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Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Jeopardy! pays a subtle tribute to Patton Oswalt and his late wife Michelle McNamara
Alex Trebek didn't call attention to the shout-out to Oswalt's 2017 Netflix Annihilation special.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Expanse fans hired a plane to fly a "#SaveTheExpanse" banner over Amazon Studios
Famous fans like Patton Oswalt are calling on Amazon to revive the canceled Syfy series.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Kevin Can Wait hasn't recovered after the unexplained death of Erinn Hayes' character
Not explaining why Kevin James' TV wife died has hurt the CBS sitcom, which is now on the bubble for next season. "A weird black hole has existed at the center of Kevin this season because it's finally occurred to fans, viewers, really anyone, that Kevin hasn't a clue what happened to Donna and couldn't care less, either," says Verne Gay. "Successful sitcoms float on a cloud of fake goodwill and bonhomie, even the most seditious of them (Seinfeld). By bumping off Donna, Kevin couldn't even fake that." ALSO: Patton Oswalt would reunite with former King of Queens co-star Kevin James on Kevin Can Wait "in a second."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Golden State Killer docuseries gets HBO greenlight
One week after former cop Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested as the suspected serial killer and serial rapist, HBO has given the greenlight to the docuseries that Patton Oswalt is producing based on his late wife Michelle McNamara's recently published book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. As Deadline notes, "it has been a pretty quick turnaround for the project, with production starting less than a month after HBO Documentary Films announced the acquisition of rights to the tome." McNamara, whose book was released in February -- two years after her death -- coined the memorable "Golden State Killer" moniker. McNamara wasn't credited with DeAngelo's capture, but her book and nickname helped bring attention to the long-dormant case.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 1:08PM EDT
Patton Oswalt read from his late wife's book on Late Night to commemorate the suspected Golden State Killer's arrest
It was a coincidence that Oswalt was a scheduled guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers the same day that the alleged serial killer his late wife Michelle McNamara had been investigating for years was finally captured.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
Patton Oswalt on the arrest of the Golden State Killer: I'm happy my late wife's work wasn't in vain
Oswalt, who completed his late wife Michelle McNamara's Golden State Killer book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark after she died two years ago, opened up to EW about the complex emotions he's feeling after this morning's arrest. “My mind is going in a million directions right now, but on top of all the exhaustion and surrealism, I just feel very, very happy that her work wasn’t in vain,” said Oswalt, who's producing an HBO docuseries based on McNamara's true-crime book. “Weirdly enough, I had been with her family the night before, doing a talk for her book, so that was very strange.”
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Suspected Golden State Killer, subject of an upcoming HBO docuseries, has been captured
The arrest of ex-cop Joseph James DeAngelo this morning comes two weeks after HBO announced a docuseries on the Golden State Killer based on the late true-crime writer Michelle McNamara's book I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Patton Oswalt, who was married to McNamara and is producing the docuseries, tweeted of the news: "I think you got him, Michelle."
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
HBO acquires the rights to Michelle McNamara's Golden State Killer true-crime book for a Patton Oswalt-produced docuseries
McNamara, Patton Oswalt's late wife, was writing I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer when she died in her sleep two years ago. Oswalt will serve as executive producer of the docuseries that probes the mysterious California serial killer.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Patton Oswalt would be on board for a King of Queens reunion on Kevin Can Wait
The A.P. Bio star says he has not been contacted by the Kevin James CBS sitcom. "And if they did, I would do it in a second,” he says. “King of Queens was one of the most fun times I've ever had. Getting to work with Kevin and Jerry Stiller and Leah (Remini), that was the best show. I loved it."
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
NBC will put three episodes of A.P. Bio online the day after airing the pilot
The Glenn Howerton-Patton Oswalt high school comedy -- produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels -- debuts Feb. 1 with the second episode scheduled for Feb. 25 after the Winter Olympics. But NBC will put up the second through fourth episodes on its app and online on Feb. 2.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Happy! debuts to big ratings for Syfy
The Christopher Meloni-Patton Oswalt series had the biggest audience for a Syfy debut since The Magicians in January 2016.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Syfy’s Happy! is the perfect antidote to holiday overkill
"Happy! is not expressly a holiday treat, despite its setting, in the same way that (Christopher Meloni’s) Nick is not a Grinch,” says Melanie McFarland. “He harbors the same regard for the season as he does about everything else — which is to say, none whatsoever. This liberates the serialized adaptation of Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel to maintain the same kind of reality-defying savagery that's illustrated on the page, while capitalizing on Meloni’s undeniable charm. The former Law & Order: SVU star is tough to dislike, regardless of the role he’s playing, and that helps make a series devoid of nuance and brimming with extreme violence piled atop even more extreme violence, infinitely more palatable than it would be otherwise.”
- Happy! is kept afloat by Meloni’s performance, but remains an acquired, specific taste
- This brand of “TV-MA bubblegum noir” is no longer appealing
- Meloni tries to hold things together, but his role is drowned out by the show’s “empty edginess”
- Meloni talks about his journey from SVU to comedies to Happy!
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Patton Oswalt’s epic Parks and Recreation Star Wars filibuster might become a reality if Disney buys 21st Century Fox
Once again, Parks and Rec is predicting the future, as creator Michael Schur points out.
Posted Sunday 11/05/17 at 1:33AM EST
Patton Oswalt marries actress Meredith Salenger 18 months after his wife’s tragic death
Oswalt, who lost his first wife, author Michelle McNamara, in early 2016, tied the knot with Salenger in at the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood on Saturday evening.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Patton Oswalt tackles white genocide in the trailer for his Netflix standup special
Watch a preview of Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, premiering Oct. 17.