Day: January 9, 2015

Wet Hot American Summer revived as eight-episode Netflix series

How did Netflix not announce this earlier in the week when it already had the full attention of the TV Critics Association? Regardless… Wet Hot American Summer officially is back in production! The cult favorite film from 2001 has found its cast members reunite a few times since, usually either in New York City or at the SF Sketchfest, and most recent buzz suggested David Wain and Michael Showalter would produce a prequel movie. Instead, WHAS is returning, via Netflix, as an eight-episode limited streaming series. News just broke and has been confirmed by sources with multiple media outlets....

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Key & Peele kicking off Super Bowl weekend with hourlong sketch special on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has teamed up with the NFL to produce its first-ever official Super Bowl comedy special, and it’ll be an hourlong sketch spectacular from Key & Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Key & Peele Super Bowl Special (#KeyAndPeeleSuperBowlSpecial) will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, Jan. 30th, and encore again that Saturday — the night before Super Bowl XLIX — at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. From the network’s announcement: The special will feature Key and Peele anchoring the ultimate Super Bowl comedy event, using the ubiquitous sports news-desk format to celebrate professional football, its...

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From Bang-Bang to the Burbs and back again to Bam Bam: Robert Kelly talks Live at the Village Underground, his new Comedy Central hour

Before “Bang Bang” was a catchy summer song of 2014, it was an appetizing double-feature of a meal that Robert Kelly shared with Louis CK and the world at-large on the fourth season of FX’s Louie. Post by Louie. In 2015, Kelly is all about the Bam Bam, as in the name of the drummer he’s portraying in the upcoming new FX series with Denis Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. And tonight he stars in his first full stand-up special, Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Undergound, premiering at midnight Eastern/Pacific (11 p.m. Central) on Comedy Central. It’s directed by Bobcat Goldthwait...

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Craig Ferguson will still be on TV in 2015, just maybe not on the show you were hoping to see him host

You win some, you lose some. That’s the nature of game shows. And Craig Ferguson learned on Thursday that he’ll continue hosting one, Celebrity Name Game, which received a renewal for a second season this fall via Debmar-Mercury and FremantleMedia North America. The game show that has celebrities and contestants guessing the names of other celebrities is executive produced by two other celebs, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. It debuted in September in more than 80 percent of the United States, mostly on weeknight in the post-news, pre-primetime hour. Ferguson’s plans to revive his version of The Late Late...

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HBO announces new Rosie O’Donnell stand-up documentary, Tig Notaro stand-up special for 2015

HBO took its turn before the Winter Press Tour of the TV Critics Association (TCA) on Thursday, and among the premiere date announcements for new and returning series, and an affirmation of the quick season 5 renewal for Girls, the pay-cable network also revealed plans to broadcast a documentary on Rosie O’Donnell and the first stand-up special for Tig Notaro in 2015. ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP (Feb. 14) features O’Donnell in a hybrid form of standup comedy, inspired by her recent near-fatal heart attack. In a comic and touching performance, she shares her experience with heart disease,...

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