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Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Twenty-Two,” Wednesday’s episode of Fxx’s “You’re the Worst.” And if you haven’t the episode (or the show), rectify that situation as soon as you can.
I laughed out loud several times during “Twenty-Two,” which is one of many compliments this spectacular episode deserves. “You’re the Worst,” which was renewed today, never tires of showcasing the inherent absurdity of life, and it has characters that are custom-made to shine a spotlight on the idiotic and sympathetic things friends are capable of, as well as the impulsive and contradictory life choices of alleged adults. On this show, those choices range from admirable to amusingly deranged, and yet tonally, “You’re the Worst” is never confused about what it is or what it’s going for. It’s one of TV’s most reliable pleasures — but part of its appeal is its willingness to take chances, as »
- Maureen Ryan
The Alpha House TV show on Amazon is effectively cancelled, but at yesterday's TCA press session, Amazon Studio boss Roy Price chose to categorize it as not being a "current" show. That said, there is a chance Garry Trudeau's Capitol Hill comedy, starring John Goodman, could be renewed for a third season. Matt Malloy, Clark Johnson, Mark Consuelos, Yara Martinez, Julie White, and Alicia Sable, also star.Should political events inspire another season, assuming the cast and crew were available, Alpha House could return one day in the hazy future. "I like to leave my options open, but I understand what you’re saying," Deadline reports Price said, in response to critics' frustration about Alpha House's nebulous status.Read More… »
Julie White (Transformers) has been cast opposite David Keith in Real Good People, CBS' multi-camera comedy project written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. It centers on a conservative small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children's lives are less than perfect. White will play Gloria, the family matriarch and other half of what is possibly the world’s happiest couple… »
New York City’s Lgbt community is getting a little backwards come Monday. The 11th annual Broadway Backwards event will take place March 21 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (the current home of “Kinky Boots”). Produced by fundraising org Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the evening of revelry will feature some of Broadway’s finest, and benefit both BC/Efa and The Center, which provides members of the Lgbt community health and wellness resources. Tony winner Julie White, a longtime advocate and supporter of BC/Efa, will bring her singular charm and hilarity to the festivities as host. The evening will feature a series of favorite show tunes, with male singers performing songs originally written for women and vice versa. Among the Broadway veterans joining White onstage are Andre De Shields, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Brad Oscar, Ken Page, Krysta Rodriguez, Emily Skinner, and Tony Yazbeck. Telly Leung and Tituss Burgess, »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: April 19, 2013 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
The brainchild of Pulitzer Prize winning satirist and Doonesbury comic strip creator Garry Trudeau, this Capital Hill comedy centers on four Republican senators who share a house in the nation's capital. The series is inspired by several actual Democratic legislators who share a row house in Washington D.C.
Mirroring real world events, with numerous cameos by real-life politicians and journalists, the show is a parody of today’s political leaders.
After Senator Vernon Smits (Bill Murray) is reluctantly sent to prison, the housemates are forced to recruit a new member to help »
5 items from 2016
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