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Bobcat Goldthwait Says He ‘Probably Won’t’ Watch HBO’s Robin Williams Documentary

Bobcat Goldthwait Says He ‘Probably Won’t’ Watch HBO’s Robin Williams Documentary
Bobcat Goldthwait enjoyed a long friendship with Robin Williams since they met at a comedy club kitchen in the 1980s up until Williams’ death in 2014. But Goldthwait has no current plans to watch HBO’s upcoming documentary about Williams’ life and career.

“I probably won’t watch the movie,” Goldthwait told Variety at Wednesday’s premiere of his new “Misfits & Monsters” anthology series. “Not out of protest — I just miss my friend, and I think it would be hard.”

The documentary, “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind,” features interviews with some of Williams’ closest friends and colleagues, including his longtime
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Danny Pudi and Bobcat Goldthwait Explain Why ‘Misfits & Monsters’ Is Basically ‘Black Mirror’

Danny Pudi and Bobcat Goldthwait Explain Why ‘Misfits & Monsters’ Is Basically ‘Black Mirror’
Bobcat Goldthwait’s new TruTV anthology series “Misfits & Monsters” is all about mashups and playing with tropes, something you would 100 percent expect from the comic-turned director and producer.

But when Danny Pudi explained to TheWrap that his episode is “Enemy of the State” meets “Home Alone” (and that fellow series star Seth Green’s installment is “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” combined with “Cape Fear”) we felt like that sounded a little whacky — and we’re talking about Goldthwait here. And then Pudi described it as “‘Black Mirror’-ish.”

“Yeah, thats fine with me [laughs],” Goldthwait told us, coming in mid-interview during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour back in January, to hear that Pudi was pitching his show to TheWrap as Goldthwait’s version of Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series. “Compare it to that! I’d rather you compare it to that than something bad.”

Also Read: Here's Why
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TV News Roundup: Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Drops Creepy New Trailer (Watch)

TV News Roundup: Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Drops Creepy New Trailer (Watch)
In today’s television roundup, ‘Castle Rock’ gets a new trailer and the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” gang gets their own mobile game.

Dates

ABC, People, and Four M Studios will present “The Story of The Royals,” a two-night, four-hour prime-time television event documenting the lives of the British royal family. “The Story of The Royals: Part One” airs Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 9-11 p.m., and “The Story of The Royals: Part Two” will air Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9-11 p.m. Both parts will air on the ABC.

Netflix announced it will launch “Ghoul,” its first Indian original horror series,
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Bobcat Goldthwait on Satirizing Trump Through a Toddler-Eating Werewolf — Turn It On Podcast

Bobcat Goldthwait on Satirizing Trump Through a Toddler-Eating Werewolf — Turn It On Podcast
No matter how many times Bobcat Goldthwait takes a film to Sundance or premieres another new project, he knows that — for some people — he’ll forever be known as the guy who screams in the “Police Academy” movies. And he’s Ok with that.

“I don’t get too hung up on what people think of me,” Goldthwait told IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast. “But that persona, it’s this weird thing, as a guy who’s made seven movies and had a bunch play Sundance. I made a movie about child abuse, a documentary, and it was very well received at film festivals. Then I look at a review and it says, ‘Bobcat Goldthwait (Police Academy).’ I can’t expect that to go away.”

In one of the episodes of Goldthwait’s new truTV anthology series, “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters,” Seth Green plays a voiceover actor who
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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of July 9, 2018

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Marlon” conclude their second seasons.

“Floribama Shore,” MTV, Monday, 10 p.m.

The second season brings viewers’ favorite southerners back to Panama City Beach for Spring Break to see what life’s next chapter holds for them. Cast members for the new season include Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson,
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July TV Premieres: 13 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

Somehow, we made it to the halfway point of 2018.

As summer begins to really take hold, July might not be as packed with headline new shows as previous months were. But for anyone who thought that the allure of the sunny outdoors would curb the insatiable appetite for new TV shows: think again.

(We do this every month — if you missed any of those previous picks, here are some notable TV premieres from February, March, April, May, and June.)

“Mostly 4 Millennials”

It’s been a big week for Adult Swim, with the mesmerizing “Mr. Neighbor’s House 2” premiering this past Sunday night and a new Casper Kelly short in the Infomercial slot. Now, to keep that momentum going comes this unclassifiable piece of satire (?) about a hyperconnected generation with a criminally short attention span.

“Sharp Objects”

One of the summer’s most anticipated series feels like one of the seasons surest bets.
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Comic-Con 2018: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings

Comic-Con 2018: Your Guide to the TV-Related Panels and Screenings
It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con 2018. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.*

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Not paneling at Sdcc this year: Game of Thrones, Outlander, Westworld, iZombie, The 100, Gotham, Blindspot

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Deadly Class (Syfy) | Tba

Doctor Who (BBC America) | Stars Jodie Whittaker,
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‘Community’ The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set Coming This Fall

Mill Creek Entertainment is set to release a Community The Complete Series Blu-ray box set on September 18th, marking the first time Community episodes will be available on Blu-ray.

