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The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now 5/17/14

This past week was simultaneously a bloodbath with all the network cancellations and a flurry of new orders, renewals, and more comedy goodness. While we have to say farewell to Community, we’ll be seeing Conan O’Brien at TBS for a few more years, The Simpsons and Family Guy will have a historic crossover episode, Nerdist’s own All-Star Celebrity Bowling is coming to TV, and so much more.

Enough of me getting you enticed and on to The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now!

Parks and Recreation‘s 7th season to be its last.


NBC cancelled The Michael J. Fox Show, Community.

Jane Krakowski reunites with Tina Fey in Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper .

Ken Jeong joins teen comedy The Duff from CBS Films.

ABC renews Last Man Standing and orders Cristela, Fresh Off The Boat, Selfie, Manhattan Love Story, and Black-ish to series.

NBC orders comedies A to Z, Mysteries of Laura, and Bad Judge to series.

TBS cancelled Men At Work.

The Simpsons and Family Guy will have a crossover episode later this year .

NBC sets for Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.

UCB Comedy partners with Above Average and launches UCB Studios and UCB Digital.

Marin Ireland joins HBO’s Girls.

Comedy Central passes on The Chris Gethard Show.

Anthony Mackie joins Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Christmas comedy.

TBS extends Conan O’Brien’s contract through 2018.

British comedy Pride lures buyers at Cannes before its premiere.

CBS passes on How I Met Your Dad starring Greta Gerwig.

Life Partners starring Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester to open this year’s Outfest.

Bob Odenkirk might just be taping a comedy album this week for AST Records at our very own Nerdmelt Showroom.

IFC buys the North American rights to dramedy Kelly & Cal starring Juliette Lewis.

Tenacious D is having their second Festival Supreme at Exposition Park and the LA Sports Arena near Downtown LA.

Showtime is developing comedy centered on an aspiring Jewish comedian from Elisa Zuritsky, Julie Rottenberg, Richard Shepard, & Olé.

FX cancels Legit and Chozen.

Zoey Deutch to star in rom-com Cover Girl, to be directed by Gray Matters director Sue Kramer.

Comedy Central launches in Spain.

The Artist‘s Michel Hazanavicius to direct Will starring Zach Galifianakis.

Andy Samberg hosting this season’s SNL finale.

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie rom-com project Sleeping With Other People to be financed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

AMC picks up our very own All-Star Celebrity Bowling to series.


Jonathan Ames adapting Icelandic dramedy World’s End for Showtime.

Katey Sagal joins cast of Pitch Perfect 2.

Bob’s Burgers: The Comic Book coming out this Summer.

Joel McHale and Neil Patrick Harris will not be replacing Craig Ferugson as host of The Late Late Show.

UK Comedian Frank Sinner to guest star on Doctor Who.

The Coen Brothers’ next film will be Hail Caesar centered on a 1950s Hollywood “Fixer”.

Kristen Wiig joins the cast of Zach Galifianakis-Owen Wilson heist comedy.

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis to re-team on Richard Linklater’s Larry’s Kidney.

Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West release special 8-bit online game.

Here’s The Bigggest Happenings in Comedy from last week, in case you missed it

-What was the biggest happening in comedy for you this past week? Let us know in the comments below.

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