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Here's What's New on Netflix for October 2014

25 September 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for October 2014? You've come to the right place.

We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 5 of "The Vampire Diaries" or something.

Here's a much larger rundown of what subscribers can expect in September, courtesy of Netflix. All title dates are subject to change.

Available October 1

"Annie" (1982)

Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks' (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett). Directed by John Huston, Annie features the hit song "Tomorrow."

"Annie: A Royal Adventure" (1995)

Annie, the charming orphan with a head full of red curls, »

- Tim Hayne

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Sitcom Vet Barry Kemp Fields Sports Comedy Pilot for CBS (Exclusive)

5 September 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Barry Kemp is back on the pilot gridiron, penning an untitled sports-themed comedy for Warner Bros. TV that has grabbed a put pilot commitment from CBS.

Project, from the showrunner who steered “Newhart” and “Coach” through prosperous runs in the 1980s and ’90s, revolves around an aging football player on his way out of the game who becomes friends with a 20-something fan.

Kemp is writing the script and exec producing the multi-camera project. He’s fielded pilots for ABC, FX and Starz in recent years and remains a sought-after showrunner given his long sitcom resume. His most recent series effort was Norm Macdonald’s “A Minute with Stan Hooper” in 2003.

Kemp is repped by ICM Partners.


- Cynthia Littleton

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Tenacious D wants to sell you hard on its music and comedy festival

3 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

There are many kinds of supreme worth your attention: Burrito supreme, chicken supreme, Cutlass Supreme… Oh, and let’s not forget a nacho supreme. But Jack Black and Kyle Gass—you know, the guys that formed a band, the likes of which had never been seen, and they called themselves Tenacious D—have concocted a special type of supreme, and it’s called Festival Supreme.

This comedy and music festival, which held its inaugural edition last year in Santa Monica, will take place Oct. 25 at L.A.’s Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds and feature such pop-culture entities as the Workaholics dudes, »

- Dan Snierson

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Robin Williams Was A Comic Genius, But That Isn’t Very Interesting

13 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

In the short time since Robin Williams passed away, you’ve probably learned more about him than you ever expected. From the wonderful story Norm MacDonald told via Twitter, to all the improvisation that became the roles he played, to his altruistic efforts throughout his life, to statement after statement that he was a comedic genius with film roles, routines, and more offered as evidence.

You can now find clips of his best roles, moments within those roles, sudden cover bits when Ted Talks suffered technical difficulties, and list after list of his best movies, lesser-known movies, greatest hits, favorite recipes, and everything else you can imagine.

I don’t usually go in for things like tributes to celebrities who die, but this one is a little more personal to me, and there seems to be part of the conversation that’s missing. Sure, Robin Williams was hilarious, almost to »

- Marc Eastman

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Required Reading: Robin Williams and the Red Knight

13 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Norm MacDonald Shared a Wonderful Robin Williams Story on Twitter” — Among the mountain of amazing remembrances, this is one of the very best. “Why the Funniest People are Sometimes the Saddest” — Comedian Jim Norton sits down at the Comedy Table with one of the few big acts other comedians wouldn’t feign disinterest in. “Knight Takes King” — Alex Pappademas at Grantland rues the limitations of classic rock in memorializing a beloved entertainer while recognizing some of Williams’ great performances.  “Star Trek Writer’s Defense of Diversity in Sci-Fi is Damn Near Perfect” — Katharine Trendacosta at io9 points to a reader refusing to buy anything else written by David Mack after seeing a lesbian relationship in one his Trek books, followed by Mack’s calmly blistering response. “Scarecrow »

- Scott Beggs

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Norm Macdonald Recalls Meeting ''Funniest Man in the World'' Robin Williams (Get Ready to Laugh and Cry)

12 August 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While Robin Williams' work has undoubtedly brought a smile to countless faces, the late actor has been even more revered for his kindhearted ways, touching the lives of everyone who came in to contact with the iconic comedian. Former Saturday Night Live castmember Norm Macdonald is one of the few who was lucky enough to cross paths with the Mrs. Doubtfire star, and, in a series of heartfelt tweets posted on his page early Tuesday morning, he recalls his first meeting with Williams while paying tribute to the 63-year-old Oscar winner, who tragically took his own life on Monday. For extensive coverage, tune in to E! News tonight at 7 and 11:30 p.m., followed by Live From E! If you or someone »

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Norm MacDonald Remembers Meeting Robin Williams As A Young Comic -- See His Sweet Story

