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Jason Isaacs interview: The Death Of Stalin

Rob Leane Oct 19, 2017

We said hello to Jason Isaacs, before chatting about The Death Of Stalin and Star Trek: Discovery...

Jason Isaacs has been on our screens a lot of late. The former Lucius Malfoy actor is currently gracing online streaming services around the globe as Captain Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery, and his hilarious turn as General Zhukov in The Death Of Stalin will be lighting up a cinema near you very soon.

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As part of his promotional tour for the aforementioned Russian romp – which has satirical mastermind Armando Iannucci (Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It, Veep) at its helm – Isaacs sat with us for twenty minutes in a swanky London hotel to have a ruddy good chat.

As I shuffled in and sat down,
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Norman Lear Has Been Pitching ‘Guess Who Died’ For Years, and the Comedy Finally Has a Network Home

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Norman Lear Has Been Pitching ‘Guess Who Died’ For Years, and the Comedy Finally Has a Network Home
It took one day at a time, but Norman Lear’s long-gestating comedy project “Guess Who Died” finally has a home: NBC.

The Peacock network has given a pilot production commitment to the single-camera comedy, which Lear recently re-developed with Peter Tolan.

Set in a retirement village, “Guess Who Died” has been in the works for at least seven years. Lear had pitched the show around town several times, and expressed dismay that the show wouldn’t get made because of its focus on older characters.

Read More:Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’

But “Guess Who Died” gained momentum after Lear, at age 95, earned raves for the recent successful remake of his 1970s comedy “One Day at a Time,” executive produced by Gloria Calderon Kellett and and Mike Royce. That show comes from Sony Pictures TV, as does “Guess Who Died.
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Norman Lear Has Been Pitching ‘Guess Who Died’ For Years, and the Comedy Finally Has a Network Home

Norman Lear Has Been Pitching ‘Guess Who Died’ For Years, and the Comedy Finally Has a Network Home
It took one day at a time, but Norman Lear’s long-gestating comedy project “Guess Who Died” finally has a home: NBC.

The Peacock network has given a pilot production commitment to the single-camera comedy, which Lear recently re-developed with Peter Tolan.

Set in a retirement village, “Guess Who Died” has been in the works for at least seven years. Lear had pitched the show around town several times, and expressed dismay that the show wouldn’t get made because of its focus on older characters.

Read More:Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’

But “Guess Who Died” gained momentum after Lear, at age 95, earned raves for the recent successful remake of his 1970s comedy “One Day at a Time,” executive produced by Gloria Calderon Kellett and and Mike Royce. That show comes from Sony Pictures TV, as does “Guess Who Died.
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Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’

Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’
Norman Lear is moving one step closer to making his long-gestating comedy “Guess Who Died” a reality.

Emmy-winning writer Peter Tolan (“The Larry Sanders Show,” “Rescue Me”) has joined the project as co-writer with Lear on the show, which is set in a retirement village. Lear has been working on the show for at least seven years, and frequently brings the project up in interviews. But until recently, he expressed dismay that it might never get made.

But now the legendary TV producer, at age 94, is on another hot streak. Following the recent successful remake of Lear’s 1970s sitcom “One Day at a Time,” now reimagined at Netflix with stars Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, Sony Pictures TV is developing “Guess Who Died” as a spec comedy script.

That means it’s still in very early stages of development, but the addition of Tolan gives it more momentum. Tolan
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Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’

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Norman Lear Teams Up With Peter Tolan to Revive His Senior Citizen Comedy ‘Guess Who Died’
Norman Lear is moving one step closer to making his long-gestating comedy “Guess Who Died” a reality.

Emmy-winning writer Peter Tolan (“The Larry Sanders Show,” “Rescue Me”) has joined the project as co-writer with Lear on the show, which is set in a retirement village. Lear has been working on the show for at least seven years, and frequently brings the project up in interviews. But until recently, he expressed dismay that it might never get made.

But now the legendary TV producer, at age 94, is on another hot streak. Following the recent successful remake of Lear’s 1970s sitcom “One Day at a Time,” now reimagined at Netflix with stars Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, Sony Pictures TV is developing “Guess Who Died” as a spec comedy script.

