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Chris Hardwick's 'Nerdist' TV Show Will Feature Stand-Up and Cool Guests

BBC America just announced an impressive guest lineup for The Nerdist, the network's new Chris Hardwick-hosted show based on the popular podcast and blog of the same name. After a series of one-hour specials on BBC America, The Nerdist will kick off its 10-episode first season this Saturday, March 30th, at 10PM, with Hardwick joined by his Nerdist cohorts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira. Guests will include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Gillian Jacobs, Dominic Monaghan, Guillermo Del Toro, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, and Karen Gillan, but more importantly, the show will feature stand-up, with Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Kyle Kinane, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches and Matt Kirshen set [...]

Let Dave Hill Explain Olympic Sports to You

The Olympics are confusing. Some events take place on courts, some in pools, some with rifles. Luckily, Dave Hill is working with BBC America to explain how sports work to the common man. Like how the goal of the floor exercise is ungracefully fall on your face. Below, watch Dave explain boxing and get punched a lot. You can watch him explain other  sports here.

Original British Version of Free Agents to Air on BBC America

Free Agents, the upcoming NBC sitcom starring Hank Azaria, is a remake of a British show of the same name. If you want to compare the original to the new, Americanized version, BBC America will be showing it starting on October 8th.

BBC America Orders Chris Hardwick's 'Nerdist' Show to Series

BBC America has just picked up Chris Hardwick's TV series The Nerdist for a 10-episode season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hardwick has been hosting a series of hour-long Nerdist specials for BBC America since last year, but now, it'll be a regular weekly show. This comes in addition to his post-Walking Dead talk show Talking Dead on AMC, which was recently expanded from a half-hour to a full hour and will return in February. Based on Hardwick's popular podcast and blog of the same name, The Nerdist will see Hardwick joined by his podcast co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira for a series of hour-long shows [...]

Absolutely Fabulous Absolutely Fabulous Pictures

British cult classic Absolutely Fabulous is still coming back and now there are pictures to prove it! Or else it's an elaborate costumed scheme to fool us all into catching up on the series in anticipation of new episodes.

Scheme or not, Eddy and Patsy do look fabulous. I just hope someone else is driving that limo, because those poses look like the girls haven't laid off the booze much in the time they've been off the air.

UK Comic Simon Amstell Talks About Being Really Lonely in His New Stand-up Special

Critically-acclaimed British stand-up Simon Amstell has a new special, Do Nothing, that's making its US debut this Saturday at 11/10c on BBC America. Amstell, whom we interviewed earlier this year, opens the special with the line, “I’m quite lonely, let’s start with that” and goes from there. Don't let the accent fool you, you xenophobes: he’s all the things we like in an American comedian: neurotic, awkward, pensive, and full of anxiety, so you should give him a chance.

Greg Daniels to Adapt Britain's Friday Night Dinner for NBC

Since he did a pretty OK job adapting the original, British version of The Office for American TV, Greg Daniels is now turning his sights on another UK import for NBC: Friday Night Dinner. Here's the relevant info on the show: Created by Robert Popper, Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their Shabbat dinners. Every Friday night, brothers Adam and Jonny reluctantly visit their parents, mom Jackie, who is obsessed with Masterchef, and dad Martin, who loves to walk around shirtless, for a home cooked meal. Adding to the gallery [...]