Between Comedy Central finding its replacement for The Colbert Report, The Comeback coming back from the dead at HBO, and JFL Montreal announcing its headliner line-up for this year, there are so many big series orders, cancellations, etc. that happened this week that this introduction for The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now is already way too long.
Without further adieu, here are The Biggest Happenings in Comedy Right Now:
–Wes Anderson and cast of Grand Budapest Hotel touring on an exclusive cruise.
–Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick will star in action romantic comedy Mr. Right, written by Max Landis.
–Disney launching Storytellers initiative to find and develop live action comedy pilots.
–PBS launching new web series, including Bongo Bongo, a series hosted by comedian Ethan Fixell which will examine the English language.
–Team Coco launching comedy record label this Summer.
–John Krasinski to direct, star in The Hollars with Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, and Margo Martindale.
–Adult Swim orders Dream Corp LLC comedy pilot from John Krasinski and Daniel Stessen.
–Damon Wayans Jr. now a regular cast member again on New Girl at Fox.
–Adam DeVine to return for Pitch Perfect 2.
–Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele team up with Maker Studios for Ithamar Has Nothing to Say.
–Second Chance Theater, a segment on Late Night with Seth Meyers on which sketches cut from SNL with Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, and more will get a second chance, is set to premiere May 13th.
–The Comeback is officially returning to HBO.
–Emma Stone joins Joaquin Phoenix in Woody Allen’s next film.
–ABC extends Jimmy Kimmel’s contract for Jimmy Kimmel Live for two more years.
–Altered states comedy Mind Puppets with Kevin Pollak and Vinnie Jones adds Yvonne Zima, Josh Zuckerman, Pippa Black, and Christopher von Uckermann.
–Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner to star in comedy pilot presentation Difficult People from Amy Poehler at USA Network.
–Daily Show alum Rich Blomquist signs overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.
–Fox orders 10 more episodes of Mulaney ahead of series premiere.
–Lebron James and Method Man join Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck.
–Comedy Central picks up off-network rights to Archer.
–Gary Sanchez Productions producing new Flintstones movie at Warner Bros.
–TBS orders Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones from Steve and Nancy Carrel to series.
–Fox cancels Surviving Jack, Enlisted, and Dads along with passing on pilots Fatrick, No Place Like Home, and Dead Boss.
–The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy & Arts Festival has announced its top billing for this year.
–Rebel Wilson to star in Private Benjamin remake.
–Terry Crews to be new host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
–NBC orders romantic comedy A to Z from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, starring How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti.
–Adult Swim orders Jon Glaser pilot Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter.
–ABC cancels Super Fun Night, Mixology, Trophy Wife, The Neighbors, and Surburgatory.
–Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, showrunners at Key & Peele, are set to be showrunners at Alison Brie’s comedy pilot Teachers at TV Land.
–Sundance TV making New York Magazine’s Approval Matrix into a TV show hosted by Neal Brennan.
–NBC orders David Caspe’s Marry Me, starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino, to series.
–Josh Gondelman and Joe Berkowitz writing book on social awkwardness, You Blew It!, for Plume.
–Adult Swim orders live action half hour comedy series starring Jack McBrayer and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
–CBS orders both Matthew Perry’s Odd Couple reboot and family comedy The McCarthys to series.
–After five seasons, NBC cancels Community.
–Cougar Town renewed for sixth season, which will also be its last at TBS.
–The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore will replace The Colbert Report in Jan. 2015.
–Ken Marino and Erica Oyama sell comedy pitch Me Time to Universal.
–NBC orders 3 female-led series, Mission Control, One Big Happy, and Bad Judge.
-What was the biggest happening in comedy for you this past week? Let us know in the comments below.