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The series is hosted by the two stand-up stars and actors. It’s shot documentary style at the Nerdist Showroom in the back of Los Angeles’ Meltdown Comics and follows comedians as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage.
Season two, which was directed by Lance Bangs, featured performances by the likes of Andy Daly, Fred Armisen, Hannibal Buress, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Natasha Leggero, John Mulaney and Paul Scheer. Ratings-wise, It averaged 296,000 viewers (including 186,000 adults 18-49), according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates — not bad, given its late-night time slot and that it is a summer series.
“There continues to be no better way to experience the best, live weekly stand-up show in L. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Pic is based on the James Patterson “Middle School” novels and will be directed by Steve Carr. Adam Pally, Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Efren Ramirez, Isabela Moner and Alexa Nisenson have also been cast with production starting this month in Atlanta. Lionsgate and CBS Films will release the film on Oct. 7, 2016.
The story follows a middle school boy as he uses all of his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed principal. Hopkins plays one of the bullies he tries to out wit.
Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn.
In addition to producing, »
- Justin Kroll
The cast will include Lauren Graham (“Parenthood,” “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (“22 Jump Street,” “Hotel Transylvania 2”), Thomas Barbusca (“Preacher,” “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Review,” “Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project,” “The To Do List”), Efren Ramirez (“Constantine,” “Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School,” “Dora and Friends: Into the City!”) and Alexa Nisenson (“Constantine”) are joining Griffin Gluck (“About a Boy,” “Red Band Society”).
Steve Carr is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn. »
- Michelle McCue
Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham have been cast in the big-screen adaptation of James Patterson‘s best-selling series, “Middle School,” CBS Films announced Thursday. The film is set to arrive in theaters in October 2016. Other cast members include Thomas Barbusca (“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Andrew Daly (“Black-ish”), Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”), Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”), Isabela Moner, Alexa Nisenson and Griffin Gluck. The first part of the series, “Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life,” follows Rafe Khatchadorian (Gluck) as he battles bullies, hormones and the tyrannical Principal Dwight (Daly). Graham will play Rafe’s mother Jules, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Adam Pally, Efren Ramirez, Isabela Moner and Alexa Nisenson have also been cast with production starting this month in Atlanta. Lionsgate and CBS Films will release the film on Oct. 7.
Steve Carr will direct from a screenplay by Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson are producing and James Patterson and Steve Bowen are executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King of Participant Media are also serving as executive producers along with Michael Flynn.
Gluck will play Rafe Khatchadorian as he uses all of his wits to battle bullies, hormones and the tyrannical, test-obsessed principal. Graham co-stars as his mother and Riggle will play her boyfriend, »
- Dave McNary
Spotlight stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams will receive the 2016 American Riviera Award at the 31st edition of the Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from February 3-13.
This marks the first time three actors will receive the award, which recognises “actors who have made a significant contribution to American Cinema.”
CBS Films, Participant Media and James Patterson have added cast to Middle School. Joining Griffin Gluck are Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Adam Pally, Efren Ramirez, Isabela Moner and Alexa Nisenson. Steve Carr will direct based on Patterson’s books about the trials and tribulations of a school student. Patterson produces and co-finances alongside CBS Films and Participant Media. CBS will open theatrically in the Us in partnership with Lionsgate on October 7, 2016. Lionsgate International commenced pre-sales at the Afm.[p »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Longmire will ride again.
Netflix announced on Friday that they had renewed the Western for a 10-episode Season 5, just seven weeks after the plucked-from-the-ashes fourth season debuted on the streaming service.
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The Robert Taylor-fronted series originally ran for three seasons on A&E, then got put out to pasture in August 2014. Its third season had averaged 3.7 million total viewers and a 0.6 demo rating, down 16 and 45 percent from its sophomore finale.
