I also have the dish on 'Happy Town,' ABC's new murder-mystery drama, and talk about the pressures of cooking for TV's funniest family -- um, hello? 'Modern Family'! -- with 'Top Chef Masters' contestant Rick Tramonto.
Want more? E-mail me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com and I'll try to get you answers on the show. -- By Maggie Furlong
Corddry stopped by 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated) and Bonnie surprised him with video from his first TV acting gig. "I'm so excited to be on TV -- 'I made it, mom!' -- and I'm fully covered in this like amusement park costume." Corddry played the "happy muskrat." As if that wasn't embarrassing enough, the TV show didn't use his voice. Only the actor's leg made the cut.
Poor Rob, we're sure it didn't help to have Bonnie laughing so hard after watching the clip.
Check out the video after the jump.
"This is an off day for Martha," Stewart said. "It must be because my banker was here. Oh God, I get nervous around the bankers."
Watch the video after the jump.
Conan O'Brien's "Conaco" production company and actor Rob Corrdry both scored spots on Adult Swim for two new live-action sitcoms.
O'Brien's company won a spot for Eagleheart, a show about a fading TV star who wins a chance for glory once more on a production in Texas, but constantly clashes with the low-level TV exec in charge of the show.
Corrdry's medical drama spoof web series Childrens' Hospital will also go to Adult Swim. The channel will show re-edited versions of the episodes that aired on TheWB.com as well as produce new ones. Corrdry originally pitched the show to Comedy Central, but negotiations broke down with the network, probably because the show didn't have enough bimbo strippers and shirtless fat guys to fill their quota (cough, Secret Girlfriend, cough).
What caused this explosion? Well, we can thank one of 2008's other big stories -- the writers' strike -- for a lot of it.
The most painful part of the show was the feeling that Corddry deserved something much better than another pop culture referencing yawnfest. His Daily Show appearances always made for great television and he also made great transitions into movies whether they were minor roles in Old School or starring roles in the indie comedy Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story.
Now the fates have realigned and given Corddry the show he should have gotten when he left The Daily Show dangling from one last philosophical poop joke. The WB.com premiered a web series called Childrens' Hospital starring, written and directed by Corddry, the man who left a little part of himself in a Daily Show men's room oh so many months ago.
"The way the economy is, and with the impending SAG strike -- f*** it, you're gonna see me on like that terrible celebrity dancing show."
In a world where TV shows are cancelled faster than you can add them to your DVR, 'Daily Show' alum Rob Corddry's arrival on TheWB.com with new Web series 'Childrens' Hospital' (10 mini-episodes premiere Monday, Dec. 8 on TheWB.com) is just what the doctor ordered.
A medical-drama spoof where the doctors care more about sex than patients (ahem, 'Grey's Anatomy'!), the off-beat comedy stars Lake Bell, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Nick Kroll, Erinn Hayes, Nate Corddry, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, Ken Marino ... and more, if you can believe it.
Corddry let AOL TV peek behind the curtain, giving scoop on everything from why Web series are better than TV, how he got Hollywood's funniest actors to do his show, his 'Arrested Development' movie idea ... and his fear of clowns.
"A-Listless": Samantha Bee filed a report about the horrifying epidemic of celebrity exhaustion. This was a pretty good report, mainly because we got to see Rob Corddry again. The second Rob Corddry Daily Show appearance in less than a month! Doesn't that guy have a movie to promote? Just bring him back on the show, for the love of Corddry and all things bald and funny. I loved the over-credits bit of Samantha trying to eat her dog's head. Awesome.
The answer is maybe. The Hollywood Reporter writes that creator Seth MacFarlane is looking at the possibility of doing a Family Guy movie sometime in the future, which makes sense because it's much harder to make movies in the past.
One plan McFarlane mentioned was to have former Family Guy scribe Ricky Blitt come back to work on the film script. It's worth noting that none of this is official, and that a basic plot for a Family Guy film hasn't even been thought up, though McFarlane does state he doesn't want to do a huge movie like the upcoming Simpsons Movie, but rather a smaller story focusing on the Griffin family.
Wow, I didn't even realize that FOX was going to do this, but they have posted four episodes of Rob Corddry's new comedy The Winner, which premieres (on television) on March 4 at 8:30.
Now, this is the part of the post where I tell you that I've watched a couple of the episodes and the show is either a.) funny!, b.) a disappointment, or c.) too early to tell, it could get better! Unfortunately, my speakers aren't working right now. Actually, they are, because I can play CDs and iTunes and other stuff just fine, but I can't play the sound on web videos at all (and yes I've checked the settings).
The show looks good. The way the credits come on and there's a title. And the way Rob Cordrry looks when he walks around a room, sits on a couch and moves his mouth. Wow! I can't wait to hear what all the characters are saying.
[via Pop Candy]
As most fans of the show know by now, this is Rob Corddry's last week; he's leaving so he can concentrate on his new Fox sitcom The Winner, among other projects. He's the last of the three "Big Cs" -- Corddry, Carell, Colbert -- that helped bring the show into its own in the early part of the decade, perfecting their particular reporter roles to the point where the humor came as much out of their characters as from making fun of the news or profile subject. Colbert was the poorly-informed smug guy; Carell was pathetic, and Corddry was the Masshole. High comedy all around. And now, he's taking off, just like the other two Cs before him.
"Prime Ribbing": The only other guy that Bush has been spending quality time with is Prime Minister Tony Blair. That's been doing less than amazing things for Blair's standing in the UK. He's been getting teased in the House of Commons ever since Bush greeted him in public with "Yo, Blair!" Newbie European Correspondent John Oliver elaborated on the situation. Apparently, Bush didn't use "yo!" but "yeaux!", an old greeting dating back to the days of English knights. For example, one might have said, "Yeaux, Arthur! Nice joust!" John Oliver's timing was much better and smoother than that of the other recent English in-take, Dave Gorman (whom we haven't seen for a suspiciously long time). I guess the Daily Show folks are in a scramble to find some new folks now that Ed Helms is possibly on his way out.
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