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  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Last Man Standing Vanessa (Nancy...
  • 'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way

    'Birthday Boys' are a sketchy bunch, in a good way
    Into every generation a sketch comedy (sometimes two or three or more) is born. Indeed, we can write the cultural history of our times in their names, from Sid Caesar's "Show of Shows" to the variety shows of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson, to "Saturday...
  • 'Nebraska': Alexander Payne on returning to the Midwest

    'Nebraska': Alexander Payne on returning to the Midwest
    Having made a number of films set in the Midwest before venturing further afield — California, Hawaii, Paris — director Alexander Payne returns to his roots with "Nebraska," a new drama set in (and named after) his home state. At the...
  • 'Breaking Bad' gets ice skating tribute: 'Breaking Ice'

    'Breaking Bad' gets ice skating tribute: 'Breaking Ice'
    Not quite ready to say goodbye to "Breaking Bad?" Neither is the show's assistant editor, Sharidan Williams-Sotelo. And to express her love of the dearly departed series, she has shot a short video featuring an ice skating tribute to the AMC series titled...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
  • Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past

    "Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Review: Comedy strikes out in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

    Review: Comedy strikes out in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    Like Adam Sandler, writer/director/comedian Jeff Garlin makes movies merely to hang out with his funny friends and a camera—and, like Sandler, he barely bothers to create a character for himself. In "Dealin' With Idiots," co-written with Peter...
  • Chris Hardwick to host talk show about 'Breaking Bad'

    Chris Hardwick to host talk show about 'Breaking Bad'
    AMC announced Sunday that comedian and nerd-extraordinaire Chris Hardwick will host "Talking Bad," a loosely formatted fan forum and talk show that will follow each of the final eight episodes of the network's hit series "Breaking Bad." "Talking Bad"...
  • Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'

     Jeff Garlin takes another directorial swing in 'Dealin' With Idiots'
    NEW YORK — When Jeff Garlin's sons were still playing Little League baseball, the comedian would attend games and find himself horrified. "You could say 'hilarious' or 'absurd' to describe what I witnessed, but the word I'd use is 'painful,'"...
  • For 'Breaking Bad' team, it's been a brutal, heady ride to the end

     For 'Breaking Bad' team, it's been a brutal, heady ride to the end
    ALBUQUERQUE — Five months after scoring his second Emmy for playing tortured junkie Jesse Pinkman on AMC's "Breaking Bad," Aaron Paul paraded around a massive soundstage at Albuquerque Studios, carrying another kind of prize on his back. With a...