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Morrissey Defends Spacey and Weinstein, Blames Victims

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Morrissey Defends Spacey and Weinstein, Blames Victims
Big mouth strikes again. Morrissey has come out to defend Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in a recent interview and people are not very happy about it. The musician is out promoting a new album and tour (of which he'll miss several shows) and is in a bit of hot water for coming to the defense of alleged sexual predators and blaming the victims. Even some of Moz's biggest fans have slammed the former Smiths singer for going too far this time, which is really saying something.

Morrissey begins the interview with a stance that plays down the sexual harassment. When talking about all of the sexual misconduct allegations in the entertainment community, the singer talked about how some people are just awkward when it comes to relationships and said that anybody who says, "I like you," can be accused of harassment these days. The 58-year old singer had this to say.
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Inside the Unlikely Success of 'The Chris Gethard Show'

Inside the Unlikely Success of 'The Chris Gethard Show'
Could the next Johnny Carson be a comedian from West Orange, New Jersey with two Morrissey tattoos? "I know that's an unrealistic goal," Chris Gethard tells Rolling Stone with a bemused smile. "Is it gonna happen? Probably not. But why not try to take over, see what happens?"

Gethard, 37, is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show (Tcgs). "It's a show named after a guy and that guy's not in control," he says on the talkshow's zany, clubhouse-like set. Rolling Stone followed the comedian for a week leading
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The Chris Gethard Show: truTV Orders 10 More Episodes for 2018

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Good news for fans of The Chris Gethard Show. Recently, truTV announced they've ordered more episodes for the TV show's third season.The late-night chat show features comedian Chris Gethard "as he attempts to ring-lead a panel of comedian friends and special guests, along with a live studio audience, who participate in games, tackle bizarre stunts and react to the controlled chaos around them." Previous guests have included Method Man, John Oliver, Wanda Sykes, Jon Hamm, and Patton Oswalt.Read More…
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Everything NYC Comedians Need to Know for November 2017

November may be the month of the New York Comedy Festival, but there are tons of other shows, festivals, and casting calls to satisfy your humor needs. To help you find the best of the month, Backstage breaks down our top choices for events around the city in each category. Performances With a nerdy personality and an affinity for crowd work, Chris Hardwick brings his lovable standup to New York City. If you’re looking for a night of laughs and guaranteed references to “Star Wars,” Hardwick can be seen at Caroline’s on Broadway from Nov. 8–10. For fans of improv theater, the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theater New York is putting on “The Best of Ucbtny” as part of the New York Comedy Festival. The production will be putting on two popular shows: “Let’s Make a Website” and “Improvised Seinfeld.” The performance can be seen on Nov. 10 at Ucbt Chelsea.
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Sarah Silverman on Staying Happy with ‘F—ing Colossal, Giant, Dangerous Baby’ Donald Trump as President

Sarah Silverman on Staying Happy with ‘F—ing Colossal, Giant, Dangerous Baby’ Donald Trump as President
TV hosts get welcomed into people’s living rooms on a regular basis. With “I Love You, America,” Sarah Silverman is making that a two-way invitation. The set of Hulu’s new show features a plaid-draped couch, Abe Lincoln tchotchkes, and roadside diner signs, all capped off by a pull-down Murphy bed.

As always, Silverman is using her personal comedic approach to challenge what certain audiences find acceptable, but particularly in this new venture, she wants people to feel comfortable first.

“This is really everything I dreamed it could be. It doesn’t mean it’s gonna be even anyone else’s cup of tea, but it really is mine. I wanted it to be of this moment in time,” Silverman said in a recent interview with IndieWire.

In its opening episodes, Silverman’s format-fluid interview/commentary/documentary project has ventured out from some familiar coastal climes to different places across the country.
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Sarah Silverman on Staying Happy with ‘F—ing Colossal, Giant, Dangerous Baby’ Donald Trump as President

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Sarah Silverman on Staying Happy with ‘F—ing Colossal, Giant, Dangerous Baby’ Donald Trump as President
TV hosts get welcomed into people’s living rooms on a regular basis. With “I Love You, America,” Sarah Silverman is making that a two-way invitation. The set of Hulu’s new show features a plaid-draped couch, Abe Lincoln tchotchkes, and roadside diner signs, all capped off by a pull-down Murphy bed.

As always, Silverman is using her personal comedic approach to challenge what certain audiences find acceptable, but particularly in this new venture, she wants people to feel comfortable first.

“This is really everything I dreamed it could be. It doesn’t mean it’s gonna be even anyone else’s cup of tea, but it really is mine. I wanted it to be of this moment in time,” Silverman said in a recent interview with IndieWire.

