This morning brought the cavalcade of nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out in September. Westworld was out in front with a whopping 22 nominations for its freshman season while other debut shows like This Is Us, as well as continuing shows like Veep and Saturday Night Live, also landed a surprising number of nods. But there are only so many slots for nominees and plenty of shows were snubbed by the Television Academy. Thankfully, it wasn’t all bad news though as there were some pleasant (sometimes goofy) surprises as well.
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Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Fargo adds another distinguished actor to its already impressive ensemble for season three.
- Toby Stephens will star in the Lost in Space reboot.
- Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg teases what to expect from season two.
- FX wisely renews Atlanta and Better Things for second seasons.
- Netflix announces the Fuller House season two premiere date.
- Jeffrey Tambor says Arrested Development season four will start shooting early next year.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Louie established Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon as a sort of dynamic duo of comedy. Bonus points if you saw them together even earlier on Lucky Louie. After five seasons of writing and producing Louie, Adlon developed her own show for FX. Better Things is her show, and C.K. still writes and produces with her.
Better Things stars Adlon as Sammy Fox, a struggling actor and single mother of three daughters. Early episodes have Sammy run into famous co-stars at auditions, freak out in a recording studio, clean up after her daughters throw a party, text with potential lovers and give a speech about periods at her daughter’s school. When I met Adlon at the Fox/FX party for the Television Critics Association, she may have been a tad surprised that I knew those episodes so well. Or maybe she just couldn’t spill all the beans about her Hollywood secrets. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Pamela Adlon has been a familiar face (and for many viewers, a more familiar voice) on television for decades, so it’s about time someone built an entire show around her. Better Things joins the FX network’s line-up in a few months and it certainly looks promising, showcasing a strong pedigree onscreen and off. How could you say no to a single-camera sitcom created by Adlon and Louis C.K., who frequently brought out the absolute best in her during her guest stints on Louie? The first full trailer for the show is here and it looks like it could be something very special.
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Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Louis C.K. was on a panel for the FX comedy Baskets, which he produces with Zach Galifianakis. After the panel C.K. spoke with journalists further. He mentioned an animated series he is developing with Albert Brooks for FX, and gave a little bit of insight into what the show would be.
“We’re making a cartoon that’s basically me and Albert in our voices,” C.K. said. “We found we have a funny rhythm together. I don’t want to say anything about what the cartoon is about yet because it takes such a long time to get those things going.”
After the jump, C.K. also discusses his hiatus from Louie and his other new FX series, Better Things with Louie co-star / producer / writer Pamela Adlon.
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Over on FX, the comedy series Louie has been churning out some of the best comedy that television has ever seen, going back and forth between episodic stories and two or three-part episodes. But sadly, fans of the show from comedian Louis C.K. will be waiting a while before they see new episodes.
FX’s CEO John Landgraf just revealed at the Television Critics Association press day that Louie is on extended hiatus again with no indication as to when the show will be back. But the show is most certainly not canceled. Find out more about the Louie hiatus after the jump! Read More »
The Television Critics Association panels have been going on for the past week or so, and we’ve had plenty of great updates from Fred Topel’s interviews and coverage that you can check out right here.
Today, straight from the TCA, comes some announcements from FX, which includes a renewal for a third season of The Strain, orders for two new comedy series featuring some familiar FX talent, a new home for Archer, and fall premiere dates for American Horror Story: Hotel, the second season of Fargo and more.
Get details on the new and returning FX 2015 TV shows after the jump! Read More »