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    Hulu Renews ‘Shrill’ for Season 2

    Hulu has greenlit comedy “Shrill” for a second season, with an order for eight new episodes. The series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Elizabeth Banks, showrunner Ali Rushfield, Lindy West, Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, Max Handelman of Brownstone Productions, and Aidy Bryant. Dannah Shinder of Brownstone Productions will serve as a producer. Season one of […]

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    NBC Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Saving Kenan’ and ‘Like Magic’

    “Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson could be heading to NBC in primetime. The network has picked up his single camera comedy pilot, “Saving Kenan” (formerly known as “Saving Larry”), which center on a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their […]

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    NBC Orders ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’

    NBC, which is intent on reviving the variety format in primetime, has confirmed upcoming “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” hosted by former “SNL” players Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. Also featured will be “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson. The series, which will telecast live from 30 Rockefeller Center and will feature sketches […]

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    NBC Greenlights Maya Rudolph / Martin Short Variety Hour

    Despite the recent failure of “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” NBC is going back to the variety well with a one-hour series hosted by “Saturday Night Live’ alum Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. Tentatively titled “Maya and Marty in Manhattan” the series is expected to be a blend of musical numbers, comedy sketches […]

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