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‘High Road’ Trailer – Matt Walsh’s Directorial Debut Stars Tons of Comedic Talents

18 April 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] You may think you've never heard of Matt Walsh, but odds are, you've seen his work before. Walsh is probably best known as one of the founders of the Upright Citizens Brigade, and he's also appeared in supporting roles in tons of films (Elf, Bad Santa, Role Models, Mystery Team, Cyrus, every comedy Todd Phillips has ever done) and television shows (Childrens Hospital, Outsourced, Party Down, Human Giant, Reno 911!, The Daily Show). In short, while he's not quite as famous as some of his colleagues, it's safe to say he has a pretty solid comedy resume. Now Walsh is taking on a slightly different kind of role: director. His first feature is High Road, a stoner comedy featuring a bevy of well-known comedians. Watch the red band trailer after the jump. High Road revolves around a drug dealer/musician with a pregnant girlfriend who's forced to run when one of his deals goes bad. »

- Angie Han

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First Look: Lizzy Caplan, Abby Elliot, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle in Matt Walsh's Improv Stoner Comedy High Road

8 April 2011 4:10 PM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh (Outsourced) called on a dozen of his fellow comedians to act in his directorial debut High Road, an improvised film about a weed dealer (James F. Pumphrey) torn between his "career," his musical aspirations, and his pregnant girlfriend (Abby Elliot). Hit the trailer after the jump and see how many of your favorite comedy players, including veterans of The State, Saturday Night Live, and Walsh's short-lived series Players show up in the lo-fi indie comedy. (Well hello, Horatio Sanz!) »

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Sean Bean To Co-Star In ABC Series 'Missing', 3 Others Book Pilots

7 April 2011 6:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sean Bean is set to co-star opposite Ashley Judd in ABC's action series Missing. It centers on Becca Winstone (Judd), a devoted single mom who, after her 18-year-old son disappears in Italy, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. It soon becomes clear that Winstone is a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. Bean will play the regular character of Becca's husband Paul, who was blown up in front of his son but will appear throughout the series in flashbacks. Bean segues to Missing, which will begin filming soon in Prague, from HBO's Game of Thrones. He starred on the first season of the fantasy series, playing Eddard Stark. James Pumphrey (Players) has been added to the cast of NBC's untitled Emily Spivey comedy pilot, an irreverent look at parenthood through the Pov of Reagan (Christina Applegate), an acerbic working mother, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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FX Announces Third Season for The League

8 February 2011 6:56 AM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Football fans may not have the NFL this fall, but they can count on The League to help fill the void. Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at FX announced the day after Super Bowl Xlv they are ordering 13 episodes of the raunchy comedy centering around a close group of friends brought together by their love of fantasy football.

“We’re pleased to announce the third season pickup of The League, and are fired up to continue our partnership with Jackie and Jeff Schaffer and the ensemble cast,” said Grad in a press release. “We love the show, and the reaction the cast received across the country during their recent comedy tour is a sign the show is really building momentum.”

In season two, The League averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 1.1 million in Adults 18-49, which was an increase of +4% and +5% compared to season one, respectively. The multi-run »

- Ernie Estrella

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