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Ed Helms Tells Cornell Graduates to Live Life Like Andy Bernard

Ed Helms delivered the commencement speech at the alma mater of his former Office character Andy Bernard over the weekend, and instead of warning graduates of the dangers behind Bernard's foolishness, he instead talked about why foolishness leads to success. Helms told the graduates about how much being a fool helped him get ahead in his comedy career, from the time he attempted then failed to put together a filmed Trans Am concert in Brooklyn when he was 22 years old to going on thousands of voiceover auditions to working for The Daily Show to why his years of playing Andy taught him why it's important for him "to be [...]

There's a 'Naked Gun' Reboot in the Works Starring Ed Helms

Paramount has decided to revamp the Naked Gun franchise for some reason, and Ed Helms has signed on to star as Detective Frank Drebin, the lead role Leslie Nielsen made famous in the late eighties and early nineties. According to Variety, the studio has also brought in the writing team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant to pen the screenplay "as a new spin on the Drebin character," which sounds like possible plans for more sequels with Helms. It's a strange move considering how well Nielsen — who passed away only three years ago — made the role his own, but maybe Helms will somehow prove [...]

Ed Helms Is Producing a New ABC Comedy from an 'Archer' Writer

Three months after The Office ended its run on NBC, Ed Helms is lining up his next TV show. THR reports that Helms is producing a new single-camera comedy created by Archer writer Mike Arnold. The untitled show follows a talented big-city female attorney adjusting after a move to a small town. Ed Helms's previous production credits include Cedar Rapids and the final season of The Office.

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: Indian Takers / The B. Team

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that will cover two episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. These articles will be written from the perspective of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with no knowledge of future reveals or plot twists. That said, there may be some discussion of running gags or seemingly throwaway jokes, which, given the show's reputation, may very well [...]

'SNL' Review: Risk Pays Off for Zach Galifianakis

SNL works best when it hits a balance between structure and chaos. As a show that's broadcasted live after only a week of production time, chaos is pre-installed into the system. The show attempts to offset that chaos with as many safety nets as possible: a cast of multitalented actors, a writing staff that can turn out an abundance of material in a pressure-cooker environment, and one of the best crews in television. Over time, some of those safety nets turn into crutches that annoy the hard-core fans: recurring characters, sketches that rely too heavily on celebrity impersonation, talk show formats, etc. So periodically, the show will reintroduce a [...]

TBS Releases Trailers for Its New Shows 'Angie Tribeca', 'Buzzy's', and 'Your Family or Mine?'

TBS has released trailers for its three new comedies and also announced they're developing two more in addition to the forthcoming Jake & Amir co-produced by Ed Helms. Above is the trailer for Steve and Nancy Carell's Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones; click through for the other two trailers and descriptions of the two new series in development, including another from Helms and a third from his fellow Office alum John Krasinski.

NBC Is Developing an Animated Comedy Voiced and Co-Written by Ed Helms

NBC is looking to get back into animated comedy after a lengthy hiatus. The peacock network is developing a new comedy for the 2014-15 TV season called Mystery Island to be voice and co-written by Ed Helms, Deadline reports. Helms is writing the show with Graham Wagner, who was a writer/producer on the final season of The Office. Mystery Island is set on "an island where holidaymakers get marooned after their cruise ship malfunctions," and Helms is planning on voicing one of the main characters. If NBC ends up picking up the show, it will be the network's first animated series since the disastrous Father of the Pride [...]

Details Behind the Bateman/Sudeikis/Forte/Helms Mumford & Sons Video Revealed

On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a super funny music video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte; and today, The LA Times caught up with the video's director, Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) for a look behind the scenes. Here are some bullet point facts about it:

  • The video was shot in one day in April on a Southern California movie ranch called Golden Oak Ranch.
  • The actors offered to work for free, but they had to be paid hundreds of dollars because of Screen Actors Guild minimums.
  • Director Sam Jones pitched the video [...]

Watch a New 'Arrested Development' Clip with Ed Helms

Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and brought a new clip from Arrested Development's upcoming Netflix season with her, which features her, David Cross, and guest star Ed Helms, who was previously unannounced. Helms is reprising his role as real estate agent James "I Don't Sell" Carr(s), a character in the show's Season 2 premiere before he was all famous and stuff.

New 'Vacation' Movie Runs Into Problems Surprisingly Not Caused by Chevy Chase

A new Vacation movie scheduled to shoot this summer has been delayed indefinitely, and, to the surprise of everyone, noted difficult person Chevy Chase is not the root of the problem. THR reports that shooting on the film, which is set to star Ed Helms as grown-up Griswold spawn Rusty taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and kids on a road trip to Wally World, will be delayed at least a few months – possibly until late this year. The reason for the difficulties is creative differences caused by a split between those who want the movie to be R-rated like the original and those who want a broad PG-13 [...]

Ed Helms to Star in Comedy 'Epic Fail'

Ed Helms has lined up another starring film role. According to Deadline, Helms is signed on to star in Epic Fail, a film he co-developed with Nicky Weinstock focused on "an elite but unorthodox Special Forces team that takes their dysfunction and excessive firepower on a desperate mission to save America — led by the only soldier more badass and more mustachioed than a Navy SEAL, The Walrus." Chris Poole and Archer's Mike Arnold — who was developing an NBC show with Helms last year — will write the script. This makes the most recent Ed Helms movie news following last year's updates about him possibly starring [...]

Ed Helms Is Producing an NBC Show Created by Longtime 'Parks and Rec' Writer Aisha Muharrar

Just a few months after The Office ended its run, Ed Helms is working on a new comedy for NBC, albeit on the opposite side of the camera. Deadline reports that NBC is developing an untitled new show that's produced by Helms and created by Aisha Muharrar, who's been working as a writer on Parks and Recreation since season two. The comedy follows a smart teenage girl who wants to be the next Oprah and starts solving her reluctant family and friends' problems in order to gain experience. Helms is producing via his new company Pacific Electric Picture Co. He also has a project from Archer writer Mike [...]

Watch Sudeikis, Bateman, Forte, and Helms in the New Mumford & Sons Music Video

Here's a new video for the Mumford & Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer," featuring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and a Will Forte with a gross Mumford & Sons-looking beard.

Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn to Star Together in 'Daddy's Home'

Old School stars Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn are set to reunite. Paramount announced yesterday that the duo will be starring alongside each other in Daddy's Home, a project Ferrell has been attached to for over three years. The movie follows "a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father (Vaughn) arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids."

Ferrell originally signed on to play the other part in 2010 with Ed Helms cast as the wimpy stepdad. Helms is no longer involved in Daddy's Home, which is being [...]