The Emmys come only but once a year. And this year's looks to be more diverse than ever, comedy wise that is. The usual suspects like Veep are there but then newcomers like Samantha Bee and Pamela Aldon join the fun. The Emmys air on Sunday, September 17th at 8 PM. Stephen Colbert will host so we know who's not winning his award...(jk I don't know).
The Simpsons co creator Sam Simon passed away earlier this week. To celebrate his life, Fusion is airing Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story, a documentary the two parties made to showcase Simon's work with his Sam Simon Foundation. Fusion was given the rights to document the final months of Simon's life back in August.
“Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” said Fuson CEO Isaac Lee when the project was announced last summer.
Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story will air Sunday at 8 PM.
Team Coco's ruler and sexual icon Conan O'Brien has made a few appearances on his fellow host's shows to promote his own show. Last night, the carrot colored comedian stopped by The Daily Show in order to talk about the Conan crew's recent trip to Cuba (for a special segment set to air next week). A bit of trivia behind the Cuban quest: they were stuck in a tiny building watching a Spanish dubbed Gilmore Girls.
Conan also spoke with Howard Stern on Wednesday morning about the trip. But, more importantly, the two covered all of Conan's career including writing for SNL and The Simpsons. Depression that was suffered by the host during the early nights of NBC late night was also a topic. Conan remembered he was seeing a therapist during the first few weeks of Late Night:
This past weekend marked an event called the Writers Guild Awards, a show dedicated to the people that make that show you like so good. The Simpsons, Louie, Grand Budapest Hotel and other comedic media won awards for their ability to make us laugh in the past year. Even a web show, High Maintenance, won for Short Form New Media.
The rest of the winners can be seen below.
Fox's funny sounding stepchild Bob's Burgers has reached an achievement that Arrested Development, Sit Down Shut Up, and The Critic never got to see: a sixth season.
Despite the show not being a ratings powerhouse, the network has ordered 22 episodes of the show to be produced. Fans have been clamoring over Bob's Burgers since its initial premiere. They love the show's quirky characters and witty writing. But that can be said about any other show.
Bob's Burgers has suffered through time slot changes though. However, this past fall, it held 100% of its season premiere rating in Week 2. In layman's terms, that means the show had a lot of viewers for an episode.
Bob's Burgers airs at 7:30 PM on Sundays.