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Amazon is officially in business with the Pretty Woman.
Written by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Homecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts), her supervisor, and a soldier. The project is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which starred Catherine Keener (as the caseworker), Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.
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No horsin' around here. Today, Netflix announced season four of BoJack Horseman will premiere in September.The animated comedy centers on BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up sitcom star who's trying to improve his personal and professional life. The voice cast also includes Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins, Alison Brie, and Amy Sedaris.Read More… »
Season 4 of adult animated comedy “BoJack Horseman” will be available for streaming on Netflix starting on Sept. 8. The release date was announced via the show’s official Twitter account. “Bojack Horseman” stars Will Arnett as the titular horse, with supporting roles from Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins, and was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
AMC has announced that the second half of “Fear the Walking Dead‘s” third season will return Sept. 10 with two back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. With eight episodes left, “Fear the Walking Dead” is the number two-ranked drama in the cable ratings and is produced by Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert.
Oxygen’s crime series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” is slated to premiere Saturday, Aug »
- Erin Nyren
Has ABC already renewed Match Game? According to On Camera Audiences, the TV show will begin taping a third season this fall.A reboot of the classic game show, the series is hosted by Alec Baldwin and features contestants trying to match the answers to “fill in the blank” questions with as many celebrities as they can. The grand prize is $25,000. Celebrity guests have included Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady, Caroline Rhea, Amy Sedaris, Chris D’Elia, Constance Zimmer, and Jane Krakowski.Read More… »
Netflix is going through its own version of renewal season, and while people went a little nuts over the news that Sense8 wouldn’t be returning, Kimmy fans can breathe again.
The renewal of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt might not be surprising, because people seem to still be talking about the show as much as they were after season one, but the third season was really something of a test for the show. The initial release may have won over tons of fans, and the second season was strong as well, but the third season meant it was time to really branch out, or abandon the thing. You can only play the shtick so long, and then we need to get to know something new about Kimmy.
Not only did the third season live up to those sort of expectations, providing a lot of new experiences and directions for all the characters, »
- Marc Eastman
Following on from the news that HBO has snapped up the Julia Roberts-headlined event series Today Will Be Different, it is now being reported that the Oscar-winning actress is in talks for another small screen project in Homecoming, the new drama series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Based on Gimlet Media’s fictional podcast of the same name, Homecoming is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Anonymous Content, and is described as a political thriller that centers on a caseworker at a secret government facility, her supervisor, and a soldier.
The Homecoming podcast launched in November and is presented as a series of telephone calls, therapy sessions and overhead conversations. The cast included Catherine Kenner, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross. The TV adaptation is being produced by Esmail alongside Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, creators of the original podcast. »
- Gary Collinson
Julia Roberts‘ flirtation with the small screen has blossomed into a full-blown affair.
The Oscar winner — who recently signed on to headline the HBO limited Series Today Will Be Different — is nearing a deal to star in a new drama series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, our sister site Deadline reports.
Written by Esmail, Homecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (to be played by Roberts) her supervisor and a soldier. The project is »
There are a lot of returning faces in the guest actress category. Look for multiple Emmy winners Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf to repeat in this category for their work as the mothers of leads Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki on “The Big Bang Theory” — Baranski already has four noms for the role, while Metcalf has one. Three of the four times Melissa McCarthy has hosted “SNL” has led to a nomination here, and this year she has the bonus of her impeccable Sean Spicer imitation. Elizabeth Banks has also been nominated in the category before for “Modern Family,” but she faces serious competition from other “Family” guests like Dot-Marie Jones and Jane Krakowski. Another show with great guests is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which had turns by Laura Dern, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and Amy Sedaris. And Carrie Fisher should lock a nod for her swan song on “Catastrophe.” Previous nominee Kristen Wiig had an entire episode »
- Variety Staff
The non-profit Film Collaborative will release the film theatrically. The story centers on Morgan — a commitment phobic woman — and her ex-girlfriend who are locally famous true-crime podcasters and suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a murderer.
In addition to directing, Jungermann wrote the script and stars in the film alongside Annette O’Toole, Ann Carr, Sheila Vand, Sheila O’Neill and Deborah Rush. The film was produced by Alex Scharfman and Jungermann, and executive produced by Cliff Chenfeld, Craig Balsam, Jim Rosenthal, Rick Milenthal, Victor Zaraya, Stacie Passon, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen. Lauren Brady was a co-producer on the film.
Dennis Harvey gave the film a strong review for Variety: “A shaggy, banter-driven quasi-thriller in the mode of ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery »
- Dave McNary
My Life as a Courgette, 2016.
Directed by Claude Barras.
