Day: May 11, 2017

Frankie Shaw’s SMILF jumps from Sundance short film to Showtime series

Frankie Shaw’s short film, SMILF, won the jury award at the Sundance Film Festival a couple of years ago and garnered further interest from Showtime. The pay-cable network announced it’s fully invested now in SMILF, ordering up 10 episodes of a half-hour comedy series partially based on Shaw’s own life as a single mother. She’s writing, producing, directing and starring in the semi-autobiographical series, premiering on Showtime this fall. Set in Boston’s Southie neighborhood, SMILF will follow a single 20-something single mom named Bridgette who’s still yearning for relationships, sex and a career of her own. Rosie O’Donnell will co-star as...

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Chris Hardwick’s @midnight rant about GQ putting The Rock on the cover of its Comedy Issue

Chris Hardwick opened Wednesday’s episode of @midnight on Comedy Central by praising actor/wrestler Dwayne Johnson for floating the idea he might run for president of the United States in 2020. But Hardwick took issue with what the magazine that got “The Rock” to reveal his political ambitions did with that tidbit. “I love him. I love The Rock. But here’s where I just have a slight problem. Just a slight problem. Please don’t get mad at me, The Rock. So this interview with Dwayne The POTUS Johnson was on the cover of GQ magazine’s Comedy Issue! That’s a comedy...

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