Alice in Arabia axed and Last Comic Standing

-ABC Family is not going through with their new pilot Alice in Arabia anymore after complaints that it relied heavily on stereotypes of Muslims. http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/abc-family-kills-alice-in-arabia

-NBC’s Last Comic Standing, which has been on a four year hiatus, has added some new judges to the eighth season premiering this summer, as well as a new host and new format. Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans will serve as celebrity judged on the new season. Russell Peters will join them as well. J.B. Smoove is the new host and Wanda Sykes will serve as an executive producer for the season. The season is consisting of 13 hour-long episodes. The new format includes invitation-only auditions consisting of 100 comedians who will be whittled down to 20. They will compete in semifinal rounds and the Top 10 will move into “challenge rounds” which will test the competitors even more. The new season premieres May 22 at 9 pm ET on NBC. . http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/03/22/last-comic-standing-roseanne-barr-keenen-ivory-wayans/

 

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