Day: September 21, 2016

CBS orders Jermaine Fowler’s “Superior Donuts” to series for midseason 2017

Jermaine Fowler will star in primetime for CBS come 2017, now that the Eye Network has ordered his Superior Donuts to series for midseason. CBS had recast and reshot the pilot over the summer after passing on it for this fall. Judd Hirsch and Katey Sagal now will co-star with Fowler in Superior Donuts. The rest of the cast includes David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans and Rell Battle. It’s based on a play by Tracy Letts, following the relationship between the owner of a Chicago donut shop (Hirsch) and his new employee (Fowler), along with the shop’s...

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Alamo Drafthouse cinemas to host 10-year anniversary screening, Q&A of “Idiocracy” on Oct. 4, 2016

Just a month before Election Day 2016, the Alamo Drafthouse movie chain is giving Idiocracy a bigger 10-year anniversary screening party than the movie’s studio did when it first came out in 2006. As they put it: Ten years ago, satirist Mike Judge told of an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world.  In this future, America was run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro-wrestler with severe anger management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land was a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.” Flash forward...

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Comedy Central orders Moshe Kasher’s “Problematic” to series for 2017

Comedy Central may no longer have the Emmy-winning Key & Peele, but the cable network will have Kasher and Leggero both on display in 2017. Comedy Central announced a series order today for Problematic with Moshe Kasher, a weekly talk show that will debut in 2017. Kasher’s wife, Natasha Leggero, stars in Another Period, the turn-of-the-century satire renewed for a third season next year. “I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture,” said Kasher. “This show will create a safe space for offensive comedy and more importantly...

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Nick Cody on Conan

Nick Cody may be from Australia, but he recognizes a universal truth: Small towns are small because nobody wants to live there. Just look at Los Angeles, Cody said on the stage in Burbank for Tuesday’s Conan. Cody is engaged, and neither his fiancee’s fit and healthy lifestyle tips nor her love of old houses seem to grab his devotion as much as she does. Roll the...

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