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With a handful of recent Emmy nominations and just outright comedic brilliance in its first season, we're thirsting for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season two. The series, created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper and first-time Emmy nominee Titus Burgess, is just about to start shooting its second season, and we have even more news about the next installment, courtesy of Fey, fellow showrunner Robert Carlock, and the stars, from their panel at this Summer's TCA. »
No stranger to spoofing presidential candidates, “Saturday Night Live” alum Tina Fey weighed in on Donald Trump’s presidential bid at a panel for her Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday morning.
“It’s great for comedy,” she quipped of Trump’s increasingly controversial campaign. “I’m sure ‘Saturday Night Live’ wished they were on the air right now … I do feel like next year at this time hopefully you’ll be doing a panel with just Darrell Hammond being given a lifetime achievement award for whatever sketches come away.” Sadly, Fey admitted she had “no fully formed jokes” for Trump’s run yet.
The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-creator also discussed the appeals of the Netflix model now that the producers are creating a season specifically for the streaming site (while season one was originally intended to air on NBC). While »
- Variety Staff
The cast and creators of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" took part in Netflix's Television Critics Association press tour stop on Tuesday, and dropped some details about the beloved show's upcoming second season.
"Kimmy" was famously saved by Netflix after NBC decided to pass on the project, but not before filming its entire 13-episode first season. Thanks to network mandates, the show was pretty PG, and that's not going to change much for season two, either.
"I don't think you'll hear profanity or see nudity, but it gives us a license to play with time and structure without worrying about potentially offending an advertiser," co-creator Tina Fey explained of the differences between making the show for a traditional network versus for a streaming service like Netflix. That also means that future episodes of "Kimmy" will likely be longer than the standard 21 minutes and 15 seconds of airtime that network sitcoms get, though no installments will run past 30 minutes. »
- Katie Roberts
Want to get to know these sweet little furry people? Check out the latest tiny-sized videos.
However, the funniest is still Chloe!
Watch the teaser for the loveable film below.
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.
- Melissa Thompson
Two new viral videos for the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets are practically too cute for words.
The teasers introduce you to two very special puppies, the heavy metal-loving poodle Leonard and his mischievous counterpart Buddy.
Illumination Entertainment has enlisted several of comedy's biggest names to lend their voices to the animated movie.
The Secret Life of Pets opens in Us cinemas on July 8, 2016, with a UK release set for June 24, 2016. »
While there were some expected snubs at the Emmys, there were also delightful surprises — for example, Tituss Burgess snagging his first Emmy nomination for playing Titus “Pinot Noir” Andromedon on Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. After the announcement, Vulture called Burgess, who made a point of saying that he's sharing his nomination with (snubbed) co-star Ellie Kemper.Congratulations! How did you hear the news? My publicist, my agent, and my manager had a call, and they conferenced me in. I watched a little bit of the live telecast online. After I realized that the other nominations weren't going to be broadcast, I went downstairs and poured myself a drink and came upstairs. Then my phone rang. A lot of your co-stars, including Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey, and Jon Hamm, got nominated. And the show got a nomination for best comedy. Did you expect that? No. But »
- E. Alex Jung
While Jane Krakowski is “over the moon” after scoring a Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for her role as Jacqueline Voorhees in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, she knows there’s one person who won’t be sending her a congratulatory bouquet of dogs.
“Where is Mimi Kanasis?” she asks TVLine of her character’s arch frenemy (played by Amy Sedaris), before dreaming up this perfect headline: “Mimi Kanasis Found Dead from Shock on Jacqueline Voorhees’ Marble Kitchen Countertop.”
PhotosEmmy Nominations 2015: TVLine Staff Picks the Snubs That Broke Our Hearts
“Honestly, we have such an incredible cast and crew,” she adds. »
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” almost didn’t make it to air, but today, Kimmy is singing a different tune.
“Schmidt” had a strong showing with seven nominations for its freshman season, including a surprise berth in the comedy series race. That’s icing on the cake for a show that hit some turbulence when NBC decided to pass on after it had lensed a full season. Now “Schmidt” is seen as an underdog in race, which suits the show that stars Ellie Kemper as a woman who escapes after years in a cult and has to adjust to her new life in the big city.
“Two of the first emails we got were from (NBC execs) Jen Salke and Bob Greenblatt,” Robert Carlock, who created the series with his “30 Rock” partner Tina Fey, tells Variety. “We wouldn’t be in this place if it were not for their imaginations saying, ‘Where »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Many familiar TV favorites were nominated Thursday morning for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, but some very popular actors and shows were left out.
It was a stellar morning for "Game of Thrones" (which earned 24 noms), "American Horror Story: Freak Show" (19) and "House of Cards," "Mad Men" and "Transparent" (which all earned 11 noms each).
But who won’t be fretting over what designer to wear on Emmy night or how to work their publicist's name into their acceptance speech? AccessHollywood.com takes a closer look at ...
