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Netflix Orders a New Comedy Series from Aziz Ansari and Mike Schur

Aziz Ansari is headed to Netflix with his very own show. According to THR, the streaming network has ordered a 10-episode half-hour comedy series starring Ansari, co-created by former Parks and Recreation Alan Yang, and executive produced by Parks and Rec co-creator Mike Schur. No plot details have been revealed, but the untitled series is reportedly based on Ansari's life, and H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noël Wells, and Bob's Burgers writer Kelvin Yu will round out the supporting cast. Production on the show has already kicked off in New York.

Brian Grazer Says 17 More 'Arrested Development' Episodes Are Headed to Neflix

Get ready for more Arrested Development. In a new interview with Bill Simmons, series co-executive producer Brian Grazer revealed today that 17 more episodes of the show are headed to Netfix soon: "We're gonna do another 17 episodes. So, stay tuned for Arrested Development.” Netflix has not yet confirmed the news, but you can watch Grazer's announcement below (starts around 24:20):

A 'Full House' Revival Is Reportedly in the Works at Netflix

The '90s television reboots, revamps, and reunions aren't winding down any time soon, because today TV Line reports that Netflix is very close to finalizing a 13-episode order for a Full House spin-off called Fuller House. Like the original '90s ABC sitcom, Fuller House will be a multi-cam comedy and star Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. and Andrea Barber as her best friend Kimmy. John Stamos is onboard as a producer and is set to make guest appearances alongside original cast members Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. Full House creator Jeff Franklin is returning to co-executive produce. Netflix has not yet officially confirmed the news.

Tituss Burgess on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Critics: "If People Aren't Talking About You, You're Not Doing Your Job"

It's only been a week since Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered on Netflix, but the internet is already full of reviews and essays ranging from adoration to outrage. Tituss Burgess, who costars in the series with Ellie Kemper, fielded some questions during a conference call yesterday, and here's what he had to say when I asked him what it's like to star in a binge-able Netflix series that gets instant feedback and dissection from critics:

It's so strange to have five months' worth of work be swallowed in one sitting, so that's a new concept I kind of can't wrap my head around. [...]

'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Hits Netflix Friday July 17th

Netflix announced a round of premiere dates today, and now you can start your official countdown for the glorious eight-episode return of Wet Hot American Summer, which is officially set to debut on the streaming network Friday, July 17th. In addition to Wet Hot, Netflix also announced premiere dates for three standup specials (Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible on April 17, Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on May 22, and What Happened, Miss Simone on June 26th) as well as season 3 of Orange Is the New Black on June 12th.

UPDATE: The premiere has now been moved to Friday, July 31st:

Here’s an Exclusive Look at 'With Bob and David's Secret 'Mr. Show' Reunion Rehearsal

The first live taping of Netflix's With Bob and David takes place in Los Angeles tonight, but if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, here's the next best thing: a bunch of exclusive photos from Odenkirk and Cross's top secret rehearsal show featuring most of the original Mr. Show crew as well as some special guests. We reached out to Bob Odenkirk to ask how rehearsals went and what we can expect from the new series, and here's what he had to say:

The other night at the Steve Allen Theater we (Bob Odenkirk and David Cross) did a "secret" live show to test out some [...]

A Famed Dermatologist Parodied on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Has Committed Suicide

A celebrity dermatologist that inspired a character on Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has committed suicide. The New York Times confirms that Dr. Fredric Brandt, a beloved dermatologist who had an uncanny resemblance to Martin Short's Unbreakable plastic surgeon character Dr. Sidney Grant, committed suicide in his Florida home yesterday at the age of 65. According to one of his publicists, Brandt suffered from depression and was "devastated" by Short's character on Unbreakable, and another publicist told Page Six that the "show deeply hurt him, he was being made fun of because of the way he looks. It was mean, and it was bullying. But the show [...]

Netflix Orders Odenkirk/Cross Sketch Show 'With Bob and David' to Series

At long last, the rumored Mr. Show reunion is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered four half-hour episodes of With Bob and David, a new sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross that will also include an hourlong making-of special. Here's how the duo describe the series:

After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.

While Deadline reports that Odenkirk and Cross are the only [...]

Why You Should Be Watching the Wonderfully Bizarre 'Danger 5'

Danger 5, a 2012 Australian action-comedy that finally made its way to the States last month on Netflix, is not only a weird new comedy you should check out, but it's one of the best post-modern sendups of WWII comic books, Sean Connery-era James Bond spy flicks, badly dubbed Japanese monster movies, shoddy Saturday morning puppet shows, '60s swinger cocktail parties, and above all, lurid pulp magazine covers with naked damsels in distress menaced by Nazis and giant mythical creatures. It's a futile endeavor to contextualize Danger 5 with similar films and television shows — there are shades of Team America, Archer, Thunderbirds, The Spoils of Babylon, Austin Powers, and [...]

Paul Reubens Announces 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Will Premiere on Netflix

Paul Reubens just revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Pee-wee Herman film Pee-wee's Big Holiday. In a blog post, Reubens announced that the Judd Apatow-produced film begins production next month and will debut on Netflix, and Wonder Showzen/The Heart, She Holler's John Lee is set to make his feature directorial debut with the film. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens said on the news. "The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black." Full plot [...]

Here's the First Trailer Netflix's New Comedy 'Grace and Frankie' Starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda

Over a year ago Netflix ordered a new half-hour comedy starring former Nine to Five co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and the streaming network released the first trailer today. From Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman, Grace and Frankie stars Fonda and Tomlin as two "long-time nemeses" whose husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) fall in love with each other and announce they want to get married. Grace and Frankie's 13-episode season debuts on Netflix Friday, May 8th.

'With Bob and David' Tapes Live in Los Angeles Later This Month

Great news, Mr. Show fans: David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's upcoming Netflix sketch show With Bob and David is taping live segments in Los Angeles later this month. Cross revealed the news on Facebook today:

So yes indeed, the worst kept secret on the planet (besides Tom Cotton's homosexuality) is finally out. Bob and I (and several of the old Mr. Show gang as well as a bunch of new, talented folks), are putting together four half hours of brand new sketch comedy. We are a little over halfway through shooting the pre-tapes and then we start putting together the live elements and shooting those starting in [...]

'Chris Tucker Live' Premieres on Netflix Friday July 10th

Chris Tucker's first full-length standup special is headed to Netflix. According to THR, the streaming network is set to debut Chris Tucker Live on Friday, July 10th. "Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time," said Netflix exec Ted Sarandos. "We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe." Chris Tucker Live was filmed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and "will showcase his comedic chops, including impersonations, as he shares his experiences from childhood to his success in Hollywood.
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Here's the Trailer for Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Standup Special

From writing a book to selling out Madison Square Garden to the final season of Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari has been a very busy man this past year. If you weren't in the audience for his Madison Square Garden shows, though, not to worry: Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden hits Netflix this Saturday. For more on Ansari's MSG shows, check out our interview with him from from last year.