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TV Land TV Show Ratings (updated 9/15/17)

15 September 2017 3:07 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Back in its early days, TV Land focused on airing classic TV shows. Then, they started their own scripted comedies starring classic television stars. Now, they've started focusing on producing "edgier" comedies. Is this a good move? Which shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned to follow the ratings.Scripted TV Land shows listed: The Exes, Happily Divorced, Hot in Cleveland, Impastor, Jennifer Falls, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Lopez, Nobodies, Retired at 35, The Soul Man, Teachers, and Younger.Last updated: Most recent ratings added for Younger.Read More… »


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Jim Gaffigan Posts Photo Of Wife 5 Months After Brain Surgery

13 September 2017 6:53 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jeannie Gaffigan looks like a million bucks five months after undergoing major brain surgery! Comedian Jim Gaffigan shared a photo of his unbelievable wife on social media. “Almost five months after brain surgery,” Gaffigan captioned the picture of his sweetheart. “The incredible Jeannie Gaffigan.” Related: Jim Gaffigan Addresses Wife’s Brain Tumour The “Super Troopers” actor […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Jeannie Gaffigan Steps Out for the First Time Since Her Brain Surgery 5 Months Ago: 'I'm Really Excited'

13 September 2017 5:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie are celebrating her speedy recovery since her harrowing brain tumor surgery five months ago.

The couple attended the New York City premiere of mother! on Wednesday night, with Jeannie looking refreshed and happy.

“This is my first night out since the surgery so I’m a little wobbly,” she told People. “But it’s fun and I’m really excited to see the movie.”

Jim, 51, shared a photo on Instagram Wednesday night of his wife sitting up and looking relaxed in a black dress, cross choker and a top bun while looking at the »

- Alexia Fernandez

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‘Chappaquiddick’ Review: Jason Clarke Excels in Compelling Teddy Kennedy Biopic That Pulls No Punches — Tiff

13 September 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Playing a public figure is always a big gamble, and a Kennedy — with those faces, those jaws, that peculiar accent that’s so easy to exaggerate — has long been a waystation for actors looking to prove their chops. In John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick,” Jason Clarke opts for a more low-key approach to Teddy Kennedy, eschewing a big accent or showy mannerisms, and fully disappears into the role. It’s his finest work yet, and proof of his ability to excel given the right material.

And what material he’s got, thanks to a tight script from Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan that dramatizes the events surrounding the fatal 1969 event that took place on the Martha Vineyard’s peninsula from which the film derives its title. Compellingly directed by Curran, “Chappaquiddick” takes place over the course of a single week, following a young Senator Kennedy before, during, and after the car »

- Kate Erbland

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

10 September 2017 5:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Over the years, a great many actors have taken a turn at playing one of the Kennedy brothers (in made-for-tv movies, on “Saturday Night Live,” in big-screen historical dramas). The vast majority of these performances have been mediocre, a handful have been quite good, and a few have been memorable — like Bruce Greenwood’s cuttingly terse and commanding JFK in the Cuban Missile Crisis drama “Thirteen Days,” or Peter Sarsgaard’s tender and battle-scarred Robert F. Kennedy in “Jackie.” To that short list of singular and superb Kennedy performances, we can now add the Australian actor Jason Clarke’s portrayal of Edward M. Kennedy in “Chappaquiddick.”

Clarke, with a bit of makeup, looks the part to an astonishing degree: the squint, the hawkish profile, the wedge of hair combed gently over from the left side, the lips that hang slightly open as if pondering a question, giving Kennedy an aura that’s more tentative, less »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Ted Kennedy Movie ‘Chappaquiddick’ Scores $20 Million From Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

8 September 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired the North American rights to “Chappaquidick,” a film based on an incident in which future U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, for a commitment of $20 million in total — $4 million for the movie rights and $16 million in P&A, TheWrap has learned from an individual close to the production. The film stars Jason Clarke as Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the woman who died in the accident. The movie, directed by John Curran, also features Bruce Dern, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, and Olivia Thirlby. Kennedy, once a. »

- Matt Pressberg

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Toronto: ‘Chappaquiddick’ Sells to Byron Allen’s Company

8 September 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is busy breaking out its checkbook.

The newly formed media company has landed domestic rights to “Chappaquiddick,” a buzzy drama from John Curran about one of the most infamous political scandals in American history. The film sold for $4 million. Allen’s company has committed to spending $16 million on prints and advertising for the film.

Chappaquiddick” stars Jason Clarke as Sen. Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the campaign aide who died in a car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, Mass. After his car drove off a bridge, Kennedy’s decision to leave the scene of and failure to report the accident to authorities for 10 hours effectively ended his chance of being elected president.


