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There seems to be no chance that Vice Principals will be cancelled. It's already been revealed that there will only be two seasons and all 18 episodes of this single-camera comedy have already been shot. Still, it's fun to see how well shows perform in the ratings. Will this HBO series be a winner? Stay tuned.Vice Principals revolves around a pair of high school administrators (Danny McBride and Walton Goggins). Each believes that he should be the Principal of North Jackson High School. The hate one another but decide to work together to oust the school's new principal (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). The rest of the cast includes Georgia King, Busy Philipps, Shea Whigham, and Sheaun McKinney.Read More… »
The guest appearance was announced at San Diego Comic-Con, along with news that Criminal Minds’ Paget Brewster will narrate the friendship and fight for women’s rights between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cougar Town‘s Busy Philipps) and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman.)
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Drunk History returns Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30/9:30c.
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Two pints of Sam Adams, but he’s working on three...four...five...six? Who is more well-versed on the bad blood between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr—drunk or sober—than Lin-Manuel Miranda? Come September, TV audiences are about to find out what theater lovers already know: just how historically knowledgeable the Broadway star actually is. The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning “Hamilton” creator and former star is set to breakdown the infamous duel between Burr and the $10 Founding Father while under the influence for Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. “Drunk History’s” upcoming 10 episodes will also feature performances from Michael Cera, Kat Dennings, Billie Joe Armstrong, Ed Helms, Josh Charles, 2016 Emmy nominees Thomas Middleditch and Tony Hale, Aubrey Plaza, Liev Schreiber, Busy Philipps, and many more. Read: “ ‘Drunk History’ Pours Itself an Emmy Nomination” Miranda played Hamilton for the last time on July »
The creator of Broadway's Hamilton musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is bringing the story of Alexander Hamilton to Comedy Central. He'll be one of the guests on the upcoming fourth season of Drunk History which will kick off on September 27th. Other season four guest players will include: Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Paget Brewster, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer, Allan McLeod, Thomas Middleditch, Elizabeth Olsen, Busy Phillips, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, Liev Schreiber, Alia Shawkat, Duncan Trussell, and Mae Whitman.Here's the complete press release:Four Seasons And Seven Bourbons Ago! "Drunk History" Season Four Premieres Tuesday, September 27 At 10:30 P.M. Et/Pt On Comedy Central(R)Lin-Manuel Miranda Won't Be Giving Away His Shots as He Epically Narrates the »
The season 4 information was announced Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego.
The new season will transport viewers back in time to hang out with the founding fathers — and Broadway’s “Hamilton” superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda will narrate the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Paget Brewster will narrate the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, played by Busy Phillips, and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko, portrayed by Mae Whitman, and their fight for women’s rights. Allan McLeod explains how the divided dispute on whether British actor William Macready (Jack McBrayer) or American actor Edwin Forrest (David Koechner) was the better thespian.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Comedy Central said at Comic-Con today that Season 4 of its Emmy-winning comedy series Drunk History will premiere Tuesday, September 27. The series, which transports viewers back in time to hang with the Founding Fathers, also confirmed that Hamilton phenom Lin-Manuel Miranda will narrate the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Also set is Paget Brewster, who narrates the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Busy Philipps) and Soviet soldier… »
Hamilton is invading Comedy Central's Drunk History. Creator Derek Waters revealed Thursday during the show's Comic-Con panel that Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to narrate the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr during season four. Set to return Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m., season four's guest list also includes Criminal Minds and Another Period's Paget Brewster narrating the friendship among first lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Busy Phillips) and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Mae Whitman) and their fight for women’s rights. You're the Worst's Allan McLeod will also explain how the divided dispute on whether British actor William
- Lesley Goldberg
While the first season of the Vice Principals TV show just premiered on HBO last night, The second and final season is already in the can. Co-creator and star Danny McBride says he and director/co-creator Jody Hill delivered the Vice Principals TV series finale to HBO last week. The duo executive produced the series with David Gordon Green, Jonathan Watson, and Stephanie Laing.In addition to McBride, the complete two-season Vice Principals TV series stars: Walter Goggins, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Georgia King, Busy Phillips, Shea Whigham, and Sheaun McKinney. Guest stars in the first season include Bill Murray, Susan Park, and Maya Love. The second season of Vice Principals is expected to premiere on HBO in 2017. When we know more, you will.Read More… »
Six episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
It doesn’t take long for HBO’s half-hour comedy Vice Principals to display its true colors. Within the first five minutes of the series, from star Danny McBride and exec-producer Jody Hill (the team behind Eastbound and Down), oafish and authoritarian high school v.p. Neal Gamby (McBride) is cussing out students, getting into slapping matches with fellow vice-principal – and long-time rival in the ever-brewing competition for a promotion to the big chair – Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), and leering at a female co-worker after shutting down her attempt to defend the bullied student he’d happily send back out into the halls without any semblance of safety.
