Paul Scheer did an interview with Yahoo out today, in which he gave updates on his various TV projects. First, he's decided to put his Adult Swim crime procedural comedy NTSF:SD:SUV, which wrapped its third season in December, on hiatus indefinitely. Scheer said:
We took a break on NTSF this season… I felt like it was a good run. It was super fun: We did 38 episodes and we finished up in London, and I was super psyched about that. And now I wanted to try something different … We may revisit NTSF, but right now it's just kind of… it's not over, but I have no plans to [...]
Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, wrote his first comic book, and it's out today. Called Aliens vs. Parker, Scheer co-authored the four issue comic miniseries with Nick Giovannetti, a comedy writer who's worked for MTV and Adult Swim. Aliens vs. Parker is a comedic sci-fi story that follows a group of slacker video game players, working for a space delivery service, who have to put their video games away to fight for their lives on a mysterious planet. You can pick up the first issue of the digital comic for $3.99 on Comixology right now. Scheer originally conceived of the story as [...]
Adult Swim's procedural parody NTSF:SD:SUV is in the middle of an amazing second season, which has been even better than the show's funny, ridiculous first year. Created by and starring Paul Scheer, the comedy crams a ton of great, fast-paced jokes and impressive guest stars into every tiny 11-minute episode, and it's grown to be as consistently funny and quick as its companion show Childrens Hospital. I recently had the chance to visit the NTSF set, where I participated in a roundtable interview with two of the show's main writers, Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital) and Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet). Stern and Gwinn spoke about how they [...]
There's so much amazingness in this trailer, one is compelled to just list things until the cows come home. (Though, I imagine cattle ranchers have actual work to do, so they can't listicle it up like they were in High Fidelity.) Ok, without further ado, listing: Max Greenfield has three arms, a robot sticks a still bloody human face over its own face, Aziz looks like he's about to do something real weird, a jacket has no pockets, and Alison Brie gets punched in the face. Luckily, the show returns for a second season next Thursday, so any more listing is probably superfluous.
Paul Scheer's NTSF:SD:SUV::, or National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle::, premieres on Adult Swim on July 21, unless the terrorists win first. Based off a faux commercial aired during Childrens Hospital as all good shows soon will be, NTSF:SD:SUV:: follows a government task force charged with protecting San Diego, as it faces attack from those who hate our freedom/deep-water harbors.
Joining Scheer is Rebecca Romjin, Kate Mulgrew, Brandon Johnson, June Diane Raphael, Martin Starr and Rob Riggle as President of the Navy. "This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see [...]
Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings.
Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to complain about. Dan Harmon had watched The Wire the previous summer and gave his show an overarching narrative, with the idea that every episode had to be watched in order to best understand the motivations of the characters and to better appreciate the jokes. The meticulous planning ultimately produced some great stuff at times, and abrupt, forgettable conclusions to some subplots at [...]
June Diane Raphael, star of Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV and Yahoo's Burning Love, has just been cast in a new ABC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera show is Pulling, based on the British series of the same name about a trio of dysfunctional women in their 30s. Raphael will play Donna, who got a great job at a publishing company as the result of a computer error and who is bored with her fiance. Mandy Moore also stars as Donna's best friend Louise. The third lead has not been cast, but I'm assuming they'll do that before they start filming the pilot because otherwise that would [...]
We surely live in the age in which dubstep scores every commercial. This video was shot by The Daniels – which is the on the nose name for the directing team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The duo is big fans of the show, so they approached Paul Scheer with this idea. They use real guns, which scared everyone. Luckily no one lost an eye – though, Martin Starr did lose a hat. [Via]
Looks like fictional San Diego will stand yet another day, now that NTSF:SD:SUV snagged a second season on Adult Swim. The first season finale of the police procedural spoof aired last night, while filming for the second season is set to begin early next year. "I'm very excited to continue to punch, shoot, stab and run people over with Lawnmowers and get paid for it," lead Paul Scheer said in a statement. Me too! Plus mine's all under the table since it's mob money. Oh Jesus, why did I write that? Thank god no one in the Mafia can read.
Adam Pally has been a writer and performer in the UCB scene on both coasts for a long time now, but he's got one of his first big roles debuting tonight, as Max in ABC's Happy Endings. In addition, he's also been writing for Paul Scheer's upcoming Adult Swim show NTSF:SD:SUV with writing partner Gil Ozeri (who you may remember as the guy who watched all of Two and a Half Men straight).
I talked to him about working with a Wayans, playing a gay character as a straight guy, and the extreme differences between the shows he's been working on.
Paul Scheer's 15-minute Adult Swim series is about to get longer. Scheer announced via his blog today that production is about to begin on a TV movie version of his crime procedural parody NTSF:SD:SUV. The movie version is called NTSF:SD:SUV:London and finds the San Diego team traveling to the UK to join forces with London's STSF:UK:DDB:: (Socialist Strike Force UK Double Decker Bus). Peter Serafinowicz and The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barratt will be appearing in the TV movie, along with a handful of UK actors in the poster who I wasn't able to identify. The movie is set to premiere late this summer, which is when the show returns for [...]
Kate Mulgrew spent over 30 years in serious dramatic roles like Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Mary Ryan on daytime soap Ryan's Hope, before making a Leslie Nielsen-esque leap to comedy in Paul Scheer's crime procedural parody, NTSF:SD:SUV. On the 11-minute Adult Swim show, Mulgrew has discovered a natural gift for comedic acting, playing Kove, the badass, eyepatched head of San Diego's anti-terrorism division. I recently had the chance to participate in a roundtable interview with Kate Mulgrew, where she discussed what it's like to do comedy after so many years of drama, revealed why she considers herself to be one of two real Star Trek captains, and nominated Paul Scheer for the title [...]
Every comedy fan worth his or her salt knows Martin Starr. The guy’s been popping up in some of the best comedies going for over a decade now, from Freaks and Geeks to Knocked Up, Party Down to Adventureland. Starr’s latest series, NTSF:SD:SUV, sees his hot streak continue. The 15-minute Adult Swim comedy returns for a second season this Thursday night, August 9th, at 12:15am (it’s technically Friday morning), following the season premiere of Childrens Hospital. I’ve seen a couple new NTSF episodes early because I’m a “journalist,” and I can assure you that Season 2 is just as funny and zany as Season 1, if not even better.
Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV:: premieres Thursday, July 21 at 12:15am (confusing, since then it's actually tomorrow, yes? CLOCKS AM I RIGHT YOU GUYS?) following Children's Hospital. In an interview over at HuffPo, Paul Sheer discussed NTSF's upcoming guest stars, explaining "We got Jeff Golblum, and he was the best, so amazing. And then there's, like, the bad guy from Karate Kid! He plays the bad guy in our show. Peter Serafinowicz, who played Darth Maul [in Star Wars], he saw the original trailer and wanted to be involved. So we were like, "Why don't we just have him be the voice of the robot?" So he plays the [...]
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