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Conan O’Brien Spoofs Major ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character Reveal – Watch

25 July 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What better way to unwind after a long, hard day at Comic-Con than with a restful repose in your San Diego hotel room? That’s exactly what “Conan” host Conan O’Brien thought this weekend during the annual festivities, and a brand new clip from the host’s late night show gives us a terrifying look inside what should have been a mostly peaceful nighttime routine.

Read More: Conan O’Brien on Why He’s Happy to Return to Comic-Con This Week While Everyone Else Gets Political

In a word, O’Brien is going full Melisandre. Inspired by one of this year’s most shocking “Game of Thrones” reveals — and that’s saying something — O’Brien manages to navigate a hilarious and heinous exchange with an overeager bellhop (Andy Daly) before retiring to his room for the evening, where he can finally remove his ruby-studded necklace and assume his true form: Really, »

- Kate Erbland

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Conan O’Brien Spoofs Major ‘Game Of Thrones’ Character Reveal – Watch

25 July 2016 7:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What better way to unwind after a long, hard day at Comic-Con than with a restful repose in your San Diego hotel room? That’s exactly what “Conan” host Conan O’Brien thought this weekend during the annual festivities, and a brand new clip from the host’s late night show gives us a terrifying look inside what should have been a mostly peaceful nighttime routine.

Read More: Conan O’Brien on Why He’s Happy to Return to Comic-Con This Week While Everyone Else Gets Political

In a word, O’Brien is going full Melisandre. Inspired by one of this year’s most shocking “Game of Thrones” reveals — and that’s saying something — O’Brien manages to navigate a hilarious and heinous exchange with an overeager bellhop (Andy Daly) before retiring to his room for the evening, where he can finally remove his ruby-studded necklace and assume his true form: Really, »

- Kate Erbland

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First Trailer for Comedy 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life'

7 July 2016 3:22 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Rules aren't for everyone." CBS Films has unveiled the first official trailer for the film Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, an adaptation of the bestselling book series of the same name. Young actor Griffin Gluck stars as Rafe Katchadorian, a boy with a "wild imagination" bored of middle school who decides to break every rule and see what happens, bringing along his friends with him. The full cast includes Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly and Adam Pally, and Efren Ramirez. This looks like it might be entertaining, I like the hand-drawn text they use throughout the trailer. Have fun. First trailer (+ poster) for Steve Carr's Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, from YouTube: A quiet teenage artist Rafe Katchadorian (played by Griffin Gluck) has a wild imagination and is sick of middle school and the rules that have been put before him. »

- Alex Billington

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Comedy Nominees

6 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line comedy categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear their names announced at all come nomination day, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Comedy Nominees

6 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line comedy categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear their names announced at all come nomination day, »

- Ben Travers

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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life new trailer release!

22 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

If only we can go back in time and shake things up at school. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly possible but at least we can live vicariously through one such rebellious teenager.

Middle School tells the story of teenager Rafe Katchadroian (Griffin Gluck) who has a wild imagination and is forced to turn his school upside down, with the help of his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca), in an attempt to rebel against all the insufferable rules set by the school’s Principal, played by the hilarious Andy Daly.

Also starring Lauren Graham and Rob Riggle, this is one relatable movie we can all get behind!

Catch Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life in Cineplex theatres October 7th, and watch the new trailer below: »

- Scott Goodyer

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Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life. new trailer release!

22 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

If only we can go back in time and shake things up at school. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly possible but at least we can live vicariously through one such rebellious teenager.

Middle School tells the story of teenager Rafe Katchadroian (Griffin Gluck) who has a wild imagination and is forced to turn his school upside down, with the help of his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca), in an attempt to rebel against all the insufferable rules set by the school’s Principal, played by the hilarious Andy Daly.

Also starring Lauren Graham and Rob Riggle, this is one relatable movie we can all get behind!

