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Danny McBride and Jody Hill Are Developing a High School Comedy for HBO

Eastbound & Down is set to debut its fourth and final season on HBO this September, but co-creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill already have another project set up at the network. HBO President Michael Lombardo told the press yesterday that McBride and Hill are developing a half-hour comedy set at a high school for the network. "They're taking a look at high school life," Lombardo says. "It's a really great, funny, quintessentially Danny and Jody idea." In addition the untitled high school project, McBride and Hill are producing a new animated series for FXX that's expected to launch early next year. Called Chozen, it follows a [...]

FXX's First Original Show Will Be Danny McBride's Animated Comedy 'Chozen'

Cable network FX announced the first original series for its new all-comedy network FXX today. Called Chozen, it's an animated series executive produced by Archer creator Adam Reed and Eastbound & Down producers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill. The series, which follows a gay white rapper, is expected to debut early next year. Chozen was created by newcomer Grant Dekernion, who used to be Eastbound & Down's writer's assistant, and the regular voice cast features Dekernion, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Michael Peña, Nick Swardson, McBride, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man. It's a pretty eclectic and impressive group. FXX launches this fall with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The LeagueLegit, and Totally [...]

Watch a Long Interview with Danny McBride and the 'Eastbound & Down' Gang

Here's an hour-plus Paley Center interview with Danny McBride and the cast and crew of HBO's Eastbound & Down from 2011. McBride is joined by co-creator Jody Hill, producer Chris Henchy, and actors Steve Little, Katy Mixon, Ana de la Reguera, and Michael Peña. It's a nice look into how one of the most fucked-up comedies on TV is made, and you can watch the rest of the interview after the jump:

Watch the New Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's Apocalypse Comedy 'This Is the End'

Here's Seth Rogen and James Franco introducing the new trailer for their apocalypse comedy This Is the End (previously titled End of the World), which comes out June 14th, 2013. It stars Rogen, Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves facing the end of the world in Los Angeles. Rogen wrote and directed the movie with his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg, and Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, David Krumholtz, and Kevin Hart also appear as themselves. The trailer is being released this week to coincide with the Mayan-predicted apocalypse and features some jokes [...]

How North Carolina Birthed Much of Contemporary Comedy

"Comedy frequently comes from the margins, outside the dominant culture—just consider how many of America’s best comics have been black, Jewish, or Canadian. Something similar seems to be fueling the North Carolina comedy boom." - Evan Smith Rakoff for Slate in a piece about the rise of North Carolina bread comedians. He misses, however, Michael Jordan star of the classic comedy Space Jam.

Danny McBride Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Movie

Danny McBride and writer/director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) don't seem like the most obvious pairing, but they're set to work together on Crowe's next project, an untitled film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. Cooper revealed that McBride has been cast in a supporting role during an interview with The Huffington Post. The mysterious film is believed to be a revamped version of Crowe's rom-com Deep Tiki, which was set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon in 2008 before the project was canceled. Danny McBride's role is not known at this time, but here's how The Wrap describes the movie:

Cooper will [...]

Here's the New Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'This Is the End'

Yesterday, Seth Rogen and company released a fake trailer for Pineapple Express 2 as an April Fool's Day gag, which ended up being a piece of actual promotion for their new apocalypse comedy This Is the End. Now, they've released an actual new trailer for This Is the End, a movie that Rogen co-wrote/co-directed that stars him, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves. Beware, the trailer's jam-packed with spoilers, revealing some major character deaths and other stuff too.

Watch The Lonely Island Return to 'SNL' with "YOLO"

If you missed SNL this weekend or aren't one of the 3 million+ people who already caught it on YouTube, here's The Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO" from Saturday, featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and the silent acting talents of Danny McBride. Please help spread the word about this video so that more people see it.

Jim Carrey Is Stealing an Armored Car for Lorne Michaels

Jim Carrey is in negotiations to star in a new comedy called Loomis Fargo, based on a real-life armored car heist, for producer Lorne Michaels and director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). The movie is based on the Loomis Fargo Bank Robbery, a 1997 heist pulled off by a group of armored car guards in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carrey would play the gang's ex-military leader. Past drafts of the script have been written by Eastbound & Down duo Jody Hill and Danny McBride, as well as Up All Night creator Emily Spivey, but the draft Carrey and Hess are working from was penned by Chris Bowman and Hubbel [...]

Danny McBride Discusses 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4

Earlier this week, we learned that Eastbound & Down was getting a fourth season or in a way a second final season. Danny McBride told HitFix what the fourth season will focus on:

Something we never really got to explore with the show that we always wanted to was what life would be like once April and Kenny were together. Katy Mixon was on a hit television show, and her schedule with that show didn't really allow her to be involved with the show as much as Jody and I would have loved for her to be. So we came up with solutions to get around that, [...]

Danny McBride Was Rushed to the Hospital After an 'Eastbound & Down' Rollerskating Accident

Danny McBride had a small accident yesterday while filming Eastbound & Down's upcoming fourth seasonTMZ reports that while filming a scene involving his character Kenny Powers rollerskating, McBride fell hard. Producers sent him to the hospital after he was in a lot of pain, but he was quickly released and is totally fine. "I busted my ass on roller skates," McBride commented. "The roller skates won."

The new season of the show (spoilers follow) picks up with Kenny Powers a several years after the season three finale, in which he got back into the majors but faked his death to be with April Buchanon and his kid. Powers [...]

Danny McBride Talks 'Eastbound & Down' Season 4 and the Possibility of Season 5

It came as a surprise last year when Danny McBride and his Eastbound & Down co-creator Jody Hill signed on for a fourth season after they had always planned to end the HBO series after three. When speaking to Collider this weekend, McBride revealed that they're writing the new season now and that it begins filming this May. He summed Season 4 up by saying, "The theme of this is basically what happens to the hero after he rides off into the sunset.  That’s kind of where we’re starting this season."

While the Season 4 renewal was unexpected, McBride says he and Jody Hill will most likely be moving [...]

Danny McBride Is Making an Animated Series for FX

The FX network just bought a new animated comedy pilot produced by Danny McBride and his frequent co-conspirators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Deadline reports. FX is searching for a companion series to its animated hit Archer, and this could be it. The potential series, entitled Chosen, has been in development since February and will likely feature McBride in a supporting voice role. Chosen was created by Grant Dekernion, a former writer's assistant on McBride, Hill, and Green's HBO series Eastbound & Down. Dekernion would voice the lead character on Chosen, a rapper who's just been released from jail and is looking for redemption. So, take a look at that, [...]

Larry David Casts Every Actor for His Movie – There Are No More Actors

You want to hang out with Larry David, right? So it should come as no surprise that a lot of people have signed on for Clear History, his semi-improvised HBO movie about a man named Nathan Flomm (David) who changes his identity to Rolly DaVore and moves to a small island off the coast of Massachusetts, after giving up 10% of an electric car company that eventually is worth billions. So who's signed on? Let's run them down:

Jon Hamm plays Will Haney, Flomm's handsome rival and boss at the car company.

Kate Hudson plays Rhonda, Haney's wife who has a special friendship with Flomm.

Michael Keaton plays [...]