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I'm Dying Up Here

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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Detroiters: Is the Comedy Central TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture WatchCan Sam and Tim keep on keeping on in the Motor City? Has the Detroiters TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Detroiters 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 Comedy Central cable channel, Detroiters stars real life best friends Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, who created the scripted comedy with Joe Kelly and Zach Kanin. The foursome executive produces the series with Lorne Michaels, Jason Sudeikis, and Andrew Singer. Season one guest stars include Sudeikis, Obba Babatunde, Michael Che, Comedian Cp, Steve Higgins, Richard Karn, Rick Mahorn, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin Nash, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Cecily Strong, Trick Trick, George Wallace
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Detroiters: Comedy Central Releases More Details About New Motor City Series

Comedy Central is headin' to the Motor City. This week, the network released more details about their upcoming TV series Detroiters.The comedy stars Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson as best friends and small-time ad men living in the Michigan metropolis. The cast also includes Jason Sudeikis, Obba Babatunde, Michael Che, Comedian Cp, Steve Higgins, Richard Karn, and Keegan-Michael Key.Read More…
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Jeffrey Nordling & Obba Babatundé Join Jim Carrey-Produced ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

Desperate Housewives alum Jeffrey Nordling and The Bold And The Beautiful‘s Obba Babatundé have joined the ensemble cast of Showtime's new hourlong comedy series I'm Dying Up Here in recurring roles. Executive produced by Jim Carrey, I’m Dying Up Here follows up-and-coming comedians in Los Angeles in the 1970s, who are mentored by "Goldie" (Melissa Leo), a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist and nurtures her comedians with tough love…
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Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals at A Gentleman's Guide in La - Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, Jane Kaczmarek and More!

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder, directed byDarko Tresnjak, featuring book amp lyrics byRobert L. Freedman, music amp lyrics bySteven Lutvak, and choreography byPeggy Hickey, opened attheAhmanson Theatrein Los Angeles. Red carpet arrivals featuredJane Kaczmarek, Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, Michael Arden, Obba Babatunde, Jane Carr, Wilson Cruz, Jonathan Del Arco, Barrett Foa, Robert Freedman, Ivan Hernandez, Peggy Hickey, Jim Piddock, Marion Ross, Darko Tresnjak. BroadwayWorld has a first look below
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Revoltin’ Reviews: Monster Mansion Memories, Tales of Halloween, Gravy, and more!

Autumn is here, and I got reviews up the rear!

Monster Mansion Memories

• Release Date: Available Now on DVD

• Written By: Andy Wolf

• Directed By: Andy Wolf

• Starring: Alan Milair, Bill Lape

Anyone that has read this column even briefly knows that I try and keep the spirit of classic horror movie TV hosts undead and un-well. Morgus, Zacherle, Vampira… I love them, one and all! But as much as I adore and try to emulate these greats of the preternatural past, I’m always amazed at how many more exist that I’ve ne’er heard of. Case in point: the subject of the doc Monster Mansion Memories, Dr. E. Nick Witty and his faithful servant Epal.

A low budget, regional horror program (based out of Syracuse, New York), Monster Movie Matinee still had a sense of lore, not to mention production value that was unheard of in programs of its kind.
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Trailer: Musical Take on the Gospel According to John the Apostle w/ a Black Cast (Harry Lennix, Chaka Khan, Mali Music, More)

This should pique the curiosity of those who frequently lament the absence of black faces in biblical tales adapted for the film and/or TV screens. Actor Obba Babatunde and Danny Green (“Mr. Sophistication”) co-directed this upcoming feature musical take on the story of the Gospel according to John the Apostle. Titled "Revival: The Experience," this film stars 2015 double Grammy nominee Mali Music (Best Urban Contemporary Album for his debut album, "Mali Is," and Best Gospel Performance/ Song, "I Believe") as Jesus Christ. Featuring a cast of names you'll instantly recognize, the project also sees Harry Lennix (also a...
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Obba Babatund� to Host Broadway Under The Stars at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with in alphabetical order Erich Bergen Jersey Boys, stage and film, Rogelio Douglas, Jr. In the Heights, Danny Gurwin Little Women, and Chad Kimball Memphis. David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.
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Fight The Good Fight in This Preview of Cult Episode 1.06; Synopses for Episodes 1.07-1.09

We're a bit disappointed in "Cult" so far, but since we've been a fan of Robert Knepper since his "Carnivale" days, we're holding out hope that things will improve so we can keep seeing him on a weekly basis.

