Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ice Cube Brings New Comedy Series To TV With Are We There Yet?

This just in; it looks like Ice Cube is branching out to TV with a very successful film franchise that he has under his belt- The Are We There Yet? franchise, and it looks like it is moving along with his production partner Matt Alvarez (of Cube Vision Productions).

We hear the duo is producing with a substantial series commitment from the TBS Network. Besides the TV series beginning development, we hear that Cube Vision and Ice Cube is hard at work bringing back the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter to the big screen. More on this story as it develops.

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Mike Epps To Get Never Faded AGAIN?

It’s been a real busy year for comedic actor Mike Epps. First, he just wrapped production on the film Lottery Ticket (also starring Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson and Bow Wow), plus he starred in The Janky Promoters (another film starring Ice Cube, and Little JJ). He also hosted the 3rd Annual BET Hip Hop Awards, and he launched several music videos for his hip hop venture titled Funny Bidness.

But that’s not all; The biggest news for Epps the past couple of months has been the heat of his stand-up comedy DVD titled Mike Epps: Under Rated & Never Faded which was filmed in Detroit. We just discovered that the Showtime network has stated that the special has posted some serious numbers, more than they have seen in a while.

But the news does not stop there; we also just discovered that on the heels of those hot numbers for the network Mike Epps is about to re-visit the stage again and about to film another comedy special. No word yet on if it’s going to go straight to DVD, or if it’s for a network special but we are sure the details are going to surface soon.

Next up for Epps is the film titled Liberty City: The American Dream with new actress Hazel D'Jan.

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NBC Stand Up For Diversity Showcase After Party

In its sixth consecutive year, NBC is proud to present another groundbreaking year of Stand-Up for Diversity. Through this initiative comedians of diverse backgrounds have been launched to new career milestones. Each year NBC selects 3-5 cities across the country and holds both auditions and live showcases of the top diverse talent from that area. At the end of the search a handful of comedians are brought back to Los Angeles to showcase for key industry players at NBC Universal and industry-wide. Many of the comics from last year's Best of Stand-Up for Diversity showcase signed with top Hollywood agents and met with the entertainment industry's leading casting directors and executives.

So we caught up with the Showcase at the Comedy Store. during their after party. Please check back here for more details on the latest news and info on the Showcase.

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