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Clarke is best known for his work on Showtime’s “Brotherhood” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Mara »

- Brent Lang

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Film News Roundup: Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join ‘Operation Finale’

6 September 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Melanie Laurent joins “Operation Finale,” “Game of Thrones” actor Eugene Simon is on board the drama “Resonance,” and Aden Young will star in the comedy drama “Elsewhere.”


Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll have joined Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley in MGM’s “Operation Finale,” the historical drama about the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama from Matthew Orton’s screenplay about the capture of Eichmann, who was one of the major architects of the Holocaust. Eichmann organized the transport of Jews from countries all over Europe to concentration camps, where an estimated 6 million died.

When World War II was ending, Eichmann fled to his home country of Austria and then moved to Argentina. Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 by the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Following a trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962 at the age of 56.

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- Dave McNary

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Jim Gaffigan’s Chatbot is Here and It Demands Snacks

6 September 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Comedian Jim Gaffigan is releasing his own Chatbot known as Jimbot this week. It will be released through the Facebook’s Messenger App. Jimbot promises to make users feel like they are communicating directly with the comedian. Jimbot will be launched to coincide with Jim Gaffigan’s Noble Ape Tour which kicks off this week in Los Angeles. Jimbot was created by BOT1 a humorbot creator and start up company. What is a Chatbot Chatbots are interactive computer programs typically used to get news or sports updates. Some are more complex than others. Jimbot is one of the first comic chatbots. It

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- Nat Berman

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"Super Troopers 2" - Restricted Footage

6 September 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage from the Fox Searchlight 'comedy mystery' feature "Super Troopers 2", directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, starring the 'Broken Lizard' comedy team of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, opening April 20, 2018:

Cast also includes Brian Cox as 'Captain John O'Hagen', the commander of his 'Vermont State Trooper' barracks, Marisa Coughlan as 'Officer Ursula Hanson', Lynda Carter as 'Vermont Gov. Jessman', Rob Lowe as 'Guy Le Franc', a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Canadian border town near Quebec, Emmanuelle Chriqui as 'Genevieve Aubois', a French/Canadian cultural attaché focused on relations with the Us, Tyler Labine as a 'Canadian Mountie', Will Sasso as a 'Canadian Mountie', Hayes MacArthur as a 'Canadian Mountie' and Jim Gaffigan as 'Larry Johnson'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Everything NYC Comedians Need to Know for September 2017

5 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Comedy is ready to shift from a booming summer to a jam-packed fall as the seasons begin to change. With so many tours and shows set for September, it’s hard to know what’s worth your time. To help you figure it out, here are Backstage’s picks for comedy to see and be a part of this month—don’t miss out! Performances Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian who has mastered the art of stitching together a set built from self-deprecation, absurdism, and opinion. Fresh off of his 2016 tour that sold out Town Hall, Moran is bringing his comedy back to New York with his show “Grumbling Mustard” from Sept. 9-23 at Theatre 80. Comedy isn’t limited to just stand-up sets, and neither is Lauren Krass. Performing “A Krass Act” at Q.E.D. Astoria on Sept. 30, the comedian’s style combines everything from improv to musical »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win Two Tickets to Shotspeare! at Playhouse @ Westport

3 September 2017 7:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Shotspeare combines the greatest playwright in history with endless amounts of drunken amusement, creating a must-see comedic twist on classic literature. After years of successful performances in New York City and festivals around the world, Emery Entertainment, Inc. brings this laugh-out-loud show to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a triumphant return engagement October 5-7 for five side-splitting performances. Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $55.

We Are Movie Geeks has a pair of passes to give away for the opening night performance of Shotspeare!  That’s Thursday, October 5th at 8pm. Leave a message below letting us know what your favorite film based on a Shakespeare play is (mine is Forbidden Planet). It’s so easy!

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- Tom Stockman

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TV Land TV Show Ratings (updated 8/31/17)

31 August 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Back in its early days, TV Land focused on airing classic TV shows. Then, they started their own scripted comedies starring classic television stars. Now, they've started focusing on producing "edgier" comedies. Is this a good move? Which shows will be cancelled or renewed? Stay tuned to follow the ratings.Scripted TV Land shows listed: The Exes, Happily Divorced, Hot in Cleveland, Impastor, Jennifer Falls, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Lopez, Nobodies, Retired at 35, The Soul Man, Teachers, and Younger.Last updated: Most recent ratings added for Younger.Read More… »


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'Super Troopers 2' Trailer Delivers Antics That Made the First a Cult Classic

28 August 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The opening moments of the first teaser for Super Troopers 2 is a ball-shaving scene. So it appears fans are going to get the same kind of humor that Broken Lizard delivered in the original 16 years ago. 

