The production company PFFR, headlined by the infinitely unconventional Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alison Levy, have produced some of the most unique, challenging, (and naturally) hated programs to have graced Adult Swim, a channel already known for different, more absurd programming. In the past, PFFR created such brilliant experiments in television like MTV2’s Sesame Street-skewing, public-enraging Wonder Showzen, the CGI New Age-spouting, low-rated Xavier: Renegade Angel, or the most “mainstream” of their programs, Delocated, a series whose star is wearing a ski mask and has his voice modulated for its entirety.
But their latest entry, the Southern gothic, soap opera-aping, The Heart, She Holler, almost immediately proved that it [...]
The third season of The Heart, She Holler just got a premiere date. Adult Swim announced today that the newest season of the Patton Oswalt-starring show will premiere on Monday, December 1st at 12:30am, with new episodes each weeknight until the finale on Wednesday, December 10th. Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Amy Sedaris will all return for the new season alongside newly added cast member Scott Adsit and special appearances from David Cross, Steve Little, Jon Glaser, and more. In a statement, series creators/writers/directors John Lee and Vernon Chatman said: "When we showed season three of The Heart She Holler to a large family of monkeys, they immediately stopped [...]
“Anything can happen,” says Alyson Levy on the Brooklyn set of the Adult Swim show she produces, The Heart, She Holler. “People can come back from the dead or, you know, maybe they weren't dead. We don't know. There's no reality to it. It's just the world unto this that has its own rules."
Tonight sees the return of grotesque soap opera-inspired live action comedy, which follows the debaucherous exploits of the inbred hillbilly family The Heartshes. Season one began with the emergence of Hurlan Heartshe (Patton Oswalt) from the cave he’s lived in all his life, following the death of his father (Jonathan Hadary). Hurlan is due to take [...]
If there’s a comedy equivalent of Rick Rubin, it’s Vernon Chatman.
Just as Rubin has become known for producing some of the music industry’s most seminal albums, Chatman has become known as a go-to behind-the-scenes guy for some of television’s most critically-acclaimed comedies. The list of shows he’s written for and produced includes The Chris Rock Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Louie, and South Park. He’s also a founding member of PFFR, the production company behind Adult Swim’s Delocated and the hilariously demented Xavier: Renegade Angel, as well as MTV’s Wonder Showzen, which he co-created.
As gonzo as some of his PFFR shows are, they are nothing compared to [...]