Catch Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life in Cineplex theatres October 7th, and watch the new trailer below: »

- Scott Goodyer

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Watch the trailer for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

17 June 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. Based on James Patterson’s novel of the same name, the film stars Griffin Gluck, Jacob Hopkins, Thomas Barbusca, Alexa Nisenson, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Andy Daly, Isabela Moner, Efren Ramirez and Adam Pally. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo hatch a plan to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. It’s Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rulebreakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne, »

- Amie Cranswick

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These shows would make great Emmy nominees

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories. That means it's time for my annual thought exercise, where I pretend that I'm an Academy member and try to figure out how I would fill out my ballot in the major categories. The whole thing becomes trickier with each passing year, just because there are so many shows and performances worthy of at least consideration: when I made my first run through the ballot, jotting down contenders in each big category, I wound up with 26 potential Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, for instance. It does give me a sense of how challenging this must be for the actual Emmy voters, especially since most of them have much less time to actually watch TV than I do. I'm using the same rules as usual: 1)I only consider shows and performances that were submitted. So even if I wanted to put, say, Hugh Dancy on my ballot for his work in the final season of Hannibal, I couldn't, because he only submitted his work on Hulu's The Path. 2)I can't move things into other categories to suit my preference. I can't treat Horace and Pete like a limited series, even though that's clearly what it was, because the Academy let Louis C.K. submit it in the drama categories, and I can't take a largely dramatic half-hour like Transparent or Togetherness out of the comedy categories. 3)I don't consider shows and performances that I didn't watch much, if at all, this season. Based on the last time I was a regular viewer of Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black, for instance, I suspect Eva Green and Tatiana Maslany would both be incredibly strong contenders for the drama lead actress category, but I haven't seen a second of either show's eligible season. Back in the days before Peak TV, it would make me crazy when actors were obviously nominated based on their work from previous seasons, rather than anything they had done in the current year, so I'm not going to make any nominations based on similar assumptions. Also, because so much of the biggest action this year is in the limited series categories (even sans Horace and Pete), I'm going to make picks there, when usually I've stuck with the comedy and drama fields. So here we go... Outstanding Comedy Series black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Review (Comedy Central) Transparent (Amazon) Veep (HBO) You're the Worst (FX) As I alluded to above, this was a tough one, especially since there are so many different kinds of "comedy" up for consideration. I could have surrounded Transparent and You're the Worst with a bunch of other half-hours that trended more towards the dramatic this year (say, Casual, Baskets, Togetherness, and Girls), or put on both of the CW's delightful Monday hour-long comedies in Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or loaded up on the resurgent broadcast network comedy scene and paired black-ish with the likes of The Grinder, The Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Fresh Off the Boat. And I haven't even mentioned Broad City or Lady Dynamite or Catastrophe or Silicon Valley or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a bunch of others that I'm not happy to not have on my final list. But these six were ultimately the ones that stuck with me the most, in some cases very long after they first aired. Outstanding Drama Series The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Happy Valley (Netflix) Horace and Pete (LouisCK.net) The Leftovers (HBO) UnREAL (Lifetime) Because so many great shows like Fargo and American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson have gotten themselves categorized as limited series, this wasn't quite as impossible a category to cull down to six choices, even if I changed my mind five different times between including UnREAL, Mr. Robot, or Halt and Catch Fire for that last spot. The Leftovers was my favorite show of last year, and assuming its final season gets bumped to 2017, Horace and Pete and The Americans are the two front-runners to finish atop my best of list for this year. With Mad Men gone, and limited series more competitive, I'm holding out the faintest of hope that Americans can follow the Friday Night Lights pattern and start getting nominated late in its run after being largely ignored early on. Outstanding Limited Series American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Roots (History) Show Me a Hero (HBO) What an amazing resurgence for a format the rest of the TV business had all but ceded to HBO for the last decade. All six of these projects were extraordinary in different ways, and any one of them would be a more than deserving winner, though I'm assuming People v. O.J. is going to sweep its way through most of the limited series categories. