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Anthony Anderson Sobs Hysterically as His black-ish Daughter Yara Shahidi Heads Off to College in grown-ish First Look

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Anthony Anderson Sobs Hysterically as His black-ish Daughter Yara Shahidi Heads Off to College in grown-ish First Look
Hey black-ish fans, meet your next obsession: grown-ish.

From executive producer Kenya Barris, grown-ish follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi), Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) from the Emmy-nominated ABC comedy as they embark on a new chapter of their lives: Zoey’s freshman year of college.

People can exclusively reveal the first promo for the upcoming spinoff, which kicks off with a special two-episode premiere Jan. 3 on Freeform — and you’re probably not shocked that the Johnson family patriarch doesn’t take the transition all that well.

“It hurts so bad,” he wails into the phone in the sneak peek above.
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Grown-ish: Freeform Announces Blackish Spinoff Premiere Date

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Sure, you haven't had finals yet, but are you ready for next semester? Freeform has announced its Grown-ish TV show will debut on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 8:00pm Et. Although it is a half-hour sitcom, the Black-ish spinoff's TV series premiere is a one hour episode. A live-action comedy, Grown-ish stars Yara Shahidi as college freshman Zoey Johnson -- a role she originated on ABC's Black-ish. The Freeform TV show also stars Trevor Jackson as Aaron Jackson; Jordan Buhat as Vivek Shah; Emily Arlook as Nomi Segal; Francia Raisa as Ana Torres; Chris Parnell as Dean Parker; and Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy. Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, and Luka Sabbat will recur in season one. Read More…
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Elena of Avalor: Season Two of Disney Series Launches This Week

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Disney Channel is headed back to Avalor. Today, the network announced season two of Elena of Avalor will premiere this Saturday, October 14th.The animated children's series centers on Elena (voiced by Aimee Carrero), the teenage princess of a magical kingdom. The voice cast also includes Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Carlos Alazraqui.Read More…
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Rick and Morty; Season Three: Animated Series Sets Ratings Records for Adult Swim

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Despite having to wait for what felt like forever, for the third season of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty TV show, the fans really tuned in in a big way. Adult Swim has announced that Rick and Morty, season three, produced the "highest ratings in the network's history." That can't be a bad thing, where the chance of future season renewals are concerned. From Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the animated Rick and Morty TV series follows the adventures of Morty and his grandfather Rick, an eccentric scientist. The voice cast includes Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer. Check out this Adult Swim press release, for all the details. Read More…
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Rick and Morty: Season Four; Dan Harmon Looks Ahead

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Rick and Morty just wrapped its third season, but what about season four? Recently, co-creator Dan Harmon spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the future of the Adult Swim TV show.From Harmon and Justin Roiland, the animated series follows the adventures of Morty and his eccentric scientist grandfather, Rick. The voice cast includes Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer.Read More…
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12 Hilarious Times the Saturday Night Live Cast Couldn't Help But Laugh

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12 Hilarious Times the Saturday Night Live Cast Couldn't Help But Laugh
Despite their best efforts, the professionals at Saturday Night Live find themselves laughing right along with us every now and then. It’s such a storied tradition that Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler even sang a song about breaking during the show’s 40th anniversary special.

Although the performers are supposed to avoid it at all costs, getting the giggles during sketches has led to some of the funniest moments in SNL history, so we’re looking back at some of those classic crack-ups that still get us every time.

“Tenement Museum”

Just last week, host Louis C.K. and sketch
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‘Great News’ Review: Tina Fey Pushes Season 2 Toward ’30 Rock’ Territory as the New Jack Donaghy

‘Great News’ Review: Tina Fey Pushes Season 2 Toward ’30 Rock’ Territory as the New Jack Donaghy
As a zany workplace comedy focused on the production of a live TV show, “Great News” has always been just a few degrees removed from “30 Rock.” Creator Tracy Wigfield came up the ranks through Tina Fey’s classic NBC sitcom, so it’s only fitting that her Fey-produced debut features a few similarities to a show Wigfield produced, wrote, and even cameo-d in. (She also co-stars in “Great News,” as Beth, the rather intense meteorologist).

After a critically approved but less-than-buzzy first season, Wigfield & Co. are leaning into the likeness: Tina Fey has joined the ensemble cast for seven episodes; series lead Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) is shifting into a mentor-mentee relationship with her new boss (played by Fey); the show is re-focusing on sharper topical storylines, and Chris Parnell, a “30 Rock” favorite as Dr. Leo Spaceman, even drops by for a guest spot in Episode 2.