After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
The fingertips of Ken Loach stains each plasticine figure in Claude Barras’ wonderful, sobering stop-motion My Life as a Courgette. Beneath the bright animation is an insightful study of child abuse and mortality, tackling trauma with the deftest of touch whilst avoiding cloying sentimentality. These grandiose themes, rather clearly, rarely pop up in films aimed at children, »
- Amie Cranswick
Oh my fudging gosh, you guys. If you thought you loved Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt before, just wait until season three. Details were pretty scarce after Netflix announced the show's third season last year, but we've gotten a lot of info in the past few months. We're sure there is bound to be even more laughs, memorable life lessons, and shenanigans between Titus and Kimmy this season. The Cast Ellie Kemper (Kimmy Schmidt), Tituss Burgess (Titus Andromedon), Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline White), Mike Carlsen (Mikey Politano), and Carol Kane (Lillian Kaushtupper) will all be back. Guest appearances will include Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with returning guest stars Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris. The Trailer The Premiere Date Season three will hit Netflix on May 19! »
- Kelsie Gibson
No matter what Kimmy Schmidt does, she can’t seem to escape her past — you know, those 15 years she was held prisoner in a bunker.
Effervescent Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) starts season 3 of beloved off-the-wall comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt by celebrating her Ged graduation and looking forward to college — until she receives divorce papers from her kidnapper.
She’s frustrated by the reminder of her tragic upbringing, but fans will rejoice in the return of the Reverend (a demented Jon Hamm) via prison phone calls. Meanwhile, Kimmy’s supporting band of narcissists — virtuosos Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Carol Kane — continue »
- Patrick Gomez
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.
Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, Tracy Morgan debuts a new Netflix special, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 premieres, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns to host “SNL.”
“Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive,” Netflix, Tuesday
“30 Rock” star and stand up comedian Tracy Morgan returns to the stage for his first comedy special since the traffic collision in June 2014 that almost claimed his life. Filmed at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, Morgan will talk about his new lease on life since the incident, learning to walk again, and even “falling for” his physical therapist.
“Downward Dog,” ABC, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.
- Joe Otterson
Turner's comedy network, truTV, has announced its TV show renewals, returning series, new series orders, and development projects. New series include: Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, I’m Sorry, The Chris Gethard Show, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters. Returning series include: Impractical Jokers, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, The Carbonaro Effect, as well as additional episodes of Hack My Life, Comedy Knockout, and You Can Do Better. Read More… »
Turner network truTV has renewed eight of its shows in addition to greenlighting five more and putting four into development, the network announced during their upfront presentation in New York on Friday.
New seasons of “Impractical Jokers,” “Jon Glaser Loves Gear,” “The Carbonaro Effect,” “Hack My Life,” and “Comedy Knockout” will be joined in the 2017-2018 season by new shows including “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” among others. The network’s development pipeline includes projects from Molly Austin and Shamikah Martinez, Liza Treyger, The Kloons, and Rose Schlossberg.
truTV underwent an extensive rebrand that began in October 2014. In late 2016, the network unveiled a new tag line – Funny because its tru – highlighting its commitment to both scripted and unscripted comedy.
“Three years ago, when we announced our plan to totally reinvent truTV as a comedy network, people thought we were nuts and it would never work – but »
- Joe Otterson
Turner’s truTV has unveiled its 2017-18 programming slate, with eight returning series, five new series, and four pilots and projects in development. Included are renewals for Impractical Jokers (Season 7), The Carbonaro Effect (Season 4), Jon Glaser Loves Gear (Season 2), Hack My Life (Season 3), and Comedy Knockout (Season 2B). The network also announced new series Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks set to premiere this fall, joining previously announced At Home with Amy Sedaris,… »
truTV is bulking up its roster of scripted shows.
Ahead of the Upfronts, the network announced its 2017-18 programming slate that includes eight returning series, five new series and four projects in development.
The 12-episode comedy Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, which is hosted by DJ and comedian Cipha Sounds, offers a refreshing new take on traditional stand-up comedy. In it, the next generation of comedians »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
A UK trailer has arrived online for the English-language version of director Claude Barras’ critically acclaimed animated comedy drama My Life as a Courgette (a.k.a. My Life as a Zucchini) which features a voice cast that includes Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris; watch it below after the official synopsis…
After his mother’s sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment.
Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.
My Life as a Courgette is set for release on June 2nd. »
- Amie Cranswick
It's a battleground month, people, as streaming platforms bust out the big guns to keep viewers glued to their sofas while temperatures climb back into clemency. Three of Netflix's more notable original programs trot out new seasons; Amazon brings one of 2016's finest films to couch potatoes, as well as what may be the most radical show of 2017; and Hulu unveils a pair of documentaries shedding some well-deserved light on obscure corners of pop culture. And hey, Acorn's getting in the mix as well, importing a BBC gem for stateside viewing pleasure. »
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