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ABC Picks Up Comedies From Carlos Mencia, Cedric the Entertainer

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 6th 2010 11:30AM
It's a well tested theory: comedians tend to do well with sitcoms. At least that's what ABC is hoping, as the Hollywood Reporter confirms that Carlos Mencia and Cedric the Entertainer have struck pilot deals with the network.

Both will be multi-camera comedies, with Mencia's a family comedy that poaches from his own life and stand-up work, set within a multicultural, immigrant-based family. Veteran writers Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein, who collaborated on 'Ally McBeal' and 'Doogie Howser, M.D.,' are signed on as writers for Mencia's show.

Mencia's last big project was heading up the Comedy Central sketch show, 'Mind of Mencia,' which lasted for three seasons.

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Consider yourself warned: Carlos Mencia is returning to television

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 6th 2010 9:00AM
Carlos MenciaJust when you thought you were rid of him, your television sucks him back in with a big emphasis on the "suck."

ABC approved a last minute deal for comedian Carlos Mencia to have his own sitcom.

The show will focus on his own life growing up in a "very large multigenerational immigrant family." How can we be sure its his actual family and not one that he stole from another comedian? Kidnapping is a still a felony offense, you know.

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Carlos Mencia dee-dee-dee-listed from Mardi Gras parade - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 10th 2009 2:02PM
This story hits a little too close to home for me since I'm a native New Orleanian and have spent more time at Mardi Gras parades than most of the floats in the parade. So forgive my impertinence if things get a little too personal in this post.

The Krewe of Orpheus should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for pulling their invitation to Carlos Mencia to ride in this year's parade. Then it should be immediately stripped for not having the decency to not invite him in the first place.

Here's how it works. Three of the biggest Mardi Gras parades called "Super Krewes" invite big name celebrities to ride in their parades the weekend before Fat Tuesday. No, Fat Tuesday is not the nickname people have for your mother's birthday. It's the actual Mardi Gras day.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 10th 2008 6:06PM
I Dream of JeannieHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Wow, this is quite a week for TV fans of all types. You can get the complete series sets for The Sopranos and I Dream of Jeannie, and anniversary sets for such TV classics as The Cosby Show and The Long Ranger. I even see a season 2 set for Mister Peepers! I didn't even know there was a season 1 set already released, so I'll have to look into that.

The Studio One anthology is a real gem, and I'll have a review of it later this week.

  • 7th Heaven - Season 7
  • Band of Brothers - Miniseries (Blu-Ray)
  • Chuck - Season 1 (Blu-Ray)
  • The Cosby Show - 25th Anniversary
  • Father Knows Best - Season 2
  • Firefly - Complete Series (Blu-Ray)
  • I Dream of Jeannie - Complete Series
  • Little House on the Prairie - Complete Series
  • The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary
  • M Squad - Complete Series

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What's On Tonight: Big Brother, Click and Clack, Ghost Hunters International

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 23rd 2008 4:04PM
  • Tim and HeidiAt 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • FOX has a new, two hour So You Think You Can Dance at 8.
  • PBS has a new Click & Clack's As The Wrench Turns at 8, then a new Nova scienceNOW.
  • Versus has more coverage of the Tour de France at 8.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Baby Borrowers.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters International at 9, followed by two new episodes of Scare Tactics.
  • A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter at 9, then a new Criss Angel Mindfreak.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Also at 9: Bravo has a new Project Runway, followed by a new Shear Genius.
  • At 9:30, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Primetime: Crime.
  • TruTV has a new Black Gold at 10.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: So You Think You Can Dance, Scare Tactics, Black Gold

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 9th 2008 4:00PM
  • Carlos MenciaAt 8, FOX has a new, two hour So You Think You Can Dance.
  • PBS has a new Click & Clack's As The Wrench Turns at 8, then a new Nova scienceNOW.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Baby Borrowers, followed by a new Celebrity Circus.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • HGTV has a new Deserving Design at 9, followed by a new Design on a Dime.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters International at 9, then two new episodes of Scare Tactics.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Primetime: Crime.
  • There's a new Black Gold on TruTV at 10.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Shear Genius.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Nova, House Of Payne, Mind Of Mencia

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 2nd 2008 4:02PM
  • The Real WorldAt 8, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • At 8:30, G4 has their Comic Con '08 Live Preview.
  • At 9, NBC has a new Baby Borrowers, followed by a new Celebrity Circus.
  • PBS has a new Nova scienceNOW at 9.
  • Also at 9: Sundance Channel has a new On The Road In America.
  • At 9:30, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime.
  • At 10, TruTV has a new Black Gold.
  • TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Shear Genius at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new episode of The Real World.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Baby Borrowers, House Of Payne, George Carlin

