is dealt with is not the same. Also serving as an executive producer, Fowler said he’d like to try directing an episode of Superior Donuts now that he’s tried out writing.
“There are certain angles we haven’t really explored with this show yet. There are certain intricacies that we haven’t explored with certain characters. I just know if I were to direct an episode it would be different.”
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