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Win Inside Amy Shumer Season 3 on DVD (3 Winners)

24 November 2015 7:40 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Comedy Central's Inside Amy Shumer Season 3 has just debuted on DVD with more laughs and inappropriateness than you can shake a stick at. If it weren't funny and over the top then it wouldn't come from the mind of Amy Shumer.

Guest stars popping up in Season 3 form an impressive list including Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld), Paul Giamatti (Sideways), Dennis Quaid (Parent Trap), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Colin Quinn (Saturday Night Live), Kumail Nanjiani (Portlandia), America Ferrara (Ugly Betty), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Justin Long (He’s Just Not That Into You), Mike Birbiglia (Orange Is The New Black), Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Symmer), Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Eugene Mirman(Bob’s Burgers), Bill Nye and Jon Dore.

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Why I was completely wrong about 'The Flash'

13 November 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's easy to dismiss a TV show and never look back, at least as far as I'm concerned, because there are always other things to watch, and I feel no real obligation to try everything on TV. It's not my regular beat, and Alan Sepinwall does such a great job talking about TV in the same kind of all-inclusive context that I try to bring to film that I don't feel like you guys need me weighing in on TV in general. But every now and then, there's something worth discussing, and in the case of "The Flash," I feel like it's worth taking the time to say something that you rarely hear from critics: I was completely wrong. Last year, when all the pilots for the various networks started to circulate, I remember setting aside an afternoon to watch two specific pilots. First up was "Gotham," which I detested immediately. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Teaming With Bold Films

9 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld’s Red Hour Films is partnering with Bold Films to produce a slate of new movie, TV and digital projects.

Additionally, veteran producer and executive Nicky Weinstock has joined Red Hour, which will be relocating its offices to Bold Films’ spaces in Los Angeles and New York. Bold Films will provide the overhead, as well as development and production financing on independent projects.

Red Hour, which has completed its longstanding first-look deal at Fox, has produced mostly comedies, including “Zoolander” and its upcoming sequel; “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”; “Blades of Glory”; “Tropic Thunder”; and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Bold Films, founded a decade ago by Michael Litvack and headed by Gary Michael Walters, produced “Whiplash,” “Nightcrawler” and “Drive.”

In an announcement Monday, Stiller said the agreement enables Red Hour to be fully independent.

“I am excited to begin this new chapter for Red Hour, »

- Dave McNary

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Pop Culture Trivia-Based Game Show Set At Pop; Michael Ian Black To Host

12 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Pop has ordered 20 episodes of pop culture, trivia-based game show Easiest Game Show Ever for premiere in early 2016, with Michael Ian Black (The Jim Gaffigan Show, Wet Hot American Summer) set as host. Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol) and Gail Berman (Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life) executive produce with Barry Poznick (Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?) and Eric Levy of The Jackal Group. Production is scheduled to begin on October 19. Easiest Game Show Ever puts… »

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Pop To Unveil Nigel Lythgoe-Produced ‘Easiest Game Show Ever’

12 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cable-network Pop! will start production on “Easiest Game Show Ever,” a program the outlet says puts a new twist on the old true-or-false puzzle and  gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $100,000 cash per episode.

Michael Ian Black will host the 20-episode run. The show goes into production on October 19, and is expected to debut in early 2016.

The series is executive produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman and Eric Levy with executive producer Barry Poznick.

In each episode, a pair of contestants works together to answer true or false to 20 different questions oriented around popular culture. After the team’s initial responses, Black and  co-host Abbi Crutchfield spend the rest of the show revealing additional  facts to the contestants, giving them the opportunity to doubt their initial responses and even change their answers. So, contestants have a 50/50 shot at answering each question correctly, but then get more information »

- Brian Steinberg

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Nigel Lythgoe, Gail Berman’s ‘Easiest Game Show Ever’ Picked Up by Pop

12 October 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Pop has ordered 20 episodes of “Easiest Game Show Ever,” a new reality series hosted by Michael Ian Black. The pop culture trivia game is executive produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman with fellow executive producer Barry Poznick. It will premiere in early 2016. In each episode, a pair of contestants work together to answer true or false to 20 pop culture facts. These statements test their instinctual knowledge of entertainment, food, fashion and culture. Such questions include: True or False? Betty White is older than sliced bread? Also Read: 22 Most Groundbreaking Reality TV Shows (Photos) Contestants will have to answer »

- Linda Ge

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Stella: A Possible Revival?

5 October 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ten years ago, Comedy Central debuted the cult-favorite sketch show Stella, created by comedy trio Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, and David Wain. Ten episodes later, the show was canceled. In honor of the show's "cancelversary," Fast Company recently brought the troupe back together for a formal oral history to discuss the origin of the show, its cancellation, and the possibility of a revival.

