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You’re the Worst‘s Jimmy is about to receive a reality check delivered by the man who spent years reeling in Dunder Mifflin’s Michael Scott.
Office alum Andy Buckley will guest-star as the British author’s agent in Season 2 of the FX-to-fxx comedy, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Related You’re the Worst‘s Aya Cash Teases Season 2
As of now, Buckley will appear as Russell Fleischer in one episode, in which he’ll break it to his entitled client that loose cannon authors like himself can’t expect offers for high-level gigs.
Since The Office wrapped in 2013, Buckley »
Filming sitcoms in front of live audiences isn’t a new phenomenon for the world of television. But until now, this same production method has been rare on the web. Enter L.A. Beer, an upcoming comedy web series from executive producer Sam Miller that is filmed in front of a live studio audience.
L.A. Beer is set in the fictional Los Angeles Silver Screen Brewery, and follows the establishment’s employees as they navigate the ever-competitive microbrewing industry. L.A. Beer stars up-and-coming names such as Sam Daly (of The Office fame), Arianna Ortiz (Jane the Virgin), Kevin High (How I Met Your Mother), Alicia Ying (The Young and the Restless), and stand-up comedian James Lontayao.
Miller, a staff writer for the CBS comedy Mom, said in a release he wanted to create a web series of the same quality as a traditional studio show. The L.A. Beer executive producer pooled »
- Bree Brouwer
From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage.
The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives.
- Michelle McCue
Elementary school teachers deal with the occasional little monster, but in the horror film Cooties, an entire faculty faces an army of disobedient, hungry zombie children that are wilder and far more dangerous than any human troublemakers. Starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, and Leigh Whannell, Lionsgate Premiere's Cooties kicks off the Stanley Film Festival tonight and to mark the occasion, a new poster for the living dead film has been released.
Press Release -- "From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of "Glee"), Cooties is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group »
- Derek Anderson
Jessica Alba has been slowly building an impressive company while acting and being a mother.This Golden Globe-nominated actress, whose career includes roles in films such as “Fantastic Four” and “Little Fockers,” as well as television series like “Dark Angel,” “The Office” and “Entourage” is a California native who comes from modest beginnings. Alba is actively involved with charities such as Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, One, Habitat for Humanity, Project Home and more. But her role as a mother of young daughters (4-year-old Honor and newborn Haven), have focused Jessica to create products that ensure a safe home, nutritious formula and body products for […] »
- April Neale
Netflix does a lot of things right. From cheap DVD’s and blu-ray’s delivered right to your door to a streaming service that is damn-near perfect (thousands of shows and movies for only $9! You seriously can’t beat it.) But the Best thing they do are their Netflix Original Series. I mean, we as a society, are this close to relying on them solely for our television needs, amiright?
They create these amazing shows and give them to us in an entire season at a time to binge watch at our leisure. Almost every month, it seems a Netflix Original Series releases a new season to stream and it has made our lives infinitely better.
Of the dozens of original series and continuations of shows, these are the top five that you should be dedicating your precious time to because seriously, they deserve it.
- Sarah Sommer
To celebrate the return of W1A, we salute the top 10 comedy characters who talk absolute mother-thumping rubbish…
Yesnobrilliantverygoodverystrong. As satirical BBC mockumentary W1A returns tonight for a triumphant second series, we celebrate TV comedy’s rich lineage of jargon fans.
Drawn from across the political spectrum and from TV’s most biting depictions of the worlds of business, government, technology and the media, these guys are master obfuscators. They're neologism-coiners and proponents of the kind of abuses to the English language that, in a just world, would see them locked up and force fed copies of The Elements Of Style.
From The Thick Of It to Peep Show, Yes Minister, The Office, Nathan Barley, The Day Today, and Drop The Dead Donkey, across the Pond to 30 Rock and Silicon Valley, we present TV comedy's top ten full-of-it jargon-meisters.
Stewart Pearson - The Thick Of It
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A sign that the reboot craze may be spiraling a bit out of hand: Even the Thermians of Galaxy Quest are getting a revival of their favorite show.
Related X-Files Revival Officially Ordered at Fox
The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a space series that has long been off the air. During an appearance at a fan convention, they »
The Mindy Project may have already finished its third season, but people are still talking about Mindy Kaling. The 35-year-old actress/writer got her big break by producing, writing, and starring on the popular NBC sitcom The Office. At the beginning of the comedy’s ninth and final season, Kaling vacated the role of the ditzy Kelly Kapoor to work on producing and starring in her own Fox comedy The Mindy Project. The series premiered in September 2012 and has been praised by critics for its humorous take on a 30-something woman trying to find love in all the wrong places. Dr. Mindy Lahiri was eventually able to find love with her co-worker Dr. Danny Castellano. It is still not certain if the series will be back for a fourth season, even though the season finale ended with the cliff-hanger of Danny traveling to India to meet Mindy’s parents. While »
- Tim Gerstenberger
After his memory was wiped as a result of the assault, Hogancamp readjusted to life by building a miniature village populated by a variety of dolls with their own distinct personalities.
Carell will play Hogancamp in Robert Zemeckis's dramatisation of the documentary, according to TheWrap.
This will be a further move into dramatic work for Carell, who rose to fame by starring in television comedy The Office and films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Earlier in the year, Carell earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for portraying convicted killer John Eleuthère du Pont in Foxcatcher.
