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I'm Dying Up Here: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on Showtime?

18 July 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture Watch Is this thing on? Has the I'm Dying Up Here TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of I'm Dying Up Here season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, I'm Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga. The 1970s L.A. period drama series centers around the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club. The Venerable owner, Goldie Herschlag (Leo), is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business -- for the sake »

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Michael Angarano

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Michael Angarano, the likeable standup comedian from I’m Dying Up Here, the Showtime series with Jim Carrey as Executive Producer, prepared for his role by taking on some open mike sessions. He had a meltdown when he was given a joke which he hated. He didn’t want to tell it, and it bombed. Co-star Ari Graynor was there, and she said his voice even cracked. He called his failing moment “a full-on, on-stage existential crisis”. Angarano says that the show, about standup comedy in the 70s, features guys who head for Hollywood with stars in their eyes, and quickly learn

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Michael Angarano »

- Nat Berman

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‘Sun Dogs’ Exclusive: Jennifer Morrison Goes From Television Star to Indie Film Director in Debut Feature — Watch

16 June 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jennifer Morrison is best known for her television work on “House,” where she spent six seasons as Dr. Allison Cameron, and “Once Upon a Time,” the ABC fairy tale series which the actress just left after six seasons of playing the lead role of Emma Swan. So what’s Morrison to do now that’s she no longer bound to TV? Start a filmmaking career, that’s what.

Read More: Female Filmmakers Call to Arms: Minnie Driver, Jennifer Morrison and More Call For 50% Women Directors

Morrison is behind the camera for her first feature debut “Sun Dogs,” which premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival this Sunday. The film stars Michael Angarano as a young misfit who fails his attempts to join the Marines and decides to serve his country anyway by trying to figure out if a casino manager is a terrorist mastermind. “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist plays a »

- Zack Sharf

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'Sun Dogs': Film Review | Laff 2017

14 June 2017 9:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jennifer Morrison, the recently departed star of the ABC series Once Upon a Time, segues confidently to the director's chair with Sun Dogs, a comic drama that deftly navigates a tricky line. The story of a mentally challenged young man and his quixotic mission to serve his country could easily have turned cringe-inducing or merely ridiculous. But Michael Angarano, leading an excellent cast, inhabits the role of a single-minded misfit without the slightest hint of mawkishness, embracing his exasperating qualities no less than his endearing ones. Morrison balances her affection for all the characters with droll naturalism and an assured »

- Sheri Linden

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Exclusive Interview: Rick Overton on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here

11 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

On Showtime’s new series I’m Dying Up Here is a Jim Carrey-produced effort and takes a fictionalized look at the 1970s Los Angeles comedy business, incorporating real-life late night veterans like Rick Overton into the cast. Back when Johnny Carson’s decision to move The Tonight Show from New York over to the West Coast in 1972, a floodgate of opportunities arose for many comics. The poignant, bittersweet and wickedly funny series is adapted from journalist William Knoedelseder’s eponymous non-fiction book, starring Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clarke Duke and Andrew Santino as some of the young comics with visions of superstardom. But in...read more »

- April Neale

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I'm Dying Up Here: Season One Ratings

6 June 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

With its top-rated dramas Shameless and Homeland aging, Showtime really needs another hit drama series. Can I'm Dying Up Here fill the bill? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on Showtime? Stay tuned. A gritty, fictional drama set in the 1970s comedy scene in L.A., I’m Dying Up Here stars Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, and Ginger Gonzaga. The Showtime series centers around the regular performers at Goldie’s comedy club, owned by Goldie Herschlag (Leo), who is as tough as it takes to be successful in this business, for the sake of her club and her comedians. Read More… »

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I'm Dying Up Here review – 70s standup drama isn't about the punchlines

5 June 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Jim Carrey-produced show about comics trying to navigate La’s 70s comedy scene shows us the tragedy and darkness behind the jokes

Comedy is inherently funny, but its backstory is notably less so. Behind the scenes there’s tragedy and darkness, which usually means that shows about comedians aren’t so much about punchlines, more the people who end up being one. That’s the heart of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. It’s based on reality when, in the early 1970s, comedians flocked to Los Angeles, trailing the move of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from New York to the west coast. The struggles of comics like Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor and Jim Carrey as they rose to fame at La’s Comedy Store was the subject of William Knoedelseder’s 2009 book, which this show turns into a fictional struggle.