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, black-ish Andrew Daly, Review Chris Geere, You're the Worst Rob Lowe, The Grinder Fred Savage, The Grinder Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Some years, I set a rule that I will only nominate one actor per show, but I couldn't choose between the two Grinder leads, who were as perfect a crazy man/straight man pairing as TV has had in quite some time. Anderson and Geere did great work flipping back and forth between silliness and pathos this year (I still choke up thinking about Dre's Obama speech from the black-ish episode about how to talk to your kids about black people being shot by cops), Tambor was once again stunning in a largely dramatic performance (that is, again, eligible here, in a category that isn't Funniest Actor in a Comedy Series), and Daly's absolute commitment to the awfulness of Forrest MacNeil's life made the second Review season even funnier, and darker, than the first. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete Louis C.K., Horace and Pete Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Justin Theroux, The Leftovers Horace and Pete was another case of my inability to choose between two actors from the same show, as by the end, C.K.'s work was just as nuanced and devastating as the more experienced Buscemi's. Malek was so riveting that he made a lot of pieces of Mr. Robot work that would have failed utterly in the hands of an even slightly less gifted performer, Theroux's work in the last few Leftovers season 2 episodes left me a wreck, Odenkirk continues to demonstrate surprising depths as a dramatic actor, and it's absurd that Matthew Rhys has yet to be nominated for all he does on Americans. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Bryan Cranston, All the Way James Franco, 11.22.63 Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero Regé-Jean Page, Roots Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Patrick Wilson, Fargo Cranston and Franco both gave tremendous performances in ultimately flawed projects. Isaac somehow made all the exposition and policy wonkery of Show Me a Hero entertaining and tragic, Page and Vance were enormously charismatic as men who were flashy on the outside and deeply pained on the inside, and Patrick Wilson basically turned into Gary Cooper and became the powerful, still center around which all the craziness of Fargo season 2 could orbit. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aya Cash, You're the Worst Gillian Jacobs, Love Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Michaela Watkins, Casual Louis-Drefyus will — deservedly — keep winning this category until either Veep ends or she pulls a Candice Bergen and withdraws herself from consideration. So it almost doesn't matter who gets nominated alongside her. But the other performances I chose were all wonderfully nuanced and complicated as they painted very different portraits of women who are all damaged in some way, and any of them would make an incredibly deserving winner if Louis-Dreyfus were to pull a Larry David and somehow offend everyone in Los Angeles at the same time. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Shiri Appleby, UnREAL Kerry Bishé, Halt and Catch Fire Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones Keri Russell, The Americans The Pov structure of Leftovers season 2 rendered everyone but Theroux a supporting player, but since Coon submitted herself here, I'm picking her, because when she was on screen, she was spectacular. Bishé was the highlight of the much-improved second season of Halt, Lancashire remains indelible on Happy Valley, Ritter lived up to all of my hopes for Jessica Jones, and refer to my Matthew Rhys comment when it comes to his TV spouse. The real surprise of the group is Appleby, who had never suggested the kind of depth and force that her role on UnREAL has allowed her to play. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Rachel McAdams, True Detective Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime As with the corresponding male category, we've got a couple of performances here (Keough and McAdams) that transcended iffy shows. You could argue that any or all of Dunst, Huffman, and Taylor belong in the supporting field, but they were all wonderful, even if they all understandably seem destined to lose to Paulson. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Louie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Christopher Meloni, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley Timothy Simons, Veep Honestly, I could make this an all-Veep category — say, with Simons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Matt Walsh (or swap any two of them out for Hugh Laurie and Reid Scott) — and it would be a completely respectable list. Instead, I decided to limit myself to one guy, and the New Hampshire election story has given Simons a chance to shine like never before. As for the others, Braugher is a national treasure, Camil may be playing the most reliable joke machine on television, Meloni stole First Day of Camp the same way he stole the original movie, and Miller got to add some surprising emotion to Erlich Bachman's usual hilarious buffoonery. And Anderson is, like Tambor, giving an almost entirely dramatic performance (and also playing a woman), but in a way that never feels like a gimmick. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Alan Alda, Horace and Pete Dylan Baker, The Americans Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Lance Reddick, Bosch Even if the Academy at large didn't watch Horace and Pete, I expect Alda will be nominated on name recognition alone, and when they see him give the performance of his career, he'll hopefully win. Baker sketched out a complicated and tragic character in the space of 13 episodes, Banks continued finding new gravitas inside Mike Ehrmantraut, Carroll knocked me out as much as his more well-known co-stars, Dinklage remains so much fun that he can even carry a long scene where he's acting against thin air disguised as CGI dragons, and Reddick also did the best work of his career on the largely unheralded Bosch. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ted Danson, Fargo Connor Jessup, American Crime Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager Zahn McClarnon, Fargo Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo Unfortunately, I assume John Travolta has one of these spots in the bag. And the only reason Jessup is here and not in the lead category is because he's young and relatively unknown. But this is still one of the most competitive groups in the whole field, and I'd love to see one of the more unheralded actors eligible win it, even though Danson and Laurie were both superb in the kinds of roles they don't usually play. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show Kether Donohue, You're the Worst Allison Janney, Mom Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Amanda Peet, Togetherness Kristen Schaal, Last Man on Earth Janney, like Louis-Dreyfus, may have a stranglehold on her category for a while, and she's terrific enough — at both the light and dark parts of Mom — that I can't get too annoyed with it. This is another extremely deep category, which I tried to cover with a variety of different kinds of performances from different kinds of shows. There's Devine playing extremely big — and yet still human enough to be at the center of an episode about clinical depression — on Carmichael (where David Alan Grier would also be a fine nominee on the male side), McKinnon carrying SNL, Donohue and Peet doing a mix of utter silliness and something much messier, and Schaal turning out in time to be the very best part of Last Man. I'd have liked to find room for some of the Transparent actresses or Zosia Mamet or a bunch of others, but you've gotta make choices when you play this game. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Ann Dowd, The Leftovers Regina King, The Leftovers Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul Alison Wright, The Americans Constance Zimmer, UnREAL Nope. Not gonna leave out one of the three Leftovers ladies here. (As a past winner, King is the most likely to get an actual nomination.) Seehorn, meanwhile, essentially became co-lead for much of Saul season 2, and was so likable and vulnerable and interesting that it felt like she was adding to Jimmy's story rather than taking away from it. Wright was stronger than ever on Americans, even though Martha was in crisis throughout, and Zimmer was every bit Shiri Appleby's dramatic equal as part of the UnREAL two-hander. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Rachel Keller, Fargo Regina King, American Crime Cristin Milioti, Fargo Anika Noni Rose, Roots Jean Smart, Fargo Another category where I went with three from one show, reflecting both the great work of Keller, Milioti, and Smart, but also the relative shallowness of this particular field. King is one of several actors this year who, thanks to the proliferation of limited series and shows with shorter seasons, has a realistic shot at being nominated for two different performances. Colman had a bunch of great moments during The Night Manager (particularly the monologue about why her character was so interested in taking down Hugh Laurie), and Rose was one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble. What does everybody else think? What nominations are you most hoping to see? Alan Sepinwall may be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com »

