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TV News Roundup: Netflix Announces ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Premiere Date

  • Variety
In today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date and releases a teaser for “Daredevil’s” third season.

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Netflix announced the third season of “Daredevil” will launch Oct. 19. The series, based on the comic characters created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Wilson Bethel and Jay Ali. Erik Oleson serves as showrunner. The streamer also released a teaser for the new season, which you can watch below.

Own announced season premiere dates for several unscripted series. “Ready to Love,” hosted by Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” will have a two-night premiere beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. and continuing Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m., while “Chad Loves Michelle,” which chronicles the road from engagement to marriage for former Destiny Child’s member Michelle Williams and Pastor Chad Johnson, premieres Saturday,
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Everything NYC Comedians Need to Know for August 2018

August may be the last month for summer, but it doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of comedy around New York City. With so much to see and audition for, it’s sometimes hard to know what’s can’t-miss. To help you out, here’s Backstage’s list of the best comedy performances and casting calls in NYC this month. Performances Best known for hosting E!’s “The Soup” and his role on NBC’s “Community,” Joel McHale currently hosts “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale” on Netflix. Taking his comedy on the road, McHale promises jokes about politics, Hollywood, and pop culture. He can be seen at Caroline’s on Broadway from Aug. 24–Aug. 25 (Tickets: $57.25) Sometimes a headliner is a must-see, but the ticket price makes them a might-miss. Ucb Theatre is here to remedy that issue with Big Long Sets, a night of headliner comedy without the headliner prices.
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New York Television Festival Unveils 2018 Lineup

  • Deadline
Schedule highlights are out for the 14th annual New York Television Festival, which this year moves to the summer for the first time. The event runs July 14-20 at the Helen Mills Theater and Event Space and Sva Theatre in Manhattan.

In addition to the previously announced 59 Official Selections in the flagship Independent Pilot Competition held Saturday-Thursday, the Nytvf again will host several series of events including an opening weekend featuring the new “Creator Bootcamp,” presented in partnership with CBS Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion, on Saturday, and the returning “Nytvf Writers Room” on Sunday. The Writers Room will be keynoted by Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly – former co-head writers for Saturday Night Live and writers and executive producers for the new Comedy Central series The Other Two. Panel discussions throughout the weekend will include writers from The Break with Michelle Wolf, High Maintenance, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,
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Aziz Ansari Performs First Public Stand Up Set After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Aziz Ansari Performs First Public Stand Up Set After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Aziz Ansari made his first stage appearance since being accused of sexual misconduct in January. According Brooklyn Vegan, the comedian performed multiple sets at The Comedy Cellar, a New York club favored by Louis C.K., who was accused of sexual misconduct in November of 2017. While Ansari’s appearance was not advertised, he reportedly performed multiple surprise drop-in sets from Wednesday to Sunday of last week. Topics covered included Starbucks, racism, millennials, as well as some crowd work. The comedian and “Master of None” creator has been keeping a low profile since the allegations initially broke.

On January 13, the website Babe.net published a firsthand account from an anonymous 23-year-old woman who said Ansari behaved inappropriately while on a September 2017 date with her. “I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz,” she said. “I was not listened to and ignored. It was by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had,
See full article at Indiewire »

Comedy Central Announces Lineup for All-New Slate of Stand-Up Specials

Comedy Central Announces Lineup for All-New Slate of Stand-Up Specials
Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents… is returning to New Orleans to tape an all-new slate of half-hour specials featuring nine of the most exciting and dynamic comedians performing today. The new season will tape on December 8 and 9 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and include performances by Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O’Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana. For over 22 seasons, the Comedy Central half-hour specials have been both an important career milestone for stand-up comedians and the fundamental series in which Comedy Central identifies and amplifies its future
See full article at TVovermind.com »

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