From co-creator and star Michael Ian Black:

"We were open to anything, but the sensibility was the sensibility and that wouldn’t have changed. I definitely think we could have done much more given the opportunity. I would still love to revisit it at some point."

Since the cancellation of Stella, all three have participated in numerous projects, high among them the Netflix revival series of the film Wet Hot American Summer, which premiered on July 31.

In the oral history, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Six Questions for David Wain About Wet Hot American Summer and They Came Together

9 September 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Moving with shark-like restlessness between webseries, TV and film, the prolifically talented David Wain has been on a particular roll of late. For his next project after last year’s tragically underseen/dumped romcom parody They Came Together, Wain has come back strong with Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a Netflix miniseries prequel to his most widely/cultishly beloved film to date. Wain will be in conversation with his longtime collaborator Michael Ian Black at Ifp’s Film Week on Sunday, September 20 (details and tickets here), and agreed to answer a few questions by email beforehand. Filmmaker: Like a lot of people who enjoyed They Came Together, […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Ifp unveils Screen Forward programme

4 September 2015 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Screen Forward: Ifp Conference is set to run in New York from September 20-25 and will include workshops, case studies, discussions and networking events.

Highlights are expected to include a discussion between Michael Ian Black and writer David Wain on his collaboration with Netflix on Wet Hot American Summer, Carol producer Christine Vachon (pictured) and Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Michael Barker.

American Psycho director Mary Harron will take part in a talk about women and inequality and thee are case studies on It Follows and The Wolfpack.

Round table networking sessions will feature executives from Paradigm, Fandor, Preferred Content, Slamdance and Condé Nast.

“Screen Forward: Ifp Conference is a prime opportunity for filmmakers to collaborate on ideas,” said Ifp executive director Joana Vicente.

“It is the place where aspiring artists meet established filmmakers, where new discoveries are uncovered and seasoned experts learn from emerging talent, inspiring a more creative, more sustainable »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Independent Filmmaker Project Announces Program for Screen Forward: Ifp Conference 2015

3 September 2015 1:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Attention, Filmmakers: 10 Reasons You Should Apply to the Ifp Filmmaker Lab The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) announced today the lineup for its largest annual event, Screen Forward: Ifp Conference, which will run from September 20-25 at Lincoln Center in New York City. The program includes a wide selection of workshops, case studies and discussions with some of the biggest names and media organizations the creative community has to offer.  Some of the lineup's highlights include industry talks with writer-comedians David Wain and Michael Ian Black ("Wet Hot American Summer"), Killer Films producer Christine Vachon ("Carol"), co-founder of @radical.media Jon Kamen, and president and co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics Michael Barker. Additional events include "Who Needs the Boys Club?," a discussion on inequality in the entertainment industry featuring director Mary Harron ("American Psycho"), and case studies on »

- Tarek Shoukri

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Ifp Announces Program for Screen Forward: Ifp Conference 2015

3 September 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Today, Ifp (Filmmaker‘s parent organization) announced the full lineup for the annual Screen Forward: Ifp Conference. Taking place this year from September 20-25 at Lincoln Center, the program consists of several different sections. Among Industry Talks, you’ll find a discussion with longtime collaborators David Wain and Michael Ian Black, whose resurrected Wet Hot American Summer has recently made a splash on Netflix, and one with Christine Vachon, the Killer Films producer whose latest project is Todd Haynes’ forthcoming, keenly anticipated Carol. Some other highlights, as noted in the press release: *“Who Needs the Boys Club?” a discussion on inequality and the misperceptions […] »

- Filmmaker Staff

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The Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor: Season Two Renewals for TV Land Comedies

31 August 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It seems that TV Land is truly committed to their new single-camera comedies. The cable channel has renewed both The Jim Gaffigan Show and Impastor for second seasons.

Set in New York City, The Jim Gaffigan Show revolves around a fictionalized version of comedian/author/actor Jim Gaffigan as he struggles to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy, and an insatiable appetite. The rest of the cast includes Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, Michael Ian Black, and Tongayi Chirisa.

On Impastor, slacker Buddy Dobbs (Michael Rosenbaum) has a big gambling debt and is about to jump off a bridge to kill himself. A reverend happens by and tries to stop him. When the pastor accidentally falls to his doom, Buddy is left with the unlikely opportunity to steal the man's identity. The rest of the cast includes Aimee Garcia, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, Mike Kosinski, and »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Flash Casts Newcomer as Heroine Speedster Jesse Quick

25 August 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Flash is adding a little girl power to its expanding company of Speedsters.

