'Stoked' Spade lands more Showbiz, sitcom gig

Comedy Central has picked up The Showbiz Show With David Spade for a third season.

Additionally, Spade has joined the cast of CBS's midseason comedy series Rules of Engagement.

Comedy Central has ordered 13 new episodes of Showbiz Show. The half-hour weekly comedic parody of the entertainment industry is slated to launch its third season in February.

Spade said he was "stoked" to be back for a third season.

"I want to get back on the air as quickly as possible so that we don't miss out," he said. "There is too much good stuff going on right now in Hollywood. We have to catch up."

Rules revolves around an engaged couple (Bianca Kajlich, Oliver Hudson), a married couple (Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price), and a happily single guy (Greg Pitts). Spade will play the engaged man's best friend.

Spade's last-minute addition to the cast of Rules is reminiscent of his first stint in a prime-time comedy series. In 1997, he was a late addition to another new midseason sitcom, NBC's Just Shoot Me!. He was added to the cast of the workplace comedy after the original pilot had already been shot and went on to become one of the main characters on the long-running show. His series credits also include a role on ABC's 8 Simple Rules.

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I can't wait to see this new series!
heh I like david spade, he's a pretty funny guy
Congradulations, Mr. Spade! It's nice to know there's life after SNL and Chris Farley.

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