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Difficult People: Is the Hulu TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch What's going on with Julie and Billy? Has the Difficult People TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Hulu? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Difficult People, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Hulu paid subscription platform, Difficult People stars Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin, and Cole Escola. Recurring players include Derrick Baskin, Gabourey Sidibe, Shakina Nayfack, Tracee Chimo, Fred Armisen, Jackie Hoffman, and John Cho. Created by Klausner, the series centers on aspiring comics Julie Kessler (Klausner) and Billy Epsetein (Eichner). These best friends, who are trying make it on the
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Difficult People

Network: HuluEpisodes: 28 (half-hour)Seasons: ThreeTV show dates: August 5, 2015 -- September 26, 2017Series status: CancelledPerformers include: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, and Andrea Martin.TV show description: A single camera comedy, this series was created by co-star Julie Klausner. It follows two comedian best friends who are trying to make it in New York City. They hate everyone -- except each other.Billy (Billy Eichner) works as an unenthusiastic waiter while he tries to get work in comedy. Nate (Derrick Baskin) and Denise (Gabourey Sidibe) are the married couple who co-own the cafe where Billy works. Matthew (Cole Escola) is a co-worker that Billy despises.Read More…
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Difficult People: Cancelled by Hulu; No Season Four

This isn't going to be easy. The Difficult People TV show has been cancelled by Hulu. The third season just dropped to the streaming service on August 7th of this year. Creator Julie Klausner and her co-star, Billy Eichner, have confirmed the cancellation on social media and Klausner has given an interview about it (check it out, below). A Hulu comedy, Difficult People stars Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin, and Cole Escola. Recurring players include Derrick Baskin, Gabourey Sidibe, Shakina Nayfack, Tracee Chimo, Fred Armisen, Jackie Hoffman, and John Cho. The series centers on aspiring comics Julie Kessler (Klausner) and Billy Epsetein (Eichner). These best friends, who are trying make it on the New York City comedy scene, hate everyone and everything — except each other. Read More…
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Difficult People Cancelled at Hulu

Difficult People Cancelled at Hulu
A rare bit of good news for Kevin Spacey: His least favorite TV show is no more.

Hulu has pulled the plug on Difficult People after three Spacey-skewering seasons, TVLine has learned. All told, the caustic, underrated Julie Klausner-Billy-Eichner comedy produced 28 episodes — all of which will continue to stream on Hulu.

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The cast also included Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak and Cole Escola. Amy Poehler was among the series’ EPs.

Eichner weighed in on the show’s cancellation on Twitter late Tuesday:

Yes it’s true.
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Cole Escola is Back at Joe’s Pub + More NYC Events 8/25–8/31

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Cole Escola will kill you with laughter.Those in the comedy know have long been aware of the brilliant and slightly absurd work of Cole Escola and, thankfully, he is getting his due on a broader scope. Escola, known for his standout role on Hulu’s “Difficult People” as well as a recurring part on “Mozart in the Jungle,” returns to Joe’s Pub by popular demand on Aug. 31 with his solo show “Help I’m Stuck!” Expect to see Escola’s usual characters, which, thankfully, include a slightly daffy Bernadette Peters, to name just one. (Tickets: $15) Don’t miss the Us Open.Next to the Super Bowl,
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Why the Woody Allen ‘Difficult People’ Parody Exposes the Power of His Legacy

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Why the Woody Allen ‘Difficult People’ Parody Exposes the Power of His Legacy
The news cycle surrounding Woody Allen these days tends to go as follows: Reminder of previous allegations, followed by announcement of new film, followed by talent in new project being asked about allegations, followed by new film receiving either critical acclaim or relative indifference, followed by new reminder of previous allegations.

Right now, we’re in the “announcement of new film” phase, with Tuesday’s casting of Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez in Allen’s upcoming untitled feature film. But that same morning, Hulu premiered the most savage takedown yet of not just Woody Allen’s modern day work as an auteur, but the cult of personality around him.

Difficult People” in general and creator Julie Klausner in particular have never been shy about poking fun at certain topics the rest of Hollywood might consider taboo. Just consider the metric ton of jokes about Kevin Spacey’s sexuality
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Et Obsessions: 'Life of Kylie,' Kesha's 'Rainbow' Album, 'Difficult People,' and Everything Princess Diana

Et Obsessions: 'Life of Kylie,' Kesha's 'Rainbow' Album, 'Difficult People,' and Everything Princess Diana
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, this is what we're most excited about:

Why We're Obsessed With 'Difficult People'

The sassy sitcom that raises self-involvement to new comedic heights is back! Difficult People's Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner return for a third season on Hulu, alongside the rest of the cast, including Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, and Gabourey Sidibe, plus an impressive array of guest stars: Stockard Channing, Tony Hale and Vanessa Williams! Meanwhile, the show will also welcome back Fred Armisen and scene-stealer Jackie Hoffman. During Et's chat on the phone with the cast, Cole Escola -- who is also returning to the series -- dished on his on-screen ex-wife Trish, who will be played by Williams. "I don't think that anything gets better than that," Escola says of Williams, teasing that "she was so game" for the show's antics
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‘Difficult People’ Review: Season 3 Is The Deepest Yet, Taking On Woody Allen, Politics, and Happiness

