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12 Comedies to Binge Before Emmy Nominations

5 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper stars in the freshman Netflix series created by Robert Carlock and Tina Fey. The comedic show tells the story of Kimmy Schmidt, a woman rescued from a doomsday cult, who starts a new, cult-free life in New York City after being rescued from the group. (Netflix) Girls Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet star in the HBO series, which will enter its fifth season in January 2016. The Dunham-created HBO show follows four New York City friends in their twenties who go through life's experiences, including friendship, jobs, relationships, etc.

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- Natalie Stone

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Is Detective Truly a Snooze? Is UnReal Couple 'Shippable? LOLcats on Zoo? Dreadful Heartbreak? And More TV Qs

3 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Penny Dreadful, UnReal, Scream and Suits!

1 | Does Defiance now change its show logo, at least until the arch is repaired? Also, where do we get the NeedWant’s apparently winning pancake recipe?!

2 | Are people seriously trying to apply logic to Teen Beach 2, which is about kids who are transported in and out of a movie musical?

3 | Did Lifetime’s Perfect High inform us that, among heroin’s other side effects, it makes your hair piecey, »

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Produced By: New York Announces Tina Fey as Featured Speaker

29 June 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tina Fey on Why 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Wouldn't Exist Without Ellie Kemper and Her Contagious Optimism The Producers Guild of America has announced that Produced By: New York (Pbny) will feature an in-depth discussion with comedian and producer Tina Fey for the event's headlining "Conversations With…" series. Additionally, Discovery Communications will serve as the presenting sponsor of the event. Last year's inaugural Pbny featured Darren Aronofsky, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jenni Konner and Harvey Weinstein, among others. "The Produced By Conference has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for producers of film, TV and digital media content to share industry acumen with their peers in a collaborative and educational setting. We are thrilled to bring this unique event back to New York," said Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi, Presidents of the PGA. More participants for this year's Pbny will be announced in the coming months. The 2nd Annual Produced. »

- Zack Sharf

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2015: Who should be nominated?

29 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Voting closed for Emmy nominations on Friday. Ordinarily, I would have already completed my usual If I Had An Emmy Ballot exercise by now, but various other projects got in the way, which means what I'm about to post is even more hypothetical than usual, since it's after the voting deadline. As always, I'm working with the choices listed on the actual Emmy ballots, which means I have to go along with where various shows and actors were categorized and submitted. So I have to consider "Orange Is the New Black" a drama, have to consider Key and Peele supporting actors on their own show, and can't go off the ballot to try nominating an actor like Max Greenfield from "New Girl," who didn't even put his name up for submission. Also, while I've done these as a bunch of separate posts the last few years, this thing's already so »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Daredevil, Empire and more: The 13 best TV shows of 2015 so far

26 June 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Believe it or not, 2015 is half done already - and the past six months have delivered some top-notch television, much of it brand new drama, comedy and documentaries.

Picking the finest from a particularly fine crop was no easy task, but these were our rules: it had to launch in 2015, it must have aired one series / season in its entirety and it had to be a continuing series.

So no-one off pieces - e.g. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - and nothing that got the chop - sorry, Banished.

Here - in original broadcast order - are the DS Staff Picks from the year so far.

Marvel's Agent Carter - Morgan Jeffery, TV Editor

Hopes were high for Marvel's Agent Carter - not least because fans had been clamouring for a series featuring Hayley Atwell's heroine ever since her 2013 One-Shot short film.

Happily, this 8-part first season met and »

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Emmy Breakout Ellie Kemper on Why Social Media Cruelty Might Break Kimmy Schmidt

25 June 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ellie Kemper is irresistible as the title character on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” As a woman sprung from the underground bunker of a Doomsday cult after 15 years, Kemper’s Kimmy heads to New York to make up for lost time and find herself with the help of Titus (Tituss Burgess),  Jacqueline Voorhees (Jane  Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane). TheWrap caught up with Kemper to talk the Tina Fey-Robert Carlock series’ sisterhood, silliness and Schmidt’s spine of steel. Also Read: How Ellie Kemper's 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Was Influenced by Elizabeth Smart TheWrap: It’s »

- Matt Donnelly

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Netflix showcases Emmy hopefuls 'House of Cards,' 'Daredevil' and more in traveling costume display

25 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Netflix is aiming for the Creative Arts Emmys. They showcased costumes from their wide-ranging lineup in a traveling display featured at the events Netflix hosted for television academy members and Emmy voters. (Watch the video below.) -Break- Those special events took place at Paramount Pictures Studios on April 8, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on April 27, the Directors Guild of America on May 20 and the Pacific Design Center on May 4, May 26 and June 7. Watch exclusive Emmy interviews with Netflix stars Uzo Aduba, Ricky Gervais, Ellie Kemper, Kyle Chandler and more The programs featured in the costume showcase include: "Marco Polo" (costume designers Tim Yip and Jo Korer) "Peaky Blinders" (costume designer Lorna Marie Mugan) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (costume designer Tina Nigro) "Daredevil" (costume designer Stephanie Maslansky) "House of Cards" (co »

