This week, comedian turned podcaster Marc Maron will debut his brand new IFC show, Maron. The show gives an exaggerated spin to his meteoric rise to fame via the world of podcasting, much in the way Louie is kind of based on Louis CK’s life, but really isn’t a biography of the comedian.
Maron premieres on May 3, but the first episode is now streaming for your viewing pleasure. Check it out below. Read More »
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John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Years later, a man travels back through time to the year 1958. Upon arrival he’s infused with purpose. He has five years to do everything in his power to stop the assassination.
That’s the plot of Stephen King‘s novel 11/22/63 and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot has just secured the rights to adapt the story for cable TV. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
Netflix reveals posters, stills, and a clip from the new season of Arrested Development. Also after the jump:
- What was the unaired original Game of Thrones pilot like?
- Yahoo gets exclusive access to the 38-season SNL archive
- Corey Stoll lands Guillermo del Toro‘s FX drama The Strain
- AMC forays into the science-fiction genre with Line of Sight
- Hannibal‘s unaired episode has been turned into a web series
- See a new poster and pic from the newly revived The Killing
- Watch a trailer for The Rock‘s new reality competition show
- Peek behind the scenes of Christopher Guest‘s Family Tree
- Dexter conducts his final symphony in an artsy new trailer
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Agent Coulson’s fate in Marvel’s The Avengers was the emotional center of the movie. It was also a huge disappointment. The event certainly helped motivate the team to assemble and save the world, but it also meant we probably wouldn’t see Clark Gregg‘s fantastic character again.
Of course, that changed last year when Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed Gregg would reprise the role in the ABC pilot Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., co-written and directed by Joss Whedon. But exactly how was that going to work? Did Thor use some Asgardian magic? Did Tony Stark create a special arc reactor? Did Bruce Banner blast him with gamma radiation? None of the above. A source has revealed to /Film how Whedon and company plan to bring the character back for the ABC show and you can read it below. Read More »
I know /Film really isn’t a place to blog about competition reality shows, but I thought this story was interesting enough for a post. For the record, I don’t know if the contestant stole the bit from Frank Nicotero, I’m just presenting my strange experience from the taping last night. Here’s how the events unfolded.
Last night I attended a taping of America’s Got Talent at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood (please don’t judge, I’m a big Howard Stern fan). The talent show reality series holds audition shows in cities around the country, which are edited to death and eventually televised in highlight packages in the weeks before the show goes live from New York City. The tapings are usually pretty long with a warm up comedian trying to keep the audience entertained in between the various acts.
The strangest thing happened during the taping Thursday night, something which was not staged. I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole incident is never broadcast on television.
A comedian contestant named Greg Wilson came up to present his comedy act. He praised Howie Mandel, one of the show’s judges, saying he had seen his stand-up show in Dallas during the 1990′s. The two bonded in the pre-act interview. Wilson went on to perform his routine, which was basically a reenactment of a wife and husband fighting in a car. The unique angle is the bit is done from the point of view of a driver in another car, and the fight is reenacted without words, only a visual performance.
The bit killed, the audience loved it. So did the judges. Howard Stern praised the routine. Eventually it got to Howie who opened with a strange question, paraphrased, “Did you write this yourself or are you performing someone else’s material?” Wilson on stage claimed that he created the bit himself, much like Howie created his own bits. He seemed very offended by the question. Howie seemed unsure how to handle the situation. Something was off. After one of the other judges prodded, Howie admitted that he had seen this same act before, performed by another comedian.
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Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Do you like scary movies? How about TV shows based on scary movies?
MTV has given the green light to a pilot based on Scream, the horror film series launched by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson in 1996. If all goes well, the drama would debut on the network next summer. More info after the jump.
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A project once intended to be a feature film is getting a new, different life at HBO. Naoki Urasawa‘s manga Monster — about a disgraced doctor’s global search for a warped young criminal to whom he has very particular ties — is something that Guillermo del Toro was once negotiating to make at the movie studio. Now he and HBO are working together to turn it into a TV series. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Bad news, everyone: Comedy Central has declined to renew Futurama, making the current seventh season its last. It’s a disappointment fans should be familiar with. Futurama ended its originally run on Fox in 2004, but was brought back to life by Comedy Central in 2008. Its makers don’t sound so shocked either. “I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” executive producer David X. Cohen said. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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