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Fans of Archer don't have to worry about their TV show being cancelled for awhile. It was renewed for a seventh season back in March 2014. Will the ratings for this animated comedy rise in season six or, will they fall? Could it get another early renewal? Stay tuned.
Archer revolves around the highly skilled (and incredibly vain) master spy known as Sterling Archer (Jon Benjamin) and his co-workers at an international spy agency. The sitcom also features the voices of Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, Adam Reed, George Coe, and Ona Grauer.
According to the Wrap, the country singer will make his film debut in Ridiculous 6, a spoof of Westerns such as The Magnificent Seven. Sources tell the entertainment site that Shelton will play Wyatt Earp, a real-life lawman from the Old West who has been portrayed in a handful of books and movies — including 2012's Wyatt Earp's Revenge, coincidentally starring the singer's longtime friend »
Set to feature in the cast alongside Sandler are Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton and Whitney Cummings, while the rest of the cast inlcudes Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, and Happy Madison regulars Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice.
Here’s the synopsis for Ridiculous 6:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nolte will play Sandler’s long-lost father; Parnell a bank manager; Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Cummings his flirtatious wife. »
- Gary Collinson
We recently heard that Adam Sandler signed a multi-picture deal with Netflix. And now we have the first details about his first movie, which is a comedic Western called "Ridiculous 6." Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson and Terry Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast. Nick Nolte will play Sandler's long-lost father; Chris Parnell a bank manager; John Lovitz a wealthy industrialist and Whitney Cummings his flirtatious wife. Will Forte and Danny Trejo will play the leaders of rival gangs, while Steve Buscemi will play a local jack-of-all-trades. Blake Shelton is in line to play Wyatt Earp, while Vanilla Ice has been tipped to play Mark Twain. The rest of the cast includes Steve Zahn, Dan Aykroyd, and Nick Swardson. Production is set to begin in February. »
A massive cast is set to join Adam Sandler in Happy Madison's "Ridiculous 6" reports The Wrap. The film is the first in Sandler's groundbreaking deal with streaming distribution giant Netflix and is expected to premiere on the Svod service.
At present the list apparently includes Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings and Vanilla Ice.
A spoof of ensemble westerns, Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews poised to play his half-brothers. Others roles include Nolte as his long-lost father, Buscemi as a local jack-of-all-trades, Parnell as a bank manager, Forte and Trejo as gang leaders, Lovitz as a wealthy industrialist, Cummings as said industrialist's flirtatious wife, Shelton as Wyatt Earp and »
- Garth Franklin
Ridiculous 6 - a parody of classic Western The Magnificent Seven - is the first of a multi-film agreement between Sandler's Happy Madison production company and Netflix.
Ridiculous 6 has cast Sandler as an orphan who has grown up on a Native American reservation, with Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews as his half-brothers.
Forte and Trejo will serve as leaders of a rival Wild West gang.
Sandler has frequently worked with Buscemi, »
The first movie in Adam Sandler's groundbreaking deal with Netflix has been revealed as the comedy Western Ridiculous 6. Sandler will star in the movie alongside an impressive ensemble that is headlined by Taylor Lautner, singer Blake Shelton, stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings and Nick Nolte. Ridiculous 6 is the first of four movies Happy Madison is creating exclusively for streaming on Netflix.
Other Happy Madison regulars appearing in the movie include Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Also expected to appear in secondary roles are Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford.
While Netflix had no official comment on the Ridiculous 6 cast, they did confirm that it will be Adam Sandler's first feature film for the company, and that production starts in February. Frequent collaborator Tim Herlihy wrote the screenplay alongside Adam Sandler, with the »
It's going to be tough for me to avoid turning this piece into a scathing takedown of Adam Sandler, but I'll give it a shot in order to bring you some news. According to The Wrap, Sandler's first movie in the four-film deal he signed with Netflix will be Ridiculous 6, the western "comedy" he was originally going to make with Paramount Pictures.
