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Heather Graham, Stephen Mangan to Star in Bigamy Comedy ‘Bliss’

10 November 2016 4:48 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

European pay-tv operator Sky has greenlit bigamy comedy series “Bliss,” starring Heather Graham and “Episodes” actor Stephen Mangan, and written and directed by U.S. writer, director and performer David Cross.

Cross’ writing credits include Emmy-nominated “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” Emmy-winner “The Ben Stiller Show,” and “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” in which he also starred.

“Bliss” is a co-production between Merman, which produces Sharon Horgan’s Emmy-nominated “Catastrophe” and HBO’s “Divorce,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kenton Allen’s Big Talk Productions, best known for “Cold Feet,” in association with Cross’s Liberal Jew-Run Media Productions. The six-part series also stars Jo Hartley, who starred in “This Is England.”

“The series follows the complicated double life of Andrew (Mangan), a successful travel writer who, through extenuating circumstances, finds himself living between two sets of wives and children whose existences are unknown to each other,” according »

- Leo Barraclough

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Big Bang Theory: Katey Sagal Cast as Penny's Mom in 8 Simple Rules Reunion

22 July 2016 11:12 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory is finally adding some more branches to Penny’s family tree — and one of them is extremely familiar.

PhotosBig Bang Theory Season 10: Our Hopes for ‘Shamy,’ Penny’s Mom and More

Katey Sagal, who played mom to Kaley Cuoco on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, will play Penny’s mother Susan, it was announced Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con. Susan is described as “stressed out and neurotic from a life with her troubled son.”

Speaking of Penny’s brother… 30 Rock alum Jack McBrayer has been cast as Randall, a “cheerful former drug dealer and ex-con. »

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in July 2016 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “BoJack Horseman” Season 3 (available July 22)

Why Should I Watch It? “BoJack Horseman” is a literal and figurative treasure trove of joy, insight and harsh truths. On the literal side, so many small moments pop up throughout the 30-minute episodes it takes repeat viewings to appreciate them all — from the .gif-worthy transitionary bits to the heavy-hitting quips. Yet figuratively, “BoJack” offers up a distinct, strong viewpoint that isn’t afraid to take questions to an existential level, which creates deeper subjective realizations each time you watch (and re-watch, and re-watch, and re-watch…). This is as “must-see” as TV gets — every time.

Best Episode: We wouldn’t dare spoil the new season — not even by telling you what episode to look forward to — and we’ve already covered Season 2. (After much deliberation, we chose “Escape From L.A.” as the best episode.) So let’s just set this time aside to honor the »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in July 2016 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “BoJack Horseman” Season 3 (available July 22)

Why Should I Watch It? “BoJack Horseman” is a literal and figurative treasure trove of joy, insight and harsh truths. On the literal side, so many small moments pop up throughout the 30-minute episodes it takes repeat viewings to appreciate them all — from the .gif-worthy transitionary bits to the heavy-hitting quips. Yet figuratively, “BoJack” offers up a distinct, strong viewpoint that isn’t afraid to take questions to an existential level, which creates deeper subjective realizations each time you watch (and re-watch, and re-watch, and re-watch…). This is as “must-see” as TV gets — every time.

Best Episode: We wouldn’t dare spoil the new season — not even by telling you what episode to look forward to — and we’ve already covered Season 2. (After much deliberation, we chose “Escape From L.A.” as the best episode.) So let’s just set this time aside to honor the »

- Ben Travers

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Netflix's Will Arnett Dramedy 'Flaked' Nearing Deal for a Second Season (Exclusive)

13 May 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Flaked will likely live on. Per sources, Netflix is nearing a deal for a second season of Will Arnett's deeply personal Venice, Calif. dramedy. The order is expected to be for six episodes, and comes some two months after the series premiered globally on the streaming service. To date, Flaked has been co-written by creators Arnett and his pal Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), with Ben Silverman, manager-producer Peter Principato and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz serving as executive producers. Arnett also stars alongside a lesser known cast that includes David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and

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- Lacey Rose

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IFC Developing Comedy Projects with Bryan Cranston, Steven Weber, Sharon Horgan

21 April 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

IFC is cooking up a new comedy series “Todd Barth Can Help You,” co-created by Bryan Cranston and Steven Weber, with Weber on board to star.

The AMC Networks outlet unveiled that project and seven other development prospects at its luncheon upfront presentation in New York on Thursday. The cabler is also investing more in digital series, some of which will get an on-air showcase in latenight under the “Comedy Crib” brand.

“Todd Barth” revolves around a conservative insurance adjuster who decides to change his life and become a self-help guru. Cranston created the series with Weber and Clay Graham. Graham is writing and exec producing with Cranston, Weber and James Degus of Cranston’s Moonshot Entertainment banner.

