Day: July 22, 2013

The premiere episodes of Axe Cop and High School USA! on FOX ADHD

FOX’s new Animation Domination High-Def lineup of short-form animated mayhem officially kicks off this coming Saturday in a late-night programming block (11 p.m. Eastern/Pacific), but FOX ADHD gave viewers a sneak preview of both Axe Cop and High School USA last night in primetime. The 10-minute shows debuted following a quick week-in-review animation that was short and sweetly subversive enough to keep viewers interested. And it’s comforting to see different takes on animation after what’s now decades of seeing multiple series look like they all blend in together into one Seth MacFarlane-Simpsons crossover to rule them all. Is that...

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Funny Weird Facts About the Funny Ha-Ha 2013 Emmy Nominations in Comedy

The Emmys love Louis C.K. Louis C.K. this year earned more Emmy nominations for an individual in a single year than anyone before him with nine — covering his FX series (Louie), his HBO special (Oh My God) and his hosting stint on SNL — and honoring him as an actor, writer, director, editor and guest actor. Tina Fey didn’t do half bad herself, though, with seven nominations — six for 30 Rock and one for co-hosting the Golden Globes. One of Fey’s 30 Rock categories: Writing the lyrics to the “Rural Juror” song that Jane Krakowski (as Jenna Maroney) sang...

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Dave Hill is on Royal Baby Watch for Funny or Die and the birth of Kate Middleton’s baby

Reports surfaced overnight and early Monday morning from Kensington Palace that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had gone to the hospital in labor with her first child. That may mean nothing to you. But in England, where they regard the Duchess as wife to Prince William, their baby will become third in line to the English throne. Which still means something across the pond. So you’re likely waking up to breathless media coverage about the “Royal Baby.” Dave Hill already is and was on the case, though, with his webseries, “Royal Baby Watch,” uploaded earlier this month to...

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AMC announces Chris Hardwick to host “Talking Bad” following final episodes of “Breaking Bad” this summer

Chris Hardwick had himself one busy Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend, not just moderating panels that released tidbits on all of your favorite superhero and fantasy movie blockbusters for the coming year, but also making news of his own — AMC announced Sunday that Hardwick will host Talking Bad, a live, weekly half-hour chat show designed to deconstruct each of the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad this August and September. It’s a no-brainer. Hardwick already hosts Talking Dead, AMC’s surprisingly hit live talk show that follows its hit zombie series, The Walking Dead. That series returns Oct....

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