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Love: Season Three; Netflix Casts Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer in Judd Apatow Comedy

Love has some new company. Deadline reports Kathy Baker and Kyle Bornheimer have joined season three of the Netflix TV show.The romantic comedy follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), two seemingly opposite people who begin a relationship. The cast also includes Claudia O’Doherty, Dave Allen, Mike Mitchell, Steve Bannos, Chris Witaske, Chantal Claret, Briga Heelan, and David King.Read More…
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Love: how Judd Apatow rewrote the rom-com rulebook

Rob Leane Mar 22, 2017

Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust have subverted expectations with Love, a thoughtful, funny and fearless Netflix series...

Love is one of Netflix’s finest original comedies. It’s certainly right up there with Master Of None and BoJack Horseman in the category of comedies that aren’t afraid to tackle tough topics.

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The show’s vague title means that Love may have flown under your radar, but it also comes with benefits. Due to the broad scope of its moniker, Love is a show without a gimmick, allowing the writing team to go down any path they wish to develop their characters, mine for laughs and tug on our heartstrings. It succeeds regularly on all three counts.
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Love: Judd Apatow Teases What's to Come in Season Two of the Netflix Series

What's in store for season two of Love? Recently, executive producer Judd Apatow spoke with Yahoo about the upcoming season of the Netflix series.The romantic comedy follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), two seemingly opposite people who begin a relationship. The cast also includes Claudia O’Doherty, Dave Allen, Steve Bannos, Chris Witaske, Chantal Claret, Briga Heelan, and David King.Read More…
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Love: Stars of Netflix Series Tease Season Two

What's next for Gus and Mickey? Love stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust recently discussed season two of the Netflix series with Deadline.

The comedy chronicles the relationship between Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs), two Los Angeles residents struggling with romance and life. The cast also includes Claudia O'Doherty, Dave Allen, and Mike Mitchell.

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First Teaser And Image For Judd Apatow’s Netflix Series Promises A Frank Take On Love

Ever since Netflix and Judd Apatow inked a two-season deal for romantic comedy series Love in late 2014, all has been quiet as the show began to pick up steam. Fast forward to today and ahead of the series premiere in mid-February, the online streaming giant has debuted the very first image and teaser for Apatow’s latest, showcasing Paul Rust and Community‘s Gillian Jacobs in the starring roles.

Centering on the core and mismatched dynamic between Rust’s do-gooder Gus and the unhinged wild child of Jacobs, Love has been pitched as a modern-day story of a romance between two self-proclaimed commitaphobes. The official logline for Netflix’s new original drama describes Apatow’s new creative venture as so: “They’ve had plenty of romantic misses. But when a jaded Angeleno meets a nerdy guy, they may figure out this “love” thing.”

And though today’s teaser clip tells
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"Ally McBeal," "Wonder Years" & "Freaks and Geeks" Casts All Reunited at TV Land Awards

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It was reunion night in Hollywood on Saturday, as the casts of some truly beloved TV series got together for the first time in ages at the TV Land Awards. Picking up the Groundbreaking Award at this weekend's event was the cast of "Ally McBeal," Calista Flockhart stepping out for a rare public event to share the stage with her costars 13 years after the Fox series went off the air. While we'll have to wait for the special to air on April 18th, Flockhart told the audience, "What I remember the most are the friendships, truly." Flockhart was joined at the event by Gil Bellows, Greg German, Lisa Nicole Carson, Courtney Thorne-Smith, series director David E. Kelley, Peter MacNicol and writer Bill D'Elia. They all look great, don't they?! That wasn't the only reunion of the evening though. The stars of "The Wonder Years" were also on hand to accept the Impact Award,
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TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More

TVLine Items: Grace and Frankie Trailer, Freaks and Geeks Reunion and More
Much like grief, there are five stages of losing your husband to a gay man. And Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is about to delve into every one of them.

The streaming giant has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming comedy, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) leave their wives for each other.

RelatedGeoff Stults Books Recurring Role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie

Press Play on the video below to see the titular pair experience shock, denial, confusion, rage and reflection in the face of
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The 'Freaks and Geeks' Cast Will Reunite at the TV Land Awards

"Freaks and Geeks" fans, rejoice: The cast is slated to reunite at the upcoming TV Land Awards.

The beloved one-season wonder will receive the 15th Anniversary Award at the ceremony, with TV Land announcing in a press release that despite its short run from 1999-2000, the show "continues to find new fans every year." One of the reasons for that, no doubt, is the stellar ensemble that creator Paul Feig and co. assembled (casting director Allison Jones snagged the series's sole Emmy for her work), and TV Land revealed that almost every single main actor from the series will be present at the awards show.

Scheduled to appear are Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Busy Philipps, Samm Levine, Martin Starr, David Gruber Allen, and Steve Bannos. Feig and producer Judd Apatow are also confirmed.

