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In this new series these fresh, relevant comedic actor-writers, used to being on the outside looking in, will examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it's satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food, Key and Peele will showcase their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.
Key & Peele
Comedy Central has passed on the pilot Playing With Guns. This is the second time the Varsity Pictures/Lionsgate TV project about two buddies-turned-cops has found itself in that position. Last year, it went to pilot at Spike TV but wasn't picked up to series. Then early this year, Spike's sister Viacom network, Comedy Central, greenlighted to pilot a retooled version of the show with Ethan Suplee joining original star Danny Masterson as the second lead. Playing With Guns was one of three pilots in serious consideration at the network, along with The Nick Show Kroll and an untitled series starring MadTV alum Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The last two were picked up to series last month. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
True Blood‘s shirtless wonder Joe Manganiello has landed a guest-starring spot on Collar as a just-released former conman who “brings trouble to the Burke neighborhood when he moves in across the street from Peter and Elizabeth,” EW.com reports. The actor’s episode will air in the second half of the season, which launches in January.
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- Megan Masters
Love Bites is definitely getting stronger and continues to brings the laughs as well as a handful of other satisfying emotions each week. The story telling is well crafted and performed brilliantly by the main and rotating casts. The guest stars in “How To…” did not disappoint!
“Banana Bread” followed Annie’s (Becki Newton) friend, Jodie (Michelle Trachtenberg) and her current flame, Charlie (Bret Harrison) in New York City. After just three dates, Jodie decided to bake banana bread for Charlie, which scared a non-committed Charlie into giving Jodie the friend line. Instead of parting ways, defeated, Jodie decided to play on his words. This was genius and immediately proved itself to be the best vignette of the night. Watching a female actually initiate the friends phase after the sexual encounters was so incredibly refreshing to see. While the Katherine Heigl movie marathon definitely brought the laughs, what was especially »
- Melody Simpson
4 items from 2011
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