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  • Emmy Supporting Nominees Break Free From Their Best-Known Roles

    No profession is more about reinvention than acting, but this year's comedy supporting acting nominees are proof that Emmy voters enjoy seeing performers break out of boxes -- even if those actors weren't so sure they were in a box in the first place....
  • Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, 'SNL' and Working Together

    "It is an honor just to be nominated," insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls," and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees recently. While they were clearly delighted with each other's noms,...
  • MOCAtv's Art + Comedy venture aims to leave 'em laughing, artfully

     MOCAtv's Art + Comedy venture aims to leave 'em laughing, artfully
    Jack Black is sitting on a ratty basement couch in his underwear. His fleshy belly spills over the elastic band, and he's emanating a profoundly foul odor. Performance artist Jibz Cameron, a.k.a. Dynasty Handbag, sits beside Black, relishing in the...
  • Amy Poehler talks Golden Globes, 'SNL' hires and new Comedy Central show

    Amy Poehler talks Golden Globes, 'SNL' hires and new Comedy Central show
    In just two days, Amy Poehler will co-host the 71st annual Golden Globes. She's got an NBC show -- and a web show. A film set for Sundance. And she's executive producer of the upcoming Comedy Central bestie comedy "Broad City," which she was helping to...
  • 12 Cable Shows That TCA Convinced Us to Watch

    The Television Critics Assn. press tour can be a long slog. But for TV geeks it has something of a noble purpose -- to promote the best and brightest coming from the major networks. These days the nets rely as much as the buzz that shows create among...
  • Fox Sets May 5 Premiere for '24: Live Another Day'

    The clock starts again May 5 for Jack Bauer as Fox unveils its reboot of "24" with a two-hour premiere episode. "24: Live Another Day" will settle into its 9 p.m. Monday time period the following week for the rest of its 12-episode run. Fox is mounting a...
  • 'Broad City' brings female misadventures to male-oriented Comedy Central

    'Broad City' brings female misadventures to male-oriented Comedy Central
    NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
  • TV review: 'Broad City' is rowdy fun

    TV review: 'Broad City' is rowdy fun
    When I was in my 20s and needed to score fast cash for beer and to get a present for someone, I'd apply for store credit cards to get the signing gift (which I then regifted), charge something on the card and return the item for a cash refund. My...
  • TV Review: Comedy Central's 'Broad City'

    Like a lot of Web-to-TV transplants, "Broad City" feels a trifle narrow, and occasionally labors to find enough material to fill even a half-hour. At its core, though, this Comedy Central series has an endearing pair in cash-strapped twentysomething pals,...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black,' 'House of Cards' Earn WGA Awards Noms in TV

    "Orange Is the New Black" received four nominations and "House of Cards" three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1. The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. "Orange Is the New...
  • 'SNL' better for One Direction than Paul Rudd

    'SNL' better for One Direction than Paul Rudd
      Maybe they should have had surprise guest stars in every sketch on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The NBC show got a lift when Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen popped into the opening skit: a goofy send-up of the live telecast of "The Sound of...