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Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Apple orders its first animated series, a star-studded musical comedy from Bob's Burgers creator
Central Park, about a family of caretakers who live and work at the iconic New York City park, will feature the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Titus Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Stanley Tucci, Leslie Odom Jr., and Kathryn Hahn. Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard will write the series with Gad and Emmy-winning writer Nora Smith. Central Park has been given a two-season, 26-episode order.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
TNT greenlights Snowpiercer starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs
The post-apocalyptic series based on Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film also stars Alison Wright from The Americans.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
ABC’s The Mayor is succeeds because it tackles the Trump era without delving into current events
The ABC comedy “manages to simultaneously serve as a commentary on Donald Trump and, at least in its pilot, which airs Tuesday night, not engage with actual current events at all,” says Jen Chaney. The Mayor, she adds, “is certainly showing us what it looks like when a person seeks office for selfish reasons and then has to figure out how to lead without experience, or a plan, or even a clue. But it’s also showing us what it looks like when that person happens to be a black man who knows what it means to be an average person with real struggles.”
- The Mayor creator has worked for Chris Matthews and Mindy Kaling
- The Mayor is too rushed, too unfunny
- The Mayor has a self-assured quality right from the get-go, starting with its charming pilot
Tony-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, a Mayor producer, writes star Brandon Michael Hall raps for every episode: “What we’re asking Brandon to do is crazy"