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Comedy Central Orders ‘Comedy Jam’ Musical Mashup to Series

12 October 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has given an eight-episode order to “The Comedy Jam,” an unscripted series that offers comedians the chance to rock out with their favorite tunes.

“Comedy Jam” aired as a special on the Viacom cabler in August. The hourlong series sends comedians on stage to tell a yarn about how a particular song has significance for them, followed by their stab at performing said tune. To wit, in the special Adam Devine recounted the story of losing his virginity to “All the Small Things” after taking in a Blink-182 concert with his girlfriend. Pete Davidson, Jay Pharoah, Jim Jefferies, and Natasha Leggero were also featured on the special.

“Comedy Jam” seems to take a cue from Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” But it is based on a live show in Los Angeles created by Josh Adam Meyers. Meyers is exec producing the series with Mike Duffy, Tim Duffy, and »

- Cynthia Littleton

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‘Dice’ Renewed for Season 2 at Showtime

22 September 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has renewed “Dice,” giving a second season to the Andrew Dice Clay series, Variety has learned.

Season 2 will consist of seven half-hour episodes. The new season, which will shoot in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas next year, will air in 2017.

The semi-autobiographical series chronicles Andrew Dice Clay, starring as himself, as he tries to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.” The sophomore season will dig deeper into the many facets of Clay, beyond the character who once sold out Madison Square Garden, as the unemployed comic struggles in the Las Vegas suburbs to be a loving father, a devoted boyfriend and a professional gambler who is stuck dealing with the effects of his outrageous brand of fame.

Hailing from Fox 21 Television Studios, “Dice” was created by Scot Armstrong (“Old School,” “The Hangover Part II”). Clay serves as an executive producer, along with Armstrong, Sean Furst »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Comedy Central Greenlights Series From Standup Comedian Moshe Kasher

21 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has greenlit an unscripted series from standup comedian Moshe Kasher, Variety has learned.

“Problematic with Moshe Kasher” is set to premiere in 2017. The weekly series invites viewers to bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion of today’s most polarizing topics from social media with the help of experts, comedians and the studio audience.

Kasher is a familiar face to Comedy Central, having appeared on their series “Another Period” on which he’s also a writer and co-exec producer. He’s appeared on the network’s “@midnight” and “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser,” and was also a writer on “Comedy Central’s Roast of Justin Bieber.”

“I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age, except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture,” said Kasher. “This show will create a safe space for offensive comedy and more importantly engender conversations that will completely end all acrimony, racism »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dice: Season Two? Showtime Boss Gives an Update

12 August 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Will the Dice TV show be cancelled or renewed for a second season? It's a crapshoot. Deadline reports from the TCA summer presser, that when asked about the comedy's chance at a second season renewal, Showtime boss David Nevins said, "We are talking about it."The half-hour comedy stars Andrew Dice Clay, as a fictionalized version of himself, with Natasha Leggero (Carmen), and Kevin Corrigan (Milkshake). The first season of six episodes averaged 0.07 in the 18-49 year old ratings demographic, and drew an average total of 0.191 million viewers (i.e. 191,000).Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Another Period' Star Natasha Leggero -- If I Could Change One Moment in Time ... (Video)

10 August 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_vnd03yis"]] "Another Period" star Natasha Leggero was transported back in time ... courtesy of a TMZ photog. Natasha was out and about in Hell's Kitchen Tuesday, when we asked about the moment in time she'd change, and we're hoping most people would agree. Natasha also explains why she threw in the towel at a brothel.   Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Joss Whedon, Cedric the Entertainer's Wacky Another Period Roles Revealed

25 June 2016 6:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s probably a good sign when a character’s name alone is funny enough to get a laugh: Joss Whedon‘s guest-starring role in Season 2 of Comedy Central’s Another Period is… Duane Reade, our sister site Deadline reports. Cedric the Entertainer will play composer Scott Joplin.

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Whedon’s pharmacist will, since the series is set in the early 1900s, refuse to sell Riki Lindhome’s dim-witted Lillian a condom, the actress explained, “because she’s a woman, therefore a slut, and they’re illegal, »

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Emmy Quickie: ‘Another Period’ Stars on How a Short Film Became a Comedy Central Hit (Exclusive Video)

22 June 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero, the duo behind Comedy Central’s “Another Period,” lucked out when it came to assembling the team for their period comedy. “We made a short originally to sell the show, and most of the cast from the short is still on the show,” Lindhome told TheWrap. “And that was like five years ago,” Leggero added. And the cast of the series (which Lindhome and Leggero describe as “if the Kardashians moved into Downton Abbey”) is an impressive list of names that includes Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster and Christina Hendricks, as well as Leggero and Lindhome, »

- Reid Nakamura

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‘Another Period’ Stars Dish on Kanye-Like Scott Joplin, ‘Branding Expert’ Harriet Tubman (Exclusive Video)