All the boys are back: Mac, Thorny, Rabbit, Foster, and, of course, Farva. 

The trailer runs a little more than a minute and doesn't reveal any real plot points other than that the fan-favorite goofy, outrageous Vermont State Troopers are back. 

It is also clear from the teaser that the sequel will be rated a hard 'R,' like its predecessor.

Jim Gaffigan appears in the trailer »

- Ryan Parker

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See 'Super Troopers' Return in First Teaser for Sequel

28 August 2017 10:19 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Three years after Broken Lizard crowdfunded a sequel for their beloved 2001 cult comedy Super Troopers, the comedy troupe have unveiled the first look at Super Troopers 2, due out in 2018.

Despite the 17 years since the original, the troopers haven't grown out of their sophomoric humor. The teaser opens with the threat of a "balls-shaving" sequence before they're mercifully called into action by their Captain (actor Brian Cox, reprising his role from the 2001 comedy).

The trailer also riffs on Super Troopers' hilarious "Cat Game" scene, with Jim Gaffigan once again »

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Super Troopers 2 Trailer: Broken Lizard Are Back in Action

28 August 2017 9:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's been 15 long years, but we finally have the first teaser trailer for Broken Lizard's Super Troopers 2 and it's amazing. It was recently announced that the movie will come out on April 20th, 2018 and ever since then, fans have been clamoring for some footage of the sequel and though it's short, the clip does not disappoint. There's some nods to familiar gags, but they don't seem like a rehash at all, which is smart and a good sign for the rest of the movie.

The R-rated red-band trailer comes to us courtesy of the official Broken Lizard YouTube channel and features the whole gang. "Thorny" Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), "Rabbit" Roto (Erik Stolhanske) "Rod" Farva (Kevin Heffernan) and Mac (Steve Lemme) are all here, starting with a rookie shave sequence for Rabbit, who apparently is still the rookie after all these years. While the teaser doesn't reveal any of the »

- MovieWeb

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Penney Finkelman Cox, Sandra Rabins Leave Original Force Animation (Exclusive)

25 August 2017 5:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Animation veterans Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins are departing Original Force Animation, two years after helping the Chinese digital animation studio expand into Hollywood.

The duo announced their departure Friday, noting that they wish to return to producing after overseeing Original Force’s animated comedy “Duck Duck Goose,” starring Jim Gaffigan. Open Road will release the film on April 20.

“Launching Original Force Animation was a true global effort and we can’t wait for audiences to finally have the chance to see and appreciate the artistry behind ‘Duck Duck Goose,’ which is a very special film,” they said. “With Original Force up and running with a strong team in place, we chose to transition back to what we love most, which is producing high quality family projects.”

Finkelman Cox and Rabins have strong credentials within the animation world as key executives in launching Sony Pictures Animation and DreamWorks Animation. In a message to staff, »

- Dave McNary

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Crashing's Pete Holmes Talks Season 2 Returns, Starts a Beef With Iron Man

23 August 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

HBO’s Crashing may tell a fictionalized version of comedian Pete Holmes‘ life, but that doesn’t mean everything that happens in the series is firmly grounded in reality.

For example: Holmes tells TVLine that filming a scene from the comedy’s upcoming second season felt very much like something out of a classic ’80s sci-fi film.  “[There] was this big elaborate rig, and it was like 1 in the morning, and I’m riding around the streets of Chelsea on this bike, and it was very E.T.,” he says.

Related Game of Thrones: HBO’s Hackers Threaten to Leak Season »

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Civil Rights Activist & Comedian Dick Gregory Dead At 94

19 August 2017 8:26 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

This is heartbreaking! Dick Gregory passed away at 94 on Aug. 19. As the news spreads, famous comedians like Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Gaffigan, and more have flocked to Twitter to mourn the activist. »

- Sophie Radvan

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Win ‘The Bleeder’ On DVD – Liev Schrieber Leads The Story Of ‘The Real Rocky’

18 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To co-inside with its release on on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital August 21st, we have two copies of the boxing biopic The Bleeder to give away.

The Bleeder is the true-life story of Chuck Wepner, a liquor salesman from New Jersey, who went 15 rounds in the stunning 1975 heavyweight world championship against the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, and ultimately inspired the billion-dollar Rocky franchise. In his ten years as a boxer, Wepner endured eight broken noses, 14 losses, two knockouts, and a total of 313 stitches. But his toughest fights were outside the ring: living an epic life of booze, drugs, wild women, exemplifying incredible highs and extraordinary lows.

Featuring a fantastic cast led by Liev Schreiber (Spotlight, Ray Donovan) as Chuck, The Bleeder co-stars Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale), Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show) and is directed by »

- Paul Heath

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