Because it's in desperate need of comedy shows, NBC has picked up Mike O'Brien and Seth Meyers' show about a scorned high school teacher. The show, which stars Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt, follows a philosophy scholar who doesn't get the job he wants and is relegated to teach pubescent ne'er do wells. At some point, he decides to use his advanced placement students to his benefit. Deadline reports that Lyric Lewis, Aparna Brielle, Jacob McCarthy, Mary Sohn, and Nick Peine co-star. Lorne Michaels is set to produce along with Meyers.
NBC used to be a network that focused purely on the highest rated comedy shows. It's no secret that the past decade or so have been difficult for the network. It just can't seem to find comedies that it loves. Now, it's finding a groove with Superstore along with recent addition The Good Place. With its recent pilot: NBC is not screwing around anymore.
Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt -- two comedy television mainstays -- have been cast in a pilot for the network. The two will take the lead roles in the untitled Mike O'Brien and Seth Meyers comedy about a cynical Ivy League professor (Howerton) who is thrust into the world of high school teaching and ultimately decides to use his students as his pawns for revenge. Oswalt will play the pushover principal.
Fans of Howerton's FX(X) show Always Sunny in Philadelphia needn't fret. The show still has two more seasons on the channel and the cast has no plans to stop any time soon.
Hey late night fans (and Late Night fans), one of the talk shows is turning into a podcast! NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers can now be enjoyed in bite-sized podcast form. As found by Splitsider, the podcast takes segments like "A Closer Look" -- where the host dedicates an extended period of time to a topic -- and "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" -- where Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel say things Seth can't -- and turns them into audio form! New "episodes" will be posted Tuesday through Friday. Podcasts are becoming bigger as the medium explodes with new shows every week. We even dedicated an episode of News Time to it! Check out the iTunes listing here and Android users can head to the podcasting app of their choice.
If Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers came to you and said "hey we want to make a show," would you let them do it? That's exactly what IFC did with the trio's latest effort Documentary Now! (formally known as American Documentary). According to Splitsider, SNL's own Rhys Thomas and Alex Buono are directing the series which will run for six half hour episodes. A slew of guest stars are slated to appear including Jack Black, John Slattery, Irving Azoff, Aidy Bryant, Mike O'Brien, Paula Pell, and Tim Robinson. To top it all off, the fictional band made by Armisen, the Blue Jean Committee, wll appear on the show too. Documentary Now! is set to premiere Thursday, August 20th at 10:00pm.
The saddest day of the the year in late night is about to rear its ugly head. Not Letterman leaving but Ferguson leaving. CraigyFerg stops by Late Night to talk with Seth Meyers some hosting advice, tell some stories, and make fun of the Scots.