Adult Swim is set to premiere a new TV special later this month from Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart), Splitsider has learned. Called Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends, the 30-minute special will air Thursday, April 24th, at midnight. Written by Gelman and Woliner and was directed by Woliner, the special stars Gelman as himself, inviting his Hollywood friends over for "a lively night of dining, tasty showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman's dinner guests include Dale Dickey, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed, Alison Pill, Lance Reddick, and Alex Karpovsky as themselves, and Anthony Atamanuik as Joey Fillipiano.
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Adult Swim's absurdist Chris Elliott action-comedy Eagleheart returned for its third season last week. This year, the show's creative team (made up of creators/writers Andrew Weinberg and Michael Koman, and writer/director Jason Woliner) opted to turn Eagleheart into one long serialized story called Paradise Rising, covering Elliott's character Chris Monsanto's 10-episode quest to prove his innocence in the death of a fellow US Marshal.
I recently had the chance to talk to Andrew Weinberg and Jason Woliner about Eagleheart's shift in focus, why they don't like using comedic actors as guest stars, and how it's not the sort of TV show you can just have on in the background.
The calendar year is winding down, but there's still plenty of exciting stuff happening in the TV world. Adult Swim's Eagleheart, starring Chris Elliott, returns for its third season Thursday night at midnight. Unlike the first couple seasons of the show, season three will follow one long story arc under the title Eagleheart: Paradise Rising. Just like one long Eagleheart movie. The 10-part run of episodes sees co-stars Maria Thayer and Brett Gelman returning as Chris Elliott's Chris Monsanto goes on a "quest to find his missing friend, prove his innocence in a ghastly death and uncover the shocking truth behind the origins of the U.S. Marshals Service." Check [...]
Here's a new teaser trailer for the upcoming third season of Adult Swim's Eagleheart, which premieres November 14th. Like all good action-comedy trailers, this one contains plenty of blood, gore, and a briefcase full of pizza.
Currently in the midst of its second season, Adult Swim’s 11-minute crime-comedy Eagleheart has quickly emerged as one of the fastest and funniest shows on TV. For the uninitiated, Eagleheart stars Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer (Strangers with Candy), and Brett Gelman (Comedy Bang Bang) as a trio of sociopathic U.S. Marshals who wind up in all kinds of exceedingly strange and hyper-violent scenarios week to week. Eagleheart is put out by Conan O’Brien’s production company and written by longtime Conan writers Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg and Human Giant's Jason Woliner, who manage to cram a full 30 minutes worth of story into each 11-minute installment.
Eagleheart's second season [...]