TV Land enters the late night comedy fray. The cable channel has ordered a first season of ten episodes of the Throwing Shade TV series, hosted by Parks and Recreation‘s Erin Gibson, and Superstore‘s Bryan Safi. Watch a preview, below.
Throwing Shade is inspired by the podcast and Funny Or Die video series of the same name. Throwing Shade is slated to premiere in January 2017. The TV Land show will be executive produced by Gibson and Safi, as well as Funny Or Die’s Andrew Steele, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell, and Charlie Siskel (“Review,” “Tosh.0“) will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
Watch this clip from the Throwing Shade TV show pilot, from TV Land.
Get more information from this TV Land press release.
TV LAND ORDERS LATE NIGHT SHOW “THROWING SHADE” BASED ON HIT PODCAST AND FUNNY OR DIE VIDEO SERIES
ERIN GIBSON AND BRYAN SAFI TO STAR IN 10-EPISODE FIRST SEASON, DEBUTING THIS JANUARY
New York, NY – April 15, 2016 – TV Land is getting into the late night game with a series pick-up for “Throwing Shade,” the hit podcast and Funny Or Die video series, with a 10-episode order, slated to premiere in January 2017 in the 11pm ET/PT timeslot. The political and pop culture late night show, which will have a live audience, stars Erin Gibson (“Parks and Recreation,” “Kroll Show”) and Bryan Safi (“Modern Family,” “Superstore”) as themselves and will bring their unique perspective to the hottest topics of today, from feminism and gay rights to the latest celebrity nonsense.
“This amazing, weird brainchild of Erin and Bryan translates perfectly into a weekly late night show,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, TV Land. “We can’t wait to see them take on the most recent and ridiculous news of 2017.”
Creators Gibson and Safi launched “Throwing Shade” as a podcast in 2011, a yearly, multi-city, sold-out touring stage show in 2012, and in 2013, Funny Or Die picked it up for a video series. The TV Land show will be executive produced by Gibson and Safi, as well as Funny Or Die’s Andrew Steele, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell, and Charlie Siskel (“Review,” “Tosh.0”) will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
“Throwing Shade” is the latest in a series of projects that are reinventing TV Land into a destination for contemporary, fresh original programming. The network recently announced a pilot script order for a TV anthology series based on the 1989 cult film “Heathers,” and pilot orders for a comedy called “Nobodies,” from executive producers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, an adaptation of “The First Wives Club” from “Sex and the City’s” Jenny Bicks and “New Girl’s” Rebecca Addelman, and an untitled project based on the real life of Kyle Richards (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) from multiple Emmy(R) Award-winners John Wells (“Shameless,” “The West Wing”) and John Riggi (“30 Rock”).
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What do you think? Are you familiar with the Throwing Shade podcast and Funny Or Die video series? Do you plan to check out the Throwing Shade TV show, when it premiere is January? Tell us.
Absolute GARBAGE, this show is not the least bit funny. It’s typical liberal BS. When that “show” comes on, I switch channels. It stinks..
I agree …..this has to be the dumbest show ever!
Why would you waste an 1/2 of air time for this stupid show and worse the two dumb hosts! !!?? You can’t come up with something better? I can’t wait for it to be done so I can watch King of queens! cancel it already!
I could exhaust all the pejoratives in the English language and still not describe how awful this program is. Arrogant, smarmy, vacuous, insipid, crude, vulgar. Probably the worst program TV Land has ever aired. Please stop. I don’t watch it, but occasionally I forget to change the channel after Teachers and see a few seconds — even that make me physically ill.
Right on Frank. They are a disgrace and and a waste of air time!
Most disgusting show ever!! (That’s just the commercial since I would never watch the show). What an insult to even put the commercials on during good tv shows. Will never watch TVL again! Please give the public a break! Get these shows off the air!!
Funny or Die….? Since nothing about this show is funny, when can we expect the funeral?
Throwing shade has to be the most no the worst thing ever put on TV it’s not even funny it’s stupid and sucks. They are the worst actors and talk about trash. I can’t even watch the commercial. It’s awful they shouldn’t even be on tv.
Even the commercials for TS suck. I love watching The Andy Griffith show each night. But now I just go to another channel.
Throwing Shade is terrible. It is an insult to intelligent people who watch television. TV Land has lowered its standards.
Throwing Shade program is awful and I don’t watch or ever will. It is nothing but garbage!
We leave tv on Tvland all night to sleep to. On nights Throwing Shade is on, we have to find another channel. This show is not funny, and is pure garbage. Stick to classic, enjoyable, family fun.
This show is horrible, not funny. Predictable liberal trash. I used to love TV Land. Finding a new station.
Agree %100. They’re ruining our channel.
It is the worst show on TV, After last night’s airing of Teacher’s and Throwing Shade, I will not watch it, or TV LAND ever again. I am posting my opinion everywhere I can on social media. If you think you can ram this down our throats, you can think again. I hope TV land is happy. I used to watch it many hours a day, because I don’t like the new sit-com’s, with their liberal slant. I think they forgot that there were a lot of Trump supporters watching, who will feel the same as me. I’m hearing lot’s… Read more »
So glad I’m not alone. I watched this station nightly. I’d leave it on as I slept since I can’t sleep when it’s silent. Now, I find a different station. I’ve can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a show so annoying and so pointless. For Trump or not, I can’t stomach those two.
sorry, just not impressed or even slightly amused – predictable at best, maybe next week