The biggest night in television was this weekended and with any major award show comes great reason for celebration. Kicking off Emmy’s weekend was Entertainment Weekly who hosted a fabulous pre-Emmy’s bash Friday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
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NBC hit shows “The Good Place” and “Superstore” return this September for more laughs.
Imagine a picture-perfect town where people who have been good their whole lives go after their death. Created by Michael Shur (Brooklyn 99, Parks and Recreation, The Office), Manny Jacinto and D’Arcy Carden star in NBC’s “The Good Place” alongside actress Kristen Bell.
During my time at this years NBCUniversal Short Film Fest, I caught up with NBC VP Karen Horne and a host of other Hollywood attendees to discuss the current landscape of diversity in Hollywood and why festivals that showcase new diverse talent are more important than ever.
Joe Mande is a stand-up comedian, and writer for such shows as ‘Parks & Recreation’ and ‘The Good Place.’ In this interview, Mande talks about his new Netflix special, his comedy mixtape, the Cannibal Cop, and being called an “internet troll.”
With the warm weather issuing in summer binge watching and season reruns, the NBCUniversal Upfront red carpet showed us what we have to expect for the fall. With appearances from Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo for World of Dance to Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for The Handmade Project, NBC made sure everyone knew of its new and continuing projects for next season.
We had the chance to speak with several showrunners on their shows and what viewers can expect to see. We spoke with Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt for their new, Seth Meyers/Mike O’Brien written show, A.P. Bio, a show that follows Howerton as a former college philosophy professor teaching A.P. Biology to high school students. Check out the informative banter the two offered us.
What can viewers expect for the new show?
GH: Two comedy legends going head to head on NBC.
PO: There could only be one. Wait a minute, that sounds weird.
PO: Yea, only one of us is going to survive the pilot.
GH: It’s like Highlander, only it’s funnier than Highlander, I hope.
PO: We kill each other with jokes. Then we cut the other’s head off and we absorb his comedy skills.
GH: That’s right.
PO: The quickening happens. And then the Queen song plays.
GH: And that’s basically what the show’s about.
PO: You can expect a lot of very funny awkwardness on this guy’s part. Yes, but this is on a different level then It’s Always Sunny, you’ll see.
Kristen Bell stopped for us as well on the carpet, telling us there’s plenty on Ted Danson’s side of their show, The Good Place, that we can expect for season two. She said the show will have, “More weird stuff. Season two takes on an entirely different meaning because of the reveal at the end of season one, and it’s a lot more from Ted Danson’s character’s perspective this season, so it’s a little bit nastier. And it’s a lot of fun.”
Among The Handmade Project, A.P. Bio, and World of Dance, other new shows coming to NBC next season include Tina Fey’s highly talked about project, Good News, as well as The Brave, and a revival of Will & Grace.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just another formulaic sitcom.
The Knockturnal shared breakfast with William Jackson Harper from NBC’s new comedy series “The Good Place”. He plays Chidi, a professor of morality and ethics and Eleanor’s (Kristen Bell) “soul mate.” Directed by Drew Goddard, other actors include Ted Danson and Tiya Sircar.
‘The Good Place’ is an upcoming fantasy-comedy set in the afterlife. And if that sounds crazy, wait until you here Ted Danson describe his character.