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Hulu Picks Up Streaming Rights For Louis C.K.’s Horace And Pete

9 December 2016 12:37 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re behind on Louis C.K.’s acclaimed web series Horace and Pete, like this writer, you’re in luck. As of this morning, the web-exclusive multi-camera drama is available to stream in full on Hulu.

The 10-episode miniseries, which stars C.K., Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Steven Wright and more, began as an experiment from the popular actor/writer/director/editor/comedian to see if he could air a new show with zero promotion, and with little fanfare, before its unexpected debut. With each episode costing around $500,000 to produce, all of which came out of C.K.’s own pocket, the series was made available exclusively on his website, with the first episode costing $5, the second $2 and the remaining eight $3 a piece, before they were all made available in a $31 bundle following the series finale.

As of this summer, as C.K. admitted to Howard Stern, »

- Will Ashton

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Louis C.K.’s Web Series ‘Horace And Pete’ Arrives On Hulu With Little Fanfare

9 December 2016 10:37 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

When Louis C.K. released the first episode of his web series Horace and Pete back in February, he did so with no bells or whistles attached. Rather than embarking on an elaborate promotional tour to support his self-funded project, he simply posted the first episode on his website, attached a $5 price tag to it, and let it spread organically through word-of-mouth promotion.

Now, Horace and Pete has landed at Hulu, and the show’s arrival on its first subscription video on-demand (Svod) service occurred with just as much fanfare (or lack thereof) as its a-la-carte launch. There was no press release and no promotional tour, but all ten episodes of Horace and Pete’s first season are now available to Hulu subscribers.

Horace and Pete stars C.K. and Steve Buscemi as the co-owners of an old-school bar. Along the way, many of the comedian’s famous friends -- including Alan Alda, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Louis C.K.’s Web Series ‘Horace and Pete’ Is Now Streaming on Hulu

9 December 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For the second time in the span of a year, Louis C.K. has surprised the Internet with a TV series. “Horace and Pete,” C.K.’s series that he began dropping without warning on his website in January, is suddenly available on Hulu.

The 10-episode show, starring C.K., Steve Buscemi, and Alan Alda, had previously only been available for purchase on louisck.net. The pilot cost $5; the second cost $2; and the remainder were $3 each. Starting Jan. 30, C.K. released the episodes on Saturdays for 10 weeks, though the full season can be bought for a slightly discounted $31.

C.K. had told Howard Stern in April that he was millions of dollars in debt because of the show — each episode cost around $500,000 to make, and the number of downloads wasn’t quite what C.K. and producing partner M. Blair Breard expected. But because “Horace and Pete” was financed entirely by C.K »

- Oriana Schwindt

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The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey

29 November 2016 7:39 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is one of the best shows of the year that you think will be snubbed/overlooked when it comes to the Top 10 Best-of lists for 2016?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

As much as I’d like to point to an early year entry like “Bloodline” Season 2 (far better than Season 1, thanks to the improved structure) or “The Path” (Hulu’s most complete offering to date), I’m going to make the case for “Divorce.” I feel the HBO drama — “black comedy” could fit, too, but the show’s highest merits lie within its emotional substance — may be overlooked simply because too many critics (and viewers) find it hard to return to, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Shows That Will Be Overlooked on the Top 10 Lists of 2016 — IndieWire Critics Survey

29 November 2016 7:39 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is one of the best shows of the year that you think will be snubbed/overlooked when it comes to the Top 10 Best-of lists for 2016?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

As much as I’d like to point to an early year entry like “Bloodline” Season 2 (far better than Season 1, thanks to the improved structure) or “The Path” (Hulu’s most complete offering to date), I’m going to make the case for “Divorce.” I feel the HBO drama — “black comedy” could fit, too, but the show’s highest merits lie within its emotional substance — may be overlooked simply because too many critics (and viewers) find it hard to return to, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Ashton Kutcher Wants to Name His Son "Hawkeye"

17 November 2016 4:30 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ashton Kutcher is a diehard University of Iowa football fan. So much so, in fact, that the Ranch actor wants to name his second child with Mila Kunis after the school's mascot. "There was a rallying cry from a collective that believed in the name Hawkeye," he said on Conan Wednesday. "I'm an Iowan, so to have a kid named Hawkeye?" Plus, Ashton said, "It's like M.A.S.H.! Like, he could be a doctor!" He was referring to Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce, played by Donald Sutherland in the 1970 film and Alan Alda in the TV series. But Hawkeye "didn't fly" with his wife. "It didn't cross the Mila threshold," said Ashton, who welcomed Wyatt Kutcher in 2014. »

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Watch: Ashton Kutcher Says He Would Name His New Baby ‘Hawkeye’ If It Were Up to Him

16 November 2016 7:58 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ashton Kutcher had a one-of-a-kind moniker in mind for his new baby boy that would’ve definitely made the list of unusual celebrity baby names.

