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Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Christina Applegate reuniting with Anchorman team for Netflix dark comedy Dead to Me
The half-hour dark comedy has been described as a comedic Big Little Lies, about a powerful friendship between a free spirit with a shocking secret and Applegate, who plays a tightly wound widow. Anchorman's Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are producing Dead to Me, with Liz Feldman writing the 10-episode series. "This is a coup for Netflix and the producers as Applegate, a perennial top choice for TV casting directors, is offered multiple TV series and pilots every year but has been very selective," according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "This marks her first TV series in six years." Applegate will also serve as an executive producer.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Kal Penn to star in an Amazon economic docuseries from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
The Designated Survivor vet and former Obama White House staffer will try to get to the bottom of the world economy through his comedic point of view. "Look, I’m terrible at math and really good at sophomoric humor (that means d*ck jokes, kids!), so the idea that we can explore economics around the world by visiting places like a dildo factory in California piqued my interest,” said Penn. “To have an opportunity to explore the world while we combine the serious with the bizarre with Adam and Will is super exciting.”
Posted Sunday 5/20/18 at 4:34AM EDT
Royal Wedding was a tremendous TV experience: "How long has it been since we’ve watched live TV that was this giddy, this besotted?"
"Did we even realize how much we needed this: the predawn escape to Fairy Tale Land, the sneaking out of bed to let indifferent spouses snooze?" says Hank Stuever of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding that was shown live on a number of networks. He adds: "Usually it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders scowling at us, followed by pundits scowling some more, with TV anchors whose heads shake permanently back and forth in exasperated surrender. Even the awards shows lately have been fraught with careful messaging. But on Saturday, from network to network, coverage of the royal marriage of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle was technically flawless, surprisingly thoughtful, happily effervescent and unabashedly over the top. The combined force of it briefly created a safe space for dreamers and optimists, whether a viewer opted for the pure dosage of the BBC feed (on PBS and BBC America), or for something more pedestrian."
- Twitter outshined TV: "The television coverage suggested an industry that has lost its monopoly on the international conversation"
- The wedding "was admittedly a wonderful — and charmingly made-for-TV — diversion" from the bad news in the U.S.
- Oprah Winfrey attended the wedding, as did Prince Harry's friend James Corden
- BBC trolls Trump over inauguration crowd size in a royal wedding tweet
- Watch Bishop Michael Curry's electrifying speech that was the talk of the wedding
- SNL spoofed the royal wedding with a Prince Harry reception video and Kenan Thompson as Bishop Curry
- Kristen Wiig crashed HBO's Cord & Tish royal wedding coverage as "Sir Albert Langham-Kingsley"
- Watch Suits superfan Cord join Tish in gushing over the royal wedding
- How a British newspaper covered America's TV coverage of the royal wedding
- Suits creator Aaron Korsh tweeted: "Just a little stroll in the countryside. No reason. Just felt like coming England"
- "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" tweeted Suits' official Twitter account
# TOPICS: Prince Harry - Meghan Markle Royal Wedding, BBC, The Royal Wedding Live With Cord & Tish!, Saturday Night Live, Suits, Aaron Korsh, James Corden, Kristen Wiig, Meghan Markle, Michael Curry, Molly Shannon, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry, Will Ferrell
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Jimmy Fallon had trouble keeping a straight face for Cord & Tish
The Tonight Show host tried to interview his former SNL colleagues Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon as their HBO royal wedding correspondent characters without laughing.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Fox: "We haven't made a decision" on L.A. to Vegas and Ghosted
Both comedies still have a number of episodes to air in July. But Fox executives insist that the fact that they are both single-camera comedies -- while all other Fox live-action comedies will be multicamera next season -- has nothing to do with their future. ALSO: L.A. to Vegas may try to boost ratings with a Will Ferrell cameo in Season 2 premiere.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
SNL celebrates Star Wars Day by releasing a Charlie Sheen "Cut for Time" sketch from 2001
Check out "Casual Friday on the Death Star."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host HBO's Royal Wedding coverage as "Cord & Tish"
Ferrell and Shannon, who angered and confused Amazon Prime subscribers on New Year's Day as Rose Parade hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, will reprise their crazy characters on HBO for Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. The Royal Wedding Live With Cord & Tish! will air on HBO on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30am ET, with a primetime replay set for later that day at 9:45pm ET. “This wedding is going to be a blast,” Cord said in a statement. “There will be more luxury packed into that church than all the Bed, Bath & Beyonds combined.” Tish added: “Every little girl dreams of growing up and marrying a prince! Now I get to be front-row center of this fairytale romance. I’ll be crying all day!”
# TOPICS: Prince Harry - Meghan Markle Royal Wedding, Amazon, HBO, 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, The Royal Wedding Live With Cord & Tish!, Meghan Markle, Molly Shannon, Prince Harry, Will Ferrell, Cord & Tish
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Will Ferrell out of the hospital after the SUV he was in flipped over on the freeway
Ferrell was riding in a chauffer-driven SUV with three passengers last night in Orange County when it was sideswiped by another car, causing it to spin and flip over. Ferrell was photographed talking on his cell phone while firefighters put him in an ambulance. According to his rep, Ferrell didn't suffer any significant injuries. Ferrell was coming from an appearance with Billy Eichner at a San Diego-area high school to encourage students to register to vote.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Netflix orders Dead to Me, a dark comedy from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay
Writer Liz Feldman will helm the comedy about a "powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret." Netflix has given the series a 10-episode order.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
SNL, which is still finding its feet when it comes to Trump, was helped by Will Ferrell inspiring the season's best episode yet
Saturday’s episode helped Saturday Night Live “shed its Donald Trump–size burden to find a balance between offbeat humor and topical commentary.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
SNL’s Jack & Sonya “Commercial Shiot” sketch was based on a real-life couple
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Will Ferrell SNL sketch offers the “Next” deodorant for men accused of sexual harassment
“The way I sweat, my regular deodorant wasn’t cutting it anymore," Ferrell says in the fake commercial. "I work hard and I play hard. And something’s coming out about me real soon…because I’m next.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:32PM EST
SNL borrowed two old Will Ferrell costumes from a Chicago museum exhibit
The curator of Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications, which is currently hosting “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibit,” packed up Ferrell’s old Spartans cheerleader costume and his Harry Caray suit and sent it to 30 Rock. The outfits were worn by Leslie Jones in Ferrell’s promo for this week’s episode. ALSO: SNL has uploaded a new Ferrell promo with Chris Stapleton, as well as a Ferrell’s 360-degree tour of Studio 8H.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
SNL posts Will Ferrell’s entire eight-minute audition video
Ferrell used his Harry Caray impression and famously played a cat to land a spot on the Saturday Night Live cast in 1995. SNL’s YouTube channel also has a video of the current cast on their favorite Ferrell sketches, plus a cut-for-time “Old Prospector” sketch.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 1:23PM EST
Leslie Jones showcases her Will Ferrell SNL impressions — in a promo with Will Ferrell
Jones expertly took on Ferrell’s impressions of Alex Trebek, George W. Bush and Haray Caray. She even tackled Ferrell's legendary “More Cowbell" impression. ALSO: Michael Che and Colin Jost talked to Seth Meyers about being co-head writers and which sketches they failed to get on air.