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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Season 11 Will Premiere in July and There Will Be A Lot of Great Guests!

Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is such a wonderful and funny series. I love this show and I’m happy to report that Season 11 is set to premiere on Netflix on July 11th!

This upcoming season will also be filled with some great guests that will include Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, and Barry Marder.

There are a lot of people that I would love to see Seinfeld get on this show, but one in particular I would be so happy to see is Rick Moranis. With all this Ghostbusters stuff going on lately, the actor has been on a lot of fans minds because they would love to see him appear in the upcoming film.

He was just one of my favorite actors as a kid and as a fan I
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Season 11 Premiere Date and Guests Revealed by Netflix

Get ready to bust a gut. Netflix just announced the guests and the premiere date for season 11 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The comedy series features Jerry Seinfeld chatting with comedians as they drive around in luxury cars before stopping for a cup of coffee. The new season will feature appearances by Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, and more.

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TVLine Items: Y: The Last Man's New Boss, I'm Sorry Renewed and More

FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man has found its new showrunner: Eliza Clark (Extant, Animal Kingdom) has been tapped to oversee the series, two months after Michael Green (American Gods) and Aïda Mashaka Croal (Marvel’s Luke Cage) parted ways with the show due to creative differences.

The drama — simply titled Y — is based on Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s comic book series, and takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a cataclysmic event has decimated every male except for one lone human named Yorick. In his travels, Yorick encounters a new-world order of women who explore gender,
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TV News Roundup: ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ to Air Live After Democratic Debates

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TV News Roundup: ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ to Air Live After Democratic Debates
In today’s roundup, Trevor Noah announces two live specials after the first Democratic debates and the new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” sets a premiere date.

Specials

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” will broadcast live following the Democratic Party’s first 2020 presidential primary debates on June 26 and 27 at 11 p.m. Et on Comedy Central. The live specials, called “World War D: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble – Part I & II,” will provide instant analysis and feature commentary from Perry Bacon Jr., a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight, and Howard Dean, the former DNC chair and a political consultant.

Dates

The new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starring Jerry Seinfeld will hit Netflix on July 19. The latest caffeine-fueled conversations will feature Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, Barry Marder, Sebastian Maniscalco and Mario Joyner. “Dark/Web,” an
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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Sets Season 11 Premiere Date; Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais Among Guests

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Sets Season 11 Premiere Date; Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais Among Guests
Jerry Seinfeld will be back in the driver’s seat on July 19 for the Season 11 kickoff of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series on Netflix.

Joining Seinfeld in the passenger seat this season will be guests Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx, Sebastian Maniscalco, Martin Short, Mario Joyner, Melissa Villaseñor, Bridget Everett, and Barry Marder.

The show features Seinfeld joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way It launched on Sony’s Crackle in 2012 and moved to Netflix as part of Seinfeld’s massive deal with the streamer in 2017.

Sony TV handles physical production of the show via its company Embassy Row.
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Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen Set for 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 11

Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen Set for 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 11
Eddie Murphy will make a relatively rare TV appearance in the upcoming season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The 11th season of the show debuts July 19 on Netflix. Murphy — who also stars in Netflix's movie Dolemite Is My Name, due later in the year — is among the biggest names sitting in the passenger seat with Seinfeld. The 11-episode season features a mix of A-listers, veteran comics and friends of Seinfeld, several of whom are making return appearances on the show.

The lineup for season 11 also includes Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Broderick, Jamie ...
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After Life: Season Three? Ricky Gervais Open to Continuing Netflix Series

Will After Life live on past season two? Recently, Ricky Gervais spoke with Variety about the future of the Netflix TV show.

The comedy-drama series stars Gervais as Tom, a recently widowed man who decides to live long enough to teach the world a lesson. He intends to mete out this punishment by saying and doing whatever pleases him. The cast also includes Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, David Bradley, Ashley Jensen, Penelope Wilton, David Earl, and Joe Wilkinson.

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Emmy Experts say Ramy Youssef (‘Ramy’) could follow in the footsteps of Donald Glover and Aziz Ansari

Emmy Experts say Ramy Youssef (‘Ramy’) could follow in the footsteps of Donald Glover and Aziz Ansari
With writer/director/producer/actors Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) and Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”) not in contention at the Emmys this year, who will fill the void for comedy auteurs in the Best Comedy Actor race? It could be Ramy Youssef, whose new Hulu series “Ramy” is one of the most critically acclaimed of the season. He’s a dark horse contender with a few of the Expert journalists we’ve polled boldly proclaiming he’ll make the cut.

As of this writing Eric Deggans (NPR), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) and Glenn Whipp (La Times) are betting on Youssef to be nominated for his performance as an observant Muslim navigating family and romance in his New Jersey neighborhood. Gold Derby Editors Chris Beachum and I are also anticipating a nomination for the TV newcomer. It would be the first bid in the category for Hulu, which has recently made
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Seven Takeaways from Variety’s European TV Summit

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At Variety’s first European TV Summit on Thursday, held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel, headline speakers Ricky Gervais, the creator of global successes including “The Office” and “Afterlife,” and Sharon Horgan, the force behind hit comedies “Catastrophe” and “Divorce,” shared their insights, alongside a host of industry leaders. Here are some of the takeaways.

