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‘Spree’ Review: A Desperate Rideshare Driver Kills His Customers for the ‘Gram [Sundance 2020]

‘Spree’ Review: A Desperate Rideshare Driver Kills His Customers for the ‘Gram [Sundance 2020]
To quote Broken Lizard’s 2001 stoner comedy Super Troopers, “desperation is a stinky cologne,” – and Kurt Kunkle (Joe Keery) is absolutely drenched in it. After runing the gamut on Stranger Things from a despicable jock to an affable cool kid, Keery takes a hard left turn in a new techno-horror thriller called Spree as Kurt, […]

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Corporate Christmas Celebration Becomes a Deadly Competition in Official Trailer for Into The Dark: A Nasty Piece Of Work

  • DailyDead
Remember how Clark Griswold kind of lost his mind when he didn't receive a holiday bonus in Christmas Vacation? That same corporate holiday chaos looks to be right at home in A Nasty Piece of Work, the new Christmas-themed installment of Blumhouse and Hulu's Into the Dark horror anthology series.

Directed by Charles Hood (Night Owls) from a screenplay by Paul Soter, A Nasty Piece of Work stars Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan (Schitt's Creek), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), Kyle Howard (Orange County), Molly Hagan (Sully), and Natalie Hall (Only the Brave).

Synopsis: "A mid-level employee at a large company finds out he's not getting the Christmas bonus or promotion he was expecting. But then his boss invites him over for dinner with a proposal for how he can climb the corporate ladder... by beating his professional rival in a violent competition."

Series Description: "In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark
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Tacoma Fd Season 2: What To Expect

Daniel Kurland Oct 11, 2019

We spoke with the cast of Tacoma Fd at Nycc about how they craft their comedy and what to expect in the show’s second season.

For over a decade the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has been creating inventive comedies that have resonated with audiences. Their talents have typically been reserved for feature films, but the group has found new ground with their television show, Tacoma Fd. The TruTV comedy series looks at a ragtag group of firefighters and conjures the same infectious, affable energy that fuels their movies. At first glance the show may just look like a minor pivot away from the antics of Super Troopers, but there’s a real heart to Tacoma Fd that helps ground the outlandish exploits of this fire department.

Last year Tacoma Fd grew to be one of TruTV’s most popular comedies and the cast and crew are
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Super Troopers 3 And More On The Horizon For Broken Lizard

Daniel Kurland Oct 11, 2019

We caught up with Broken Lizard’s Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme and discuss what’s ahead for their feature film slate.

Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe have forged a strong name for themselves in the comedy world. The collective started as a NYC-based sketch group, but slowly parlayed their talents to the big screen. Many people still regard Broken Lizard’s Super Troopers to be their strongest feature, but over the years they’ve put out a number of memorable, irreverent comedies like Beerfest and Club Dread. Lemme and Heffernan’s latest efforts have taken them over to television with TruTV’s Tacoma Fd. The hilarious firefighter series is well in production on their second season, but just because they’ve found success on TV doesn’t mean that they’ve turned their backs on cinema. Quite the contrary.

Heffernan
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Turner Sets New York Comic Con Slate: Aew Wrestling, ‘Snowpiercer’ Sneak, Sam Bee, More

  • Deadline
Turner’s TBS, TNT and truTV have set their lineups for next month’s New York Comic Con, with panels featuring the likes of All Elite Wrestling and Chris Jericho, an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming TNT sci-fi series Snowpiercer, and Samantha Bee previewing her next Full Frontal special “Election 2020.”

The lineup also includes truTV’s Impractical Jokers and its stars, who will be joined by Jameela Jamil to talk about TBS’ new game show The Misery Index, which she hosts. It bows on the network October 22. Another truTV series will hit the annual confab: the Broken Lizard-fronted Tacoma Fd, which was renewed for a second season in June.

New York Comic Con runs October 3-6.

Here is Turner’s Nycc lineup revealed Wednesday:

All Elite Wrestling on TNT with Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Brandi Rhodes and more

Friday, October 4, from 4:15-5:15 Pm, Javits Center Room 1A10

Join Chris Jericho,
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Developing Unprofessionals, a Comedy Series About Low-Level United Nations Workers

Seth Rogan, known for acting in Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and 50/50, has actually been producing tons of projects behind the scenes over the years, including the films listed, as well as many others. His most recent producing credits have been for some fan favorite series, such as Preacher and The Boys. And co-producing alongside him on all of these projects has been Evan Goldberg. The guys have a good thing going, as their projects are pretty successful. And now they have another iron in the fire.

One of the many projects in their future is a comedy series for CBS called UNprofessionals, which THR describes as follows:

The comedy will take a behind-the-scenes look at a group of the least important people working at one of the world’s most important places: the United Nations.

