Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer series finally has a subtitle and a teaser. And while the teaser doesn’t contain much info aside from the names of cast members, that subtitle—First Day of Campsays a lot. READ FULL STORY
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Brooklyn-based BFFs Abbi and Ilana are coming back for a third season. Comedy Central announced the pickup for a 10-episode season of the slacker comedy ahead of the season-two premiere.
Created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City follows the eccentric adventures of Abbi and Ilana’s characters all over New York, from Abbi’s Bed, Bath & Beyond apartment to Ilana’s favorite nap location: the bathroom stall at work.
What shenanigans will these two get into this season? Hopefully more of Abbi carrying an allergy-addled Ilana through a crowded restaurant in slow motion—hey, it’s hard to stay away from your favorite foods, right? Expect to see a few familiar faces this season of the Amy Poehler-produced comedy with guest appearances from Seth Rogen, SNL’s Aidy Bryant, Alia Shawkat, and others.
Season two of Broad City premieres Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.
Taylor Swift was right: There’s a special place in hell for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. And that place is right behind the microphone at the Golden Globes, where they’ll appear this Sunday night for the third and final time. Hosting any awards show can be a thankless job—but somehow, this self-described duo of “crazy aunts” has reinvigorated the art, knocking ‘em dead for the past two years in a room that, not unlike hell itself, is filled with booze, A-list celebrities, and a whole lot of fun.
Over the years, Fey and Poehler have not only cemented their reputations as Hollywood’s best awards show hosts. With their wit, charm, and willingness to rib George Clooney, they’ve also lent a certain legitimacy to the Globes itself, even as they poke fun at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. (Last year, Poehler joked that “when left untreated, HFPA can lead to cervical cancer.”) Once viewed as a sillier version of the more “serious” Oscars, it’s now the most watchable ceremony on TV, as well as a welcome reminder that when you’re giving out awards for the best entertainment, the whole idea is to make the show itself entertaining.
So why can’t other hosts meet that simple goal quite so well? What is it that makes Poehler and Fey so successful at a job that, as Ricky Gervais once observed, should be easy: getting drunk, saying whatever you want, and getting paid for it?
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Hosting the Golden Globes for the third time, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler feel pressure to keep the show fresh.
Over six seasons on Parks and Recreation, a lot has happened to the Parks and Recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana. But according to Aziz Ansari, it’s all just been one extended episode of Pimp My Ride. READ FULL STORY
Broad City is a lot of things, but it is not necessarily parent-appropriate: The Comedy Central show covers topics ranging from hiding weed in vaginas to accidental foursomes. But as it turns out, Broad City first began as a web series in part because of its creators’ parents.
“We came to a point where we wanted to make more permanent material,” Broad City‘s co-creator and star Ilana Glazer said at Sunday’s Paley Center and New York Comedy Festival event, “Id Isn’t Always Pretty: An Evening with Broad City.” Before the web series, before the half-hour show, Glazer and Abbi Jacobson were doing improv at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade. “Something we say is we wanted to send our parents links.” READ FULL STORY
You can shout out on the street: Billy Eichner is set to star in a comedy pilot presentation for USA Network. The forceful comedian, who hosts Fuse’s renegade pop culture game show Billy on the Street, will join forces with his Street head writer Julie Klausner for Difficult People, a scripted comedy in which the pair will play struggling comedians in NYC who love pop culture and hate everyone but each other. Klausner, who also hosts the podcast How Was Your Week?, will write the Difficult People script and serve as co-creator with Eichner, who tweeted about the project today. READ FULL STORY
'Parks and Recreation': Exec producer Michael Schur on the finale's shocking last scene, that surprise cameo, and the future
[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this story until you have watched “Moving Up,” the season 6 finale of Parks and Recreation, which aired tonight.]
Leslie journeyed all the way to San Francisco in the season finale of Parks and Recreation, but she left her heart in Pawnee. And so the city’s unofficial head cheerleader devised a way to snag her dream job running a regional branch of the National Parks Service but remain in her dream town by strong-arming and binder-ing her boss into moving the office from Chicago to Pawnee. In the boffo hourlong episode, Tom’s Bistro pulled off a successful early opening (well, the second time around), the Unity Concert was a crowd-pleaser, the rights to The Cones of Dunshire were rightfully returned to Ben, and… let’s see, was there anything else that happened… oh, just that IT’S THREE YEARS INTO THE FUTURE AND LESLIE JUST FIRED JON HAMM. The final scene of the episode was a mouth-agape game changer, as we saw future Leslie (Amy Poehler) running around on the third floor of City Hall, terminating Hamm’s incompetent National Parks employee (who had somehow in the last three years screwed up more than future Larry, a.k.a. Terry) and preparing to walk into some sort of high-level situation with husband Ben (Adam Scott). You have tons of questions. We have tons of… well, some answers. EW spoke with exec producer Michael Schur about the wild finale (which he directed), Parks in the future, and the future of Parks. READ FULL STORY
Are you ready to rock and/or roll with the merger? The Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert — and a whole lot of other events — will take place in the season 6 finale of Parks and Recreation on Thursday at 8 p.m. The hourlong episode is brimming with famous guests, plot twists, and, yes, a decision from Leslie (Amy Poehler) on whether she’ll stay in Pawnee to raise triplets or move her family to Chicago so she can take a dream job at the National Parks Service. Want a few more hints about the big night? Executive producer Michael Schur has you covered: READ FULL STORY
A baby may be on the way for Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott), but the happy, flustered couple are trying to keep the news under wraps for now. Good thing only one other person knows their big secret. The bad thing: That person happens to be Andy (Chris Pratt).
Can Andy keep the secret from slipping out of his mouth — or is this just one too many for the poor guy to handle? Take a peek at the action from tonight’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), as the department organizes a charity auction to raise money for the Unity Concert, which will take place in next week’s season finale. READ FULL STORY
[SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this story until you’ve watched Thursday night’s episode of Parks and Recreation, “Flu Season 2.”]
Oh, baby — did Parks and Recreation just throw another curve into the Leslie Knope: Rise to Glory story. NBC’s small-town comedy has never been afraid to switch up the game plan for our pathologically peppy protagonist (see: running for City Council, being recalled from City Council), and the show did it again Thursday night with “Flu Season 2″, giving her a special delivery of good news while she’s in the throes of a career dilemma (take a job running a National Parks Service branch… in Chicago?) and a job crisis (can she and Andy persuade Scott Tanner to reform Land Ho to replace that daddy-abuser Chipp McCapp on the Unity Concert bill?). EW spoke with Parks executive producer Michael Schur about the pregnancy plot and what it means for Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott). READ FULL STORY
NBC has announced summer premiere dates for its programs, including six new scripted originals and one alternative series.
Half-hour comedy Welcome to Sweden, executive produced by Amy Poehler and starring her brother Greg Poehler, will premiere July 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Undateable, the comedy from Cougar Town boss Bill Lawrence, will debut Thursday, May 29, at 9 p.m. with back-to-back half-hour episodes each week. Other new entries include The Night Shift, Crossbones, Taxi Brooklyn (starring Grey’s Anatomy alum Chyler Leigh), and Working the Engels. New unscripted series Food Fighters, featuring America’s best amateur cooks putting signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs, will join the lineup of NBC’s alternative mainstays, such as America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing.
Premieres for the new seasons of Last Comic Standing (Thursday, May 22, at 9 p.m.), America’s Got Talent (Tuesday, May 27, 8 p.m.), and American Ninja Warrior (Monday, May 26, at 9 p.m.) were previously announced.
The new series’ premiere dates and times are below: READ FULL STORY
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