If you concur, here's everything you need to know about what's coming up on the show over the next four weeks:

"Cult" Episode 1.06 - "The Good Fight" (airs 3/29/13, 9-10 pm)

Obba Babatunde (“Dawson’S Creek,” “The Young And The Restless) Guest Stars In The Episode — Skye (Jessica Lucas) collapses the morning after the “Cult” fan party, suffering a serious reaction to the drug she was slipped. The doctors urge Jeff (Matt Davis) to locate a sample of the drug so they can find a way to reverse its effects in order to save Skye’s life.

Detective Sakelik (guest star Aisha HindsWeeds”) arrives at the hospital but refuses to help.
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Easter Week on The CW: Synopses of Supernatural #8.18 - Freaks and Geeks; The Vampire Diaries #4.18 - American Gothic; and Cult #1.06 - The Good Fight

Hopefully you haven't given up horror TV for Lent because during the week leading up to Easter, The CW has on tap freaks, geeks, drug-induced hallucinations, and the return of some very familiar faces.

"Supernatural" Episode 8.18 - "Freaks and Geeks" (airs 3/27/13, 9-10 pm)

Sam And Dean Run Across A New And Unusual Team Of Hunters — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate some recent vampire kills and are surprised to learn Krissy Chambers (guest star Madison McLaughlin) is involved. They find Krissy (who first appeared on the show in Episode 7.11, "Adventures in Babysitting") and learn her father was killed and she’s been taken in by a man named Victor (guest star Adrian Hough), who has taken in a group of orphan kids to teach them how to hunt.

Victor is helping the teenagers find the vampires who took their parents so they can get revenge. Sam is intrigued
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'Cult' casts Jessica Lucas' parents: 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Veronica Mars' alumni to guest star

Though The CW's "Cult" likely won't debut until 2013, the cast and crew is already hard at work shooting the new mystery series up in Vancouver. The show stars Matt Davis as Jeff Sefton, a reporter whose brother goes missing after becoming way too deeply invested in the intense fandom of a CW show. (Kinda makes you want to reconsider your viewing habits, no?)

He teams up with Skye Yarrow (played by "Melrose Place" hottie Jessica Lucas), a researcher who works for the TV show who believes the show is becoming dangerous to its viewers.

Zap2it has exclusively learned that Obba Babatundé and Erica Gimpel have been cast as Yarrow's parents. Usually capable and even-keeled, the devoted parents grow distraught as their daughter gets more involved with the disturbing underworld inhabited by the show's fans.

Babatundé has a long and impressive resume, spanning television and film alike. He had a
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Black Dynamite’ With Animated Pilot

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to see the Sundance Film Festival-rocking blaxploitation “Black Dynamite”!

Writer and director Scott Sanders will be on hand for a post-showing, Skype-assisted Q&A! Even more, our winners will be the first in Chicago to see the pilot episode of the new “Black Dynamite” animated series, which debuts on July 29, 2012 on Adult Swim!

Black Dynamite” stars Arsenio Hall, Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Obba Babatundé, Kevin Chapman, Richard Edson, Darrel Heath, Buddy Lewis, Brian McKnight, Byron Minns, Phil Morris, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Nicole Ari Parker, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and John Salley from writer and director Scott Sanders and writers Michael Jai White and Byron Minns.

To win your free passes to “Black Dynamite” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, get interactive with our unique Hookup technology directly below. That’s it!
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Review: All-Star Superman

Genre: Animation | Sci-Fi

Director: Sam Liu

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie

Cast: James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony Lapaglia, Edward Asner, Linda Cardellini

MPAA Rating: PG

Summary:

Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel – and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life’s dreams – especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane – until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth’s Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony Lapaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.

Runtime: 76 min

“Actually, I had the whole thing figured to end pretty much exactly like this.” – Superman

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Andrea Romano Discusses Casting 'All-Star Superman'

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To vocally craft the characters within the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, the production brain trust of DC Entertainment, Warner Premiere, Warner Home Video and Warner Bros. Animation is smart enough to employ the best in the business – on both sides of the microphone.

While winners of Oscars, Emmys and Tonys alike provide the voices behind some of the world’s best known comic book characters, it is the super hero of voice directors that guides these unique talents – Andrea Romano.