As the show goes on, the more nuanced aspects of Gamby’s character come out. He’s divorced, deeply unhappy, and desperate to assert some measure of authority to maintain a sliver of self-respect in »
- Isaac Feldberg
We begin with Bill Murray as Principal Wells of Lincoln High. His wife is dying of cancer and he’s leaving his position. And, within their first moments onscreen, Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) are vying for the job. Cursing, bickering, and fighting like children right behind the their authority figure's back. Murray does a great job of playing the background in his scenes with the pair. It’s easy to expect him to come out swinging but this is McBride’s show and that is clear every second of the first episode.
Danny McBride plays off children like a distinguished gentleman smokes a pipe; effortlessly. That confidence and razor sharp tongue mix very well with a cascading sea of young faces. Watching Gamby after getting hit in the face breaking up a fight is hysterical. Gamby is the Vice Principal in charge of discipline at Lincoln High. »
- Tyler Richardson
[Youtube "Z6gQOgQyS3o"] It's all water under the bridge now, but Busy Philipps and James Franco's romantic connection on Freaks and Geeks was true acting. In fact, when the cameras weren't rolling, they "really disliked each other." Philipps, now 37, told Flipping Out star Jeff Lewis on Watch What Happens Live that Franco, now 38, was once one of the most difficult people with whom she's ever worked. "James Franco and I really didn't get along when we were on Freaks and Geeks," she said. "We were 19, and we really, really disliked each other - it's well-documented. He shoved me to the ground once. »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Summer school is in session. Watch a preview and check out pictures from the Vice Principals TV show, which premieres on HBO, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. Vice Principals is written by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill. Hill also directs the series.The Vice Principals TV series cast includes: Danny McBride, Walter Goggins, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Georgia King, Busy Phillips, Shea Whigham, and Sheaun McKinney. Guest stars in the first season include Bill Murray, Susan Park, and Maya Love. McBride, Hill, David Gordon Green, Jonathan Watson, and Stephanie Laing executive produce.Read More… »
Set to debut on the network next Sunday, July 17, McBride confirmed during the show’s premiere – as relayed by Variety – that the half-hour comedy will comprise 18 episodes in total.
“The whole series is only 18 episodes and that’s it. We just wanted to make a really long movie. It’s one school year and a complete story. This was an old screenplay that Jody [Hill] and I wrote back in 2006. But we needed it to be longer so we added and reworked it and broke it up into 18 segments.”
Gearing up for all kinds of debauchery in Lincoln High, Vice Principals chronicles the story of two competing administrators who each have their eye on the coveted principal role. Heralding a reunion with Eastbound & Down cohort Jody Hill, »
- Michael Briers
Somebody caught a mean case of school spirit. The first nine-episode season of the Vice Principals TV show premieres on HBO Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. Watch the trailer and two teasers, below. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, this dark comedy series tells the story of a high school "and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals." McBride and Hill are executive producing with David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing.
Neal Gamby (McBride) and Lee Russell (Walter Goggins) are in an epic power struggle with one another to become school principal, when Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) arrives on the scene. The Vice Principals cast also includes Georgia King, Sheaun McKinney, Edi Patterson, Ashley Spillers, Susan Park, Busy Phillips, Jennifer Gatti, Dale Dickey, Christopher Thornton, and Maya G. Love.
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The Jungle Book star Bill Murray dishes out some much-needed advice in the new trailer for Vice Principals, which tees up an all-out rivalry between Danny McBride and Walton Goggins’ warring administrators.