In addition to that star-studded lineup, the awards will also feature a performance by Jennifer Hudson,
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Freaks and Geeks Ep 1.07 ‘Carded and Discarded’ reminds us what its like to be young and naive

Freaks and Geeks Episode 7 ‘Carded and Discarded’

Written by Judd Apatow & Paul Feig

Directed by Judd Apatow

Aired 1/10/2000 on NBC

Technically the tenth episode (in terms of production order) of Freaks and Geeks, there’s a noticeable dissonance in this episode’s tone when contrasted against the episodes surrounding it – things are markedly more optimistic in the first two thirds than in last week’s ‘I’m With the Band’ and next week’s ‘Girlfriends and Boyfriends’. But considering where it was placed (after a two-month hiatus at the end of 1999), ‘Carded and Discarded’ actually provides a nice light moment in between the dark stories bookending it.

‘Carded and Discarded’ – like many episodes of Freaks and Geeks – are about the idealistic minds of youth, and how that naivety leads to both moments of wonderment and disaster. This comes to a head memorably when the geeks meet Maureen, the new girl
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David Koechner, 'Piranha 3Dd' Bad Guy, on Stripper Nudity and Waiting for 'Anchorman 2'

In "Piranha 3Dd," which hits theaters this Friday, the community of Lake Victoria is besieged by another swarm of prehistoric, man-eating fish. In the first film, it was drunken spring breakers who fell victim to the gory attacks. This time around, it's the partygoers at the Lake's "Adults Only" water park Big Wet (which happens to be watched over by stripper lifeguards and celebrity spokesman David Hasselhoff). The piranha invade thanks to an illegal river pump Ok'd by the park's dirtbag owner, Chet, played by none other than "that guy!" comedic scene-stealer David Koechner. (You might remember him as the sleazy Todd Packer on "The Office" or the sleazy boss from "Waiting..." or the sleazy boss from "Final Destination 5.") Koechner spoke with Moviefone and explained how to convincingly portray a slimeball that unwittingly unleashes a stomach-churning monster massacre -- and how to do it while not being distracted by the constant on-set nudity.
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HeyUGuys Reaction Shot – Small Screen Adventures Fit for the Big Screen

Welcome to another instalment of our regular section in which members of the HeyUGuys family discuss a variety of topics concerning all things cinema.

We’ll pick a topic inspired by what’s happening in the world of film and invite our writers to voice their opinions, an invitation we extend to you. If you want to submit your own answer, or respond to an answer from one of our writers, then please do so.

With 21 Jump St proving to be a resounding critical and commercial success both here and over the Atlantic, it’s clear that there is still an audience for big-screen remakes of old TV shows.

We asked our team if there were any other cult TV offerings which could benefit from a cinematic makeover.

Kenji Lloyd

Despite being cancelled after only 18 episodes, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks is one of my all-time favourites; a true instant classic.
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Exclusive: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Talk Key & Peele Series Premiere

Exclusive: Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Talk Key & Peele Series Premiere
The two comedian share their experiences in bringing this new sketch series to Comedy Central, debuting Tuesday, January 31

Tonight, Comedy Central premieres its original half-hour sketch series Key & Peele, starring comedians Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key. Whether it's satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food, Key & Peele will showcase their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

We managed to catch up with both stars for a fun and insightful conversation. Check it out below.

Keegan Michael Key: I don't know why you make me wake up so early in the morning!

I watched the pilot last night, and I have to say...Pretty bold that you would eliminate half your viewing audience with just your second sketch out...

Keegan Michael Key: I assume you are talking about the "Bitch" sketch,
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David Koechner talks improv, exploiting yourself to build great characters, and comedy by way of poly-sci

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David Koechner talks improv, exploiting yourself to build great characters, and comedy by way of poly-sci
When it comes to comedy, there are all sorts of approaches - not to the material, mind you, but the motivation to do it at all. Some performers are idealists, always in search of an elusive, perfect punchline; others enjoy the nuts and bolts of assembling a routine or a joke that functions on one level and seven others at the same time. For David Koechner, comedy is a simultaneous celebration of personal expression, and a practical way to pay the bills; after abandoning an early career in political science, the "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Final Destination 5" costar found his calling in improvisational comedy, and later, more straightforward acting and stand-up.

IFC caught up with Koechner to talk about his eclectic, constantly expanding career, whose evolution is a byproduct both of his own creative impulses and larger familial obligations. But either way, it's what he loves,
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Exclusive: Phyllis Smith Talks Bad Teacher Blu-ray

Exclusive: Phyllis Smith Talks Bad Teacher Blu-ray
Phyllis Smith stars alongside Cameron Diaz in the hilarious comedy Bad Teacher, in stores October 18th

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th is director Jake Kasdan's hilarious summer comedy Bad Teacher, which stars Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth, a drunk and disorderly educator hoping to land the sugar daddy of her dreams. Appearing alongside Cameron Diaz is The Office's lovely Phyllis Smith, who plays an earnest, kindhearted fellow high school instructor that gets seduced by the wicked ways of the Bad Teacher.

We recently caught up with Phyllis to chat about her role in the movie, the fact that she has not yet seen the unrated director's cut, and her continuing role on Season 8 of The Office. She also let us in on her road to stardom as a comedic actress. Check out our conversation below.

