Back in January, SNL alums Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone signed a deal with Fox to develop new shows, and today Deadline reports that they have three potential series in development. The trio's alternative comedy development company, called Party Over Here, announced the projects currently in production including a sci-fi comedy starring Danny Pudi, a mockumentary show hosted by Neal Brennan, and a hidden camera show from comedian Andrew Hyland. No word yet whether the shows will premiere on Fox, FX, FXX, or only on streaming services like Hulu and Roku. Here's the breakdown of all three shows:
It's been a turbulent year for the critically-acclaimed NBC sitcom Community, but cast member Danny Pudi is taking it in stride. The cast and crew are currently several episodes deep into filming the fourth season, which was just delayed indefinitely by NBC, and I recently had a chance to talk to Pudi about the new season, his new gig as a spokesman for Speed Stick, why Prince would be his ideal Community guest star, and the time he met Master P while dressed up as Jamie Lee Curtis from True Lies. Our chat took place before this week's news about Community's hiatus, so that's why that didn't come [...]
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Before being cast and breaking through as Abed on Community, Danny Pudi was mostly an unknown. After moving to LA in 2005, he was able to get some commercials and some guest spots. Most often, he was playing someone named Sanjay. He wrote in GQ:
Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them. My job is to focus on bringing characters to life in an honest and personal way. That being said, I did play three Sanjays in 2007. Yep. Three different Sanjays: [...]
Full disclosure, I don't really know what it means to "go hard in the paint" but I know it's a rap thing and oh my god oh my god oh my god. I'm literally shivering with anticipation at how happy this preview of tomorrow's Community Christmas episode is going to make all of you. Especially you, Childish Gambino fans. Yeah.
The one and only time I've been to a Renaissance fair, the combination of being a teen and having to hang out with my father and little brother, coupled with the raw enthusiasm of the participants, sent me into almost seizure-like fits of self-consciousness until I had to go wait in the car. This is sort of how I felt about the Knights of Badassdom trailer until that succubus showed up. Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten and Summer Glau star as a scrappy gang of LARPers that accidentally summons a demon from Hell (out of what is clearly, on some level, the Necronomicon), which they [...]
A mini-Community reunion happened on @midnight last night that included the above segment, where Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash are tasked with identifying some real online Community fan art. Click through for four more segments from the episode, including one with a special Craigslist reading from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Danny Pudi is the latest dude celebrity to offer up advice to teen girls for Rookie Magazine’s “Ask a Grown Man” series. In the above video, he shows off his body, but not in a creepy way. It’s to teach these teenage girls to embrace their body types. Pudi proves to be full of tips for girls that are equally sweet and thoughtful, unlike his emotionless TV character Abed, who probably wouldn’t be sought-after to answer questions from Rookie’s teen audience.
In a recent interview, Danny Pudi was asked about the special relationship between Abed and Troy. He revealed that it wasn't really the plan at first:
Initially [the producers] saw Troy and Pierce as being weird buddies, but things changed. Donald and I just got each other and it fit… “La Biblioteca,” spawned from an interview the two of us did. Dan Harmon saw it, spun it into a Spanish rap and put it at the end of the show. From then on we were doing a tag at the end of every episode — which was awesome because my secret desire to be on Saturday Night Live [...]
There is a lot to go over in last night’s brilliant episode of Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory,” the show’s most clever way of spending little to no money yet (with the exception of the rights to “Roxanne”), so let’s do this timeline-by-timeline, yes?
Actually, before we get to that, a question: Pierce mentioned that he had sex with Eartha Kitt in last week's episode, when the Seven speaks to Omar, and no one blinked an eye; does that mean these episodes airdates were swapped? That would explain why their apartment is 303, the episode's production order. Also: props to writer Chris McKenna, who [...]
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations are out, and all the usual suspects are all here and pitted together in the ultimate battle of who can make the critics liz in their pants the hardest. Nick Offerman vs. Danny Pudi for Best Supporting Actor seems primed for the most expressionless open-handed face slapping, though I am personally most excited to see Charlie Day nominated for Best Actor award across from Louis C.K. So much intensity. So much hilarity. The full list of nominees includes…
Hey internet, here's a video of Community stars Alison Brie and Danny Pudi doing a freestyle rap. It will probably be at a million hits by the end of the day, and you can be a part of the magic now before it's too late!!
Have you had a chance to digest the Emmy Nominations? If not, let me suggest a spoon full of salt and a spoon full of cocaine. Ok, now that that's settled, it's time for some good ol' fashioned gripin'.
Let's start at the top with "Outstanding Comedy Series". Obviously, it would be nice to see Community up there but that wasn't going to happen – it doesn't really thrive when only digested through a few episode submissions, it demands a certain all out immersion. So, the real snub here is Parks & Recreation. It's such a good fit for the Emmys: it's friendly, not cuckoo bananas, fairly episodic, [...]
Columentary (title sadly not pending) is a weekly feature, in which I’ll listen to the commentary track of a sitcom, and divulge, through pretty pictures and less pretty words, the behind-the-scenes secrets the creators, writers, and cast discuss about their show. If you've ever wondered what Jason Lee was thinking while recording his 85,035th voiceover for My Name Is Earl, this is for you.
Episode: "Contemporary American Poultry" (S01E21)
Original Airdate: April 22, 2010
Episode Plot: In an elaborate mafia movie (and Sixteen Candles…) parody, chicken finger-fever hits Greendale, with Abed, instead of Jeff, calling the shots.
Players Involved: Dan Harmon, creator; Gillian Jacobs, actress; Joel McHale, [...]
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