TV Land Sets Late Night Series

TV Land is dipping its toe into the late night pool with Throwing Shade, based on the hit podcast and viFunny Or Die online video series.

The series, premiering in January 2017, will star Erin Gibson (Parks and Recreation,Kroll Show) and Bryan Safi (Modern Family, Superstore) as themselves and will bring their unique perspective to the hottest topics of today, from feminism and gay rights to the latest celebrity nonsense.

The series began as a podcast in 2011 and was picked up by online service Funny Or Die as a video series in 2013, said network officials.

“This amazing, weird brainchild of Erin and Bryan translates perfectly into a weekly late night show,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, TV Land in a statement. “We can’t wait to see them take on the most recent and ridiculous news of 2017.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.