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Zach Galifianakis-Kristen Wiig Bank Heist Comedy Adds Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon to the Cast

The cast for Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig's next movie keeps growing more and more impressive. Deadline reports that Ken Marino and SNL's Kate McKinnon have also joined the cast of the untitled heist comedy, previously known as Loomis Fargo, that also stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. SNL writer Leslie Jones, who appeared on-camera for a much-talked-about Weekend Update piece this season, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Nebraska's Devin Ratray, and iO Chicago performer Ross Kimball have also been added to the cast.

Lorne Michaels is producing and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) is directing the movie, which is based on a true story and [...]

Ken Marino Joins Casey Wilson in David Caspe's NBC Pilot 'Marry Me'

Casey Wilson has found her onscreen fiancé. TV Line reports that Ken Marino has signed on to star opposite Wilson in Marry Me, creator David Caspe's (Happy Endings creator and Wilson's real-life fiancé) upcoming pilot for NBC that follows a newly engaged couple. Marino appeared in a handful of shows last year including Burning Love, Children's Hospital, Drunk History, and Eastbound & Down. Marry Me will make Marino's first starring role on a major network comedy since he was a regular on the short-lived NBC series Leap of Faith back in 2002.

'Eastbound & Down' Season 4 Justifies Resurrecting the Show

It came as a bit of a shock last year when Eastbound & Down was renewed by HBO for a fourth season. For years, showrunners Danny McBride and Jody Hill had been planning on ending Eastbound after its third season and they even wrote/shot/aired the last episode as a series finale. But after a few months, the duo decided to do one more season. Last year, they had wanted to show Kenny Powers as a settled-down family man with his new wife April, but actress Katy Mixon's busy schedule on CBS's Mike & Molly meant they couldn't get her full-time for their third year.

Scheduling worked out so that Mixon [...]

Ken Marino to Co-Create and Star in a New Comedy for Fox

Ken Marino, star of The State, Childrens Hospital, Party Down and tons of other great things, is coming to Fox. The network just bought an untitled single-camera comedy written by Marino and his wife/writing partner Erica Oyama and set to star Marino, Deadline reports. Will Gluck (Easy A, the upcoming Michael J. Fox Show) is onboard as a producer. Marino and Oyama are a busy writing duo these days. In addition writing on Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital together, they're also scripting a feature called True Freshman, adapting the book Go the Fuck to Sleep into a movie, and are on hiatus from their [...]

ADHD Review: 'Axe Cop' Drools; 'High School USA!' is a Teenaged 'South Park'

Sneak previews of Axe Cop and High School USA! will run Sunday at 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. eastern, respectively, with all due respect, on Fox. The shows will make their official series premieres beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27th.

Fox's initial raison d'etre was to be the "alternative" to the staid, lame network programming us human beings had foolishly grown accustomed to. While Fox still reaches the youngest viewers among the "big four" channels today, cable has become the home to the more subversive, niche, talked about TV shows. Not coincidentally, cable is also where more and more viewers, and more and more money, are going. This cannot [...]

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama Are Writing a Female Road Trip Comedy

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama are writing another movie together. The husband-wife writing team has sold a pitch for a female road trip comedy called Me Time, THR reports. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to be a story along the lines of Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Me Time is just one of a plethora of writing projects Marino and Oyama have in the works, including the college comedy Return of the Jocks (originally titled True Freshman) and the profane childrens' book adaptation Go the Fuck to Sleep,

'Burning Love' Is Done (For Now)

It looks like Yahoo!'s Emmy-nominated web series Burning Love, a parody of dating shows, may have come to an end. "I think we’re all done," creator Erica Oyama told Variety this week. "I addressed each incarnation of the source material – The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. But if we had a great idea to reinvent it, I would be all for it." Variety writes that there are currently no plans for a fourth season of the series. Written by Oyama, who produces the show alongside writing partner/husband Ken Marino, Burning Love debuted on Yahoo! to critical acclaim in 2012. Its third season finished airing last spring, [...]

Talking to Ken Marino About ‘Bad Milo!’, ‘Eastbound & Down’, and Playing Both Nice Guys and Jerks

If there’s one actor who possesses the sheer gravitas to play a man plagued by a murderous ass demon, that actor is Ken Marino. As one of the many talents to spring from the MTV sketch group The State, Marino has starred in a number of classics that have become required viewing for any modern comedy fan: Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, and, most recently, the horror-comedy destined for cult status, Bad Milo! Executive produced by the Duplass brothers and featuring Marino as a downtrodden nice guy whose stress at work and at home physically manifests itself as a bloodthirsty butt monster, Bad Milo! [...]

Watch the Trailer for 'Bad Milo,' a Horror-Comedy Starring Ken Marino and a Butt Demon

Here's the trailer for Bad Milo! a new horror-comedy that's set to debut on demand August 29th and in theaters October 4th. Produced by the Duplass Brothers, the movie stars Ken Marino as a guy with a demon living inside his butt and it features an impressive supporting cast that includes Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Kumail Nanjiani, Stephen Root, Peter Stormare, and a butt demon.

Ken Marino and Tim Heidecker Join the Cast of the Final Season of 'Eastbound and Down'

Ken Marino has signed on to the fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down to play "Guy Young, a middle-aged athlete who's still living the high life and partying it up every weekend." Deadline reports that it's a pretty big role; he'll be appearing in every episode of the season. Tim Heidecker's also on board, set to play the recurring character Gene, who's "a vanilla guy in Kenny’s neighborhood. He has nothing in common with Kenny and lacks even a basic sense of humor." So Ken Marino as a party animal and Tim Heidecker as a deadpan weirdo? Sounds about right.

Ken Marino Joins Jack Black in 'Goosebumps' Movie

Ken Marino will be in the movie adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps books. The Party Down and The State actor will play a supporting role in the film, also called Goosebumps, joining stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Dylan Minnette, and Jillian Bell, Deadline reports. Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels), the movie follows a boy and R.L. Stine's niece teaming up when a bunch of Stine's imaginary monsters are set free in the town of Greendale, Maryland. Marino is playing blowhard football Coach Carr, while Black is playing R.L. Stine. The movie is set for a March 2016 release.

'Eastbound & Down's Fourth Season Was Its Best Yet

I was skeptical when creators Danny McBride and Jody Hill opted to bring back Eastbound & Down for another season after ending the show with a well-received finale last year. It's rare for a show to come back from the dead like that and seems like a risk, but that risk paid off. Thanks to a few key cast additions (particularly standout Ken Marino) and Kenny Powers' new arenas to run amuck (a sports talk show and raising a family in suburbia), this was the most satisfying and fresh season of Eastbound & Down's four-season run.

Watch Ken Marino Twirl a Sign Around Shirtless for 'Burning Love's Emmy Campaign

Here's a clip from TMZ (I know, gross) of a shirtless Ken Marino in a fireman's outfit, twirling a sign around in the middle of an LA street to get people to vote for his Yahoo! web series Burning Love at the Emmys. It's not usually how people campaign for Emmys votes.

'Children's Hospital' Just Goes Up and Moves to Japan; 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Stays at Home

Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings.

Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to complain about. Dan Harmon had watched The Wire the previous summer and gave his show an overarching narrative, with the idea that every episode had to be watched in order to best understand the motivations of the characters and to better appreciate the jokes. The meticulous planning ultimately produced some great stuff at times, and abrupt, forgettable conclusions to some subplots at [...]