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Watch Trailer for ABC's 'Uncle Buck' - New Mike Epps and Nia Long Comedy Series, Coming This Fall

12 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which stars Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his wife. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  James Lesure, Aalyrah »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch Trailer for ABC's 'Uncle Buck' - New Mike Epps and Nia Long Comedy Series, Coming This Fall

12 May 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which stars Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his wife. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  James Lesure, Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and Iman Benson round out the key cast. ABC has picked up "Uncle Buck" to series. Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley. ABC hasn't dated the series yet, but »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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SFIFF58: Shira Piven on Mental Illness in ‘Welcome to Me’

9 May 2015 4:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Kristen Wiig continues to flex her dramatic chops in her latest starring vehicle Welcome to Me, in which she plays Alice, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery and becomes a multi-millionaire overnight. With the means and opportunity to finally break from her carefully regimented lifestyle, consisting of medication, therapy and endless episodes of Oprah, Alice funnels her winnings into transforming into the next big talk show host.

Photo by Suzanne Hanover, courtesy of the San Francisco Film Society.

The film’s director, Shira Piven, was on hand at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival to discuss the dramedy’s themes and the process of making it. Originally conceived as a pilot by writer Eliot Laurence, the initial script piqued Piven’s interest so much that she implored him to re-work it as a screenplay. The result is a light-hearted film that balances a touchy subject with fine-tuned performances. »

- Misa Shikuma

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ABC Orders 'Uncle Buck' (Mike Epps and Nia Long Comedy) to Series

8 May 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which will star Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his "strong-willed and smart wife." James Lesure, Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and Iman Benson round out the key cast. After last night's onslaught of announcements of new series pickups, renewals and cancellations, ABC has also now picked up "Uncle Buck" to series. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Video of the Day: ‘Key & Peele’ return with a new sketch

7 May 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Over the course of its four-season run, the Comedy Central show Key & Peele has grown an audience with a combination of humour and satire, with leads Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, both of whom previously worked together on the sketch comedy show MADtv, proving their versatility. The show has, over the course of its run, done everything from explore the dark side of Family Matters‘ Steve Urkel to poke fun at the Super Bowl and college football, with their “Substitute Teacher” sketch poised to become a feature length film.

The duo, and the series, have often released full sketches outside of the series, whether it involves their cinephile valet characters meeting their idol “Liam Neesons”, or two humans finding a previously unseen way to determine real humans from alien lookalikes. Ahead of Key & Peele‘s imminent season five premiere, the show has released a new sketch, titled “Negrotown »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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'RoboCops', 'Justice League' and Clive Barker Get Machinima Webseries

4 May 2015 6:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Machinima's debut at the Digital Content Newfronts was nothing short of "heroic" as they unveiled a programming slate designed to elevate and celebrate a global community of gamer, comic and hero fans. Partnerships with Blue Ribbon Content and DC Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Clive Barker, Roberto Orci and Bunim/Murray Productions, along with some of Machinima's leading creator talent, showcase Machinima's commitment to developing content across all genres, formats and platforms. Here's what Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein had to say in a statement.

"Fandom and gaming engenders so much passion and engagement; it's a cultural shift uniquely connecting with the most valuable millennials. It's this deep connection to our audience that has made Machinima the ninth largest video entertainment platform in the United States, and the second most watched programmer on YouTube. With our new slate, we are reminding our fans and our clients of one very important fact: Machinima is back! »

- MovieWeb

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Artie Lange on his inevitable 'Howard Stern' flameout: 'It ended the only way it can end'

20 April 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All due respect to "Mad TV" and "Dirty Work" fans, but for this writer Artie Lange's greatest performance will always be his eight-year run on "The Howard Stern Show." From 2001 to 2009, the gravelly-voiced comedian worked as the King of All Media's brash, no-nonsense, fan-beloved sidekick, a role that brought him his greatest career success ("It was the closest I ever felt to being a rock star") but also brought his personal demons to the fore. His stint on the show came to an abrupt and chilling end in January 2010, when Lange, at that time addicted to heroin, was hospitalized for eight months following a suicide attempt (an episode he has discussed publicly and wrote about in his 2013 memoir "Crash and Burn"). Five years on from his terrifying downward spiral, Lange has rebounded and continues to work, performing standup gigs and making guest appearances on TV shows including "Louie" and Californication. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Comedians: Is FX's Satirical Comedy 'Gonna Be Good'?