15 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As the second season of “Another Period” gets underway on Comedy Central on Wednesday, the show welcomes a slew of guest stars, including Perez Hilton, Adam Pally, Joss Whedon, June Diane Raphael, Lauren Lapkus and Jemaine Clement. “Basically we just try to get our favorite people,” Natasha Leggero explained to TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell, revealing that Andrew Rannells will also guest star on the period comedy as a love interest of one of the main characters. Starring and co-created by Leggero and Riki Lindhome, “Another Period” will also host Cedric the Entertainer, who plays Scott Joplin “in like a Kanye manner. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Another Period: behind the scenes of the Downton Abbey parody

15 June 2016 12:46 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The period drama parody will begin its second season with Christina Hendricks, a host of star guests, and some sharp things to say about the past and present

If you are afraid of giant, taxidermized animals or prosthetic genitals, you are advised to avoid the set of Comedy Central’s historical sitcom Another Period. Dead, stuffed bears are not for everyone (including one very squeamish journalist) but the presence of corpses contorted into terrifying poses adds to the old-timey ambience of the set – a sprawling mansion perched on a hill on Los Angeles’s east side. Occasionally, you catch a glimpse of the La skyline and need something to jolt you back into the past.

Another Period, which begins its second season on Wednesday night, is a wry satire of the Upstairs Downstairs/Downton Abbey-style class drama created by comedians Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. (I had previously met them for a Grantland podcast.) The series transports the genre to the United States, circa the turn of the 20th century, while grafting on elements of our modern fixation with reality TV. It tells the story of the Bellacourts, an old money family in Newport, Rhode Island, that’s consumed with all manner of drama – infidelity, thievery, incest and overall poor behavior.

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- Dave Schilling

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'I Have a Deep Hatred for the Kardashians': The Stars of Another Period Don't Hold Back Their Feelings About Reality TV's Most Famous Family

15 June 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Another Period stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome are known to watch episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but they want to be clear why they're doing it. As one of the creators of a comedy based on the premise of "if the Kardashians moved into Downton Abbey," Leggero admits she watched the E! reality show, "but only for research purposes." "I want to be clear: I hate the Kardashians, personally," she tells People.But her co-creator has a different point of view: "Ricky doesn't horror-watch it, she just watch-watches it," says Leggero. "She really sees the good in the Kardashians. »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Comedy Central to Roast Rob Lowe

9 June 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rob Lowe will be the subject of this year’s Comedy Central roast, the network announced Thursday. The “Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” will be shot in Los Angeles later this year. No premiere date or taping date has yet been set.

Rob Lowe is handsome, talented, successful and handsome. He needs to be roasted,” said Kent  Alterman, president of Comedy Central.

Lowe most recently starred in the Fox comedy series “The Grinder” alongside Fred Savage. The series was well reviewed but failed to draw standout ratings. It was canceled after one season.

“What a thrill to once again be following in Justin Bieber’s footsteps,” Lowe said. “I look forward to a night of hilarious jokes recycled from the James Franco Roast. I would like to express my gratitude to the members of my family who have passed away and therefore will not have to endure what promises »

- Daniel Holloway

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The Do-Over review

29 May 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Adam Sandler's second movie for Netflix is not an improvement on the first. Here's our look at The Do-Over...

Negative reviews have a weird effect on some people. If you haven't yet watched The Do-Over, the latest Netflix Original movie headlined by Adam Sandler and David Spade, you might read a review like this one and go “It can't possibly be that bad, right? Right?” We're starting this review fully aware that some of you may go on to attempt to enjoy this ironically, but we're warning you from the top, without hyperbole: this is the worst movie Adam Sandler has ever made.

It's the second in Sandler's four-picture deal with Netflix, which was viewed as a coup for the streaming service when it first moved into producing its own content, but thus far, they probably haven't been as expected. After last year's Western spoof The Ridiculous 6, »

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The Do-Over Review: Watch After a Few Drinks, or Not at All

27 May 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you don't count his voice acting in films like Hotel Transylvania, by most accounts, it has been a really long time since Adam Sandler has been a part of a great movie. Over the last year, Sandler has been pushing out films exclusively for Netflix as part of a four picture deal he and the streaming service worked out some time ago. And so far, the results haven't been great, at least in terms of quality. Though Netflix seems pretty happy with the viewership. His second Netflix original, The Do-Over has just hit Netflix in time for Memorial Day weekend, and it just might actually be worth your time, if you've had a couple of drinks already.

The Do-Over is the story of two old high school friends, Charlie McMillan (David Spade) and Max Kessler (Sandler), who haven't seen one another in a very long time and wind up »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Adam Sandler, David Spade Get Another Shot in ‘The Do-Over’ Trailer

23 May 2016 4:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How’s this for a 25-year high school reunion? In the new trailer for “The Do-Over,” Adam Sandler reunites with David Spade and persuades him to change his dreary life as a bank manager.

