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Jack Black, Sarah Silverman in History comedy first

US cable channel History is moving into comedy with a new late-night block and three new shows featuring, among others, Jack Black and Sarah Silverman. The new late night comedy block starts on February 25. Dubbed ‘Night Class’ the initial comedy line-up will span three short-form series: Great Minds with Dan Harmon, Crossroads of History, […]

Hollywood stars making eco series for Nat Geo

A raft of Hollywood stars are on board the new series of Years of Living Dangerously, the eco doc from National Geographic. Fox-owned Nat Geo will put the new series out in the US and across its international footprint. It sets out to raise awareness of the effects of climate change and will launch next […]

IFC teams with Vice on doc comedy

US cable net IFC and hipster youth brand Vice have joined forces to launch new comedy series Documentary Now!. The show will premiere on Vice.com today, ten days before it hits linear channel IFC in a 10pm slot. The series stars Jack Black who plays a character based on Shane Smith, the founder of Vice. The […]

Zig Zag options show from Jack Black prodco

UK independent producer and distributor Zig Zag has taken options on three shows including one from Electric Dynamite, the production company of Hollywood star Jack Black. Zig Zag brokered the deal through Sparks Network, the formats distribution alliance that represents Electric Dynamite formats internationally. The shows in question is gameshow Hide and Seek from Electric […]

MIPTV News: Eccho Rights wants to Crack Them Up

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is launching a Ukrainian comedy panel format with a twist at MIPTV. Crack Them Up sees members of the public attempt to make a fair of comedian panelists laugh, gaining cash in the process. The ‘reverse’ panel show’s host can award money for even the slightest hint of a smile on […]

Jack Black making web series Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo

Actor Jack Black and the US division of Shine are teaming to make web comedy series Ghost Ghirls. The twelve-episode digital series, which was originally slated for US cable net Syfy, will debut next spring on ISP Yahoo!’s Yahoo! Screen service. It will be made by Black’s Electric Dynamite Productions and Shine America. Black will […]