That means it’s still in very early stages of development, but the addition of Tolan gives it more momentum. Tolan
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Judd Apatow TV: How ‘Girls,’ ‘Crashing’ and ‘Love’ Mix His Comedy DNA with Other People’s Stories

Judd Apatow TV: How ‘Girls,’ ‘Crashing’ and ‘Love’ Mix His Comedy DNA with Other People’s Stories
What’s it like when Judd Apatow asks to put your soul on screen? It’s a question that gets a laugh from his series stars and creators.

“I’d already given mine away,” Gillian Jacobs said.

Paul Rust agreed: “Soon as you step in L.A., man.”

Like a lot of jokes in a typical Apatow project, it’s funny because while it might not be true, it still feels real.

Read More: The Politics of Funny: Comedians Grapple with Their Approach After The Gloom of Trump’s Inauguration

Audiences have gotten more than a taste of that recently — in fact, for a couple of years now, Apatow has been keeping busy to the point of being ubiquitous. Beyond the HBO comedy “Girls,” which Apatow first helped shepherd to the screen after seeing Lena Dunham’s feature “Tiny Furniture,” projects like the Amy Schumer-starring “Trainwreck,” the Netflix series “Love,
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Judd Apatow TV: How ‘Girls,’ ‘Crashing’ and ‘Love’ Mix His Comedy DNA with Other People’s Stories

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Judd Apatow TV: How ‘Girls,’ ‘Crashing’ and ‘Love’ Mix His Comedy DNA with Other People’s Stories
What’s it like when Judd Apatow asks to put your soul on screen? It’s a question that gets a laugh from his series stars and creators.

“I’d already given mine away,” Gillian Jacobs said.

Paul Rust agreed: “Soon as you step in L.A., man.”

Like a lot of jokes in a typical Apatow project, it’s funny because while it might not be true, it still feels real.

Read More: The Politics of Funny: Comedians Grapple with Their Approach After The Gloom of Trump’s Inauguration

Audiences have gotten more than a taste of that recently — in fact, for a couple of years now, Apatow has been keeping busy to the point of being ubiquitous. Beyond the HBO comedy “Girls,” which Apatow first helped shepherd to the screen after seeing Lena Dunham’s feature “Tiny Furniture,” projects like the Amy Schumer-starring “Trainwreck,” the Netflix series “Love,
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Kevin Nealon Remembers Garry Shandling, One Year Later

Kevin Nealon Remembers Garry Shandling, One Year Later
Last year, my wife, Susan and I were sitting in our parked car on a cul-de-sac in the hills of Brentwood, California, just outside the bougainvillea draped gate that led to Garry Shandling’s Spanish villa. With great melancholy, we were ruminating and paying tribute to our good friend when a postal worker pulled up and sprang out of her jeep with a handful of deliveries. As she headed toward Garry’s mailbox, I gently alerted her that Mr. Shandling had passed away four months earlier and wouldn’t be needing those letters. She somberly responded that she was aware of that, but it was her duty and the law to continue to deliver the Bed, Bath and Beyond coupons, an Architectural Digest subscription and other mail still addressed to him.

2016 was not a good year for a narcissist to die. It was akin to being on an airplane going down with about a dozen famous people
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Panther Girl of the Kongo

Did Republic’s serial-makers lose their marbles? This is an endurance test of a thriller, with 12 chapters that refuse to advance a story beyond the same repetitive ambushes and fistfights. It’s got monsters in the form of giant crawfish bred to… well, bred for almost no reason at all. With Phyllis Coates and Myron Healey. I tell you, watching this feels like watching an endless loop. But hey, it’s quite handsomely filmed!

Panther Girl of the Kongo

Blu-ray

Olive Films

1955 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame (originally widescreen) / 168 min. / Street Date February 21, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.95

Starring: Phyllis Coates, Myron Healey, Arthur Space, John Day, Mike Ragan, Morris Buchanan, Roy Glenn, Archie Savage, Ramsay Hill, Naaman Brown, Dan Ferniel, James Logan, Steve Calvert.

