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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. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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.”
- Gary Collinson
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
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
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
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
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
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 »
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
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
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
Don’t expect to see Adam Sandler return to helm Saturday Night Live anytime soon. The Blended actor recently took time off, apparently from a pick-up basketball game, to visit Norm Macdonald on his video podcast. There, the two SNL alums briefly discussed their years on the NBC late-night show. “Why won’t you host the show?” asked Macdonald, who was famously fired by NBC exec Don Ohlmeyer in 1998 — reportedly in part because of his Weekend Update jokes about O.J. Simpson.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sandler was fired from "SNL" in 1995 along with the late Chris Farley. He went on to become a huge movie star thanks to "Happy Gilmore," "Billy Madison," and other hits that have netted him over $2 billion at the box office.
Many other "SNL" cast members have gladly returned to host the show. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg just did it for the show's most recent season finale. Other willing participants included Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon ... the list goes on and on. But it looks like it will never include Sandler.
"There are »
- Kelly Woo
While on the road to promote his latest film “Blended,” Adam Sandler made an appearance on Norm Macdonald’s “Norm Macdonald Live” podcast and dished on why he won’t return to host “Saturday Night Live” and his departure from the variety skein.
“Why should I?” Sandler replied when asked why he won’t host. “I don’t know how good it would be. I’m slow now.”
Even when prodded by Macdonald, Sandler remained adamant that he’s done with the program.
“There are guys who love doing it — who are great at doing it,” Sandler told Macdonald. “I just don’t know how good I’d be doing it. I did what I can do on the show.”
Fellow “SNL” alum Macdonald also brought up the rumor that Eddie Murphy won’t host the show because of David Spade, but when asked about his departure from the show the multi-hyphenate simply responded, »
- Andrea Seikaly
Here’s some news you’ll wanna dip your… well, you know.
For those who didn’t get that reference: The State, a.k.a. the 11 comedians who collaborated on a seminal MTV sketch show in the ’90s, will reunite at this year’s Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. (Granted, this isn’t the first time the gang has gotten back together recently; most of The State stopped by Comedy Central’s @midnight in January.)
The one-day-only event, which invades the La Sports Arena and Exposition Park on Oct. 25, will also include appearances by 39 other star-studded acts, including Jack Black »
- Hillary Busis
Earlier this month, Vulture had Norm Macdonald interview David Spade, and in that conversation, Macdonald learned that Craig Ferguson would be stepping down from The Late Late Show. It was the beginning of his eventual social media campaign to try to get the job. Last night on Conan, Macdonald tried to show off just how great he'd be at it by hosting an entire late-night show in one minute. It's hard to say if this will help his chances, unless CBS decides to switch The Late Late Show to a one-minute format. If that's the case, it's all Norm's. »
- Jesse David Fox
Norm MacDonald has been campaigning for a new job on Twitter for a while now. He wants to be the next host of “The Late Late Show,” now that Craig Ferguson has announced he's leaving at the end of this year. To prove he's up to the job, MacDonald boasted, during an appearance on “Conan,” that he could do a whole talk show in a single minute. Also read: Nab: Tom Green, Criss Angel and Norm MacDonald Pimp NewTek's TriCaster, How to Monetize Webcasting Conan O'Brien took him up on the challenge, and gave up his desk for the next minute. »
- Jason Hughes
CBS chief Leslie Moonves managed to get through his entire upfront presentation without having to address his network's new faces of late night. Onstage, the only late-night focus was honoring outgoing host David Letterman, who joined Moonves for a joke-fueled swan song. But off of it, the rumor mill went into overdrive, thanks to a photo with Moonves, wife Julie Chen and comedian Joel McHale that Chen tweeted from the Wme upfront dinner the night before -- and a subsequent tweet from Norm Macdonald suggesting McHale had secured the 12:30 a.m. gig. Photos: David Letterman's Career in Pictures Stoking the fire,
- Lacey Rose
Oj Simpson may Not be the biggest villain in sports history ... so says Norm Macdonald who tells TMZ Sports Aaron Hernandez has him beat -- but there's one guy who stands high above them Both. Macdonald was at Lax when we told him that Hernandez was indicted for two murders for this morning -- to which Norm replied, "Good Lord, that's just murdering for murder's sake at this point." Dude's hilarious (as usual) but you »
- TMZ Staff
The last of the Big Four networks held its upfront presentation to advertisers this afternoon, as CBS trotted out its signature mix of procedurals and broadly appealing sitcoms in the wake of the news that it had declined to pick up How I Met Your Dad, the Himym spinoff. With just one more day of upfront action to go (tomorrow, the CW and NBC Universal show off their upcoming wares), let’s take a look at a half-dozen notable moments from the CBS presentation.1. Maybe CBS should do a live Cabaret? Alan Cumming opened the upfront first in character as The Good Wife's Eli Gold but then as the Emcee from Cabaret, doing "Willkommen," complete with extra-rosy nipples. Pretty good, even if it was a letdown that the rest of the Good Wife cast didn't join in. 2. David Letterman's a big Norm Macdonald fan. Not that we ever »
- Margaret Lyons,Denise Martin
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