The fall TV season kicked off this week, with NBC being the first of the major networks to launch new shows. It’s really impressive any time a TV show makes it to air because it’s such an arduous process to even get a pilot episode made, let alone getting a show picked up to series. There are so many steps at which things can completely fall apart when developing a TV show that it’s a wonder so many shows get made at all.
Because most networks develop far more pilots than they need, each network has its own back catalogue of rejected shows that never made it to air. [...]
Nick Swardson and TJ Miller have been cast in a stop-motion animated comedy from ShadowMachine, the company behind Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. Hell & Back, which starts shooting in January, is the story of "two best friends who must rescue their pal when he is accidentally dragged to hell." Sounds specific enough to be very risque and very entertaining!
I saw Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star last night at the 12:01 show, and of the eight person audience, two people walked out early. I promise you, it's not that bad. I would, however, like to make a point to mention how much I absolutely love Nick Swardson. He is a monster stand-up, kills it in every peripheral acting role I’ve ever seen, and should, as far as I’m concerned, be right this moment soaking in a champagne hot tub surrounded by beautiful people of whichever gender he prefers. Sadly, and as much as I don't want to acknowledge it, Bucky is not going to help [...]
Here's the first image from 30 Minutes or Less, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson and Aziz Ansari. What's it about? Well, here's the official synopsis, too. Look for it in theaters on August 12th. In the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wanna-be criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, [...]