As it turns out, Star Trek: Discovery had an even bigger surprise than the U.S.S. Enterprise swooping in. Comedian Tig Notaro is the latest to join Season 2’s cast, but is she in a role as familiar as Anson Mount’s Christopher Pike?
We knew Amazon was likely to drop a few series in its quest for universal hits, but this is a bloodbath. Not only have Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick and Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi been given the axe, but not even Jean-Claude Van Damme could kick it away.
Amazon is undergoing even more overhaul. In addition to its abandonment of the viewer feedback model for new pilots, Amazon has now passed on almost all of its latest shows, and might not renew some critical favorites.
FX seemed somewhat slower to cut ties with producing partner Louis C.K., instead labeling their relationship “under review.” Now, following the comedian’s own statement, FX confirms C.K. will no longer act as producer to Better Things, Baskets or others, with production suspended on a TBS comedy as well.
This afternoon, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s upcoming film I Love You, Daddy was canceled amid reports that the New York Times was on the verge of publishing a major story about the comedian. That story is, as many suspected, a damning exposé on C.K.’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. Five women went on the record with the Times to share stories of uncomfortable encounters with C.K., the oldest of which dates back to the late ’90s.
Louis C.K.’s SNL return went smoothly enough, until Tig Notaro fans noticed some striking similarities between a prerecorded “Birthday Clown” sketch, and Notaro’s own “Clown Service” short. It might have been an earnest mistake, but Notaro now speaks out against SNL, calling the apparent rip “extremely disappointing.”
Forty-two seasons of comedy are bound to see SNL traversing some familiar ground, but a recent sketch from this past weekend’s Louis C.K. return may stepped over the line. Tig Notaro fans are accusing a pre-recorded clown sketch of aping one of the comedian’s short films, subbing in C.K. for her.