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Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.
Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.
Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like, »
- Gary Susman
Kirsty Capes reviews Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt…
Upon first glance, Netflix’s latest comedy original Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, looks like an unemployed twenty-something’s dream. Set in New York, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt follows the delightful Kimmy, who has recently escaped a fifteen year-long incarceration in an underground bunker, held captive by Don Draper in a weird sex cult before being liberated and having to build her life again in a new world full of things she doesn’t understand like Instagram and fro-yo.
Funny and bitingly critical of the post-noughties bourgeoisie, botoxed to the eyeballs in the City That Never Sleeps, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt offers a glimpse into the mind of Tina Fey, one of the greatest female comedians of the twenty-first century.
Except it doesn’t. I had high expectations for this show, from the moment I saw the Songify This version of the theme tune. That theme tune, by the way, »
- Kirsty Capes
Way back in 2013, Robert Zemeckis was tapped to helm a feature film re-do of the acclaimed, Indie Spirit and SXSW award-winning documentary "Marwencol." And then, like everyone else, we forgot it was happening. Well, the project is moving again, with a very big name attached. From "The Office" to "Foxcatcher," Oscar nominee Steve Carell will take the lead role in the movie. Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands”) penned the script that tells the true story of Mark Hogancamp, a man who worked through the loss of memory following a brutal assault by making tiny versions of himself, his friends, his family, and his attackers, and wound up capturing the attention of the New York art scene. Read More: Robert Zemeckis Tapped For Narrative Retelling Of Documentary 'Marwencol' No word yet on when this might lens. Zemeckis is finishing up his 3D drama "The Walk," slated for release this fall, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Just two weeks in, the Spike TV series version of Jimmy Fallon’s Lip Sync Battle is looking like a legitimate hit, both on TV and online. The celebrity air-vocal showdown gave Spike its biggest Nielsen numbers ever for a series premiere, and since then, the total audience for the first episodes (counting DVR replays and multiple reruns) has soared past 15 million TV viewers. Even more stunning: Spike says that various Lsb performance clips from the first three half-hour episodes have already generated nearly 100 million online streams. Not bad for a concept that began with executive producer (and The Office star) John Krasinski trying to think of a cool bit to do during a visit to Fallon’s Late Night a couple years ago.The early success of the show isn’t altogether surprising, of course (except maybe to the NBC executives who made the head-scratching decision to pass on the show, »
- Josef Adalian
The "Pitch Perfect" darling squares off against the former "The Office" star in the latest episode of Spike's "Lip Sync Battle," with Anna performing an Emily Blunt-inspired performance of One Direction's "Steal My Girl."
Photos: Hot Shots Of Anna Kendrick
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Paul Feig is Hollywood’s most popular ladies’ man.
That’s not to suggest he’s a lothario or creepy man-on-the-make. It’s just that in his job as a top movie director, he arguably has done more in recent years than anyone else in the business to enable actresses to play the kinds of delicious characters that traditionally had been the domain of their male counterparts. There’s an encouraging shift under way at the box office with such female-driven hits as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Cinderella,” “Insurgent” and “Maleficent” burning up the bigscreen. And Feig, who has demonstrated a fondness for funny women, has played a central role part in helping to create and maintain that momentum, with a resume of blockbuster comedies.
- Jenelle Riley
Griswold goodness! The Griswold family is back in the highly anticipated National Lampoon's Vacation reboot, simply titled Vacation. In the first promo photo, Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, who played the original Clark and Ellen Griswold in the 1983 film, stand together, smiling proudly over their family. The Office star Ed Helms is replacing Anthony Michael Hall as their son Rusty, and Christina Applegate will be playing his wife Debbie (both pictured). Leslie Mann (not pictured) will be taking on the role of Griswold daughter Audrey, which [...] »
This weekend at East Coast Comicon, I had the pleasure of interviewing artist Ian McGinty aka the guy who draws Catbug for a living. We talked about his work on Bravest Warriors as well as some other projects for Boom! Studios, like Munchkin and Bill and Ted’s Most Triumphant Return and even a future animation project. McGinty has been drawing Bravest Warriors for almost a year with writer Kate Leth (Edward Scissorhands), and has co-created a couple new characters, including Bugcat (evil Catbug) and Peach, who can build giant robots and has a romantic relationship with the Bravest Warrior Plum.
Sound on Sight: My first question is what initially drew you to Bravest Warriors as a creator and fan?
Ian McGinty: Kate and I were both fans before we even knew the comic existed. I used to watch it all the time, and then I did some covers for Boom! »
- Logan Dalton
Adapted from the true story “A Long Way Home,” Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) joins Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!) and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) in the cast, which also includes India’s best actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Priyanka Bose, and Deepti Naval.
The film is co-financed by Screen Australia and will be distributed worldwide by The Weinstein Company, excluding New Zealand and Australia, which Transmission Films will cover.
Netflix has acquired world rights to the comedy, which has plans for a 2016 launch.
- email@example.com (Monica Mendoza)
Paul Feig will be awarded CinemaCon's Comedy Filmmaker of the Year later this month.
The Bridesmaids director will be honoured with the award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Variety reports.
In addition to writing the script, Feig is producing and directing the action comedy, which is slated for a June 5 release date.
Watch the trailer for Spy below: »
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