Whitney Cummings scores HBO comedy pilot and standup special
Whitney Cummings has landed an untitled pilot inspired by Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary? at HBO. Cummings will also shoot a stand-up comedy special this fall, set to air as well on the premium cable channel in 2016. The pilot is described as a comedic portrait of modern relationships t... [Read More]
Tommy Wiseau Discusses Americans, Chickens, and Questions He Hates
by Philip Stamato Tommy Wiseau and his cult-classic film The Room are two of the greatest mysteries of the entertainment industry. Since its release in 2003, traditions have formed around midnight screenings of The Room that are similar to those that surround The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Most... [Read More]
HBO Orders a Pilot and Standup Special by Whitney Cummings
by Megh Wright Comedian and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Whitney Cummings is going into business with HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy from Cummings based on Maureen Dowd's 2005 book Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide. Cummings created the series a... [Read More]
Whitney Cummings filming HBO stand-up special, comedy pilot in 2015
Whitney Cummings is getting back in front of the cameras by 2016, inking a new deal with HBO for a stand-up comedy special to film this fall and a sitcom pilot based on Maureen Dowd's book, Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide. Marty Callner will direct the Cummings stand-up special this fall durin... [Read More]
Lena Dunham Says Season 6 of 'Girls' Will Probably Be Its Last
by Megh Wright Lena Dunham is currently filming the fifth season of Girls, and while it hasn't officially been renewed for a sixth season yet, Dunham recently told Variety that season 6 will most likely be the show's final run. "I think America has a tendency to push shows past their due dates," she... [Read More]
HBO’s 4/20 gift to Vimeo’s “High Maintenance” is a six-episode TV series order
Gizmodo has called High Maintenance "the greatest show not on television." Not anymore. HBO ordered a six-episode run of the Vimeo webseries on Monday -- April 20, aka 4/20, aka the high holy day for stoners -- to follow the adventures of a friendly Brooklyn pot dealer. "High Maintenance has proven ... [Read More]
HBO picks up the hit Vimeo comedy series High Maintenance from husband and wife team
High Maintenance, which has been a break-out hit on the Vimeo service, is heading to HBO. The network has picked up the show for six new episodes and will make available the past 19 episodes via HBO, HBO Now, and HBO Go. The episodes are still currently available on Vimeo but its future on the [&hel... [Read More]
HBO Orders Six New Episodes of 'High Maintenance'
by Megh Wright First it was a web series, then it was Vimeo's first original show, and now, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's hit comedy High Maintenance is headed to HBO. According to Dave Itzkoff at The New York Times, the pay network has picked up six new episodes of High Maintenance. A premiere... [Read More]
Martin Sheen and 'Last Week Tonight' Make the Perfect Doomsday Video
by Megh Wright Earlier this year, CNN's top secret doomsday video leaked online, but Last Week Tonight decided it was a little too depressing and in need of a more celebratory update. So with a little help from Martin Sheen, the show put together a doomsday video full of some of humanity's greatest ... [Read More]
Sarah Jessica Parker set to return to HBO in new comedy, Divorce
Sarah Jessica Parker’s HBO follow-up to Sex and the City is a comedy about marital woes. Parker will star in a half-hour series titled Divorce. She plays a woman who finds that making a break from her marriage is harder than anticipated. Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) plays her h... [Read More]