Get a load of this cast: Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, Terry Crews, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Danny Trejo, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ice, and Breaking Bad alum Lavell Crawford. Here's the breakdown of who they're all playing:
Sandler will play man who grew up as an orphan among an Indian tribe. Lautner, Schneider, Wilson and Crews are poised to play his half-brothers, while the final half-brother has yet to be cast.Nolte »
- Ben Pearson
Back in 2012, news surfaced of a developing comedy at Warner Bros. Pictures from Adam Sandler called Ridiculous 6. However, last fall, that project was revealed to be dead. But when the project was nixed, we actually thought there was a good chance the film would get revived as part of Sandler's new deal with Netflix to star in and produce four original films for the streaming service. And now The Wrap has learned that Ridiculous 6 will indeed be Sandler's first movie for Netflix through his Happy Madison production banner, and he's assembled a huge cast of his usual suspects, but also some satisfying talents too. Read on! The film will star *takes breath* Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz, Vanilla Ica, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell and Lavell Crawford. Whew, that's a »
- Ethan Anderton
Adam Sandler has lined up a ridiculous cast for “Ridiculous 6,” a Happy Madison production that will be the first film under his groundbreaking deal with Netflix, TheWrap has learned.
According to insiders close to the project, Sandler will star alongside “Grown Ups 2″ frat boy Taylor Lautner, three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte, “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton and comedian Whitney Cummings, as well as Happy Madison regulars Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice, the »
- Jeff Sneider
When Adam Sandler secured his lucrative deal with Netflix, it was unclear what the first project from this groundbreaking union would be. Well, The Wrap is reporting that the first film will be Sandler's long-gestating western comedy "Ridiculous 6." What's more, the site is reporting that Sandler has lined up an all-star cast. Apparently, with his first Netflix outing, Sandler wants to go big.
"Ridiculous 6," co-written by Sandler and regular collaborator Tim Herlihy, will star Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Nick Nolte, Danny Trejo, Chris Parnell, Lavell Crawford and returning Sandler favorites Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider (so I guess he patched up whatever beef he had with Sandler that kept him out of "Grown Ups 2"), Dan Aykroyd, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, John Lovitz and Vanilla Ice. Whew, that's a lot of people.
What's somewhat more iffy about the project is the fact that it's a comedic western, »
- Drew Taylor
For the first film to emerge from the four-picture deal he signed with Netflix last year, Adam Sandler appears to be ready to resurrect an idea we last heard about in 2012: The Ridiculous Six. And he’s been busy gathering actors both new and well versed in his Happy Madison style, with Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, musician Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Jon Lovitz and Vanilla Ice all aboard.Thanks to The Wrap’s report on the casting roll-call, we now know a little bit more about the comedy Western that Sandler is planning. He’ll be in the lead as a man who grew up an orphan raised by a Native American tribe with Lautner, Crews, Schneider and Luke Wilson as four of his half-brothers and one more still to be cast.Nolte is set as Sandler’s long-last father, »
A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I guess how tall you are in eggrolls... Because the "Brooklyn" cast is so good and so deep, for the most part I find myself preferring episodes just focusing on the ensemble rather than ones built around guest stars. Sometimes, you get someone like Craig Robinson who can spar so wonderfully with both Andy Samberg and Stephanie Beatriz, but more often than not I would rather the prominent guest star had been left behind so we could get more time with Boyle or Santiago or even Scully and Hitchcock. All three of this week's stories featured notable guests — most of them having appeared on the show before — but only the A-story seemed actually built around them. Eva Longoria fit in just fine during her brief stint on the show, and Chris Parnell is always fun — I particularly »
- Alan Sepinwall
One of life’s great pleasures is introducing someone to a new piece of popular culture that you know – just know, in your bones – that they’re going to love. Something that, as you consume it for the first time, stimulates all your awesomeness receptors and sets off those little winking neurolights that say hey, I know someone else who will literally turn inside-out with pure brainjoy when they see this. For me, last year’s prime example of this phenomenon was Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty. I can’t claim to have discovered it myself – a friend introduced it to me, telling me pretty much nothing about it beyond the title and the fact that I should give it a try – but once I’d plugged in, »
14 items from 2015
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