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'SNL' channels 'Schoolhouse Rock' to introduce Executive Order

13 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the most parodied segments from the GenX-loved classic "Schoolhouse Rock!" has been Dave Frishberg's "I'm Just a Bill," featuring vocals from Jack Sheldon as a bill trying to teach his son the steps necessary to become a law. You may recall the "Simpsons" parody "I'm an Amendment To Be," as well as a "Family Guy" homage, both featuring Sheldon doing the voice.  "Robot Chicken," "Johnny Bravo" and "MadTV" also have referenced the animated segment. While "Saturday Night Live" couldn't get Sheldon -- He's 82, but apparently still alive -- Kenan Thompson is definitely channeling his vocal stylings as an Immigration Bill chronicling the near-impossible task of gaining passage in today's Congress.  Yes, President Obama pops up, introducing Executive Order, who becomes a law through a much simpler process. Check out the music-and-animation-filled Cold Open from Saturday (November 22) night's "Saturday Night Live":  »

- HitFix Staff

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Aries Spears -- I Hate Kobe Bryant ... He's No Michael Jordan

20 November 2014 8:54 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

So, probably safe to assume Aries Spears won't be getting a Christmas card from Kobe Bryant this year ... because the former "MadTV" star says he Hates the Mamba (and all things Lakers) with a passion."I'm the biggest Laker hater in the world," Spears told us at Lax yesterday. "I don't like Kobe."There's more ... Spears says Bryant doesn't have a shot to win another championship during his career ... which is why Michael Jordan will »

- TMZ Staff

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5 Reasons You Should Be Watching HBO's Getting On

8 November 2014 2:40 PM, PST | TVGuide.com - Features | See recent TVGuide - Features news »

HBO's Getting On is the best show on TV you're not watching.

Adapted from the British series of the same name by Big Love co-creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the comedy stars Laurie Metcalf(Roseanne), Alex Borstein (MadTVFamily Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911) as members of the medical staff at a geriatric extended care ward of fictitious Southern California hospital — a place where senior citizens go to die and the people who work there aren't sure what they're living for.

Alt TV: Offbeat shows you should be watching

Sure, that doesn't sound like a recipe for gut-busting laughter, which may be why HBO debuted the six-episode first season at the end of 2013 with little to no fanfare. "They didn't tell anyone that it was on!" Borstein tells TVGuide.com....

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- Adam Bryant

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5 Reasons You Should Be Watching HBO's Getting On

8 November 2014 2:40 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

HBO's Getting On is the best show on TV you're not watching.

Adapted from the British series of the same name by Big Love co-creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the comedy stars Laurie Metcalf(Roseanne), Alex Borstein (MadTVFamily Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911) as members of the medical staff at a geriatric extended care ward of fictitious Southern California hospital — a place where senior citizens go to die and the people who work there aren't sure what they're living for.

Alt TV: Offbeat shows you should be watching

Sure, that doesn't sound like a recipe for gut-busting laughter, which may be why HBO debuted the six-episode first season at the end of 2013 with little to no fanfare. "They didn't tell anyone that it was on!" Borstein tells TVGuide.com....

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- Adam Bryant

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Key & Peele Head to the Movies

23 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

 

Margaret here with your update on comedy greenlights. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the eponymous highly-rated Comedy Central sketch show, are making time in their busy schedule of routinely putting SNL to shame to produce and star in their first joint film project.   They just inked a deal with New Line to make Keanu. No, it's not the long-overdue biopic following the rise and fall of the actor who brought us Neo, Ted "Theodore" Logan, and a very Sad Meme. The script, penned by Peele and Community writer Alex Rubens, follows two friends who pretend to be drug dealers to get back a stolen cat (named, you guessed it, Keanu). Peter Atencio, veteran director of Key & Peele, is in talks to direct, and production is slated to begin in April. Says Peele: "The movie should resonate with a large audience as almost everyone has had a house »

- Margaret de Larios

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The First 'Key & Peele' Movie Is Perfect for Cat Lovers

21 October 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known as Key & Peele via their sketch comedy show of the same name (and who you might recognize from MADtv), are making a movie. And it’s called Keanu—but unfortunately they’re not referring to the actor we all know and love from hits such as Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Johnny Mnemonic and Speed. They’re referring to a cat that has been kidnapped. “Keanu tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, all to retrieve a stolen kitty. Peele wrote the script with Alex Rubens, a writer on the show as well as on Community,” reports Deadline. The project was originally intended to be an independent film, but New Line worked some magic to snag...