Jay Chandrasekhar is set to direct, with Andy Schwartz (Scrubs) and comedians Jason and Randy Sklar writing.
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Film News Roundup: Steve Coogan Selected for Charlie Chaplin Award From BAFTA La

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: Steve Coogan Selected for Charlie Chaplin Award From BAFTA La
In today’s film news roundup, Steve Coogan will receive the Charlie Chaplin award, Aaron Eckhart and Marisa Coughlan get cast and Swiss thriller “The Innocent” gets a Us release.

Award

Steve Coogan has been selected as the recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.

He joins previously announced honoree Jane Fonda, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Jackie Chan, who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. The awards will be presented on Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“Throughout his three-decade career, Coogan has mastered the art of making people laugh and continues to entertain audiences with his brilliant portrayal of comedic characters. His most popular creation – the politically incorrect media personality, Alan Partridge – garnered him worldwide recognition as one of the greatest TV characters,
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Tacoma Fd Season 2 Release Date, Trailer, Cast, and More News

Alec Bojalad Jan 15, 2020

TruTV has ordered Tacoma Fd Season 2, allowing for more rainy day firefighting adventures.

Some good news for a rainy Tacoma day!

Deadline reports that TruTV has ordered another season of firefighting comedy Tacoma Fd. Tacoma Fd Season 2 will feature 13 episodes. There is no early word on a release date, though Deadline notes it will go into production later this year and arrive in 2020.

Tacoma Fd was created by Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe and Super Troopers movie franchise. The show is set in rainy Tacoma, Washington where the climate means there are few fires and therefore few things for the local fire department to do other than annoy one another

The show's first season was a solid ratings performer for TruTV, becoming the number 1 rated new cable comedy among young adults. Premiering after TruTV's flagship Impractical Jokers certainly helped but
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‘Tacoma Fd': TruTV Renews Comedy From ‘Super Troopers’ Duo for Season 2

  • The Wrap
TruTV has renewed “Tacoma Fd” for a second season, with an increased 13-episode order.

The half-hour comedy stars “Super Troopers” duo Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. The series is set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, these firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and no shortage of bizarre emergency calls.

Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Cpt. Eddie Penisi (Lemme) lead the firehouse shenanigans and are joined by an eclectic crew played by Eugene Cordero, Marcus Henderson, Gabriel Hogan and Hassie Harrison. “Tacoma Fd” is executive produced by Heffernan and Lemme alongside David Miner and Greg Walter from 3 Arts Entertainment and Kyle Clark from Silverscreen Pictures.

Also Read: Chris Linn to Depart TruTV, Kevin Reilly Gains Oversight Under New 4-Year Deal

After hearing about the season two pick up, Lemme and Heffernan said, “While we
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‘Tacoma Fd’ Comedy Series Renewed For Season 2 By TruTV

  • Deadline
WarnerMedia’s truTV has given a 13-episode Season 2 order to breakout freshman scripted comedy Tacoma Fd, from co-creators and stars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of the Super Troopers movie franchise.

Tacoma Fd, which wrapped its Season 1 run a couple of weeks ago, has been a solid ratings performer with steady deliveries and big DVR bumps. After a respectable premiere behind Impractical Jokers, the series was able to accomplish the rare feat of growing in Week 2 (in the 18-34 demo) and increasing its 18-49 lead-in retention from 73% to 87%. Tacoma Fd launched as the No. 1 new cable comedy among young adults and has ranked among cable’s top 5 scripted comedies.

This is the second scripted series renewal at TruTV this week, joining I’m Sorry, picked up for Season 3, as the WarnerMedia network is solidifying its programming lineup following the recent executive restructuring that saw most of its senior programming team
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'Tacoma Fd' Renewed for Season 2 on TruTV

TruTV is firming up its scripted lineup with a renewal for Tacoma Fd, which has proven to be a solid performer on the WarnerMedia-owned cable channel.

The show, which had the top-rated new cable comedy premiere of 2018-19 among adults 18-34, will return for a 13-episode second season — up from 10 episodes for its inaugural run — in 2020. The series comes from creators Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe (Super Troopers); they also star.

The renewal for Tacoma Fd follows that of I'm Sorry, which received a third-season renewal on Tuesday.

“While we ...
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How Tacoma Fd Quietly Became One of the Year's Best Comedies

Andrew Husband Jun 14, 2019

In the increasingly crowded field of television comedy, Tacoma Fd offers some comfort food.

Higher quantity never guarantees better quality, but thanks to “Peak TV,” there are more good options on television to choose from than ever before. This is especially true of the comedy genre, which has witnessed an explosion of unique programming. From returning favorites like Fleabag and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to acclaimed newcomers like The Other Two and Russian Doll, viewers could watch one episode every night for a year and still not finish it all.

