10 items from 2013
IFC has announced that the second season of Comedy Bang! Bang! will kick off on Friday, July 12th. They've ordered 20 new episodes and have numerous guest stars booked.
Here's a press release with the details:
Comedy Bang! Bang! Returns With Guest Stars…
Appearances by Selma Blair, Andy Daly, Will Forte, Chris Hardwick, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, Jack McBrayer, Christopher Meloni, Bobby Moynihan, Bob Odenkirk, Jordan Peele, Horatio Sanz, Kristen Schaal, »
Last month, we learned that on June 6 Adam Scott will be doing another installment in his Adult Swim series, Greatest Event in Television History, with Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz co-starring. Well, TV Guide reports that this time around they'll be remaking the opening credits of Hart to Hart, the eighties sitcom about a wealthy married couple who solves crimes on the side. Watch the original, expectedly nuts, credits below and start picturing Scott and Poehler in a bubble bath, with Scott reading Marie Claire and Poehler throwing a loofah. Or, should we say, continue picturing that. »
- Jesse David Fox
Let's get one thing straight. Zach Braff is not the first celebrity to hit up Kickstarter for cash to fund a project. Matt Damon offered to hang out with someone for 10k for a documentary. Former SNL star Horatio Sanz gave the opportunity to enjoy Teppanyaki to help a photography book (check out Vulture for more examples like this). And who can forget the now famous Veronica Mars fiasco that had fans throwing money at the screen?!
Yes, he makes a lot in syndication from Scrubs. Yes, he has a huge house. Yes, he is worth $22 million. I get it. He's rich, and he's asking for money to fund something he will ultimately profit off of. In fact, his Kickstarter goal to make I Wish I Was Here is about the approximate cost it took to make Garden State (which made $36 million). Okay...what was my point again?
Oh yeah. »
- Mick Joest
Premiering April 19 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, “G.B.F.” tells the story of closeted teens Tanner (played by “United States of Tara” alum Michael J. Willett) and Brent (Iacono). In an effort to make himself a hip “social accessory” among a revered girls' clique at his high school, the sassy Brent hatches a plan to come out of the closet in a very big way. His efforts go hilariously awry, however, when the more introverted Tanner is accidentally outed first and ends up as the school’s most popular student in the weeks leading up to the senior prom.
Iacono deems the coming-of-age, teen-centric comedy a “mo-mance,” focused on a platonic, if no less hormonally charged, »
- Curtis M. Wong
Adam Scott stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to talk many things, including his Adult Swim side project "The Greatest Television Event In History". If you missed episode one featuring he and Jon Hamm recreating the opening of "Simon & Simon", you should do yourself a favor and check it out.
After rolling a clip from the Hamm episode, Scott announced that there are three more episodes coming and the next one will feature none other than his "Parks and Rec" co-star Amy Poehler, as well as "SNL" alum Horatio Sanz.
Scott would not, however, reveal which TV show they'll be spoofing. Watch the clip from "Late Night" above and let us know your best guess on which show he and Amy are taking on in the comments. We're keeping our fingers crossed for "The Greatest American Hero", which seems apt.
The next "Greatest Television Event In History »
- Carol Hartsell
"The Greatest Event in Television History" is getting a sequel.
"Parks and Recreation" star Adam Scott teased the upcoming sequel during an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Tuesday (April 9). He says that like the last one, which featured Jon Hamm and Scott as "Simon and Simon," it will be a faithful re-creation of the opening credits of a 1980s television show. The new installment will air June 6 on Adult Swim and also feature Scott's "Parks and Rec" co-star Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz.
Scott wouldn't say which show they were doing this time, but it has to be "Hart to Hart," right? Scott and Poehler could easily step into the shoes of Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, and Sanz is a natural for Max (Lionel Stander), right down to the gravelly voice. You can watch the "Hart to Hart" opening here.
Scott also says he plans to do »
Last fall, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm starred in The Greatest Event in Television History, which involved the duo doing God's work, a.k.a. re-creating shot-for-shot the amazing/insane opening credits to the TV show Simon & Simon. It was the greatest. We knew Adam Scott had plans to do more similar events, and last night on Fallon, he announced some details. It will air on Adult Swim on June 6 and star Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. He shared that it will be re-creating the trailer of an hour-long show, but he wouldn't say which "because of very strict rules that [he] made up." Any guesses on what show they'll use or if they'll call this one The Greaterest Event in Television History? »
- Jesse David Fox
Iconic movie critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70.
The former host of At the Movies with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert passed away merely one day after he announced he would take a "leave of presence" from film reviews to battle thyroid and salivary gland cancer.
Below are just some of the responses to the tragic news of Ebert's death from friends, colleagues and celebrities:
Barack Obama: "For a generation of Americans - and especially Chicagoans - Roger was the movies."
Rob Riggle doesn't think to fondly of web series. He and several other noted Hollywood comedians recently released a video through Conan's TeamCoco YouTube channel in support of their cause, Real Actors Against Web Videos. "In a way it's good that people can go out there and make their own thing," says former SNL actor Horatio Sanz in the mock PSA, "But also, most people are s**t." After establishing his distaste for web videos, Riggle has moved on to the logical next step: starring in a web series. Riggle and his funny friends are the stars of Coogan Auto, a new offering on the Loud channel that brings Riggle's trademark lowbrow sensibilities to YouTube. In the first episode, we get to meet the employees of the titular auto shop, which include Riggle, Sanz, Parks and Recreation's Alison Becker, and, most importantly to me, Jb Smoove, best known »
- Sam Gutelle
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Saturday Night Live has been a part of American culture for five decades and, in that time, the show has done a handful of gay characters and stories (mostly male-focused). When Lgbt themes are part of a show, rarely are any actual Lgbt people a part of it. That's why the addition of Kate McKinnon to the SNL cast has been such a positive force for not only the gay community, but for viewers who look to the show to have its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist. Like it or not, gay people are part of pop culture, too.
Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty
Since Kate, an out lesbian, joined the cast last year, she's done impressions of real life out women including Tabatha Coffey, Ellen DeGeneres and, just this past week, Jodie Foster. Obviously someone need not »
10 items from 2013
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