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 25th 2008 4:04PM
  • Carlos MenciaAt 8, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • ABC has a new Wife Swap at 8, followed by new episodes of Supernanny and Primetime: Crime.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, then the series premiere of The Baby Borrowers and a new Celebrity Circus.
  • HBO2 has On Location: George Carlin at USC at 8, followed by George Carlin Again!, George Carlin at Carnegie Hall, George Carlin: On Campus, and George Carlin: Playin' With Your Head.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Nova scienceNOW.
  • History Channel has a new MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Charlie & Me at 9.
  • At 9:30, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Bravo has a new Shear Genius at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new episode of The Real World.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Celebrity Circus, Black Gold, Mind Of Mencia

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 18th 2008 4:03PM
  • Deal Or No DealAt 8, FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, followed by a new Celebrity Circus.
  • At 9, The CW has a new Farmer Wants A Wife.
  • At 9:30, HGTV has a new Design on a Dime, then a new House Hunters.
  • At 10, TBS has two new episodes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
  • Tru TV has the series premiere of Black Gold at 10.
  • MTV has a new Real World at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has the Top Chef Reunion.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 19th 2008 9:03AM

Hollywood signWhat's happening on other blogs via the interweb.

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Comedy Central renews Mind of Mencia, Lil' Bush

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 2nd 2007 2:01PM

Carlos MenciaComedy Central has renewed two of its shows, Mind of Mencia and Lil' Bush.

Carlos Mencia's show is actually the number one 10 PM cable show with men aged 18-24. Yeah, I know, that sounds like an awfully specific ratings number to brag about, but these people know what they're doing with all this stuff. This blog post is the number one rated blog post about Comedy Central that was posted in the afternoon of October 2, 2007 by a guy drinking a hot chai.

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What's On Tonight: Fox Fall Preview, Big Brother, Entourage

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 2nd 2007 5:06PM
  • Jerry Lewis TelethonAt 7, USA has coverage of the U.S. Open.
  • FOX has a Fall Preview at 7.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • At 9, it's The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (check local listings).
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9, then a new Living With Ed.
  • There's a new Ice Road Truckers on The History Channel at 9.
  • VH-1 has a new Rock of Love with Bret Michaels at 9, followed by a new Hogan Knows Best.
  • Also at 9: WE has a new Bridezillas.
  • At 9:15, IFC has The Cooler, with William H. Macy and Maria Bello.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia, then a new American Body Shop.
  • E! has a new Girls Next Door at 10, then a new Sunset Tan.
  • HBO has the season finale of Entourage at 10, then a new Flight of the Conchords.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Teen Choice Awards, Kill Point, Ace in the Hole

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 26th 2007 5:04PM
  • Flight of the ConchordsAt 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • FOX has the Teen Choice Awards at 8.
  • NBC has preseason football at 8, the Eagles vs. the Steelers.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Blue Planet at 8.
  • Lifetime has a new State of Mind at 8, then new episodes of Side Order of Life and Army Wives.
  • At 8:30, Nickelodeon has something called the Let's Just Play Go Healthy Challenge.
  • At 9, History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9, then new episodes of Living with Ed and My First Place.
  • HBO has a new Big Love at 10, then new episodes of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, followed by a new Two Coreys.
  • At 10, CNBC has Against the Tide: The Battle For New Orleans.
  • Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia at 10.
  • MTV has the season finale of Making The Band at 10.
  • There's a new Kill Point on Spike at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
  • At 10:15, TCM has Ace in the Hole, with Kirk Douglas.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Comic-Con, Kill Point, Entourage, Ice Road Truckers

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 5th 2007 5:04PM
  • John From CincinnatiAt 7, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • ION (formerly PAX) has the suspense movie Killer Wave at 7.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • The CW has the new reality show Schooled at 8.
  • Lifetime has a new Side Order of Life at 8, then a new State of Mind.
  • ABC Family has two new episodes of Fallen starting at 8.
  • TV Guide Channel has Sci-Fi: Comic-Con Unleashed at 8.
  • At 9, Spike has a new Kill Point.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9.
  • HBO has a new John From Cincinnati at 9, followed by new episodes of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, followed by a new Two Coreys.
  • At 10, E! has a new episode of The Simple Life Goes To Camp.
  • History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers at 10.
  • Showtime has the season finale of Meadowlands at 10.
  • Lifetime has a new Army Wives at 10.
  • Also at 10: Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia, then a new American Body Shop.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Iron Chef America, Entourage, Army Wives

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 29th 2007 5:01PM
  • Coreys fightAt 7, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • Lifetime has a new Side Order of Life at 8, then new episodes of State of Mind and Army Wives.
  • Also at 8: Disney has a new Hannah Montana, then a new Cory in the House.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Mystery!
  • There's a new 4400 on USA at 9, followed by a new episode of The Dead Zone.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels starting at 9. Then it's two new episodes of The Two Coreys.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Iron Chef America at 9.
  • Spike has a new Kill Point at 9 (repeated at 10).
  • VH-1 has a bunch of reality shows starting at 9: Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, Hogan Knows Best, and Scott Baio is 45...and Single.
  • HBO has a new John From Cincinnati at 9, then new eps of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia, then a new American Body Shop.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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