Meet Jessi Klein, the Brains Behind Inside Amy Schumer

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Meet Jessi Klein, the brains behind Inside Amy Schumer
Head writer Klein is best known from appearing on VH1’s Best Week Ever, and she’s in the process of developing a show loosely based on her life for Showtime. “She is one of the silliest people I know,” says Schumer, who had Klein as her first choice to be head writer. “Whenever the song Jai Ho comes on, it’s a known fact Jessi will have to dance to it in its entirety. We are kindred comedy spirits, I believe — we enjoy one of the rare relationships where we can make each other laugh until we are breathless.” PLUS: 12 Angry Men episode was crushingly dark satire, and is Schumer the new John Oliver?

Canceled by Fox, The Mindy Project may survive on Hulu for multiple seasons
With Fox opting not to pick up a 4th season, talks are underway to bring The Mindy Project to Hulu, possibly for one season or as part of a two-season pickup.

Survivor‘s “Second Chance” twist: Fans can vote to bring former castaways back next season
Previous non-winners, from Season 1’s Kelly Wiglesworth to Season 18’s Stephen Fishbach, will get a chance to compete again — if fans let them. PLUS: “Second Chance” contenders plead their case, Is the “Second Chance” list a spoiler?, Is this the least likeable Survivor cast?, and this season has devolved into class warfare.

Agent Carter is looking good for renewal, The Following is looking canceled
Here’s some buzz on the pickups and renewals.

The inspiration for Orange is the New Black‘s Alex Vause has written her memoir
In Out of Orange, Cleary Wolters explains how she unwittingly became a drug mule.

Why David Duchovny became a singer
“I never sang my whole life,” he says. “Nobody ever asked me to sing. A lot of people asked me to stop singing. When it became clear to me that I was going to record this album, I’d say ‘With autotune you can make me sound perfect, right?’ And they’d say ‘We can make you pretty close. You have to be in the ballpark, bro.'”

In defense of “freak show” TV
The kind of “freak show” programming that TLC is moving away from actually has an upside, says John Doyle. “What is sneered at as ‘freak show’ programs is often a rare elucidation of the underbelly of American society – the poor, the uneducated, the misguided; the fringe-dwellers who do not aspire to be bourgeois,” he says. These kinds of people don’t usually appear on mainstream TV.

Max Greenfield was “relieved” by New Girl‘s season finale
The actor also says he’s often told on set by writers and directors, “Can you please say that like a normal human being?”

How Daredevil ruined Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel’s Netflix series did so much more with less that it actually puts Joss Whedon’s big-budget movie to shame.

Check out Amy Poehler & Tina Fey’s ’90s video game past
The comedy buddies voiced the female characters for Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City.

Why Ken Jennings’ Jeopardy! strike will likely never be broken
Ever since Jennings’ 74-game run in 2004, the pool of applicants has only gotten more competitive, especially now that there is online testing.