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Stephen Merchant

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  • Spike TV Orders Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' As Series

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spike TV is about to get a little more musical. The network is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Prods. banner, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a "Lip Sync Battle" series. Fallon...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The To Do List'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Hell on Wheels Recently renewed for a...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Elementary' on CBS

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Grey's Anatomy Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Black-ish' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Black-ish' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 16 - 22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Hell's Kitchen The contenders prepare...
  • Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to do marathon Broadway show

    Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to do marathon Broadway show
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is among the actors who have signed up for a marathon stage play that takes place in 24 hours and raises money for Urban Arts Partnership, which supports arts education in New York City's public schools. Seyfried is...
  • Allentown native Amanda Seyfried to take part in marathon "24 Hour Plays on Broadway"

    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried to take part in marathon "24 Hour Plays on Broadway"
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is among the actors who have signed up for a marathon stage play that takes place in 24 hours and raises money for Urban Arts Partnership, which supports arts education in New York City’s public schools. Seyfried...
  • Ricky Gervais on 'Derek,' Netflix and Whether He'd Host the Emmys

    Ricky Gervais has made a career out of the uncomfortable. Both through his sitcoms "The Office" and "Extras" (co-created with and Stephen Merchant) and in his standup routines and public persona, he's created situations and subjects that poke fun at the...
  • Ricky Gervais to star in 'Office' spinoff movie 'Life on the Road'

    Ricky Gervais to star in 'Office' spinoff movie 'Life on the Road'
    Ricky Gervais is taking his "Office" act on the road. The star and co-creator of the hit British sitcom is developing "Life on the Road," a movie based on his character David Brent, BBC Films announced Tuesday. The movie, which is set to start...
  • Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks

    Review: 'Poking a Dead Frog' by Mike Sacks
    A more ponderous proposition there is not than a scholarly analysis of what comedy is and why we laugh at something. Take Arthur Schopenhauer — please. Humor, Schopenhauer writes, can be "traced to a syllogism in the first figure with an...
  • How Hit Guest Stars Ended Up on TV's Top Shows

    Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines. Dawn...
  • Review: Hulu's 'Deadbeat,' Netflix's 'Short Poppies'

    Similar in tone to the late lamented "Pushing Daisies," "Deadbeat" promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he's seemingly played in a half-dozen shows -- including the cult favorite "Reaper" -- to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original...