Hulu Sets Summer Bows For ‘Difficult People’ Season 3, Trio Of Documentaries
Hulu is gearing up for summer with the return of comedy series Difficult People and three new documentary movies. The 10-episode Season 3 of the Julie Klausner-Billy Eichner comedy is set to premiere August 8, with the films bowing in May and June.
The new season of Difficult People, from Universal Cable Productions, finds Julie (Klausner) and Billy (Eichner) remaining each other's best friends while still their own worst enemies. Julie embarks on a season-long quest for… Read
Melissa McCarthy Says Sean Spicer Impression Was Not Her Idea, But Ears Made All The Difference
Playing Sean Spicer wasn’t Melissa McCarthy’s idea – that honor goes to Kent Sublette, McCarthy’s old Groundlings pal and now Saturday Night Live writer. But on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (see clip below) McCarthy said her initial hesitation vanished once the ear prosthetics were in place. “Can I have eye bags?” she asked the make-up department?
McCarthy told Ellen DeGeneres today about how her now-famous SNL take on the White House press secretary came about with… Read
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Genius’ & ‘Vietnam War’ Among Tribeca TV Fest Slate
Hulu/MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale and National Geographic’s Genius are among the big-name highlights of this year’s Tribeca TV, the second annual television slate of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fifteen shows, including five series premieres, four season premieres and a sneak peek at PBS’ Ken Burns-Lynn Novick docu-series The Vietnam War will screen during the April 19-30 fest.
The TV lineup was announced today, and also includes season debuts of Episodes, Unbreakable Kimmy Sch… Read
James Corden On The Game He’d Like To Have President Donald Trump Play — PaleyFest
The Late Late Show host James Corden was at PaleyFest with EPs Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe tonight to discuss his mission with the series in a panel moderated by The West Wing thesp Bradley Whitford. Little known outside the UK prior to his Late Late Show debut in 2015, Corden won two Emmys in 2016, quickly establishing himself as a pop culture phenomenon and late-night staple. Credit his creative and innovative segments and easy rapport with celebrity guests.
‘Captain Underpants’ Trailer: DWA Exposes Kevin Hart-Ed Helms Toon
Kevin Hart and Ed Helms introduce their upcoming animated pic — and debate whether clothes make the superhero — in this new sneak peek at DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Based on the bestselling book series, the comedy follows two school pranksters (voiced by Hart and Helms) who hypnotize their principal into stripping down to his tighty whities and thinking he’s a superhero.
“Wearing a cape does not make him a superhero,” says Hart. “Yes… Read
‘The Carmichael Show’ Will Air Racial Slur Unedited On NBC Because “The N-Word” Is “Childish”
UPDATED with additional information: Jerrod Carmichael says that for an upcoming episode of his edgy NBC series The Carmichael Show, the racial slur “nigger” will be heard about six times.
“‘N-word’ is childish.. say it!” Carmichael said of the decision. “We know what we’re talk about; we're not speaking to children.” For an episode of his comedy series that deals with the use of the actual word, not the cutsey euphemism, Carmichael says it’s heard on screen “like six… Read
Kevin James To Headline Netflix Stand-up Special
Netflix continues to add to its collection of stand-up specials from established comedians with the pickup of a new Kevin James special. It is slated to shoot later this year for a 2018 premiere.
The special expands James’ relationship with Netflix, where he led the streaming service’s 2016 original film, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, and next appears in original film Sandy Wexler, launching globally April 14.
This marks James’ first stand-up TV special since… Read
‘This Is Us’ Stars & EPs Tease Season 2 & How Jack Died – PaleyFest
Night 2 of the 34th annual PaleyFest placed the spotlight on NBC's hit ensemble drama This Is Us, an intergenerational portrait of family, life, and love. A breakout series, This Is Us hit a ratings high with its recently aired season finale. It also brought in a big PaleyFest audience.
Representing This Is Us at the Dolby Theatre tonight in good spirits were series matriarch Mandy Moore and patriarch Milo Ventimiglia, along with Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Susan… Read
‘Downward Dog’ ABC Comedy Series Gets Wednesday Preview, Tuesday Slot For Summer
It’s a case of good news-bad news for new ABC comedy series Downward Dog, which is getting a great launch behind the season finale of Modern Family on May 17 and a challenging time slot, Tuesdays 8 PM for a summer run.
Following the May 17 preview in the Wednesday 9:30 PM slot (black-ish will have aired its season finale in the time period the previous week), Downward Dog will begin airing Tuesday nights from 8-8:30 PM beginning May 23.
That is a little surprising outcome… Read
‘Insecure’ & ‘Ballers’ Get Summer Premiere Dates On HBO
UPDATED with Ballers premiere date: The new seasons of HBO comedies Insecure and Ballers are set to premiere Sunday, July 23, debuting after Episode 2 of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season. Insecure co-creator/writer/star Issa Rae took to Twitter this morning to announce the Season 2 premiere date for her series:
"When does season 2 of #InsecureHBO premiere," you ask? pic.twitter.com/PtyKm2QHNw
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) March 14, 2017
Airing at 10:30 PM, Season 2 of Insecu… Read
‘SNL’s Pete Davidson Visits ‘Weekend Update’ Sober, Healthy & Ready To Rise
Less than a week after Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson took to Instagram to reassure family, friends and fans that he’s winning his longtime struggle with drugs, the comic dropped by SNL‘s Weekend Update desk to reiterate the case in decidedly more, well, stand-up terms.
“I wake up with boners again!” a happy, healthy-looking Davidson told the Update audience.
Gone was the gaunt, sometimes sunken appearance that had worried his supporters. In an editorial ostensibly… Read
Trump-Loving Mutt Is ‘SNL’ Top Dog; Ivanka Is Fragrantly “Complicit”
A cute, Trump-loving pooch gave NBC’s Saturday Night Live its sharpest political voice last night. Though Alec Baldwin brought his Donald back and a faux commercial hawked an Ivanka Trump fragrance called “Complicit,” it was the pug who marked his territory all over the evening’s political terrain.
“I can’t even have a conversation with you liberal snowflakes,” says the Fox-loving hound by way of a new scientific invention that translates dog thoughts into human… Read