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9 items from 2017


I'm Dying Up Here: Showtime to Premiere New Series at SXSW

22 February 2017 2:20 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The I'm Dying Up Here TV show will first premiere on March 15, 2017 at 11:30am at the Paramount Theatre during the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Following the screening, SXSW will host a Q&A panel with the series’ cast and producers, including Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal, and executive producer Michael Aguilar.I’m Dying Up Here premieres on Showtime on June 4th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The scripted series features the stand-up comedy scene in 1970s Los Angeles, where stars including David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Richard Pryor launched their careers. Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Rj Cyler, and Jake Lacy also star. Learn more from this Showtime press release. Read More… »

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'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

12 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

Fabrica de Cine chief Gaston Pavlovich, the Mexican producer-financier behind Silence, has come on board The Professor And The Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

Fabrica is co-financing and co-producing the drama with the film’s international sales agent Voltage Pictures.

Gibson plays James Murray, who oversaw the compilation of the first Oxford English Dictionary in the 19th century, while Penn portrays Dr. William Chester Minor, an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane who submitted thousands of entries.

Pavlovich financed Martin Scorsese’s drama Silence with AI Film and Im Global licensed international territories on the period drama starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Brody and Liam Neeson.

The Mexican is also backing Scorsese’s upcoming mob drama The Irishman, which is going through Paramount in the Us and Stx International on international sales.

Fabrica de Cine’s slate includes Jennifer Morrison’s [link »

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SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’

31 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gods, best friends and struggling comedians lead the TV line-up at this year’s SXSW film festival, with six new series set to compete as Episodic selections.

Read More: SXSW 2017 Lineup: Drug-Addicted Lovers and Barbecue Lead Surprises and Hidden Gems

This represents the fourth year that SXSW has recognized television, and in 2017 the Episodic category has increased from five to six picks: Besides the previously announced “American Gods,” adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s book, SXSW will screen Justin Simien’s “Dear White People,” the Netflix series based on Simien’s 2014 feature film. Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (executive produced by Jim Carrey), TV Land’s “Nobodies” (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone) and AMC’s “The Son” (starring Pierce Brosnan) will also make their premieres in Austin.

Also set to be screened at this year’s event: Rachael Holder’s “I Love Bekka & Lucy. »

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SXSW 2017 Episodic Lineup to Include ‘Dear White People,’ ‘American Gods’

31 January 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gods, best friends and struggling comedians lead the TV line-up at this year’s SXSW film festival, with six new series set to compete as Episodic selections.

This represents the fourth year that SXSW has recognized television, and in 2017 the Episodic category has increased from five to six picks: Besides the previously announced “American Gods,” adapted by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green from Neil Gaiman’s book, SXSW will screen Justin Simien’s “Dear White People,” the Netflix series based on Simien’s 2014 feature film. Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (executive produced by Jim Carrey), TV Land’s “Nobodies” (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone) and AMC’s “The Son” (starring Pierce Brosnan) will also make their premieres in Austin.

Also set to be screened at this year’s event: Rachael Holder’s “I Love Bekka & Lucy.”At past SXSW fests, the Episodic category has only selected shows from established networks. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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I'm Dying Up Here: New Showtime Drama Series Announced for June

10 January 2017 5:33 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Showtime is headed back to the '70s. Recently, the network announced their new TV series I'm Dying Up Here will debut in June.The drama "explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno and Richard Pryor were launched." The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy.Read More… »

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I'm Dying Up Here Trailer: Fear and Laughing in L.A.'s '70s Stand-Up Scene

9 January 2017 5:31 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You know how they say when a stand-up comedian is failing miserably, he’s “dying”? Well, Showtime’s new dramedy I’m Dying Up Here knows all about that feeling.

Set to the groovy tune of “Blinded by the Light,” the first trailer for the upcoming series, set in the stand-up comedy scene of 1970s L.A., delivers just as much angst as it does laughter. And it comes courtesy of a guy who lived through it: Mega-star Jim Carrey, a stand-up veteran himself, is an executive producer.

RelatedShowtime’s Twin Peaks Revival Gets Premiere Date — Plus, How Many Episodes Will It Be? »

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Trailer: Jim Carrey’s Showtime Series Looks Back on Stand-Up Comedy’s Halcyon Days

9 January 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We haven’t seen much of Jim Carrey since “Dumb and Dumber To” came out in 2014, though that’s set to change soon with his supporting role in Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch.” He’ll also make his return to the small screen — albeit behind the camera — with “I’m Dying Up Here,” an upcoming Showtime series he co-executive produces. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

The show takes place in the notorious stand-up comedy world of 1970s Los Angeles, and it has the soft focus and blurred edges to prove it. Much of the trailer is confined to a smoky club where a number of aspiring comics are getting their start, all under the tutelage of Melissa Leo’s club owner. “Real laughter, it’s cathartic,” one of those up-and-comers muses. “It’s the current »

- Michael Nordine

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Trailer: Jim Carrey’s Showtime Series Looks Back on Stand-Up Comedy’s Halcyon Days

9 January 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

We haven’t seen much of Jim Carrey since “Dumb and Dumber To” came out in 2014, though that’s set to change soon with his supporting role in Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch.” He’ll also make his return to the small screen — albeit behind the camera — with “I’m Dying Up Here,” an upcoming Showtime series he co-executive produces. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

The show takes place in the notorious stand-up comedy world of 1970s Los Angeles, and it has the soft focus and blurred edges to prove it. Much of the trailer is confined to a smoky club where a number of aspiring comics are getting their start, all under the tutelage of Melissa Leo’s club owner. “Real laughter, it’s cathartic,” one of those up-and-comers muses. “It’s the current »

- Michael Nordine

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Showtime Sets Premiere Dates and Releases Trailers for ‘Guerrilla,’ ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ (Watch)

9 January 2017 1:57 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has announced the debut dates for “Guerrilla” and “I’m Dying Up Here.”

The new six-part limited event series “Guerrilla,” from executive producer John Ridley will premiere on Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. The drama will premiere in the U.S. on Showtime and in the U.K. on Sky in the same week.

The new one-hour drama series “I’m Dying Up Here” will bow on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m., kicking off the network’s summer line-up which will include new seasons of “Ray Donovan,” “Dice,” and “Episodes.”

The announcements were made by Showtime president and CEO David Nevins at the annual TV Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

A love story set in one of the most explosive political times in U.K. history, “Guerrilla” tells the story of a 1970s London couple who liberates a political prisoner and forms a radical underground cell. The group targets the Black Power Desk, a »

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