7 items from 2015
TBS has given the go-ahead for a new mystery sitcom called Search Party. Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner will star in the series about four twenty-somethings who reunite when a mutual friend goes missing.
Here's the press release and a video preview:
TBS Greenlights Mystery Comedy Series Search Party
TBS has given a greenlight to Search Party, a dark comedy about a group of four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. Led by Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), the cast of Search Party features an ensemble of young comic actors, including John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner. The pilot was written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, whose »
Alia Shawkat is returning to TV with TBS giving a greenlight to “Search Party,” a half-hour sitcom on which the “Arrested Development” actress will star. The show follows four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner join Shawkat in the ensemble cast. The pilot was written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, and was overseen by Michael Showalter. Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns will serve as executive producers alongside Showalter, Rogers and Bliss. Also Read: Fall TV Preview: 126 New and Returning Shows Premiere Dates “Sarah-Violet, Charles, »
- Linda Ge
Here’s our full preview for this Sunday’s WWE Night of Champion 2015…
Every title is on the line, and there’s a couple of other matches as well! This Sunday WWE presents Night of Champions on traditional PPV and the WWE Network, which will see Seth Rollins pull double duty after defeating John Cena last month to become the first person to hold Both the World Championship and the Us Championship (apart from Buddy Rogers).
So let’s run down the card.
Seth Rollins vs. Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
For as big of an icon Sting is in this industry, WWE have gone out of their way to make him look like ‘any other guy’. He was the last person they needed to get to complete their WCW Trading Card set, and all they’ve done with him is have him job to Triple H at »
- Luke Owen
On April 25, 1963 the original “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers defeated Antonino Rocca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to become the first ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Since then the title has (officially) changed hands on 119 different occasions, with the current champion Seth Rollins being the 45th WWE Superstar to hold the belt.
Among these 45 champions there have been some of the biggest giants to ever enter the ring such as ‘The Big Red Machine’ Kane (7ft 0in), ‘The World’s Largest Athlete’ Big Show (7ft 0in) and the tallest champion of all-time, WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant (7ft 4in).
But who cares about the big guys?!
If there’s one thing that the WrestleMania XXX main event proved it’s that wrestling fans love cheering on the smaller underdog wrestlers. This article lists the 10 smallest of these wrestlers to have defied the odds and won the biggest prize in sports entertainment, »
- Kevin Latimer
Creators and co-writers David Wain and Michael Showalter, members of ’90s MTV sketch group “The State,” premiered “Wet Hot American Summer” — featuring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler — at Sundance in 2001. The summer-camp satire, set in 1981, floundered in limited release. But word-of-mouth, special screenings and the ever-rising profile of its cast cultivated a rabid fanbase.
Rumors about a sequel and other ways to revisit the source material circulated for years. In May 2014, Variety exclusively confirmed Netflix’s interest in returning to the fictional Camp Firewood. Now, with the July 31 debut of an eight-episode prequel series, the talent and execs recount 15 years of false starts, creative hurdles and scheduling snafus leading to “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
Wain (director): It first came out in New York. It grossed seven thousand dollars that weekend and we were like, “That’s not bad!” because it was only in one theater. »
- Julie Seabaugh
Another wrestling legend has passed away too soon. William Ansor, better known as the “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel, passed on June 22nd 2015 following a car accident. Reportedly, he drove himself to hospital, left shortly after, and passed away at home from injuries directly related to the crash.
Of course, our thoughts are with his friends, family, and loved ones.
While modern day WWE fans may not remember him save for a brief run in the mid-90s and a handful of later appearances, Landel had a wide career outside the promotion and shared the ring with legendary names like Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Buddy Rogers, and others over the years. Following the news of his death breaking late yesterday, the WWE released a statement saying they were “saddened to learn of the passing of William Ansor, aka “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel and offered their condolences to his family, »
- Jay Anderson
“Hello Yank, welcome to a very merry little war. And now how about a wee drop for the King and Uncle Sam?”
The 1927 silent classic Wings will screen at 2pm on Sunday March 8th at the St. Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral Auditorium (3633 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo 63108) with live organ music by Dr. Marvin Faulwell.
In 1927, the first Best Picture Oscar went to Wings, a thrilling silent WW1 drama from director William S. Wellman. Wings told the story of poor boy Jack (Charles Rogers) and rich boy David (Richard Arlen) who are in love with the same woman, which causes the two to become bitter enemies. When WW1 breaks out the two are thrown together and quickly become friends, although David is too nice to let Jack know that the girl back home doesn’t love him. Clara Bow plays the girl who is madly in love with Jack but »
- Tom Stockman
7 items from 2015
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