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Now that Larry David has announced the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, fans of his beloved HBO series have a lot of questions. Jeff Schaffer, who is David's right-hand man for the newly announced season nine, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to answer some of them. Namely, why now? The Seinfeld creator — who has spent his time since Curb pouring ideas into HBO's Clear History, Broadway's Fish In the Dark and a multitude of Saturday Night Live appearances, among other things — has always been carrying around his notebook and jotting down ideas, says Schaffer. "You go out
- Jackie Strause
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is thisclose to raining on Ozzie and Harriet’s parade.
Fxx has renewed It’s Always Sunny for Seasons 13 and 14, which means the comedy will tie The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series in television history (which ran for 14 seasons).
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The sitcom’s 12th season is set to premiere in early 2017.
“If anyone doubts the power of a camcorder and a dream, just look at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was a »
Patton Oswalt has joined Judy Greer in Fox’s untitled sitcom from Laura Steinel. The show is a half-hour workplace comedy that centers around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Jeff Schaffer is directing the pilot. Sue Naegle is producing. Also Read: Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn to Host Zimmer Children's Museum Discovery Awards Oswalt narrates ABC’s “The Goldbergs” and also recently recurred on “Veep” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” He is represented by UTA and Generate. »
- Linda Ge
The comedy centers around Jane (Greer), who is stuck between managing her human resources department as well as the new CEO, who harbors big ambitions for the small-town New Jersey plastics plant. Oswalt will play the CEO, Sam, who lives life at a higher octave than everyone else and has grand ideas that are hardly suitable for the plant.
Steinel penned the pilot and will serve as a co-exec producer. Jeff Schaffer (“The League”) will direct the pilot, and serve as an executive producer with Sue Naegle (“Outcast”) for 20th Century Fox TV.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Judy Greer is finally carving out a space of her very own, with a comedy pilot for Fox, written by Red Oaks staff writer Laura Steinel. The show is currently untitled, but revolves around a Human Resources department headed by a talented and ambitious woman, played by Greer. This move to a headlining position follows two seasons of the FX series Married, in addition to her ongoing supporting role on the award-winning animated comedy show, Archer, and several high profile appearances in feature film.
In the pilot, Greer will play Jane – an overworked and perennially undervalued Head of Human Resources, who works for a plastic molding plant in New Jersey. When an outlandish, driven new CEO arrives, Jane must contend with plans for fundamental changes in the direction of the company, and all who work within it – all of which makes her job considerably more hellish than it was in the first place. »
- Sarah Myles
The comedy will center around Jane (Greer), who is stuck between managing her human resources department as well as the new CEO, who harbors big ambitions for the New Jersey plastics plant.
The comedy is Greer’s latest small-screen gig; her FX series “Married” was cancelled after two seasons. She’s also had smaller TV and film roles on “Mom,” “Mad Love,” “Love & Money,” “Miss Guided,” Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “Jurassic World.”
Scribe Steinel will also co-exec produce. “The League’s” Jeff Schaffer is set to direct the pilot, and he will also serve as an executive producer with Sue Naegle (“Outcast”). 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
Greer is the latest female star to topline a Fox pilot this season, joining the likes of »
- Jacob Bryant
Judy Greer is set to play the lead in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot (aka Hr). In addition to starring, Greer will serve as a producer on the single-camera workplace pilot, written by writer-actress Laura Steinel and directed by The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers around Jane (Greer), the over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly… »
Fox has ordered an untitled single-camera TV show pilot from Laura Steinel. Steinel is a writer on Red Oaks, which was renewed for a second season, back in December. Steinel also acted in the Super Love Hero web series, and is a narrator on Drunk History.
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Earlier this season on Saturday Night Live, Curb Your Enthusiasm star/creator Larry David made a few surprise appearances, portraying Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in episodes hosted by Tracy Morgan and Donald Trump. Last night, Larry David hosted SNL, and, as expected, the actor/writer once again portrayed Bernie Sanders, but in a way most hadn't expected. One of last night's most popular sketches was a spoof on Larry David's own show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, entitled Bern Your Enthusiasm.
The sketch features Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail in Iowa, where the caucus was recently held, where the Presidential candidate is shaking hands with his supporters after a rally. The plot thickens when an avid fan (Leslie Jones) wants to shake his hand, but she coughs into her hand first, which creates quite a stir when the candidate refuses to shake her "germ-infested hand." The sketch also features »
With the bulk of pilot orders seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, Fox still has a few comedy pick-ups to go — and the latest is an untitled workplace comedy from writer Laura Steinel, Variety has learned.
The half hour, single-cam comedy centers around Jane who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.
From Steinel, who’s a staff writer on Amazon’s “Red Oaks,” the pilot will be exec produced by Sue Naegle (“Outcast”) and “The League’s” Jeff Schaffer, who is also attached to direct. Steinel will also serve as co-exec producer. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.
Fox’s comedy pilot slate is still light with just two projects in contention: “The Mick” from scribes John Chernin and Dave Chernin, which revolves around a hard-living, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Fox has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy from “Red Oaks” writer Laura Steinel. The half-hour single-camera comedy centers around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Steinel serves as writer and co-executive producer on the pilot from 20th Century Fox Television. Sue Naegle will serve as executive producer for Naegle Ink, and Jeff Schaffer will executive produce and direct. Also read: Fox, Andy Samberg to Launch Saturday Night Sketch Series This marks the »
- Reid Nakamura
Fox has given a pilot order to an untitled single-camera workplace comedy from writer-actress Laura Steinel (Red Oaks). The League co-creator Jeff Schaffer has been tapped to direct. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, enters around Jane, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Steinel penned the script in her pilot writing… »
12 items from 2016
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