Though he and wife Mila Kunis already have a name picked out, The Ranch star told Conan O’Brien that he wanted to give his son the name Hawkeye. “There was a rallying cry from a collective that believed in the name Hawkeye,” Kutcher, 38, told the late night host on Wednesday’s episode.

While many may think about the fictional Marvel superhero in the Avengers franchise, the Iowa native was thinking of Alan Alda‘s »

- karenmizoguchi

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Find Out What Ashton Kutcher Wanted to Name His Baby Boy (Before Mila Kunis 'Knocked Down' The Idea)

16 November 2016 7:24 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are preparing to welcome their second child, but the couple isn't ready to share any possible names for their forthcoming son.

Kutcher sat down with Conan O'Brien on Wednesday, where he opened up on one name he'd been arguing for, but to no avail: Hawkeye!

"I'm an Iowan, so to have a kid named Hawkeye?" marveled Kutcher. "And it's like M.A.S.H.! Like, he could be a doctor!"

Kutcher was of course referring to the character Benjamin "Hawkeye" Pierce, a Korean War field surgeon in the beloved film and TV franchise M.A.S.H., played by Donald Sutherland in the 1970 movie and Alan Alda in the long-running CBS series.

Watch: Ashton Kutcher Says He Wants to 'Protect' Daughter Wyatt From Show Business: 'It Is My Job'

Unfortunately for Kutcher, the name "didn't fly" with his pregnant wife.

"It didn't cross the Mila threshold," he joked. "It came to the threshold, but got knocked »

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Does Setting Dictate the Success of Martin Scorsese-Directed Films?

31 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Martin Scorsese (Courtesy: Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

It’s a known fact that Martin Scorsese is one of America’s most prolific directors — and one who has proven to be inspired by his birthplace of New York City as well as other places up and down the East Coast on numerous occasions. With Silence set to be released on December 23 (with a wider release in January 2017), will this filmmaker see success with a film leaving behind this iconic backdrop?

Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor of features, questioned in a recent chat with this site’s namesake, Scott Feinberg, whether or not Scorsese — in all his years of making movies — had ever made a great film that had left these settings behind.

Of Scorsese’s lengthy résumé — which, before Silence, contains 23 feature-length movies — the majority have been set in either New York City or somewhere on the East Coast. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Mash: Jamie Farr Shares His Favorite Episodes

28 October 2016 7:06 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What are your favorite episodes of Mash? Starting Monday, star Jamie Farr will share his favorite episodes of the iconic CBS series on MeTV.Farr played Max Klinger on the long-running dramedy alongside fellow cast members Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, and Loretta Swit. The series, which chronicled the staff of a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War, ran for 11 seasons before ending in 1983.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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According To Louis C.K., His Web Series ‘Horace And Pete’ Is Coming To Hulu

12 October 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete was one of the most unusual and intriguing web projects of 2016. After shooting the barroom comedy with an improvisational, off-the-cuff feel, C.K. released it on his website without promoting it at all. Rather than partnering with a distributor, the stand-up comedian made individual episodes available for a la carte purchase, with the show’s ten installments ranging in price from $2-5.

Now, eight months after he employed that unusual strategy, C.K. appears ready to release Horace and Pete in a more conventional manner. At the New Yorker Festival, he hinted that he has made a deal with Hulu to distribute the show, though he declined to provide additional details.

During the Festival, C.K. said Horace and Pete would be "going on a service," and he then admitted that Hulu would be the show’s streaming video partner. "I have no idea »

- Sam Gutelle

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The 56 Most Important Characters of ’30 Rock,’ Ranked

11 October 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

“30 Rock” was a show rich with odd and diverse sorts; its ensemble included a startingly large number of Academy Award winners/nominees (at least six! And don’t even get us started on the Emmy champs!). This odd collection of characters, in many respects, remain unforgettable even years after the show’s end. Ranking the characters who appeared in three or more episodes wasn’t easy. But by following the ethos established by the show, it also wasn’t hard.

56. Hazel Wassername

As fun as Kristen Schaal is in other roles, something about Hazel went too broad at the wrong times. “30 Rock” always danced on the line between reality and cartoon, but Hazel was basically CGI.

55. Alfonso Disparioso

Who was this mysterious, wordless musician with no rhythm (who might have born a slight resemblance to Tina Fey’s husband/show composer Jeff Richmond)? All we know is that he appeared »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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The 56 Most Important Characters of ’30 Rock,’ Ranked

11 October 2016 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“30 Rock” was a show rich with odd and diverse sorts; its ensemble included a startingly large number of Academy Award winners/nominees (at least six! And don’t even get us started on the Emmy champs!). This odd collection of characters, in many respects, remain unforgettable even years after the show’s end. Ranking the characters who appeared in three or more episodes wasn’t easy. But by following the ethos established by the show, it also wasn’t hard.