Make It Personal

Gervais, who revealed that he has a first-look deal with Netflix, said he bases his shows on personal experience and strives for honesty. “As I get older, I don’t want to try to be bigger or richer or win more awards. I just want to go: Is this the most honest I have ever been? That is what drives me now,” he said. Gareth Neame, executive producer of “Downton Abbey,” said something similar: “You should be making a show for yourself; you have to love it.”

Talent In Control

One
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Ricky Gervais on His First-Look Deal with Netflix and More ‘After Life’

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Ricky Gervais on His First-Look Deal with Netflix and More ‘After Life’
Ricky Gervais has said he is open to a third season of “After Life”… if he gets help from the cast writing it. The writer and actor also said that he now has a first-look deal with Netflix but not an overall deal that would preclude him working with other platforms or broadcasters.

Gervais was speaking at the Variety European TV Summit in London on Thursday and was asked whether he would go back to traditional TV or the BBC, the home of the “The Office.” “I never say never,” he said. “I have never taken a handcuffs deal in my life. I haven’t got one with Netflix. They get first look now because it’s great, it’s perfect for me.”

The star is working on the sophomore season of “After Life,” the comedy-drama about a man seemingly empowered by giving up on life following the death of his partner.
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Annecy: Netflix Reveals First Footage From Ricky Gervais' 'The Willoughbys'

Netflix on Wednesday unveiled the first look at The Willoughbys, executive produced and narrated by Ricky Gervais, at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France. The family comedy, the streamer's second animated feature, is set to debut next spring.

Director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) was on hand to debut the never-before-seen footage from the film, which is adapted from Lois Lowry's 2010 book of the same name.

The scenes showed the Willoughby children visiting a candy factory and its elderly owner. “It's Willy Wonka meets Citizen Kane meets Ronald McDonald,”...
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Kris Pearn on Netflix’s Second Animated Feature, ’The Willoughbys’

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Annecy, France — A significant part of the future of the world new global streaming platforms will depend on their appeal to family audiences. So it’s no small matter that, in the space of eight hours at France’s Annecy Festival, Netflix will unveil for the first time ever to a discerning industry audience a string of clips from its first two original animated movie films: Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus,” out this Christmas, and Chris Pearn’s “The Willoughbys,” scheduled for a Spring 2020 bow.

Both are major steps for Netflix. A few days out from Annecy, history looked to rest lightly on the shoulders of Pearn as with a massive enthusiasm – he’s a self declared optimist, he says – and at an antic pace he fielded questions from Variety on his much anticipated title, which will help shape a public perception of Netflix’s animated movie ambitions.

Currently in production at Bron Animation in Vancouver,
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Designated Survivor Star Kal Penn and Other Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Circus Bill

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was showcased with a livestream launch event in Congress on May 21.

Sponsored by Raúl Grijalva (D-az) and David Schweikert (R-az), the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (Teapspa; HR2863) is being championed by Animal Defenders International, which has exposed suffering in Us circuses over many years and provided evidence to support the bipartisan bill.

Kal Penn, star of “Designated Survivor,” “Big Bang Theory,” and the “Harold & Kumar” franchise, said: “It’s time to put the days of animal cruelty in the name of entertainment behind us. As we continue to learn of the extent to which lions, tigers, elephants, and other wild animals are needlessly suffering at the hands of the circus industry, we must act. I applaud the advocates supporting the bipartisan Traveling Exotic Animal and
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Ricky Gervais Readies For ‘After Life’ Season 2 And Confronts His Critics: “People Want Blood…But I’ve Always Been A Romantic”

Ricky Gervais Readies For ‘After Life’ Season 2 And Confronts His Critics: “People Want Blood…But I’ve Always Been A Romantic”
Ricky Gervais rejects the amphitheater of Netflix’s London screening room—complete with cushions and throws branded with the name of its myriad shows—as the venue for our interview. Too cold. Too grand a room for two people talking. Instead, we set up in what can best be described as a gussied-up broom closet. There are only two chairs crammed in—I offer him the larger one. “His neurosis kicked in immediately as he had to change rooms,” he imagines me writing in my introduction to this piece. “The temperature was wrong. The seating was inferior. He pretended it was for my comfort, but he got the big chair.”

To be fair, he is better versed in the habits of the press to take a harshly-slanted read between the lines than most. It has been 18 years since the first episode of The Office, created by Gervais with Stephen Merchant,
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Ricky Gervais, Sharon Horgan Explore TV Trends as Producers

Ricky Gervais, Sharon Horgan Explore TV Trends as Producers
Two of the U.K.’s most acclaimed creative talents, Ricky Gervais and Sharon Horgan, are headlining the inaugural Variety European TV Summit, which takes place on June 13.

Gervais, the creator of global successes including “The Office” and “Afterlife,” and Horgan, the creator of hit comedies “Catastrophe” and “Divorce,” are taking part in keynote discussions at the conference.