In its opening episodes, Silverman’s format-fluid interview/commentary/documentary project has ventured out from some familiar coastal climes to different places across the country.
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Broad City: Season Four Ratings

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Fans of the Broad City TV show don't have to worry about the series being cancelled too soon. Comedy Central renewed it through season five, back in January of 2016. Will their faith be rewarded, or will the ratings drop and make them regret the renewal? Stay tuned. A scripted comedy, Broad City follows two best friends -- Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) -- as they navigate their twenties in New York City. In the fourth season, Comedy Central says, "Abbi and Ilana will experience NYC in a whole new way: the dead of winter." They'll also get new jobs, mark their "Friendiversary," experiment with mushrooms, explore being witches, and take a trip to Florida. Hannibal Buress, John Gemberling, Stephen Schneider, Arturo Castro, Paul W. Downs, Chris Gethard, Eliot Glazer, Susie Essman, Bob Balaban, and Nicole Drespel recur on the series.
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Five Things you Didn’t Know about Chris Gethard

If you know of Chris Gethard you might be a comedy buff, if not then don’t feel too bad. He’s an up and coming comedian and actor that has been involved in a number of different projects from live performances to podcasts to a self-made documentary detailing his fan-aided trip from California to Tennessee. Still not ringing any bells? Well he’s also written a couple of books and been in numerous TV shows and movies. Still nothing? Don’t feel too bad, he is an up and coming star but thus far his notoriety is based largely online where he’s been

Five Things you Didn’t Know about Chris Gethard
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Chris Gethard: How TV’s Most Unconventional Talk Show Host is Bending the Rules of Space and Time

Chris Gethard: How TV’s Most Unconventional Talk Show Host is Bending the Rules of Space and Time
On Thursday night, Chris Gethard is going back home.

Sure, home is a set at a Midtown Manhattan studio, made of leftover material from the set of David Letterman’s old show. Some of it’s been repurposed into The Diddy Door, a walkway reserved for Sean Combs.

“It’s oddly emotional for me to walk in and take a deep breath, because I always think about how for four years on public access, I did not have access to the trunk of my own car because it was full of our set,” Gethard said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “We’d have to show up, set it up, every week, knock it down every week, put it back in the trunk. The idea that we have a set now that’s a semi-permanent thing is just so mind blowing. It feels like an odd little victory.”

That set
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Chris Gethard: How TV’s Most Unconventional Talk Show Host is Bending the Rules of Space and Time

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Chris Gethard: How TV’s Most Unconventional Talk Show Host is Bending the Rules of Space and Time
On Thursday night, Chris Gethard is going back home.

Sure, home is a set at a Midtown Manhattan studio, made of leftover material from the set of David Letterman’s old show. Some of it’s been repurposed into The Diddy Door, a walkway reserved for Sean Combs.

“It’s oddly emotional for me to walk in and take a deep breath, because I always think about how for four years on public access, I did not have access to the trunk of my own car because it was full of our set,” Gethard said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “We’d have to show up, set it up, every week, knock it down every week, put it back in the trunk. The idea that we have a set now that’s a semi-permanent thing is just so mind blowing. It feels like an odd little victory.”

That set
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5 Things We Learned From TCA: Day 3

There are always plenty of surprises, who-knew and they-said-what moments during the parade of TV show panels at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.

Day three of the summer tour that runs through Aug. 9 featured presentations from TruTV, TNT, TBS and Hulu.

Here are five things we learned from Wednesday’s sessions:

TBS is extremely proud of the unlike-ability of its sleeper hit comedy “Search Party.” “When (the script) was sent to (TBS’) Thom Hinkle, he brought it to my office, and the first thing I said was, ‘I hate all of these people and we have to do this show,’ “ said Brett Weitz, TBS’ exec VP of original programming. Tracy Morgan, star of TBS’ “The Last O.G.,” had the crowd in stitches for most of his session. But he got serious for a moment when asked if the show would tackle hot-button political issues for African-Americans. Morgan plays a man who returns to his Brooklyn neighborhood
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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)

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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)
Summer TV has always been about more than just comedy or drama. Reality and big events rule during the warm months, when audiences often demand more light fare.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas That You Need to Watch

IndieWire’s Summer Preview lists tackled the best upcoming comedies and dramas this week, but there is still room left to recognize a bunch of other shows that didn’t fall neatly into either of those categories.

Here’s a finely curated list of live TV specials, unscripted series and documentaries that we haven’t singled out yet. Like our other Summer Preview roundups, they range from broadcast to cable to streaming.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

To help plan your TV watching plans for the next three months, we’ve also included the network/service where these will premiere, in addition to their scheduled release dates.
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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)

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Summer TV Preview: 16 Reality and Limited-Run Shows That Deserve Attention (Even the Weird Ones)
Summer TV has always been about more than just comedy or drama. Reality and big events rule during the warm months, when audiences often demand more light fare.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Dramas That You Need to Watch

IndieWire’s Summer Preview lists tackled the best upcoming comedies and dramas this week, but there is still room left to recognize a bunch of other shows that didn’t fall neatly into either of those categories.

Here’s a finely curated list of live TV specials, unscripted series and documentaries that we haven’t singled out yet. Like our other Summer Preview roundups, they range from broadcast to cable to streaming.

