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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HBO Cancels Comedies 'Family Tree' and 'Hello Ladies'

    HBO has given the ax to first-year comedies "Family Tree" and "Hello Ladies." "Getting On," another comedy that bowed in late November, is expected to return for a sophomore season. "Family Tree," starring Chris O'Dowd, hailed from writer-director...
  • 'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed

    'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed
    Comedy Central announced Wednesday it was renewing three of its comedy series, "Brickleberry," "Key & Peele" and "Drunk History," for new seasons to air in 2014. Of the three shows, "Key & Peele" has had the longest run, with the network ordering a...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential

     Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential
    Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...