STAR WARS DETOURS

Joel McHale was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for his new CBS sitcom The Great Indoors. After the panel, McHale spoke with reporters further and talked about the shelved Star Wars Detours animated series, his possible return for more X-Files and playing Chevy Chase in  A Futile & Stupid Gesture.

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Now that Supergirl‘s flown over to The CW and Rush Hour‘s been cancelled, what reason will you have to keep tuning into CBS this fall? The network has unleashed trailers for a slew of new shows they’re hoping will catch your eye, including a different kind of superhero show (MacGyver), another film-to-TV remake (Training Day), a new Jason Katims drama (Pure Genius), a new Joel McHale comedy (The Great Indoors), and two separate, unrelated comedies about working-class men forced to spend time at home (Kevin James‘ Kevin Can Wait and Matt LeBlanc‘s Man With a Plan). Watch all the CBS 2016-2017 trailers below. Read More »

Will Forte

Almost two weeks ago, principal photography began on David Wain‘s (Wet Hot American Summer) adaptation of A Futile and Stupid Gesture. Based on Josh Karp‘s best-selling book, the story follows National Lampoon co-founder Douglas Kenney, who’s played by Will Forte (MacGruber) in the biopic. Forte is surrounded by nothing but talent in this true-life story, which, according to him, we shouldn’t expect a sanitized version of.

While interviewing the actor for the upcoming comedy, Keanu, he opened up a bit biopic. Below, Will Forte discusses A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

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National Lampoon Movie Cast

Just last month we found out Netflix was developing a film about Doug Kenney, the co-founder of National Lampoon, the humor magazine that eventually evolved into creating comedy records and movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The film is called A Futile & Stupid Gesture and shines a light on the history of National Lampoon through the eyes of Kenney, who will be played by Saturday Night Live veteran and Last Man on Earth star Will Forte.

Earlier this week the cast filled out with the addition of Joel McHale taking on the role of his Community co-star Chevy Chase, before he made it big on Saturday Night Live, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Domhnall Gleeson playing another National Lampoon co-founder, Henry Beard.

Now the cast has gotten even bigger with additional actors being brought on to play National Lampoon comedians and future comedy superstars Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and John Belushi, as well as a couple other key roles. Get the details on the National Lampoon movie cast after the jump. Read More »

Joel McHale as Chevy Chase

Talk about life coming full circle. Actor Joel McHale might play Chevy Chase in David Wain‘s (Wet Hot American Summer) National Lampoon biopic, A Futile and Stupid Gesture. McHale and Chase, of course, worked on Community together for a number seasons, so if McHale signs up for the project, then he’s already got a few years of research in the can.

Learn more about A Futile and Stupid Gesture below.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter

For the past month, we’ve been reporting on the progress of a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the cult favorite, movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Creator Joel Hodgson started an ambitious crowd-fund campaign to raise $5.5 million in order to produce 12 new episodes of the show with a whole new cast, and last night the campaign ended with even more good news than expected.

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter is now the largest crowd-funded online video of all-time, and the campaign made so much that they’ll actually be able to make 14 new episodes. It truly is a great time to be alive. Read More »

Community canceled

Back in June, we reported that the former NBC comedy series Community could end up getting another season at Yahoo after it was saved from cancellation and turned into a web series. However, it appears that possibility just went out the window.

Series star Joel McHale recently said in an interview that the profile of the cast members has grown significantly since the series premiered six years ago, and Yahoo simply can’t afford to pay the cast what they should be earning anymore. Find out more about why we’re seeing Community canceled again after the jump! Read More »

Joel McHale Joins The X-Files

The hunt for the truth begins again in January when The X-Files returns to Fox for a six-episode revival run. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back as Agents Mulder and Scully and, with the start of the series revival getting closer, some more casting is coming to the surface.

Community series regular and The Soup host Joel McHale will be guest starring on The X-Files, and his character description sounds like the perfect role for the comedian. Get the details after the jump. Read More »

A Merry Friggin Christmas

When Robin Williams passed away in August, he left four unreleased films behind. One of those was A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, a holiday comedy starring Williams and Joel McHale.

As a performer, Williams could play anything from Patch Adams to The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Mitch, his character in A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, seems to fall toward the latter end of the spectrum. He’s so unpleasant, in fact, that his son Boyd (McHale) has been actively avoiding him for years. But a series of events leads to the pair spending hours together on a frantic journey to save the holiday for Boyd’s son. Hit the jump to see the A Merry Friggin Christmas trailer. Read More »

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Merry Friggin Christmas Robin Williams

Even after his passing, Robin Williams is managing to bring a little levity into our lives. Two clips have just been released for his indie comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, the first of four unreleased films he left behind.

Joel McHale and Lauren Graham also star in the indie comedy. Watch the Merry Friggin’ Christmas clips after the jump.

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