Hulu’s ‘Limelight’ to Document ‘The Dana Carvey Show’

Another update from the seemingly never-ending Television Critics Association summer press tour: Hulu has acquired Limelight, a documentary series highlighting game-changing moments in pop culture, like the short-lived cult hit The Dana Carvey Show — the 1996 sketch series whose single season featured appearances from actors like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Glaser, among others, plus a writing team that included Louis CK, Robert Carlock, Charlie Kaufman, and Robert Smigel.

The streaming network’s head of content, Craig Erwich, announced the news last week; in addition to Carvey, the show will explore topics like Larry Flynt’s Big Brother magazine and the work of Batman co-creator Bill Finger.

Can’t wait til Limelight’s TBD debut to learn more about The Dana Carvey Show? Revisit Mike Ryan’s exceptional oral history, which includes interviews with many of the show’s legendary staff.

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