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Adam McKay Says There Won't Be an 'Anchorman 3'

Adam McKay, who directed both Anchorman movies and co-wrote them with Will Ferrell, said in an interview with Empire that the Anchorman series is over. Here's what he said:

"It’s done. I think that’s it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that’s it for Ron Burgundy … No, that’s the last sequel we’re gonna do. There’s nothing more fun to me than new characters and a new world. And now we’re releasing this alt version, we’re totally satisfied. No Anchorman 3."

When asked if he'd ever consider doing another Anchorman in 10 years, McKay [...]

'SNL' Review: Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman' Ad

The most beloved SNL hosts over the years can make sketch comedy magic with anyone. Justin Timberlake, for example, seemed to hit it off so well with Jimmy Fallon in the early 2000s, but even after Fallon left the show, Timberlake still hosted stellar episodes with whichever lineup of actors and writers happened to be working those seasons. Alec Baldwin is another example — despite being famous for his Scoutmaster and Schweddy Balls bits, Baldwin has never been dependent on any particular writer or cast member to make him look good. Baldwin understands that it's about making everyone else look good, and that's why he's hosted the show 16 [...]

Read an Excerpt from Ron Burgundy's Autobiography

The New Yorker has an excerpt from Ron Burgundy's upcoming autobiography, Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings, which comes out November 19th. If the rest of the book is anything like this excerpt, it will be full of great fake anchorman names like Snack Reynolds and Kick Fronby.

This Week in Comedy: Three Rejected Sitcoms and a 'Parks and Rec' Hiatus

-Sarah Silverman released Susan 313, the pilot she made for NBC in 2012 that they didn't pick up.

-We looked at two more rejected pilots, the American version of The IT Crowd and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz's lost family sitcom.

-In more Arrested Development news, Mitch Hurwitz talked about alternate casting and future plansthe cast will be doing Inside the Actor's Studio, and the soundtrack is coming out next month.

-Parks and Rec won't return until November 14th and 21st, when it will air in back-to-back new episodes both nights before going on a second mini-hiatus and returning to its regular schedule January [...]

Ben & Jerry's Adds a Ron Burgundy Flavor

Ice cream purveyor Ben & Jerry's has added a new flavor inspired by Will Ferrell's Anchorman character Ron Burgundy. Called "Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch," it's butterscotch ice cream with butterscotch swirls. The limited-edition flavor is in stores now, and Ron Burgundy will return to the screen for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on December 20th. This is just the latest comedy-inspired flavor from Ben & Jerry's, following in the footsteps of "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream," "Late Night Snack" (which features Jimmy Fallon on the carton), "Schweddy Balls" (inspired by the Alec Baldwin SNL sketch), and most recently, "Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt."

Why Is 'Anchorman 2' Being Promoted So Hard?

No comedy in movie history has ever been promoted as hard as Anchorman 2. We're still a week away from the film's release, but we're two months into a massive publicity blast featuring Will Ferrell and his costars making a slew of appearances all over the TV and internet as their characters from the original, plus a ton of promotional tie-ins. There's an Anchorman Ben & Jerry's flavor, a Ron Burgundy "memoir," an exhibit at Washington D.C.'s "newseum," Emerson College renamed its communications school after Burgundy for a day, Ferrell filmed 70 spots for Dodge in character as Burgundy, he released an anti-piracy PSA, [...]

Steve Carell's 'Anchorman' Audition Is Great

From 2003, here's Steve Carell's original audition for the movie Anchorman, back in his Daily Show correspondent days. A semi-improvised exchange between him and an off-camera Will Ferrell, it's no wonder this audition got him the job.

Ron Burgundy Speaks Out Against Movie Piracy

Here's a promo for Anchorman 2/PSA about the evils of movie piracy starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy. Hopefully, this promo itself doesn't end up on torrent sites.

Adam McKay Wants to Release an Alternate Cut of 'Anchorman 2' With All New Jokes

Director Adam McKay tells Empire there was so much improvisation on the set of his upcoming movie, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, that he wants to release an alternate cut of the film in theaters with the whole thing comprised of entirely new jokes that weren't in the regular version.

Here's what McKay had to say:

We did so much improv on this one that we can literally replace every single joke in the movie and put in alt scenes and alt improv runs. I think the editor’s working on it right now, with 250 new jokes. I think it would be really funny to put it in [...]

Will Ferrell Made SEVENTY Dodge Ads as Ron Burgundy

Get ready for a lot of Ron Burgundy this year. Over the weekend, we got a glimpse of Will Ferrell's news anchor in an ad for the Dodge Durango, extolling the virtues of a good glove box. Now, Jalopnik reports that he has taped 70 ads as Burgundy, including Vines, viral ads, sketches, and other not-for-TV promotions, which will be rolled out slowly on Dodge's YouTube Channel. Aside from selling cars, the ads exist to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which will be released in December. Below, a few of the best ads:

Talking to David Koechner About ‘Anchorman 2’, ‘Cheap Thrills’, and His Most Recognizable Roles

David Koechner has, by our rough estimate, starred in approximately a bazillion different television shows and movies. The versatile comedic actor who got his start in the Chicago improv scene is best known for his roles as Todd Packer in The Office and Champ Kind in Anchorman – two hilarious, yet very distinct types of chauvinistic jerks – but you’re just as likely to recognize him from any number of sketch shows, sitcoms, cartoons, and 3D killer piranha films from the mid-‘90s on.

This year has proved as busy as ever for Koechner. In addition to once again donning Champ’s cowboy hat for the much-anticipated Anchorman sequel, he’s also [...]

Adam McKay Says 'Anchorman' Is the Type of Thing He Would Have Gotten In Trouble For Writing at 'SNL'

Will Ferrell has certainly been making the rounds as Ron Burgundy to promote the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,  and now director Adam McKay is talking more about the long awaited sequel. In an extended editing room interview on Collider, McKay and his editor Brent White talked about making their longest film ever (the first cut was 4.5 hours), why Seth Rogen is useless in a test audience, and not over-using Steve Carrell's Brick character:

He’s definitely the Harpo Marx of the team in the sense that he has no rules whatsoever to him.  He can step out of scenes.  He can comment on scenes.  He can look at [...]

Supertickets to Go on Sale for Early 'Anchorman 2' Screenings

Paramount Studios will be selling "supertickets" that get fans in to see the long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues two days before it opens on Dec. 20. Tickets will be available on Nov. 26, though prices haven't been announced yet. More information on the deal, which is partnership with AMC Theaters and Fandango, is on the film's official site, along with a Ron Burgundy-themed game of "Pants or No Pants" amongst other games.

The studio did a similar promotion for World War Z back in June; for $50, a superticket got you "an early 3D screening of the pic, one HD digital copy, one pair of World War Z custom RealD [...]

Ron Burgundy Is Responsible for the End of Legitimate Journalism

The long-awaited Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues comes out this December, and two more trailers have been released for the international markets. Were Ron Burgundy and his crew the downfall of responsible journalism and ethical standards? There's a case to be made. Below, check out the UK centric version on the same idea: