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Newswire: NBC knows what America wants, picks up pilots about snipers and naked women

Ah, NBC. Someday there will be a critically acclaimed Game Of Thrones-style epic about all of the crazy stuff it pulled while trying to reclaim its former glory (the monkey doctor show story arc will be especially thrilling). For now, though, we just have to live through NBC’s wacky adventures and make the occasional sarcastic remark about whatever new shows […]

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TV Club: Kyle Kinane: I Liked His Old Stuff Better

Kyle Kinane is a gifted storyteller with an innate sense of rhythm and timing, but what separates him from other comedians with similar styles is his optimistic worldview. On the surface, Kinane’s stand-up consists of self-deprecating stories about casually fucking up—taking a shit in a Chicago dive bar, drunken cab rides to Wendy’s, accidentally throwing out laundry money in a […]

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Newswire: Julia Roberts is turning the Batkid story into a feature film

Back in 2013, the Make-A-Wish foundation treated a 5-year-old with leukemia to an elaborate adventure across San Francisco in which he became Batkid—a non-canonical sidekick of The Dark Knight—and saved the city from The Penguin and The Riddler. It was very touching, and for one precious day, the world was allowed to actually feel good about something. Filmmaker Dana Nachman […]

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Newswire: Netflix signs a four-picture deal with the Duplass brothers

It looks like Netflix is getting in on that hot Duplass business. According to Deadline, the acting/directing/producing brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have made a deal with Netflix to finance four movies through their Duplass Brothers Productions. Each movie will have “a short theatrical window” and then they’ll be hitting Netflix, making them a little more special than your average […]

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Newswire: IFC cancels The Birthday Boys

Indicating the death of either sketch comedy or birthdays, IFC has canceled The Birthday Boys after two seasons. The series was produced by Mr. Show‘s Bob Odenkirk, and its eponymous Birthday Boys included comedians Jefferson Dutton, David Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen. Ever the jokesters, the gang released a video saying that it […]

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