Newcomer Violett Beane has been tapped to join Season 2 as DC Comics accelerator Jesse Quick, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedFlash Boss Tackles Multiple Speedsters Problem: ‘It’s Always Barry’s Journey’

Beane’s Jesse — who will appear in multiple episodes of the CW smash — is characterized as a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom.

DC Wiki, meanwhile, describes Jesse Quick as “the alter-ego of Jesse Chambers, a heroine with super-speed powers. »

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'The Flash' Casts Newcomer Violett Beane as Jesse Quick

25 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"The Flash" is getting even faster for season two, with news that the show has just cast another fleet-footed character.

TVLine reports that newcomer Violett Beane will be joining the show as Jesse Quick, the alter ego of Jesse Chambers, who's described as "a heroine with super-speed powers." According to TVLine, Beane is set to appear in multiple episodes, and her character is "a brilliant but quirky college student who gets caught up in the battle between The Flash and Season 2 Big Bad (the not-yet-cast) Zoom."

Not much is known about Beane, who only has two IMDb credits to her name, though she recently co-starred in the indie comedy "Slash" alongside Michael Ian Black. Black is a longtime friend of current "Flash" star Tom Cavanagh (they starred together on NBC series "Ed" back in the early 2000s); perhaps that connection is how Beane became involved with the CW show?

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- Katie Roberts

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‘Another Period’ Gets Second-Season Nod From Comedy Central

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another Period” will get another period of time on Comedy Central.

The historical satire, which co-stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters who want to become as rich and famous in 1902 as the Hilton siblings did in the modern age, will get a second-season run on the Viacom-owned cable network.

The network said full episodes from the series’ first season have been seen by more than 9 million viewers, while clips have received 4.6 million views in various digital venues.

Another Period” is written by, executive produced by and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is exec produced and directed by Jeremy Konner and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike RosensteinMonika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Red Hour is Stiller’s production company.

Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Hurricane Of Fun – The Making Of Wet Hot (2015) Trailer: David Wain’s Home Movies

7 August 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot Trailer. Amy Rice‘s Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015) movie trailer stars Bradley CooperPaul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Amy Poehler, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Molly Shannon and Joe Lo TruglioHurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot‘s plot synopsis: “In 2000, David Wain and Michael Showalter set out […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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So you've finished binge-watching 'Wet Hot American Summer' on Netflix...

4 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp" premiered its full first season on Netflix on Friday, and if you're red-blooded (and a subscriber), there's a good chance you spent this weekend binge-watching the show. Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Joe Lo Truglio, Amy Poehler, Bradly Cooper, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and a whole bevy of other stars from the original 2001 film returned. So... what did you think? »

- Katie Hasty

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Makes a Sweaty Return to Camp: Wrap Trends (Video)

31 July 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Who says you can’t do a prequel 14 years after the original? Netflix is out to prove you can do just that with “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” and even have a the cast playing characters half their age. The revival features Hollywood galore. Seriously — everyone who’s anyone made it into the cast. Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig and Molly Shannon are just a few of the big names who are enrolled in this fantasy summer camp. The actors may have gotten older, but their talent is aging like fine wine. »

- Wrap Staff

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Surprise! Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Cast Is Still Alive After All These Years

30 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Somehow, 15 years later, some Wet Hot American Summer stars look exactly the same...and they're all still alive! Ok, more accurately, most of them have aged ridiculously well (what is in the Camp Firewood water?!). But one actor in particular looks like the original movie is coming out this week and not the Netflix prequel series, which was shot a decade and a half after the original came out. "F--k that guy!" Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp star Michael Ian Black tells E! News of his co-star Paul Rudd's insanely magical genes.  "Who has aged the best? There was that whole interactive thing with Paul Rudd where you can click on the two faces to see which was from '99 »

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‘Wet Hot American Summer’: Oral History Details False Starts, Faking Camp Firewood

29 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of ’90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler — at Sundance in 2001. The summer-camp satire, set in 1981, floundered in limited release. But word-of-mouth, special screenings and the ever-rising profile of its cast cultivated a rabid fanbase.

Rumors about a sequel and other ways to revisit the source material circulated for years. In May 2014, Variety exclusively confirmed Netflix’s interest in returning to the fictional Camp Firewood. Now, with the July 31 debut of an eight-episode prequel series, the talent and execs recount 15 years of false starts, creative hurdles and scheduling snafus leading to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”

Wain (director): It first came out in New York. It grossed seven thousand dollars that weekend and we were like, “That’s not bad!” because it was only in one theater. »

- Julie Seabaugh

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