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‘Difficult People’ Review: Season 3 Is The Deepest Yet, Taking On Woody Allen, Politics, and Happiness
Difficult People” isn’t for everyone, but that’s a big factor in its charm. The always whipsmart, fast-paced comedy created by Julie Klausner is extremely insular in its focus on Julie (Klausner) and Billy (Billy Eichner), pop culture-obsessed New York comedians whose bad attitudes are often the cause of their problems. But that focus means that as the show has progressed, the characters have had the chance to… well, maybe not “grow,” in the traditional sitcom sense. However, they do seem capable of change.

Which is good news, as Season 3 of a series like this could easily fall into a more-of-the-same trap. The core principles of “Difficult People” haven’t been altered — Julie and Billy are still best friends, and still relatively disdainful of anyone outside their friendship. But, based on the five episodes screened, “Difficult People” isn’t interested in treading water this season, contributing to a richer,
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Difficult People: Is the Hulu TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch What's going on with Julie and Billy? Has the Difficult People TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Hulu? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Difficult People, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Hulu paid subscription platform, Difficult People stars Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin, and Cole Escola. Recurring players include Derrick Baskin, Gabourey Sidibe, Shakina Nayfack, Tracee Chimo, Fred Armisen, Jackie Hoffman, and John Cho. Created by Klausner, the series centers on aspiring comics Julie Kessler (Klausner) and Billy Epsetein (Eichner). These best friends, who are trying make it
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Exclusive: Tony Hale, Billy’s Love Life and More Revelations About ‘Difficult People’ Season 3

Exclusive: Tony Hale, Billy’s Love Life and More Revelations About ‘Difficult People’ Season 3
Normally a packed Italian restaurant and bar in the East Village of New York City, San Marzano has been transformed into Lola’s D’s Café (more on that name change in a bit), a less busy café run by Denise (Gabourey Sidibe) and Nate (Derrick Baskin), where Billy Epstein (Billy Eichner) works on Difficult People. During Et’s visit to the set of the Hulu comedy, which just so happens to be a day they’re filming scenes from the season three finale, things are noticeably different.

For one thing, there’s that name. Normally called D’s Café, the place has been taken over by Lola, an outspoken transgender waitress played by the bitingly funny Shakina Nayfack. “Lola saved us from Sephora,” Denise explains to the staff -- Billy, Lola, Denise, Nate and Matthew (Cole Escola), who has triumphantly returned from a Supermarket Sweep-turned-Scientology fiasco -- gathered around a table. But there’s
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Amy Sedaris is a Singing Martha Stewart in First Look at ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’

Amy Sedaris is a Singing Martha Stewart in First Look at ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’
If you ever thought that daytime lifestyle shows needed more of Jane Krakowski belting, then Amy Sedaris has some wonderful news for you.

truTV released the first look at Sedaris’ upcoming domestic design show satire “At Home with Amy Sedaris” on Thursday, and it’s the kind of surreal you’d expect from a show with her name on it.

At first, what seems like a simple Martha Stewart-esque dissection of crafts materials and interior sprucing becomes a full-fledged musical number with a handy mnemonic for using glue on different surfaces. Krakowski even gets to show off her Broadway chops in the process.

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It’s what audiences can expect from the rest of the ten-episode season, which the network explained “will revolve around a traditional theme, such as: entertaining the grieving,
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John Cho to Play Billy Eichner's Boyfriend on Difficult People Season 3

John Cho to Play Billy Eichner's Boyfriend on Difficult People Season 3
Billy Eichner’s Difficult People character is about to get his “first real boyfriend”… and he’s landed a good one.

John Cho has signed on to play a key recurring role in Season 3 of the Hulu comedy, the network announced Wednesday. Cho will appear in multiple episodes as Todd, an advertising executive who’s every bit as mean and twisted as Billy (Eichner) and Julie (Julie Klausner). In fact, Todd and Billy meet while one-upping each other in a prank war; they soon couple up, as Billy explores his first romantic relationship as an adult. (Well, “adult.”)

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‘Difficult People’ Renewed For Season 3 By Hulu

‘Difficult People’ Renewed For Season 3 By Hulu
Difficult People is returning for a third go-round. Hulu has ordered a 10-episode third season of the critically praised half-hour comedy series for premiere in 2017. Difficult People, produced by Universal Cable Productions, stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner as two besties living in New York City whose typical, irreverent behavior lands them in some very awkward situations. Also starring are Andrea Martin as Marilyn, James Urbaniak as Arthur, and Cole Escola as…
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National Coming Out Day: 5 Online Shorts That Celebrate Queer Lives

National Coming Out Day: 5 Online Shorts That Celebrate Queer Lives
If you’re coming out and you want the world to know, the flashiest way to do it (short of a show tune soliloquy) is to make a movie. Or, more realistically, a web series.