Unfortunately, this results in the premature demise of many, many shows, as people just aren’t able to keep up, resulting in poor ratings. Hopefully, this isn’t going to be the case for truTV’s Tacoma Fd, which has managed to find and maintain a small, devoted niche audience. But even at a smaller network like truTV, a
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Ranking The Top Five Broken Lizard Movies of All-Time

The five-man comedy group known as Broken Lizard was actually known informally at one point as Charred Goosebeak, which doesn’t seem to carry the same weight or feel of the name that they finally went with. But the five men responsible for this group all went to college together and after the last of them graduated, one failed and got out early, they formed up and created their own brand. Initially they went on to create their own sketches and sought to become known as one might expect, but once they came out with Super Troopers the rest is kind

Ranking The Top Five Broken Lizard Movies of All-Time
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The Fourth Wall Podcast: Tacoma Fd Isn’t Super Troopers For Firefighters

Andrew Husband May 24, 2019

Tacoma Fd showrunners Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme wanted to create a new comedy that was as serious as it was silly.

Along with Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are best known for their work with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. The group is responsible for a string of comedy films in the 2000s, like the first Super Troopers and Beerfest, that shaped American comedic sensibilities at the movies for a decade.

With their original truTV series Tacoma Fd, however, Heffernan and Lemme wanted to do something a little different. The show premiered in late March and gradually, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter, gained a niche following that has resulted in some pretty good ratings for the network. Ahead of the season finale next Thursday, the longtime friends and collaborators spoke to Den of Geek about the inspiration for the series,
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TV News Roundup: Showtime Debuts Trailer for Roger Ailes Miniseries ‘The Loudest Voice’ (Watch)

  • Variety
In today’s roundup, Showtime debuts the trailer for the miniseries about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, and Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie will co-host a special hour of NBC News’ “Today.”

First Looks

Showtime has released the official trailer for the seven-part limited series “The Loudest Voice,” about Fox News founder Roger Ailes. The series will explore how Ailes became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while touching on the sexual harassment accusations that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Russell Crowe stars as Ailes and Naomi Watts plays Gretchen Carlson, with Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane and Simon McBurney rounding out the cast. The series premieres Sunday, June 30 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.

AMC released the official key art and a sneak peek clip from the upcoming supernatural horror series “NOS4A2,” which focuses on a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things.
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Video Exclusive: ‘Super Troopers’ Stars Stars Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme On Why They Did ‘The Full Monty’

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are two comedians from the Broken Lizard comedy group best known for creating and starring in the 2001 cult classic film Super Troopers, in which they played Vermont state police troopers. Now, they star in a truTV series called Tacoma F.D., which uses much of the same humor except in the context of a fire department. […]

The post Video Exclusive: ‘Super Troopers’ Stars Stars Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme On Why They Did ‘The Full Monty’ appeared first on uInterview.
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‘Tacoma Fd': Lucy Joins the Firehouse and Promises Not to ‘Bust Up the Sausage Party’ (Exclusive Video)

  • The Wrap
‘Tacoma Fd': Lucy Joins the Firehouse and Promises Not to ‘Bust Up the Sausage Party’ (Exclusive Video)
There’s a new guy in the “Tacoma Fd” firehouse — err, girl. But this lady is ready to become one of the guys.

In a clip from next Thursday’s episode of the new truTV comedy — which is exclusive to TheWrap — Chief Terry McConky’s (Kevin Heffernan) daughter, Lucy (Hassie Harrison), drops into the station to let the gang know she’s joining their “pranky little fart club” and becoming a firefighter herself.

Yes, she knows they might be worried she is gonna “bust up the sausage party” — but Lucy promises she’s not about that. In fact, this girl is more than happy to go toe-to-toe with the boys — including her father and uncle, Captain Eddie Penisi (Steve Lemme).

Watch our exclusive sneak peek video above.

Also Read: Fred Armisen Is a Very Aggressive Landlord in 'At Home With Amy Sedaris' (Exclusive Video)

Tacoma Fd” started off on fire among millennials.
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Video Exclusive: ‘Super Troopers’ Stars Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme On New TV Series ‘Tacoma F.D.’

Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are best known for their iconic roles in the 2001 cult comedy film Super Troopers, and now they have created and star in a new comedy television series called Tacoma F.D. The pair of actors and members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe discussed their new show exclusively with uInterview. “The new series is Tacoma F.D., [and] […]
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‘Impractical Jokers’ & ‘Tacoma Fd’ Get March Premiere Dates On TruTV

  • Deadline
TruTV has set March premiere dates for Season 8 of its longest-running comedy series Impractical Jokers and new scripted series Tacoma Fd. The eighth season of the unscripted Impractical Jokers will debut Thursday, March 28 at 10 Pm, followed by the series premiere of Tacoma Fd at 10:30 Pm. You can watch the just-released Season 1 trailer for Tacoma Fd above.

Impractical Jokers features comedians and lifelong friends Sal, Joe, Q and Murr, collectively known as popular comedy troupe The Tenderloins. The four compete to embarrass each other out amongst the general public, challenging each other to say or do something they have to do. If they refuse they lose, with the biggest loser enduring a punishment of epic proportions at the end of each episode.

The consistently top-rated series ranked as the No. 2 original cable comedy in prime in 2018 for adults 18-49, and No. 3 for adults 18-34 throughout the second half of the year.
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