Spade is then awoken tied to a bed and discovers that Sandler has wiped the slate clean for a do-over by faking both their deaths. “I didn’t want you to freak out,” Sandler explains.

Paula Patton, who stars as Spade’s new love interest, asks him, “What was so terrible about your life that you wanted a whole new one?” He responds, “It kind of wasn’t my choice.”

The footage features plenty of gun play, car crashes and jumping off massive cliffs. Also starring are Kathryn Hahn, Luis Guzman, Michael Chiklis, Sean Astin, Catherine Bell, Natasha Leggero, Nick Swardson, Torsten Voges, Renee Taylor and Matt Wals.

Netflix is releasing “The Do-Over” on May 27. Sandler »

- Dave McNary

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Final Do-Over Trailer Has Sandler and Spade on the Run

23 May 2016 2:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October 2014, comedian/actor Adam Sandler signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix, with the actor set to develop, star in and produce four movies for the streaming service. The first movie in this pact was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six, and earlier this year, we learned that the second movie would be The Do-Over, arriving May 27. Today we have the final red band trailer for this comedy, which features plenty of R-rated language, so be sure to watch at your own risk. We also have six new photos to check out as well.

The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. Adam Sandler plays Max, re-teaming with his old Saturday Night Live pal David Spade as Charlie, two life-long friends who are about to give their mundane »

- MovieWeb

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Another Period: Season Three Renewal for Comedy Central Series

23 May 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49535" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Another Period TV series on Comedy Central. Pictured (t-b/l-r): Armen Weitzman, Christina Hendricks, Michael Ian Black, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Lauren Ash, Jason Ritter, David Wain, Riki Lindhome, Natasha Leggero, Brian Huskey, Paget Brewster, David Koechner. Photo Credit: Robyn Von Swank.[/caption]

Comedy Central has renewed the Another Period TV show for a third season, a couple of weeks ahead of its season two premiere. Watch a preview, below. A send-up of both contemporary reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and period dramas like Downton Abbey, Another Period features the first family of Newport Rhode Island, the Bellacourts.

The Another Period TV series cast includes: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindholme, Lauren Ash, Jason Ritter, David Koechner, Paget Brewster, Brian Huskey, David Wain, Michael Ian Black, Beth Dover, Christina Hendricks, Armen Weitzman, and Brett Geiman. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Adam Sandler And David Spade Call The Do-Over In Final Trailer For Netflix Actioner

23 May 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If the critical pummelling directed at The Ridiculous Six affected Netflix and Adam Sandler’s enthusiasm for original content, the pair aren’t showing it. In only a few days’ time, Sandler will be blasting onto the streaming service once again in the form of action-comedy The Do-Over, and today brings forth a decidedly Nsfw new trailer.

Acting as the second movie in the pair’s five-picture deal, The Do-Over is coming by way of director Steven Brill – an old Sandler cohort following Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds – reuniting the divisive actor with a whole host of familiar faces.

Key among those is David Spade, who will be rubbing shoulders with Adam Sandler as his newfound buddy in crime. Struggling to come to terms with the regular 9-t0-5, Sandler’s bank manager finds his life unceremoniously upended by the arrival of Spade, who convinces our lead to fake his »

- Michael Briers

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‘Another Period’ Renewed For Third Season By Comedy Central

23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Comedy Central's turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series Another Period has gotten an early third season renewal, ahead of its Season 2 premiere on June 15. Another Period tells the story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by the show's co-creators/writers/exec producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome), who are defined by their family's wealth and care only about becoming super famous – which is a lot harder in 1902. Before… »

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‘Another Period’ Renewed for Season 3 at Comedy Central

23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has renewed historical comedy “Another Period” for Season 3 ahead of its Season 2 premiere, Variety has learned.

The series, co-created, written by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, debuts its second season on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. Jeremy Konner directs the show, which is executive produced by Leggero, Lindhome, Konner and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

“We’d like to thank Comedy Central for this continued opportunity to dress like queens and act like a–holes,” said Leggero and Lindhome in a statement.

Ahead of the second season’s debut, the entire first season will be available on the Comedy Central app and official website beginning June 8.

Another Period” tells the story of the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by Leggero and Lindhome), who »

- Laura Prudom

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Comedy Central Renews 'Another Period' for Season 3

23 May 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Comedy Central is betting big on Lillian and Beatrice Bellacourt. The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed Another Period for a third season weeks ahead of the series' season-two premiere. A satire of both historical dramas such as Downton Abbey and celebrity-driven reality shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the half-hour comedy follows the lives of the indulgent and deluded Bellacourt family and the staff catering to every absurd whim. The show's creators, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, also star as the sisters. Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Christina Hendricks round out

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- Kate Stanhope

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