Remember this video? "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise"? It was created by marketing company ThinkModo to promote the Carrie remake, and depicts an insane prank where a woman seems to have mind-over-matter powers. And now, they're making a sitcom along the same lines.
You would think that, if you take out all the jokes and leave just the plot in American sitcoms, you would end up with something that is not funny at all. And you would be completely right—although the edits of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm still had some solid funny moments.
While we were busy celebrating America's birthday, another anniversary snuck by us: on July 5th, Seinfeld turned 25 years old. And despite being old enough to drink, smoke, and drive a rental car, the show is still a nearly-universal cultural reference. The one-hour documentary Seinfeld: How it Began is required…
Legendary comedienne Lucille Ball would've turned 100 today. May she rest in peace. Google's even got a fresh new doodle in her honor, with the video up top featured within. But Lucy did more than just play a TV housewife.
The wags over at Splitsider have a take on how streaming video and DVR have actually served to make TV shows funnier. Or maybe more accurately, to give funny sitcoms a better chance of survival:
Having Morris Day, Prince's former nemesis and lead singer of the Time, star in a sitcom? Brilliant idea. Casting him as a womanizing hairdresser who gets lectured about sexism for half an hour every week? Ummmm... Okay.
Australia's latest sitcom features the members of a gay science fiction club, dealing with being yourself in a harsh world — and wrangling over which Star Trek captain is the coolest. It's being described as a queer Big Bang Theory.
Better Off Ted has certainly hit its stride with geeky characters Lem and Phil. While Portia de Rossi's wit is slowly catching up, it's the scientists who carry this endearing little sitcom.
No Heroics, the British sitcom that proved superheroes can be just as raunchy and insecure as the rest of us, is coming to the U.S.. But ABC's version won't be a Life On Mars-style remake. Original creator Drew Pearce says he'll be involved in the new version, and it'll stay true to the U.K. version. We'll have more…
All rise — or levitate — for Space Judge. A sitcom about an attorney who becomes a judge in an alien version of Judge Judy is seeking a network, and we talked to the creators.
Could fantastical stories save the sitcom from extinction? First the Sunny In Philadelphia guys start working on a comedy called Boldly Going Nowhere, about life on a starship between missions. And now Britain's ITV2 is launching a new sitcom about off-duty superheroes called No Heroics. How long before we see an…
Click to viewGet ready for space baby dick jokes, holo-deck masturbation, and half man-half fish characters in the new Fox series Boldly Going Nowhere, appearing as a midseason replacement on Fox. One of the new scifi comedy's writers, Charlie Day, is an original creator of the already established as comedy perfection …