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Watch the Trailer for FX's 'Married' Starring Judy Greer and Nat Faxon

Here's the trailer for Married, a new comedy from FX that stars Arrested Development's Judy Greer and Ben and Kate's Nat Faxon as a couple dealing with being married with children. Andrew Gurland (The Virginity Hit) created the series, which also stars Jenny Slate and John Hodgman and premieres July 17th alongside FX's other new comedy, You're the Worst.

Vine 5 Film Festival: Shopping, Dancing, Heartbreak, Death, and Money for the Fair

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

A couple of Oscar winners, a hater of Canadians, the subject of some of the greatest torch songs of the last few years, a deceased person, and the most ambivalent father in the Western Hemisphere star in this [...]

Fox Searchlight Buys Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's 'The Way, Way Back' for $9.75 Million

Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama written and directed by Oscar-winning writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for $9.75 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's the first movie directed by Faxon and Rash, who won Academy Awards last year for co-writing The Descendants but are better known for playing Ben on Ben and Kate and Dean Pelton on Community, respectively. The Way, Way Back is about a pivotal summer in the life of a teenage boy (Liam James) as he forms a relationship with the manager of a rundown waterpark (Sam Rockwell) and tries to find the strength to stand [...]

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon Still Partners After All These Years

"Yet for all the anxieties they had incurred on The Way, Way Back — Mr. Rash grew some gray hairs on his usually clean-shaven head and chin; Mr. Faxon was trying to decide whether he gained or lost 17 pounds — they said they’d found a resilience to their partnership that will sustain them on future collaborations." – Dave Itzkoff for The New York Times on the relationship between Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, as they finish up their directorial debut, The Way, Way Back.

Trade Roundup: Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Charlie Sheen

Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new action-comedy script from Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Action? Comedy? Kristen Wiig? Dean Pelton? So many good things! (Faxon will also be starring with Abby Elliott in Ben Fox Is My Manny.)

What do Andy Samberg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Beyoncé all have in common? They'll all be appearing in One Hit Wonders, the upcoming film from Glee's Ryan Murphy. Also, they all love the color pink.

Brett Butler has joined the cast of Charlie Sheen's Anger Management as the bartender at the bar where Charlie's therapist character hangs out. Butler [...]

FX Orders Series Starring Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Jenny Slate; Coming in July

Cable network FX announced they've picked up two new comedies today. The first, called Married, stars Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as two best friends trying to save their marriage amidst arguing and sex troubles. Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) and Jenny Slate (Parks and Rec) play supporting roles.

FX's second new show, You're the Worst, was created by Weeds writer/producer Stephen Falk and follows two self-destructive people who fall in love and try to date. You're the Worst stars British actor Chris Geere, Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), Kether Donahue (Pitch Perfect), and Desmin Borges (The Good Wife).

FX has ordered 10 episodes [...]

Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman Join Nat Faxon and Judy Greer's FX Pilot

There's a pilot at FX that's lining up one hell of an impressive cast of comedy people. Deadline reports that Jenny Slate (SNL, Parks and Rec) and Brett Gelman (Go On, Eagleheart) have signed on to star in the untitled pilot, which already has Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as its leads. The project was created by Andrew Gurland, who wrote The Last Exorcism and The Virginity Hit. The pilot follows a married couple (Faxon, Greer) who enter into an open relationship to save their marriage. Slate and Gelman are both playing friends to Faxon's character. It sounds like an interesting premise, but [...]

Now that Jim Rash Has an Oscar, He's Finally Worthy of Writing for 'Community'

Community cast member Jim Rash won an Oscar this year for co-authoring the screenplay to The Descendants, and now that he's achieved the highest honor in screenwriting, Community's writers have finally given in and let him write an episode of the show. Vulture reports that Rash will be scripting one episode for the upcoming fourth season of Community (which begins Oct. 19th). If I were him, I'd drag that Oscar into the Community writers' room and every time another Community writer would try to give me a note on a line or a scene, I'd hold up my Oscar and say, "Excuse me? How many Oscars do you [...]

'The Way, Way Back' Sure Sounds Like a Perfect Movie

Steve Carell, Toni Colette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell are starring in a film written, directed, and co-starring Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. No, you are not dreaming – you're reading a blog post about a real movie. That movie, which starts shooting on Monday, is called The Way, Way Back and is about a teenager (played by The Killing's Liam James) who befriends a water park manager (Rockwell). This movie is going to be like a waterslide; there will be some ups and downs and you will be leaning back and not wearing a shirt and Maya Rudolph will be there and— OK, yeah, [...]

Fox Orders a Pilot from Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, and Nahnatchka Khan

Fox is already buying pilots for the 2014-15 TV season. Deadline reports that the network ordered a pilot called Fatrick produced by Don't Trust the B creator Nahnatchka Khan and The Way, Way Back/The Descendants team Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Faxon and Rash will also direct the pilot, which was co-written by Khan and  her Don't Trust the B colleague  Corey Nickerson. Fatrick follows a handsome, cool ladies man named Patrick who is being held back by his insecurities of growing up as a heavyset kid the others children called "Fatrick."

Watch Steve Carell in the Trailer for 'The Way, Way Back'

Here's the new trailer for The Way, Way Back, a comedy-drama starring Steve Carell and a ton of other amazing people that hits theaters July 5th. The movie was written and directed by Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Jim Rash (Community), who won Oscars this year for scripting The Descendants. Hopefully, Jim Rash will win an Oscar for acting this time around, for playing "Guy Who's Doctor Said Not to Get Water on His Face."

Tuesday Sitcom Recap: It's Premiere Night for Fox's 'New Girl,' 'Ben and Kate,' and 'The Mindy Project'

Tuesdays are the busiest night for primetime sitcoms this fall, with three of the Big Four networks airing competing comedy blocks. Last night, Fox kicked off its Tuesday night comedies with the New Girl's second season premiere and the debut of two new shows, The Mindy Project and Ben and Kate (although those two were released on Hulu weeks ago). Ratings are in for the trio of sitcoms, and like NBC and CBS's fall sitcom premieres, they're not great.

New Girl scored a 2.7 rating with adults 18-49, down significantly from last year's premiere, which got a 4.8. Mindy Project had a decent but still-low debut [...]

Mindy Kaling and How I Met Your Mother Team Coming to Fox

What's the point of upfronts if all the networks are just going to announce everything the week before, all willy nilly (oddly, All Willy Nilly is also the name of a yet to be picked up CBS pilot – no it's not)? Jealous of all the NBC bean spilling, last night, FOX announced its three new single-camera comedies for next season.

First, is Mindy Kaling's highly anticipated It's Messy, in which she plays a doctor trying to have it all. Besides Kaling, The Office's Howard Klein and BJ Novak will executive produce the show (things are just looking bleaker and bleaker over in Scranton). Her co-stars – Ed Weeks, [...]