Vying for the coveted position at the helm of Lincoln High, HBO’s new half-hour comedy is set to make its bow on the small-screen soon after Ballers season 2 on July 17, offering viewers a refreshing palette cleanser after a season spent on the sun-kissed beaches of Miami.
An old-fashioned standoff at its core, the official logline for the series – one hatched by Eastbound & Down‘s Danny McBride and Jody Hill – introduces Vice Principals as “a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. »
- Michael Briers
You can pinpoint the moment almost precisely when "Bridesmaids" changed comedy.
Upon the movie's release five years ago this week (on May 13, 2011), it was that one notorious food-poisoning scene -- you know the one -- that proved that an all-female ensemble comedy could be just as raunchy and hilarious and heartfelt as any of producer Judd Apatow's bro-centric comedies. The result turned Melissa McCarthy into a breakout star, gave career boosts to costar/co-writer/co-producer Kristen Wiig and director Paul Feig, and launched a wave of hit R-rated comedies starring women.
Still, as many times as you've watched the misadventures of Wiig's moody maid of honor, there's plenty you may not know about how the story came together, who almost starred in it, and which scenes were left out.
1. "Bridesmaids" came about because of Wiig's cameo as a hostile TV producer in Apatow's "Knocked Up." The director urged her »
- Gary Susman
Amazon has confirmed that "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes' new period drama series "Doctor Thorne" series will be added to its lineup of Amazon Original Series with the premiere scheduled to air May 20th. Tom Hollander, Ian McShane, Alison Brie,, Rebecca Front and Richard McCabe star. [Source: Amazon]
YouTube star Bart Baker, a popular musical parody comedian, has joined the cast of the road trip comedy "Fml" at Digital Riot Media. Jason Nash is directing from his own script. Brandon Calvillo, Busy Philipps, Andy Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Greg Cromer and Manon Mathews also star in the film which is currently shooting.
The story follows a 40-something man (Nash) as he treks across the United States with a nineteen-year-old (Calvillo) to gain a million followers; allowing the man to take care of his family and the kid to land the girl of his dreams. Baker plays Swagg, an overnight social media millionaire, »
- Garth Franklin
With more than 10 million followers, Baker is one of the most popular musical parody comedians in the digital space. He’s joining Jason Nash (who is also directing from his own script), Brandon Calvillo, Busy Philipps, Andy Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Greg Cromer and Manon Mathews in the film.
Variety first reported that Vine stars Nash and Calvillo — who have more than 8 million followers on social media — would star in the movie.
“Fml” follows a 40-something man, played by Nash, as he treks across the United States with a 19-year-old (Calvillo) to gain a million followers; allowing Sam to take care of his family and Henry to land the girl of his dreams. Baker stars as “Swagg,” an overnight social media millionaire, singer and marketing genius who brands everything “Swagg. »
- Dave McNary
Temperamental, immature and inclined to swear at will – three qualities you won’t find in any school authority worth their salt. And yet, today’s new trailer for HBO’s Vice Principals sheds light on an all-consuming power struggle between Danny McBride and Walton Goggins’ warring administrators that breaks just about every rule in the book.
Hatched by McBride and his writing partner Jody Hill – the pair also worked on Eastbound & Down for the network – Vice Principals is pitched as “a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal.”
Running for 18 episodes across two seasons, today’s all-new trailer doubles down on that core rivalry between McBride and Goggins, with the former »
- Michael Briers
After “Eastbound & Down” called it a day, it was likely just a matter of time before HBO and Danny McBride found something else to work on together, and indeed they have. “Vice Principals” is the latest twisted comedy to come from the ‘Eastbound’ team, and it looks like fans are in for a treat. McBride and Walton Goggins lead the show, squaring off as high school vice principals angling for the top job. Of course, this leads to the kind of wild antics we expect from McBride, plus plenty of foul mouthed quips to go with it. Meanwhile, the supporting cast is strong with Shea Whigham, Busy Philipps, and Georgia King getting in on the fun. “Vice Principals” hits HBO on July 17th. Watch below.
- Kevin Jagernauth
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