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Netflix has teamed up with Aziz Ansari for a new comedy series. The streaming video platform has announced an as-of-yet untitled, ten-episode series that will star the Parks & Recreation funnyman in the lead role.
Ansari, who portrayed Tom Haverford for seven seasons on Parks & Rec, will serve as both the co-creator and the star of the new show, which Netflix has given a direct-to-series order. Alan Yang, an executive producer for Parks & Rec, co-created the series alongside Ansari, and a strong supporting cast includes Archer star H. Jon Benjamin, Dear White People producer Lena Waithe, Tim & Eric weirdo Eric Wareheim, and Saturday Night Live alum Noel Wells.
The comedy series will continue Ansari's existing relationship with Netflix. The 32-year-old stand-up comedian has released two specials through the streaming platform. The first, Buried Alive, arrived in 2013, and the second, Live From Madison Square Garden, followed in 2015.
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- Sam Gutelle
Netflix is staying in business with Aziz Ansari.
The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of a half-hour comedy from the comedian, following recent deals to air his stand-up specials “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden” and “Buried Alive.”
The series, which hails from Universal TV and 3 Arts, will film in New York.
- Debra Birnbaum
Sometimes, what goes on during a pro wrestling show can be shocking. On occasion, this is down to the sheer talent on display, or an awesome angle taking place. From time to time, a show is noteworthy for the wrong reasons too – bad matches, a terrible promo or just flat out dull storylines. Whatever the case, it’s clear there’s a lot that goes into producing what wrestling fans watch on television week in and week out.
Ego is something heavily prevalent in wrestling. After all, the very macho nature of the industry almost demands that the people working within its confines are larger than life, and that’s been the case down throughout the years for hundreds of performers.
It’s often baffling to wonder why promotions make the decisions they do sometimes, especially when it comes to burying their own talent. This list isn’t »
- Jamie Kennedy
While Jason Voorhees stalked the screens in homes around the world yesterday, Scream Factory also celebrated Friday the 13th in grand fashion, announcing two new Blu-ray releases and revealing bonus features, final cover art, and official street dates for their upcoming home media offerings. Horror fans now have some calendar marking to do and can look forward to another bountiful Summer of Fear.
On June 30th, Scream Factory plans to release a double feature Blu-ray of Ghosthouse and Witchery, the former directed by by Umberto Lenzi and the latter starring Linda Blair and David Hasselhoff. They'll also distribute 1989's I, Madman, though its release date is not yet known.
Ghosthouse: "Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house."
- Derek Anderson
For the second time, Aziz Ansari will release a stand-up comedy special exclusively on Netflix. The Parks and Recreation funnyman will take center stage in Live From Madison Square Garden, which will arrive on Netflix on March 6th.
As its title suggests, Ansari's special was filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York. Ansari took the stage at "The World's Most Famous Arena" in October 2014, when he performed there on back-to-back nights. According to Variety, Ansari's Msg set covers many of his usual topics, including the American immigrant experience and food.
Previously, Ansari teamed up with Netflix for Buried Alive, an hour-long stand-up special that first debuted online in November 2013. Before that, he was one of the first high-profile users of online self-distribution platform Vhx.
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- Sam Gutelle
Filmed in front of a sold-out audience in New York, Ansari joins a small group of comedians to ever sell out the iconic arena. He joins other comedy stalwarts such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Kevin Hart.
Also Read: 11 Outrageous Ron Swanson Lines From ‘Parks and Recreation’ (Photos)
Ansari’s Msg marks his second collaboration with Netflix following his first original stand-up special, Buried Alive, which is currently streaming on the service worldwide. »
- Joe Otterson
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