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DVD Review - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Series 1

29 December 2011 6:58 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

DVD Review - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Series 1

David Cross and Will Arnett are already gods of television comedy, thanks to their roles as Tobias and Gob on the Fox (and soon to be Netflix) sitcom Arrested Development. But while fans worldwide are waiting for the two to reunite with that show's highly-anticipated fourth season, Cross and Arnett are still co-stars -- this time on the little IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The show's six-episode first season hit DVD on December 27.

Not since Extras has a comedy left me with such mixed feelings (not really surprising, considering Todd Margaret co-creator Shaun Pye did have a recurring role on that show). The show certainly takes several pages from the Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant school of comedy; Todd Margaret skews more toward the awkward than the funny, featuring a clueless protagonist and intricately constructed traps that he creates for himself. »

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season One

29 December 2011 4:27 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

David Cross has been searching for a long-term project since the demise of Arrested Development, and should The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret hold on its current path of painfully awkward moments intertwined with misdirected optimism, then Cross just might have his next television mainstay. Cross deserves a success after proving with Mr. Show and Arrested that his comic style can run a wide range of delivery, and countless guest spots on other television series just make his weekly absence on a prominent series all the more glaring. With that said, Todd Margaret isn’t a home run quite yet, but its compressed six-episode run gives its first season a tight story line that keeps the comedy on a short leash. It’s never afraid to go the distance with making its audience uncomfortable but sometimes those jokes are too silly to be effective.

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- Lex Walker

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Taiwanese News Network Video

29 December 2011 3:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret returns for Season 2 on January 6th. To help refresh you on this twisting tale of depravity, Taiwanese News Networks' Next Media Animation has created a two-minute reenactment of Season 1 with their crazy style of computer-animated dramatizations. Check out the madness below.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, created, written by and starring David Cross follows the American bloke Todd Margaret, a compulsive liar lacking any sense of good judgment who finds himself in London heading up the sales office of a new energy drink, Thunder Muscle.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret premieres Season 2 on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:30pm Et/Pt (immediately following the Season 2 premiere of Portlandia). »

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: Final Destination 5, Apollo 18, Hostel: Part III

27 December 2011 11:28 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

There aren't a ton of noteworthy releases to spend your leftover Christmas money and gift cards on this week, but if you're a horror fan there just might be a few titles of interest to you. The biggest release of the week is Final Destination 5, which seems to have appeased fans more than the previous installment in the franchise, along with the found footage lunar landing horror flick Apollo 18. Direct-to-dvd sequel Hostel: Part III also hits stores today, as does the crowd-funded Australian horror film The Tunnel and Uwe Boll's Dungeon Siege sequel In The Name of the King 2: Two Worlds starring Dolph Lundgren. Other options include the Jason Sudeikis comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and Rowan Joffe's crime thriller Brighton Rock, but your best bet probably lies with this week's TV releases: Shameless: The Complete First Season, Archer: Season 2 and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret »

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Contest: Win The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - Season One DVD

18 December 2011 10:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - Season 1 will be released on DVD December 27, which includes all six episodes of the series created by David Cross. We have a new contest lined up and we're giving away copies of this TV DVD set to our readers. You know these sets will go fast, so enter this contest today.

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Created, written by, and starring David Cross (Arrested Development, Mr. Show), The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret follows the awkward misadventures of an American office temp and convenient liar named Todd Margaret (David Cross »

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Exclusive: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 1 DVD Clip

16 December 2011 1:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

He created some of the most out-there comedy of the last decade. Now David Cross has a daringly insane show of his own. The entire Season 1 of IFC's audacious alt-comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret will be coming to DVD on December 27th, 2011! We have an exclusive look at this hilarious must-own 6 episode set. Check out the clip below.

Click to watch Exclusive: Liquor License!

David Cross stars as the title character in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, a comedy that follows the awkward misadventures of an American office temp and convenient liar, who bluffs his way into a senior sales job heading up the London office for a new energy drink.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is in stores December 27th. »

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'Arrested Development' Star 'Looking Forward' To Movie

15 December 2011 4:40 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

'I'm certainly more optimistic than I was four months ago,' David Cross tells MTV News about returning to the Bluth household.

By Josh Wigler

David Cross

Photo: MTV News

"Arrested Development" fans across the world rejoiced in early October when it was announced that the cult comedy classic would make a comeback in the form of a new television miniseries and movie. Since then, Netflix has come aboard to host the new "Arrested" series, adding further hope to the fact that this time, finally, for serious, no fakesies or backsies, the Bluths are really returning to the screen.