This Land is Ours” follows a group of anarchist squatters who take over an abandoned row house in Harlem. The project was created by Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan (HBO’s “Getting On”) and hails from Merman, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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'Flaked': How Will Arnett Reinvented Himself

11 March 2016 9:06 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Will Arnett has a not-altogether-outlandish theory: play a TV character long enough and audiences will find it increasingly difficult to separate you from that fictional construct. "People have this preconceived notion of me," contends the actor, best known as Gob Bluth, the egotistical, moronic magician on Arrested Development. "I'm Gob to them: this thoughtless sociopath who lives this bizarre, ego-driven life. That would be insanity. As I get older, I'm sort of fascinated with the idea of somebody who could construct an entire persona for themselves — one that was really, »

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TV Review: ‘Flaked’

1 March 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix made all eight episodes available of its new series “Flaked,” which answers the nagging question that arises while watching the first chapter of this Will Arnett vehicle, “Is this going to get any better?” The answer is: only marginally, including a few late-in-the-game twists that don’t really do much to enrich the experience. The premium TV world is a magnet for vanity projects, but few are as pointless – or unnecessary – as this one.

Already making hay with Netflix on the animated “BoJack Horseman,” Arnett co-created “Flaked” with Mark Chappell (“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”), and is reunited with “Arrested Development’s” Mitchell Hurwitz among its producers. But other than a very particular snapshot of the quirks associated with the beach-adjacent L.A. hamlet known as Venice, the combination has yielded a half-hour series that’s arrested primarily by its half-baked approach to comedy or drama.

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- Brian Lowry

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Watch the trailer for Will Arnett’s Netflix comedy Flaked

12 February 2016 1:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for Will Arnett’s forthcoming Netflix comedy series Flaked has just arrived. Watch Arnett, a compulsive liar and furniture craftsman, as he attempts to beat his addictions and balance his relationships while getting his life back together in Venice, California.

Flaked costars David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney, George Basil and Lina Esco. It also reunites Arnett with Mitch Hurwitz, best known for creating cult comedy series Arrested Development (on which the former had a co-starring role). Hurwitz exec-produced Arnett’s new series, but the similarities between the two shows appear to end there. Fans hoping for the over-the-top antics of Gob Bluth will have to settle for a far more even-tempered Arnett in Flaked, one that looks to promise layers of depth. It appears Arnett is thrilled with the slight change in direction as he told EW he’s been wanting to play this type of role for years. »

- William Fanelli

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Netflix Releases Trailer for Will Arnett’s ‘Flaked’

11 February 2016 5:50 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has released the first trailer for its Will Arnett comedy series “Flaked.”

Set in Venice, California, “Flaked” is centered around Chip (Arnett), a habitual liar and self-proclaimed guru who’s straining to maintain his sobriety while attempting to sustain friendships and remain a step ahead of his tangled web of ongoing lies.

David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney, Lina Esco and George Basil also star in this serio-comedy, which was created and written by Arnett and Mark Chappell (“The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”).  Ben Silverman (“The Office”), Peter Principato (“black-ish”) and Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”) are attached to exec produce. Electus, which was founded by Silverman, and Principato-Young are providing production services.

Arnett previously starred “Arrested Development,” which Netflix revived for a fourth season in 2013. The actor also lends his voice to the lead character in Netflix’s original animated series “BoJack Horseman,” which will return to the streaming »

- Alyssa Sage

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Will Arnett's Netflix Comedy Flaked Gets Trailer!

11 February 2016 9:38 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

I'll admit, when Netflix first revealed that they were essentially working to become a network, I was skeptical. Could a streaming service churn out TV shows of a similar quality as, say, a standard network or cable channel? Not likely. In addition, I didn't quite understand the business plan behind it. House Of Cards came out, and it wasn't the first time I was glad to be proven wrong. The show was topnotch in almost every sense of the word, proving once and for all, that not only were they capable of making great shows, but that they could demolish networks at their own game.

Fast forward to today. Netflix has released classic after classic. From Daredevil and Jessica Jones to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master Of None, the streaming service has proven that good storytelling isn't exclusive to standard television. Next up on their list of comedies is one from actor Will Arnett, »

- Joseph Medina

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Watch: Will Arnett Soul Searches Through Sobriety In Trailer for Netflix Original 'Flaked'

11 February 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Netflix Corrals Will Arnett For New Comedy Series 'Flaked' Will Arnett surprises fans by trading in that notorious segway for a bike, and Balboa Island for Venice beach. But those changes aren't by chances — he's taking a stab at a new dramatic role in Netflix's newest original series, "Flaked." The upcoming dramedy tells the story of Chip (Arnett), a conceited former alcoholic who's pining for the same woman as his own best friend. Keeping track of what is a fib, the truth and a flat-out lie is precarious for a man who's life was arguably easier with booze. Will Arnett and Mark Chappell ("The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret") penned the new series that will be sure to include a few laughs thanks to executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.  Watch the trailer for Arnett's rendition of a phoenix from the ashes tale above. "Flaked" Season 1 premieres all its episodes Friday, »

- Elle Leonsis

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Watch: Will Arnett Soul Searches Through Sobriety In Trailer for Netflix Original 'Flaked'