When Bad Teacher hit theatrically, a lot of people felt Cameron Diaz
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Exclusive: Bad Teacher Gag Reel Clip

Exclusive: Bad Teacher Gag Reel Clip
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake star in the hilarious new comedy Bad Teacher, coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th. We have an exclusive look at the gag reel, which finds Cameron Diaz and her other leading man, Jason Segel, giggling through various takes. Check out the adorable laughs in the clip below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Gag Reel - You Are Adorable!

Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) is a foulmouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate teacher. She drinks, gets high, and can't wait to marry a meal ticket to get out of her bogus day job. When she's dumped by her fianc&#233, she sets her sights on a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) while shrugging off the advances of the school gym teacher (Jason Segel). The consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, coworkers, and even herself an education like no other!

Blu-ray Special Features:


Extended Russell Rejection
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Exclusive: Thomas Lennon Talks Writing Movies for Fun and Profit

Exclusive: Thomas Lennon Talks Writing Movies for Fun and Profit
Thomas Lennon can currently be seen making naked love to a photocopy machine in Bad Teacher opposite Cameron Diaz. While he has made a career out of hilarious comedic roles such as Lt. Dangle on Reno 911! and various supporting appearances in too many films to count, his first passion is screenwriting. He and his screenwriting partner Robert Ben Garant are responsible for the scripts to Night at the Museum and its sequel, the ping pong epic Balls of Fury, and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Together, they have penned the how-to epic Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!, which is now available at retailers nationwide. We recently caught up with Thomas to chat about both the book and his quick appearance in Bad Teacher. Click on the clip below for our exclusive interview.

Click to watch Exclusive: Thomas Lennon Interview!
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Exclusive: Cameron Diaz Talks Bad Teacher

Exclusive: Cameron Diaz Talks Bad Teacher
Some teachers just don't give an F! Bad Teacher stars Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, stoned out, ruthless teacher vying to win over a handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) in the hopes of never having to work again. Jake Kasdan directs this raunchy R rated comedy, which also stars Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. David Ozanich recently caught up with the Bad Teacher herself, Cameron Diaz, for a 1:1 exclusive chat about the film. He also met with her co-stars Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, and Thomas Lennon. To check out all of our interviews, click on the clips below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Cameron Diaz Interview!

Click to watch Exclusive: Thomas Lennon, Phyllis Smith, and Lucy Punch Interview!

Bad Teacher was released June 24th, 2011 and stars Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith, John Michael Higgins, Dave Allen, Jillian Armenante. The film is directed by Jake Kasdan.
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Paul Feig Walks Down the Aisle With "Bridesmaids"

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Paul Feig Walks Down the Aisle With
Paul Feig is nothing if not open. As the author of two wonderfully observed memoirs - "Kick Me," covering his childhood and "Superstud" chronicling his twenties, with his TV series "Freaks and Geeks" to semi-autobiographically fill in the rest of his early years -- he's let audiences grow up with him. With sharp, self-deprecating wit and warmth, he's been the best teller of his own story, one that's led him from an adolescence in Michigan where a respite from constant teasing in junior high was making TV commercials for his father's hardware store before he eventually took center stage himself to the slings and arrows of being a standup comedian and actor. However, partly out of his considerable humility and just as likely because it would ruin some of his schtick, the one area of his life that hasn't been as nearly well-documented has been the success he's found as a director.
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James Urbaniak on "Jumping the Shark"

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James Urbaniak on
James Urbaniak, the actor best known for playing Simon Grim in Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool" and provided the voice of Dr. Venture on "The Venture Bros" (not to mention a damn fine Twitterer), has launched a faux talk show web series called "Topic A with James Urbaniak."

In episode one, below, he takes on the genesis of the phrase "jumping the shark" with "James Breederman" (played by Dave Allen, aka Mr. Rosso from "Freaks and Geeks"), the writer of the "Happy Days" episode that inspired the saying. "Would you like to be smeared as a hack?!" a defensive, humorless Breederman demands.
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Revived and Derived: "Freaks and Geeks" Ep. 8, "Girlfriends and Boyfriends"

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Revived and Derived:
"Freaks and Geeks" is now airing on IFC, and we thought we'd take this opportunity to revisit the show that launched a thousand bromance movies. Every week, Matt Singer and Alison Willmore will be offering their thoughts on that night's episode.

Episode 8: Girlfriends and Boyfriends

Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter

Written by Patty Lin and Paul Feig

Originally aired January 17, 2000

"It was the worst five dollars I've ever spent. And I wish I could get that five dollars back." -- Harold Weir

Matt: This week's episode is all about biology: while the geeks learn about plant cell structure with their lab partners (and Sam tries to forge a relationship with his crush, Cindy Sanders (Natasha Melnick)), Lindsay considers going all the way with Nick. And after last week's brief flirtation with lightness and broader humor, "Freaks and Geeks"' takes a sharp turn back toward the dark side.

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