David Spade to launch new series on Comedy Central

Saturday Night Live veteran David Spade has spent the last several years working on sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me and 8 Simple Rules. He is now returning to his topical-comedy roots with a new show on Comedy Central, in which he will collaborate with Gavin Polone and fellow SNL vet Hugh Fink.

The Showbiz Show with David Spade will borrow from the format of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, with celebrity guests, on-location segments, and parodies, but will focus on entertainment news rather than political news.

"There's so much that's funny in all these magazines and shows that there needs to be a different point of view," Spade says. "I'm not saying it has to be mean--mean jokes aren't always the funniest. I think it's just making fun and taking a new angle and kind of doing what people are thinking for real."

It's true that the land abounds with celebrity game these days. The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes romance, Russell Crowe's phone-throwing incident, Britney Spears' pregnancy--these all make for enticing comedic fodder. "David and Hugh have no fear," says Lauren Corrao, Comedy Central's executive VP of programming and development.

Comedy Central has ordered 13 episodes of The Showbiz Show, and expects a premiere sometime in September.

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Jun 22, 2005
I hate to say it, but it seems to me like David Spade's career died in 1997 of an overdose.
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Jun 22, 2005
Good lord. Trying to brand off the Daily Show? What's next? "The Daily Show: Special Victims Unit"?
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Jun 22, 2005
yeah u r right. look how cool and edgy he looks in the picture. he is back with a vengeance and taking no prisoners!
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Jun 22, 2005
10 bucks says this is just a 20 minute version of "The Spade Report" or whatever that make fun of hollywood peeps bit he did on weekend update was.
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Jun 22, 2005
ANOTHER show about celebrity/behind-the-scenes
hollywood/showbiz?
OMG i can't wait! that topic will never ceast being hilarious, no matter how many times i see it in one telvision season! how groundbreaking!
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