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AMC Is Venturing Into Comedy; Developing Shows from Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen, and Kevin Smith

Cable network AMC, home to acclaimed dramas like Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and formerly Breaking Bad, announced the new slate of shows they're developing today, including a big push towards scripted comedy.

AMC has greenlit its first scripted comedy pilot, We Hate Paul Revere. Created by and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner (who wrote together on My Boys and Whitney), the show follows two brothers trying to make their place in history in Colonial Boston. AMC started developing this comedy in 2012, and if they order it to series, it's expected to debut in 2015.

The network is also developing five new comedies:

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Kristen Wiig Voice Characters in Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Sausage Movie

Taking a more literal turn with their knack for making bro-centric movies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are now making an R-rated animated movie called Sausage Party, The Wrap reports. The film — written by Rogen and Goldberg with This Is The End producers Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir — follows "one heroic piece of meat's quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisle before the Fourth of July sale." This Is The End's Rogen, James Franco, Jonah [...]

Seth Rogen Is Making a Christmas Stoner Movie

Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are set to tackle their first holiday movie. In an interview with Collider, director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) let a few details slip about the mysterious new project:

I’m just finishing a script that I’m hoping to shoot in the next few months. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing it, and that’s a Christmas party movie, or a Christmas movie for stoners. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about it. It doesn’t have a name. It may never happen, so we’ll see.

This is just one of many projects Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have in development. Following the [...]

Watch Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel in the Short Film that Inspired 'This Is the End'

If you're planning on seeing Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End this weekend, you may not know that it was based on the 2007 short film, "Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse." Embedded above is the trailer for the unreleased short film that Rogen starred in with Jay Baruchel, which quickly became a viral hit. Rogen and Goldberg wrote the script with Jason Stone, who directed. They used the short to shop around This Is the End to studios in order to get the movie made but had to change the title because, according to Goldberg, "Steven Spielberg and Fox made Robopocalypse and because of [...]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Aimed for an NC-17 with 'This Is the End'

Seth Rogen and longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg are making their directorial debut with the apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, which comes out next week, and the two revealed today that they were aiming for an NC-17 rating. The movie, which stars Rogen and pals James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as fictional versions of themselves fighting to survive the end times, features a ton of violence, drug use, and profanity, but the sexual content is what the directors felt was pushing it. Rogen and Goldberg told The LA Times that they purposefully shot for an NC-17 rating by making the movie [...]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are Making a Movie About the '90s Nintendo/Sega Battle

Just when you thought that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were too busy for another project, Collider reports that the duo has been brought on to write and direct a movie adaptation for Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, a behind-the-scenes oral history book by Blake Harris that comes out this August. Sony and The Social Network's Scott Rudin have acquired movie rights for the book, and Harris is signed on to executive produce the movie.

Console Wars sounds like an interesting read for video gamers and '90s kids alike. According to Booktrade.info, “Blake Harris draws on hundreds of interviews [...]

Looking at the Script to Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen's Long-Lost Long Distance Relationship Rom-Com

"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.

Just prior to Judd Apatow rising to power as one of the most successful writer/director/producers in comedy, he was working with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write a movie called The Long D, an unproduced screenplay that I'll be look at this week.

Written in the summer of 2005, in between The 40 Year-Old Virgin's production and release, The Long D is based on an idea by Rogen and childhood friend/writing partner Evan Goldberg, who were just coming off [...]

Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Comedy 'Sausage Party' Is Moving Forward, Coming in 2015

For the past few years, Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg have been working on a raunchy animated comedy called Sausage Party, and Sony Pictures announced today that the project is moving forward. Sausage Party stars Rogen as the voice of a sausage who falls out of his shopping cart in the supermarket and goes on a quest, with his new friends, to get back to the shelf for the store's 4th of July sale. Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 2) is directing the movie. Rogen and Goldberg are writing it alongside Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, two friends of theirs from Canada they brought to LA [...]

Review Roundup: 'This Is the End' Is the Best-Reviewed Comedy of the Year

It's been a lackluster year for mainstream comedies, but it looks like Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut, This Is The End, is breaking that pattern by actually receiving positive reviews. The movie opens today, starring Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as fictionalized versions of themselves dealing with the apocalypse. Movie critics have generally praised the This Is the End's vulgar humor while deeming the movie a little self-indulgent and overlong and messy due to excessive improvisation. This Is the End earned a 79% and a 69/100 on review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively, making it the best-reviewed mainstream comedy [...]

Seth Rogen to Direct and Star in a Movie Called 'The Interview'; James Franco May Co-Star

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are getting ready to direct their second movie together. THR reports that Rogen and his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg have signed on to direct, write, and produce a comedy called The Interview, with Rogen playing one of the two lead roles. James Franco is the top choice for the other main character, but he hasn't become involved officially yet. The Interview follows a good-looking talk show host (Franco, if he signs on) and his producer (Rogen) who accidentally get caught up in a plan to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea. Rogen and Goldberg made their directorial debut with [...]

AMC Developing 'Preacher' TV Adaptation Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

According to EW, a TV version of the 1990s comics series Preacher is currently being developed by AMC with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) on board as executive producer and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached to produce and write the pilot. "This is amazing!" Rogen and Goldberg said in a statement released today. "We've tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we're so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we're going to do everything we can to make it right. Humperdoo!" Click through to read AMC's official description of the show as well as a statement from [...]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Producing a Movie with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey is teaming up with legendary producer Scott Rudin to produce a movie that will star Workaholics' stars Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson. Holm will write the script, and Workaholics co-creator and co-star Kyle Newachack will direct, but the film will be entirely unrelated to their Comedy Central show. Point Grey is made up of Rogen, his frequent co-writer Evan Goldberg and their producer partner James Weaver. Holm, DeVine, Anderson and Newachack have worked together for years as part of the sketch troupe Mail Order Comedy.

DeVine gave these details about the upcoming film to Splitsider a couple weeks ago:

Yeah, we’ve written a script that [...]

FX Orders Animated Comedy 'Bigfoot' Produced by Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is getting ready to take his first regular TV job since Undeclared ended over a decade ago. THR reports that Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Godlberg have sold a pilot for a new animated series about Bigfoot to FX. Rogen and Goldberg will serve as executive producers on the series, which is aptly titled Bigfoot.

Based on author Graham Roumieu's faux-autobiographical books on sasquatch, Bigfoot will follow the beast as a well-mannered, civilized everyman grappling with his animal ways. Matt McKenna, who has been a writer for American Dad since the show began, is creating the show.

'This Is the End': Broing Out at the End of the World

In almost (gulp) 40 years, I've been to three films where the theater shook from the audience laughing so hard: Borat, Knocked Up, and, now, This is the End. Granted the crowd attending the sneak preview of This the End at the American Film Institute (AFI) were aspiring filmmakers salivating over the careers of the film's auteurs Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Even if you don't dream of being Hollywood's "it" boys, this self-referential buddy comedy is a fun ride thanks to the cast's infectious chemistry.

Comedy's reigning princes Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride star in this rambunctious feature, which hits [...]