12 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Norm MacDonald has always been a huge fan of Robin Williams. The comedian shared a super sweet story about his first encounter with the "Hook" star when MacDonald was just getting started in the industry. "Hook" Star Dante Basco Pens Heartfelt Letter in Memory of Robin Williams.Norm and Robin were both slated to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman," back when Robin was already a household-name and the "Saturday Night Live" alum was still doing stand-up.Fans Remember Robin Williams At Iconic Film & TV Sets. See the "Billy Madison" star's endearing story about the comedic legend below: I was a punk kid from rural Ontario and I was in my dressing room, terrified. #RIPRobinWilliams — Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) August 12, 2014 Click here to see more Hollywood reactions to the "Mrs. Doubtfire" star's tragic passing. Read more »

- tooFab Staff

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Robin Williams Remembered in Heartbreaking Story by Norm Macdonald on Twitter

12 August 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Following Robin Williams' unexpected death on Aug. 11, friends and fans of the actor have come forward to share their favorite memories of meeting and working with him during his decades-long career in showbiz. Among these personal anecdotes is Norm Macdonald's, a heartwarming story about their first encounter that exemplifies why Williams was so beloved, and why he will now be so missed. In a series of tweets on Aug. 12, each marked by the hashtag "#RIPRobinWilliams," Saturday Night Live vet Macdonald recalled running into the Oscar-winning [...] »

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Mike Tyson Talks The Mike Tyson Mysteries, Pigeons, and Silence Of The Lambs at Comic-Con

7 August 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

In a world with 500 cable channels, nearly infinite webpages, an ever-growing list Netflix original series, and billion-dollar-grossing video games, standing out is difficult.  Because of this, many shows and movies fall back on shock factor or name recognition to gain traction. The Mike Tyson Mysteries - premiering this fall on Adult Swim - has both in spades.  The latest cartoon from the venerable late night comedy block that seems to green light shows after extensive focus grouping on people whom they have dosed with LSD, stars the real Mike Tyson who, with the help of his adopted Korean daughter (Rachel Ramas), the ghost of the man who codified the rules for boxing (Jim Rash) and a talking, and extremely lecherous pigeon (Norm MacDonald), travel the countryside, solving mysteries.  Yeah. Last week at Comic-Con, Collider sat down with Tyson and talked about how Tyson came to Warner Brother’s with the idea and more. »

- Hunter Daniels

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Watch *Epic* First Trailer For Adult Swim's New Comedy Series 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' (Coming This Fall)

26 July 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Adult Swim's 2014-2015 slate will feature several new (and returning) TV series, including "Mike Tyson Mysteries," a half-hour animated adult comedy series featuring a cartoon Mike Tyson who solves mysteries, aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team, which is made up of the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter, and a pigeon who was once a man. Reads like must-see TV, doesn't it? But seriously, this sounds so fantastical that it actually might be fascinating to watch. Time will tell. Mike Tyson, Norm Macdonald, Rachel Ramras, and Jim Rash provide voice for the series' animated characters.  Mike Tyson Mysteries is produced by Warner Bros. »

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Comic-Con sneak peek trailer for Adult Swim’s Mike Tyson Mysteries

26 July 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Mike Tyson is heading to the small screen this year in animated form for Adult Swim’s  bonkers new series Mike Tyson Mysteries, and you can check out a sneak peek of the show direct from Comic-Con right here…

Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Mike is aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team-the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner.”

Mike Tyson Mysteries is set to premiere in the Fall, with Tyson joined in the voice cast by Norm Macdonald (Saturday Night Live), Jim Rash (Community) and Rachel Ramras (Mad).

The post Comic-Con sneak peek trailer for Adult Swim’s Mike Tyson Mysteries appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Mike Tyson Channels Scooby-Doo in Adult Swim's ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Trailer (Video)

25 July 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

For anyone who grew up on the various incarnations of Scooby-Doo over the years, Adult Swim's “Mike Tyson Mysteries may be just the solution. It features a similar visual style and the same mystery-solving adventures, but with an adult sense of humor about the whole thing. After all, his team includes a depressed ghost and a narcissistic pigeon. See video: Adult Swim's New Slate Features Mike Tyson, Jack McBrayer, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Jim Rash is well cast as the ghost, who somehow suffers from insomnia, while Norm MacDonald perfectly brings to life the foul-mouthed “Pigeon.” The gang is rounded out by. »

- Jason Hughes

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Box office report: 'Apes' conquers, 'Boyhood' starts strong

13 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

If this weekend’s number one movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — the second entry in the rebooted Apes franchise — has a spiritual sibling in the original series of films, it is 1972′s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. While Conquest was the fourth movie in the franchise to arrive in cinemas it is, like Dawn, the second according to the interior timeline of its series and, again like director Matt Reeves’ new film, features an apocalyptic showdown between apes and humans. Thus, it seems appropriate that this weekend Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comprehensively »