9 April 2015 7:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad star as fictionalized versions of themselves in TV’s latest Hollywood satire. But is it any good?

Truth be told, it’s hard to judge FX’s The Comedians after one episode. Then again, it’s not exactly encouraging that the pilot’s closing punchline is the reveal of a transgendered director as portrayed by perpetual guest star Steven Weber.

The series finds Crystal coerced into starring alongside Gad on a sketch show he initially conceived as a one-man vehicle. The City Slickers star isn’t excited about working with a modern-day comic who considers »

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The Comedians’ Stephnie Weir on Hollywood’s ‘Brutality,’ Dysfunctional Producers, and Funny TV Women

9 April 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

No offense to Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, ostensible stars of FX’s The Comedians, but Stephnie Weir is its breakout performer. Crystal and Gad play themselves playing themselves as the hosts and lead players in an FX sketch series called The Billy & Josh Show. But as their perma-flustered, Über-awkward producer Kristen Laybourne, MADtv vet Weir wrests laughs from the aforementioned heavy hitters with an improviser’s knack (she’s a Second City alum) for playing overwhelmed and anxious. It’s an overdue opportunity for the Texan native who, since leaving MADtv, has guest-acted on assorted sitcoms (Modern Family, ‘Til Death) while writing and consulting for others (The Millers, Raising Hope); produced a two-man show/video series with husband Bob Dassie dubbed WeirDass; and been either cast for or tapped to write/produce several network pilots, including David Wain’s almost-was Brenda Forever and a still-in-process ABC half-hour about an »

- Kenny Herzog

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Review: Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in toothless TV satire 'The Comedians'

8 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2012, when Billy Crystal returned to host the Oscars for the first time in years, he seemed surprised when so many of his jokes — many of them of the same type he deployed so effectively in his '90s hosting heyday — got a muted response from the audience. Again and again, his face seemed to be saying, They all laughed at this stuff before! What's changed?  Crystal certainly hadn't, but the culture had changed around him. What had killed in the '90s was mostly dying in the '10s. Timing is everything in comedy, including the era in which you tell certain jokes. I thought of that Oscar night a lot while watching "The Comedians," the new FX comedy (it debuts Thursday night at 10) co-starring Crystal and Josh Gad as fictionalized versions of themselves, reluctantly teaming up to star in a show-within-a-show when fictional FX executives decide that Crystal »

- Alan Sepinwall

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James Lesure Joins Mike Epps and Nia Long in 'Uncle Buck'

27 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which will star Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his "strong-willed and smart wife." Announced earlier this week, James Lesure has joined the growing cast that also includes Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and ImanBenson. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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James Lesure Joins Mike Epps and Nia Long in 'Uncle Buck'

27 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of 4 TV sales that super-producer Will Packer made after launching his own production company, and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal - although this one is going to ABC - is the comedy pilot "Uncle Buck," which will star Mike Epps in the title role, and Nia Long as his "strong-willed and smart wife." Announced earlier this week, James Lesure has joined the growing cast that also includes Aalyrah Caldwell, Sayeed Shahidi and ImanBenson. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley. If ABC likes the pilot, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Men at Work's James Lesure to star in ABC's Uncle Buck

26 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Lesure is to star in ABC's Uncle Buck.

The Men at Work actor will appear in the single-camera comedy pilot alongside Mike Epps.

Lesure will play a father whose children are looked after in a childish way by his older brother (Epps), Deadline reports.

The comedy is based on director John Hughes's 1989 film about a derelict uncle (John Candy) taking care of his niece and nephew.

Third Watch actress Nia Long also previously joined the pilot.

MADtv's Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley are writing and executive producing the Uncle Buck pilot.

ABC chose to move forward with the project in February, regardless of objections from the Candy and Hughes families.

Uncle Buck was previously adapted into a short-lived sitcom starring Kevin Meaney in 1990. »

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Key and Peele Set ‘Substitute Teacher’ Comedy at Paramount

24 March 2015 4:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount is launching development of classroom comedy “Substitute Teacher,” based on a series of sketches from “Key and Peele” stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Key will reprise his role as the angry high school substitute teacher Mr. Garvey while Peele will play a rival teacher currying the favor of students. Key and Peele will produce with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine and Principato Young Entertainment’s Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak.

Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens, co-producers of Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” will write the script.

The duo set up “Keanu,” a movie about a stolen cat, at New Line in October. The story follows a group of friends posing as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen feline.

Key and Peele met as castmembers 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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Anything Goes on Comedy Central: 7 Things We Learned From the Hilarious Paleyfest Panel

7 March 2015 6:06 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

PaletFest’s Salute to Comedy Central panel featured the stars of some of the network’s biggest and most outrageous shows including Workaholics, Broad City, Kroll Show, Key and Peele and Review. These comics know a thing or two about pushing boundaries for a good laugh and this panel discussion was no different. From behind-the-scenes stories to Comedy Central’s hands-off approach, here are seven things we learned from the hour-long banter.

1. No harm, no foul, no censorship

Comedy Central shows are known for pushing the boundaries and when asked whether anyone on the panel was told to dial it back by the network, you could tell wheels were turning. Whether it’s an orgy on Review, the Workaholics gang burning American flags, or Ilana Glazer jacking-off a tree in Broad City, everyone has pretty much gotten away with airing things that at some point may have made the network squeamish. More often than »

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SXSW First Look: 'Ktown Cowboys,' a Hard-Partying Bromance (Trailer, Exclusive Poster)

5 March 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Based on the debauchery-filled web series of the same name, "Ktown Cowboys" is a bro-mantic dramedy (is that a genre first?) about five hard-partying pals drifting toward adulthood in Koreatown's after-hours soju bars and karaoke rooms in hopes of finding a better version of themselves. Check out the trailer below. The SXSW-bound cast includes Shane Yoon, Peter Jae, Danny Cho, Sunn Wae, Bobby ChoyKen Jeong of "The Hangover" and "Hawaii Five-o"'s Daniel Dae Kim. The film is directed by Daniel (Dpd) Park, the creative director of Transparent Agency, which works with Snoop Dogg, Lmfao, Yg, Tyga, Sidney Samson, Frank Ocean, Macy Gray and more. It is produced by Brian Chung, Daniel Sollinger and Greg Bishop and written by Danny Cho of "Mad TV" and "Parks and Recreation." Watch: SXSW Trailer for "Uncle John" Ratchets Up Small Town Tensions The film includes some of storied Koreatown's landmarks including, as seen in. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Mike Epps & Nia Long Will Star in ABC's Small Screen Adaptation of 'Uncle Buck'

3 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

On of 4 TV sales producer Will Packer made since launching his own production company and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal, although this one is going to ABC, the comedy pilot, titled "Uncle Buck," has tapped Mike Epps for the title role, and Nia Long. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Mike Epps & Nia Long Will Star in ABC's Small Screen Adaptation of 'Uncle Buck'

3 March 2015 2:47 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On of 4 TV sales producer Will Packer made since launching his own production company and inking a first-look deal with NBC/Universal, although this one is going to ABC, the comedy pilot, titled "Uncle Buck," has tapped Mike Epps for the title role, and Nia Long. A small-screen adaptation of the 1989  John Hughes/John Candy movie of the same name, "Uncle Buck" the TV series will be penned by "MADtv" vets Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, and is described as a family comedy about a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.  Will Packer will exec-produce alongside Cragg and Bradley. With Epps in the title role, Nia Long will play his strong-willed and smart wife. If ABC likes the pilot, and it's ordered to series, I'd expect a 2015/2016 premiere - maybe as a companion piece »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Pilot News: Survivor's Remorse Star Mike Epps Is ABC's Uncle Buck

3 March 2015 2:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC has found its Uncle Buck, casting Survivor’s Remorse actor Mike Epps in the title role of its upcoming comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Adapted from the 1989 film starring John Candy, Uncle Buck centers on a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.

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Nia Long (House of Lies) has also joined the cast, playing the strong-willed, intelligent wife of Buck’s brother.

Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley (MADtv) will pen the pilot, »

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The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches

12 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of. I don't know that anything I write over the next few pages will provide new insight into one of the most influential comedy shows ever made, but I wondered if you could tell the story of the show — through good times and bad, through revolutions and evolutions and retrenchments — by looking at its sketches. I wound up picking 21 in all: some among the show's most famous, some obscure but important. These aren't meant as a definitive breakdown of the best "SNL" ever had to offer, but as a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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