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There's not enough room for everyone on Emmy nomination morning. While we're doing a Clone Club dance over the fact Tatiana Maslany finally got recognized this year for her work on "Orphan Black," there are a few omissions that still hurt. We're counting down the 10 Biggest Snubs below. Check out the full list of nominees right here! 1.) Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" picked up 7 nominations -- including Outstanding Comedy Series and Best Supporting Actor for Tituss Burgess as the incredible Titus Andromedon. But Ellie Kemper, who plays the title character on the Netflix show, was left out in the cold. 2.) Empire The show was all anyone could talk about when it was airing, but it only managed to get three nominations this morning. The series itself was shut out of the Outstanding Drama category, and star Terrence Howard wasn't recognized for his work as Lucious Lyon. 3.) Gina Rodriguez The "Jane the Virgin »
- tooFab Staff
In this new Golden Age of TV, where great shows are available in abundance, only no one has time to watch them all — least of all the people who actually work in television, and thus vote for the Emmys — the only way to look at each year's Emmy nominations is to treat them like the theme song from "The Facts of Life." You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have this year's Emmy nominees list. So there were pleasant surprises, like Tatiana Maslany finally getting into the lead drama actress field, and "Parks and Recreation" making its way back into the comedy series category for its triumphant final season after only being nominated there once before. But there was also the usual rubber stamping of past nominees(*), like "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "House of Cards" taking up three of the seven drama »
- Alan Sepinwall
Game of Thrones, Mad Men, House of Cards and Transparent are among the shows that received multiple nominations in major categories for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones alone received 24 nominations. Better Call Saul, Louie, Homeland, Veep and Orange Is the New Black also got notable nods. The awards ceremony, which Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host, will be broadcast live on Fox on September 20th at 8 p.m. Est.
The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” leading the pack with 24 nominations — including one for outstanding drama series.
Limited series “American Horror: Freak Show” and “Olive Kitteridge” were the second- and third-highest nominees with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.
Also competing in the drama series category alongside “Game of Thrones” are Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Better Call Saul,” Showtime’s “Homeland” and PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”
Thanks to “Game of Thrones’” haul, HBO set a new Emmy best by raking in 126 noms in total, topping its previous high of 124 set in 2004.
ABC was a distant second with 42, followed by NBC and CBS with 41 apiece. FX Networks claimed 38 and Fox grabbed 35. Netflix was »
- Cynthia Littleton
Give the Emmys credit for at least trying to keep up with the current explosion of quality television.
This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences expanded the Best Comedy and Drama Series categories to seven slots each, and they made other minor changes (online voting!) meant to bring the awards into the 21st century. Still, there's more good TV now than even the Academy can keep up with, so the outrage and shock over the snubs and surprises in this morning's Emmy nominations is inevitable. Here are some of the most astonishing omissions and inclusions.
Best Drama Series
The biggest shocker here is the snub of "Empire," the season's breakout hit. Was it too soapy or guilty-pleasure-ish for the Academy to take seriously? Fellow newbie/Twitter sensation "How to Get Away With Murder" was also snubbed. Golden Globe fave "The Affair" got no love, here or in other major categories. »
- Gary Susman
Read More: Watch: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Hone Their 'True Detective' Skills on 'The Tonight Show' Best friend powerhouse duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler tested their knowledge of each other in True Confessions on "The Tonight Show" while promoting their upcoming comedy "Sisters." In the game, each person confesses a random fact and has to be interrogated by the other two about whether it is true or not. Did Fey really get mistaken for a prostitute? Did someone help Yoko Ono across the street? All three hilariously question each other and search for the truth. Check out the full "Tonight Show" clip above. "Sisters" hits theaters on December 18. Read More: Tina Fey on Why 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Wouldn't Exist Without Ellie Kemper and Her Contagious Optimism »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Only three of last year’s Emmy nominees are missing from the comedy ballots this year (and it’s because all three — “Orange Is the New Black’s” Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew and “Derek’s” Ricky Gervais — are now competing in different categories). Combine that high volume of returning favorites with an influx of buzzy new series, and odds are high there will be a lot of disappointed contenders come Thursday morning. Here’s who we’re predicting will make the very competitive cut. Click to see our picks for those in the running for the drama series categories.
With six consecutive nominations and a record-tying four wins under his belt, “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons is this category’s undisputed favorite. But he’ll face heavy competition this year from Jeffrey Tambor, whose transcendent performance in Amazon »
- Geoff Berkshire
The Emmys forever seem to be grappling with a tension that, in award circles, is virtually unique to television — one that, thanks to a spate of big series finales, seems more sharply focused than usual this year. In the simplest terms, the choice boils down to paying tribute to the old, or ushering in the new?
While the Grammys, Oscars or Tonys are presented with a new list of candidates every year, the Emmys feature contenders that are frequently nominated — and sometimes win — year after year. Witness “Modern Family’s” gaudy five-year stranglehold on the best comedy category, or “The Daily Show” and “The Amazing Race’s” decade-long runs in their fields.
While the TV Academy is ostensibly charged with honoring the best programs from any particular year, it’s difficult not to take past performance and context into account. And that can cloud and complicate the decision-making process, especially »
- Brian Lowry
Did you miss our exclusive Google Hangout chats featuring this year's Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Actress? We've listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"), Constance Wu ("Fresh Off the Boat"), Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish"), Kristen Schaal ("The Last Man on Earth"), Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer ("Broad City") and Aya Cash ("You're the Worst"), as well as our podcast with Lisa Kudrow ("The Comeback") -Break- How many of them do you think will earn Emmy nominations? Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Edie Falco on the ending of "Nurse Jackie": "There's so much pressure about this 'last episode syndrome' about having to make it the most special thing, [but] it feels in ..." »
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.
- Natalie Stone
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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