I’m Dying Up Here, »

- Emily Zemler

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I'm Dying Up Here

5 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Showtime. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 4, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, Stephen Guarino, Jon Daly, Ginger Gonzaga, Obba Babatundé, W. Earl Brown, Jeffrey Nordling, Jake Lacy, Brianne Howey, Dylan Baker, Robert Forster, Cathy Moriarty, Sebastian Stan, and Alfred Molina. TV show description: A gritty, fictional drama set in the 1970s comedy scene in L.A., I'm Dying Up Here explores the complex, inner workings of standup comics and their drive to make it. It is inspired by William Knoedelseder's non-fictional book of the same name. The series centers around the regular performers at Goldie's comedy club, »

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How Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Recreates ’70s Comedy Club Scene

2 June 2017 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedian Judy Gold appears in episode three of “I'm Dying Up Here,” the Jim Carrey-produced Showtime ensemble series premiering Sunday that fictionalizes the infamous early 1970s Los Angeles comedy scene, where a slew of real-life icons like David Letterman, Jay Leno, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Elayne Boosler first rose to prominence and thousands of other young hopefuls followed suit on the heels of Johnny Carson’s decision to move “The Tonight Show” to the West Coast in 1972.

On the new show, Gold plays an aging comic named Judy Elder, who’s vying for a second shot at stardom on the stage of her childhood friend Goldie Herschlag—the tough-as-nails owner of an L.A. comedy club that bears a striking resemblance to The Comedy Store and its real-life proprietor Mitzi Shore.

Yet “I’m Dying Up Here” co-creator and executive producer Dave Flebotti says “Goldie has an entirely different energy »

- Tripp Whetsell

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Review: Jim Carrey’s Drama Series on Stand-Up Comedy is a Mess

2 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The dark side of stand-up comedy is always lurking behind the jokes, and “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s drama series set in Los Angeles’ ’70s comedy scene, aims to bring it to light. Tracking a group of comedians working a club on the Sunset Strip, the first episode slowly teases a tragedy meant to bring everyone together – even if the premiere feels unwieldy prior to the introduction of every member of this large ensemble.

An hour-long drama about the lives of comedians feels a tad antithetical even before you start counting expendable plot lines, but “I’m Dying Up Here” only exacerbates the fixable issues seen in the pilot.

What works best among the many ingredients at play is first how producer Jim Carrey and showrunner David Flebotte highlight the serious side of a world made to look lighthearted. Second, and more simply, is Ari Graynor as Cassie, »

- Ben Travers

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Review: Jim Carrey’s Drama Series on Stand-Up Comedy is a Mess

2 June 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The dark side of stand-up comedy is always lurking behind the jokes, and “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s drama series set in Los Angeles’ ’70s comedy scene, aims to bring it to light. Tracking a group of comedians working a club on the Sunset Strip, the first episode slowly teases a tragedy meant to bring everyone together – even if the premiere feels unwieldy prior to the introduction of every member of this large ensemble.

An hour-long drama about the lives of comedians feels a tad antithetical even before you start counting expendable plot lines, but “I’m Dying Up Here” only exacerbates the fixable issues seen in the pilot.

What works best among the many ingredients at play is first how producer Jim Carrey and showrunner David Flebotte highlight the serious side of a world made to look lighthearted. Second, and more simply, is Ari Graynor as Cassie, »

- Ben Travers

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TV Review: Jim Carrey’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ on Showtime

31 May 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Not quite midway through the first season of “I’m Dying Up Here,” Richard Pryor shows up and gives the entire enterprise a kick in the pants.

Pryor, played with live-wire energy by Brandon Ford Green, is not a major presence in the drama, it should be noted. Versions of real-life people are scattered throughout “I’m Dying Up Here” — Dylan Baker is a perfectly amiable yet chilly Johnny Carson, for instance — but the show is not, for the most part, a behind-the-scenes story about household names. The 10-part series, based on a non-fiction book by William Kneodelseder about the Los Angeles comedy scene of the ’70s, does boast Jim Carrey as an executive producer, but its characters are, for the most part, fictional composites.

And too often, a number of them are a good deal less interesting than the show’s version of Pryor. The series spends a lot of time on truths that are fairly »

- Maureen Ryan

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I'm Dying Up Here Review: Comedy Is No Joke (And No Fun, Either)

31 May 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You might think that a show about stand-up comedians would, you know, make you laugh a time or two. But Showtime’s morose, cliché-riddled new drama I’m Dying Up Here — premiering this Sunday at 10/9c — is more likely to make you hate yourself, everyone around you and humanity in general.

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

Set in L.A.’s vibrantly messy 1970s comedy scene, Dying follows the self-loathing comedians who work at Goldie’s, a stand-up comedy club owned by the no-nonsense Goldie (Melissa Leo), who »

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of May 29, 2017

29 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety‘s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “House of Cards” returns for Season 5 and Showtime debuts “I’m Dying Up Here.”

House of Cards,” Netflix, Tuesday

The Underwoods are back in Season 5 and they are under siege. Frank and Claire must continue to fight to secure their legacy with a contentious election ahead of them and damaging stories appearing in the press. As seen in the end of Season 4, they plan to divert attention from their various misdeeds by whipping the country into a frenzy of war and terror.

“World of Dance,” NBC, Tuesday, 10 p.m. 

