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Watch Bob Odenkirk and Martin Freeman in the Trailer for FX's 'Fargo'

FX's new comedy-drama Fargo, which is loosely based on the Coen Brothers' movie of the same name, premieres April 15th, and here's the first trailer for it. The show stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, and Bob Odenkirk, whom you get a quick glimpse of in the trailer as a police officer who's too polite to vomit up his wife's cooking.

'Better Call Saul' Might Be A Sequel, Or a Prequel/Sequel Combo

Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk's lawyer character Saul Goodman, may not end up being a prequel after all. In a recent IGN interview, Odenkirk said the format of the show, which was picked up in September, is still being decided.

A lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.

He also affirmed that the show will be more dramedy than a [...]

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Cameos Are Planned for 'Better Call Saul'

Creator Vince Gilligan shared some new info about Breaking Bad's upcoming spinoff/prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul, in a Hollywood Reporter profile today.  Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to other Breaking Bad actors, have expressed interest in making cameos in the new show, which will be centered on Bob Odenkirk's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan says he intends to make this happen: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."

The Gilligan profile also mentions that the one-hour Saul Goodman spinoff will be 75 percent comedic and 25 percent dramatic, and that [...]

Bob Odenkirk Joins the Cast of FX's 'Fargo'

In addition to his upcoming Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, Bob Odenkirk now has another exciting new cable TV show on the way. FX announced this morning that Odenkirk will play a recurring role on their upcoming TV adaptation of the 1996 Coen Brothers movie Fargo. His character is Deputy Bill Olson, a cop with seniority over his younger fellow deputy Molly Solverson (played by Allison Tolman), who's more intelligent and ambitious than he is. FX also announced today that Glenn Howerton, Oliver Platt, and Kate Walsh are playing recurring roles on Fargo, as well.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, and Colin Hanks, the 10-episode limited series [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk in a Sketch from IFC's 'The Birthday Boys'

Here's an early sketch from IFC's new comedy show The Birthday Boys, starring Bob Odenkirk as Dean Strickler, who's hellbent on kicking a wild fraternity off campus. Short and sweet, it's exactly the kind of genre piece that The Birthday Boys excel at.

Watch Chris Farley as Matt Foley in This Pre-'SNL' Second City Performance

The Second City recently posted the above clip from a July 1990 revue called "Flag Smoking Permitted in Lobby Only, or Censorama" in which Chris Farley performs as the frenetic motivational speaker Matt Foley supported by Second City vets Bob Odenkirk, Tim Meadows, Jill Talley, David Pasquesi, Tim O'Malley, and Holly Wortell. If Farley's eight SNL appearances as the van-living Foley weren't enough for you, this wonderful vintage installment will definitely fill at least some of the Farley void in your heart.

Alexander Payne Likes That Comedians Don't "Wallow in Heavy-osity"

""I've found that in the past I'm often drawn to people with good comic timing to perform in dramatic parts," the director said. "Because they're not going to drag it — they're not going to wallow in heavy-osity."

Director Alexander Payne on why he casts comedians like Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk in dramatic roles. The two appear in Payne's upcoming drama, Nebraska.

Here Are a Bunch of Rare TV Pilots Starring Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and Andy Kaufman

Every year, TV networks spend millions of dollars making pilots for shows that never see the light of day. Occasionally, those pilots surface online, and I stumbled upon a whole bunch of them recently that I had never seen on the internet before and embedded them below.

From the Bob Odenkirk-Janeane Garofalo HBO comedy Life on Mars to the US adaptation of The IT Crowd with Joel McHale, from Andy Kaufman's first sitcom role as a robot to a bunch of questionable TV adaptations of popular movies, it's a fascinating bunch of failed comedy pilots that have rarely (if ever) been seen by the general public. Enjoy!

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

The Entire Cast of 'Breaking Bad' Was On 'Conan' Last Night

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and the entire cast of the show appeared on Conan last night, including former Late Night with Conan O'Brien writer Bob Odenkirk. Conan even dedicated his entire monologue to the imminently ending show, and offered up an alternate theme song for the series. Below, we get another look at Conan's old writing room, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul attempt to teach Andy and Conan a thing or two about acting, and more!

'Better Call Saul' Should Be On the Air Within a Year, Will Spend a Lot of Time in Court

This weekend, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said that he expects the show's spinoff Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, to be on the air "before next year is done." And showrunner Peter Gould talked a bit about what to expect from the show and how it'll be different from Breaking Bad: Saul will be spending a lot more time in courtrooms. Seeing that the character is a lawyer, that makes sense, although he was never once seen in a courtroom setting in Breaking Bad. He was more of an expert at keeping his clients out of court rather than helping them through the [...]

'The Birthday Boys' Is a Nice-Looking, Funny Sketch Show

Tonight, IFC is debuting its new comedy The Birthday Boys, the latest in a recent wave of TV sketch shows that includes Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, and IFC's own Portlandia. But while all those other programs are centered on one our two personalities, The Birthday Boys is — like a lot of classic sketch shows — made up of a larger group of comedians and one that existed before the show.

Performing comedy together since 2006, The Birthday Boys consists of seven writer-performers (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, Chris VanArtsdalen), six of whom met at Ithaca College before moving to [...]

Talking to The Birthday Boys About Their New IFC Sketch Show

This Friday, IFC is set to launch its newest comedy show, The Birthday Boys. Written by and starring LA-based sketch group of the same name, The Birthday Boys is the first TV show in several years to come from a pre-existing sketch group.

Made up of seven members (Jefferson Dutton, Dave Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen), The Birthday Boys formed in 2007. The group began making popular web videos together and performing a monthly show at LA's UCB Theatre. Joining The Birthday Boys for their TV show is Bob Odenkirk, who is serving as a producer in addition to acting, writing, and directing [...]

Watch an Episode of IFC's 'The Birthday Boys' Online Before the Show Premieres

IFC's new sketch show, The Birthday Boys, doesn't premiere until October 18th, but the network put an episode up online this morning for viewers to check out a couple weeks before the show starts airing. The Birthday Boys is written by and stars the LA-based sketch group of the same name, with executive producer Bob Odenkirk appearing in sketches too. IFC released the show's seventh episode, "Skewered," to IFC.com, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, TVE, and VOD, or you can just watch it above.

There's also a pre-release episode of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, with guests Jim Gaffigan, Matt Besser, and Matt Walsh, from the back half [...]