'Last Week Tonight' Makes America's Crumbling Infrastructure Sexy Again
by Megh Wright Last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the crumbling infrastructure in the United States, from the thousands of uninspected dams across the country to bridges in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York that could realistically collapse at any minute: "When we're at a poin... [Read More]
Will Ferrell to star in and Produce “The House”
Will Ferrell will star in and produce the upcoming comedy The House. The story centers on a married couple, husband played by Ferrell, who lose their daughter’s college fund. They team up with their neighbors to start an illegal casino in their basement to earn back the cash. New Line is ... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Explores the Dangers of Elected Judges
by Megh Wright An Alabama judge recently defied a federal ruling by banning same-sex marriages in the state, so Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the world of elected US judges — who mostly run unopposed — and why electing judges in the world of Super PACs and expensive, ridiculous... [Read More]
John Oliver NOT Jon Stewart’s replacement. HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2017!
HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for two more years. Sorry to anyone still holding out hope that the former Daily Show correspondent would jump ship after his contract with HBO ended later this year. The deal will call for two additional seasons, each consisting of 35 episodes, to ... [Read More]
Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015
Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend's Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he's also up for that award and others at this coming weekend's Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile... [Read More]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver gets renewal by HBO for 3rd and 4th seasons
HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for its third and fourth seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of 35 shows apiece, season three will run on HBO in 2016, to be followed by season four in 2017. “We are incredibly ... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Gets a Double Season Renewal from HBO
by Megh Wright Great news: HBO just announced that they've renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for a third and fourth season. Each season will consist of 35 episodes to run in 2016 and 2017. "We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," said HBO president Michael Lombardo ... [Read More]
The next Entourage-like comedy is coming to HBO in the form of “Hyena”
The same producing team behind the wildly successful HBO hit Entourage has signed on to executive produce a new show that centers around the autobiographical story of a man in the entertainment industry. Entourage took inspiration from actor Mark Wahlberg’s stories of his early ... [Read More]
Mark Wahlberg and 'Entourage' Writers/Producers Developing a New HBO Comedy
by Megh Wright Mark Wahlberg and former Entourage writers/executive producers Ally Musika and Stephen Levinson are developing a new comedy for HBO. Deadline reports that the trio are working on a series called Hyena based on the autobiographical book by Sirius hip-hop radio host Jude Angelini. Like ... [Read More]
HBO Is Developing Supernatural Comedy 'Incurable'
by Megh Wright Not long after NBC ordered an adaptation of Australian supernatural comedy Strange Calls, HBO is getting in the supernatural comedy game too. THR reports the pay network is currently developing a series titled Incurable, which centers "on a support group for people with supernatural p... [Read More]