Chris Rock to Direct Amy Schumer in Her 1st HBO Comedy Special

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Chris Rock to direct Amy Schumer in her 1st HBO comedy special
Taping May 29 at the Apollo Theater, Schumer’s special will air later this year. PLUS: Schumer posts color behind-the-scenes pics from 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar returning to NBC for the comedy People Are Talking
People Are Talking follows two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends. UPDATE: NBC picks up Superstore starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman and Mark McKinney — and family comedy Crowded starring Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston and Miranda Cosgrove.

CW cancels Hart of Dixie
As expected, the Season 4 finale was the end of the road for the Rachel Bilson medical dramedy.

Why The Mindy Project could flourish on Hulu
Mindy could reinvent itself and become even raunchier online.

Anna Wintour makes Seth Meyers cry
Who knew the Vogue editor is the brains behind Late Night?

Rejected pilots: CW’s Tales from the Darkside, Johnny Knoxville’s life story on ABC, Tina Fey’s Family Fortune
Also not getting picked up: ABC’s Delores & Jermaine, starring Whoopi Goldberg and comedian Jermaine Fowler.

IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying will air as a 3-day miniseries event in July
Funny or Die’s follow-up to The Spoils of Babylon starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Haley Joel Osment will air two half-hour episodes a night between July 8 and July 10.

Kristen Bell is coming to The Simpsons
She’ll guest as Lisa spoiled, very wealthy friend.

Esquire greenlights Spotless, its 1st scripted series
The drama follows two brothers in London as they confront their dark past. PLUS: Esquire sending Friday Night Tykes to Western Pennsylvania.