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Matt Walsh & Isla Fisher Are ‘Unplugging’; New Comedy Being Sold By Radiant Films At Cannes

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Matt Walsh & Isla Fisher Are ‘Unplugging’; New Comedy Being Sold By Radiant Films At Cannes
Two-time Emmy-nominated Veep actor Matt Walsh and Isla Fisher are set to star in Unplugging, a new comedy Walsh co-wrote with Brad Morris (Cougar Town). The pic will mark the directorial debut of editor Debra Neil-Fisher.

Both Walsh and Morris will produce alongside Deborah Liebling, Stephanie Laing, and Kevin Matusow and Carissa Buffel for The Traveling Picture Show Company.

Radiant Films International will handle foreign sales and introduce to buyers at Cannes. Gersh and UTA Independent will co-represent domestic sales.

Think a rustic getaway with no cell service, Internet or social media is a romantic way to repair your marriage and sex life? Think again. Meet Dan and Jeanine Dewerson. The only spark in their bedroom is from the wall socket. Their daughter’s best friend is her iPad.
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Starz Acquires Original Comedy Series From Shuttered Seeso Service

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Starz has acquired a clutch of programs that previously aired on NBCUniversal’s Seeso comedy streaming service, including “Take My Wife,” “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac” and “Sklar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts.”

NBCUniversal shuttered Seeso last fall, leaving a number of shows in limbo with finished episodes that had not made it to air.

The deal also includes “The Ucb Show,” “New York’s Funniest,” “Brian Posehn: Criminally Posehn” and “Lachlan Patterson Live from Venice Beach,” which will be available beginning May 1 on the Starz App and Starz On Demand. “The Pistol Shrimps” documentary will be available June 1 and “Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays” will release Oct. 1 for streaming and download.

“We are excited to address the uncertain fate of several Seeso series, including the beloved ‘Take My Wife’ series, by providing a new home for these programs and their fans at Starz,” said C. Brett Marottoli, head of program acquisitions for Starz,
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Starz Acquires Seeso Fare Including 'Take My Wife' in NBCU Pact

Starz is going to become the new home for a number of series and specials on NBCUniversal's former comedy platform Seeso.

The premium cable network has inked a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution that includes seasons one and two of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher's critically praised series <em>Take My Wife</em>. Also included in the pact are <em>Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Skylar Brothers: Hipster Ghosts, The Ucb Show, New York's Funniest, Brian Posehn: Criminally Posehn </em>and <em>Lachlan Patterson Live From Venice Beach</em>. These offerings will be available on the Starz App and Starz On ...
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Seeso Renews ‘The Ucb Show’, Acquires Documentary ‘Thank You Del’

Seeso has renewed its popular original series The Ucb Show from Upright Citizens Brigade founders Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser. Season 2 begins shooting today at the 18th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon in NYC. The Ucb Show is a weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the Ucb Theatres in L.A. and NYC. Besser, Poehler, Roberts, and Walsh executive produce with Bart Coleman and Lou Wallach. In…
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NBC Will Debut Its Streaming Video Service SeeSo On January 7

NBCUniversal is ready to bring some more comedy to your digital screens. The broadcast network has set January 7, 2016 as the official release date of its ad-free, comedy streaming subscription service SeeSo.

SeeSo will be available at seeso.com and on iOS and Android devices, with NBC planning to add more platforms in the coming months. Several original series and specials will be available at the time of SeeSo’s launch, including the animated comedy The Cyanide & Happiness Show (brought to you by the Streamy Award-winning team behind the Cyanide & Happiness YouTube channel and its more than five million subscribers) , the Matt Besser special Besser Breaks the Record, and the Amy Poehler-hosted variety sketch show The Ucb Show. NBC will release new episodes for each of SeeSo’s five original series every week after the service’s official launch.

