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Exclusive: Will Arnett Talks New Comedy Show and Bittersweet Humor of ‘BoJack Horseman’

18 November 2016 8:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Will Arnett is one busy guy -- but it hasn’t stopped him from doing more!

Following the summer releases of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and his two Netflix series, BoJack Horseman and Flaked, the actor is now lending his star power and emcee skills to the new Audible series The Comedy Show Show.

Making its debut on Nov. 10, the weekly audio series gives listeners a hilarious all-access pass to the best live themed comedy shows around the country. The debut episode, “Schtick or Treat,” features spot-on impressions of Aziz Ansari and Joan Rivers. “It’s such a testament to how funny and strong the performers are,” Arnett tells Et about the impressive celebrity impersonations heard -- and not seen -- on the first episode.

More: 'BoJack Horseman' Creator on What Happens When Celebs Turn Down Cameos

But the audio series is only the latest for the »

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Army Of One Review

8 November 2016 7:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I don’t take 1-star reviews lightly, but Army Of One is borderline unwatchable. The story itself – while factually true – feels like an out-of-date Mad TV sketch (funny that Will Sasso co-stars), while Larry Charles directs a coked-up Muppet version of Nicolas Cage. We know the dire professional straights that Cage constantly navigates, but has Russell Brand really fallen so hard to play an angsty God who makes a “holy shit” pun upon his introduction? Charles’ brand of stupidity is never comical, nor is Cage’s zany portrayal of a real-life nutjob (with a sweet heart) ever endearing. Cage may be on a mission from God, but don’t you dare lump a classic like The Blues Brothers in with this tone-deaf mess of reality.

Crazy-ass Cage stars as Gary Faulkner, a Colorado native who said God tasked him with single-handedly killing Osama Bin Laden. To do so, he makes numerous recon trips to Pakistan, »

- Matt Donato

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Lena Dunham on the ‘Amazing Flood of Female Energy’ That Made ‘Girls’ Possible

31 October 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

From its portrayal of eccentric nudity and millennial womanhood, to imbuing a deep fear of Q-tips in viewers everywhere, “Girls” has been at the center of the cultural conversation since its debut in 2012. To dig into why that was, creator and star Lena Dunham and producer Jenni Konner spoke at a keynote conversation, moderated by Slate’s Willa Paskin, at the New York Television Festival last week.

Dunham and Konner were joined by HBO vice president of original programming Kathleen McCaffrey, who connected Dunham with HBO as an assistant during the show’s genesis. During the event, Dunham, Konner and McCaffrey reminisced on the early beginnings of the show, the controversies its endured, and the upcoming sixth and final season.

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

When asked if the show would be possible to create in 2016, all three were unsure, likening the »

- Mark Burger

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Lena Dunham on the ‘Amazing Flood of Female Energy’ That Made ‘Girls’ Possible

31 October 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From its portrayal of eccentric nudity and millennial womanhood, to imbuing a deep fear of Q-tips in viewers everywhere, “Girls” has been at the center of the cultural conversation since its debut in 2012. To dig into why that was, creator and star Lena Dunham and producer Jenni Konner spoke at a keynote conversation, moderated by Slate’s Willa Paskin, at the New York Television Festival last week.

Dunham and Konner were joined by HBO vice president of original programming Kathleen McCaffrey, who connected Dunham with HBO as an assistant during the show’s genesis. During the event, Dunham, Konner and McCaffrey reminisced on the early beginnings of the show, the controversies its endured, and the upcoming sixth and final season.

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

When asked if the show would be possible to create in 2016, all three were unsure, likening the »

- Mark Burger

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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

29 October 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators. »

- Jude Dry

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New York Television Festival Announces Award Winners And Development Deals

29 October 2016 5:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the golden age of television, the New York Television Festival is quickly becoming the place to find the next crown jewel. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to grow each year both in scope and prestige, boasting a record number of submissions, artists, and industry participation.

“It’s taken us a couple of years to get to this point, but we’re hitting our stride at a time where there is great creativity in TV and digital,” said Nytvf Founder and Executive Director Terence Gray, surveying the room bustling with pitch meetings on plush couches. “It’s fun, you see these incredibly talented people that are being given a shot to sit down with agents and managers and executives.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

Grey founded Nytvf twelve years ago, shrewdly filling an opening for a Sundance-like festival for independent television creators. »

- Jude Dry

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‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

28 October 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What does Mitch Hurwitz, three-time Emmy-winner and the creator of “Arrested Development” have to say about pitching a TV show? It’s all about making them laugh.

At the New York Television Festival, Hurwitz discussed his process of pitching story ideas to networks and how he’s navigated the ever-evolving world of TV, and how to sell a show. At the a keynote event on Tuesday, Hurwitz recalled his career in television from the early days of rewriting “Cheers” scripts to getting “Arrested Development” on air. 