Arguably the top animation voiceover director in the business today, Romano has been instrumental in orchestrating the vocal tones behind the first 10 Dcu animated films, including the highly anticipated February 22 release of All-Star Superman.

The eight-time Emmy® Award winner (not to mention 30+ Emmy nominations) has a voiceover casting/direction resume that spans more than a quarter century, covering the genre gamut from action (Batman: The Animated Series) and humor
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"All-Star Superman" DVD- February 22, 2011

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Creator Grant Morrison’s Eisner Award-winning "All-Star Superman" is the newest entry in the ongoing series of "DC Universe Animated Original Movies" from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

The full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video, February 22, 2011 as a Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition DVD and single disc DVD. The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

"...In 'All-Star Superman', the 'Man of Steel' rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by 'Lex Luthor') and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration.

"Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to 'Lois', confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act..."

Voice cast includes James Denton as 'Superman',
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Dc Universe All-Star Superman Animated Original Movie Coming in February!

For Immediate Release

Saving The World … One Last Time

Man Of Steel Faces The Ultimate Sacrifice In All-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie All-star Superman Coming Feb. 22, 2011 From Warner Home Video

James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony Lapaglia Lead Stellar Voice Cast;

Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, 2-Disc Special Edition and Single Disc DVD

Burbank, CA, (November 29th, 2010) – Grant Morrison’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning vision of Superman’s heroic final days on Earth is brought to exquisite animated life in All-Star Superman, the latest entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly-anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for $24.98 (Srp), as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (Srp). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.

In All-Star Superman,
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'All Star Superman' DVD & Blu-Ray Specs, Box Art Revealed

Back in September, we gave you the first, exclusive look at "All Star Superman," the next film in DC and Warner Home Video's popular line of animated features. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning 12-issue series, the film explores how the Man of Steel spends his remaining year after being diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning.

Warner Bros. released the full DVD and Blu-Ray specs for the feature this week, as well as the box art for "All Star Superman" on Blu-Ray.

Hitting shelves February 2011, "All Star Superman" boasts an impressive voice cast that includes James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, Anthony Lapaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner ("Up") as Perry White, Frances Conroy ("Six Feet Under") as Ma Kent, and Matthew Gray Gubler ("Criminal Minds") as Jimmy Olsen, among others.

Official press release:

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Warner Premiere Formally Announces 'All-Star Superman'

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DC Entertainment's All-Star Superman was one of the better things to be released by the company during the past decade. It was universally acclaimed and awarded, recently being collected in an Absolute edition. Now, Warner Premiere is tackling Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's 12-part saga as their next animated feature. Here's the formal press release:

Burbank, CA, (November 29th, 2010) – Grant Morrison’s beloved, Eisner Award-winning vision of Superman’s heroic final days on Earth is brought to exquisite animated life in All-Star Superman, the latest entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The highly-anticipated, full-length film will be distributed by Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for $24.98 (Srp), as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (Srp). The film will also be available On Demand and for Download.
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All-star Superman Cover Art and Info

While covering the panel for Batman: Under the Red Hood at Comic-Con, I stumbled upon the announcement that Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s highly praised All-Star Superman storyline would be made into a full-length animated feature. Now we have the full cast listing and the date you can expect to see the Eisner award-winning storyline brought to life: February 22, 2011. Among the talented cast assembled to voice the icons are James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor, and Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White. As you can see, they have quite a cast for the film and having read the comic it’s based on after picking it up at the convention, I now understand why it received wild applause when it was announced. Hit the jump for my brief impressions and the full press release,
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All-star Superman Blu-ray and DVD Release Date

Warner Premiere and DC Entertainment have unveiled the release date for their newest animated Superman adventure, All-Star Superman.

Grant Morrison’s beloved vision of Superman’s heroic final days on Earth is brought to animated life in All-Star Superman, the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movies coming February 22, 2011.

In All-Star Superman, the Man of Steel rescues an ill-fated mission to the Sun (sabotaged by Lex Luthor) and, in the process, is oversaturated by radiation – which accelerates his cell degeneration. Sensing even he will be unable to cheat death, Superman ventures into new realms – finally revealing his secret to Lois, confronting Lex Luthor’s perspective of humanity, and attempting to ensure Earth’s safety before his own impending end with one final, selfless act.

The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony Lapaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor.
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