IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Third Season
by Megh Wright Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am ... [Read More]
IFC renews ‘Maron’ for a third season
Today, IFC announced that they had renewed comedy series Maron for a third season. Since its debut in 2013, Marc Maron’s semi-autobiographical TV show has been met with critical acclaim. Coupled with its impressive list of guest stars (Tig Notaro, Adam Scott, Aubrey Plaza, Amy Poehler, Andy Ki... [Read More]
Judd Apatow will stream his next TV series for at least two seasons on Netflix: “Love,” starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust
Netflix announced today a two-season commitment to a new comedy series, Love, created, written and produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin. Love stars Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper; Inglorious Basterds) and Gillian Jacobs (Community) as a couple navigating the ups and downs of romance. I... [Read More]
Watch Nasim Pedrad as Aziz Ansari in an unaired SNL sketch
Get ready for what’s been called a “boner-eraser.” The former SNL cast member, and now current Mulaney cast member, Nasim Pedrad visited Conan last night. The subject of course turned to Pedrad’s SNL impressions where Pedrad revealed she had been on a mission to play Aziz Ans... [Read More]
Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust
by Megh Wright Judd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox's Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gi... [Read More]
Exploring the Hidden Racist Past of the Looney Toons
by Matt Crowley I have an uncomfortable confession to make: I have never liked the Looney Tunes. Despite the cultural pervasiveness of these characters, and a lifelong love of animation on my part, they’ve always struck me as annoying, repetitive, and boring — for all the pandemonium tha... [Read More]
Bill Maher’s “Live from D.C.” pulls in best HBO comedy special ratings since 2009
Bill Maher's double-duty live stunt on HBO did the trick, at least ratings-wise. Maher hosted a special edition of his weekly Real Time talk show on Friday night from Washington, D.C., immediately followed by a stand-up special, Bill Maher: Live from D.C. HBO reports 1.6 million viewers watched... [Read More]
IFC renews “Maron” for third season
Congrats to Marc Maron! IFC announced today it has renewed his sitcom, Maron, for a third season, with 13 new half-hour episodes going into production this fall and airing in spring 2015. “Usually Marc has a hard time maintaining long-term relationships, but luckily not with us,” said Je... [Read More]
Nasim Pedrad Shares Her Unaired 'SNL' Sketch as Aziz Ansari
by Megh Wright It turns out that despite the many characters and impressions Nasim Pedrad had during her run on SNL, she wanted to do none of them more than Aziz Ansari. While Nasim did get a chance to very briefly play Ansari in a sketch, on last night's Conan she shared a clip of an unaired sketch... [Read More]
Bill Hader and Seth Meyers Look Back on Their 'SNL' Days
by Megh Wright Bill Hader finally visited the Late Night desk last night, where he and Meyers looked back on their years working together at SNL, one of Hader's impressions that never made it on the show, and the origins of his beloved Weekend Update regular Stefon. Check out more clips from the int... [Read More]