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After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!
NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Ad: The Bible Continues: Allegiance, American Odyssey, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Undateable, and The Voice.
There's lots of data that NBC looks at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but the ratings are typically the biggest piece. Here's how the network's shows are doing. »
The title may be a mouthful, but the upcoming comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is putting together one hell of a cast full of talented young actors. Now they.ve added one more, as Aubrey Plaza has joined the festivities. Variety reports that the Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Guaranteed, and The To Do List star has signed up to appear alongside Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, and Adam Devine in the brewing comedy. You can currently check out Plaza in Ned Rifle, the third film in Hal Hartley.s quirky, long-gestating trilogy that began with Henry Fool in 1997 and continued with Fay Grim in 2006. In Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Efron and Devine play two immature, hard-partying brothers. When they become desperate to find dates for a wedding, they place an online personal add hoping to score a couple, only they meet their match in a pair »
Comedian and star of last year’s indie comedy hit Obvious Child, Jenny Slate, will star in a new comedy show for FX. What’s more, the show is to be co-created by Slate’s Obvious Child writer Elisabeth Holm and the film’s director Gillian Robespierre.
The project is said to tell the story of two native New York girls who are creative partners, named Viv and Lou, who become friends, make a film together and decide to drive across the country in search of inspiration for their new effort.
- Scott J. Davis
Gudegast directs from his own script which follows a notorious crew of bank robbers who target the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles, right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. Mark Canton, Alan Siegel, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley will produce. [Source: The Wrap]
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation," "The To-Do List") is set to join the cast of Jake Szymanski's comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Zac Efron and Adam DeVine play brothers who place an online ad to find dates for a wedding, only to have the ad go viral. Anna Kendrick also stars. [Source: Variety]
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- Garth Franklin
Anna Kendrick is also on board to co-star.
Jake Szymanski will direct, with Chernin Entertainment producing along with Jonathan Levine. Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien penned the script, which tells the story of two hard-partying and immature brothers who place an ad online to find dates for a wedding and find a pair of women who can out-party them. Daria Cercek is overseeing the project for Fox.
The project marks a reunion for Plaza and Efron, who recently wrapped production on the Lionsgate comedy “Dirty Grandpa.” The films also allows Plaza to team with Kendrick, with whom she regularly has snarky Twitter exchanges with and previously appeared with in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
- Justin Kroll
The cast of new comedy Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates is growing again, this time adding someone with real comedy chops. Parks And Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza is aboard as one of the titular dates. Zac Efron and Adam DeVine are set as a sibling duo who, in a tale snatched from a real-life event, put up an ad on Craigslist in an attempt to find dates for a wedding. The immature party animals end up with two beautiful women who are crazier than they are, and chaos ensues. Anna Kendrick is playing one of the women they meet, a wild child with a sweetly romantic nature who clicks with Efron’s character, while we presume Plaza will now be the person who pairs off with DeVine. Jake Szymanski, a veteran of Funny Or Die’s online output, is in the director’s chair for the film, scripted by »
Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.
Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Swoon! Chris Pratt spoke to fans in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Friday, April 24, and used the opportunity to gush about his wife Anna Faris. The Parks and Recreation star, 35, sat down for the Ama in promotion of his upcoming role in Jurassic World. While many participants asked about his filmography, one fan wrote, "Hey Chris! I heard you met your wife, Anna Faris, on set during a movie. You're both great, I've loved her since the first Scary Movie but Chris you've [...] »
Chicago – Finding the adult button and hitting “on” is becoming more of a challenge as the tech generation morphs into their thirtysomething era. Comedian Nick Kroll (“Kroll Show,” “The League”) ponders this situation in the new film “Adult Beginners,” a primer on growing up and moving on.
Kroll portrays Jake, a entrepreneur whose new tech gadget goes bust. Left with no life and no income, he moves back in with his sister (Rose Byrne) and brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale). There is a twist – Jake’s nephew Teddy needs a daytime caregiver, and Nick is now available. As he takes on his new duties, he begins to understand that life has different angles, especially when it comes to raising children.
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Nick Kroll is a multi-tasker. After graduating from college in 2001, he began his career as a stand-up and in improvisation groups, and »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
In this September’s Black Mass, Johnny Depp returns to the life of crime as Whitey Bulger, a character light-years away from Mortdecai’s moustache-twirling eponymous art dealer, or the wacky world of his frequent collaborator Tim Burton.
Bulger is perhaps best known to film audiences as the real-life inspiration behind Jack Nicholson’s Boston mob kingpin in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. If Jack’s Frank Costello is only the carbon copy of Bulger, then we should be in for a hell of a ride with Black Mass and the real deal.
“He could be charming. He could be ruthless. He was like a cobra—you never knew where he could strike,” says director Scott Cooper of Bulger, a regular on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list.