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The Best Female Comedy Performers of the Year Are Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

25 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

All this week, the Vulture TV Awards honor the best television from the past year. The nominees are: Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback And the Best Female Comedy Performer is ... Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Broad City I don't know that I'd tend to an actual friend after he or she had dental surgery, but I wanted to spend every waking second with Abbi in her post-wisdom-teeth haze. I'm not a big kiss-and-tell these days, but if I thought Ilana's twerking might encourage me to be more sexually adventurous, I'd give her a call. I believe St. Marks Place is a grotesque wasteland (except for that one good bar), but I'd happily walk down it, flipping the bird, alongside the heroines of Broad City. It's not just clever writing and »

- Margaret Lyons

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Ellie Kemper Joins Today Show, Delights Al Roker Forever

25 June 2015 6:55 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ellie Kemper + Today = Hilarious mornings, right?! Today tapped the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star to help you start your mornings with laughs this summer as part of the show, helping to fill in any gaps while the main anchors are away. The show made the announcement Thursday. "This is my summer camp," she said. "Thank you for being my counselors!" Willie Geist said Kemper will be spending a lot of time in studio this summer, and on Twitter, the show said she'll be hanging with the Today's Take gang. Kemper rolled up to the Today plaza in a taxi—New York style, guys!—with the catchy theme song to her Netflix series blasting. Kemper, a veteran of The Office who »

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Emmy Breakout Tituss Burgess on ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s’ Pinot Noir, Sudden Fame: Watch #selfieinterview (Video)

24 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This story originally appeared in the Comedy/Drama Series issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. #selfieinterview is produced in partnership with Verge. “I find it both delightful and a little scary that suddenly this massive thing has happened for me,” says actor Tituss Burgess of his role in the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” in which he plays a struggling actor who’s the best friend to Ellie Kemper‘s title character. The Georgia born actor has mostly appeared in theater until now, but says his role in the Tina Fey-created series has caused people to stop him on the street and sing to. »

- Tim Appelo

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess Dishes On Tina Fey, His TV Alter-Ego & Returning To B’way

23 June 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Experiencing new and exciting things is not only the central theme to Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it’s something Tituss Burgess says he's going through right now. Burgess and his eccentric creation—struggling singer/actor Titus Andromedon—are the breakout stars of the comedy, which follows Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she restarts her life in New York City after being trapped in a doomsday cult for 15 years. Although Burgess’ spotlight didn't come from extreme… »

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Consider This: Why 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Star Jane Krakowski Would Do Anything For Tina Fey

22 June 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After working with Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for seven seasons on the seminal "30 Rock," Jane Krakowski had just one thing to say when asked if she was interested in joining the cast of their follow-up: "Yes." It wasn't until she started getting scripts, though, that she discovered the complexity of the character she was being asked to play: Socialite-with-secrets Jacqueline, whose superficial similarities to "30 Rock's" Jenna disappear from view after she hires Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) as a nanny and ends up finding her life forever changed. Read More: Review: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Takes The Charms of '30 Rock' To a Darker Place on Netflix Below, Krakowski tells Indiewire where her trust in Fey and Carlock came from, and why she's putting in extra hours at the gym before "Kimmy Schmidt" Season 2 starts shooting in August. So something that I find really interesting about it is the fact that you know [Fey and Carlock] wrote this. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Secret Life of Pets unveils adorable teaser trailer with Louis Ck and Jenny Slate

19 June 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Animal lovers, a teaser trailer for the animated feature The Secret Life of Pets has been unveiled.

The promo offers a glimpse at what all of the pets in a Manhattan apartment building get up to when their owners go to work.

The Secret Life of Pets centres on Max (Louis Ck), a terrier who isn't happy when his owner brings home a mongrel named Duke (Eric Stonestreet).

But he has bigger problems to deal with, as a rabbit named Snowball (Kevin Hart) is preparing an army of abandoned pets to launch an attack.

Albert Brooks, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate and Dana Carvey also lend their voices for the film.