The Community The Complete Series Blu-ray set includes all 110 episodes from the hit NBC comedy series from creator Dan Harmon, spread across 12 Blu-ray Discs.

Starring in Community are Joel McHale, Gillian JacobsDanny Pudi, Alison BrieKen Jeong, Yvette Nicole BrownJim Rash, Donald Glover and Chevy Chase.

Community The Complete Series on Blu-ray is quite popular at Amazon and currently sits in the three spot on Amazon's Blu-ray bestsellers chart.

Pre-order Community The Complete Series on Blu-ray for nearly half off the list price at Amazon.
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‘Impulse’: The Ending of the YouTube Series’ First Season Waited for the Right Time to Build an Even Bigger World

‘Impulse’: The Ending of the YouTube Series’ First Season Waited for the Right Time to Build an Even Bigger World
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Impulse” Season 1, including the ending.]

There’s a moment in the “Impulse” finale that helps bring the show’s entire first season into focus. Not knowing about the strange ability that her daughter has only begun to start to control, Cleo (Missi Pyle) comforts Henry (Maddie Hasson), telling her not to diminish her own experiences or put them in some self-imposed context.

In a way, by the ending of Season 1, that’s the same message that “Impulse” itself has sent to its main character: to not lose sight of what she finds important, just for the conventions of TV. While the collective entanglements of the characters for the show’s other generation was more of a mixed bag, the new YouTube Premium series managed to let its high-school-aged protagonist take her time before crossing paths with an outsider well outside her current hometown.

In our season review, we referenced the ever-present risk for personal sci-fi stories like this,
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Bonkers Promo For Bobcat Goldthwait's Dark New Series Misfits & Monster

"I want a president that's a werewolf so that other countries won't push us around."

For those of you who are familiar with Bobcat Goldthwait, you know the guy is an insane filmmaker that has made some crazy-ass films. He brings his insanity in a brand new anthology series to TruTV called Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters. It's a live-action animated hybrid that comes complete with werewolves, Satan, demons, mermaids, Seth Green and more.

Each of the episodes will tell a unique story that brings together all kinds of genres, tones, and a mash-up of genres that you normally don't see mashed together. For example, Goldthwait explains, "what if Cape Fear and Roger Rabbit had a baby?" He's definitely bringing a darkness to the show and it looks ridiculously entertaining!

The series stars several other recognizable actors that include Michael Ian Black, Bridget Everett, Dave Foley, Melissa Joan Hart, Sam Levine,
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Disney’s Ducktales: Destination Adventure! Available on DVD June 5th

An ancient tomb in Toth-Ra, the mountain peak of Mt. Neverrest, a vacation island for Greek gods…global expeditions await! Thanks to Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby, trillionaire Scrooge McDuck is back in action, leading the way to death-defying exploits stretching all the way from Duckburg to legendary destinations around the world. Let the greatest family adventures begin! Bring home the fun on Disney DVD June 5th

An ancient tomb in Toth-Ra, the mountain peak of Mt. Neverrest, a vacation island for Greek gods…global expeditions await! Thanks to Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby, trillionaire Scrooge McDuck is back in action, leading the way to death-defying exploits stretching all the way from Duckburg to legendary destinations around the world. Let the greatest family adventures begin!

Voice Cast: David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi as Huey Duck; Ben Schwartz as Dewey Duck; Bobby Moynihan as Louie Duck; Kate Micucci as
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Disney Channel Stars Meet With Fans at First Ever Fan Fest

Disney Channel kicked off its summer season in style with the first ever Disney Channel Go! Fan Fest, held Saturday at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Starting with a VIP brunch at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, stars from Disney Channel’s most popular small screen series turned up for a fun-filled day packed with panel discussions, live script readings, meet and greets with fans and a cavalcade down Disneyland’s famous Main Street U.S.A.

Among the actors who turned up for the all-day event included Jenna Ortega from “Stuck in the Middle”; “Bizaardvark” cast members Madison Hu
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘DuckTales’ Debut Teased in New Clip

Disney's DuckTales has checked every box a reboot is required to make and then some. It pays homage but is not beholden to the original series, it brings the story into the modern era, and goes above and beyond in order to deepen the mythology. DuckTales also features a fantastic voice cast anchored by David Tennant, Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci and Beck Bennett, who have quickly made the fan-favorite characters their own in just a handful of episodes. But one big debut has yet to arrive, that of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fenton Crackshell-…
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases ‘Dear White People’ Season 2 Trailer (Watch)

In today’s roundup, YouTube Red ordered a pilot for a comedy series starring Danny Pudi, and Netflix released the trailer for the second season of “Dear White People.”