National Coming Out Day is observed on October 11th, the anniversary of the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, often referred to as “The Great March.” It is a celebration of what its founders called the most basic form of activism; standing up and being counted. On this day in 1991, “Bewitched” actor Dick Sargent came out on “The Geraldo Rivera Show.” This year, Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Lilly Wachowski, Robin Lord Taylor and Holland Taylor all came out as some iteration of Lgbtq.

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Because of the many celebrities and queer people who came out before them, emerging
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8 Reasons You Should Watch Difficult People—Listen to Celebrities, Won't You?

8 Reasons You Should Watch Difficult People—Listen to Celebrities, Won't You?
If you're not going to listen to us when it comes to TV recommendations, will you listen to celebrities? People love listening to celebrities. Listen to them and watch Difficult People, the Hulu series created by Julie Klausner starring Klausner, Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, Cole Escola and so many more famous and talented people. The first season was relatively under the radar and season two, which is brasher and somehow even more funny, is now dropping new episodes every Tuesday Hulu. This is why you should watch Difficult People, according to the difficult people themselves. 1. Billy Eicnher (Billy Epstein) "Why should people watch Difficult People? I think we are very intent on the show...
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Review: ‘Difficult People’ Season 2 Proves That Sometimes, It’s Good When People Never Change

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Review: ‘Difficult People’ Season 2 Proves That Sometimes, It’s Good When People Never Change
It might be weird to admit this, since they’re fictional characters and not real friends, but it’s so nice to be back with Billy and Julie again. Hulu’s “Difficult People,” which returns for a second season today, is a show that wears its unique but tricky concept on its sleeve — focusing on the misadventures of two people who tend to reap what they sow means that much of the comedy comes from their own self-imposed downfall. And it’s so much fun to watch.

Read More: ‘Difficult People’ Season 2 Trailer Features Nathan Lane Being Bullied & A Lin-Manuel Miranda Cameo

That being said, semantics are important when it comes to this show, because the central characters, played by Julie Klausner (also the show creator) and Billy Eichner, aren’t Bad people. There’s real humanity to them. Unfortunately temptation and weakness often lead them astray, but when this
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Difficult People: Hulu Releases Season Two Trailer

Because "our lives are garbage and it's the world's fault," watch the official trailer for the second season of the Difficult People TV show. Season two premieres on Hulu, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The trailer includes a quick cameo by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as scenes with Nathan Lane and Fred Armisen.

Creator Julia Klausner stars with Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner. The Venture Bros' James Urbaniak recurs, as do Gabourey Sidibe, Cole Escola, and Derrick Baskin. The Difficult People TV series is executive produced by Klausner, Tony Hernandez, Amy Poehler, Scott King, and Dave Becky. Read More…
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TVLine Items: Kimmel Eyed as Emmy Host, Doctor Who on Amazon and More

TVLine Items: Kimmel Eyed as Emmy Host, Doctor Who on Amazon and More
This just in: The 2016 Emmy Awards might just include some mean tweets.

Jimmy Kimmel is in talks to emcee this year’s ceremony, which will air on ABC in September, our sister site Variety reports.

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Though nothing is set in stone yet, Kimmel’s got some Emmy experience under his belt: He hosted the 2012 broadcast and has presented at the primetime ceremony multiple times.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* After getting pulled from both Netflix and Hulu, Seasons 1 through 8 of Doctor Who will
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Hulu’s ‘Difficult People’ Added To PaleyFest La 2016 Lineup

As part of its festival’s first ever “Hulu Original Series” event, the Paley Center today announced that Difficult People has been added to the lineup of PaleyFest La 2016. Creator and star Julie Klausner is set to appear along with co-stars Billy Eichner, Andrea Martin, James Urbaniak, Cole Escola and Executive Producer/Showrunner Scott King during the panel discussion scheduled Friday, March 18 at 7:30 P.M. Pt at the Dolby Theatre. "Being included in this year's…
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Why 'Difficult People' works: Some of us actually talk like that

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Why 'Difficult People' works: Some of us actually talk like that
"Difficult People" succeeds where "Looking" failed: It speaks my language. Hulu's new comedy, which has officially been renewed for a second season, is more than a look at two misanthropic New York comics (played by Billy Eichner and show creator Julie Klausner) as they attempt to succeed despite their burnout instincts. It's also about characters who seem like, um, actual friends, and that means every one of their jokes isn't algorithmically designed to please the most 18-34 demo eyeballs.  "Difficult People" values the cynicism, sincerity, and pop culture exultation of its characters and chooses to mine those for laughs instead of the same old pile of self-deprecating asides and awkward silences. It's not about easy references to Disney princesses and "Mean Girls" for the clickbait generation; it's about adults who understand (and sometimes misunderstand, in the case of Julie's much-discussed R. Kelly tweet) the merit in their immaturity.  A new
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