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Netflix Orders a Show from Judd Apatow Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust

Judd Apatow just landed his first television series since Fox's Undeclared over ten years ago. Deadline reports that Netflix has given a rare two-season straight-to-series order to a new relationship comedy series from Apatow called Love. Starring Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Gillian Jacobs, Love is co-created and written by Apatow, Rust, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Girls writer Lesley Arfin and co-executive produced by Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) and centers on "love gurus Gus (Rust) and Mickey (Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilaration and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid." The show — which was rumored to be in [...]

Taking Standup to Netflix with Jim Jefferies

"There's a formula in stand-up comedy: The more offensive the joke, the funnier it has to be. It's simple math." This is a formula that Jim Jefferies knows by heart. He has built his comedy career on straddling the fine line between offensive and insightful. His brand new stand-up special, Bare, just released on Netflix, shows the math at work. "The new special is probably the most confrontational special that I've ever brought out," says Jefferies, who phoned us from Los Angeles to discuss Bare, his creative process and which part of the world has best mastered the use of the "c-word."

Here we are at 1pm on a Wednesday. [...]

Mike Birbiglia Is Coming to 'Orange Is the New Black'

Standup Mike Birbiglia just got a big TV role. THR reports that Birbiglia has signed on to appear in a recurring role on Orange Is the New Black's upcoming third season. Details on Birbiglia's role are being kept under wraps, though series creator Jenji Kohan recently said in an interview that the new season will revolve around "faith, to a certain extent."

Orange Is the New Black one of many new projects for Birbiglia, including a standup tour as well as film roles in The Fault in Our Stars, Annie, Don't Mess with Texas, Digging for Fire, and Judd Apatow's Trainwreck. For more on Birbiglia, check out [...]

Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie Are Animal-People in the 'BoJack Horseman' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Netflix's new animated series BoJack Horseman, which will make its debut on the streaming network next month and stars Will Arnett as the washed up former horse star BoJack with Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, and Alison Brie as his group of animal-people friends. BoJack Horseman will follow Arnett's character who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships" and attempts to break back into the entertainment world. Created by Exquisite Corpse Project co-writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg, it premieres on Netflix on August 22nd.

Netflix to Premiere a Talk Show Hosted by Chelsea Handler in 2016

Chelsea Handler's next talk show home is officially Netflix. According to Deadline, the E! late night host has set a deal with the streaming network for a talk show, hour standup special, and four docu-comedy specials. The standup special will premiere on Netflix on October 10th and the talk show will launch sometime in 2016, though the frequency of episodes on Netflix has not yet been revealed. The docu-specials will be released next year and feature Handler tackling lesser areas of expertise "ranging from NASCAR to politics and from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft." In a statement, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: "The Internet has [...]

Jeffrey Tambor Made a Handy Guide to Binge-Watching 'Arrested Development'

Arrested Development's lovable patriarch Jeffrey Tambor made a new video with The Tonight Show that's super helpful if you have plans to binge-watch AD anytime soon. Whether you're an experienced AD viewer or an intimidated newbie, Tambor's tips will help you binge-watch the right way — comfort, mouth hygiene, confidence, and baked potatoes are key.

Netflix Renews 'BoJack Horseman' Days After Its Premiere

Netflix's new animated series starring Will Arnett BoJack Horseman premiered on the streaming network this past Friday and already has a second season locked in. THR reports that the series has been officially renewed for a second 12-episode season. Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Paul F. Tompkins round out the voice cast on BoJack, which follows Arnett as a horse who is a famous '90s sitcom star-turned-washed up celebrity. This is another item of good news for Arnett, who recently launched his own production company Electric Avenue, struck a development deal with CBS, and confirmed on The Tonight Show that more Arrested Development [...]

Will Arnett Confirms More 'Arrested Development' on 'The Tonight Show'

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Will Arnett, who generously gives Fallon a bottle of rosé wine that he found, discusses Netflix's cyborg head honcho, and addresses the recent update that there's more Arrested Development on the way: "It's gonna happen. We don't know when, but it is gonna happen."

The New Season of 'Community' Won't Be on Yahoo Until After Christmas

At yesterday's Community Comic-Con panel, Dan Harmon and crew gave a few hints as to what we can expect from the show's in-the-works sixth season on Yahoo. Aside from telling the audience that the new episodes won't be available until "probably sometime after Christmas," Harmon also revealed that Community won't be binge-friendly and is slated to premiere a new episode each week instead of premiering the entire season at once.

Harmon also addressed a fan's question about the state of Donald Glover's character Troy, and he responded with this tease: "Troy's out there somewhere. He may be in peril. That's what movies are made of." [...]

Here's the Trailer for the Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman' Starring Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

This is the trailer for BoJack Horseman, Netflix's newest comedy, an animated show about a washed-up former sitcom star who's also a talking horse (voiced by Will Arnett). Set to debut on August 28th, BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Splitsider's Exquisite Corpse Project) and also features the voices of Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, a pretty impressive cast for a show about a talking horse named "BoJack."

Wyatt Cenac's New Netflix Special 'Brooklyn' Premieres on October 21st

Former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a brand new special coming out next month. According to Deadline, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is set to premiere on Tuesday, October 21st on both Netflix and as a 1,000 piece limited edition vinyl LP through Cenac's own production company Amalgamated Bear. Directed by Cenac and filmed at Brooklyn's Union Hall, the special will follow "Wyatt’s observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers." The special features appearances from Eugene Mirman, [...]

The New Season of 'Trailer Park Boys' Premieres on Netflix September 5th

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that the Canadian mockumentary hit Trailer Park Boys would be returning for an eighth and ninth season on the streaming network this fall, and today Netflix released a quick teaser and official premiere date of September 5th. Click through to watch the teaser for the upcoming 10-episode season, then check out our TPB beginner's guide to get pumped for the return of everyone's favorite Canadian trailer trash heroes.

Netflix Says a New Season of 'Arrested Development' Is "Just a Matter of When"

Good news for Arrested Development fans: You can count on Netflix to make a fifth season happen. While addressing some of the streaming network's plans for the next few years, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos threw out a small mention of the possibility of another Arrested Development season and had this to say:

Sarandos is also "positive" that another season of Arrested Development is in the offing: "It's just a matter of when," he says, adding that sorting out actors' schedules is a concern: It was "a fair criticism" of last year's revival of the cult comedy "that the cast didn't appear on screen often enough [...]

Netflix Is Using Chelsea Handler to Reinvent the Way We Watch Late Night Shows

Last month it was announced that Chelsea Handler had signed on to star in a new talk show for Netflix. Right now, all we know about Handler's show is that it's slated to premiere in October 2016 and will be the first series to be released at a specific time block on the streaming service. According to Business Insider, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently addressed the company's intentions with Handler's show, which will be heavily influenced by the changing ways people watch late night shows today:

"People are not watching scripted programming the way they used to. They're also not watching these late-night talk shows [...]