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Swedish TV Renews Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' for Season 2

Welcome to Sweden, the Swedish sitcom Amy Poehler is producing that was created by and stars her brother Greg, was renewed  for a second season by Swedish broadcaster TV4 today, Digital Spy reports. The show was such a big hit over there that it was renewed after just two episodes. Season two will consist of 10 episodes, just like the first season.

Welcome to Sweden will make its US premiere on NBC July 10th, airing as a summer series. Depending on how the show does in the ratings in the US, NBC could end up acquiring broadcast rights to the second season, as well. Welcome to Sweden is [...]

Here's a Trailer for Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' Featuring Will Ferrell

Nearly a year ago it was announced that Amy Poehler and her brother Greg sold a show to the Swedish television network TV4 called Welcome to Sweden starring Greg as an American accountant who falls in love with a Swedish woman and follows her back to Stockholm. The series premiered in Sweden on Friday, and above is the trailer featuring special guest Will Ferrell speaking both English and Swedish. NBC bought the rights to Welcome to Sweden back in October, so if the series does well across the pond then hopefully we can watch Swedish Ferrell in the near future. Click through for a clip from the season [...]

Shez Cassim Released from UAE Prison After Serving 9 Months Over a Comedy Video

This morning, CNN reported that Shezanne "Shez" Cassim, the American citizen who was jailed in the United Arab Emirates after making and posting an amateur comedy video online, has finally been released from prison and is heading home to the States. According to the report, Shez left Dubai early this morning after nine months in jail over a silly and relatively harmless video. Back in December, Funny Or Die made a big push to help free Shez and enlisted comedy stars like Will Ferrell, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, and Tony Hale to rouse support for his return to the US, where he can now make and [...]