56. Hazel Wassername

As fun as Kristen Schaal is in other roles, something about Hazel went too broad at the wrong times. “30 Rock” always danced on the line between reality and cartoon, but Hazel was basically CGI.

55. Alfonso Disparioso

Who was this mysterious, wordless musician with no rhythm (who might have born a slight resemblance to Tina Fey’s husband/show composer Jeff Richmond)? All we know is that he appeared »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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How ‘Parks & Recreation’ Predicted Hillary Vs. Trump & The 2016 Election

4 October 2016 11:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As Barack Obama and John McCain battled to win the U.S. presidency in 2008, the dynamic started to feel familiar. And after a while, it began to become clear why: that match-up was more than a little reminiscent of a fictional presidential race from a few years earlier, in the sixth and seventh season of “The West Wing.”

The final years of Aaron Sorkin’s beloved show saw a bright, handsome young Democrat senator Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) face off against older, maverick, quasi-socially liberal Republican Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda).

Continue reading How ‘Parks & Recreation’ Predicted Hillary Vs. Trump & The 2016 Election at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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10 Truly Outrageous Moments from Emmy Awards Past

16 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While the Emmys may not be as wild as their fellow fall awards show, the VMAs, they've certainly had their share of Omg-worthy moments. Here are just a few we're still talking about. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston's 2014 kissWinning an Emmy is pretty exciting in itself. But in 2014, after her name was announced for the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series trophy (for Veep), Louis-Dreyfus got something almost as thrilling: a kiss from Bryan Cranston - who, earlier in the show, she joked she didn't remember. Once on stage, she changed her tune. Sally Field's 2007 acceptance speechAccepting »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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Grey's Anatomy, House, ER, M*A*S*H and Scrubs Docs Unite — Watch Video

8 September 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s something you never thought you’d see again, especially after this confessional: Patrick Dempsey in scrubs.

In the ultimate medical show “crossover,” the Grey’s Anatomy alum is joined by fellow TV doctors Noah Wyle (ER), Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Lisa Edelstein (House) and Donald Faison (Scrubs) in a new commercial advocating for annual check-ups.

RelatedPatrick Dempsey Opens Up About Grey Anatomy Exit: ‘I Stayed Longer Than I Should Have’

In the ingenious ad (produced by Cigna Health Insurance), the actors portray themselves and make clear of how little they have in common with their former on-screen personas. »

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Patrick Dempsey and Noah Wyle Reveal Why They're 'In Awe' of Fellow TV Doctor Alan Alda

8 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patrick Dempsey and Noah Wyle may no longer star as TV doctors, but the actors are donning scrubs and medical coats once more in an effort to save lives nationwide. Dempsey, who starred on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Derek Shepherd, and Wyle, who starred as Dr. John Carter on E.R., have joined forces with health service company Cigna to promote annual check-ups as a way to improve an individual's health. During their time on set shooting the TV Doctors of America campaign, both Dempsey, 50, and Wyle 45, were awestruck by 80-year-old Alan Alda, who played Captain Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on M. »

- Natalie Stone, @Natalie_j_stone

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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6 Must-Watch Movies & TV Shows on HBO Now in August 2016: ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘The Aviator,’ and More

31 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

New Original Programming:

“Meet the Donors” (8/1)

“Dios, Inc.” - Season 1 Finale (8/5)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (8/8)

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the La Rams” (8/10)

“El Negocio” -  Season 3 Premiere (8/12)

IndieWire Pick: “The Night Of” (Series Finale) (8/28)

HBO’s well-received limited series “The Night Of” will wrap up its eight-part whodunnit in late August. Steve Zaillian’s gritty drama, which examines a man’s fate after he wakes up charged with the murder of a relative stranger, debuted to rave reviews from critics and audiences. IndieWire’s Ben Travers writes, “By actively engaging on personal and political levels, Zaillian sucks the viewer into a nightmare scenario wholly dependent on two verdicts: first, whether or not Naz is found guilty, but also if he really did it.” Here’s hoping the series can maintain its slow burn thrills all the way to the end.

Read More: Review: ‘The Night Of’ ‘Serial’-izes ‘Law & Order, »

- Kate Halliwell

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Delightful Emmy nomination surprises: 'The Americans,' 'Master of None' & more

14 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Leftovers, which I think is the best show on television, got zero Emmy nominations today. Alan Alda didn't get nominated for the performance of an immortal career, and nearly everyone else he worked with on the amazing Horace and Pete were also ignored by the TV Academy. HBO's amazing miniseries Show Me a Hero also got shut out, with even Oscar Isaac being ignored in favor of the less impressive likes of Cuba Gooding Jr. (who was one of the ships lifted by the rising tide that was The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the year's second-most-nominated show after Game of Thrones). This all disappoints me, as does the TV Academy's continued clinging to certain security blankets like Modern Family, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Homeland. And yet every time I'm on the verge of being annoyed by those choices or many others (say, John Travolta »

- Alan Sepinwall

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