Read More: New York Television Festival Announces Official Selections For Inaugural Scripts Competition

“One of my interests was to get laughs,” he explained when discussing his pitch for “Arrested Development.” Hurwitz focused not as much on the overarching story, but rather what made these characters fun to watch. “You can get a lot done if they’re laughing. You can take Trump down if they’re laughing. »

- Mark Burger

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‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz’s Pitching Secret: Make ‘Em Laugh

28 October 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What does Mitch Hurwitz, three-time Emmy-winner and the creator of “Arrested Development” have to say about pitching a TV show? It’s all about making them laugh.

At the New York Television Festival, Hurwitz discussed his process of pitching story ideas to networks and how he’s navigated the ever-evolving world of TV, and how to sell a show. At the a keynote event on Tuesday, Hurwitz recalled his career in television from the early days of rewriting “Cheers” scripts to getting “Arrested Development” on air. 

Read More: New York Television Festival Announces Official Selections For Inaugural Scripts Competition

“One of my interests was to get laughs,” he explained when discussing his pitch for “Arrested Development.” Hurwitz focused not as much on the overarching story, but rather what made these characters fun to watch. “You can get a lot done if they’re laughing. You can take Trump down if they’re laughing. »

- Mark Burger

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New York TV Festival Adds HBO, Jax Media, Anonymous Content as Partners (Exclusive)

21 October 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the New York Television Festival started 11 years ago, YouTube was still not much more than an experiment, the broadcast business was still mostly booming, and cable TV had yet to succumb to the laws of gravity (what goes up must come down).

More than a decade on, the TV industry is in a state of no small upheaval. YouTube is now a buyer of TV content, and every digital outlet seems to be going into scripted development. Far from making this kind of festival obsolete, Nytvf founder Terence Gray told Variety, the massive increase in distributors is just expanding the roster of festival partners looking to snap up promising pilots.

This year will see big players HBO, Participant Media, Jax Media, 3Arts and Anonymous Content join the list of current Nytvf partners, which also includes AMC, SundanceTV, MTV, Wme, CAA and ICM.

Jax Media is one of the production companies behind “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” “Broad City »

- Oriana Schwindt

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’Arrested Development’ Fact Checks Donald Trump in Hilarious Viral Video

14 October 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On the acclaimed Fox/Netflix TV series “Arrested Development,” executive producer Ron Howard narrates the story of the Bluth family, providing transition to various connected but unrelated events, occasionally providing his own commentary on the proceedings and most importantly, he fact checks statements. If the Bluth’s tell a lie, Howard’s narrator character is there to catch them in the act. Now, NeverCaesar’s parody video “Trump-rested Development” has mashed up Howard’s narration with some of Trump’s statements at the first presidential debate so that the narrator can fact check Trump in real time. Watch the video below.

Read More: Arthouse Trump Speaks! The Man Behind the Film Parody Feed Explains Himself — Exclusive

The video opens with the “Trump-rested Development” credits, but instead of being “created by Mitchell Hurwitz,” it’s created by “racism and stupidity.” Trump first discusses his involvement with the Birtherism and says, “I »

- Vikram Murthi

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’Arrested Development’ Fact Checks Donald Trump in Hilarious Viral Video

14 October 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On the acclaimed Fox/Netflix TV series “Arrested Development,” executive producer Ron Howard narrates the story of the Bluth family, providing transition to various connected but unrelated events, occasionally providing his own commentary on the proceedings and most importantly, he fact checks statements. If the Bluth’s tell a lie, Howard’s narrator character is there to catch them in the act. Now, NeverCaesar’s parody video “Trump-rested Development” has mashed up Howard’s narration with some of Trump’s statements at the first presidential debate so that the narrator can fact check Trump in real time. Watch the video below.

Read More: Arthouse Trump Speaks! The Man Behind the Film Parody Feed Explains Himself — Exclusive

The video opens with the “Trump-rested Development” credits, but instead of being “created by Mitchell Hurwitz,” it’s created by “racism and stupidity.” Trump first discusses his involvement with the Birtherism and says, “I »

- Vikram Murthi

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Will Arnett to Produce 'The Gong Show' Reboot for ABC

4 October 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

ABC plans to bring back The Gong Show, a game show that started in the Seventies, with Will Arnett as executive producer, according to Deadline. The program, a talent contest between amateurs with unusual skills, features a live audience, celebrity judges and goofy prizes. Judges whack a gong to indicate that one of the performers is too bad to continue his or her act.   

The Gong Show was originally created by Chuck Barris, who also served as host for part of its run. The program initially appeared on NBC during »

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New York TV Festival Unveils Comedy-Heavy Lineup: Mitchell Hurwitz, Carter Bays & Craig Thomas, Lena Dunham

23 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The 12th annual New York Television Festival unveiled this morning a comedy heavy line-up, featuring a keynote conversation with How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, a Q&A with Arrested Development’s Mitchell Hurwitz, and send-offs for HBO’s Girls and Sundance TV’s Rectify. Participants include Lena Dunham, Jennie Konner, Ali Wentworth, Jon Glaser, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Jena Friedman, Nicole Byer and Scott Adsit, among others. This… »

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Lena Dunham, Rachel Dratch Lead 2016 New York Television Festival Lineup

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

Lena Dunham and Rachel Dratch are a few of the stars attached to the 2016 New York Television Festival, which unveiled its lineup on Friday. The festival will take place Oct. 24 – 29 in Manhattan.

