NBC orders Thank God You're Here
If nothing else, the show will reveal who - without the help of teleprompters, cue cards and heavy scripting - couldn't act their way out of a paper bag. It was all too obvious from Thursday night's Colbert-O'Reilly switch-a-roo who spent his formative years at Second City absorbing the "yes, and..." rule and who equates "thinking on his feet" with a set of fresh talking points. The Thank God You're Here pilot, which was filmed back in November, featured American Pie's Jennifer Coolidge, Malcolm in the Middle's Bryan Cranston, The Soup's Joel McHale and Seinfeld's Wayne Knight (aka Newman). Production on the remaining episodes will begin in February.
You can read more about NBC's programming plans in Joel's TCA report on NBC prez Kevin Reilly.