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Christina Hendricks & Alysia Reiner Foster Dialogue On Motherhood With ‘Egg’

Receiving Risa Mickenberg’s script for Egg—premiering this week in Tribeca—director Marianna Palka had an instant, strong reaction to the material, recognizing something that had the potential to be really special. “David [Alan Basche] and Alysia [Reiner] sent me the script, and I was, I think, 19 pages into the script when I said I wanted to do it, because I realized it was going to change the world. Because it's so beautiful,” Palka told Deadline this morning in… Read


‘Motherland’: Sundance Now Acquires British Comedy Series For May Premiere – Watch The Trailer

Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium video streaming service, has acquired the BAFTA-nominated hit British television series Motherland from Lionsgate, which has worldwide rights to the comedy. Watch the trailer above. The series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes making their Sundance Now premiere Thursday, May 10, the service announced. New episodes of the… Read


‘SNL’ Sets Amy Schumer & Tina Fey To Host Final Two Shows Of Season 43

Amy Schumer and SNL alum Tina Fey are set to host the final two Season 43 episodes of NBC’s Saturday Night Live on May 12 and 19, respectively. The booking marks Schumer’s second hosting gig and Fey’s sixth. Both Schumer and Fey have big projects to plug: Schumer’s feature film I Feel Pretty hits theaters Friday, and Fey has the Broadway musical version of Mean Girls heading into Tony Award season. She wrote the book for the musical, based on the 2004 movie she wrote. SNL… Read


‘GLOW’ Pins Down Season 2 Premiere Date; Alison Brie Talks Netflix Series’ Resonance

The ladies of Netflix’s GLOW will be back for their 10-episode Season 2 on June 29. The streaming service announced the return to the ring at its See What’s Next event in Rome today. The 80s-inspired female comedy series, executive produced by Jenji Kohan and created/executive produced by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, picks up again as the women become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth (Alison Brie)… Read


Nantucket Film Festival Sets Noah Baumbach Tribute, Ben Stiller Improv Night

The Nantucket Film Festival, whose 23rd edition is set for June 20-25, has announced its 2018 honorees. The Screenwriters Tribute will go to Noah Baumbach, the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award will go to Morgan Neville, and the New Voices in Screenwriting Award to recent Sundance alum Andrew Heckler. Given the festival’s longtime emphasis on screenwriting, the Screenwriters Tribute is always a centerpiece. Baumbach’s night will be Saturday, June 23… Read


‘Dear White People’: Season 2 Premiere Date For Netflix Comedy Based On Sundance Hit

Netflix has set Friday, May 4, for the Season 2 premiere of Dear White People, its comedy series based on the 2014 feature that won a Special Jury Award at Sundance. Check out the announcemend video above. Based on Justin Simien's acclaimed debut indie feature, the Lionsgate-produced Dear White People is set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. The satirical series — which picks up where… Read


Starz Acquires Ex-Seeso Comedy Series & Specials Including ‘Take My Wife’ & ‘Night Train With Wyatt Cenac’


Starz has acquired a slew of comedy series, specials and films that launched on Seeso, the NBCUniversal-owned SVOD service that shuttered last year. Among the series in the deal are Take My WifeNight Train with Wyatt Cenac and The UCB Show. It also includes stand-up specials from the Sklar Brothers, Brian Posehn and Lachlan Patterson, along with The Pistol Shrimps, the documentary about a group of showbiz folks including Aubrey Plaza who play in a women's recreational… Read


Carol Burnett’s Netflix Series ‘A Little Help’ Spotlighting Kids Sets Guests & Premiere Date

Carol Burnett

Kids say the darndest things, and Carol Burnett will help audiences discover that Linkletterism anew when she brings her return to television, A Little Help, to Netflix starting May 4. Burnett will be joined by a group of straight-talking and entertaining 5- to 9-year-old kids. These very opinionated "experts" weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas brought in by everyday adults. Each episode will feature a celebrity contributor brave enough to bring in… Read


‘I Love You, America’s Sarah Silverman Talks Importance Of Finding Commonalities & Forging Connections – The Contenders Emmys

Hours before Hulu’s Contenders panel for Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, Americathe final panel of the day—the streaming service announced that the hit variety series will be back for another 11 episodes, to begin airing on September 6—just in time for conversation centering on the midterm elections. Speaking with Deadline’s Pete Hammond, Silverman first discussed her initial conception of the series, which tries to take an even-keeled look at the current political… Read


‘Loudermilk’ EP Talks Appeal Of “Anti-Social, Hard To Get Along With” Characters & More – The Contenders Emmys

“I always like characters like this who are anti-social, hard to get along with, but there's still something within them that's likeable and can help other people,” Loudermilk EP Bobby Mort told Dawn Chmielewski today at The Contenders Emmys. With Sam Loudermilk—the misanthropic recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor portrayed by Sam Livingston in the AT&T Audience Network series—Mort has found his latest great character. Known for comedies in the film world… Read


‘Broad City’s Endgame, ‘Drunk History’s Future & ‘Nathan For You’s Legal Docket – Comedy Central @ The Contenders Emmys

Comedy Central's Contenders Emmys panel focused on three very funny series: Drunk HistoryNathan for Youand Broad City. That's three shows, three moderators, five comically minded creatives, one stage. In short, madness. Yet out of three consecutive panels, a few facts seemed to surface — though, given the lineup, it was difficult to tell real news from punchlines. Broad City Moderator: TVLine’s Michael Ausiello Guests: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, co-creators, EPs… Read


‘Grown-ish’ Star Yara Shahidi On What’s In Store For Spinoff’s Sophomore Year – The Contenders Emmys

Yara Shahidi

Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi teased Season 2 of Freeform’s Black-ish spinoff series today at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys, and reflected on her transition from the show’s mothership Black-ish. “I know little to nothing about Season 2. What I can say is I'm really looking forward to Zoey actually going to class,” Shahidi said during ABC Studios’ panel session at the DGA Theater. “Season 2, I'm excited to have a breath, in terms of extending these storylines. Zoey’s now a… Read