Cinematography: Bud Thackery

Film Editor: Cliff Bell

Original Music: R. Dale Butts

Written by Ronald Davidson

Produced and Directed by Franklin Adreon

Ah yes.
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‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny

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‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny
Today marks a very happy occasion for television fans, one we’ve been clamoring for for some time — HBO has made the complete 1992-1998 run of “The Larry Sanders Show” available for streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.

Starring Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn, the ensemble cast also included Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Thompson and Bob Odenkirk over the course of its six seasons. The groundbreaking comedy was notable for no shortage of reasons, from spotlighting future creators like Paul Simms and Judd Apatow and establishing HBO as a home for quality comedy to influencing countless other comedies in the same vein.

Since Shandling’s death earlier this year, people have been wanting to revisit the series in all its 1990s glory. In particular, the way “Larry Sanders” handled celebrity was one of its most memorable threads — the show allowed famous folk of
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‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny

‘The Larry Sanders Show’: Want to Understand Its Genius? Start With David Duchovny
Today marks a very happy occasion for television fans, one we’ve been clamoring for for some time — HBO has made the complete 1992-1998 run of “The Larry Sanders Show” available for streaming on HBO Go and HBO Now.

Starring Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn, the ensemble cast also included Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Thompson and Bob Odenkirk over the course of its six seasons. The groundbreaking comedy was notable for no shortage of reasons, from spotlighting future creators like Paul Simms and Judd Apatow and establishing HBO as a home for quality comedy to influencing countless other comedies in the same vein.

Since Shandling’s death earlier this year, people have been wanting to revisit the series in all its 1990s glory. In particular, the way “Larry Sanders” handled celebrity was one of its most memorable threads — the show allowed famous folk of
See full article at Indiewire Television »

The Larry Sanders Show: 8 Essential Episodes to Stream Right (Hey) Now

The Larry Sanders Show: 8 Essential Episodes to Stream Right (Hey) Now
Hey now, and hallelujah: After a few years stuck in streaming purgatory, all 89 episodes of The Larry Sanders Show are now available on HBO Go/HBO Now, as of this Friday. It’s a fitting home, too, since the original run of Sanders aired on HBO from 1992 to 1998 — and changed television as we know it.

If you’re not familiar, Larry Sanders stars Garry Shandling as the chronically insecure host of a struggling late-night talk show. Rip Torn co-stars as his no-bs producer Artie, along with Jeffrey Tambor as Larry’s self-loathing sidekick Hank Kingsley. Looking back now, Sanders was revolutionary,
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NBA's Larry Sanders -- Terence Crutcher Shooting ... Makes Me Scared For My Kids (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_cet126w3"]] Ex-nba star Larry Sanders says the Terence Crutcher shooting makes him scared for his son -- who will grow up to be a big man ... and he doesn't want him profiled as a "bad dude." By now you know Crutcher -- a black man -- was shot and killed in Tulsa by a white police officer while his hands were in the air. Someone in a police helicopter covering the scene said Crutcher "looks like a bad dude too.
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Garry Shandling’s Emmys Tribute: Jeffery Tambor Memorializes Friend and ‘Larry Sanders’ Costar

Garry Shandling’s Emmys Tribute: Jeffery Tambor Memorializes Friend and ‘Larry Sanders’ Costar
During the Emmy Awards tonight, Jeffrey Tambor memorialized his friend and co-star Garry Shandling, who died this past March. Tambor played the role of sidekick Hank Kingsley on Garry Shandling’s HBO series “The Larry Sanders Show,” which followed the on-air and off-air exploits of neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders, his colorful writing staff, and his producer Artie (Rip Torn).

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After Tambor introduced the memorial, the Emmys played a montage of clips from Garry Shandling’s on-screen work, including stand-up bits, a clip from his recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” and a “Larry Sanders” clip in which Larry makes uncomfortable small talk with David Duchovny, playing a version of himself who harbors an attraction to Larry.

Shandling began his career working as a TV writer for
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Garry Shandling’s Emmys Tribute: Jeffery Tambor Memorializes Friend and "Larry Sanders" Costar

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Garry Shandling’s Emmys Tribute: Jeffery Tambor Memorializes Friend and
During the Emmy Awards tonight, Jeffrey Tambor memorialized his friend and co-star Garry Shandling, who died this past March. Tambor played the role of sidekick Hank Kingsley on Garry Shandling’s HBO series “The Larry Sanders Show,” which followed the on-air and off-air exploits of neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders, his colorful writing staff, and his producer Artie (Rip Torn).

