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]
HBO Orders Sharon Horgan Comedy 'Divorce' Starring Sarah Jessica Parker
by Megh Wright Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO. Deadline reports that the pay network has given a series order to a new comedy by Pulling creator Sharon Horgan called Divorce with Parker attached to star. The single-cam comedy centers on Parker as Frances, "a woman who suddenly begins to re... [Read More]
Inside Amy Schumer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver among 74th annual Peabody Awards winners
Congratulations to Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, as they joined seven other TV series honored this morning as recipients of the 74th annual Peabody Awards. The Peabodys were created by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1940 to serve as "t... [Read More]
HBO renews Silicon Valley and Veep
HBO still has desires to stay in both the Presidential and Tech comedy spaces. This morning, less than 24 hours after the season 2 premiere of Silicon Valley, and season 4 premiere of Veep, HBO released a press release stating they’ve renewed both comedies for extra seasons. HBO president of p... [Read More]
Veep returns and it’s “Future Whatever”
As the Vice President of the United States, Selina Meyer was a woman on a mission. Any mission, in fact. Of (the most awkward) sorts. Disjointed ventures barely purported to win votes and carelessly undermined by P.O.T.U.S. (the President Of The United States) from episode one. And by her own staff,... [Read More]
HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'
by Megh Wright HBO is doubling down on its hit comedies. The pay network announced today that it's renewed Silicon Valley and Veep for their third and fifth seasons, respectively. Both shows kicked off their latest seasons on HBO last night. Veep creator Armando Iannucci will leave at the end of thi... [Read More]
Here's the First Trailer for Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry's HBO Comedy 'Ballers'
by Megh Wright Over a year ago, HBO ordered a new comedy called Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson as a former all-pro running back and Rob Corddry as his "former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor," and the pay network recently released the first trailer. Ballers debuts after True Detective'... [Read More]
'Veep' Isn't About the First Female President (Thank God)
by Meredith Haggerty Imagine an original comedy about The First Woman President. Between media pressure (“Is she powerful enough?”) and network notes (“Is she relatable enough?”) and focus group testing (“She should be hotter, but not like, too hot?”) it would lik... [Read More]
"Politicians Aren't Geniuses, They're Human Beings": Matt Walsh and the Humanity of 'Veep'
by Phil Davidson That Veep is the funniest show on television is certainly debatable, but there’s no doubt no other show has better insults. Take Selina Meyer’s description of former White House liaison Jonah Ryan, for example. “You let that unstable piece of human scaffolding into... [Read More]
John Oliver and Michael Bolton Stick Up for the IRS Through the Power of Song
by Megh Wright In anticipation of Tax Day this Wednesday, last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at the the one government agency everyone loves to hate: the IRS. It's been an uphill battle for IRS employees (or as John Oliver calls them, "the physical equivalent of Ambien") for the last ... [Read More]