Even David Cross — who starred on the show as world-renowned analrapist (that's analyst/therapist, you pervs) Tobias Fünke — is growing increasingly optimistic about the comeback. In the past, Cross has responded to rumors of an "Arrested" movie with an "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude. He still maintains that position to a degree, »

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Midseason Premiere Dates 2012: New Shows & Season Premieres

14 December 2011 8:13 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Midseason Premiere Dates 2012: New Shows & Season Premieres

It's nearly the end of 2011 and January 2012 will bring the series premieres or new seasons of many television shows.  To help you keep track and organize your viewing calendar, we've put together a handy midseason premiere dates list for you, organized by date.

Sunday, January 1

10:00 p.m. Angry Boys (HBO)

Monday, January 2

8:00 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC)

8:00 p.m. Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

9:00 p.m. The Lying Game (ABC Family)

Tuesday, January 3

8:00 p.m. The Biggest Loser (NBC)

8:00 p.m. Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

8:30 p.m. Work It (ABC)

9:00 p.m. Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC)

9:00 p.m. Jane by Design (ABC Family)

Thursday, January 5

8:00 p.m. Winter Wipeout (ABC)

10:00 p.m. American Stuffers (Animal Planet)

Friday, January 6

10:00 p.m. Merlin (Syfy)

10:00 p.m. Portlandia (IFC)

10:30 p. »

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DVD: Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

2 December 2011 9:36 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: Dec. 27, 2011

Price: DVD $24.99

Studio: IFC/Mpi

David Cross is Todd Margaret

Funnyman David Cross of TV cult favorites Arrested Development and Mr. Show stars in the television comedy show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Series 1.

Todd Margaret (Cross) is an office temp who lies his way into becoming the U.K. sales director for North Korea-made Thunder Muscle energy drink, despite not knowing the first thing about England … or sales.

With his assistant Dave (Blake Harrison, The Inbetweeners) only encouraging his bungled efforts and his brash boss Brent Wilts (Will Arnett, TV’s Arrested Development) breathing down his neck, Todd’s one bad decision after another causes his future in sales to look grim. But just maybe he’ll be able to sell himself to café owner Alice (Sharon Horgan, Pulling) before his career and life fall into ruin.

The six episodes of season 1 of »

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Wtf* Video: Mad Man Jon Hamm Does 'The Robot' for Todd Margaret

1 December 2011 6:45 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When you’ve got six Emmy nominations under your belt and a Golden Globe on your mantle, you’re allowed to get silly now and again — and that’s just what Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm does during his upcoming arc on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.

Jon Hamm to Direct Mad Men‘s Season 5 Premiere

In this clip from Season 2 of the IFC comedy, Dave (played by Blake Harrison) is trying to trick Todd Margaret’s boss (Will Arnett) into thinking he has a cell phone tracking device. That’s where Hamm comes in, playing himself and »

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Morning Meme: Adele Picks Up Six Grammy Noms, Gloria Estefan To Mother Santana, and Wendy Williams for World AIDS Day

1 December 2011 4:18 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I tried watching Chuck for two seasons. It seemed tailor made for me. But it could really only hold my attention when Captain Awesome was onscreen. Now Ryan McPartlin is going to guest on Hot In Cleveland, and he's there for Susan Lucci to presumably get her cougar on. I hope they skimp on the wardrobe.

Mark Burnett is going to give sugar-coated anti-gay asshat preacher Joel Osteen a reality show. Osteen will drop into a community each episode and set up an event, like a soldier's homecoming. Great PR for him to keep condemning us.

The Grammy nominations were announced in a concert last night on CBS, but offscreen local favorites like Glee scored nominations. It does look to be Adele's year though.

With the plot details for Akira leaking, the casting may make more sense. Now if someone could just make changing the setting make sense.

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First Look: Jon Hamm in IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret

30 November 2011 1:22 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

We love Jon Hamm's ability to go from comedy to drama - with his role in "Bridesmaids" being one of our favorite cinematic moments of 2011. Now Hamm is guest starring turn in this season of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. In this just released scene, Jon and his cohort Dave, played by Blake Harrison, try to pull one over on Arnett's character, Brent Wilts. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is created, written by and stars David Cross (Arrested Development) as Todd Margaret, a corporate nobody and well-intentioned bloke who bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink Thunder Muscle. The show also stars »

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 2 Jon Hamm Clip

30 November 2011 12:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 2 has added Jon Hamm in a substantial role, as the series returns for all-new episodes, this January on IFC. We have you first look at Jon Hamm as Doug Whitney, who helps Brent Wilts (Blake Harrison) track down Mr. Mountford in Episode 2.04. Check out Jon Hamm's mad skills as a robot impersonator below.

Click to watch The Phone Call!

