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Netflix’s GLOW is constructed from a colorful combination of names and concepts: Community star Alison Brie, comedian and podcast-extraorindaire Marc Maron, the producers of Orange is the New Black, an ’80s Hollywood setting, and the world of syndicated women’s professional wrestling. If the trailer for the show’s first season is any indication, this could be a big-hearted winner and something that even non-wrestling fans can get behind.

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Alison Brie Glow Netflix

Netflix has been bolstering its stable of original content over the past few years, and since money doesn’t seem to be a problem for them, they can shell out the cash necessary to make expensive period pieces like The Crown and the now-cancelled Marco Polo. But the streaming service seems to have a particular affinity for the 1980s, because along with things like Narcos, Stranger Things, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Netflix is releasing a new show called GLOW that’s also set in that decade.

The show premieres later this summer, but in the meantime, take a look at a batch of new photos featuring cast members Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron, Almost Famous), and more.
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GLOW Teaser Trailer

One of the Netflix original television series that I’m really excited about is G.L.O.W., from  Orange Is The New Black and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. The new dramedy series is based on the real-life 1980’s female wrestling league “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” featuring a cast that includes Alison Brie (Mad Men), Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim), Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie), Marc Maron (Maron), and more. Watch the first GLOW teaser trailer now after the jump.

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Easy trailer

As if you don’t have enough fall TV to catch up on already, Netflix is throwing another new series our way next week. Easy is an eight-episode anthology series created by Joe Swanberg, following several adults as they try to navigate love and sex in modern-day Chicago. The characters include long-term couples trying to spice up their relationships, singles looking for a connection, and everything in between.

The extensive cast includes Malin Akerman, Jane Adams, Andrew Bachelor, Orlando Bloom, Hannibal Buress, Aya Cash, Michael Chernus, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kate Micucci, Emily Ratajkowski, Elizabeth Reaser, and many many more. Watch the Easy trailer below.  Read More »

Animals

Animals might be the weirdest, craziest, most interesting television show in a long time. The new HBO show feels like someone took a funny clever animated short film from the Sundance Film Festival and adapted it into a television series. The result feels like nothing else on television.

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Call Me Lucky trailer

Even if you call yourself a fan of stand-up comedy, there’s a good chance that you may never have heard of Barry Crimmins. The outspoken, sometimes controversial, and smart comic made waves in the 1970s and 1980s, and while his rage against the machine brought comedy, it eventually also helped bring about change and justice.

At a time when the internet was accessed predominantly by way of America Online, he uncovered a horrifying community online that was bolstering sexual abuse and child pornography, and used his voice, anger and personal horrifying experiences as a child to make a difference. And director Bobcat Goldthwait chronicles all of this in his documentary Call Me Lucky, and the trailer has just arrived.

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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 »

I am going to assume that the Futurama crew, like the rest of the Internet, is cheering in celebration of Community‘s return. After the jump:

  • Dean Norris says Breaking Bad‘s final run is “Hank-centric”
  • Roy from The Office is Beverly Hills Cop‘s new Judge Reinhold
  • George R.R. Martin could develop more shows for HBO
  • See the real-life models for the staff of ISIS on Archer
  • Marc Maron‘s IFC series, titled Maron, unveils a first teaser
  • Syfy has a new trailer for its upcoming series Defiance
  • Mother and son are creepy in Bates Motel‘s new teaser and poster
  • Comedy Central offers a peek at the next season of Futurama
  • Get ready for Community‘s long-awaited return with a new trailer

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This TV Bits is a particularly good one for comedy nerds, with positive developments for Lena Dunham, Marc Maron, and Louis C.K. After the jump:

  • ABC’s Nashville gets picked up for a full season
  • Watch a new trailer for Kevin Bacon‘s The Following
  • Judd Apatow says Girls has been renewed for Season 3
  • Louis C.K. prepares a standup special for HBO
  • Marc Maron‘s IFC series is coming in June 2013

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Testing a film with a live audience is a huge part of Judd Apatow‘s filmmaking process. Finding the biggest laughs and gauging reactions is treated as an additional round of editing for the writer/director/producer. The danger in that is, even though most people sign non-disclosure agreements, word is bound to leak out early. So while This is 40, Apatow’s latest film, won’t hit theaters until Christmas, the first review has made it online in a very non-traditional place.

Comedian Marc Maron, best known for his hugely popular WTF Podcast, was among a star-studded early audience invited to see the “sort of sequel” to Knocked Up starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann and talked about it on his show. Read his quotes and more after the jump. Read More »