Read More: Summer TV Preview: 20 New and Returning Comedies Worth Watching

To help plan your TV watching plans for the next three months, we’ve also included the network/service where these will premiere, in addition to their scheduled release dates.
See full article at Indiewire »

Chris Gethard: Seriously Dark Comedy

Chris Gethard: Seriously Dark Comedy
Over the course of his strange comedy career, Chris Gethard has hitchhiked to Bonnaroo for a Web series and dangled himself over a pellet-gun-toting audience while dressed as a duck. But no experience could have prepared him for Career Suicide, his new HBO comedy special. In it, the Jersey comic discusses his history with anxiety, alcoholism and depression. He details a suicide attempt at age 21, in which he tried to get hit by a truck but wound up crashing his car on someone's lawn. "I think I overestimated my ability to handle discussing it onstage,
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Broad City: Season Four Premiere Announced by Comedy Central (Uncensored Video)

Abbi and Ilana are back! Today, Comedy Central announced season four of Broad City will premiere in August.The comedy follows two best friends — Ilana (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) — as they navigate their twenties in New York City. The cast also includes Hannibal Buress, John Gemberling, Stephen Schneider, Arturo Castro, Paul W. Downs, Chris Gethard, and Nicole Drespel.Read More…
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Judd Apatow on Guilt-Parenting, Panic Attacks and the Tao of Mr. Rogers

Judd Apatow on Guilt-Parenting, Panic Attacks and the Tao of Mr. Rogers
Judd Apatow may be the busiest man in show business. The 49-year-old has directed and/or produced a generation's worth of comedy classics, from Freaks and Geeks to Superbad to Girls. His documentary on the Avett Brothers, May It Last, premiered at SXSW in March; the HBO vehicle for Pete Holmes that he oversaw, Crashing, just finished its first season; and the Apatow-produced Sundance sensation The Big Sick, Kumail Nanjiani's semi-autobiographical story about love, sickness and culture clashes, hits theaters on June 23rd. "At the time when we started
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truTV Renews Eight Shows, Orders Five More to Series Including ‘Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters’

truTV Renews Eight Shows, Orders Five More to Series Including ‘Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters’
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
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‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Three More Shows to Watch This Weekend — IndieWire TV Picks for May 5-7

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‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Three More Shows to Watch This Weekend — IndieWire TV Picks for May 5-7
Friday, May 5

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” 8 p.m., VH1

Episode Title: “9021-ho”

Network Synopsis: The queens act in a ’90s high school drama, directed by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth.

Why You Should Watch: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is the smartest reality show on TV. So says IndieWire (more specifically, so says the one and only Jude Dry), and the latest season has been growing in ratings and expanding its audience in exciting new ways. The guest judges have been fantastic, and this week’s theme is a fun riff on a TV classic. Give it a try! We know you’ll be hooked.

Read More: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race:’ 5 Reasons Why It’s The Smartest Reality Show On TV

Saturday, May 6

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide” 10 p.m., HBO

Episode Title: (Comedy Special)

Network Synopsis: Comedian, talk-show and podcast host, and writer Chris Gethard brings his one-man off-Broadway show, “Chris Gethard: Career Suicide,
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‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Three More Shows to Watch This Weekend — IndieWire TV Picks for May 5-7

‘Call the Midwife,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Three More Shows to Watch This Weekend — IndieWire TV Picks for May 5-7
Friday, May 5

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” 8 p.m., VH1

Episode Title: “9021-ho”

Network Synopsis: The queens act in a ’90s high school drama, directed by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth.

Why You Should Watch: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is the smartest reality show on TV. So says IndieWire (more specifically, so says the one and only Jude Dry), and the latest season has been growing in ratings and expanding its audience in exciting new ways. The guest judges have been fantastic, and this week’s theme is a fun riff on a TV classic. Give it a try! We know you’ll be hooked.

Read More: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race:’ 5 Reasons Why It’s The Smartest Reality Show On TV

Saturday, May 6

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide” 10 p.m., HBO

Episode Title: (Comedy Special)

Network Synopsis: Comedian, talk-show and podcast host, and writer Chris Gethard brings his one-man off-Broadway show, “Chris Gethard: Career Suicide,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Offs: HBO Developing Four Different Stories Set in Different Time Periods

‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Offs: HBO Developing Four Different Stories Set in Different Time Periods
Even though “Game of Thrones” is ending after Season 8, that doesn’t mean that’s the end of our TV adventures in Westeros.

HBO has hired four different writers to pen possible spin-offs of our favorite fantasy drama, the network announced Thursday. A spokesperson said, “We’ve closed deals for four very talented writers to each explore different time periods of George R. R. Martin’s vast and rich universe There is no set timetable for these projects. We’ll take as much or as little time as the writers need and, as with all our development, we will evaluate what we have when the scripts are in.

Dan Weiss and David Benioff continue to work on finishing up the seventh season and are already in the midst of writing and preparing for the eighth and final season. We have kept them up to date on our plans and they will be attached,
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