This Week in Comedy: Three Rejected Sitcoms and a ‘Parks and Rec’ Hiatus

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-Sarah Silverman released Susan 313, the pilot she made for NBC in 2012 that they didn’t pick up.

-We looked at two more rejected pilots, the American version of The IT Crowd and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz’s lost family sitcom.

-In more Arrested Development news, Mitch Hurwitz talked about alternate casting and future plansthe cast will be doing Inside the Actor’s Studio, and the soundtrack is coming out next month.

-Parks and Rec won’t return until November 14th and 21st, when it will air in back-to-back new episodes both nights before going on a second mini-hiatus and returning to its regular schedule January 9th alongside Community.

-We interviewed Lauren Lapkus about Comedy Bang! Bang!Chris Hardwick about @midnight, Rob Corddry about Childrens Hospital, and Adam DeVine about Adam Devine’s House Party.

-We looked at all the big changes to happen on The Simpsons this past decade, in case you stopped watching.

-Russell Brand ran circles around another interviewer who underestimated him.

-Here’s what every former correspondent of The Daily Show is up to now.

-Sam Simmons made a delightfully unique standup debut on Conan.

-Paul Feig is overseeing and producing the new animated Peanuts movie.

-We reminisced about the weirdest moments from Pete Holmes’s podcast, You Made It Weird.

-We reviewed @midnight, the late night game show hosted by Chris Hardwick that premiered on Comedy Central this week.

-Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa came out today, and has been getting mostly positive reviews.

-We recommended the week’s best podcasts and the Twitter feed of Mark Little.

And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

Funny or Die - “Cum Ghosts”

WOMEN - “Time of Death”

Above Average - “The Prostitute (Storytime: Eric Andre)”

Tubbin’ with Tash - “Sarah Silverman” (via JASH)

Modern Comedian - “Colin Quinn”