The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
In the past I’ve covered a number of panel discussions held at the Paley Center for New Media ranging from 30 Rock to [...]
The FX network just announced that it's picked up its long-running sitcom The League for a fifth season. Season 5 will kick off (get it? it's a sports show) next fall and run for 13 episodes. The League creators Jackie and Jeff Schaffer told fans they have big, mysterious plans for the first episode of Season 5 in a Reddit AMA in October, saying, "We pitched the Season 5 premiere episode to FX back in May when we presented all 13 of Season 4. They're crazy if they don't let you guys see that show. It will be insane." The League's double-episode Season 4 finale airs tonight [...]
Adam Scott has been teasing his mysterious new Adult Swim special The Greatest Event in Television History for weeks now via a series of Twitter pictures and TV ads, but last night at midnight, we finally got to see what all the hype was about. The 11-minute special (embedded in its entirety above) also stars Scott's longtime friends Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd and is a mockumentary about the trio collaborating to recreate the opening credits to the cheesy 80s detective show Simon & Simon, shot-for-shot starring Scott and Hamm. The special ends with the actual full-on rereation of the Simon & Simon intro.
The cast and creators of FX's The League took to Reddit today to answer fan questions in between filming an episode from the new season (which kicks off – no sports reference intended – October 11th). Here are some of the best moments from the gang's chat:
Has there been a scene that was so offensive that it actually ended up getting cut from the show?
FX is pretty cool but let's just say there is a version of the Naginta song from Season 2 Episode 3 that will only ever exist for our own personal amusement
Are there any jokes you guys could not air on [...]
Today's Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV::, which air on Adult Swim tonight (and every Thursday!) at midnight and 12:15am. You seem like you have discriminating tastes, so I assume you're already planning to watch them.
Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Paul Scheer, star of The League and star/creator of Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV::. I recently rang up [...]