- Alan Sepinwall

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

1 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Jeffrey Tambor won the Emmy Award last year for his groundbreaking portrayal of transgender Maura Pfefferman on “Transparent,” he acknowledged backstage that though his show is a comedy, it deals with very serious issues. “Lives are at stake,” he said. “This (award) is bigger than me.”

Tambor could well repeat his win this year, though he faces strong competition, often from other actors who combined pathos with their comedy. Previous nominees Anthony Anderson, William H. Macy and Will Forte all manage to find laughter while tackling such topics like racism (“Black-ish”), alcoholism (“Shameless”) and the extinction of the human race (“The Last Man on Earth”). Freshman series “Master of None,” “Difficult People” and “Baskets” gave leading men Aziz Ansari, Billy Eichner and Zach Galifianakis, respectively, the chance to show a more serious side.

Previous nominees who could repeat include Don Cheadle, who already has four consecutive nominations for “House of Lies, »

- Variety Staff

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‘Another Period’ Renewed for Season 3 at Comedy Central

23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has renewed historical comedy “Another Period” for Season 3 ahead of its Season 2 premiere, Variety has learned.

The series, co-created, written by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, debuts its second season on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. Jeremy Konner directs the show, which is executive produced by Leggero, Lindhome, Konner and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

“We’d like to thank Comedy Central for this continued opportunity to dress like queens and act like a–holes,” said Leggero and Lindhome in a statement.

Ahead of the second season’s debut, the entire first season will be available on the Comedy Central app and official website beginning June 8.

Another Period” tells the story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by Leggero and Lindhome), who »

- Laura Prudom

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TV Review: ‘Lady Dynamite’

17 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lady Dynamite” is the kind of show that could only exist during this boom time in television. It’s a finely crafted niche comedy with a very specific outlook and tone — thus it bears similarities to any number of streaming half-hours, as well as those on adventurous cable networks. And yet this excellent Netflix series has a subversive and ultimately sweet flavor all its own.

The show spends a fair amount of time offering a deceptively serious examination of how the entertainment-industry machine, without even trying that hard, tends to crush anyone in its path, especially those with a distinctive vision or sincere beliefs. Maria Bamford, who stars as a character with the same name, and co-creators Mitchell Hurwitz and Pam Brady have quite a bit to say about mental illness, friendship, and the difficulty of forging real connections in a confusing world, and in the first four episodes, Bamford »

- Maureen Ryan

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News Bits: Thorne, Fml, River, Oswald, Status

3 May 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Doctor Thorne

Amazon has confirmed that "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes' new period drama series "Doctor Thorne" series will be added to its lineup of Amazon Original Series with the premiere scheduled to air May 20th. Tom Hollander, Ian McShane, Alison Brie,, Rebecca Front and Richard McCabe star. [Source: Amazon]

Fml

YouTube star Bart Baker, a popular musical parody comedian, has joined the cast of the road trip comedy "Fml" at Digital Riot Media. Jason Nash is directing from his own script. Brandon Calvillo, Busy Philipps, Andy Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Greg Cromer and Manon Mathews also star in the film which is currently shooting.

The story follows a 40-something man (Nash) as he treks across the United States with a nineteen-year-old (Calvillo) to gain a million followers; allowing the man to take care of his family and the kid to land the girl of his dreams. Baker plays Swagg, an overnight social media millionaire, »

- Garth Franklin

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YouTube Star Bart Baker Joins Road Trip Comedy ‘Fml’

2 May 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

YouTube star Bart Baker has joined the cast of Digital Riot Media’s upcoming road trip comedy “Fml,” Variety has learned exclusively.

With more than 10 million followers, Baker is one of the most popular musical parody comedians in the digital space. He’s joining Jason Nash (who is also directing from his own script), Brandon Calvillo, Busy Philipps, Andy Daly, Jennifer Irwin, Greg Cromer and Manon Mathews in the film.

Variety first reported that Vine stars Nash and Calvillo — who have more than 8 million followers on social media —  would star in the movie.

Fml” follows a 40-something man, played by Nash, as he treks across the United States with a 19-year-old (Calvillo) to gain a million followers; allowing Sam to take care of his family and Henry to land the girl of his dreams. Baker stars as “Swagg,” an overnight social media millionaire, singer and marketing genius who brands everything “Swagg. »

- Dave McNary

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Review: Did 'Silicon Valley' present the most graphic sex scene in HBO history?

2 May 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A few thoughts on last night's Silicon Valley coming up just as soon as I simply imagine my skeleton is me, and my body is my house... With this show, the default setting involves things working out badly for Richard. So the only question becomes exactly how a seemingly great situation will turn to horse manure. "Two in the Box" does a hilarious, agonizing job of leading us there, as we discover that Jack cares more about the company's short-term value than he does about Richard's vision of competing with Google and Facebook, prioritizing sales people — and giving them something easy to sell — over building the Pied Piper platform the way everyone had planned. That the full revelation of Jack's vision occurs while we are all watching two horses have vigorous sex — possibly the most graphic sex scene in HBO history — is at once shocking and incredibly Silicon Valley, since »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Lady Dynamite Trailer: Maria Bamford Loses Her $#*!, Finds Superman(s)

21 April 2016 5:27 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Maria Bamford (Arrested Development, the gone-too-soon Benched) has a love-hate relationship with Superman in the first trailer for her Netflix comedy Lady Dynamite (premiering Friday, May 20).