Bulger isn’t the first notorious crime lord brought to the big screen by Depp. He portrayed the infamous drug trafficker George Jung in Blow, »
- Sasha James
Haven Entertainment and Firefly Theater & Films has chosen the writers for their fifth annual “Unscreened” series, with James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”), Jonathan Caren (“Melrose Place”), Aisha Muharrar (“Parks and Recreation”) and Liza Powel O’Brien selected to premiere four original short plays, TheWrap has learned. Muharrar will direct her piece, while Caren’s will be directed by Larry Biederman. Liza Powel O’Brien’s will be directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, and Ponsoldt’s will be directed by Pedro Kos (“Waste Land”). Cast includes Jerrika Hinton (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Ashlyn Pearce (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Helen Hong (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Stephen Ellis (“Hail, »
- Jeff Sneider
One thing I know for sure: Adult Beginners is not a good movie. Here's the cast: Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Rose Byrne (Neighbors) and Bobby Cannavale (Chef), with supporting roles from gifted comedians Joel McHale (Community), Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk with Me), Jason Mantzoukas (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Parks and Recreation, The League), and SNL's Bobby Moynihan. A formidable new tribe of comedians in an R-rated movie, so this movie should be filled with filth and fun, right? Nope. It's one of the most unfunny, forgettable movies with a large ensemble of comedians ever made. Kroll stars as Jake, a guy who invented glasses similar to Google glasses. Life is good and he's throwing a big-ass party to celebrate the launch of the release of this new...
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Netflix has ordered a 10-episode half-hour comedy series starring Aziz Ansari and exec-produced by Michael Schur ("Parks and Recreation"). The cast includes Lena Waithe, Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. Details on the New York-set project are currently being kept under wraps - as in the title. Ansari will also serve as exec producer alongside Alan Yang, David Miner, Dave Becky and Michael Schur. The project extends Netflix’s relationship with Ansari, who previously headlined two comedy specials for the streaming platform. Last fall, HBO announced that the premium cabler had put into development the comedy »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode half-hour comedy series starring Aziz Ansari and exec-produced by Michael Schur ("Parks and Recreation"). The cast includes Lena Waithe, Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. Details on the New York-set project are currently being kept under wraps - as in the title. Ansari will also serve as exec producer alongside Alan Yang, David Miner, Dave Becky and Michael Schur. The project extends Netflix’s relationship with Ansari, who previously headlined two comedy specials for the streaming platform. Last fall, HBO announced that the premium cabler had put into development the comedy "Bros" from writer Ben Cory Jones and Hemingway Taylor Productions - a project we highlighted on this blog in March of this year. Lena Waithe is co-executive producer of the project which centers on 3 African American brothers - 2 straight, 1 gay - looking for...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Already missing Parks and Recreation? We know the feeling, which is why we're ecstatic to hear that Aziz Ansari is creating a comedy series for Netflix. Not only is he starring in it, but he's also producing it along with Parks and Recreation producers Alan Yang, Michael Schur, and David Miner. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but supposedly it will feature "semi-autobiographical elements and deals with dating and relationships." The New York-set comedy will also star comedians H. Jon Benjamin (best known as the voice of Archer), Lena Waithe (Dear White People), and Eric Wareheim (known from the comedy duo Tim and Eric). In case you can't wait until the new show comes out, you can check out Ansari's comedy special Live at Madison Square Garden on Netflix now, and read up on everything we know about Fuller House, Netflix's other upcoming comedy. »
If you’re like me and have been missing Parks and Rec like crazy ever since it finished its seven-season run back in February, get ready to “treat yo self” to a new series that may possibly fill that Parks and Rec-sized hole in your heart. Aziz Ansari is reuniting with Parks and Recreation co-creator Michael Shcur for a 10-episode, half-hour comedy series for Netflix. The series, which will be based in New York, remains untitled at this time, and its premise is also being kept secret. Ansari, who will star in the comedy, created the show along with Parks and Rec co-star/executive procuder Alan Yang. The two of them will also serve as executive producers, along with Schur, David Miner (Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Dave Becky (Broad City, Real Housewives of Hollywood, Louie). In addition to Ansari, the comedy’s cast also includes Jon Benjamin (Archer, »
- Chris King
Tasteless shlock? Weirdly empowering shlock? Both? Ross Patterson, the writer of Fdr: American Badass is back with his feature directorial debut, Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves. Currently crowdfunding for post-production funds, Patterson dropped the film’s first trailer, which boasts all of the blind jokes, plunger-up-the-ass jokes, Jerry from Parks and Recreation, blood soaks and Helen Keller…
The post Nonsense Trailer: Horror-Comedy, Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
“Parks and Recreation” actor Aziz Ansari is toplining a new comedy series on Netflix, where he will reunite with some familiar faces. Co-creator Mike Schur and co-executive producer Alan Yang are reteaming with the NBC star for the 10-episode straight-to-series order. Along with Ansari, the cast of the untitled comedy includes Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. Ansari is a co-creator of the show, which is reportedly based on his life, and production is already under way in New York. Also Read: Aziz Ansari Pens Touching Tribute to Harris Wittels: 'My Friend, Colleague and »
- Debbie Emery
Treat yo’ self to some potentially amazing news: Aziz Ansari is teaming with Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang for a half-hour Netflix comedy series starring Ansari, Archer voice H. Jon Benjamin, and Tim and Eric’s Eric Wareheim. Vulture hears the streaming giant has ordered ten episodes of the series, which will film in New York and will be executive-produced by Ansari, Yang, and Parks co-creator Michael Schur (along with Dave Becky and David Miner). In addition to Ansari, Benjamin, and Wareheim, the show’s cast also includes former SNL regular Noel Wells, Lena Waithe (The Comeback), and Kelvin Yu (Popular). The project has been in the works for months now, but Netflix is only now confirming its existence. Our sources say writers have been working on the project (which comes from Universal TV and 3 Arts) for some time now, though Netflix and Ansari aren’t talking about plot details. »
- Josef Adalian
This is the kind of surefire business venture that would make Tom Haverford green with envy.
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