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret returns for all-new episodes starting January 6th, only on IFC.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret episode 2.4, "Episode 4" airs on in 2012. »

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Nycc 2011: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 2 Panel Highlights

19 October 2011 2:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star David Cross brought his IFC series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret to Nycc 2011 for a Season 2 panel, which was to be moderated by comedian H. Jon Benjamin. Within seconds, it becomes obvious that H. Jon Benjamin has never watched the show. Check out the hilariously awkward Q&A discussion that follows in the clip below.

Click to watch Nycc 2011: Panel Highlights! »

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Nycc 2011: The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 2 Premiere Clip

17 October 2011 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

David Cross arrived at Nycc 2011 over the weekend to promote Season 2 of his hit IFC comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, where he presented a never-before-seen clip. This look at the return of Todd Margaret features our leading man as he breaks wind and (as usual) all sense of social decorum during a desperate sales pitch for Thunder Muscle. Check out this first look at The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Season 2 in the scene below.

Click to watch The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season 2 Premiere Sneak Peek! »

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Netflix Inks Deal with AMC to Exclusively Stream The Walking Dead; also Strikes Deals with IFC, Sundance Channel and We TV

7 October 2011 10:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix already has a sweet deal with AMC for streaming every season of Mad Men and Breaking Bad, but the online video service has just inked a new deal with the cable network to land exclusive rights to The Walking Dead which includes current and future seasons of the undead drama series. The deal also has Netflix snagging the rights to stream certain series' past seasons before the premiere of subsequent seasons on their respective channels. This includes programs like Portlandia (a damn hilarious sketch comedy series) and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret on AMC, All On The Line with Joe Zee and Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys on the Sundance Channel and unscripted series like Braxton Family Values, My Fair Wedding, and Bridezillas on We tv. Plenty more series, including some unknown future programming on AMC and Sundance, have also been included with the deal as well. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Netflix Streaming Picks Up The Walking Dead

7 October 2011 9:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We have some good news for Netflix users who have not yet purchased the first season of The Walking Dead. Netflix has just announced that they have signed a deal with AMC and have exclusive streaming rights for The Walking Dead TV series.

If you are interested in the show and haven’t seen the full first season, this will be a good way to catch you up just in time for season 2. The Walking Dead Season 1 is expected to be available on the Netflix streaming service later today and we’ve included the official press release below:

Beverly Hills, Calif. and New York, Oct. 7, 2011 (Globe Newswire) — Netflix Inc. and AMC Networks Inc. have reached a multi-year licensing agreement that will make prior seasons of AMC’s critically-acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada. Season 1 of The Walking Dead will be available today. »

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The Walking Dead Signs Netflix Streaming Deal

7 October 2011 8:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix Inc. and AMC Networks Inc. have reached a multi-year licensing agreement that will make prior seasons of AMC's critically-acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada. Season 1 of The Walking Dead will be available today. Additional seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as certain future AMC and Sundance Channel programming, will be streaming instantly to Netflix members just prior to the premiere of subsequent seasons.

Netflix has also licensed non-exclusive rights in the U.S. to select scripted and unscripted shows, which will also be made available just before the following season debut. This includes programming from across the AMC Networks portfolio of AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and We tv. Specific series include IFC's Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; We tv's Braxton Family Values, My Fair Wedding, and Bridezillas; and Sundance Channel's All on »

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Netflix to Stream 'Walking Dead'; AMC Deal Also Covers IFC, We tv, Sundance Shows

7 October 2011 6:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix and AMC Networks announced a multi-year licensing agreement that will make "The Walking Dead" exclusively available for streaming to Netflix customers. The deal also covers non-exclusive rights to AMC Networks shows including IFC's "Portlandia" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," as well as several We tv and Sundance Channel shows. Netflix is already the streaming home of AMC's "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad." The deal makes past episodes of the additional shows available just before the premieres of new seasons. Here's the release: Beverly Hills, Calif. and New York, NY, »

- Tim Molloy

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AMC Networks Strikes Deal With Netflix For ‘The Walking Dead’ And Other Programming

7 October 2011 6:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Beverly Hills, Calif. and New York, NY, October 7, 2011–Netflix Inc. and AMC Networks Inc. have reached a multi-year licensing agreement that will make prior seasons of AMC’s critically-acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, available exclusively to Netflix members in the U.S. and Canada. Season 1 of The Walking Dead will be available today. Additional seasons of The Walking Dead, as well as certain future AMC and Sundance Channel programming, will be streaming instantly to Netflix members just prior to the premiere of subsequent seasons. Netflix has also licensed non-exclusive rights in the U.S. to select scripted and unscripted shows, which will also be made available just before the following season debut. This includes programming from across the AMC Networks portfolio of AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, and We tv. Specific series include IFC’s Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; We tv’s Braxton Family Values, »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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