This competition series will see solo artists competing against duos and crews in all genres of dance, including »

- Joe Otterson

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I'm Dying Up Here: Watch the Showtime TV Series Premiere Now

22 May 2017 9:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Showtime has a surprise up their sleeves. Today, the network released the premiere of the upcoming TV series I'm Dying Up Here ahead of its TV debut.From executive producer Jim Carrey, the drama "explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene." The cast includes Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Andrew Santino, Erik Griffin, Rj Cyler, Al Madrigal, and Jake Lacy. Guest stars include Sebastian Stan, Jon Daly, Cathy Moriarty, and Alfred Molina.Read More… »

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’: Watch the First Episode of Jim Carrey’s New Comedy Series for Free on YouTube

22 May 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While the internet is still analyzing every detail from last night’s “Twin Peaks” premiere, Showtime just dropped another item into your queue.

“I’m Dying Up Here,” the latest comedy from the network that brought you “Shameless” and “Nurse Jackie,” follows a group of stand-up comics navigating the burgeoning ’70s L.A. comedy scene. Though executive producer Jim Carrey doesn’t star in the series, the show still boasts an impressive cast, including Melissa Leo (as the larger-than-life club booker/impresario), Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Sebastian Stan and Al Madrigal (who just debuted his own stand-up special on Showtime if you want to see some clips). The pilot even features some guest drop-ins of its own from the incomparable Alfred Molina and Robert Forster.

(Plus, The Dramatics’ “What You See Is What You Get” pops up in the first five minutes, so if you’re »

- Steve Greene

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’: Watch the First Episode of Jim Carrey’s New Comedy Series for Free on YouTube

22 May 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While the internet is still analyzing every detail from last night’s “Twin Peaks” premiere, Showtime just dropped another item into your queue.

“I’m Dying Up Here,” the latest comedy from the network that brought you “Shameless” and “Nurse Jackie,” follows a group of stand-up comics navigating the burgeoning ’70s L.A. comedy scene. Though executive producer Jim Carrey doesn’t star in the series, the show still boasts an impressive cast, including Melissa Leo (as the larger-than-life club booker/impresario), Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Sebastian Stan and Al Madrigal (who just debuted his own stand-up special on Showtime if you want to see some clips). The pilot even features some guest drop-ins of its own from the incomparable Alfred Molina and Robert Forster.

(Plus, The Dramatics’ “What You See Is What You Get” pops up in the first five minutes, so if you’re »

- Steve Greene

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Montclair Review: ‘Avenues’ is a Charming, Scrappy Debut By Michael Angarano

19 May 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a title that sounds a like a rehab facility, Michael Angarano’s Avenues is a spirited, micro-budget indie that recalls the New York City-based work of early Woody Allen with notes of John Cassavetes, Whit Stillman, and the Safdie brothers thrown in for good measure. These are excellent influences to aspire to, although the film’s narrative clutter and occasional missteps allow the scrappiness to show. Filmed quickly in a few days on the go, Avenues tells the story of Max (Angarano) as he mourns his bother Jack (who is never seen on screen) while passing time with his best friend Peter (Nicholas Braun), a sex therapist who has arrived in New York City for winter break. Peter is also about to break-up with his long-distance girlfriend who he’s en route to visit in Montreal.

With the entry of two blondes who just happen to be eating at »

- John Fink

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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Docs Reveals Full Slate, Laff Announces Its Opener, and More

19 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the full slate of films for AFI Docs 2017, a five-day documentary celebration in the nation’s capital. Each year, the festival is committed to providing artists with the opportunity to present powerfully told, artfully constructed stories — and to connect audiences and filmmakers with policy leaders. AFI Docs 2017 runs June 14 – 18 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

“The 2017 slate of films reflects AFI Docs’ mission to celebrate powerfully told stories and the people at the heart of them,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director, AFI Docs. “Documentaries continue to play an important role in our country regardless of partisan lines. No matter your background, these human stories have the power to inform and inspire. We look forward to another year of dynamic nonfiction cinema. »

- Kate Erbland

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Snatched Director Jonathan Levine On The Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn Comedy

9 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

While the upcoming R-rated comedy Snatched will probably get more attention for its two stars, Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn--the latter making her first big screen appearance in almost 15 years--the man behind the camera is director Jonathan Levine, who continues to diversify his filmography with this female-driven comedy.

Levine first got attention for his early indie The Wackness, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and he followed that by adapting the young adult zombie romance Warm Bodies, then making the cancer comedy 50/50 and the Christmas comedy The Night Before, the latter two with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In Snatched, Amy Schumer plays Emily Middleton, who has plans to go to South America on a romantic trip with her boyfriend, but when he breaks up with her she asks her mother Linda (Hawn) to make the trip with her.  Once there, the two are constantly fighting, but »

- Edward Douglas

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