The Paul Scheer-produced Hotwives of Orlando is coming back for a new season and new city. Hulu announced today that they've renewed the Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman-created series for a second season, which will take on a new set of Real Housewives-style ladies this time in Las Vegas. Said Scheer on the news: “Las Vegas was an obvious choice for the second season of the Hotwives franchise because it's a city built on broken dreams, fake boobs and real magic. Season two will focus on a new crop of wannabe socialites with some new faces as well as old faces that just look new." The new season [...]
Director Jason Reitman just landed his first (streaming) TV show. THR reports that Hulu has given a 10-episode order to Casual, a comedy about a "dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating (online and off), while living under one roof again and raising a teenager." Up-and-coming writer Zander Lehmann will write the script, and Reitman will direct the series premiere episode and serve as executive producer. Production on Casual will begin this year, and the show is expected to debut sometime in 2015. "I've long looked for the right first step into episodic [...]
Paul Scheer is crazy busy. Now that the full first season of his most recent show, The Hotwives of Orlando, is available on Hulu, Scheer is moving full steam ahead with tons of other projects, from developing a cartoon with Adult Swim to an anthology series with HBO. He’ll also be starring in season six of The League on FXX, which is set to debut this fall, and releasing a comedy special with Rob Huebel based on their live UCB show Crash Test. Scheer talks about always wanting to keep things fresh, whether through the podcast, How Did This Get Made?, which he hosts with Jason Mantzoukas and his wife June Diane [...]
Vulture is reporting that a pretty amazing-sounding comedy may be in development for Hulu. A pilot script for a show called Love has been written by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust (Super Fun Night, and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with an eye on Rust and Community's Gillian Jacobs co-starring. Apatow may direct the show, and Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) may be the showrunner.
As for what the show would be about: A person familiar with the pilot script describes Love as a character-based comedy revolving around relationships, romantic and otherwise, with one (very messed-up) couple in particular at the center. And, because this is Judd Apatow, [...]
Here's the trailer for the Paul Scheer-produced Hulu Originals reality spoof Hotwives of Orlando. Based on Scheer's admitted love for watching Bravo reality shows with his wife, Hotwives stars Casey Wilson, Angela Kinsey, Kristen Schaal, Tymberlee Hill, Andrea Savage, and Danielle Schneider as a gaggle of drunken Floridian reality stars. The show is written by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman, who ran a show called The Realest Real Housewives at UCB LA for years. A premiere date has not been set for Hotwives of Orlando, but you should probably stock up on popcorn and boxed white wine now.