Netflix does not disclose viewership numbers. »
Season two of SundanceTV's Behind the Story with the Paley Center premieres Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 10:00am Et/Pt. Composed of footage from The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2014 and 2015 television festivals, Behind the Story with the Paley Center features in-depth discussions with the stars, writers, and producers of current TV shows, including: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Lena Dunham (Girls), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), and Clark Gregg (Marvel's Agents of Shield). Serving as season two moderators: James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Felicia Day, Judd Apatow, Jarett Wieselman, and Andy Daly. Read More… »
Written by John Stephens
Directed by Eagle Egilsson
Airs Mondays at 8pm (Et) on Fox
This season of Gotham continues in stride as it brings Jerome’s story arc to a surprisingly definitive close. The series has tweaked the source material before and taken characters that in the comic books are around during Batman’s tenure in Gotham City but ended their stories quite conclusively. Among the gone for good are Sal Maroni, Sarah Essen, and Carmine Falcone (who one can’t imagine will return). But how Gotham handles the Joker persona is different in that it takes out an iteration of the character from the series, but not the villain entirely, much like how they handled the Red Hood legacy last season. The show has made their iterations of these characters inspirations to fuel the madness of the masses with a spirit that »
- Jean Pierre Diez
We'd waited months, debated Twitter fouls and argued over the too-much-too-soon of it all — finally, last week, we got a taste of what a Trevor Noah-led Daily Show would actually be like. The South African comedian had the tall task of replacing Jon Stewart, who over a decade ago turned the politically savvy late-night show into a nightly ritual for many Americans (and more recently, a reliable source for "so-and-so destroys such-and-such" articles on the Internet). The first few nights mostly inspired a lot "he seems unflappable" comments — and »
“I survived on garbage in the middle of the ocean! I scratched my way out of a grave! You think you can kill me? Nothing can kill me!”
“Jesus (bleep)ing Christ, holy (bleep)ing Jesus, Jesus (bleep)ing Christ. It’s a conspiracy,” Forrest hisses to himself in his empty office, staring at crumpled photographs of his many(11) near-death experiences. ‘Conspiracy Theory’ posits a single idea, one as comforting as it is chilling: Grant wants Forrest dead. Asked to report on what believing in conspiracy theories is like, Forrest at first offers a compassionate dismissal. The people nodding in agreement with Matt Besser’s conspiracy nut author as he lectures on the Fourth Reich of the Illuminati and the perils of interdimensional Bigfoot are desperate for a monomyth to codify the world’s random cruelties into something they can analyze and fight, even if that something is paranoid drivel. »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
Somehow, in a TV landscape where every cable channel, streaming service, gaming platform, and smart watch has to develop at least one grim and gritty drama series, the darkest show on television isn't "The Leftovers" or even "The Walking Dead," but a silly, if stunningly committed, Comedy Central half-hour called "Review." The show, which just wrapped up its amazing second season, follows beige and bespectacled "reviewer of life" Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly, who also executive produces the show, which is adapted from an Australian comedy) as he is assigned experiences by his viewers — What's it like to join the Mile High Club? What's it like to catfish someone? — that he must then do and rate on a five-star scale. Over the course of the first season, we saw the show tear Forrest's life apart, as he had to divorce his wife, inadvertently got his ex-father-in-law killed, and was committed to »
- Alan Sepinwall
[Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with Comedy Central's "Review." New episodes air Thursdays at 10pm on Comedy Central and stream anytime on the Comedy Central App.] Because it's one of "Comedy Central's" most innovative series, the best way to showcase the power of "Review" is to just watch it. So check out the below clips, which illustrate the profundity of Forrest MacNeil's quest to quantify human existence. (Using big words feels appropriate, because we're talking about a critic.) Also, they're funny. Which is nice. A Six-Star Event What review request deserves A Six-star Evaluation? Good question. Forrest really made this one personal, though. Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking This is a situation we all eventually have to deal with (on some level) -- though hopefully, none of us have to deal with these specifics. A Peaceful Sojourn Maybe don't row a boat on painkillers, is all we're...
[Editor's Note: This article is presented in partnership with Comedy Central's "Review." New episodes air Thursdays at 10pm on Comedy Central and stream anytime on the Comedy Central App.] Because it's one of "Comedy Central's" most innovative series, the best way to showcase the power of "Review" is to just watch it. So check out the below clips, which illustrate the profundity of Forrest MacNeil's quest to quantify human existence. (Using big words feels appropriate, because we're talking about a critic.) Also, they're funny. Which is nice. A Six-Star Event What review request deserves A Six-star Evaluation? Good question. Forrest really made this one personal, though. Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking This is a situation we all eventually have to deal with (on some level) -- though hopefully, none of us have to deal with these specifics. A Peaceful Sojourn Maybe don't row a boat on painkillers, is all we're »
Ray Donovan wrapped its most creatively satisfying season to date Sunday with a three-years-in-the-making moment. In the episode’s closing minutes, Liev Schreiber’s titular fixer at long last opened up about the childhood sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Father O’Connor (the fact that his sounding board was also a man of the cloth and the setting of his emotional breakthrough was a church heightened the sequence’s potency).
