or


[04/07/08 - 10:44 AM]
Popular Past and Present NBC Comedy Stars from Hit Shows Like "The Office," "30 Rock," "Mad About You" and "Cheers" Join NBC's "Last Comic Standing" as Talent Scouts When the Hit Summer Series Joins Thursday's Comedy Night Line-Up on May 22 (9:30-11:00 P.M. Et)
Among this year's talent scouts: Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery from "The Office."

[via press release from NBC]

POPULAR PAST AND PRESENT NBC COMEDY STARS FROM HIT SHOWS LIKE "THE OFFICE," "30 ROCK," "MAD ABOUT YOU" AND "CHEERS" JOIN NBC'S "LAST COMIC STANDING" AS TALENT SCOUTS WHEN THE HIT SUMMER SERIES JOINS THURSDAY'S COMEDY NIGHT LINE-UP ON MAY 22 (9:30-11:00 P.M. ET)

BURBANK, CA � April 7, 2008 � When NBC's Emmy-nominated series "Last Comic Standing" returns for a sixth season on May 22 and joins Thursday's comedy night line-up, a parade of NBC comedy stars from past and present hit shows will come too for the first time ever � serving as talent scouts in lively audition shows that will air as the first five episodes. Bill Bellamy ("Def Comedy Jam," "Any Given Sunday") returns as host of the series, which will air in its regular timeslot of Thursdays from 8:30-10 p.m. ET following the Thursday, May 22 premiere from 9:30-11:00 p.m.

Helping to "find the funny" this season are talent scouts Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner and Kate Flannery ("The Office"), Dave Foley ("Thank God You're Here!" "Newsradio"), Neil Flynn ("Scrubs"), George Wendt and John Ratzenberger ("Cheers"), Richard Belzer ("Law & Order: SVU"), Steve Schirripa ("The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"), Kathy Najimy ("Veronica's Closet") and French Stewart ("Third Rock From the Sun"). Josh Gomez ("Chuck"), Lonny Ross and Keith Powell ("30 Rock") also serve as talent scouts, along with Richard Kind and Fred Willard ("Mad About You") and Alfonso Ribeiro ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air").

Top comedians from more than 20 countries � including England, Australia, Scotland, Sweden, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Israel � audition during the international search, which will take talent scouts to LA, NY, Toronto, Minneapolis, Houston, Tempe, San Francisco, Nashville and Miami. Plus, for the first time ever on the show, Bill Bellamy goes to eight additional cities on his own � including Boston, Denver, Seattle, Detroit, Honolulu and Atlanta � surprising the best comics at local venues with a direct pass to perform for the scouts in the closest audition city.

Popular UK personality Fearne Cotton (NBC's "The Guinness Book of World Records � Live!," ITV2's "The Xtra Factor") also joins the show as a special correspondent, spicing up the search for the best aspiring and professional comedians around the world.

After the audition search is over, the best of the best will come to Las Vegas to perform for a huge crowd at the Paris Las Vegas, where the top 12 comedy acts will be chosen as finalists. They'll move on to the challenge rounds for a comedy showdown week by week, until the funniest comics return to the Paris Las Vegas for the finals and finale.

Then America will vote to decide who will be the "Last Comic Standing" and win a $250,000 grand prize including an exclusive talent deal with NBC, a brand new Honda, and a starring appearance in Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas.

"Last Comic Standing" is produced by Peter Engel Productions and Universal Media Studios. The executive producers are Peter Engel ("Saved By the Bell," "The Next Best Thing"), David Friedman (NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly," "NBC's New Years Eve with Carson Daly") and Barry Katz ("Action," "Dane Cook's Tourgasm"). Javier Winnik (NBC's "The Singing Bee"), Page Hurwitz ("Last Comic Standing 4 & 5") and Noel Guerra (Bravo's "Project Runway") are co-executive producers.





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ACTION (FOX)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· DANE COOK'S TOURGASM (HBO)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NEXT BEST THING: WHO IS THE GREATEST CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR? (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (BRAVO)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· SINGING BEE, THE (CMT)
· THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE (NBC)
· THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN (NBC)
· VERONICA'S CLOSET (NBC)





[06/18/19 - 11:59 AM]
truTV Dials Up a Second Season of Top-Rated Scripted Comedy "Tacoma FD"
The 13-episode second season order will go in to pre-production later this year and is slated for release in 2020.

[06/18/19 - 11:49 AM]
Ready for Another Round of "Growing Up Chrisley?" Chase & Savannah Are Back in LA on August 6
USA Network broke said news via social media this morning.

[06/18/19 - 11:24 AM]
Original Summer Drama "Pandora" to Now Premiere Tuesday, July 16
The sci-fi action series was originally scheduled to premiere the week prior, Tuesday, July 9 on The CW.

[06/18/19 - 11:17 AM]
Eliza Clark Joins the FX Drama Series "Y" as Showrunner
Diane Lane stars in "Y," leading an ensemble cast featuring Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield with Marin Ireland and Amber Tamblyn.

[06/18/19 - 11:07 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Explores the Wild World of Man's Best Friend in "Amazing Dogs"
The three-part series premieres Sunday, July 28 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[06/18/19 - 11:04 AM]
Video: "Chasing the Cure" Presents Saved by a Stranger - Tarek El Moussa's Story
From Lionsgate Television, the linear broadcast will now premiere live on Thursday, August 8 at 9:00/8:00c on TNT and TBS.

[06/18/19 - 10:52 AM]
Emmy Nominee Michelle Forbes Among New "Treadstone" Cast
The series, produced by UCP and Ben Smith, a producer of the Bourne franchise, is currently in production in Budapest.

[06/18/19 - 10:29 AM]
Coercion or Confession? Investigation Discovery Explores Controversial Trial in "A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates"
The latest two-hour special premieres Sunday, July 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/18/19 - 10:04 AM]
National Geographic Begins Casting for "Race to the Center of the Earth"
The eight-part series will challenge these fearless, passionate adventurers and weekend warriors with navigating their designated route, and they'll face unpredictable terrains, harsh climates and unique cultures as they make their way to the finish.

[06/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
HBO Remembers Gloria Vanderbilt This Thursday, June 20, With an Encore Presentation of the Poignant Documentary "Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper"
Debuting in 2016, the feature-length film intertwines archival footage and previously unseen home videos spanning eight decades with present-day scenes to paint an intimate portrait of one of America's most fascinating families.

[06/18/19 - 09:47 AM]
Nickelodeon and Imagine Kids+Family Developing Original Live-Action Space Series
"Untitled Space Show" will be showrun and written by Daniel Knauf and centers around a group of kids who mistakenly launch into space.

[06/18/19 - 09:33 AM]
"Queer Eye" Returns for Fabulous Fourth and Fifth Seasons
In season four, the hosts of Queer Eye return to the BBQ capital of the world, Kansas City, with a new roster of eight heroes.

[06/18/19 - 09:07 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings "SpongeBob SquarePants'" Bikini Bottom to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18-21, 2019
Nickelodeon will pay tribute to incurably optimistic SpongeBob SquarePants and his undersea friends with activations, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements featuring: The Krusty Krab, The Chum Bucket and Mrs. Puff's Boating School.

[06/18/19 - 09:03 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage
Guests include Perry Bacon Jr., senior writer for FiveThirtyEight on Wednesday, June 26 and Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, Democratic presidential candidate, and DNC chair on Thursday, June 27.

[06/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
History Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing in New Documentary Premiering July 14
The one-hour documentary "Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes" tells the incredible true story of mankind's greatest leap.