Sometimes it's easy to forget that Archer is a sitcom. It's visually distinct, endearingly profane, and cartoonishly violent, but at heart it's basically The Office — with all of the romantic tension, misplaced egotism, and work-related incompetence that comparison implies.
The fourth season, which wrapped up with last night's finale, ostensibly was as globe-hopping and dynamic as the previous three, but the writers seemed to fall back on established habits more often than not this year. Multiple episodes featured H. Jon Benjamin's arrogant title character goofing around while Lana (Aisha Tyler) tried to stick to the mission, Lana and Cyril (Chris Parnell) were dating again for a while, multiple missions [...]
Here's a new Funny or Die video featuring Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick traveling to South Korea to join the K-pop supergroup F(x). It'll most likely be the best video about an Oscar nominee traveling to South Korea to join a K-Pop supergroup you see all day.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star/co-creator Glenn Howerton fired off a tweet today asking fledgling writers to send him scripts. Here's the tweet:
Got a great feature length screenplay? Send to IASIP 10201 W PICO BLVD BUILDING 41 SUITE 300 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90064-2651
While it seems like most established TV and movie writers are constantly avoiding reading bad scripts from desperate struggling writers, Howerton is welcoming it and hoping that he finds a diamond in the rough. He wants an original feature or pilot script that he could possibly produce and develop, and it's open to any genre besides horror. Howerton recently produced his first movie, [...]
Fox executives are planning to split Fox's cable network FX in two this fall. If the arrangement goes through, FX will stay where it's at, but a new channel called FXX will debut, with an emphasis on broadcasting comedies are aimed at young people, Broadcasting & Cable reports. FX's comedies, like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, are expected to move to FXX, while dramas, like Justified and Sons of Anarchy, will stay on the original channel.
Networks splitting their comedic and dramatic programming between two cable channels is nothing new. Turner does it with TBS (comedy) and TNT (drama), and AMC broadcasts drama with comedic content airing [...]
Jim Jefferies has a lot of experience playing a version of himself; his standup specials are filled with real life stories of fights, drugs and sex toys. In his new show Legit, premiering Thursday on FX, he again appears as version of himself, a foulmouthed Australian comic trying to make it in Los Angeles.
The show's pilot is also based on a true story, in which Jefferies accompanies a severely disabled friend to a brothel to lose his virginity. In his real life, Jefferies adventures now are more likely to focus on his two-month old son, who he was patiently trying to calm during our recent phone interview, as we talked about [...]