Day: May 6, 2014

Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback makes a comeback on HBO

Sometimes a name really comes in handy as a brand. Arrested Development found its development arrested by FOX in 2006, only to resurface in the past year online by Netflix. Another series from the mid-2000s is back. Lisa Kudrow’s The Comeback is making a comeback on HBO, as the pay-cable network announced the deal to broadcast six new episodes this fall. The show itself originally lasted only one season, 13 episodes in the summer of 2005, tracing the fictional comeback attempt of Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a former B-level TV star from the early 1990s fallen to D-list a decade later, via...

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Conan O’Brien and Team Coco launching a record label

Conan O’Brien recorded a couple of music sessions on vinyl in 2010 for Third Man Records when he was making the transition from NBC to TBS, from The Tonight Show to Conan. Now he and Team Coco are ready make their own records. Or CDs, mp3s or whatever you kids are calling them these days since they’re not actually records, except for the rare cases in which your recordings still are. Oh, semantics. Regardless! Team Coco Records. Team Coco made the announcement on Monday via TBS, already having recorded the first stand-up comedy album for the label from Ian...

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Petition to Declare a National Jonathan Winters Day

From the makers of the documentary Certifiably Jonathan comes this petition, asking President Barack Obama to declare a National Jonathan Winters Day. It reads, in full: Jonathan Winters (1925-2013) was a truly great American, who should be forever remembered and celebrated. The inventor of improv comedy, Jonathan kept generations of Americans in stitches for seven decades on TV and in the movies.  From his own shows, to variety shows, to playing Mork’s (Robin Williams) son on Mork & Mindy, to single-handedly destroying a gas station in It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, to the voice of Papa Smurf,...

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Paul Mooney on The Arsenio Hall Show

Black may not crack, but Paul Mooney, at 72, shows signs of wear and tear. On Monday night’s episode of Arsenio, he ambled onstage with a cane, and seemed to be in no sweet hurry to get anywhere anytime soon in his late-night TV performance. Mooney joked that host Arsenio Hall still looked quite young, more than two decades after Hall’s previous TV show. “Look at Arsenio. It’s like time stood still,” Mooney quipped. “What kept him young was those white women.” Mooney then started talking to audience members. TMZ reports that Mooney went 14 minutes deep, calling one...

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