NBC originally announced its plans to launch a comedy video subscription
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NBC’s Streaming Comedy Service Seeso Gets Launch Date

Seeso is slated to have you laughing into the New Year. The new ad-free streaming comedy service will launch Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises announced this morning. “We think the world needs more laughter, so we put together what we think is the best collection of comedy in one place,” NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises executive vice president Evan Shapiro said in a statement. “Come, seeso for yourself.” In addition to fan favorites (“30 Rock”), cult classics (“Nathan Barley”), curated films ("Monty Python"), and late-night talkies (“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”), the streaming service is rolling out 2,000 hours of original content. For $3.99 per month, subscribers will get daily Seeso-exclusive content with five original series like “The Cyanide & Happiness Show” and “The Ucb Show” (from hosts, creators, and Upright Citizens Brigade founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh), two standup specials, and—in a push for live content via streaming
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NBC’s Streaming Comedy Channel Seeso Sets Launch Date

We now have an official launch date of January 7 for NBC’s new ad-free subscription streaming channel Seeso. The channel from NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, will be available on http://www.seeso.com, iOS and Android platforms beginning on that date for $3.99 per month, with additional platforms added later. Original series available at launch include The Ucb Show, from hosts, creators and Upright Citizens Brigade founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt…
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Review: 'The Ucb Show' Showcases Promising Comedy, But It Works the Wrong Crowd

Review: 'The Ucb Show' Showcases Promising Comedy, But It Works the Wrong Crowd
In the third episode of "The Ucb Show," one of Seeso's (the new comedy streaming service presently in Beta) flagship series, comedian Scott Aukerman does a bit where he uses his stage time as rehearsal for a different, more prestigious show. Aukerman shrugs at the audience, asking, "You guys don't give a shit, right? What did you pay to get in here?" The implied answer is not much, so why not pony up ten minutes for a lark? Read More: Watch: Amy Poehler and the Ucb Team Lead an Underground Society of Comedians in Exclusive Seeso Video Aukerman's is a common, and common sense, approach to live comedy. After all, the audience has gotten out of bed, left home, and, depending on the venue, paid the $12 drink minimum. They want to laugh. It's comedy as a team effort. Yet these qualities that Aukerman takes for granted in a Ucb show's
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‘The Ucb Show’ Trailer: The Upright Citizens Brigade Gang Has a New Comedy Home

‘The Ucb Show’ Trailer: The Upright Citizens Brigade Gang Has a New Comedy Home
If you’re a comedy fan, then you’ve probably heard of the Upright Citizens Brigade. The improv troupe formed by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Adam McKay, Rick Roman, Horatio Sanz and Drew Franklin emerged out of Chicago in the early ’90s and went on to get its own TV show on Comedy Central […]

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NBC To Launch A Free Month-Long Beta Of Streaming Comedy Service SeeSo

NBC has a way for potential subscribers to test out its recently-announced comedy streaming service SeeSo. The broadcast television network will launch a month-long, free beta so users can experience the subscription-based comedic entertainment platform before they consider signing up for $3.99 per month.

The SeeSo beta program will allow participants to get a sneak peek of the ad-free service’s stand-up comedy sessions, classic television shows, curated films, and several of its new, original series. For example, SeeSo beta users will be able to watch the platform’s upcoming The Cyanide & Happiness Show, based on the popular Streamy Award-winning web comic of the same name, or the previously-announced The Ucb Show with Amy Poehler. NBC noted back in October 2015 that SeeSo’s beta, which officially begins on December 3, will be a private program open to select participants.

“It’s like the soft-opening of a restaurant,” said Evan Shapiro, Evp of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises,
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New Us streaming service buys Oz comedy

Sticky Pictures. Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane is among the first acquisitions by a new Us online comedy channel.

The six-part musical comedy will screen on NBCUniversal.s SeeSo, an ad-free subscription service which will launch in January 1 on streaming platforms and connected devices for $US3.99 per month.

Commissioned by the ABC, the first live-action prime time series from Sticky Pictures centres on two mismatched housemates: Sammy J, a hopeless, down-and-out lawyer who, six years into his legal career, is yet to win a case, and Randy, a cheating, gambling, drinking divorcee who happens to be a purple puppet. Written by and starring Sammy J and Randy and produced by Donna Andrews, the series airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9.30pm. The cast includes. Nathan Lovejoy (This is Littleton, At Home with Julia), Georgia Chara (Wentworth, Home and Away), Samantha Healy (Mrs Biggs, McLeod.s Daughters) and an alpaca named Kerry.
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