-NBC ordered 13 epsiodes of a comedy starring Ellie Kemper and co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show is tentatively called Tooken, and like 30 Rock, it will be filmed in New York City.
-After 13 years, Tom Scharpling announced his beloved radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU is ending this December.
-Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in the upcoming biopic about his life.
-Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, sadly passed away last weekend. Her character will be retired.
-Catherine O’Hara and Jon Glaser join Kathryn Hahn, and Chelsea Peretti in the cast of Adam Scott’s next The Greatest Event in Television History.
-Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords is developing an animated sitcom for Fox.
-We examined what it’s like to be an artistic director of a comedy theater.
-Comedy Central renewed Key and Peele and Drunk History for another season each.
-We looked at the auteur theory of Judd Apatow.
-Moshe Kasher sold a half-hour comedy to Showtime that he will star in.
-We made a list of TV pilots we want to see put online.
-We looked at the week’s best podcasts.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Scott Gairdner - “The Tiny Fuppets Halloween Special” (via buh)
Funny or Die - “Pumpk’d”
Nerdist - “Where Does Candy Corn Come From? Nathan’s Valley”
Nick Thune - “Fan Invasion” (via buh)
CollegeHumor - “Precious Plum: A Biker Shop”