Day: July 2, 2014

FXX orders “Man Seeking Woman,” starring Jay Baruchel, to series in 2015

Jay Baruchel is FXX’s newest leading man, starring in the upcoming Man Seeking Woman, ordered to a 10-episode season today by the cable network. Coming in 2015, Man Seeking Woman stars Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, “a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love” — based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories, “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.” Simon also wrote the pilot. Baruchel’s series regular co-stars will be Eric Andre, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine. “Simon Rich has delivered a wholly original, hilarious and fantastical view of single life that features an incredible performance from Jay Baruchel,” said...

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Scenes from the first day and night of the 2014 Monty Python Live reunion

The surviving members of legendary sketch group Monty Python reunited for a greatest-hits-and-then-some live stage spectacular that debuted the first of 10 shows Tuesday night at The O2 arena in London. Their final, final reunion show on July 20, 2014, also will be broadcast live in cinemas worldwide. But before we could see Monty Python Live, the old chaps treated us to a press conference, dress rehearsal footage, and an introduction by fellow British legends of their era — The Rolling Stones. So let’s try to keep this chronological, this first day in the rest of our lives that...

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Ray Jessel’s audition on America’s Got Talent 2014, and what you may not know about the 84-year-old songwriter’s Broadway and TV past

Ray Jessel, at 84, would seem like an unlikely contestant to round out this season’s auditions for America’s Got Talent. And yet, NBC producers knew more than you. In his pre-audition interview, Jessel told us that he only started performing at age 72. After singing an original ditty he wrote and played on the piano stunned the audience and judges alike,¬†Howard Stern told Jessel: “I’m really thinking you’re a breath of fresh air at 84 years old! When you first got up, I was kind of like, oh, he’s one of those acts that are a waste of time....

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