Both Gervais and Horgan reflect a growing industry trend for top talent to not only star in shows, but to write and produce, too — delivering programs that bear the clear hallmarks of their creators.

At the summit, they will explore the business from a creative’s point of view, sharing their thoughts about the opportunities and challenges they face at a time of ever increasing demand for top level talent by both streamers and traditional TV broadcasters.

The one-day summit will focus on the intersection of content and tech within the TV industry.
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Kim Cattrall To Star In British Comedy Series ‘The Cockfields’ Alongside ‘After Life’s Joe Wilkinson & Diane Morgan

Kim Cattrall To Star In British Comedy Series ‘The Cockfields’ Alongside ‘After Life’s Joe Wilkinson & Diane Morgan
Kim Cattrall is to star in a British comedy series alongside two of the stars of Ricky GervaisAfter Life. The Sex and the City star, who is also fronting Fox’s soapy drama Filthy Rich, is starring in three-part series The Cockfields for UKTV’s Gold channel.

The series stars Joe Wilkinson and Diane Morgan, who both featured in Gervais’ Netflix comedy, and it is written by Wilkinson and David Ear. The Royale Family’s Sue Johnston, Chariots of Fire’s Nigel Havers and Not Going Out’s Bobby Ball.

The Cockfields is produced by Yellow Door Productions, the production company set up by former Sky comedy chief Lucy Lumsden.

Wilkinson plays Simon, who is taking girlfriend Donna, played by Morgan back home to the Isle of Wight for the very first time. There they’ll spend a long weekend as guests of his ever-doting mother Sue, played by Johnston,
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Ricky Gervais review – anti-woke tittering over Liam Neeson and Louis Ck

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Casting himself as a taboo breaker for his Netflix show Supernature, the cacklesome comic delivers a squarely liberal-baiting set

‘That’s not going in … That won’t make it in ... ” Ricky Gervais’s new standup set Supernature has already been bought by Netflix, we’re told in a characteristic bout of boasting at the start of the show. But will any of tonight’s material make it to the broadcast? Such is the line Gervais treads in this 70-minute standup set, now trumpeting his commercial credentials, now casting himself as a taboo breaker too hot for the mainstream to handle.

Well, perhaps – if by mainstream we are to exclude the countless newspapers, chatshows and middle-aged male standup sets in which Gervais’s retro perspective on paedophiles, fat people and female comedians would feel perfectly at home. Gervais’s comedy draws fuel from the idea that we’re
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How Today’s TV Leading Men Redefine Masculinity in Emmy-Eligible Roles

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How Today’s TV Leading Men Redefine Masculinity in Emmy-Eligible Roles
In ancient Greece, the masks worn by actors and chorus, signifying comedy or tragedy, made it crystal clear to audiences what was transpiring on stage. Some 2,500 years later, the line between comedy and drama is far more blurred, as evidenced by roles inhabited by countless Emmy contenders.

Bill Hader may be best known as a comedic actor — he won an Emmy last year as lead actor in his comedy series “Barry” — but, as he notes, “there’s a lot of drama” in HBO’s dark comedy about a hit man trying to get out of the murder business and into acting. Hader co-created “Barry” with Alec Berg and says they “try to make the character as real and relatable as possible.”

“We write it very straight, so the scripts are more dramatic than comedy,” Hader says. “Obviously the guy is very damaged and an anti-hero, and I’d say the
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Emmys: To Host or Not to Host?

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It’s now the most dangerous job in television. Celebrities used to clamor to host major awards shows such as the Emmys, but those were clearly simpler times.

As evidenced by the recent Oscars hosting debacle — in which this year’s show finally had to go host-free after a series of unfortunate events — it’s not easy to find the right emcee. There’s more pressure than ever for the people who get those gigs — and not everyone’s sure it’s worth the trouble anymore. Add into the mix that Fox is airing this year’s Primetime Emmys, and a hosting choice becomes even less obvious.

Fox doesn’t have a late-night franchise, which means it doesn’t have an obvious pick for host. But that may give creative license to last year’s telecast producers, Don Mischer Prods. and Done+Dusted, to go a completely different route. According to network insiders,
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Celebrities Back New Bipartisan Bill To End Circus Animal Suffering Across The Us

Actors, directors, and musicians are backing a bill to end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows, which was launched in Congress on Tuesday, May 21.

Sponsored by Raúl Grijalva (D-az) and David Schweikert (R-az), the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (Teapspa; HR2863) is being championed by Animal Defenders International, which has exposed suffering in Us circuses over many years and provided evidence to support the bipartisan bill.

‘The Reluctant Entertainers,’ a short Adi film of actors, musicians, and directors, calling on Congress to ‘leave the entertaining to those of us who want to perform,’ was screened at the livestream launch event before Representatives Grijalva and Schweikert, and Adi President Jan Creamer discussed the bipartisan bill. Rep. Grijalva noted: “We have an opportunity to extend our sense of humanity to other species on this planet,” while Rep. Schweikert said: “It’s just the right thing to do.
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