After Tambor introduced the memorial, the Emmys played a montage of clips from Garry Shandling’s on-screen work, including stand-up bits, a clip from his recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” and a “Larry Sanders” clip in which Larry makes uncomfortable small talk with David Duchovny, playing a version of himself who harbors an attraction to Larry.

Shandling began his career working as a TV writer for
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Bernie Sanders Gets Emotional When Brother Larry Sanders Casts Floor Vote At DNC

Bernie Sanders was brought to tears as his older brother, Larry Sanders, cast a floor vote for him at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders’ Brother Larry Sanders Larry Sanders, a Democrats Abroad delegate from the United Kingdom, had the chance to cast his vote for his brother Bernie Sanders during Day 2 […]

The post Bernie Sanders Gets Emotional When Brother Larry Sanders Casts Floor Vote At DNC appeared first on uInterview.
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Bernie Sanders Brought To Tears By Brother’s Vote At Dem Convention

One of the night’s most dramatic moments at DNC Day 2 came when Larry Sanders, a delegate for Democrats Abroad, cast a vote for his kid brother, Sen. Bernie Sanders, during the roll-call vote that clinched the nomination for Hillary Clinton. Larry Sanders told the hall before before casting his vote: "I want to read, before this convention, the names of our parents: Eli Sanders and Dorothy Glassberg Sanders. They did not have easy lives and they died young. They would be…
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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television

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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television
If you were a TV critic from 1956 to 1976, you would have witnessed some big changes in the business: the rise and fall of the Western as the dominant primetime genre, or the color TV boom, or CBS' shift from silly rural comedies to socially conscious ones like All in the Family and M*A*S*H. If you covered the beat from 1976 to 1996, you would have written about Hill Street Blues and its many imitators, the classic years of SNL, and the early days of original cable programming. Almost any 20-year span would give you a front row seat to enormous artistic and technological change. As of this week, I've been professionally writing about television for exactly 20 years(*), and it's safe to say that the only two-decade period that featured a more radical transformation in how television was made and consumed would be back when the medium was first introduced into America's living rooms.
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Lee Lin Chin to star in new Sbs comedy pilot The Weekend Shift

The Weekend Shift.

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Lee Lin Chin is set to star in new Sbs comedy web pilot.The Weekend Shift.produced by Sbs 2.s The Feed.

The pilot premieres Monday 9 May on Sbs On Demand.

The show is a new scripted comedy pilot that follows the team behind the fictional Sbs Weekend News and their struggles with ratings, budget cuts and getting Lee Lin out of the pub and into the studio..

In the tradition of.Frontline, 30 Rock.and.The Larry Sanders Show,.The Weekend Shift.is a self-deprecating look at a B Team of dysfunctional misfits who put the 'weak' in Weekend News.

Nick Smith (Miles Bence —.Fresh Blood), a thirty-something supervising producer old beyond his years thanks to stress and sleepless nights, leads the team including journalists Laura Knight (Madeleine Madden —.Tomorrow When the War Began), Emily Wright (Renee Lim —.Please Like Me), social media guy Craven (Chris Leben
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Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling

Judd Apatow, Jeffrey Tambor, Sarah Silverman Pay Tribute to Garry Shandling
Garry Shandling’s friends, collaborators and family gathered in Los Angeles Sunday night to remember the comedian, who passed away last month at the age of 66.

From fellow comics to a Buddhist monk, mourners took turns sharing stories of Shandling, who was remembered for pushing the boundaries of television comedy and mentoring a generation of performers. The private event, organized by Judd Apatow with assistance from HBO, was part memorial service, part variety show, part celebrity roast, with Apatow serving as master of ceremonies.

“Garry and I used to fight, because he would like to tighten things up,” said Apatow, who worked as a writer on Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show.” “And I would say, ‘Garry, please, let it be a little looser.’ Tonight I win.”

Apatow spoke periodically throughout the evening, ushering speakers on and off the stage, as well as musical performers including Ryan Adams, Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels,
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