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#27 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:09 am

Ballers and The Brink, both premiering right after the season premiere of True Detective.



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#30 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun May 03, 2015 1:22 am

An amusing moment during the undercard of the fight tonight was HBO's Jim Lampley talking about the various celebs attending, and having to point out Claire Danes, Don Cheadle, Ruth Wilson (accompanying Sting for some reason) and Liev Schreiber all are featured on Showtime's programs.


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#32 Post by swo17 » Tue May 05, 2015 4:36 pm

Has anyone watched that other Yahoo! Screen comedy, Other Space? I'd say it's about as good as the new season of Community, i.e. surprisingly so. Sci-fi fans don't seem to like it much though.

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#33 Post by hearthesilence » Fri May 08, 2015 4:25 pm

ABC has picked up a TV series based on John Hughes' Uncle Buck, the second time a TV show has been based on the film, except this time, it's an African-American family. Which is kind of awkward.

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#35 Post by domino harvey » Sat May 09, 2015 11:31 am

Undatable has been renewed for a third season, all of which will be filmed live. It will be the first recurring live primetime TV show since the second season of Roc in the 90s and only the second since the 50s.


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#37 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sun May 10, 2015 4:40 pm

I wonder/hope if that news is (as well as CBS and Fox cancelling Kevin Williamson's shows) indicative that the edgy procedural is starting to lose momentum.

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#38 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:10 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Bill Simmons leaving ESPN
Not only that, but he seems to have been banned from producing any content for them until his contract is up, which is absurd. His Monday podcast didn't go up, the next Grantland Basketball Hour episode has been removed from the schedule, and no written content or even tweets have gone up since this was announced. He's essentially been half-fired until the fall.

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#39 Post by dx23 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:03 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
flyonthewall2983 wrote:Bill Simmons leaving ESPN
Not only that, but he seems to have been banned from producing any content for them until his contract is up, which is absurd. His Monday podcast didn't go up, the next Grantland Basketball Hour episode has been removed from the schedule, and no written content or even tweets have gone up since this was announced. He's essentially been half-fired until the fall.
This is fucking petty and ridiculous from ESPN. The network has certainly gone downhill by kowtowing to Roger Goodell and his NFL flunkies, bringing back and giving extended exposure to the asinine commentary of Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless and sacrificing journalistic integrity for the sake of not upsetting the NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, or Lebron James. Simmons was suspended for saying the truth about Goodell and earlier in 2014, baseball writer Keith Law was suspended for daring to confront Curt Schilling on Twitter over his ignorant comments on evolution.

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#40 Post by dx23 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 pm

Trailer for CBS's The Devil Wears... I mean, Supergirl.

This horrible and to make it worse, the execs at CBS have decided to run the show against Gotham on Monday nights.



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#43 Post by hearthesilence » Mon May 18, 2015 5:37 pm

I guess the median intelligence of the membership pool has dropped so low, MacFarlane now appears to be a genius in relation to them.

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#44 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Ballers and The Brink
Any opinions on these so far? I really like Ballers, reminds me a lot of the tone North Dallas Forty. Similar sort of plot, with the same approach to the comedy-drama divide. It's got some growing to do, but it's clear to me Dwayne Johnson is the glue holding it together.

The Brink is not as cutting as Veep. Reminds me more of Alpha House, but with a bit more ambition, with the transatlantic plots going on. It's nice seeing Tim Robbins being funny in something again, and Jack Black is actually quite good himself.

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#45 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:05 am

While THE BRINK is clearly modeled on DR. STRANGELOVE (and cast members have said as much), I was still astounded how many times the pilot episode ripped off Kubrick's film to no good effect (the most egregious moment was the crazed Pakistani general proclaiming that he believed the U.S. drone strikes were affecting his "precious bodily fluids" - not those exact words, but that was the intent). The second episode moved past the direct STRANGELOVE parallels and was better for it.

BALLERS feels kind of lightweight, but I like that the characters are more sympathetic than the ENTOURAGE crew (something I was concerned about since I figured this new show would follow the earlier one's style).

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#46 Post by Highway 61 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:08 pm

I'm not sure if this is the ideal thread to mention this, but I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the Budapest episode of Anthony Bourdain's show that aired on June 7th includes a fantastic (and lengthy) appearance from Vilmos Zsigmond. Any fan of his work will definitely want to check it out!

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#47 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:11 pm

Hulu joining forces with Showtime is a good idea, the way I see it. Both of them on their own are not really worth the kind of price HBO Now has going (and even they're considering changing that model), but combined I think it's worth the price. Especially if everything Showtime has is commercial-free, a common complaint (even with me) about Hulu's service.

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#48 Post by sir_luke » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:34 am

Has anyone else heard/seen anything about IFC's upcoming Documentary Now series? It stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and the trailer has a bevy of (surprisingly accurate!) visual references to oodles of classic documentaries, including Nanook of the North, The Thin Blue Line, and Grey Gardens.

Of course, with a teaser like this, there's no telling whether this will be great or a complete bust, but it appears to be done with enough reverence and attention to detail that I'm more than willing to give it a shot. Premieres August 10th.

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#49 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:02 am

So IFC is parodying more independent films than they actually play?

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#50 Post by sir_luke » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:04 am

Hey, Pulp Fiction was an "independent" film and they play that 20x a day!

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