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Netflix Orders Eight Episodes of a New Show Starring Will Arnett

Will Arnett has another Netflix show in the works. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered eight episodes of a new comedy titled Flaked starring Arnett as "a self-appointed 'guru' who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullsh*t that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel." The series was created by Arnett and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret's Mark Chappell and is slated to debut on Netflix sometime in 2016.

It's Official: An Eight-Episode 'Wet Hot American Summer' Series Is Coming to Netflix

It's been rumored for ages, but now it's official: a prequel to Wet Hot American Summer is in the works in the form of an eight-episode limited series for Netflix. Basically the entire cast is returning for it, including Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman. David Wain and Michael Showalter co-created the series, and Wain is directing the whole thing.

It's not clear when it'll be released, but shooting [...]

The Secret to Bill Burr's Success

Bill Burr was never an overnight sensation. It happened gradually. He's a comedian who has been so consistently hilarious, so consistently impassioned about his jokes, and so consistently on edge that after two decades, hardly anybody can remember a time when they didn't know Bill Burr.

But that's not to say that he's never the subject of widespread media interest. In 2006, Bill Burr walked onto a stage in Philadelphia in front of an audience that had booed and jeered every comedian who had come up before him, and they treated him the same. That became his shining moment. Bill Burr unleashed a torrent of witty rage that was so [...]

Tina Fey's Show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Is Moving from NBC to Netflix

Great news for Tina Fey fans: While Fox passed on Fey's show Cabot College, her NBC show starring Ellie Kemper is making a move to streaming. Deadline reports that the Fey and Robert Carlock-created Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (previously titled Tooken) has now moved from NBC to Netflix with a two-season commitment. The first season will premiere on the streaming network in March 2015. Here's what NBC exec Robert Greenblatt said on the announcement:

"When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating [...]

Mitch Hurwitz Is Re-Editing 'Arrested Development' Season 4 in Chronological Order

Good news for Arrested Development fans who were confused by season 4's character-focused episodes. According to Uproxx, AD creator Mitch Hurwitz recently revealed during a Pretentious Film Majors interview that he plans to re-edit the fourth season: "Right now, I'm cutting a version of season four that tells it kind of chronologically," he said. No word on whether the revamped season 4 will be available on Netflix or not, but any news on more AD is good news. To refresh your memory on AD's fourth season, check out our complete season review.

'Wet Hot American Summer' Adds Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, and More

The Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series just added some new cast members. Deadline reports that Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, Josh Charles, Randall Park, Jayma Mays, Lake Bell, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff have all been added to the cast in addition to the original performers. Just to give you an idea of how huge and impressive the cast is, here are all the names that have been confirmed so far:

David Wain, Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Ken Marino, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Joe LoTruglio, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, [...]

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Premieres on Netflix March 6th

At TCA today, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos announced that Tina Fey's new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper is set to premiere on March 6th. Fey, Kemper, and producer Robert Carlock also spoke to critics at TCA today, and even though Fey refused to reveal some of the show's guest stars ("March 6th. You can see them all the same night"), in a new EW interview she all but confirmed that she'll appear in the show: "Uhhh, maaaaybe! The good thing is it’s on Netflix now, so you’d only have to wait one day. Fast forward through all of them and see if I appear." [...]

Netflix's Ted Sarandos Drops Some Hints About Tina Fey's New Show

Last month, Netflix made a surprise move when they grabbed Tina Fey's in-the-works NBC sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper. Speaking to Vulture, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed how exactly the series made the jump from network to streaming in just four days and also dropped some hints about what we can expect from the show when it premieres in March. Here's how he broke down the agreement between NBC and Netflix to give Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt a new home:

And this was a strange opportunity where, usually when shows don’t make it, sometimes it has very little to do with the quality and [...]

Bill Cosby Loses Netflix Standup Special and NBC Sitcom Amid Multiple Rape Allegations

Bill Cosby has been at the center of an increasing number of rape and sexual assault allegations over the past few weeks (you can find detailed timelines here and here), and the story keeps getting uglier. While these claims are far from breaking news — some go back to a 2006 lawsuit involving 14 women (13 anonymously agreed to testify, but the case settled out of court) — more women have come forward since a Hannibal Buress joke calling Cosby a rapist went viral last month and Barbara Bowman, one of the anonymous women from the 2006 case, wrote an article for The Washington Post [...]

Here's the Trailer for Chelsea Peretti's New Standup Special 'One of the Greats'

Chelsea Peretti's brand new standup special One of the Greats premieres on Netflix November 14th, and the streaming network dropped the trailer today with a few sneak peeks. On choosing the name of her special, Peretti told us last month: "I like the idea of positioning myself as legendary rather than trying to fit in. Now do I see myself like that every day? No, but I think it’s a funny attitude and maybe on some weird spiritual level maybe it’s a good attitude."

'BoJack Horseman' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Breaks Down Comedy's "Default Male" Problem

BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been fielding questions from fans via his Tumblr this week, and his most interesting response yet comes from an anonymous question that referred to a female character (a crocodile voiced by Kulap Vilaysack) as male. Bob-Waksberg used the mix-up to illustrate "the tendency for comedy writers, and audiences, and writers, and audiences (because it’s a cycle) to view comedy characters as inherently male, unless there is something specifically female about them." While he admits to struggling with this tendency himself, he says his approach to gender on BoJack Horseman has changed largely thanks to working alongside head designer Lisa Hanawalt:

Here’s [...]

Iliza Shlesinger's Standup Special 'Freezing Hot' Premieres on Netflix January 23rd

Netflix just added another new standup special to its slate. According to Variety, the streaming network will premiere former Last Comic Standing winner Iliza Shlesinger's brand new hourlong standup special Freezing Hot on Friday, January 23rd. The special was recorded at Denver's Gothic Theatre and "explores truths about first-date attire, fantasy breakups and women’s obsession with fall." In addition to winning season 6 of Last Comic Standing, Shlesinger also starred in her own Comedy Central Presents special in 2010, has appeared on @midnight, The Pete Holmes Show, and The Tonight Show, and currently hosts her own podcast Truth and Iliza.

Here's the Trailer for Bill Burr's Netflix Special 'I'm Sorry You Feel That Way'

In addition to landing an upcoming Netflix animated series and starring role in the FX pilot Pariah, Bill Burr has a new standup special premiering on Netflix this Friday called I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. The streaming network released the full trailer today, which covers Burr's thoughts on everything from overpopulation and child labor to how much Scientology and Christianity have in common.

You Can Now Spy on the Netflix Viewing Histories of 'Arrested Development' Characters

Netflix recently added a brand new Arrested Development easter egg on its website that Reddit users were quick to notice, and it's a fun one: Arrested Development viewers' Netflix homepages now include recently viewed titles from some of the show's characters, including Gob, Buster, and Tobias. Apparently when Gob has free time he enjoys Jeff Dunham specials and magician documentaries, Tobias is a big fan of The Birdcage and Almost Blue, and Buster's history is a mix of the obvious (Hook, Mother's Boys, Juice) and the downright disturbing (Bates Motel, I Killed My Mother). Click through to check out some screen grabs of the AD guys' [...]