HBO Orders David Fincher's '80s Music Video Comedy to Series
by Megh Wright David Fincher is set to be HBO's newest showrunner. According to THR, the pay network has officially ordered Fincher's '80s music video comedy, tentatively titled Video Synchronicity, to series. The show follows a man named Robby, "a wide-eyed guy who drops out of college and drives t... [Read More]
David Fincher’s 1980s music video comedy gets ordered from HBO
The two-time Oscar nominee (The Social Network, Benjamin Button) has landed a series order for his 1980s music video comedy from HBO which we first caught wind about back in December of last year. Details are currently on lock down mode. However, here’s what we do know. Set in 1983 Los Angeles... [Read More]
John Oliver Explains Why Standardized Testing Is Bad for Everyone
by Megh Wright Last night's Last Week Tonight took a closer look at No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and the last decade of standardized testing in the US, which hasn't helped students and teachers as much as it's helped Pearson Education, which John Oliver says is "the educational equivalent of T... [Read More]
HBO Orders Lorne Michaels-Produced 'Brothers in Atlanta' to Series
by Megh Wright Earlier this year it was announced that HBO had put into development a Lorne Michaels-produced series called Brothers in Atlanta, a comedy written by and starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin as "struggling entertainers and best frien... [Read More]
Chris Rock Weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao For HBO Sports
Chris Rock has worn many hats during his illustrious career: writer, producer, actor, director. But sports commentator? It maybe a new chapeau for his collection but it is one he wears very well. While being interviewed for HBO Sports recently, Chris Rock gave his take on the long awaited bout, set... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Breaks Down the Fashion Industry's Dark Secrets
by Megh Wright Last night's Last Week Tonight took a look at some of the most popular cheap clothing companies in the US, examining how companies like H&M, Walmart, and Joe Fresh manage to rack up piles of money every year with their dirt cheap (and quality) clothing and how The Gap has continue... [Read More]
How George Carlin Changed Comedy In His First HBO Special
by Ramsey Ess The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny p... [Read More]
Chris Rock on HBO's 'Real Sports': "Baseball Is Dying. Literally."
by Megh Wright Here's a new clip from HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel featuring comedian and longtime baseball fan Chris Rock, who takes on baseball's growing diversity issues, explains why most black people just don't love the sport anymore, and breaks down why this should be extremely troubli... [Read More]
Chris Rock’s plea to baseball, for HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel has added a comedy segment to round out episodes in this spring's new season, and this week, Chris Rock stepped up to the plate with several minutes of warning and encouragement for baseball. Not just Major League Baseball, but all of it, speaking as a baseball f... [Read More]
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]