Read More:‘Speechless’ Review: Season 2 Is a Lean,
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‘Great News’ Review: Tina Fey Pushes Season 2 Toward ’30 Rock’ Territory as the New Jack Donaghy

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‘Great News’ Review: Tina Fey Pushes Season 2 Toward ’30 Rock’ Territory as the New Jack Donaghy
As a zany workplace comedy focused on the production of a live TV show, “Great News” has always been just a few degrees removed from “30 Rock.” Creator Tracy Wigfield came up the ranks through Tina Fey’s classic NBC sitcom, so it’s only fitting that her Fey-produced debut features a few similarities to a show Wigfield produced, wrote, and even cameo-d in. (She also co-stars in “Great News,” as Beth, the rather intense meteorologist).

After a critically approved but less-than-buzzy first season, Wigfield & Co. are leaning into the likeness: Tina Fey has joined the ensemble cast for seven episodes; series lead Katie Wendelson (Briga Heelan) is shifting into a mentor-mentee relationship with her new boss (played by Fey); the show is re-focusing on sharper topical storylines, and Chris Parnell, a “30 Rock” favorite as Dr. Leo Spaceman, even drops by for a guest spot in Episode 2.

Read More:‘Speechless’ Review: Season 2 Is a Lean,
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Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Andie MacDowell and more join Netflix’s The Last Laugh

Netflix has announced the cast for its new original comedy series The Last Laugh, which is written and directed by Greg Pritikin (Dummy) and is in production now in New Orleans. Joining the series are Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Vacation), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), Lewis Black (Inside Out), Kate Micucci (The Lego Batman Movie) and Chris Parnell (Battle of the Sexes).

“It’s not surprising a script as poignant and funny as this attracted such award-winning talent,” said producer Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc. “It’s a perfect fit for a distributor like Netflix because it has universal themes and internationally-recognizable stars. I’m beyond excited to begin production with our amazing team in New Orleans and our dream cast.”

The official synopsis for The Last Laugh reads:

After 50 years, talent manager and widower Al Hart reunites with former client Buddy Green who gave up
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Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss Lead Netflix Comedy 'Last Laugh'

Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss Lead Netflix Comedy 'Last Laugh'
Netflix has gathered Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Andie MacDowell, Lewis Black, Kate Micucci and Chris Parnell for its feature comedy The Last Laugh, written and directed by Greg Pritikin. Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc. is producing. Production starts this week in New Orleans.

The Last Laugh centers on talent manager and widower Al Hart who reunites with his former client Buddy Green after 50 years. Though Buddy gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian to settle down and have a family, Al convinces him to perform on a bucket list tour of classic stand-up venues across America,...
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Grown-ish: Abraham D. Juste to Recur on Black-ish Spinoff

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Who's joining the upcoming Black-ish spinoff. Deadline reports Abraham D. Juste has joined Freeform's new TV show Grown-ish.The comedy will follow “Zoey – Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter – as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.” The cast includes Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook, and Trevor Jackson.Read More…
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Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, and Lewis Black to star in Netflix comedy

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As announced in a press release, Netflix has lined up Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, Andie MacDowell, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell to star in a new comedy film called The Last Laugh. The movie is about a “talent manager and widower” who reconnects with one of his old clients, a stand-up who quit so he…

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Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black to Star in Netflix’s ‘Last Laugh’

Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black to Star in Netflix’s ‘Last Laugh’
Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black, Andie MacDowell, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell have boarded the Netflix original comedy “The Last Laugh.”

Written and directed by Greg Pritikin, the Netflix original project is produced by Rob Paris of Paris Film Inc. Shooting began Monday in New Orleans.

The story centers on a talent manager and widower reuniting with a former client, who gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian and instead settled down to have a family. Once on tour at classic stand-up venues across the U.S., the comedian gets a last taste of the life he could have had with a rollercoaster ride of two men rekindling friendships, careers, and ideas of the past. Chase will play the manager and Dreyfuss will portray the comedian.

