Stephen Fry continues British invasion of American telly

Fresh off his stint as the sole member of the official UK welcoming committee at Heathrow Airport, the brilliant British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale (E’s The Soup) in The Great Indoors, a CBS comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.O) and directed by Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). According to Deadline.com, the […]

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Worlds collide when SNL visits ‘A Hobbit Office’

When Martin Freeman (The Office, Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) stepped onto the 30 Rock stage to host Saturday Night Live this past weekend, it almost reminded me of my university days when SNL was so good, you didn’t even think about going out on Saturday night until it was over. Those were the days of John […]

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'Downton Abbey' reaches new heights with 'Iron Man 3' reference

From 30 Rock to The Office to The Chris Matthews Show to, most recently, Iron Man 3, the cultural impact of Downton Abbey knows no boundaries. We all know about the talented efforts of Sesame Street, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live and Latenight with Jimmy Fallon as they paid tribute to the likes of […]

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Yet another Golden Globe for the Dowager Countess

Since most of you in the States were transfixed by episode two of series 3 of Downton Abbey, I’m guessing you might not be aware that the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Hollywood at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but someone actually had to the nerve […]

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30-Rock EP sets sights on the greatness of Whites

As 30 Rock co-executive producer Ron Weiner makes plans to put the final season of the Tina Fey hit comedy to bed, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet and has already lined up a couple of projects with Universal Television. The second project will be the one of most interest to Tellyspotting […]

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Add stand-up to the list of why UK comedy is better than US comedy

Ok, we’ve over-discussed the differences between British and American situation comedy. Just my opinion, but the British just flat out do it better. No doubt, from an American perspective, it’s infinitely better with the likes of Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Community, etc. But, in doing some quick math regarding the comparison of […]

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