- Clark Collis

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Joel McHale Says He's Not Interested in CBS's ‘Late Late Show’ Gig (Video)

29 June 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Joel McHale isn't interested in Craig Ferguson‘s job at CBS's “Late Late Show” — if you believe what he had to say on TBS's “Conan” on Friday. O'Brien asked the “Community” actor and E!'s “The Soup” host if he's interested in the job. “ no, who would do that?” grinning at O'Brien. “I mean that is so much work, right?” See video: Norm MacDonald Auditions for Craig Ferguson's ‘Late Late Show’ Job on ‘Conan’ He later continued, “No, I'm funny about once a week. And, hey, I'm on the E! Network, where can I go higher from there?” McHale »

- TheWrap Staff

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Joel McHale Addresses Late Late Show Rumors on Conan: ‘It Was a F*cking Picture!’

27 June 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Six weeks ago, it seemed almost certain the Joel McHale would replace Craig Ferguson on CBS' The Late Late Show. Already considered a top contender for the gig, rumors kicked into high gear after McHale retweeted a photo of a selfie he took with CBS head Les Moonves and his wife Julie Chen. It didn't help that comedian Norm Macdonald, who had been campaigning for the job, decided to "break" the big news on Twitter. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Dennis Miller and Seth Meyers Reflect on 'Weekend Update'

4 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I've seen a few lists ranking the greatest "Weekend Update" anchors ever, and I have to concur with the majority: Dennis Miller is it. For six years he treated that "SNL" desk as a forum for the saltiest and harshest commentary, not to mention bizarre pop cultural references. I loved his relentlessness. Some prefer the detached approach of Norm MacDonald, but I'm more impressed with the thudding sarcasm of Mr. Miller, even if his political commentary these days is polarizing. Here, Miller talks with Seth Meyer about the "Weekend Update" desk. I'd kind of kill to hear Dennis and Seth team up on a "Really?!" segment.   »

- Louis Virtel

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Normcore: Norm MacDonald's Quest to Host 'The Late Late Show'

2 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Norm Macdonald is tilting at windmills, rolling a stone up a hill, trying to get a late-night television talk show. Since it was announced that Craig Ferguson was leaving the Late Late Show, the devilishly sharp comedian — a legendary talk show guest and, frankly, the best-ever SNL Weekend Update anchor — has been lobbying hard for the hosting gig of CBS' post-Letterman, soon to be post-Colbert, late night show. The 50-year-old Macdonald, infamously fired from SNL by NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer in 1998, has made his case on Conan, marshaled the support »

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On the Scene at the Golden Trailer Awards

31 May 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Trailers typically precede movies and excite auds about coming attractions, but they were the main event at Friday night’s 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards, held at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

The lengthy ceremony, honoring the best in motion pictured marketing, featured 17 of the 75 awards that were bestowed. Big winner Warner Bros. racked up a total of 15 prizes, including best thriller and best of show for “Gravity.”

Host Jay Mohr did his best to keep the crowd laughing throughout the evening and kicked off the ceremony by poking fun at some recent blockbusters.

“Tonight we’re honoring the people who in two and a half minutes convince everyone that the world needs another ‘Spider-Man’ movie,” Mohr joked.

“What a year for movies,” he continued. “Can you imagine if you were in a coma and you just woke up and you said ‘What’s going on?’ and I had »

- Andrea Seikaly

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Norm MacDonald Gives Inspirational Commencement Address

30 May 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What else needs to be said? Norm MacDonald just gave the class of 2014 the most important advice it's ever going to need in this staged Funny Or Die commencement address. That class is going to prosper now. They have a leg up on all of us. Let's count this as yet another reason Norm MacDonald would make a pretty inspired late night host.  »

- Louis Virtel

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Norm Macdonald Gives Inspiring Commencement Speech to 2014 Graduates (Video)

30 May 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Norm Macdonald didn't tip-toe around the hard realities of life when delivering a commencement speech to 2014 graduates. The “Saturday Night Live” alum informed them that, yes, they will most likely lose their keys if they fiddle with them in public. See video: Jim Carrey's Commencement Speech Warns Students of His Own Father's Failure In a new Funny or Die video (above), the comedian warned bridges and balconies — but especially gratings — are black holes just waiting to swallow keys when they are inevitably dropped during frequent fiddling between finger tips. “You are probably going to forget most of the advice you get. »

- Greg Gilman

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