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“It’s not surprising a script as poignant and funny as this attracted such award-winning talent,” said
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Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss & More Topline Netflix Comedy Film ‘The Last Laugh’

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Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss & More Topline Netflix Comedy Film ‘The Last Laugh’
Emmy winner Chevy Chase (National Lampoon's Vacation franchise), Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), and Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) have signed on to star the Netflix original film The Last Laugh, written and directed by Greg Pritikin (Dummy). The comedy, which hails from producer Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc, also co-stars Lewis Black (Inside Out), Kate Micucci (The Lego Batman Movie) and Chris Parnell (Battle of the Sexes). Currently…
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘The ABCs of Beth’ Is a Touching Father-Daughter Adventure Drenched in Plenty of Alien Blood

‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘The ABCs of Beth’ Is a Touching Father-Daughter Adventure Drenched in Plenty of Alien Blood
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 3, Episode 9, “The ABCs of Beth.”]

Season 3 of “Rick and Morty” has been a true family affair, giving every member of the Smith clan the chance to join in on (mis)adventures across dimensions. Summer and Jerry each had their time to shine in their respective stories, and with one episode to spare before the show heads back into the offseason, Beth got the chance to join in on the fun.

Of course, this being “Rick and Morty,” “fun” has the most elastic definition imaginable, especially considering this week’s episode, “The ABCs of Beth,” kicks off with a news bulletin about a death row sentence. Realizing that the key to sparing an impending execution is by finding her childhood friend Tommy inside the reaches of Froopyland — a Rick-created fantasy rainbowverse, naturally — Beth follows her dad’s lead on the search.

With plenty of neon colors and tiny in-world touches like rubber-bouncy ground and a breathable technicolor river,
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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘The ABCs of Beth’ Is a Touching Father-Daughter Adventure Drenched in Plenty of Alien Blood

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‘Rick and Morty’ Review: ‘The ABCs of Beth’ Is a Touching Father-Daughter Adventure Drenched in Plenty of Alien Blood
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Rick and Morty” Season 3, Episode 9, “The ABCs of Beth.”]

Season 3 of “Rick and Morty” has been a true family affair, giving every member of the Smith clan the chance to join in on (mis)adventures across dimensions. Summer and Jerry each had their time to shine in their respective stories, and with one episode to spare before the show heads back into the offseason, Beth got the chance to join in on the fun.

Of course, this being “Rick and Morty,” “fun” has the most elastic definition imaginable, especially considering this week’s episode, “The ABCs of Beth,” kicks off with a news bulletin about a death row sentence. Realizing that the key to sparing an impending execution is by finding her childhood friend Tommy inside the reaches of Froopyland — a Rick-created fantasy rainbowverse, naturally — Beth follows her dad’s lead on the search.

With plenty of neon colors and tiny in-world touches like rubber-bouncy ground and a breathable technicolor river,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Battle of the Sexes’ Clip & Featurette Released

Awards season is getting into full swing, and one of the early contenders is the real-life sports drama ‘Battle of the Sexes‘. The film follows the well publicized tennis match between Billie Jean king (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) that was dubbed by the media as the “Battle of the Sexes”. The film seems to tackle gender equality, and is primed to be a major player in this year’s awards race.

The film was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), with a script form Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy. In addition of Carell and Stone, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ stars Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Eric Christian Olsen.

In preparation for the movie’s sure-to-be awards run, Fox Searchlight have released two clips and a featurette for the film. Here
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’30 Rock’: The 25 Episodes You Need to Watch Before Tina Fey’s Iconic Comedy Leaves Netflix

’30 Rock’: The 25 Episodes You Need to Watch Before Tina Fey’s Iconic Comedy Leaves Netflix
Picking favorites when it comes to “30 Rock” is an awful proposition because the whole series, barring a handful of exceptions, remains an extremely watchable and fascinating comedic journey. But with the show leaving Netflix at the beginning of October (and thus becoming completely unstreamable), we find ourselves in the unfortunate position of having to choose favorites.

Twenty-five episodes equates to less than 10 hours, so you should be able to make the time before September 30. And the adventures of Liz Lemon, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Jack Donaghy, and beyond are worth it.

“Tracy Does Conan

Season 1, Episode 7

The first season of “30 Rock” was a bit rocky, but “Tracy Does Conan” does a few important things: It introduces Dr. Leo Spaceman (Chris Parnell), casts Conan O’Brien as himself, and features Aubrey Plaza as an NBC page (a job she actually held in real life). More importantly, it features a breathless sense of anarchy,
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