Netflix acquires rights to Brad Pitt comedy 'War Machine'
Netflix has acquired the satirical comedy “War Machine,” with Brad Pitt set to star as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, adding a major dose of star power to the streaming service’s growing stable of original programming.Netflix, which announced the acquisition Monday, will produce the film, to be directed by Australian filmmaker David Michod (“Animal Kingdom,” ”The Rover”). Shooting is set to begin in August, with the movie scheduled for release on Netflix sometime next year.“War Machine” is based on Mi... [Read More]
Exclusive: Michael Che to release Netflix special in 2016
The Laugh Button has learned that comedian and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Michael Che will be releasing his first full-length special on Netflix in February 2016. We caught up with the former corespondent for The Daily Show turned anchor over the weekend at the third installment of th... [Read More]
This Week on TV: Jeff Ross roasts criminals, Orange Is The New Black returns and Ron White salutes the troops
There will be a lot of time spent in prison this week on television. And yes, that includes the return of the Netflix smash hit dramedy Orange Is The New Black on Friday. But where it gets interesting is when you throw Jeff Ross in the mix, the Roastmaster General. This Saturday on Comedy Central, [... [Read More]
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Fans Start a Petition for Gender Pay Equality on ‘Grace and Frankie’
The debut season of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s wonderful new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie premiered on the streaming network last month, and not long after revealing that they were making the same amount of money as their male supporting costars Martin Sheen and Sam W... [Read More]
New Tig Notaro Documentary ‘Tig’ Debuts on Netflix July 17th
Standup Tig Notaro has a new project headed to Netflix next month. According to Variety, the streaming network announced a round of new documentaries today including Tig, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year: Tig is about how Notaro found herself on stage in 2012 when she opened her standup... [Read More]
Arrested Development returns to Netflix in 2016
It’s been a couple of years since the Bluths reemerged on Netflix. Now Arrested Development co-creator Brian Grazer says that a fifth season will be happening! On Adam Carolla’s podcast, Grazer told him that the new season will begin production in early 2016 and releasing later that year... [Read More]
Brian Grazer Says ‘Arrested Development’ Will Return to Netflix in Mid-2016
Back in April, Arrested Development executive producer Brian Grazer announced that 17 new episodes of the show are headed to Netflix soon, and on the most recent episode of The Adam Carolla Show, Grazer revealed that we can expect to binge-watch the new season sometime next year. “Netflix is d... [Read More]
Jen Kirkman doesn’t want your marriage or your kids on her latest special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
Jen Kirkman’s new Netflix special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), is bookended by sketches in which she has conversations with people whom she has little to nothing in common with. At the beginning of the special, the interaction is with an overly permissive mom and her drooling,... [Read More]
Netflix renews Grace and Frankie for a second season
For those already on board with Grace and Frankie, the Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin project, you are celebrating this morning with the news of a second season coming to Netflix. And for those who like to stock pile seasons for the ultimate binge watch, now you are going to have some more to work [&hel... [Read More]
Netflix Renews ‘Grace and Frankie’ for a Second Season
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are returning to Netflix for a brand new season of Grace and Frankie. According to The Wrap, co-creator and executive producer Marta Kauffman has confirmed that the freshman comedy has earned a season 2 renewal from the streaming network, thanks in part to an unlikely sour... [Read More]