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7 items from 2015

Wme-img Acquires Boutique Agency That Reps Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel

15 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wme-Img has acquired Dixon Talent, the boutique agency that specializes in comedy stars and is the longtime home of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Dixon Talent, launched in 2001 by James Dixon, will run as an autonomous entity within Wme-Img and remain based in New York.

“James has built his business on two core philosophies that are intrinsic to Wme-Img: a belief in great talent and applying an entrepreneurial approach to representation,” said Wme-Img co-ceo Patrick Whitesell. “We look forward to extending his business even further through the resources Wme-Img has to offer across each of its divisions,” said Wme-Img co-ceo Ari Emanuel.

Dixon is known for his close relationships with the clients that he helped launch to stardom, including the latenight trio of Stewart, Colbert and Kimmel. Other notables on Dixon’s current roster include Carson Daly and Espn’s Bill Simmons. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Louis Ck Releases New $5 Special, Defends Msg Show Cancellation in Email to Fans

27 January 2015 11:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The comedian also urges readers to go see “Boyhood” and “Into the Woods”

Louis Ck dropped new $5 stand-up special “Live at the Comedy Store” — his sixth (video below) — on Tuesday, and celebrated with a very lengthy, occasionally rambling email blast to fans.

Plugging his independent project, the comedian’s note discussed his history with the industry, lamented having to cancel the last of four Madison Square Garden concerts for underwhelming Winter Storm Juno and even pushed his followers to see “Boyhood” and “Into the Woods.”

Ck’s personal rep told TheWrap that there are no plans to reschedule the Msg date at the moment. »

- Tony Maglio

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12 Fun Facts about Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

16 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

While we wait to see if we actually get another Bill & Ted sequel, I thought I’d put together of list of Fun Facts for the movie that started it all: Bill & Ted’s Excelent Adventure. This was such a ridiculous yet extremely enjoyable movie. It starred Alex Winter and George Carlin and launched the career of Keanu Reeves. I really hope that we get to see Bill & Ted 3. It would be so fun to revisit these characters after all these years. I tried to show the movie to my kids a few months ago, and they just didn't bite. I guess you just had to be growing up in the 1980s to fully appreciate its excellence. 

The phone booth time machine that was used in the film was given away as a contest prize in Nintendo Power magazine. It was promoting a Bill & Ted video game for the Nes, »

- Joey Paur

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VH1 Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Saturday Night Live’ with ‘SNL Rewind: 2015 – 1975′ Mega-Marathon

14 January 2015 12:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Our favorite late-night show, Saturday Night Live, has a very big birthday coming up. VH1 Classic will celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary with mega-marathon SNL Rewind: 2015 – 1975, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 28. Because 433 hours of SNL is never enough.

[Cue the cheers and food delivery speed dial.] For 19 days, VH1 Classic will play back-to-back episodes of SNL. More details on your new favorite marathon are in the press release below.

New York (January 14, 2015) – VH1 Classic celebrates the 40th anniversary of the longest-running sketch comedy show in history by bringing fans 40 years of “SNL” in one place:  “The SNL Rewind:  2015 – 1975 Mega-Marathon” beginning Wednesday, January 28th and wrapping on Sunday, February 15th.

Fans can relive the best moments (or binge on all the ones you missed) of “SNL” history with 19 days of back-to-back SNL episodes in this 433-hour “SNL” marathon — the longest ever mounted for a single series on television ever.

Starting with season 39 and working back to season 1 from 1975, VH1 Classic »

- Taylor Ferber

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VH1 Plans SNL 40th Anniversary Marathon

14 January 2015 11:26 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

VH1 Classic will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the longest-running sketch comedy show in history with "The SNL Rewind," a nineteen day, 433 hour marathon of many of the 760 episodes of "Saturday Night Live" that have run over the years.

Unlike most marathons though, this one will go backwards - starting with last season and working its way back to the show's first season in 1975 with the last episode to be SNL's first episode ever hosted by George Carlin.

Each Saturday of the marathon will also take a break from 10 pm to 1 am to show a film starring an SNL alum including "Macgruber," "Trading Places" and "The Blues Brothers".

There will also be themed blocks throughout the nineteen day schedule including Justin Timberlake's episodes, episodes hosted by former cast members, Chris Farley and Eddie Murphy's best episodes, and Steve Martin's early hosting stints.

Full details about the »

- Garth Franklin

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TVLine Items: Broad City Renewed, Amazon's New Bosch Trailer and More

14 January 2015 9:43 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The sun is shining a little brighter in Broad City today.

The Comedy Central series was renewed for Season 3 on Wednesday, less than 12 hours before the premiere of its sophomore season (10:30/9:30c).

Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (pictured) as a pair of lovable, twenty-something slackers navigating life in New York City.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Amazon’s 10-episode drama series Bosch, based on Michael Connolly’s Harry Bosch books, will premiere Feb. 13. Check out the new trailer below:

* Due to an overwhelming response from fans, HBO is moving the IMAX »

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VH1 Classic To Run 433-Hour ‘Saturday Night Live’ Marathon

14 January 2015 8:57 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

VH1 Classic will run a selection of episodes of “Saturday Night Live” in reverse seasonal order over the course of 19 days in January and February in an effort to hitch on to interest in that program’s 40th anniversary celebration, slated to air during a three-hour special on NBC February 15.

The Viacom-owned cable outlet said it would work its way from the show’s 39th season straight through to the first episode of “Saturday Night Live,’ which was broadcast October 11th, 1975 and featured George Carlin as host. VH1 Classic will air that episode on Sunday, February 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern, leading up to the NBC special, which is slated for 8 p.m. that night.

The network won’t be able to broadcast every episode of the series, explained  Ben Zurier, executive vice president of programming strategy for VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia, in an interview. Some »

- Brian Steinberg

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