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10 items from 2017


The 20 Best-Directed TV Comedy Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

11 July 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While dramatic television has seen a wave of directorial ingenuity over the last 17 years (see our list of the best-directed dramas for proof), 21st century TV will probably be remembered more for the growth of vision in the comedy genre. What was once a format dominated by multi-cam sitcoms with live studio audiences has become the most auteur-driven genre on television, and the results have been some of the most creative and personal series the small screen has ever aired.

Read More: The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

In brainstorming the best-directed comedy series of the 21st century, it becomes very clear just how much the genre is driven by personal style. Whether it’s Louis C.K.’s grounded realism or the rapid-fire curveballs of Armando Iannucci and Mitch Hurwitz, the showrunner as auteur has become the lynchpin of what makes 21st century TV comedy so »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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The 20 Best-Directed TV Comedy Shows of the 21st Century, Ranked

11 July 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While dramatic television has seen a wave of directorial ingenuity over the last 17 years (see our list of the best-directed dramas for proof), 21st century TV will probably be remembered more for the growth of vision in the comedy genre. What was once a format dominated by multi-cam sitcoms with live studio audiences has become the most auteur-driven genre on television, and the results have been some of the most creative and personal series the small screen has ever aired.

Read More: The 20 Best-Directed TV Drama Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

In brainstorming the best-directed comedy series of the 21st century, it becomes very clear just how much the genre is driven by personal style. Whether it’s Louis C.K.’s grounded realism or the rapid-fire curveballs of Armando Iannucci and Mitch Hurwitz, the showrunner as auteur has become the lynchpin of what makes 21st century TV comedy so »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Zack Sharf

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Women in Film Opens Gender Parity Discussion With New Digital Series

15 June 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Women in Film is launching a new digital series and social media campaign aiming to open fresh dialogue about gender parity in Hollywood.

“Flip the Scipt,” the comedic short-form series that premiered at Wif’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills Tuesday night, casts a perspective on real-life sexist experiences of industry women by swapping gender roles.

Jeff Garlin, Lake Bell, Amy Landecker, Ian Harding, and Jerrika Hinton are among the actors who contributed to the series, which was directed by Jamie Babbit (“Girls”) and produced and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Modern Family”).

The four-part installation consists of “Diva Director,” which began airing June 14, “Mad Women” on June 16, “Shelf Life” on June 21, and “Market Value” on June 28.

The satiric series was written and created by Ally Iseman (“American Housewife”), produced by Meredith Riley Stewart (“Scandal”) and executive produced by Tessa Bell (“Life Inside Out”).

“Our aim is to empower and educate, »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Sharif Atkins Joins ‘Amy’s Brother’ Fox Comedy Pilot; NBC’s ‘Relatively Happy’ Adds Derek Gaines

20 March 2017 12:04 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former White Collar star Sharif Atkins is set as a series regular opposite Michael Urie and Annie Mumolo in Amy's Brother, Fox's single-camera comedy executive produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone via Warner Bros TV. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa and directed/exec produced by Beth McCarthy Miller, Amy's Brother is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man, Matthew… »

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Alec Baldwin to Be Honored, Roasted on Spike TV’s ‘One Night Only’ Special

14 March 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spike TV’s next honoree for their “One Night Only” series is none other than Alec Baldwin. The special, airing on July 9 at 9/8c, will bring together the actor’s closest friends and costars for a night of comedic tributes and celebration.

The exclusive black tie evening,”Part ‘This Is Your Life,’ part Dean Martin Roast,” features comedy, film packages, music, candid (and humorous) personal stories, and several surprises. Friends and icons from the comedy, film, and TV worlds will gather for the taping on June 25 at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

“Alec is an original and one of the greats. Heroic, complicated, legendary, brilliant, and hilarious,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer of the special. “When we spoke about this event he said ‘you overestimate the number of friends I have’ and I replied ‘you underestimate the number of people that will line up to have fun at your expense.’ It will be that kind of night: love »

- Dani Levy

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TV News Roundup: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘StarTalk’ Reupped, Sloane Morgan Siegel Joins Fox Pilot

13 March 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Renewals 

National Geographic series “StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson” will return this fall with 20 new episodes. The hourlong, weekly science-driven talk show series is derived from Tyson’s popular podcast of the same name, and each episode features an intimate interview between Tyson and a guest from pop culture, politics or news, discussing how science and technology have affected their lives and careers. The new season will include conversations with Janelle Monáe, director Ted Melfi, cyclist Lance Armstrong, and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Travel Channel has renewed its series “Expedition Unknown” for a 14-episode fourth season. The new episodes start production this spring, continuing host and explorer Josh Gates’ global journey to find the truth behind captivating stories, digging through years of historical evidence, facts and myths.

Casting

Sloane Morgan Siegel has been added to the cast of Fox‘s comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother.” Siegel will play the role of Zach in the series, the »

- Sarah Ahern

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‘Amy’s Brother’: Michael Urie To Topline Fox Comedy Pilot From Melissa McCarthy

10 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ugly Betty alum Michael Urie is set as the title character and male lead opposite Annie Mumolo in Amy's Brother, Fox's single-camera comedy executive produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone via Warner Bros TV. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa and directed/exec produced by Beth McCarthy Miller, Amy's Brother is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man, Matthew (Urie), and his… »

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‘Amy’s Brother’: Ursula Parker & Miguel Pinzon Cast In Fox Comedy Pilot

10 March 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Louie‘s Ursula Parker and Miguel Pinzon (Mystery Girls) are set as series regulars opposite Annie Mumolo in Amy's Brother, Fox's single-camera comedy produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone and Warner Bros TV. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman (Saturday Night Live) and Mitch Silpa (Bridesmaids), and directed by Beth McCarthy Miller, Amy's Brother is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man… »

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‘Bridesmaids’ Reunion: Annie Mumolo to Star in Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’

27 February 2017 4:19 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bridesmaids” creator Annie Mumolo has nabbed the title role in Fox’s comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.

Mumolo co-wrote the 2011 hit flick “Bridesmaids,” which starred Melissa McCarthy, who is executive producer on “Amy’s Brother.”

“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, Amy (played by Mumolo), plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.

The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. McCarthy and her husband and producing partner Ben Falcone are executive producers, along with “SNL” vet Beth McCarthy-Miller who is directing the pilot. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Mumolo was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Bridesmaids,” in which she also appeared in a small role. She »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘SNL’ Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy’s Fox Pilot ‘Amy’s Brother’ (Exclusive)

21 February 2017 5:35 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth McCarthy-Miller will direct the Fox comedy pilot “Amy’s Brother,” Variety has learned.

McCarthy-Miller, who is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” has also signed on as an executive producer of the series, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.

“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-a man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof. The half-hour, single-cam laffer was written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will serve as co-executive producers. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

McCarthy Miller was the director of “SNL” for eleven years, and has racked up numerous Emmy nominations for both “SNL” and “30 Rock.” Her resume is uber impressive in both unscripted and scripted TV ranging from ABC’s “Match Game” to Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” to broadcast sitcoms »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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