RelatedOne Day at a Time: Netflix Reboot Finds Its Schneider in Todd Grinnell

The comedienne cozies up to Brandon Routh and punches Dean Cain in the star-studded preview, which also features Lennon Parham (Playing House), Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory), Andy Daly (Review), Fred Melamed (Casual), Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer), Ed Begley, Jr. (Better Call Saul), Sarah Silverman (Masters of Sex) and — whew! — Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Per Netflix’s official logline, Lady Dynamite “tells »

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Vine Stars Jason Nash, Brandon Calvillo Join Road Trip Comedy ‘Fml’ (Exclusive)

31 March 2016 4:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vine stars Jason Nash and Brandon Calvillo have joined “Fml,” an upcoming road trip comedy film from Digital Riot Media, Variety has learned.

“Fml” will begin shooting in April with Nash starring and directing from his own screenplay. Nash and Calvillo together have more than 8 million followers on the Vine platform.

The cast includes T.J. Miller and Andy Daly of “Silicon Valley,” Patton Oswalt and Ken Marino. Digital Riot Media CEO John Baldecchi, producer of “Point Break,” will produce alongside Kevin Herrera under Herrera’s new banner Moopsy.

“Fml” (short for F— My Life) follows two social media celebrities — a married adult (Nash) and a teenage virgin (Calvillo) – teaming up for a cross-country journey from Los Angeles to New York City and stopping along the way to shoot what they hope will be “bangers” (viral videos) with other stars.

Nash’s character is desperate to get to the 1 million follower »

- Dave McNary

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Comedy Central Renews ‘Tosh.0’ & ‘Drunk History’, Orders More ‘Nikki Glaser’

29 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ahead of its upfront presentation, Comedy Central has given renewals to several TV and digital series. Tosh.0 has been picked up for a ninth season, Drunk History for a fourth and This Is Not Happening for a third. Additionally, promising newcomer Not Safe with Nikki Glaser is getting its first season extended for 10 more episodes, bringing its freshman run to 20. Comedy Central also confirmed the pickup of a third and final season for Review starring Andy Daly, who… »

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Comedy Central Renews ‘Tosh.0,’ ‘Drunk History,’ Extends Nikki Glaser’s ‘Not Safe’

29 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central said it would extend the first season of the racy series “Not Safe With Nikki Glaser” by 10 episodes, while renewing schedule stalwarts “Tosh.0,” “Drunk History,” “Review” and “This Is Not Happening.” Digital series “Alternatino,” “Nothin’s Easy,” and “Questionable Science” have also been renewed for new seasons, the Viacom-owned cable network said.

The network will hold an upfront programming presentation for advertisers on Thursday.

Glaser’s half-hour series features the comedienne exploring sex-related topics through field reporting and a panel discussion. The series is exec produced by Nikki Glaser, Chris Convy, showrunner Chris McGuire and Brillstein Entertainment PartnersAlex Murray. Gary Mann and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. The show has been airing Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.

Tosh.0” has been renewed for a ninth season. The series, which recently hit its 200th episode, airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m., and explores many aspects of Web-based content. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Emmy spotlight: Nominating Andy Daly ('Review') for Best Comedy Actor -- five stars!

18 March 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Cringe comedy doesn't usually work for me; I need a trigger warning for scenes of other people being uncomfortable, even fictional people, but there are a few exceptions, and Comedy Central's "Review" is a big one. It works because of its ingenious paradox: it's about the very bad things done by a very nice person. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions The premise of the series is that Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) hosts a TV series in which he reviews life experiences as suggested to him by his viewing audience. But those suggestions aren't always simple. For every viewer who wants to know what it's like to eat pancakes, there are others who ask him to experience divorce, road rage and being a racist. And he does it all, throwing his personal life into chaos. So why doesn't he turn down such horrible assignments? »

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