11 February 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Netflix Corrals Will Arnett For New Comedy Series 'Flaked' Will Arnett surprises fans by trading in that notorious segway for a bike, and Balboa Island for Venice beach. But those changes aren't by chances — he's taking a stab at a new dramatic role in Netflix's newest original series, "Flaked." The upcoming dramedy tells the story of Chip (Arnett), a conceited former alcoholic who's pining for the same woman as his own best friend. Keeping track of what is a fib, the truth and a flat-out lie is precarious for a man who's life was arguably easier with booze. Will Arnett and Mark Chappell ("The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret") penned the new series that will be sure to include a few laughs thanks to executive producer Mitch Hurwitz.  Watch the trailer for Arnett's rendition of a phoenix from the ashes tale above. "Flaked" Season 1 premieres all its episodes Friday, »

- Elle Leonsis

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Watch: Will Arnett Untangles His Past In Trailer For Netflix Series 'Flaked'

11 February 2016 8:54 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Post the original run of "Arrested Development," Will Arnett hasn't quite found his footing with live action fare. He was great in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Up All Night," and his voicework has landed him plum gigs in "Bojack Horseman" and "The Lego Movie," with his own "The Lego Batman Movie" in the works. But now he'll get to show a bit of range in the upcoming Netflix series "Flaked," which looks like it could be nice, minor key effort. Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Written by Will Arnett and Mark Chappell ("The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"), with Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") among the executive producers, the series follows Chip, who tries to rebuild in his life in Venice, California. Here's the official synopsis:  Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked centers on Chip, a celebrated self-appointed "guru" who falls...

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Will Arnett Untangles His Past In Trailer For Netflix Series 'Flaked'

11 February 2016 8:54 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Post the original run of "Arrested Development," Will Arnett hasn't quite found his footing with live action fare. He was great in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Up All Night," and his voicework has landed him plum gigs in "Bojack Horseman" and "The Lego Movie," with his own "The Lego Batman Movie" in the works. But now he'll get to show a bit of range in the upcoming Netflix series "Flaked," which looks like it could be nice, minor key effort. Read More: The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 Written by Will Arnett and Mark Chappell ("The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"), with Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") among the executive producers, the series follows Chip, who tries to rebuild in his life in Venice, California. Here's the official synopsis:  Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked centers on Chip, a celebrated self-appointed "guru" who falls »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First look images from Flaked starring Will Arnett, David Sullivan and Ruth Kearney

20 January 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Three first look images have arrived online from the upcoming Netflix original comedy series Flaked featuring Will Arnett, David Sullivan and Ruth Kearney. Check theme out here…

 

Flaked is the serio-comic story of Chip, a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Five-time Emmy Award nominee Will Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies. The series also stars David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and George Basil. Executive producers Will Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) co-created and co-wrote the 8-episode series. Ben Silverman (Founder and Chairman of Electus), Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) also serve as executive producers on the show. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Netflix 2016 confirmed details: Black Mirror, Love, Kimmy Schmidt S2, The Get Down & more…

19 January 2016 2:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.

2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:

Black Mirror

British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Doctor Who) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (The F WordHalt and Catch Fire) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes »

- Dan Bullock

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Netflix Announces 11 New Series Release Dates

17 January 2016 11:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.

Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »

- MovieWeb

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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Kimmy Schmidt, a New Will Arnett Comedy, and 8 More Original Series

17 January 2016 8:40 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Not satisfied with the already enormous amount of time you spend consuming scripting streaming television, Netflix announced the premiere dates for 10 of its original series throughout 2016 today. "Peak TV" is truly here.First up is Flaked, a comedy-drama starring Will Arnett as Chip, "a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination." The is co-created and co-written by Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), while Peter Principato (Wet Hot American Summer) and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) are executive producers. Flaked premieres March 11. If it exists solely to put Will Arnett in pink sunglass, that will be enough. On April 1, we get The Ranch, a multi-camera comedy with Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Sam Elliott, and Debra Winger, about a failed semi-pro footballer (Kutcher) who comes home to his family's ranch. It's produced by »

- Jackson McHenry

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David Cross on 'Shitty' Improv and the Mysteries that Brought 'Todd Margaret' Back to IFC

7 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Spoilers for Season 2 of "Todd Margaret" follow.] If you watched the second season finale of the IFC comedy "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," you might be a little confused as to how the series is coming back for a Season 3. Last we saw, after all, Todd (David Cross) and everyone else in the world had just died in a post-apocalyptic flameout.  Read More: Paul F. Tompkins is the Busiest Man Ever, Thanks to Puppets and Paranoia But television is a medium of twists, so here we go back into the awkward world of Todd, albeit a different Todd with a different attitude towards life. Below, Cross reveals what got him interested in returning to the show (and its filming location of London, England), why he personally financed some of the filming of Season 2 and the difference between great and "shitty" improv. An edited transcript is below.  I watched the show when it originally aired and rewatched it all this week. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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