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'Key & Peele' Stars Set Up First Movie Together For New Line Cinema

20 October 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are making their first movie together, a rep for their hit show Key & Peele confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The New Line film, Keanu, centers around a kidnapped cat and is set to start production next spring. The film continues the duo's relationship with New Line, as the pair recently signed on to produce its Police Academy reboot. The former MadTV castmembers have starred in their eponymous Comedy Central sketch comedy series since 2012, with its fourth season premiering on Sept. 24. The Peabody-winning show has been nominated for five

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Key and Peele Set Cat Caper ‘Keanu’ at New Line

20 October 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Comedy Central’s Key and Peele have set up “Keanu,” a movie about a stolen cat, at New Line.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will produce with “Key and Peele” executive producers Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak.

“Keanu” is expected to shoot in April. New Line is in talks with “Key and Peele” director Peter Atencio to direct the movie, from a script written by Peele and Alex Rubens, who writes on the duo’s Comedy Central series.

The story follows a group of friends posing as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen feline. Michael Disco and Sam Brown are overseeing the project for New Line.

New Line had been in talks with the pair earlier this year to revive its once-sturdy “Police Academy” franchise.

Key and Peele met as cast members on “MadTV.”

Peele is repped by Principato-Young and Jared Levine of Morris Yorn.  Key is repped by UTA, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Key & Peele’ In New Line Deal For First Joint Film, About Purloined Feline ‘Keanu’

20 October 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Comedy Central series stars Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have set their first joint film project at New Line. Titled Keanu, the film is set to start production next spring. The title refers not to the actor who played Neo in The Matrix, but rather to a kidnapped cat.

Said Peele: “The movie should resonate with a large audience as almost everyone has had a house pet stolen by a street gang, right?”

The pair worked together on Mad TV  and have seen their Comedy Central sketches develop a strong viral following. They have been circling numerous film projects for the past few months, including a Police Academy reboot, an untitled Judd Apatow feature and a spinoff of Mr. Garvey, aka Substitute Teacher, a popular character on the show. Keanu tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, »

- Scott Bowles

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Bridesmaids' director confirms all-female Ghostbusters reboot

9 October 2014 7:14 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Who you gonna call?

Ladies.

Yes, that's right. It's official: the Ghostbusters reboot has confirmed its director, writer, and lead characters, and only one of them is a dude.

 

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

 

Director Paul Feig, perhaps best known for Bridesmaids, confirmed on Twitter yesterday that he will be rebooting the Ghostbusters franchise with his The Heat writer, Katie Dippold. Dippold has written for “Parks and Recreation” and “MADtv,” so the quality of laughs is all but assured at this point.

Feig confirmed that his Ghostbusters will be female as well, as the reboot will step away from the original characters in order to create new ghost-busting professionals for the millennial generation.

Bill Murray, who has always been hesitant returning to the franchise, suggested that his St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, »

- Sasha James

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Katie Dippold On To Write New Ghostbusters

9 October 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There’s a new team at the head of Sony’s attempt to recapture the magic of Ghostbusters. Paul Feig is locked in as director, and now he’s bringing a former collaborator aboard to help, with The Heat’s writer Katie Dippold hired to craft the script.During its long, tortured float through development hell, the idea of a new Ghostbusters has been through multiple variations, including a straight sequel reuniting the original team and a passing of the torch to a younger generation of spook chasers.Now, with Feig in charge, it’s switching tracks once more to re-invent the series with a female focus and Dippold, who has also worked on the likes of Parks And Recreation and MADtv, will co-write the script with Feig. Uncoupled from the idea of continuing the story, the new project can presumably take the concept in fresh directions. At least this »

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Katie Dippold to Co-Write Ghostbusters Reboot

8 October 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ghostbusters fans who enjoyed last summer’s The Heat are in for a treat: Sony has set their sights on that film’s writer, Katie Dippold, to help pen the next chapter of the ectoplasmic franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katie Dippold will share scripting duties on the Ghostbusters reboot with director Paul Feig. The duo previously teamed-up on 2013’s buddy cop comedy, The Heat, which stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

It was recently revealed that the long-awaited third Ghostbusters movie will be a departure from the storylines and cast of the first two films, starring instead a team of all-female paranormal investigators. Originally in line to helm the third Ghostbusters film (back when it was set to star the original characters of the first two films) before leaving the director’s chair in March (soon after series star and co-writer Harold Ramis passed away), Ivan Reitman (director »

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All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Officially Gets 'Bridesmaids' Director

8 October 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Bridesmaids director Paul Feig officially confirmed today that he is directing Sony's female-centric Ghostbusters reboot. Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind last year's comedy hit The Heat, is reuniting with the filmmaker to co-write the script.

