Danny McBride is coming back to HBO with a brand new show. The pay cable network has ordered 18 episodes of Vice Principals, a new comedy starring McBride as a high school administrator. The show was co-created by McBride and his Eastbound & Down partner-in-crime Jody Hill, and it follows "a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals." HBO has yet to announce when Vice Principals will premiere or how its 18 episodes will be split up into seasons. McBride and Hill's last series, Eastbound & Down, ended its four-season run on HBO last year.
Jody Hill talked to us about the project last [...]
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 [...]
If there’s one actor who possesses the sheer gravitas to play a man plagued by a murderous ass demon, that actor is Ken Marino. As one of the many talents to spring from the MTV sketch group The State, Marino has starred in a number of classics that have become required viewing for any modern comedy fan: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, and, most recently, the horror-comedy destined for cult status, Bad Milo! Executive produced by the Duplass brothers and featuring Marino as a downtrodden nice guy whose stress at work and at home physically manifests itself as a bloodthirsty butt monster, Bad Milo! [...]
Earlier this month, we reported that Lindsay Lohan is guest starring in the upcoming fourth and final season of Danny McBride's Eastbound & Down, but it looks like McBride and Lohan may not be done working together just yet. TMZ reports that McBride was so impressed with Lohan's work on Eastbound that he and Lohan had "several serious talks" on set about her starring in a new HBO show he's developing. According to the report, Lohan "loves the idea and is hoping it works out." The project in question is a previously-reported half-hour high school comedy in the vein of Eastbound & Down that McBride is developing [...]
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 [...]