The Secret Life of Pets, from the minds behind Despicable Me, is planned for a summer 2016 release. »

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Tina Fey on Why 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Wouldn't Exist Without Ellie Kemper and Her Contagious Optimism

19 June 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

More than two years after the series finale of her NBC hit "30 Rock," Tina Fey's latest creation is being considered for the 2015 Emmy Awards. Indiewire writer Sara Stewart remarked in a Women in Hollywood post, "The new Netflix show from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock [...] is in many ways Fey’s old show dressed up in a new outfit." Fey even joked on the red carpet of a Netflix For Your Consideration event, when asked if there could be a "30 Rock" and "Kimmy Schmidt" crossover episode, that "Dean Winters has volunteered to walk through the background." However, the premise behind "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" does not resemble that of most TV sitcoms. As the opening credits depict, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) and her three "mole women" companions are rescued from an underground post-apocalyptic cult in which she has lived for the last 15 years of her life. Now pushing 30, Kimmy chooses »

- Sara Itkis

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Tina Fey on Why 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Wouldn't Exist Without Ellie Kemper and Her Contagious Optimism

19 June 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

More than two years after the series finale of her NBC hit "30 Rock," Tina Fey's latest creation is being considered for the 2015 Emmy Awards. Indiewire writer Sara Stewart remarked in a Women in Hollywood post, "The new Netflix show from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock [...] is in many ways Fey’s old show dressed up in a new outfit." Fey even joked on the red carpet of a Netflix For Your Consideration event, when asked if there could be a "30 Rock" and "Kimmy Schmidt" crossover episode, that "Dean Winters has volunteered to walk through the background." However, the premise behind "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" does not resemble that of most TV sitcoms. As the opening credits depict, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) and her three "mole women" companions are rescued from an underground post-apocalyptic cult in which she has lived for the last 15 years of her life. Now pushing 30, Kimmy chooses »

- Sara Itkis

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Tituss Burgess on 'extreme situations' of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' [Exclusive Video]

18 June 2015 1:39 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"In order for a character this expressive and flowery to work, we had to show more of his emotional side than just the fun stuff," reveals Tituss Burgess during our recent video chat (watch below) about his breakthrough role this season on the new comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." On the Netflix show, Burgess plays Titus Andromedon, an underemployed actor who works odd jobs in New York while trying to get on Broadway. He reluctantly welcomes the title character of the program (Ellie Kemper) to be his roommate when she moves to the city. "We wanted to create a world that real people lived in who found themselves in extreme situations. I think that is part of the reason it has worked out so well, that all the characters are three-dimensional and not just cartoons. I got to do a lot of things that ran the scope of the emotional rainbow. »

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'The Office': Where Are They Now?

18 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The adorable Mindy Kaling got her big break as an original cast member (and writer) on NBC's beloved "The Office," and since then she's gone on to create and star in her own TV show, "The Mindy Project." And now the former Ms. Kelly Kapoor can be heard as the voice of Disgust in Pixar's highly-anticipated film "Inside Out."

Mindy's not the only "Office" alum who has found huge success since the show wrapped. We all know Steve Carell is one of Hollywood's most sought-after comedic leading men and Ellie Kemper's the star of Netflix fave "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," but perhaps you'd like to catch up with more actors who brought your favorite Dunder Mifflin characters to life. Find out what the hilarious cast of "The Office" is up to now.

Slideshow and additional reporting by Gary Susman »

- Alana Altmann

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First Trailer For The Secret Life Of Pets Is A Laugh Riot!

17 June 2015 10:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life Of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Catch the first trailer and poster now.

As an owner of two cats and all-around animal lover, you know some of these hilarious scenes really happen!

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life Of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

The movie opens in theaters July 8, 2016.

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- Melissa Thompson

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Watch: The 'Despicable Me' Humans Bring Us 'The Secret Life of Pets' Trailer

17 June 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Chances are you won't ever look at your dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and fishes the same way again after watching this adorable first trailer for The Secret Life of Pets, from the humans who brought us the Despicable Me and Minions movies.  Ever want to know what your pets do after you leave home for the day? Well... you can start by watching this. Cute, right? We'll wait here while you hide the TV remote and throw a padlock on your refrigerator just in case. The Secret Life of Pets officially hits theaters on July 8, 2016, and it'll feature a voice cast that includes Louis C.K., Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, and at least one poodle who totally knows how to rock out hard.  As to what the movie will be about...

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- Erik Davis

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The Secret Lives Of Pets (2016) Teaser Trailer, Poster & Images: Toy Story With Dogs

17 June 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Secret Lives of Pets Trailer, Poster, and Images Have Been Released. Chris Renaud‘s The Secret Lives of Pets (2016) teaser trailer, poster, and images star Louis C.K.Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, and Albert Brooks. The Secret Lives of Pets plot synopsis: “For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.”

For now, all we have is the official info found above, the trailer, poster, and images. The trailer itself doesn’t give way to any particular story. Which is fine – this is an animated film for children, trying to get adults into theatres at the same time. Smart, then, to grab us with something that works for all ages – dogs being fun and funny. »

- Marco Margaritoff

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