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'Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II': Meet Superman's new intern -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s finally upon us, fans of superheroes and Robot Chicken (which, let’s be honest, are likely a very similar group).

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise—the villainous sequel to 2012’s Emmy-nominated comic-centric special—premieres on Adult Swim on April 6 at 11:30 PM, followed exactly one week later by the seventh season premiere of the wildly popular (and certifiably hilarious) stop-motion series. READ FULL STORY

'Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise' -- First Look

Yesterday, last year’s Robot Chicken DC Comics Special earned Seth Green an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (one of the series’ three nods). With a Robot Chicken panel on today’s Comic-Con schedule (Indigo Room at Hilton Bayfront, 3:15 p.m.), it’s the perfect time for Green to give EW the scoop on the sequel — Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise, premiering on Adult Swim in 2014. READ FULL STORY

Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken DC Comics Special' DVD release (and Batman's ill-fitted briefs)

The first Robot Chicken DC Comics Special just hit DVD and Blu-ray, and along with an epic battle between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom (with Aquaman at its center), you get two hours of extras that include a making-of featurette, cast and crew commentaries, outtakes, deleted sketches, and a tour of DC Entertainment led by Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green, who directed the special, chats with us below. Look for scoop on the second DC Comics Special, which starts lensing next month, in the issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands July 19, the same day as Robot Chicken‘s Comic-Con panel (Indigo Room at Hilton Bayfront, 3:15 p.m.).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: There’s a lot of talk in the commentary about Batman’s briefs in the first special. Will they be fixed for the second?
SETH GREEN: Yes, I’m gonna fix those pants for the second special. That was really hard to take in the first one. [Laughs] I didn’t realize it until we had it cut together and it was too late. There was no going back. He had these incredibly bizarre high-waisted, French-cut panties. I just don’t know how that slipped through.
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'Robot Chicken' does a 'Cabin in the Woods' parody -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!

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Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken has established itself as the premier parody of geek culture, devouring decades of sci-fi/fantasy/superhero/videogame history and spitting it back out. Last year’s cult hit The Cabin in the Woods began as a parody of the teen-horror genre and built up to a final sequence that resembled a bloodier version of Airplane! This Sunday, the two meta-parodies will meet. Chicken‘s season finale features an extended Cabin riff — check out an exclusive preview below! READ FULL STORY

Seth Green teases 'Robot Chicken' Christmas special, reunion with Alyson Hannigan on 'How I Met Your Mother'

Christmas comes early for fans of Seth Green this year: On Sunday, Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special premieres (Adult Swim, midnight ET), and on Monday, he reunites with his Buffy the Vampire Slayer costar Alyson Hannigan on How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m. ET).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This is your first time acting opposite Alyson on-screen since Buffy.

SETH GREEN: Since then, yes. But Aly and I have worked together since we were teenagers. I think she was 11 or 12, and I was like 13 when we met. We did a movie called My Stepmother is an Alien [1988], and then she made another TV show called Free Spirit and I did a guest spot on that, and then Buffy. She actually jokes that the only thing in her career that I haven’t been a part of is the American Pie movies. [Laughs]

Perhaps you’ll get your chance.

Well, we’ll see. That reunion seemed to tie it all up. READ FULL STORY

What's going on with that live-action 'Star Wars' TV series? EW found out.

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Star Wars fans all want to know the answer to one question: When can we expect to see Lucasfilm’s long-in-development live-action TV series? Well, sadly, the series, to paraphrase the iconic opening epigraph of the Star Wars movies, is “far, far away.”

Still, fans were given some hope Monday when IGN posted a video with Lucasfilm executive producer Rick McCallum at a press junket for the movie Red Tails (opening Jan. 20). In the clip, McCallum indicated that the series was, for now, being called Star Wars: Underworld — one of the bigger pieces of news pertaining to the hush-hush series since it was first announced in the wake of the last Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, almost seven years ago.

EW followed up with McCallum at the Red Tails premiere after-party last night at New York City’s Gotham Hall. “No, it’s not the final title,” McCallum said of Star Wars: Underworld. “It’s just a working title.” A working title that may actually be quite revealing. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con 2011: Seth Green talks walking floor, plays with toys (Also: Bonus 'Robot Chicken' clip!)

Seth Green and Comic-Con go together better than C-3PO and R2-D2. So who better to talk to about the convention experience than the actor and Robot Chicken co-creator? Green, hot on the heels of the release of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III‘s Blu-ray DVD, stopped by EW’s Comic-Con suite to talk to EW’s Annie Barrett about the convention, obscure Star Wars toys, and an action figure crafted in the likeness of a certain Buffy character. Click the jump to watch Green, and a bonus clip from Robot Chicken‘s Blu-ray DVD! READ FULL STORY

Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III' and his desire to redeem Jar Jar Binks

Seth-Green-Robot-ChickenImage Credit: Adult Swim; Inset: Tina Gill/PR PhotosThis Sunday, multimedia comic whiz Seth Green debuts Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET), his third send-up of George Lucas’s ubiquitous space saga. But Green’s involvement in that Galaxy Far, Far Away runs deeper than imagining a “Yo Momma Fight” between Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine. He’s also voiced two characters on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars (read our recaps here), including the son of George Lucas’s Revenge of the Sith character Baron Papanoida (“That’s like the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” he says. “I just hope they make action figures.”) And now he’s developing an animated comedy series directly with Lucasfilm that will be set in the Star Wars galaxy. We chatted with the man who brought you “Admiral Ackbar Cereal” and “Jar Jar Binks for Gecko Insurance” about his new special, why Star Wars is endlessly ripe for parody, and his effort to redeem the aforementioned Gungan.

On making fun of Star Wars: Star Wars is endlessly available for parody. George has joked that he made the movie as cannon fodder for MAD magazine. For us, I don’t know we would make another episode. Matt and I are looking at this other show we’re making for [Lucasfilm] and we’re thinking there may be greater opportunities for comedy with that.

On the new animated comedy series he’s developing with Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich for Lucasfilm: I literally can’t tell you anything about it, but I will say this: It won’t look like any Star Wars you’ve seen. It’s a whole new aesthetic.  READ FULL STORY

'Cleveland Show' star Mike Henry talks about working with Kanye, Justin Timberlake, and Carl Reiner

Mike-HenryIn 2008, when it was announced that Family Guy character Cleveland Brown was getting his own show, much of the media coverage concentrated on the fact that one of TV’s rare black sitcom lead roles was going to be voiced by a white man, Mike Henry. More than two years on, the conversation about The Cleveland Show seems to have moved on from the color of Henry’s skin to the quality of the guest stars he has convinced to visit with his Stoolbend-dwelling animated character. That list of notables includes Kanye West, LeBron James, Justin Timberlake, Hall & Oates, Arianna Huffington, and, most bizarrely, famed auteur David Lynch, who has a recurring role as “Gus the Bartender” (although, the fictional nature of Lynch’s Gus didn’t prevent one patron of the Broken Stool bar telling him to “Shut up, Eraserhead!” in a recent episode).

One of the guests who seems to have left the biggest impression on the Cleveland crew is legendary comedy craftsman and Man with Two Brains director Carl Reiner. “He was a d—, and a little green frankly,” deadpans Henry, who in addition to voicing Cleveland Brown and his stepson Rallo is an executive producer on the show. “No, you talk about a sharp tack. I believe the guy is 88 now and he totally understood everything we were going for, practically reading it cold. He was so good that we actually invited him to sit in our writers’ room for a few days. Not only was he a legend in telling cool stories, but he was actually pitching jokes that were funny. He has a story credit on one of our scripts for next year.” READ FULL STORY

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