HBO To Develop 1980s Wall Street Comedy Starring Rob Riggle With Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg And Chris Henchy
The Other Guys gang is back together, this time on HBO. The pay cable network is developing a comedy project for Rob Riggle to star and produce. The single-camera comedy, based on an idea by Riggle, is being written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in the world of bond traders in 1980s Wall Street, it revolves around a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life. [Read More]
Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At 'Girls'
Dunham talks about creating the show, as well as her own experiences navigating life in New York City after graduating from college. She also addresses some of the criticisms lobbed at Girls, and details how she came up with the ideas for many of the scenes in the show. Interview highlights are below. [Read More]
'Neighborhood Watch' Is Now Just 'The Watch,' and it Has a New Red-Band Trailer
Woe be to the poor marketing department at Fox, who had to scramble to figure out how to market a comedy called Neighborhood Watch after the distinctly unfunny real-life neighborhood watch drama of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin unfolded. Their solution? Change the name and focus on those alie... [Read More]
Hooray! HBO Renews 'Girls' and 'Veep' for Second Seasons
HBO has just renewed both of its freshman comedies, Girls and Veep for second seasons. Neither have had really blockbuster ratings, with Veep besting Girls but not by too much, but with HBO that doesn't really matter. Both shows have gotten generally favorable reviews and Girls in particular has bec... [Read More]
Comedian Shaun Majumder shows emotional side in new HBO documentary "Shaun Majumder, Every Word is Absolutely True"
..the 90-minute HBO Canada documentary is the story of a kid from the far East Coast of Canada with an Indian father, a Newfoundland-bred mother and a world view as open as the skies and oceans in between. [Read More]
Real Time With Bill Maher will continue for at least two more seasons | The A.V. Club
HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher for two more years, keeping the roundtable talk show on the air through 12 seasons and at least 2014. That’s long enough for Maher to offer commentary and "can you believe this shit?" raised eyebrows throughout all of the upcoming presidential election and at least two years of [Read More]
Talking to Timothy Simons of the New HBO Series Veep
As a newcomer to the world of TV, actor Timothy Simons is joining a very impressive group of writers and performers for his first big role in the HBO political comedy series Veep. Created by Oscar-nominated auteur Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, The Thick of It) and boasting a cast that includes Juli... [Read More]
Watch 'Veep,' & 'Girls' premieres online for free
HBO is casting a wide net to lure viewers to both "Girls" and "Veep," making the premiere episodes of both comedy series available to nonsubscribers. A day after their HBO debuts, "Girls" and "Veep" will go live on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple distributors' free on-demand platforms. Also, "Veep" will be available free of charge on iTunes. [Read More]
Talking To Lena Dunham About Being A "Girl"
It may feel like "Girls" has been on the air for months already, but the series actually doesn’t premiere on HBO until April 15th. Its creator, writer and star is Lena Dunham, about whom, if you’re reading this, you probably already have an opinion—although it's difficult to come up with an opinion or observation about Dunham that she has not already anticipated, heard or joked about herself. Her 2010 feature, Tiny Furniture, released when she was 23, was just added to the Criterion Collection. ... [Read More]