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Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 2:47PM EDT
HBO picks up Danny McBride-John Goodman televangelist comedy The Righteous Gemstones
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Danny McBride created, directed and stars in the comedy about a televangelist family, co-starring with John Goodman. HBO describes The Righteous Gemstones as "the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Goodman plays Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of the family, who is "unbending; a force in the Ministry game. He’s known the world over for his aggressive salvation techniques, his worldwide ministries, and his award-winning weekly television program. His light is fading, but he takes no guff. He is obeyed, unquestioned.” McBride will play Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne" of the Gemstone family, who "fancies himself a maverick in the ministry game, taking what Eli has built and expanding it for a more modern audience.” Edi Patterson will play daughter Judy Gemstone, and Adam Devine will play the youngest son Kelvin Gemstone.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Longmire's Cassidy Freeman joins Danny McBride's HBO televangelist comedy pilot
The Smallville alum will play the wife of McBride's character on The Righteous Gemstones.
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Adam Devine boards Danny McBride's HBO televangelist comedy pilot The Righteous Gemstones
He'll play the youngest son of John Goodman's televangelist character in the comedy pilot about a famous televangelist family.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Danny McBride reuniting with his Vice Principals co-star for The Righteous Gemstones
Edi Patterson will join McBride's HBO pilot, co-starring John Goodman, playing his sister Judy Gemstone, who "resents her family for not giving her the same opportunities within the church as her siblings."
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
John Goodman and Danny McBride team for HBO's televangelist family comedy pilot
McBride is following up on Vice Principals with The Righteous Gemstones, which he created and which he'll serve as writer and director. According to Deadline, McBride will "play the offspring heir apparent to Goodman’s world famous and acerbic preaching patriarch. As the McBride portrayed Jesse Gemstone arrogantly attempts to expand and modernize the global TV ministry that his Goodman played father Eli created 'a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ' comes into focus as the Gemstone legacy." Deadline reports that the plan is for Goodman to shoot the HBO pilot first, then work on The Conners that ABC recently picked up following Roseanne's cancelation. If HBO picks up the pilot, then he'll work on The Righteous Gemstones after The Conners is done filming its first season. This project marks a return for Goodman to HBO, where he starred on Treme in 2010 and 2011.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
NBC blames "equipment failure" for blackout during Super Bowl
“We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed," an NBC spookesperson said of the black screen that led to some people joking that NBC was paying tribute to The Sopranos finale in the middle of the game. Brands like Tide quickly capitalized on the blackout. “Clean clothes are still clean in the dark. If it's clean, it's a #TideAd,” the laundry detergent brand tweeted.
- Hope was the theme in many of this year's Super Bowl ads
- There were no National Anthem protests at the Super Bowl
- Kevin Hart sparred with security to try to get onto the Super Bowl trophy podium
- Kevin Hart later dropped an F-bomb live on NFL Network
- Pink sent a savage tweet to a troll mocking her National Anthem performance
- Pink explained on Twitter that she spit out a throat lozenge (not gum)
- See The Voice Super Bowl ad: Blake Shetlon, Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine mock country cliches
- How did Danny McBride end up starring in an Australian tourism ad?
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 3:37PM EST
Danny McBride’s Crocodile Dundee movie sequel trailer is actually a Super Bowl ad
Source: The A.V. Club
The Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home trailer that surfaced over the weekend is actually aimed at promoting Australian tourism during the Super Bowl ALSO: Check out David Schwimmer’s Skittles Super Bowl ad.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
TBS makes the entire first season of Danny McBride animated series Tarantula available for binging
For the first time, all episodes of a new series is being made available for binging on TBS’ website and app. McBride is producing Tarantulas with his Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals collaborator Jody Hill.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Vice Principals exits as possibly the quintessential dark comedy of our times
Source: The A.V. Club
“What this show managed to do across 18 episodes,” says Kyle Fowle, “is not only tell a compelling, ludicrous story about how pursuing power for the sake of it is a morally empty thing to do, but also ask us to look in the mirror and examine our cruelty, our own ability to throw others under the bus if it means we get something in return. In its own weird way, Vice Principals is a map for navigating the messiness of human nature and the feeling that we’re all growing increasingly divided from one another. In essence, a show that understands that while nobody’s perfect, if you’re working towards being somebody better, you’re on the right track.”
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 10:40PM EDT
Vice Principals returns for its “second semester”
The HBO comedy was always designed to run two seasons, with each season like a semster. “These guys embarked on this devious, reprehensible quest in the first season, and they achieved what they set out to do,” says Danny McBride. “The second season is about them getting what they asked for and how that plays out for both of them. We said it’s like Crime and Punishment. The first season is the crime and the second season is the punishment.”
Posted Friday 9/01/17 at 3:24PM EDT
Mindy Kaling wants her Mindy Project legacy to be creating the female version of TV’s “bad men”
Source: The New York Times
Asked about her legacy, Kaling tells the NY Times: “I try not to think about legacy too much because it can steer me awry while I’m still making the thing I’m making. What’s really wonderful and fun about the show is that I took all the men that I saw in sitcoms that I loved, whether it’s Ricky Gervais or Danny McBride or Steve Carell, and said, ‘I want to be one of the bad men — the ones that are the destructors, the ones that are flawed. I don’t want to be the sweet wife.’ And yeah, if that can be the legacy, and I had really funny jokes and said crazy things that women had not said before, then that’s really nice.” PLUS: Watch the final season Mindy Project trailer