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Tony Nominee Billy Magnussen Joins Cast of Disney's Live-Action ALADDINTony Nominee Billy Magnussen Joins Cast of Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Tony nominee Billy Magnussen has joined the cast of Disney's live-action ALADDIN movie in the role of Prince Anders. The character did not appear in the studio's 1992 animated picture. (more...)

Catch Up on truTV's I'M SORRY Ahead of Season Finale with All-Day MarathonCatch Up on truTV's I'M SORRY Ahead of Season Finale with All-Day Marathon
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

truTV recently announced a second season for the new hit series I'M SORRY from Andrea Savage. Viewers can now catch-up prior to the Season One finale with a series marathon featuring bonus content on Monday, September 4 from 2 PM to 7 PM ET/PT - and anytime on VOD and the Watch truTV app. (more...)

Harold Ramis Film School at Second City Gives Rise to Comedy's Next WaveHarold Ramis Film School at Second City Gives Rise to Comedy's Next Wave
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Just one year in, the Harold Ramis Film School at The Second City has already set the bar for creative comedic storytelling. (more...)

truTV Greenlights Season Two of Hit Comedy Series I'M SORRYtruTV Greenlights Season Two of Hit Comedy Series I'M SORRY
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Turner's truTV announced today a second season greenlight for its scripted comedy, I'M SORRY which has emerged as the summer's breakout new comedy series and fastest growing comedy of 2017*. (more...)

THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW Debuts on truTV 8/3THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW Debuts on truTV 8/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On Thursday, August 3 at 11pm ET, fan-favorite comedian Chris Gethard will bring his rowdy, no-holds-barred weekly hour-long call-in talk show – aptly named THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW – to truTV and LIVE national TV audiences for the first time. (more...)

New Web Series BOILING THE FROG with SENATOR AL FRANKEN Launches TodayNew Web Series BOILING THE FROG with SENATOR AL FRANKEN Launches Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Season 1 of the new series BOILING THE FROG with SENATOR AL FRANKEN involves six five-minute episodes. Each episode will be released every week on the Facebook pages of Funny Or Die and Years of Living Dangerously beginning July 10th. (more...)

truTV Shares Official Trailer for New Comedy Series I'M SORRYtruTV Shares Official Trailer for New Comedy Series I'M SORRY
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Created by and starring Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People), the half-hour scripted comedy I'M SORRY follows seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom Andrea (played by Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations. (more...)

Damon Wayans Jr. and Colin Kane Come to Comedy Works This WeekDamon Wayans Jr. and Colin Kane Come to Comedy Works This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Damon Wayans Jr. is an actor, writer and comedian.  He was last seen in the comedy film, How to Be Single with Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Alison Brie.  (more...)

City Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time ScheduleCity Unveils its 2017/18 Prime-Time Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Proven, powerful, and pedigreed. Today Rogers Media unveils City's 2017/18 programming schedule, building on last season's proven hits with bold new additions backed by some of the most creative minds in television today. (more...)

FOX Shares First Look Trailers for All-New Dramas & ComediesFOX Shares First Look Trailers for All-New Dramas & Comedies
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, FOX Television Group, yesterday unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2017-2018 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

FOX Announces 2017-18 Season ft. New Dramas, Comedies & 2 Live Music Events!FOX Announces 2017-18 Season ft. New Dramas, Comedies & 2 Live Music Events!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2017-2018 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

truTV Announces Casting for Its Upcoming Scripted Series I'M SORRYtruTV Announces Casting for Its Upcoming Scripted Series I'M SORRY
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Turner's truTV has added a “who's who” of funny people to the cast of its upcoming scripted comedy series I'M SORRY from creator and writer Andrea Savage (Veep, Episodes, Sleeping with Other People). (more...)

Piven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce PivenPiven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce Piven
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Piven Theatre Workshop's celebrity alumni are coming home to Chicago for one big night to honor their favorite teacher-legendary founder, Joyce Piven. On Saturday, May 6, philanthropic leaders, community partners and friends of Piven Theatre Workshop from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world will pay tribute to Piven's remarkable 45 years in Chicago theatre at the inaugural Once Upon a Stage gala at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. Notable guests include Jeremy Piven, who will accompany his mother to the gala, Shira Piven, Adam McKay, Ed Asner, Paul Adelstein, Lili Taylor, Aidan Quinn and Chicago's own Billy Dec, Harry Lennix, James Vincent Meredith and Lucas Jade Zumann, among others. (more...)

Sarah Silverman to Star in Weekly Topical Half-Hour Show I LOVE YOU, AMERICA on HuluSarah Silverman to Star in Weekly Topical Half-Hour Show I LOVE YOU, AMERICA on Hulu
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Hulu has announced the straight-to-series pick-up of a new show from Funny or Die, starring Sarah Silverman titled I LOVE YOU, AMERICA (working title). (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Drunk Voice Mail in DRUNK HISTORY Deleted SceneVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Drunk Voice Mail in DRUNK HISTORY Deleted Scene
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 13, 2017

ET has shared an exclusive deleted scene from Lin-Manuel Miranda's appearance on the hit Comedy Central comedy DRUNK HISTORY. In the clip, the Tony winner dials up HAMILTON music director Alex Lacamoire to share an original rap (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Star in New Comedy THE HOUSEVIDEO: First Look - Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Star in New Comedy THE HOUSE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star in the new comedy THE HOUSE, hitting theaters on  June 30, 2017. Check out the trailer below. (more...)

VIDEO: Funny or Die Presents 'City Slickers in Westworld' ft. Billy CrystalVIDEO: Funny or Die Presents 'City Slickers in Westworld' ft. Billy Crystal
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Years after their 'City Slickers' narrative was retired, Westworld hosts Mitch (Billy Crystal) & Phil (Daniel Stern) are still happily driving cattle, however Mitch has started to malfunction and it's up to Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) to analyze why he has gone off his loop. (more...)

Damien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan & More to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film FeestDamien Chazelle, Kenneth Lonergan & More to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Feest
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, Denis Villeneuve, and Kenneth Lonergan will receive the 2017 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. (more...)

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Outstanding Contributions in DirectingThe Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Outstanding Contributions in Directing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle, Denis Villeneuve, and Kenneth Lonergan will receive the 2017 Outstanding Directors of the Year Award. They will each be celebrated individually for their films Moonlight, La La Land, Arrival, and Manchester by the Sea respectively.  The individual honors will be followed by a joint conversation between the directors on their craft and the landscape of modern day filmmaking.  The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 7th at the historic Arlington Theatre. (more...)

truTV Shares New Series Premiere Dates & Sneak Peeks Plus Projects in DevelopmenttruTV Shares New Series Premiere Dates & Sneak Peeks Plus Projects in Development
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

truTV announced today a series of premiere dates and new projects in development during its Television Critics Association Press Tour Panel. (more...)

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