Paul Feig himself confirmed the news, along with his plan to cast a new female team of Ghostbusters.

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

We reported in August that Paul Feig was the front runner for the Ghostbusters directing gig. He is now bringing on Katie Dippold to help craft a story that centers on a new female team which won't be connected to the original Ghostbusters and will launch a new franchise.

Last month, original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray suggested that actresses such as Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Emma Stone and Linda Cardellini should »

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Remember The 1990 Uncle Buck TV Show? It Was Horrible

8 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier today we told you that ABC and MadTV alums Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley were planning to turn John Hughes’ 1989 comedy Uncle Buck into a new multi-camera half-hour series. I almost included TV Show adaptations of popular 1980′s and 1990′s movies as the 10th entry on my list of Current Movie Trends I […]

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Paul Feig's All-Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Lands 'The Heat' Writer

8 October 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Right at the end of the summer, some big news surfaced reporting that Sony Pictures had hired Bridesmaids director Paul Feig to be at the helm of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot. However, speaking about the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, Dan Aykroyd cautioned that a script still needed to be written. Well, now that time has come as THR reports Katie Dippold, the screenwriter behind Feig's buddy cop comedy The Heat, has been hired to write the film that will not be connected to the first two Ghostbusters movies, but will launch a new series. This still sounds like the best possible approach to keeping Ghostbusters alive. Dippold just finished writing a sequel to The Heat as well, but she has plenty more experience on television having written on over 50 episodes of "Mad TV," not to mention scripting seven episodes of "Parks & Recreation." Her experience with The Heat combined with »

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The Heat writer Katie Dippold boards Ghostbusters reboot with Paul Feig

8 October 2014 12:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters has accomplished anything, it’s a renewed interest in the franchise.

It was reported a couple of months ago that Bridesmaid‘s director Paul Feig was the frontrunner for the director’s chair of Ghostbusters 3, which was then rumoured to be a reboot with an all-female cast. Since then, names like Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Emma Stone have been thrown around for casting (by original Ghostbuster Bill Murray no less) but no official details have been confirmed.

But the latest news from the reboot camp is that The Heat scribe Katie Dippold has been hired by Sony to write the Ghostbusters reboot alongside Paul Feig, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This no doubt will add more fuel to the fire that the new Ghostbusters will be an all-female cast.

Dippold has just finished writing the script for a sequel to The Heat »

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Ghostbusters Reboot Gets A New Co-Writer; Female Team Confirmed

8 October 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yes, this movie really is still happening folks...whether you like it or not. After plans for another Ghostbusters sequel featuring the original team (Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis) were scrapped and original director Ivan Reitman walked, Bridesmaids' Paul Feig came aboard and plans were altered to make it a full reboot, which would feature an all-female team. Feig was also working on the script, and now THR report that he's enlisted the help of his The Heat scribe Katie Dippold to give him a hand. No casting news or even rumors have popped up online yet, but that's only a matter of time. Dippold is currently working on a sequel to The Heat and has previously worked on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and MadTV. It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's »

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'Uncle Buck' coming to television, again

7 October 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Uncle Buck is coming back for a second serving on the small screen. The 1989 John Hughes comedy starring John Candy is being developed again for TV, EW has confirmed, this time by ABC. Former MADtv writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley have created a new spin on the childish babysitter for Universal TV that will be executive produced by film producer Will Packer (No Good Deed). CBS previously had their own TV remake in the 1990-1991 season starring Kevin Meaney in the title role. However, in that version Buck is named guardian to his nieces and nephew after his brother »

- Jake Perlman

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Survivor's Remorse Stars on Shooting & Scoring in New Starz B-Ball Comedy

4 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jessie T. Usher and RonReaco Lee are here to tell you that you don’t need to know a three-pointer from a pump fake in order to enjoy their new, sports-themed Starz comedy, Survivor’s Remorse.

“You really don’t have to be into basketball,” Lee (Level Up) tells TVLine, describing the series as an examination of “the lifestyle that comes with being a pro baller, not so much the game.”

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His co-star compares the way Remorse treats basketball to the way Friday Night Lights treated football. “It’s a look behind the curtain, »

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"Mad": 'The Usual Gang Of Idiots'

2 October 2014 7:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the latest spoofs and parodies from "Mad Magazine", including "The Equal User" and a whole lot more:

"..Sneak Peek the original "Family Guy"/"Simpsons" crossover cover from "Mad" #458 conceived Oct. 2005...

"From "Mad" #433 (September 2003) check out the ad for 'Dog-Blo' Flavored Bubble Gum For Dogs... 

"...and John Malkovich recreating the 'What Me Worry Kid'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mad TV"...

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