RelatedRay Donovan Renewed for Season 4 at Showtime
The epic catharsis marked a major turning point for the psychologically tortured character, one that, according to exec producer and new showrunner David Hollander, »
It's still unclear whether or not Review takes place in purgatory, but it is clear that something strange is definitely going on. Andy Daly, the show's star and co-creator, wrote to Vulture to explain why he might be a god. In last night’s episode of Review, Forrest got a prison-yard pillow fight going, and it caused terrible injuries when people put heavy objects in their pillowcases. This probably seemed familiar to anyone who read about the totally insane freshman-cadet pillow fight at West Point a couple weeks ago, which went down in just about the same way. Here’s an article about that: "Annual West Point Pillow Fight Injured 30." Our segment was shot long before that story broke, so we must have been shocked when we read about such a similar thing actually happening, right? Well, not exactly, because we’re kind of getting used to it. This was hardly an isolated incident. »
- Andy Daly
“Are you certain you wish to veto this review?”
Avoiding responsibility for his own actions is perhaps Forrest’s most readily identifiable hallmark. Here’s a man who burned his own marriage to the ground on what amounts to a whim and now resents his ex-wife for having broken his heart, a man incapable of recognizing himself for the agent of chaos and terror he has become. What better tool to show his essential moral bankruptcy than the magic 8 ball, that great deferrer of responsibility? The vetoes fulfill much the same function, showing us that Forrest’s moral convictions wither and collapse without the support of the rules he clings to in order to give his life meaning.
Will Forrest MacNeil commit cold-blooded murder? It feels like this question has been hanging over the show from the get-go until ‘Murder, Magic 8 Ball, Procrastination’ pulled it out of a scarred sea chest, »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
“I bet the only thing more horrifying than that sound will be the moment it stops.”
Forrest MacNeil is the worst kind of faux-perpetual motion machine. He may run forever, he may in fact be incapable of ceasing to pursue his destructive path, but he needs an incredible amount of fuel to keep going, and his fuel of choice is suffering. ‘Buried Alive, 6 Star Review, Public Speaking’ takes Review‘s arbitrary structure and core of self-deceit and stretches it as far as it can go before it starts to scream. Then, naturally, it keeps going. Other shows might stagnate in the place of extremity to which Review has pushed itself, but week after week Andy Daly and co find a way to plumb new and awful depths in what is essentially a video log of one man’s protracted dissolution into sparking wreckage.
“I only told one person where I am, »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
“Try it again. What have you got to lose at this point?”
Lucille’s dry words of encouragement toward Forrest’s dad as he shivers and sobs at the prospect of firing yet another arrow at his whey-faced son, already pincushioned with two, might as well be the tagline for the show’s promotional campaign. Forrest has left so much in flames behind him that an arrow through his heart might as well be nothing, just another gory accident in a long chain of misery and heartbreak stretching all the way back to ‘Stealing, Addiction, Prom.’ Forrest’s father queasily tells his son that he loves him, and then he looses an arrow through a plate-glass window and shoots Lucille in the chest.
Forrest’s uneasy expression and shouts of fear and loss as he fires arrow after arrow into a dummy of his son in an attempt to “become »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
The Performer | Andy Daly
The Show | Review
The Performance | As Review life critic Forrest MacNeil, Daly is making one of TV’s biggest jackasses a lovable sad-sack with whom you can almost empathize, thanks in part to the character’s unmatched naiveté.
His work in Thursday’s episode was a thing of beauty and horror, as the willing-to-do-anything reviewer found himself buried alive and getting kicked in the nuts repeatedly — not that life itself wasn’t already kicking Forrest where it hurts.
But the moment that truly earned Daly TVLine’s »
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