Dates

Netflix will launch a new documentary series in partnership with BuzzFeed titled “Follow This,” to premiere on July 9. In each 15-minute episode, BuzzFeed reporters invite viewers into their working lives as they explore stories on a variety of global and domestic topics. Participating BuzzFeed staffers include reporter Scaachi Koul, senior culture writer Bim Adewunmi, senior national correspondent John Stanton, reporter and podcast host Ahmed Ali Akbar, science reporter Azeen Ghorayshi,
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Danny Pudi to Star in Baseball-Themed Comedy Pilot for YouTube Red

Danny Pudi to Star in Baseball-Themed Comedy Pilot for YouTube Red
Danny Pudi is stepping back up to the sitcom plate, signing on as the co-lead of YouTube Red’s baseball-themed comedy pilot High & Tight, Deadline reports.

The potential series finds the Community vet (last seen in NBC’s short-lived superhero sendup Powerless) playing a young translator forced far beyond his comfort zone when he’s hired as the full-time interpreter/babysitter for a newly-signed and ill-behaved Major League Baseball star (played by co-lead Sung Kang of Power fame).

Created and written by Arrested Development scribe Chris Marrs, the half-hour project’s cast also includes Virginia Williams (Fuller House), Bruce McGill
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YouTube Orders ‘High & Tight’ Comedy Pilot Starring Sung Kang & Danny Pudi

Exclusive: YouTube Red has ordered a pilot for High & Tight, a baseball buddy comedy starring Sung Kang and Danny Pudi. Co-starring in the pilot, created and written by Chris Marrs, are Virginia Williams (Fuller House) as well as Bruce McGill (Family Guy) and Mircea Monroe (Episodes). High & Tight is set in the high-stakes and high-status world of Major League Baseball and is about a young…
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How to Save a Show: From ‘Community’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ to ’Timeless’ and Beyond

How to Save a Show: From ‘Community’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ to ’Timeless’ and Beyond
One Day at a Time” producers, fans, TV critics, and other groups set social media abuzz last month to beg Netflix to save the critically acclaimed comedy from cancellation. Even The National Hispanic Media Coalition sent a letter to the streaming service to argue for the show’s continuation for its positive take on diversity, equity, and inclusivity. In the face of such an onslaught, Netflix renewed the series, starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno, for a 13-episode third season, and fans celebrated — while also rightfully patting themselves on the back.

This narrative of saving a show – the mobilization, the Hail Mary communiqués and stunts, and the validating network renewal – has been a familiar exercise going back decades (when even “Cagney & Lacey” was renewed after a fierce letter writing campaign). But “Save Our Shows” campaigns rarely worked. Now, in the era of social media, these campaigns are much more frequent — and visible.
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2018 Grammys performances: Pink ‘slayed’ & Childish Gambino ‘made someone pregnant with that performance,’ say forum posters

2018 Grammys performances: Pink ‘slayed’ & Childish Gambino ‘made someone pregnant with that performance,’ say forum posters
Our forum posters are notorious in the showbiz world for their incredibly blunt honesty and surprising insights. The performances at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards brought that fighting spirit out yet again. Reactions spanned from Childish Gambino making “someone pregnant with that performance” to Ben Platt singing “his ass off” performing “Somewhere” from “West Side Story.”

Take a look below for some of the best praise and shade from our forums. Read more and have your say here. And make sure to check out the complete list of winners in over 80 categories.

Kendrick Lamar with Bono and The Edge: “XXX,” “American Soul,” “DNA” and “King’s Dead”

BamaEd: Kendrick Lamar started the show by scaring the old white folks thinking “60 Minutes” was on. He didn’t need Dave Chappelle or Bono and The Edge. He was powerful enough.

neverkneel: Kendrick is killing it!

Dynasty86: Give Kendrick that Aoty Grammy already!
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Here’s Why Danny Pudi Says He and Donald Glover Will Always Be ‘Troy and Abed’

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There are few television friendships that rival that of “Community”s Troy Barnes (Donald Glover) and Abed Nadir’s (Danny Pudi) — an unlikely match that stole the hearts of fans everywhere from pretty much Episode 1. Because it’s been over two years since the series wrapped (and three since Glover’s exit), fans may be wondering if the actors are just as close as they appeared in the Dan Harmon-created series. Well, we were too, so TheWrap asked Pudi during the Television Critics Association press tour last week. And, as you may have guessed, the answer is yes. “I mean we’re, you know,...
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Yes, Danny Pudi ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants to Do a ‘Community’ Movie

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Yes, Danny Pudi ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants to Do a ‘Community’ Movie
Look, “Community” fans, we know you got your sixth season, but you never got your movie. However, you can continue to hold out hope that one day Dan Harmon’s vision will hit the silver screen. After all, Danny Pudi tells TheWrap he’s still down. And so is director Bobcat Goldthwait. “Yes, absolutely,” Pudi said Thursday during the Television Critics Association press tour, while the two were discussing working together on truTV’s upcoming anthology series “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters.” “I’ve told Dan multiple times — we have a text chain — we’re ready for the movie! So yeah, absolutely.” Well, someone should...
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