Press Release: TBS is giving longtime Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee her own show. Hot on the heels of announcing a new scripted comedy series created and executive produced by Bee and her husband, Jason Jones, TBS is cementing its relationship with the prolific couple even further. The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues. In addition to hosting, Bee will serve as executive producer on the show, along with Jones. The series is being produced by TBS. [Read more...]
From the brilliant, albeit somewhat twisted brains behind PUNK’d comes a new hidden-camera series that pits famous comedians and actors against one another to see who can pull the most outrageous practical jokes. Premiering tonight on TBS and cleverly titled WHO GETS THE LAST LAUGH?, the show will feature such funny folks as D.L. Hughley, Danny Masterson, Cheri Oteri, Kunal Nayyar, Bill Bellamy and host Donald Faison. The latter of whom we recently caught up with on a conference call to find out more about the show. See for yourself, after the jump. [Read more...]
For fans and viewers who have already discovered the hilarious new comedy series WEDDING BAND, it comes as no surprise that the stars of the show are having the time of their lives working on it. WEDDING BAND is the perfect combination of adult humor, outrageous storylines, stellar music and an ensemble that keeps us glued in front of our televisions. It also astoundingly makes wedding songs feel cool again. Taking a few minutes in an exclusive interview, co-star Kathryn Fiore share what she loves most about this fun show and her awesome role on it. [Read more...]
It is not every day that a television is able to woo the likes of Fountains of Wayne’s bassist and songwriter Adam Schlesinger to bring his considerable musical talents to a comedy series. But in an auspicious move to make the music of WEDDING BAND as cutting edge and appealing to modern audiences, the creators of WEDDING BAND boldly approached Adam and brought him on board. It was a smart move as Adam and his partner Steven Gold helped fine-tuned the eclectic yet scintillating sound of the fictional band Mother of the Bride in WEDDING BAND. Their takes on such popular songs like “Hollaback Girl,” “Hot In Herre,” “Don’t You Forget About Me”, “YMCA” and “I Will Survive” definitely make you pick up your ears. In a recent exclusive interview, Adam talked about what it was like crafting songs and creating the unique sounds for WEDDING BAND. [Read more...]
Having seen the first couple episodes of this fine new comedy series, the secret ingredient truly is the chemistry of the cast. TBS struck gold when it tapped to star in WEDDING BAND the talents of Brian Austin Green, Peter Cambor, Harold Perrineau, Derek Miller, Jenny Wade and Melora Hardin. Their layered performances make their characters feel simultaneously hilarious and very real. The show may feature a wedding band, but the genuine musical talent and awesome chemistry that makes this show addictive. Anyone who tunes in will be coming back for more. It is that good – and it is outrageously fun.
Brian Austin Green plays Tommy, the lead singer of the band and is known to be a “bad boy” with a good heart; and Melora Hardin plays Roxie Rutherford, owner of Rutherford Events and reluctant fan of the band. Tommy and Roxie may not agree on much, but they take their jobs of ensuring that joyful young couples and other celebrants have the time of their lives on their special day very seriously. Nothing gets in the way of a great song or the perfect event. In a recent press conference call co-stars Brian Austin Green and Melora Hardin shared what it has been like bringing their characters to life in the colorful world of TBS’ new television show WEDDING BAND. [Read more...]
In a continued attempt to live up to their network slogan of “very funny,” TBS premieres a new hour long series tonight called GLORY DAZE. Set in the 1980′s, GLORY DAZE chronicles the fun – and awkward – misadventures of four freshmen as they navigate college life, trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. And here to talk about the show, his post-SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE career, and his new network compatriot Conan O’Brien is none other than star Tim Meadows.
The last time fans saw you stepping into the shoes of an educator was in a small but memorable role in Mean Girls. How does Professor Haines differ?
Tim Meadows: Professor Haines [Meadows GLORY DAZE character] is going through a divorce, much more liberal, and much angrier. He’s quite different from the principal character from Mean Girls in the sense that, I remember that character as being sort of done with the whole job, not really feeling it anymore and just wanting the year to end. Professor Haines actually needs to get advice from the kids at the school, as you’ll see in the second episode, when we find out that he’s no longer living at home.