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With over a hundred credits to his name, Adam Scott has become one of the most prolific comedic actors of the last decade, perfecting the duality of his nice guy/jerk persona to create some of the most memorable scene stealers in recent comedies. After early career credits that ran the gamut from Torque to Party of Five, Scott soon became a fixture of the Judd Apatow universe earning sizable parts in films like Step Brothers and alt-comedy television landmarks like Party Down, Burning Love, and beloved network comedies like NBC’s Parks & Recreation.
These days, he’s still as impossibly busy, starring in films like the last year’s dark Yuletide comedy Krampus, creating oddities like The Adult Swim Golf Classic, and producing notable indies like The Overnight and Other People through the production company Gettin’ Rad that he created with his wife Naomi Scott. And even as his public profile is constantly rising, »
- Michael Snydel
ABC is dusting off two reality titles from its library shelf — the first seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” — making the shows available for free on its streaming apps for web, mobile and connected-tv devices.
Also Thursday, the network is launching two new ABCd original comedies, “Broken” and “Serious Music,” as well as an all-new episode of “On the Record” featuring Nashville recording artist Fancy Hagood and additional episodes of interview series “A Little of Your Time with Quinn Marcus.”
The additions are part of ABC’s ongoing effort to fuel more streaming on its redesigned apps, which it relaunched in July. In addition to the current on-air shows, ABC added full seasons of 38 older shows, including “Felicity,” “My So-Called Life,” “Sports Night” and “Ugly Betty,” and has launched about a dozen ABCd short-form series, including shows starring Ty Burrell, Iliza Shlesinger and YouTube comedian Lisa Schwartz.
“The Bachelor,” which »
- Todd Spangler
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“Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one…” because they were zombies?! That’s author C.A. Verstraete’s proposition in the horror novel Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Also in today’s Highlights: new promos for American Horror Story Season 6, Satanic Panic release details, and info on the world debut of Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.
“Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an ax and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy, and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies? »
- Tamika Jones
Digital TV studio Insurrection Media has ordered ridesharing comedy Drive Share, created by and starring Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital) and Paul Scheer (The League) for premiere later this year. The series will have a U.S. exclusive first window on Seriously.tv, Verizon Hearst Media Partners' new millennial-focused multiplatform digital video channel. Burning Love duo Jonathan Stern and Keith Quinn executive produce under their comedy pod deal with Insurrection Media… »
Principal photography began April 29 on 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films new comedy, How To Be A Latin Lover. The film stars famed Mexican comedian, writer, actor and director, Eugenio Derbez, (“Instructions Not Included,” “Miracles from Heaven”) alongside an ensemble cast that includes Rob Lowe (“The Grinder,” “Parks and Recreation”), Kristen Bell (“House of Lies,” “The Boss”) and Raquel Welch (“Legally Blonde,” “House of Versace”). The film, slated for theatrical release in 2017, is directed by Ken Marino (“Children’s Hospital,” “Burning Love”).
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Nearly one year after Ben Stiller began developing the 2010 novel “Super Sad True Love Story” for a television series with writer Karl Gajdusek, Showtime has nabbed the project with Stiller attached to exec produce and direct, Variety has learned.
Currently in development at the premium cabler, the book’s author Gary Shteyngart will serve as an exec producer with Stiller and Gajdusek, who is penning the television adaptation. Media Rights Capital is producing.
“Super Sad True Love Story” is a satire of contemporary American values and trends, including the erosion of American political values, the obsession with youth, and the urge to publish personal information through social networking. A unique blend of comedy, tragedy, absurdity and neurosis, the epistolary novel is built around the diaries of protagonist Lenny Abramov and the online posts of Eunice, telling their love story against the backdrop of an American dystopia.
For Stiller, the dramedy »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
7 items from 2016
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