“The independent television movement continues to thrive as we prepare for our 12th annual Festival,” said founder Terence Gray. “At its core, the Nytvf is rooted in the celebration of great creators — whether they are established or just beginning their careers — and creating an environment that fosters talent development and relationship-building.”

This year’s public festival line-up includes final season send-offs for SundanceTV’s “Rectify” and HBO’s “Girls,” with an appearance with series creator and star Lena Dunham. Other events include panels hosted by MTV, Pop, Seeso, TNT and truTV. Highlights from the schedule include:

Monday, Oct. 24

NBCUniversal’s Evp of digital enterprises Evan Shapiro and “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas join Nytvf Founder Terence Gray for an »

- Arya Roshanian

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If Jeffrey Tambor Wins Another Emmy He Hopes the Cameras Find His Wife - and Not a Seat-Filler - This Year

18 September 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor is, of course, thrilled simply to be nominated for an Emmy once again. But he does hope that if he wins again this year, the TV cameras find his wife in the audience and not - like last time - a total stranger. "If luck comes my way, we'll try not to do what we did last year," Tambor told People at Saturday's annual BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea, recalling how his wife of 15 years, actress Kasia Ostlun, had taken an ill-timed restroom break just before his category came up during the ceremony. "My wife was in the bathroom, »

- Scott Huver

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Kirstie Alley to Play Key Role in Scream Queens Season 2

13 September 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Kirstie Alley has joined the Scream Queens Season 2 cast! While details on her role are currently unknown, there's just one more week to go before all will be revealed.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): Emmy And Golden Globe Award Winner Kirstie Alley Joins The Cast Of "Scream Queens" On Fox.

Series Hails From Creators, Executive Producers and Directors Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell, and Niecy Nash Reprise Season One Roles; John Stamos, Taylor Lautner and James Earl Join Season Two as Series Regulars.

Second Season of Series to Premiere Next Tuesday, September 20th, on Fox.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kirstie Alley has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. »

- Tamika Jones

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‘Arrested Development’ New Season: Jessica Walter Says Prospects Are ‘Looking Real Good’

12 September 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The very slow build to “Arrested Development” Season 5 continues. While backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys last night following “Archer’s” win for Outstanding Animated Program, Bluth matriarch Jessica Walter assured press the show is fully expecting to return at some unspecified time in the future. “It’s looking real good,” Walter said about the upcoming fifth season of the acclaimed comedy series, which was cancelled in 2007 by Fox but revived in 2013 by Netflix. “I don’t have dates, but everybody is on board.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz Has Created a 22-Episode Season 4 Remix

Walters’ statement continues the ambiguous road towards a new season of “Arrested Development.” Every cast member seems on board for more Bluth mayhem, though no start date has ever been released in the three years since Season 4. Earlier this summer at the TCAs, creator Mitch Hurwitz told press that production could begin as »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Arrested Development’ New Season: Jessica Walter Says Prospects Are ‘Looking Real Good’

12 September 2016 7:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The very slow build to “Arrested Development” Season 5 continues. While backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys last night following “Archer’s” win for Outstanding Animated Program, Bluth matriarch Jessica Walter assured press the show is fully expecting to return at some unspecified time in the future. “It’s looking real good,” Walter said about the upcoming fifth season of the acclaimed comedy series, which was cancelled in 2007 by Fox but revived in 2013 by Netflix. “I don’t have dates, but everybody is on board.”

Read More: ‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitch Hurwitz Has Created a 22-Episode Season 4 Remix

Walters’ statement continues the ambiguous road towards a new season of “Arrested Development.” Every cast member seems on board for more Bluth mayhem, though no start date has ever been released in the three years since Season 4. Earlier this summer at the TCAs, creator Mitch Hurwitz told press that production could begin as »

- Zack Sharf

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Arrested Development: Mitch Hurwitz Has Recut Season Four with More Episodes

19 August 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While season five of Arrested Development is still up in the air, The Hollywood Reporter says creator Mitch Hurwitz has recut season four of the Netflix series.Earlier, we reported that Hurwitz has stories planned for a fifth season of the comedy, but scheduling the cast has been the biggest obstacle so far. Season four was released in 2013.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix’s Flaked Renewed For Season 2

30 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite its paltry reviews and failure to register with mainstream audiences, Flaked is getting another season on Netflix, the streaming service confirmed on social media.

Posting on Flaked‘s official Facebook page, Netflix wrote, “We’re headed back to Venice for #Flaked Season 2. Can we stay in your guest house?” A return date for the second season was listed simply as 2017.

The series, set in the insular California city of Venice, follows Chip (Arnett) as he struggles with the deterioration of his image and sobriety even while falling for the beautiful London (Ruth Kearney) despite the rift this creates between him and his best friend, Dennis (David Sullivan).

It’s been well-established that Netflix doesn’t exactly operate by typical cable-network laws. Its pricey historical epic Marco Polo was far from the Game of Thrones-style smash that the streaming service had clearly hoped it would be, yet it was »

- Isaac Feldberg

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